Fatality west of Charlotte

A car was t-boned by a pickup truck at the intersection of FM 140 and SH 85 west of Charlotte Friday morning around 8:20 a.m. Victor Murillo of Von Ormy, Texas was driving his 1998 Volkswagen Jetta east on SH 85. Bobby Cardwell was driving a white extended cab pickup; the make and model are not known due to the […]

Ellison named first Atascosa County Court at Law Judge

Lynn Ellison was sworn in Tuesday, September 3 as Atascosa County Court at Law Judge. The position, first discussed in a budget meeting last year, will have all the jurisdiction of the county court and concurrent jurisdiction with the district court in Class A and Class B misdemeanor cases, family law and juvenile matters, probate matters and appeals from the […]

Former Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce employee booked on theft

Mystle Crossland Williams, Pleasanton, was booked into the Atascosa County Jail on September 3rd on charges for theft over $500. According to Pleasanton Police Chief Ronald Sanchez, the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce filed a report on Mystle Williams, July 10, 2013. The report concerned unauthorized charges made with the Chamber’s credit card. According to Sanchez, “the unauthorized charges were discovered […]

Drug scented money confiscated in stop

On Saturday, August 31, Pleasanton Police officers flashed their lights at a car driven by Andrew Ramos, 25. By the end of the day, Ramos would be in the Atascosa County Jail. Ramos’ vehicle bolted away from Pleasanton Police officers, leading to a short pursuit. After Ramos pulled over, the officer confiscated a loaded .22 RG Revolver and $2,220 stuffed […]

Crash in La Grange kills Pleasanton CPA, injures retired teacher

Pleasanton residents Susan and Gary Schultz were involved in a fatal accident in Rutersville near La Grange on September 6th. Schultz, allegedly not wearing a seatbelt according to a DPS investigation, was ejected from the vehicle. Susan and Gary were airlifted to Brackenridge Hospital in Austin, where Gary passed away around 10 p.m. Susan Schultz underwent major back surgery and […]

Traffic stop leads to Painkillers and Meth find

Pleasanton Police seized drugs in a traffic stop at 6:30 a.m., September 1st in the 900 block of West Oaklawn in Pleasanton. The driver of the vehicle was John Morgan Thurman, 39. The officer noticed that the passenger, Johnny Joe Estrada, 42, was making some furtive movements. The officer searched the vehicle and found a .45 caliber handgun, an amount […]

Local couple in fatal car accident near Devine

The Zettners were driving northwest on 173 toward Devine in their 2006 Mercury Grand Marquis on September 9th around noon when a company truck hit them from behind. The car lost control and crashed into a telephone pole. Gayle Frances Zettner, 71, was not wearing her seat belt. When EMS arrived, she was pronounced dead on the scene. The couple […]

Diez y Seis Fiesta this Saturday

Who will be crowned Diez y Seis Queen and King this Saturday? Head over to St. Andrew and find out. Vying are Jamie Angel Arevalo and Jayden Ibarra; Jairo Efraim Ortiz andAngelina del Carmen Ortiz and Aly Moczygemba and Joaquin Zuniga. The fiesta starts at 6:30 p.m. with a carne guisada dinner (plus more) with a dance starting at 8 […]


Hwy. 281 Home Invasion

The Atascosa County Sheriff’s Department along with Crime Stoppers is hoping that a FIVE THOUSANDDOLLAR cash reward being offered for one week only will help solve a report of a burglary located in the 6000 block of US HWY 281, 2 miles south of Leming. On Sunday, August 18, 2013 sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a residence in the 6000 […]

Truck driver found dead

An Oklahoma man was found dead in his truck at Bar K on South Main in Pleasanton friday afternoon. Bar K attendants had noticed the truck which had been parked there since Wednesday. They went to ask the man to move his truck and discovered the body of 56 year old James Harvey Rains. Justice of the Peace, Jackie Bodden, […]