Bands, BBQ and Bullriding

Showbarn grounds site for 48th annual celebration

This year, the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce has pulled up stakes and moved the festival to the Atascosa County Showbarn grounds. By adding team roping and bringing back the bull riding event plus expanding the barbeque cook-off – the chamber is banking on another successful event. Last year the chamber moved Cowboy Homecoming to October in hopes the milder weather […]


Perforating Gun

J-W Energy Company is offering a $1,000 dollar reward in exchange for help in finding a perforating gun that went missing from one of their trailers on Thursday. John A. Daniels, Business Development Manager for J-W Energy Company, said that the gun disappeared somewhere between their shop located on the corner of FM 536 and FM 1784 and the Shell […]

New Atascosa Health Center breaks ground!

Since 1953, the Atascosa Health Center building on W. Oaklawn has held a special place in the hearts of many. To make room for the new facility, the original structure (which first opened as the Pleasanton Hospital in 1953), was recently demolished. On Thursday, Oct. 17, the Atascosa Health Center administration and staff celebrated with a breakfast and groundbreaking ceremony. […]


Don’t Forget To Vote, Please

Early voting began Monday, October 21 and ends on Friday, November 1. Besides the Constitutional Amendment election, Pleasanton ISD is holding a bond election and the City of Joudanton is having a council member election. Voting will be held on the General Election Day, Tuesday, November 5 from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. Do Rex’s Exes live in Texas? Find […]

Turkey dinner served Sunday

Fall is in the air and to help get everyone in the mood for the holidays is St. Andrew Catholic Church’s annual turkey dinner. St. Andrew parishioners have been preparing for the annual event, so make plans to join them for a delicious turkey dinner this Sunday, October 27. The big meal is available to eat at the parish hall […]

Sheriff’s Deputies make arrest in attempted copper heist

Atascosa County sheriff’s deputies responded to a ranch just east of Christine shortly after 1 a.m. on October 4. The ranch owner reported a suspicious vehicle and a bicycle on the ranch property. Deputy Ivan Mendez arrived at the location and met with the ranch owner and his son. The deputy observed a gold PT Cruiser parked on a driveway […]

The Way I See It

Please support the Pleasanton ISD bond

A few months ago, back in May, I wrote my column about the Pleasanton ISD bond election. I supported it then and I also support the one that is being voted on right now. I wrote about the tax increase (based on homestead) for homeowners who have a home worth $100,000. The new bond election has been pared down to […]

State Capital Highlights

Federal shutdown ends but issues remain

A federal shutdown arching over Texas and the rest of the nation since Oct. 1 resulted in the temporary closure of many facilities and the furloughing of millions of employees. On Oct. 16, the shutdown ended when both houses of Congress adopted a continuing appropriations act that does three things: increases the nation’s debt limit, allows the treasury to pay […]

Texas Politics

Ted Cruz Influencing Lieutenant Governor Race?

A friend told of watching a cat in an alley stalking a pigeon, pecking at a bread crust. The cat coiled to pounce for a nice meal. Suddenly, the pigeon flew away. The cat, shoulders sagging, went to where the pigeon had been – and ate the bread. That’s sort of the picture David Dewhurst presents running again for lieutenant […]