‘Tis the season



Many people love this time of year. We have semi-cold weather (for south Texas anyway). It’s almost Christmas time. Days off. Lots of parties. All kinds of comforting things. I’m one of those odd people who actually likes Christmas carols and holiday music. My Pandora Christmas station has been waiting for a chance to shine. And in the car I’ve […]

Many Mini Burglaries

Drugs, guns, and stolen property found near PHS


Pleasanton Police found stolen tools, safes, speakers, a DSLR camera and even fishing poles in an apartment on Stadium Drive, less than 500 feet from Pleasanton High School, on Monday, December 2. Lieutenant Noe Rodriguez of the Pleasanton Police Department says that officers were responding to a call alleging that some people were staying in a vacant apartment. They allegedly […]

Many Mini Burglaries

Buried Treasures: Police uncover stolen goods


On the afternoon of Tuesday, December 3, Pleasanton Police found dozens of items buried in a yard on the 1000 block of Anna Drive in Pleasanton. Pleasanton Police were investigating the burglary of several mini storage businesses in Pleasanton when surveillance video led them to the home of Johnny Grove Barnes, 41. Pleasanton Police posted that they believed that “the […]

Experience the Christmas Story



The 2013 presentation of Christmas Village is this Friday, Saturday and Sunday December 6-8 at the Strawberry Festival Grounds in Poteet. Once again the festival grounds have been transformed into the Holy Land during the life of Jesus. Doors will open at 5:30 pm with the tours leaving every 8 to 10 minutes beginning at 6:00 pm and it will […]

Register for Brush Country Christmas spree




Christmas is now upon us and that means it is time for the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce Brush Country Christmas. Due to the construction downtown, this year’s event will just feature a visit from Santa Claus. He will be at the chamber log cabin from 2-4 p.m. next Saturday, December 14. Canned goods will be collected and donated afterwards to […]

Christine feels loss of former mayor




Walter Wesley Stevens, who served as Mayor of Christine for 11 years, passed away on Monday, December 2. Stevens was an active member with the Atascosa County Farm Bureau and served as a member of the Board of Directors. He volunteered with the youth as a 4-H leader as well as the Atascosa County Junior Livestock Show. He was a […]

Local man missing for over a week




County law enforcement is looking for any information regarding Jose Roberto Pacheco, 31, who was last seen November 24, 2013 between San Antonio and Poteet near Von Ormy. Pleasanton Police said on their Facebook page that Pacheco, also known as Joe Robert, “is possibly driving his white 2005 Ford F150 lifted crew cab. Pacheco is alleged to have ties in […]

No need to be bored



    Over the next few weeks (and not even factoring in Christmas) there are tons of things to do in the Brush Country!    There are three places to to go for local and not-quite-so-local crafters, artists and businesses at three different shows.    Vintage in Verdi (see article inside) will feature a bunch of vendors in the farming community of Verdi […]

Charlotte Christmas parade rescheduled



Christmas in Charlotte has been rescheduled for Saturday, December 28 due to the inclement weather that is expected this weekend. The parade and festivites will still be held with the parade starting at 6 p.m. There will be food booths available at Davenport Park.

Santa coming to Jourdanton



Santa Claus will be arriving in Jourdanton on Monday, Dec. 9, at 6 p.m. The Jourdanton Fire Department will be delivering the jolly ol’ fellow around 6 p.m. at the Jourdanton Library and Community Center. All the children will get to visit with Santa and have their picture taken, courtesy of Walgreens. Food and drinks will be available in the […]


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