$747,000 stock show sale breaks all records

Thanks to robust bidding and buying, the 60th Atascosa County Junior Livestock Show is another one for the books with a total of $747,000.00 being spent. This is up almost $70,000.00 from last year’s results. There were over 1,000 entries with 259 able to participate in the auction. Over $113,000.00 was spent in the Grand and Reserve Grand categories. There […]

Pleasanton City Council picks Official Seal

City council has made some progress on branding Pleasanton Texas at the January 16, 2014 meeting, but some items remain contentious. Pleasanton City Council unanimously adopted three branding objectives: 1) broaden the appeal of Pleasanton’s rich cowboy legacy to people from Texas metropolitan areas who have of nonwestern or non-Texan heritage, 2) to positively impact the economics and future growth […]

Attempted kidnapping stopped by mother

Two children were nearly kidnapped in the evening hours of Saturday, January 18, 2014. Real names have been withheld at the request of the family. A mother and father took their two sons to the Pleasanton River Park. The mother said that while her children played in the playground and their parents looked on, two boys, estimated to be 12 […]

EUWCD: SAWS may be making “dangerous assumption”

According to Jay Troell, P.E. and Larry Fox, directors of the Evergreen Underground Water Conservation District representing Atascosa County, the San Antonio Water System (SAWS) made a “categorical statement” at a January 7 presentation given to their Board of Trustees that an impervious barrier lies between the Wilcox Aquifer and the Carrizo Aquifer. In a press release from the Evergreen […]


George P. Bush visits Jourdanton

On Jan. 15, George P. Bush, Republican candidate for Texas Land Commissioner, spoke to constituents at McBee’s Barbecue in Jourdanton. The visit was part of his campaign bus tour throughout Texas. A native-born Texan, Bush is also a former public school teacher, veteran, husband and father. After graduating from Rice University, he taught at-risk high school students before completing his […]

McMullen auction is Saturday

Our neighbors to the south on Hwy. 16 in McMullen County will be hosting their livestock show this Friday and Saturday. The Little Britches division will compete at 6 p.m. on Friday with the Rabbit and Poultry show following. On Saturday, Swine judging begins with Goat, Lamb, Steer and Heifer judging following. At noon, a barbeque lunch by McBee’s will […]


Stacey Road Burglary

The Atascosa County Sheriff’s Department along with Crime Stoppers is hoping that a FIVE THOUSAND DOLLAR cash reward being offered for one week only will help solve a report of a burglary located in the 1900 block of Stacy Road, located off of TX HWY 16 north of Poteet, TX. On Friday, January 3, 2013 sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to […]

Downtown merchants moving towards Main Street designation

Ann and Gilbert Salas, Board Members of the Downtown Pleasanton Merchants Association (DPMA) spoke with Texas State Representative Ryan Guillen’s Administrative Director Reid Koenig and Grant Coordinator Rebecca Donachie on December 9, 2013. Gilbert Salas made the announcement at the January 16, 2014 Pleasanton Economic Development Corporation Quarterly meeting. Salas says that PDMA must apply for a local government certification […]

Gloria Mejia retires after 34 years of service as a Deputy Tax Assessor-Collector – Noted by Commissioners’ Court

Atascosa CountyCommissioners’ CourtSpecial MeetingDecember 30, 20139:00 a.m.Ordered byHon. Diana Bautista,Atascosa County Judge– represented by JudgePro-Tem, Comm. FreddieOgden. Present were all four commissioners, Lonnie Gillespie, (Precinct 1); William “Bill” Torans, (Precinct 2); Freddie Ogden, (Precinct 3) and Bill Carroll, (Precinct 4).• After call to order of the Special Meeting of the Commissioners’ Court, Judge Pro-Tem Freddie Ogden called on Atascosa County […]