Parish The Thought




As the warm weather beckons us to go outside to hold family barbecues, St. Andrew’s Catholic Church lets us ease into it by holding their family oriented barbecue picnic and auction. The annual fundraiser is planned for Sunday, May 6, with serving beginning at 11 a.m. Father Gilberto Vallejo and parishioners invite everyone to attend. Chairing the event is Deacon […]

Felony arrest follows crime spree




A felony arrest was the result of a crime spree committed on Monday, April 23, by Dustin Z. Brown, 25, of Pleasanton. Brown was charged with Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle he allegedly stole from the 100 block of Massad Street in Pleasanton among other crimes that spanned over two counties. The suspect was observed speeding by a San Antonio […]

Early voting underway




Election Day for some city governments, and Poteet school board trustees may be 10 days away (May 12), but early voting for the elections is already underway and will continue through Tuesday, May 8. PLEASANTON City of Pleasanton There are two initiatives qualified voters may decide to pass or reject. Voter Initiative #1 “A resolution, by initiative of the qualified […]

TRAILER BLAZE



Out and About

BBQ and family fun

The upcoming St. Andrew barbecue picnic and auction this Sunday is always top on my things to attend each year. I can almost smell the smokey brisket and the garlic in the yummy sausage right now. Plates are $7 and the serving begins at 11 a.m. Stick around for the games, Country Store, music and of course the big auction […]

Children aren’t standardized

Standardized tests are not what make America great!


This morning as I sent my youngest (12) off to school, I told him I would be praying for him as he takes the STAAR test. These standardized tests, in one form or another, have plagued my son for years. He began his worrying in 2nd grade, a year before he even tested. The other two have never worried a […]

Stolen truck, titles burgled from business



A Pleasanton used car business was burglarized on April 14. The property was ransacked and damaged with several items allegedly taken by Carlos Manuel Cabrito, 38, of Pleasanton. Missing was a 2001 Dodge pickup, 75 car titles, 25 keys to vehicles on the lot, a computer, video camera and $500 cash. Leads given by Atascosa County Sheriff’s office Sgt. Investigator […]

$5,000 CASH REWARD



Break In on CR 101 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 in the 900 block of Atascosa County Road 101, near Atascosa County/Wilson County line. On April 15, 2012 sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a residence […]

Union Pacific announces detours for crossings



Union Pacific Railroad will be replacing the crossing mechanisms next week on the Commerce Street and U.S. Hwy. 281 crossings. Commerce Street will be closed on Saturday, May 5 from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. U.S. Hwy. 281 will be closed on Sunday, May 6 from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Detours will follow Main Street to Adams Street and […]

Solis honored as Librarian of the Year



On April 19, during the annual Texas Library Association convention, Poteet Librarian Gloria Solis received the Librarian of the Year award from the Small Community Library Roundtable. Gloria was feted to an awards ceremony and dessert social that was held at Pete’s Dueling Piano Bar in Houston. Gloria represents the best in small community libraries across the state of Texas […]


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