Blue or Pink?

 As you are reading this article, I will be attending a Doctor’s appointment in San Antonio. I will no longer have to question myself on if we should  pick “Blue” or “Pink”. With all joking aside, you guessed it, I will find out if we are having a boy or a girl tomorrow morning in San Antonio. While we have […]

Meet City Manager Pearson

Meet-and-greet Thursday, Jan. 19

The public is invited to a meetand greet for new Pleasanton City Manager, Bruce Pearson, at 6 p.m. this Thursday, Jan. 19. This will take place prior to the regular Pleasanton City Council meeting. Pearson reported for his first day of duty on Jan. 9. He is a native of Central Texas and attended public schools in Waco. He holds […]

It’s show time

Attend the 58th Atascosa County Jr. Livestock Show

PAYTON2 HEADING TO THE STOCKSHOW The 58th annual Atascosa Jr Livestock Show must have ordered gorgeous weather for this year’s event…there is not a cold front on the horizon nor is there rain expected. Events were already underway on Tuesday with goats being judged by Jim Missildine. On Wednesday, January 18, judging will continue and run through Friday, January 20. […]

2 oil field workers from Arkansas killed, 1 injured

One occupant died at the scene. Another occupant was pronounced dead at the hospital. The third person was injured and was taken to South Texas Regional Medical Center with multiple injuries. The accident occurred around midnight on IH-37 near mile marker 103. Assisting DPS Trooper Waylan Rogers at the scene were the Pleasanton VFD, Quality EMS, Atascosa EMS, Atascosa County […]

Out and About


I’m heading out to a convention this Thursday sponsored by Texas Press Association. It is called the Mid-Winter convention, but by the looks of the recent temperatures, it may be midway seasonwise, but it is anything but winter weather – that’s for sure. While I like the fair weather, I hope it doesn’t mean a super early summer (i.e. heat) […]

Scout’s vehicle, equipment stolen

It was truly a “Friday, the 13th” for Pleasanton’s Boy Scout Troop 194, when someone stole their “Scout Hauler,” a 1988 red Chevrolet Suburban. The scouts call the suburban “Old Red” but it was about to get spiffed up by Scoutmaster Bill Meadows and made ready for a scouting trip to Philmont this summer. On Friday night someone broke into […]


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 […]

Poteet ISD hires Willis to lead Aggie Football

The Poteet I.S.D. School Board approved the recommendation of Henry “Hank” Willis to lead the Poteet Aggie Football team. Willis will take over for Coach Mario Heredia, who remains teaching in the district, but is no longer coaching for the district. The Aggies went 0-10 during their 2011-2012 football season and hope to improve with the new leadership. The Aggies […]

Calling all History Buffs!

The Atascosa County Historical Commission, in order to recognize the Sesquicentennial of the Civil War, is planning a re-enactment of an event which occurred right here in Atascosa County. In 1861, Atascosa County was besieged by Indian raids, due mainly to the removal of U.S. troops from the forts along the western frontier of Texas, in anticipation of war. Events […]

Jourdanton council votes down RV park

The regular meeting of the Jourdanton City Council on January 16 began with a public hearing on proposed variances from the Planning and Zoning Commssion. The first item was the special use permit to place a temporary RV Park on 907 Hackberry by Ellis Rodriguez. He addressed the council saying that this is currently a covered RV storage area that […]