Record Broken Again

$677,688 total sales raised for 59th Stock Show

They did it again. The bidders and buyers acknowledged the hard work and commitment of the youth in our county by spending a total of $677,688 at the 59th Atascosa County Junior Livestock Show. This is up over $90,000.00 from last year’s results. There were over 1,000 entries with 257 able to participate in the auction. This year’s Grand Champion […]

Future land use plan for Pleasanton presented

Chris Stewart of Stewart Planning gave an update on the progress of the Master Plan, at the Jan. 17 Pleasanton council meeting. He explained they have been meeting with the Planning and Zoning Commission. Three different scenarios, representing three possible futures for Pleasanton were presented. “Some of those scenarios involve more modest growth projections, while some are more aggressive. We […]

Diesel invites you to McMullen Livestock Show

Our neighbors to the south in Tilden will be featuring their youth this Friday and Saturday, January 25 & 26, during the McMullen County Junior Livestock Show and auction. A record breaking total of 118 animals are expected to be shown. The sale will be held on Saturday after the judging. It all takes place at the Lion Arena Show […]

Head down to Dogtown

The McMullen County Livestock Show will be in Tilden this Friday and Saturday. Support the youth in their agriculture related projects! Young Farmers Auction The Pleasanton Young Farmers will hold their annual equipment sale. Large, small and oil field related items will be sold to the highest bidder this Saturday at the Atascosa Co. Showbarn. See their ad on page […]

City of Pleasanton retires Lady

The City of Pleasanton announced the retirement of K-9 officer “Lady,” at the regular meeting on Jan. 17. Police Chief Ronald Sanchez said it is a pinnacle moment when an officer reaches a point where he or she can retire. Lady served with the Pleasanton Police Department for eight years and has recovered a significant amount of narcotics and currency […]


Utility Trailer 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 on an oil lease on FM 3387, located off of TX HWY 16 south. On Thursday, January 10, 2013 sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to an oil lease on […]

The Way I See It


Each time I go to our various press association conventions I come back feeling energized. Reconnecting with colleagues and gathering information always gives me a shot in the arm. The seminars are informative and I can always take something that can be shared here. Even the board meetings are filled with information or an inside track to help us in […]


Fair Taxes

Enough! I get it! No one wants to replace our current tax system with a fair, impartial, and simpler system. No don’t replace a broken system, leave an unfair and unconstitutional bureaucracy in place, and allow the politicians continue to manipulate your life. So be it. Then we need to fix the current system. What are the steps that can […]

State Capital Highlights

Dewhurst names Senate panel chairs

Key to getting the 83rd session of the Texas Legislature in gear, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, president of the Texas Senate, on Jan. 17 made public his choices for committee chairs and members of each committee. Senate bills can now be assigned to committees and public hearings set. Sen. Tommy Williams, R-The Woodlands, returns as chair of the body’s powerful […]

Texas Politics

2014 could shuffle political deck

Election year 2014 is shaping up like it could be one of those games of Political Musical Chairs that we haven’t seen for awhile. Several holders of lesser statewide offices are pawing the dirt, restless to move up the food chain. And, eyeing some of the offices those officials are indicating they’ll vacate, other contenders are being attracted in. Most […]