Largest BBQ Payout In Texas

Record Breaking Cook-Off


The 2013 Turn-n-Burn presented by the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce and WESTERN Premium BBQ Products set a record as the largest pay-out for a barbecue cook-off in the State of Texas this past weekend. Just how much? Winners walked away with a whopping $34,200. Organizers hope to increase this amount for next year’s event. The event brought in 149 teams […]

Fires keep VFDs busy




Volunteer Fire Departments throughout Atascosa County have been extremely busy recently responding to fire calls. This is especially true for the Poteet and Primrose area, which has had two structure fires since Friday. On Tuesday, March 26, Poteet, Primrose and Pleasanton VFDs responded to a structure fire at about 8 a.m. Everything was lost in this double-wide mobile home fire, […]

Easter service and egg hunt at Cowboy Fellowship



Bring your family and friends to a ‘one-of-a-kind’ church experience this weekend. Cowboy Fellowship will host its first Easter service outside in the covered facility on Sunday, March 31 at 10:45 a.m. In case of bad weather, the service will be moved inside the church. Donuts and coffee or lemonade will be served beginning at 9:45. A nursery and children’s […]

Happy Easter



All of the schools in the county and in McMullen County will be closed for Good Friday. Most municipal offices and our office will be closed as well. Have a safe and happy Easter holiday! Attention candidates – Deadline is tomorrow! If you have not submitted your info for the upcoming Election Guide, please take some time out of your […]

Warrant issued



A warrant has been issued for Jonathan Robles, 24, of Pleasanton in connection with the alleged theft of a welding trailer that occurred on March 7. The trailer was missing from Water Well Service, Inc. yard with a value of $7,500. Pleasanton Police are trying to locate Robles and any information to his whereabouts may be reported to 830-281-8502.

$5,000 CASH REWARD

Stolen Firearms

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 burglary located in the 200 block of Doodlebug Lane, located 4 miles east of Leming. On Friday, March 1, 2013 sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a residence in the 200 […]

Verdi manhunt ends with two arrests




Two assailants wound up in Atascosa County jail after they allegedly beat a truck driver with a baseball bat and robbed him at the northeast rest area on Interstate 37 early last Wednesday, March 20. Ronald Ponce, 39, and Stacie Dale Leavelle, 43, both of San Antonio, left with the driver’s cell phone and were spotted near the Z’s Super […]

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BHP Billiton Job Fair



BHP Billiton Petroleum, number one in pay and benefits in the region, is looking for you. The company is hosting a series of job fairs in the Eagle Ford Shale area, to recruit the skilled workers needed for its operations. Job Fairs include: •Wednesday, April 10- the Jourdanton Community Center from 5:30-7:30 p.m. •Tuesday, April 2 – Victoria Country Club […]

Oak flower drops are high in nitrogen




Q. My neighbors and I have an argument about feeding the deer. I wont tell you who is on which side but is it true that feeding deer corn reduces pressure on the landscape? A. Feeding deer corn will not reduce consumption of landscape plants. In the short term corn may replace calories that would normally be provided by landscape […]


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