Council to decide petition’s fate Jan. 19

At a brief, special meeting on Jan. 10, Pleasanton City Councilmembers voted unanimously to put an item for discussion and action on the next agenda, Jan. 19, for consideration of the initiative petition and proposed ordinance to city council for consideration and action, consistent with the City of Pleasanton Home Rule Charter, or to call for a special election. Although […]

Petition presented to council last week

On Jan. 5, Judy Havins presented the Pleasanton City Council with the voter initiative petition and formally filed it with City Secretary Cindy Urrabazo. A total of 728 signatures were collected and this high number, “reflects obvious interest of the citizens of Pleasanton, in you revisiting your decision on the design of the community center and library and whether to […]

Out and About

Meet vs. meat

Meet the City Manager There will be a meet and greet prior to the January 19 Pleasanton City Council meeting. Newly hired City Manager Bruce Pearson will be available to press hands at 6:00 p.m. Kanga who? Speaking of meet… get ready for some other meat.. the wild kind. Word has it that there’s a new mascot in town. Actually, […]


2nd worst drought year on record

18 years of drought over past 77 years

There are fun weather facts and there are frightening weather facts. With the second worst drought on record for Texas this year, South Texas’ lack of rainfall was just plain scary . In 2011, the rainfall dropped to 12.08 inches less than half of the Texas average of 27-28 inches. Cities and towns across the state have been finding every […]


ATVs stolen near I-37

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 off of Fuller Road, near Pleasanton. On Satlurday or Sunday, January 7 or 8, two ATVs were taken out of a barn. Reported stolen were a camoflauge colored Honda GTX680 […]


In the January 4 issue, a rollover picture in Christine incorrectly listed Rudy Gonzales as being in the vehicle. Although it contained his relatives, Rudy Gonzales was not in the car. If you have a complaint about fairness or accuracy of items in this issue of our paper, call Editor Sue Brown at (830)281-2341 Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

County Commissioners hold short meeting; new hirings approved

When County Commissioners met Monday, January 9, 2012, all commissioners were present; however County Judge Diana Bautista was away attending a state level meeting in Austin. Commissioners present were Lonnie Gillespie (Precinct 1), Bill Torans (Precinct 2), Freddie Ogden (Precinct 3) and Bill Carroll (Precinct 4). Commissioner Ogden led the meeting as Judge Pro Tem. County Sanitarian Jim James gave […]

Veteran’s Corner

Veterans clinic on wills offered

A re you in need of a simple will? Are you at least 60 years of age? Are you a resident of Atascosa County? If you answered yes to any of these questions you are urged to attend the wills clinic on January 20, 2012. The clinic will be held at the Atascosa County Courthouse at 10:00 am. Our veterans […]

Republicans meet in Lytle

If you are interested in having less government interference and control in your life, more control over the money you earn with less taxation, and getting back to our U.S. Constitution to gov- ernment by the people, come join Republicans for coffee and conversation Thursday, Jan. 12, at 10 a.m. at Pirate’s Cove, 15056 Main Street in Lytle. All are […]