$392,700 tops out in Tilden

McMullen Livestock Sales Up

Not only were the auction sales a record-breaker, $392,700 for this year, but the 82 degree weather may have been one as well. Several judges commented that the warmer than usual weather was affecting the animals’ behavior – making them more skittish than in cooler years. The warmth certainly didn’t affect the buyers and bidders. Thanks to them, $117,100 more […]

Growth of Pleasanton schools is imminent

Bond election could be held in May

To plan for the growth of the Pleasanton Independent School District, key members of the Pleasanton community gathered for a series of three meetings that were held this month. These members –which included representatives from the district, businesses, community leadership, boosters and parents – examined information about the state of all facilities and technology infrastructure. PISD was intent on informing […]

County loses cattleman

Wheeler was 2002 inductee to South Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame

Roy Wheeler, area cattleman, businessman and philanthropist died early Tuesday morning after suffering a stroke on Thursday, January 24. Wheeler was at work and was transferred to Nix Hospital in San Antonio. Wheeler was born on May 22, 1929 in McMullen County and was a Texas A&M graduate. He earned his degree in Animal Husbandry in 1950 and in 1953 […]

Ground broken for Jourdanton’s new municipal complex

The sounds of heavy machinery could be heard at the official groundbreaking ceremony of the City of Jourdanton Municipal Complex this past Monday. City council members, city leaders and the project’s architect, contractor and engineers were all in attendance for the event. The new complex will be situated on seven acres and will boast 13,026 square feet – almost three […]

City Manager’s report shows that Pleasanton’s bright future is brand worthy

At the January 17 City Council Meeting, City Manager Bruce Pearson’s report on the current state of Pleasanton painted a future that looks bright. Pearson reported that general fund revenues are about 116 percent on the sales tax side for the first four months of the year. Permits and fees are about 44 percent of projected income, some 19 percent […]


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 […]

Terrabella chosen for asbestos removal co.

The Pleasanton City Council voted 6-1 at the Jan. 17 meeting, to approve Terrabella to complete the asbestos abatement of the Community Center/Library project, at a cost of $30,500. Voting against was Councilman Abraham Saenz. City Engineer John Metting explained that the city received quotes. He recommended Terrabella Environmental Services. A motion was made by Councilman J.R. Gallegos to approve […]

Bellamy Brothers at Turn and Burn

The Pleasanton City Council approved unanimously the grant application and subsequent funding for the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce, as it relates to the “Turn and Burn” on March 22 and 23. Funding will be allocated from the Hotel/Motel tax for the fiscal year 2013 in the amount of $29,850. This year’s event features an all-star line-up. Friday’s performers will be […]


Area safety net nonprofit organizations seek charitable giving knowledge and skills

Several nonprofit safety net organizations serving Atascosa County met Wednesday with San Antonio Area Foundation senior staff. The topic was Eagle Ford Shale. The boom created by the Eagle Ford Shale has had an unforeseen impact that these safety net providers know well. Increased need for medical and dental care, substance abuse counseling, family crisis situations, sexual assault and increased […]