It IS easy being green

I am a firm believer in Going Green. I celebrate Earth Day every year. I believe in Mother Earth. What better way to say thank you to her the Earth Day (April 22) than to give something back. Last year we planted flowers and made Earth cookies. This year I’m not necessarily making any yummy goodies, but I am going […]

A Hobby

I think I need a new hobby.  When my kids were little, I tried a bit of this and that. Sewing, I made a horrible little dress for my daughter, that, of course I saved. She just may want the dress her mother made her one day. I have had a few semi successes too. I used to sew cloth […]

Reyes’ strawberries capture $10,300 at auction

It takes a lot of love, hard work and cooperation from Mother Nature to grow prizewinning strawberries. At Saturday’s Poteet Strawberry Festival Auction, Poteet strawberry grower Albert Reyes went home with the coveted Grand Champion title. His crate of strawberries sold for a grand total of $10,300. Primary bids were $4,400 from Bud Light, $1,400 from Schmidt Land Services, $1,000 […]


Pleasanton, Jourdanton bands hit high notes

The Pleasanton and Jourdanton school bands each received Sweepstakes at UIL Concert and Sight Reading Contest. For the first time in Pleasanton High School history, three high school bands attended UIL Concert and Sight-reading Contest and all three groups received a sweepstakes award. Each group received a one rating in the concert portion and a one rating in sight-reading. The […]

Playground repairs bring back safety

During the City Manager’s Report at the April 5 Pleasanton City Council meeting, Public Works Director Johnny Martinez explained that for the last two weeks, employees with the wastewater plant, the water department, the street and park departments have been working at the River Park playscape area. “They went out of their way to have the play area repaired and […]

Out and About

Great time

Strawberry Festival had great crowds this past weekend and while the weather cooperated for the event, they did have an issue with a transformer going out somewhere between Jourdanton and the festival grounds. Not to worry though. It was rerouted and the festival continued. This year I got to cover the Taste of Texas Food Show and immediately wished I […]


Slick thieves strike oil well site

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 numerous burglaries and thefts that have occurred in the 300 block of County Road 401, 20 miles east of Campbellton off of FM 1099 near the Atascosa County/ Karnes County line. On February 27, […]

Council approves master plan contract; strategic guide

At the April 5 Pleasanton City Council meeting, council unanimously entered into a contract with Stewart Planning of Austin to design a Master Plan for the City of Pleasanton. Members of the council are Mayor Clint 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 […]

Several Community Center/Library issues on Thursday’s council agenda

The April 19 agenda for the Pleasanton City Council meeting contains six items related to the Community Center/Library project. The issue of whether or not to close a portion of the 100 block of Main St. in downtown Pleasanton continues to be a hot topic, with both sides passionate about their beliefs. To clarify the council’s action taken on April […]

Council okays cleaning one property; demolishing another

The Pleasanton City Council unanimously granted a twoweek extension for the immediate cleaning of the property located at 1404 N. Main St. Code Enforcement Officer Earl Peterson approached council, stating he was requesting the city be allowed to clear the lot at this property. He said he had been working on this with the owner for about four years. Peterson […]