Records keep breaking in Tilden

The 2012 McMullen County Jr. Livestock Show and Auction had a tremendous event despite any slump in the economy. This year’s auction rose above the marks set in any other previous year. Organizers considered 2012 not just “a pretty good year,” but an awesome — record breaking year. The grand total at the 2012 auction reached $275,600 — beating last […]

Out and About

Wild Game is SOLD OUT

Wow. When I heard the tickets to the Pleasanton Lion’s Club Wild Game Dinner that will be held February 25 was very close to being sold out I was impressed and then scrambled to get our tickets! Well, as of Tuesday, it was officially sold out. What a great problem, right? The Lions always have great food, music and items […]


A vision toward success alive at Poteet I.S.D.

Poteet I.S.D. Superintendent Andy Castillo was all smiles, as he sat down and talked about the happenings within their 3A Atascosa County school district. With a little over 1,700 students enrolled currently, steady growth has resulted in a few growing pains. A team focused on a vision featuring students at the forefront, Castillo praises the small town atmosphere and sense […]

Candidates to address the public

As a community service, the Brush Country Tea Party will host a non-partisan candidate forum at the American Legion Hall in Jourdanton on Feb. 13, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Due to the uncertainty of the filing deadlines and the primary voting dates this year, all candidates, whether officially filed or those intending to file, are invited to take advantage of […]


Armed robbery

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 robbery that occurred at Well’s Station in the 1200 block of TX HWY 97 East in the city of Pleasanton. On January 22, 2012 Pleasanton Police Officers were dispatched to Well’s Station in […]

Hotel tax session presented

The Pleasanton City Council participated in a 1 1/2 hour workshop on Jan. 23, on the proper use of the Hotel Occupancy Tax. The special session was attended by Councilmembers Roger G. Garza, Jimmy Magel, Abraham Saenz and Jeanne B. Israel. Texas Hotel and Lodging Association General Counsel Justin Bragiel gave a presentation on the eligible uses of the local […]

McCoy Water names new General, Field Managers

McCoy Water Supply Corporation is proud to announce Gene Camargo as their New General Manager and Cipriano Rodriguez as their New Field Manager. The Board of Directors and Employees are looking forward to working together with their new managers to better serve the Public and their Members and anticipate a great future.

Civil War Re-enactment volunteers needed

Many Atascosa County citizens have no idea of the involvement of the County during the War Between the States, or the Civil War. Several years before the actual firing of a gun, there was much controversy between the North and the South of the United States. One of the problems involved slavery and that, in turn, created the problem of […]

Trailer lost in Rossville fire

Several local volunteer fire departments responded to a Rossville fire in the River Oaks area, in the early morning hours on Jan. 19. According to Rossville Volunteer Fire Department President David Reyes, Richard Cantu was taken to South Texas Regional Medical Center for burns on his shoulder and arms. Cantu’s single-wide mobile home was a total loss. The fire occurred […]