Cocaine found during traffic stop

Pleasanton police have charged a man with posession of a controlled substance after Sgt. Noe Rodriguez initiated a traffic stop on July 28. The vehicle was occupied by a female driver, an adult male and two small children in the back seat. Evasive and inconsistent answers were given by the driver and the passenger, Felipe Criado III, 36, was asked […]

Escaramuza ‘Rosas de Castilla’ at PYF Rodeo next weekend

It’s been said that the women of the Escaramuza have it all – heritage, beauty, equestrian talent, all rolled into the thrill of the Escaramuza. Escaramuza, (literally translated as skirmish), is a dazzling traditional competitive event for female riders of the Charreria. The Charreria is predominantly a male sport; women perform in only one event, the Escaramuza. The Escaramuza performs […]

HEB asks for variance for store expansion

At the regular Pleasanton City Council meeting held August 2, agenda items 14, 15 and 16 pertained to the expansion planned for HEB. Mark Johnson of Bury+Partners Engineers and Surveyors out of San Antonio was hired by HEB to work on its plans for further expansion at the Pleasanton store. He and HEB are trying to identify some of the […]

Failure to control speed a factor in afternoon crash

A pickup driven by Jeremy Watson, Pleasanton, rear-ended a trailer in the southbound lane on US 281 on July 30. Watson was traveling in the right hand lane and came upon another pickup, driven by Keith Granado, which was towing a panel trailer. The truck and trailer slowed down to turn into a private drive and Watson hit the trailer […]

Resident discusses recycling, complains Waste Management inconsistent

During the August 2 Pleasanton City Council meeting, resident Kelly Crady-Desjardin shared how she began recycling following one of her child’s school projects. Aside from the city-issued container, her family has another tub that they place out to recycle. They recycle a lot, as they are a family of six. She becomes frustrated when she and her daughter have to […]

Humble (Exxon) and Texaco Camps in Atascosa County’s past

I n the mid 1900’s, amid oil field drilling fever, Atascosa County had several company camps and a gas plant. Humble Oil Company (now Exxon) had two of the camps in this county, one located about a mile northwest of Charlotte in the area of FM1549 and CR314. The other was six miles southwest of Pleasanton, on CR422, at Five […]


TxDot Engineer updates Atascosa County schedule

Eddie Reyes, P.E., Transportation Engineer at the Pleasanton office of the Texas Department of Transportation, gave me an update on their work programs in Atascosa County. Reyes said, “I have an update on the signal project at SH 97 and Spur 242 (East Commerce St.). Construction will start this fall and should be finished by the end of the year. […]

Remembering Reba

Although she only remained on this earth for 19 years, Rebekah Florez touched more lives than most who live to be old and gray. Reba was laid to rest at the Pleasanton City Cemetery on Monday, Aug. 6, where her family said she would have wanted to be. She passed away on the evening of Thursday, Aug. 2, eight days […]

Rummage sale at Our Lady of Guadalupe

Our Lady rummage sale Tomorrow! Tomorrow! That is the first day of the annual rummage sale held by Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Leming. The sale will start Thursday, Aug. 9 and continue Friday, Aug. 10 and Saturday, Aug. 11 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day. It will be held in the Big Hall on Hackberry […]

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