Family Fun Day in the Park March 31

Safe Schools/Healthy Students has teamed up with CASA of South Texas to host Family Fun Day in the Park on March 31 from 10-1 p.m. at the Jourdanton City Park. The free event will recognize April as Child Abuse Awareness Month and promote safe and healthy families. Organizers are looking for community organizations and businesses interested in having a booth […]

Storms rip through South Texas

Tornadoes leave tragic path in Medina County

Atascosa County woke up to a sunny Tuesday with minimal to no damage from the tornado and storms that tore through Medina County late Monday. Two tornadoes said to be EF2’s left at least 30 homes severely damaged and several destroyed in Devine and Natalia. Three different waves of storms burst through Medina County. The first that included high winds, […]

Civil War Sesquicentennial reenactment Mar. 24

The Atascosa County Historical Commission is presenting a reenactment of how Atascosa County was affected by the Civil War or as some called it, The War Between the States. Even though no battles took place here, Atascosa citizens were deeply involved in the war. Actually, before a bullet was fired, there was trouble all along the western frontier of Texas […]


Out and About

Heavy duty weather

The storms that came through on Monday were so loud, even I woke up for them. Medina County was really hit hard with tornadoes, hail and winds.Checking the rain gauge on Tuesday I saw that 4.5 inches had fallen. We always need rain but hope that the other things that can come with it …don’t. PHS Superintendent’s Conversation Linda M. […]


ATV stolen

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 theft that occurred in the 200 block of Brian Drive, located in the Oak Forest Subdivision near Pleasanton. On March 1, 2012 sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a residence in the 200 block […]


At the end of 2011, the total amount of rainfall received was 12.08 inches. So far this year, according to Ryan Novak, Conservation Technician, 6.76 inches of rain has been received. That is more than double the amount at this time last year. The official site is at the Atascosa County Water Conservation District office located in the Pleasanton Industrial […]

Playground condition discussed at council meeting

The state of the playground at the Atascosa River Park was one of the issues discussed at the March 15 Pleasanton City Council meeting. Comprising the council are Mayor Clinton J. Powell, Jimmy Magel (Dist. 1), Abraham Saenz (Dist. 2), Janet M. Jackson (Dist. 3), J.R. Gallegos (Dist. 4), Roger G. Garza (Dist. 5) and Jeanne B. Israel (Dist. 6). […]

Animal Health International “Walco” to close Mar. 28

After almost 40 years of servicing animal health needs in Atascosa County, Animal Health International – formerly Walco International, Inc. will close its doors on March 28. Originally the supply company was opened by Jim Bomar as Imperial Livestock Supply. It later merged with Wall’s Livestock Supply in California. The building was located at the corner of Bryant and Oaklawn […]

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