Freedom Center concept approved

At the April 18 Pleasanton City Council meeting, City Manager Bruce Pearson introduced Larry Hicks, one of the principals in the firm RVK. “He is a landscape architect by trade but a visionary and very creative genius,” said Pearson. Pearson addressed the council about how it would be a shame for the closed street to not be utilized on the […]

Carey Bryan succumbs

Former Cowboy of Year, South Texas Cowboy Hall of Famer will be missed

Carey Bryan, age 64, passed away at his Charlotte residence, Monday, April 22, after a battle with cancer. Carey was Cowboy of the Year in 1989, and was inducted into the Cowboy Hall of Fame in 2005. He worked for Bob Hindes for forty-three years and was also a member of the Charlotte City Council. In his nomination letter to […]

Culture in our city

Ms. Tera’s Tap N Toes owner Tera Macmanus has worked hard to get the ballet production Alice! A Ballet Wonderland to come to the Pleasanton ISD’s Douglas Williamson Performing Arts Center. Presented by Alamo Arts Ballet Theatre, the free event will be held this Saturday, April 27 at 7 p.m. Softball teams advance Congratulations to our softball teams who are […]

Security guard fakes knife attack at local oil company

Early Monday morning, April 15th, Atascosa County sheriff’s deputies responded to the Schlumberger yard in Leming around 12:45 a.m. for a report of the security guard being stabbed and tied up during a burglary attempt. Sergeant Investigators Max Peralta, Jesse Martinez and Albert Garza responded to the scene to assist deputies Chris Neely, Josh Ruiz, Stephen Wilson and Sergeant Deputy […]


Filoteo Fishing for Fun

This week we are introducing Sports Editor Chris Filoteo as a blogger. He has agreed to write a blog biweekly about all his fishing endeavors. Chris is an avid angler who spends just about every lunch break down at the Atascosa River fishing. He’s had much success there too. Be sure to check out Fishing for Fun on Simply […]

Appraisal Notices for tax year 2013 are on their way to property owners

If your property value increased in the last year by $1,000 or more, you will soon receive an appraisal notice from the Atascosa County Appraisal District. The appraisal district began mailing appraisal notices on April 23, 2013. Your city, county, school district and other local taxing units will use the appraisal district’s value to set your 2013 property taxes. Under […]

Texas Politics

Abbott wants Legislature to adopt court redistricting maps

The Texas Legislature’s 2013 session has been surprisingly calm to date, featuring signs of an art feared lost, called “bipartisanship.” It’s partly because there are 40 freshmen in the Texas House of Representatives — the largest freshman class since 1973. They seem determined to avoid the hostile partisan warfare of their predecessors in the previous several years. But helping allow […]

The Way I See It

Hope for the best, prepare for the worst

The explosion tragedy of the fertilizer plant in West, Texas has affected many families, friends, students and citizens. Coming off the bombings in Boston, it leaves many wondering what would happen if a similar situation occurred locally. What happened in that small Texas community could happen anywhere in Atascosa County. How we prepare and react can be done in advance. […]


What now?

This week’s planned topic is being preempted by two cowards, the brothers Tsarnaev. Four dead, well five but that last one means little to me, and nearly two hundred wounded. I’ll pray for the older brother’s soul but be relieved at his death. Most of my prayers and wishes go to the families of the slain, wounded, and for all […]

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