Catch and release

The older I become the more I enjoy catching and releasing the fish I catch.It’s important to me to know if an angler keeps all the fish at a local spot the next trip will just be harder.So catch and release is imperative to sustain fish population and improve chances for future outings.The following tips are from the Texas Parks […]


Poteet searching for new Chief

The city of Poteet is searching for its next police Chief after Martin Chavez submitted his resignation last week. Chavez was at the helm of the Poteet Police Department for just over a year before he was placed on administrative leave June 27. “Martin Chavez was placed on administrative leave prior to the internal review beginning that included his oversight […]

Jourdanton citizens still without pool

Summer is nearly over for area students with classes set to begin roughly one month from now.But there is still plenty of time to bask in the sun and find ways to stay cool.However, the citizens of Jourdanton are still without a city pool.It’s been two years since the city pool has been open, but plans are in the works […]

Pursch succumbs

~ 1945-2013 ~

The Pleasanton Church of Christ was full on Monday, July 22, with family and friends of Ed Clark Pursch as they celebrated the life he led. Pursch, 68, died last Friday, July 19 after a battle with Parkinson’s disease. He was widely known for the business which bears his name – Pursch Motors, Inc. He was also a devout Christian […]

Submit Cowboy of the Year & Hall of Fame nominations by this Friday

This Friday, July 26 is the deadline for nominations for this year’s Working Cowboy of the Year and South Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame inductee(s). Criteria for nominees: • Be an experienced cowboy; • Have overall knowledge and ability with a horse; • Have the ability in working with the trailing cattle herds of various sizes in the brush country; […]

It’s back – play Rodeo Riches

The popular Rodeo Riches contest has returned to help promote The Pleasanton Young Farmers’ Cowboy of the Year Rodeo and Festival to be held August 16 & 17. Contestants can win big – a $500 gift certificate redeemable at the participating merchants. These merchants recognize the impact of local events in our community and are giving away a $25 gift […]

Salad weather

What better way to beat the heat than with a cool, yummy salad? The Pleasanton Friends of the Library are hosting their annual event at the the Jourdanton Community Center tommorrow, Thursday, July 25 from 11a.m. until 1 p.m. $8 per plate gets you delicious salads plus a drink. You may eat there or take it to go. Stick around […]

Verdi home destroyed by fire

The Pleasanton, Leming and Poteet Volunteer Fire Departments were dispatched to a structure fire in Verdi on Thursday, July 18. The fire occurred around 4 a.m. at the home where Santos Gonzales resides. Mr. Gonzales’ wife and a two-year old child were both transported to South Texas Regional Medical Center in Jourdanton for cuts from jumping out the front window. […]

Dogs found with missing front legs

Atascosa County business owners Betty and Barry Wright are on a mission to find out who abandoned four dogs, all missing their front legs. The couple found the four Chihuahuas, three boys and one girl, on Thursday, July 18, at about 6:30 p.m. Mrs. Wright explained they were looking at some property on the eastside of Pleasanton. As they drove […]