The Ghosts of Halloweens past

Halloween, I’ve always loved it.  While I have an aversion to scary movies, I come from a woman who loved a bit of the macabre, my granny.  It’s unfortunate that I missed most of her creative years, but I am told she would go all out with her demonic decorations and witchy ways.  She owned mannequins and apparently put them […]


County charity smash and grab burglary

According to Rev. Junior Jones, Director of Atascosa Christian Assistance Ministries (CAM) and Interim Chief Frank Leal of Poteet Police Department, a burglar broke into CAM’s office on 500 Avenue H in Poteet around 1:30 a.m. on Wednesday. The burglar overturned filing cabinets, computers, boxes of canned goods, drawers in what Rev. Jones believes to be a search for money. […]

Marijuana leads to meth in alleged Pleasanton drug bust

Pleasanton Police Officer David Gardner initiated a traffic stop on College St. around 10:15 a.m. on Friday, according to Investigator Seth Trussell. The driver, Felix Steve Alvarado, had two outstanding capias warrants from the Pleasanton Police Department. Roy Anthony Fernandez was riding with Alvarado. The driver of the vehicle, Alvarado allegedly admitted to having marijuana in the car; police allegedly […]

Pleasanton hosts Blue Santa for the first time

Pleasanton Police Department is asking residents and businesses to donate toys, non-perishable food, and gift cards to needy families at Pleasanton’s first ever Operation Blue Santa Toy Drive. The drive will serve Pleasanton children two to 12 years old and their families. Donors can drop off toys at donation stations from November 12 to December 15. The Pleasanton Police Department, […]

Man allegedly runs from cops, assaults officer.

Officer David Gardner of the Pleasanton Police Department was driving behind Robert Romero, 26, on Martin St. on Wednesday, October 30, according to Pleasanton Police Department Investigator Seth Trussell. Allegedly, Romero accelerated suddenly and without provocation. Gardner then switched on his lights and attempted to pull Romero over. Romero then allegedly led Gardner on a high speed chase through residential […]



Coming to a DQ Near You

Rep. Ryan Guillen Launches South Texas Listening Tour

AUSTIN –This week, Texas State Representative Ryan Guillen (D-District 31) announced the official launch and final details of his seasonal South Texas Listening Tour to be held at local Dairy Queens in every county in the 31st district. The Listening Tour will be held on a weekend every spring, summer, and fall. “Our leaders often do too much of the […]

Health Insurance Marketplace seminar presented next week

Free event for health insurance enrollment information

On Thursday, November 14, the Office of Congressman Henry Cuellar will host a Health Insurance Marketplace Community Seminar for residents of Atascosa County. The event is free and open to the public and will provide information on how to purchase health insurance and where to get help locally. “The Affordable Care Act is about taking personal responsibility for the costs […]