Area schools react to Newtown killings

After hearing about the tragedy of the killing of innocent children and adults in a school in Newtown, Connecticut last week, area schools took to the task of ensuring their students were safe. Unfortunately, a premature and inaccurate report was shared on San Antonio news stations showing that Pleasanton ISD had not completed their Safety Audit. Dr. Cynthia Clinesmith was […]

City Councilman Roger Garza arrested for assault causing bodily harm

Pleasanton City Councilman Roger G. Garza (District 5) was arrested on December 12 stemming from a November 10 altercation between Garza and his tenant at the time, Bobby Joe Salinas. Garza was charged with Class A Misdemeanor, Assault Causing Bodily Injury. The Atascosa Sheriff’s office shows the booking was received at 3:35 p.m. on December 12. The incident took place […]

Single-family rental homes in Oak Pointe Estates, gets city backing

Following the regular meeting of the Pleasanton City Council on Thursday evening, December 6, there was a meeting of the City of Pleasanton, Texas Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors. On the agenda was a request for construction of 72 singlefamily rental homes in the Oak Pointe subdivision by Ana’s Cove, Ltd. – Siltek Group. The request was unanimously approved. […]

Merry Christmas

We hope you enjoy our Christmas issue. Area first and second graders have written letters to Santa Claus. They, of course, are very cute and hilarious! To our readers and advertisers, here’s to a very Merry Christmas to you all. Thank you for allowing us to bring news, entertainment and to be a vehicle for our loyal advertisers. Living Nativity […]


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 […]


Sheriff investigators make drug arrest

On December 6, 2012, shortly before 11:30 a.m., Sgt. Investigators Max Peralta and Wayne Stratton were conducting a follow up investigation in the Jourdanton area when Sgt. Investigator Peralta noticed a white Ford Explorer driving by. Sgt. Peralta recognized the vehicle as belonging to an individual who had an active warrant for a parole violation. Investigators gave chase and were […]

Hodgin is President of First National Bank, Pleasanton

First National Bank has opened an office in Pleasanton and announced that Wake K. Hodgin has been name president of the location. Hodgin has nearly 35 years of experience in all aspects of banking. He began his career in 1978 as a National Bank Examiner for the Office of the Controller of the Currency. His banking career later led him […]

The Way I See It

Celebrating the holidays

A s we prepare for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays amid decorations, wrapping paper and cooling racks filled with cookies, let us reflect on those who may not have a Merry Christmas. The parents of the children in Newtown, Connecticut who were shot in cold blood will have a heart heavy holiday. Special thoughts and prayers are sent to […]