Out and About

New year for us all

A s we bid farewell to 2011 and welcomed the new year in (amid fireworks, toastings and celebrations), let’s see what is going on this first week of 2012! Petitions still circulating Had a conversation with Sue Samsel this week. She reports that the petition for the Community Center/Library (accepting the previously approved plans and the partial closing of Main […]

Retirees honored at Commissioners Court

Atascosa County Pct. 4 workers Martin Llamas and Anselmo Guerra were honored at the Dec. 27 meeting of the Atascosa County Commissioners Court. The two men are retiring, so Atascosa County Commissioner Bill Carroll (Pct. 4) presented each of them with a plaque of appreciation for their service. Other Atascosa County Commissioners are Lon Gillespie (Pct. 1), Bill Torans (Pct. […]

Pleasanton Ave. home fire injures firefighters

A mobile home fire on Dec. 3, resulted in two Pleasanton Fire Department volunteers being treated for injuries, one being blunt force trauma to his side. According to Pleasanton Volunteer Fire Department Public Relations spokesperson, Josh Rodriguez and Gene Bosquez were inside the home fighting the fire, when the air conditioner unit exploded. Officials initially believed that it was the […]


Burglary in Blackhill

The Atascosa County Sheriff’s Department along with Crime Stoppers is hoping that a FIVE THOUSAND-DOLLAR cash reward being offered for one week only will help solve a burglary that occurred in the 5500 block of Verdi Road in the Blackhill Community area. On December 9, 2011 sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a residence in the 5500 block of Verdi Road […]

Meet the new superintendent

The community is invited to meet Pleasanton I.S.D.’s new superintendent, Dr. Cynthia Clinesmith on Tuesday, January 10 from 6-6:30 p.m. at the PHS library.


New property tax exemption for veterans’ surviving spouses

(AUSTIN) — Texas continues to do its part to keep helping military veterans and their families. A full homestead property tax exemption that began in 2009 to help totally disabled military veterans will extend to their surviving spouses after Jan. 1. “This new provision will help families who have been a part of the tremendous sacrifice that veterans have given […]


BCTP gears up to address election-year activities

The Brush Country Tea Party want to remind its members and the general public what the BCTP is and what it stands for politically. The core beliefs are simple and readily understandable: The U.S. Government should 1. Follow the U.S. Constitution, 2. Practice sound fiscal responsibility by living within its means, 3. Secure the borders and provide for the defense […]