Area growth leads to H.E.B. expansion

While driving around the H.E.B. store in Pleasanton, one can’t help but notice all of the activity taking place at that location. The store is progressively engaged in a huge expansion program. One of the reasons is the growing amount of shoppers at H.E.B due to a tremendous influx of customers from Eagle Ford Shale development. Aubrey Smith, Unit Director […]

Florida Couple Apprehended

The Pleasanton Police Department arrested two Florida fugitives around 1 p.m. last Thursday in the 600 block of Spur Street. Lisa Oneil, 33, and Brian Oneil, 39, were located and taken into custody without incident. “My guys put in a lot of leg work and searched everywhere for them,” Pleasanton Police Chief Ronald Sanchez said. “We knew they had a […]

Pleasanton Freedom Center plans accepted

The construction plans for the Freedom Center were approved, with the addition of bollards, with a 6-1 vote, at the July 18 Pleasanton council meeting. Voting against the item was Abraham Sanez (Dist. 2). The council voted unanimously back in April to approve the concept. Larry Hicks of RVK was on hand to present the Freedom Center plans. The concept […]

Phone, internet service disrupted

What happens when phone lines – both land and cell – are inoperable? Atascosa County found out beginning Monday afternoon. Some service was available shortly before midnight on Monday. A call in to AT&T’s customer service, via a cell phone call after traveling north on Interstate 37 Monday evening, revealed that a line had been cut and AT&T repairmen were […]

Sales Tax Holiday moved up

Senate Bill 485 (83rd Regular Legislative Session, 2013) sets Aug. 9-11 as the dates of this year’s annual Sales Tax Holiday. As in previous years, the law exempts most clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks priced under $100 from sales and use taxes, which could save shoppers about $8 on every $100 they spend. Subject to the criteria explained below, […]

Last chance to Sizzle

SSSSSSSSS … Hear that? It’s the sound of our Sizzling Summer Scavenger Hunt and it is getting ready to end this week. Our readers have taken advantage of this online contest and through the generosity of our local businesses, are winning bunches of prizes. Remember, you don’t have to be a weekly winner to win the Grand Prize. Participation in […]


Congressman Cuellar announces videoconference for today

FLORESVILLE, TX — Congressman Henry Cuellar (DTX28), along with representatives from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development and the United States Department of Agriculture, Rural Development division, announces a videoconference on federal housing loans and grants opportunities. Hosted by Richard Lopez, United States Department of Housing and Urban Development San Antonio Field Office Director and Tammy Treviño, […]


Smash & Grab

Atascosa County Crime Stoppers and the Pleasanton Police Department are hoping that a FIVE THOUSANDDOLLAR cash reward being offered for one week only will help solve a report of a burglary that occurred in the 1200 block of TX HWY 97 East in the city of Pleasanton. On Saturday, July 20, 2013 at about 1:15 a.m. Pleasanton Police Officers were […]

Pearson recognizes Garcia for winning photos

Whether it is a beloved milestone like a high school graduation, or a tragedy such as the tangled mess that occurs at an accident scene, Xavier “J” Garcia is there. The freelance photographer was honored by Pleasanton City Manager Bruce Pearson, at the July 18 regular council meeting. Garcia won awards at both the 2013 and 2012 State Firemen’s and […]