St. Matthew’s Fun



St. Matthew Catholic Church in Jourdanton will hold its annual picnic this Sunday, September 29. Fr. Kazimierz Oleksy and the parishioners of St. Matthew’s invite you to begin the celebration with us by joining us for Sunday Mass at 10:30 a.m. Festivities continue with a hearty barbecue beef and sausage meal being served from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in […]

Cowboy Homecoming tries move to showbarn in Oct.




The Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce is preparing the 48th annual Cowboy Homecoming next month, October 25 & 26. But it won’t be at the Pleasanton Riverpark this year. The Chamber board decided to move the event to the grounds at the Atascosa County Showbarn and Arena. A similar move was attempted back in 1996 and it did not pan out […]

Garris is first paid fire chief




Pleasanton City Manager Bruce Pearson announced during the City Manager’s comments at the September 19 meeting that Chuck Garris, will be the first paid full-time Fire Chief for the Pleasanton Volunteer Fire Department. Garris has been the Volunteer Fire Chief for the past 21 years. During these years he has worked diligently to apply and receive over $1 million in […]

Atascosa County Clerk’s archival plan




The County Clerk’s office has completed the scanning and digitizing of all of Atascosa County’s land records from 1856 to 1994, probates from 1856 to 1998 and Commissioners’ Court Minutes from 1990 to 2011. They are currently indexing land records and have completed approximately 1/3 of the indexing project. The indexing portion of this project is time consuming but they […]

Be a part of National Night Out Oct. 1




The Pleasanton Police Department urges everyone to join them as they host the 1st annual National Night Out on Tuesday, Oct. 1. This free event will run from 6-8 p.m. at the Atascosa River Park in Pleasanton. The Pleasanton High School Band and Pacesetters will kick-off the bicycle parade through the park, which starts at 7 p.m. There will be […]

County makes it more expensive to open sexually oriented businesses




“The license fee used to be $500, now it is $2,000.” That’s one of the new regulations regarding sexually oriented businesses in Atascosa County, according to Atascosa County Judge Diana Bautista. The Count Commissioner’s Court offered a Public meeting on updating and revising rules regarding sexual oriented businesses (SOB). The Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts defines a SOB as a […]

Visit Foto Septiembre



Ann Salas of Art on Main is responsible for the Foto Septiembre exhibit at Longhorn Museum. Thirteen artists are featured showing South Texas images. They are: Dianna Fryer, Matt Garcia, Lauri Garcia Jones, Diana Guthrie, Jeanne Israel, Ruth Ann Olivares, Dolores Reyes Pergioudakis, Robert Richter, Gilbert Salas, Steven G. Smith, Melissa Sutherland, Glenda Thompson, Brian Tobias and Gloria Vidal Garcia. […]

Red Ribbon Week Parade on October 3




The staff and students at Pleasanton Elementary School will hold their annual Red Ribbon Week Parade on Thursday morning, Oct. 3. The event was moved up due to state testing. Pleasanton Police Chief Ronald Sanchez explained that Red Ribbon Week was created in honor of U.S. Drug Enforcement Agent Enrique “Kiki” Camarena, who was killed in the line of duty. […]

Nearly 6 in 10 uninsured Americans can pay less than $100 per month for coverage in the Health Insurance Marketplace



A new report released today by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) shows that 56 percent, or nearly six in ten of the people who don’t have health insurance today may be able to get coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace for less than $100 per month. Beginning on October 1, individuals and families will have a new […]

The Way I See It

Recipes are meant to be shared

We are featuring Hispanic recipes in this week’s issue and I shared one for sopapillas. When I think about Mexican food and the making of it, I am reminded of simple recipes like nachos and chalupas and more time consuming enchiladas with homemade chili. My mother made great chili. While mine never turns out exactly the way hers did, it […]


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