Stock show underway; big auction Saturday

Volunteers for the 60th Atascosa County Livestock Show have been planning for this milestone event and are hoping for another successful show. Last year, bidders spent a record-breaking amount of $677,688– up $90,000 from 2012’s sales. The Grand Champion Steer, shown by Ruben Guzman of Somerset FFA, brought $9,000 and was purchased by Mac Haik’s Southway Ford and Coors/ Glazer’s […]

Sanchez to Estrada’s alleged murderer: ‘You can’t trust anyone.’

Atascosa Crime Stoppers is offering a $5000 reward for any information leading to the conviction of the person or persons responsible for the murder of Rick Estrada, who was shot late in the evening of January 6, 2014. Around 8:18 p.m., according to Pleasanton Police Chief Ronald Sanchez, police responded to a shots fired call at the 600 block of […]

Man arrested for attempted use of TASER on Jourdanton officer

Atascosa County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Sgt. John Rothenbach arrested Elizar Vega, 20, on charges of Taking a Weapon From a Police Officer and Assault of a Public Servant, in relation to an incident in late December 2013 in which Vega allegedly took an officer’s TASER and threatened to use it on him. On 5:15 p.m. December 12 2013, Officer Joel […]

Resolutions shared by leaders

In the second week of featuring people in our community sharing their New Year’s resolutions, we have the thoughts from Pleasanton Mayor Clint Powell and South Texas Regional Medical Center’s Chief Executive Officer Jim Resendez, FACHE. Clint Powell Mayor City of Pleasanton Let me start out by telling you it has been a while since I have made a New […]



Time to bid

The 60th Atascosa Livestock Show is underway. Now is the time to contact the volunteers to offer funds to help purchase these projects our area youth have worked on for the past few months. See the article to contact those who will help you spend your money! Also, watch for our followup section on February 5. It will feature the […]


Murder Suspect Wanted

The Atascosa County Sheriff’s Department along with the Pleasanton Police Department is hoping that a FIVE THOUSAND-DOLLAR cash reward being offered for one week only will help solve a murder on Sanchez Street in Pleasanton. On the evening of January 6,2013, a young man identified as 23 year old Rick Estrada of Pleasanton was murdered in the City of Pleasanton. […]

6,000 thumbs up can’t be wrong

Woo hoo!! This milestone came so fast I missed the exact moment we went from 5,999 “likes” on Facebook to 6,000!! Thank you all so much for following our Facebook feed. We love hearing from you and getting your insight. One of the things I like the most is attending local events and posting live. We’ve had so much fun […]