Burglary suspect arrested after 2nd story leap

The Atascosa County Sheriff’s Office has booked one suspect into the county jail after he tried escaping from a home he was allegedly burglarzing by jumping out a second story window. Sheriff’s dispatchers received a call about 3:20 p.m. Monday afternoon from a caretaker of some property off of FM 3006 near IH 37. The caretaker told deputies that he […]

Pleasanton native Hollywood star

The western film genre is a favorite of many and a part of Americana. When Pleasanton native Ric Maddox was not satisfied with the quality of westerns being made in the L.A. scene, he founded Saddlecreek Films. “Dead Men The Series” was supposed to premiere online on Sept. 26. However, a big producer has stepped on board to help them […]

St. Matthew’s Church picnic

St. Matthew’s Catholic Church in Jourdanton will hold its annual picnic this Sunday, September 30. Festivities begin with a hearty barbecue beef and sausage meal being served from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the parish hall. Cost is $7 per plate. Beside ample portions of the beef and sausage, the meal is served with beans, cole slaw, dessert and […]

Text to help PHS band

The Pleasanton Eagle Band is competing for a Thursday Night Lights $5,000 grant. By texting Band5 to 45203, you will “vote” for Pleasanton. Supporters can vote once per day from now until November 2. It is sponsored by KMYS CW35 television station. For more information and the rules, please visit sports/tnl/favorite_ band/ rules.shtml FYI – Pleasanton is ahead as […]

Pleasanton council adopts budget

The City of Pleasanton unanimously adopted its budget for the fiscal year that starts Oct. 1, 2012, and ends Sept. 30, 2013, at the Sept. 20 council meeting. They also approved the ad valorem tax rate of $0.48977 per $100 valuation for the 2012-13 fiscal year (a 5.58 percent increase over the effective tax rate for the fiscal year 2012-13), […]

Come hear Court of Appeals Justices

The Republican Party of Atascosa County will host a program for the 4th Court of Appeals candidates next Thursday, October 4 at 6 p.m. Seeking re-election are Marialyn B. Carnard, Place 2; Rebecca Simmons, Place 3; Steve Hilbig, Place 4; Karen Angelini, Place 5 and Phylis Speedlin Place 7. Background and qualifications of judges, issues that judges handle, and how […]


Theft Of Electronics

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 600 block of County Road 326, south of Jourdanton on TX HWY 16. On Wednesday, June 20, 2012 sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a residence in the […]

Charlotte Superintendent Starkweather receives scholarship

The Center for Executive Leadership at Lamar University has announced that Brett Starkweather, Superintendent at Charlotte Independent School District, is the recipient of a scholarship to attend the Lamar University Superintendent Academy, an advanced leadership training program on Lamar University’s Beaumont campus. According to its Executive Director, Dr. Bob Thompson, participation in the Academy is by invitation only. The twenty-two […]

National Night Out

The Poteet Volunteer Fire Department and the Poteet Police Department will host National Night Out on October 2 from 6 to 10 p.m. There will be food, music and much to watch and experience. It will be held near the old city pool area, near Boyd Street and Avenue C.