There’s a new chief in town

Ronald Sanchez named first Hispanic Chief of Police in Pleasanton

The City of Pleasanton didn’t have to search very far to find their new Chief of Police. Ronald Sanchez was already a lieutenant and 15 year veteran with the department. Sanchez is also the first Hispanic Chief of Police for the City of Pleasanton as well. The announcement was made at the City of Pleasanton annual Christmas luncheon on Wednesday, […]

Future of Leming campus undecided

Pleasanton ISD Superintendent Dr. Cynthia Clinesmith led a group of about 12 on Dec. 6, to discuss the future of the Leming campus. In August, the pre-kindergarten program in Leming was relocated to the Pleasanton Primary School. Clinesmith said the issue is what to do now with the Leming school. She discussed some of the considerations, such as using it […]

November crash claims third life

Daniel Ray Rivera, Jr, age 27, of Poteet passed away Wednesday, December 5, due to injuries he suffered in a head-on collison that claimed two other lives on November 21. The fiery crash occurred Wednesday morning around 7:00 a.m. on FM 476 about two miles west of Poteet. A 1997 Pontiac, driven by Rivera, was heading west and veered into […]

Council approves HEB expansion

At the Dec. 6 meeting, the Pleasanton City Council voted unanimously to approve the final plat for the Oaklawn Commercial Subdivision, HEB Grocery expansion. 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. Pleasanton City Engineer John Metting explained the variance for […]


Christmas card deadline looms

Come on you talented/ frustrated graphic designers/ photgraphers! Design a wacky/serious Christmas card and share it with our closest 3,445 (and counting) Facebook friends! Deadline is midnight, December 17. For complete rules, please see page 2B. McMullen County Homecoming The McMullen County Cowboys and Cowgirls will be celebrating their Homecoming this weekend during a 3-day basketball tournament. Gather at the […]

Sheriff’s Office recovers stolen property, makes burglary arrest

On November 24, 2012 Atascosa County Deputy Sheriff Cory Juber responded to a residence on Thomas Road for a report of a burglary of a habitation. Deputy Juber met with the property caretaker who advised that when he came over this date he saw numerous tools and other items scattered on the driveway. The deputy obtained a list of items […]


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Copper Wire Stolen

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 theft located in the 22000 block of TX HWY 97, west of Charlotte. On Sunday, December 2, 2012 sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the 22000 block of TX HWY 97 […]

Flashback: Santa visits and snakes

It is not too late to bring a smile to a child’s face by donating a gift at any of the 13 locations for CASA or by picking an angel off any of the trees located throughout Atascosa County. Even the little ones may enjoy picking out a gift and donating. The simplest thing can teach a child an invaluable […]