Martinez named Officer of the Year

Once a year the Atascosa County’s Law Enforcement Officers Association (ACLEOA) is joined by the community to honor one of their own, as well as an outstanding citizen, by gathering for their annual awards banquet. Deputy Jesse M. Martinez and Jamie Malone Goddard were this year’s honorees. The awards banquet was held at the Cowboy Fellowship Church. Ryan Guillen, Texas […]

City elections will be held Saturday

Pleasanton sees record early voting turnout

Early voting ended on Tuesday for the upcoming elections. According to the numbers it has been brisk. In Pleasanton, 539 have cast their votes prior to the Saturday, May 12 election day. As of May 7, Poteet I.S.D. had 289 voters come out and take advantage of voting early, while the City of Poteet had 153 voters. PLEASANTON City of […]

DEA makes multi-million dollar raid at three Atascosa homes

United Stated Attorney Robert Pitman and DEA Special Agent in Charge Javier Pena announced the arrest of, and federal grand jury indictment against, eleven individuals in connection with a multi-million dollar drug trafficking operation. Those arrested include: Jose Villegas- Martinez, age 46; Andrew Martinez, age 28; Israel Castillo, age27; Delfina Castillion, age 44; Robert Vicente Ochoa, age 48; Juan Jaime […]


Out and About

Please vote

This Saturday, May 12, people will hopefully show up at their respective polls (if they didn’t vote early) and exercise their right to vote. A gentle nudge, this is… to remind you to please get out and vote. If you are a registered voter of Pleasanton, I invite you to help format the future of our downtown by voting FOR […]

Ann Matthews announces campaign for Texas House of Representatives

Receives early support

Charlotte, TX— Small business owner Ann Matthews has launched her campaign for the Texas House of Representatives (District 31), championing her roots in rural Texas and citing her support for agriculture, oil and gas development and fiscal responsibility. “South Texas needs leaders in Austin that share our values,” says Matthews. A lifelong resident of rural Texas, Ann grew up on […]

Pearson’s contract extended

The Pleasanton Ctiy Council’s unanimous decision to extend the employment of City Manager Bruce Pearson was met with thunderous applause at the May 3 meeting. Pearson will be removed from his six month probationary period and his employment will be extended for the balance of the term of his contract ending January 8, 2014. The council also unanimously approved a […]


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 in the 900 block of […]

The Way I See It

Involvement is natural

In my whole life, I don’t think I’ve ever been involved in such a divisive issue. Getting involved with this election, specifically the Initiatives #1 and #2, was a no-brainer. I was born here and most likely, I’ll die here. I love Pleasanton and all it has to offer. I’ve walked up and down Main Street my whole life. I […]

“Mr. Cowboy” views the future growth and prosperity of Pleasanton

“Go Big” is what most of us think of when it comes to government on a national level. During this time of presidential campaigning, the candidates on both sides begin to make huge promises of what they will accomplish if elected. Polls show that the majority of voters do not believe that the promises made will ever be carried out. […]