Grand indeed

I’ve had something my whole life that most people don’t have. All four of my grandparents.My maternal grandmother, Maria Cruz Garza, is an exceptionally strong woman. She is the heart and soul of so many. As a child I used to love to go over to her house and watch her sew. I remember once writing her a poem with […]


Development Big Impact On Community

Oak Pointe Estates to become a reality as Siltek closes on land

On Tuesday, August 28th, Siltek Group, Inc., closed on 94.1 acres on the north side of Pleasanton, signaling their plans to move forward with a mega residential and commercial development on that side of the city. Rene Sierra, Vice President of Siltek said, “We’re looking forward to the opportunity to bring this development to a reality. We hope that about […]

Teen taken too soon

Crash Claims Life

A fatal crash claimed the life of Shannon Ruble, a recent Jourdanton High School graduate, late Tuesday, August 28. The driver of the Pontiac Firebird, Matthew Gurule, 21, and Ruble were traveling east on West Ditto Road. Gurule, according to DPS Trooper Greebon, took his eyes off the road while speaking to Ruble and approached a curve in the road. […]

Teen taken too soon

Ruble Remembered

“This is the most difficult thing I’ve ever had to do,” said Tom Ruble, at the Sept. 1 memorial service for his daughter, Shannon Ruble. Her family and friends, whom included many students and staff members from Jourdanton ISD, turned out to mourn the loss of the spunky 19-year old with a beautiful smile. Ruble was a 2012 honor graduate […]

Express Launches Fight to Be Fit

We’ve all been there. Gotta be somewhere quick and you have no clean clothes so you go to the old faithful pair of jeans that sit in the back of your closet to save the day. You sigh with relief when you spot them and proceed to pull them up your calves, your knees, your thighs. Uh, your thighs take […]

1500 likes st rong

This weekend we hit over 1500 likes on Facebook. Congratulations to Mary Herrera-Baeza for winning the drawing. She has the choice of a four pack of tickets to her favorite Brush Country Football game. Miss Mary please contact Webmaster Jessica Machado at or come by the office. We’ll be giving away more prizes every time we hit 500 more […]

Health benefits for council officials readdressed

A lengthy agenda will be followed at the September 6 Pleasanton City Council meeting. In all, 36 items will be handled through the course of the evening. The discussion to provide health insurance for elected officials is one of the agenda items. Health benefits were ended a few years ago to council members since they were not employees of the […]


Food Mart Theft

The Atascosa County Sheriff’s Department along with Crime Stoppers is hoping that a FIVE THOUSANDDOLLAR cash reward being offered for one week only will help solve a report of a burglary at the Country Food Mart Convenience Store, located at Primrose Lane and TX HWY 16 in the Primrose Subdivision. On July 25, 2012 sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the […]

Mayor dies after donkey attack

Hollywood Park Mayor William Bohlke, 65, was found dead at the 200 acre farm he leases after being attacked by an agitated and aggressive donkey last Monday, August 27. Bohlke, the mayor of the small town near the north part of San Antonio, was checking on his livestock off of Coble Road, about five miles north of Poteet. When he […]