Cowboys Honored

Shearrer named Cowboy of Year; Calvillo, Escalante, Munson and Regalado inducted into South Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame

Before the broncs and steers and the snappy comebacks from the rodeo clowns could begin, a ceremony was held inducting four men into the South Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame and naming this year’s Atascosa County Working Cowboy of the Year. For the past 47 years, cowboys have been honored, and this year was no different. Mike Shearrer was named […]


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Be aware and be safe!

Area schools will be starting on Monday…so be aware of students, school buses, speed limits and extra traffic on the streets and highways. Hispanic family recipe call In honor of Hispanic Heritage month we will be featuring Hispanic family recipes. Send your recipe with a bit of background information to Jessica Machado at or bring it by our office. […]

Pleasanton ISD Trustees elect to drop tax rate

School District Operating Debt (I&S) Total Charlotte ISD $1.0400 $0.2000 $1.2400 Cuero ISD $1.1325 $0.1548 $1.2873 Devine ISD $1.1700 $0.2120 $1.3850 Floresville ISD $1.0400 $0.4758 $1.5158 Jourdanton ISD $1.1700 $0.0000 $1.1700 Lytle ISD $1.1700 $0.1700 $1.3400 Poteet ISD $1.0400 $0.1100 $1.1759** Somerset ISD $1.0400 $0.2380 $1.2780 Pleasanton ISD $1.0400 $0.0900 $1.1300 *Data from Texas ISD 2012 Tax Rate Survey ** […]

Castillo, Center Pharmacy win Rodeo Riches

Rodeo Riches ended last week and the winner was drawn and announced at the Pleasanton Young Farmers Cowboy of the Year Rodeo on Friday, August 17. Winning the grand prize was Anna Castillo of Pleasanton. Anna registered at Center Pharmacy. She wins a total of $500. She will spend at least $250 with Center Pharmacy and the balance with any […]


Sin At Church

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 report of a burglary at the Old Rock Baptist Church, off FM 476 about ¼ mile east of Old Rossville Road. On August 11, 2012 sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the Old Rock […]

County Sheriff’s office to target traffic problems

Atascosa County Sheriff Tommy Williams has announced that the sheriffs office has formed an Aggressive/ Reckless Driving Unit that will be out on patrol in high traffic areas several times a week to target aggressive drivers on busy roadways. Chief Deputy Sheriff David Soward explained that the unit will be staffed by deputies on their days-off who will work anywhere […]

The Way I See It


You know what is great? Being appreciated for doing what you love and what you are supposed to do. Last Friday night at the Pleasanton Young Farmers Cowboy of the Year Rodeo and Festival, I’d finished my duties of announcing our inductees into our South Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame and revealing our Working Cowboy of the Year. I was […]


The deficit

It kills the economy, creates a burden on us, our kids, and grandkids unto the n’th generation? The left screams for defense cutbacks, the right is chanting for cut backs on entitlements. Raise taxes, cut spending, what, how, help! Fine, here is a possible solution. Get ready for the screaming. First cut spending across the board by two percent a […]

Hall of Famer Johnny Escalante

The Escalante and Weatherston families lived on the Bonita for many years. I have many fond memories of us all working and playing together on the ranch. Johnny had so much pride in all that he did…and he loved being a cowboy…may his spirit live on!!! Lindsay Weatherston HartSan Antonio