New Nest For Eagles

Athletic Training Center on the horizon for P.I.S.D.

A Pleasanton Independent School District state-of-the-­art athletic training facility is set for completion in May 2014 without having to go to the voters for an additional tax increase. Pleasanton ISD Superintendent Dr. Cynthia Clinesmith spoke in-depth as to how this type of facility will be funded. She further discussed how the facility would be a huge boost for not only […]


Center/Library contractor chosen

After months of searching and narrowing down suitable construction firms, the Pleasanton City Council has chosen Bartlett Cocke General Contractors as the finalist for the construction of the Pleasanton Community Center/ Library. The recommendation came from Rudy Klein, the construction manager at risk committee chairman. The recommendation was not given lightly. Out of the nine firms that applied, Klein and […]

Happy New Year

2013 is here! Here’s to a healthy, calm and wonderful New Year from all of us to all of you! Atascosa Junior Livestock Show Make plans to attend the Atascosa Junior Livestock Show this month. Judging begins on Tuesday, January 15 and continues through the week. Of course, the big auction will be held Saturday, January 19. For a complete […]


Swiped Scanner

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 300 block of Alton Avenue located in the City of Charlotte. On Tuesday, December 4, 2012 sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to Roadrunner Transportation in the 300 […]

Flashback: Won’t you join me?

WRITER’S NOTES: Hope your New Year began on a happy note. This week’s flashback brings back the awesome writing of Mrs. Judy Wilkerson and reflects on her gifts to give pleasure and live by. From my point of view, this article reflects how we should live life and what a perfect beginning to a new year. Happy 2013! Esther 35 […]

Comptroller distributes $552 million statewide

Atascosa County receives $616,800 + in sales/use tax

(AUSTIN) — Texas Comptroller Susan Combs recently announced that state sales tax revenue in November was $2.34 billion, up 13.1 percent compared to November 2011. “Gains across major sectors boosted state sales tax revenue,” Combs said. “Collections were strong in sectors such as retail trade, manufacturing, oil and natural gas, construction and telecommunications.” Combs will send December local sales tax […]


The Way I See It

Let’s not fail in 2013

A t our dinner table tonight working on this issue, our coworker Marissa asked what our New Year’s resolutions were for 2013. We all sighed and I told her that I didn’t make any… it is just so disappointing when I don’t stick to them. Now, at my desk, I’m thinking why do I set myself up for failure? Most […]


Leadership 2

This column will be a return to the subject of leaders and leadership. There is a dangerous amount of politicking going on and an almost pathological desire to blame rather than fix. Our representatives; I cannot bring myself to call them leaders; talk, accuse, deny, procrastinate, and wait on surveys and polls to determine where to stand and what to […]