I’m with him

So, as I’m sure most of Atascosa County knows, a couple of weeks ago was our annual stock show. I usually stop in a few times during the week. Try to catch a few decent photos of kids for the paper. That’s harder than it seems. I’m gonna blame that on all that dust landing on my sensitive camera lens, […]

Updated property tax information now available for Texas taxpayers

(Poteet) — New and updated property tax information has just been compiled by Atascosa County Appraisal District and is available now to assist taxpayers. This property tax information is current and covers a wide range of topics, such as taxpayer remedies, exemptions and appraisals, and is of value to select groups, such as disabled veterans and persons who are age […]

Flashback…Hurley Citizen of the Year

60 Years ago – His work with the Pleasanton Fire Department and the Pleasanton Boy Scouts has merited the 1953 Citizen of the Year Award for Charles Hurley. He was presented with a plaque at the annual Chamber of Commerce banquet Saturday night when his identity as the winner was disclosed for the first time. Up until then the winner’s […]

Increasing trend toward use of abundant natural gas

There is an abundant supply of natural gas available from the Eagle Ford shale and other oil and gas plays from throughout the United States. We’re seeing an increasing attraction to the variety of uses for this plentiful resource. As this article is being written, Tuesday, January 28, three important gas transportation advocacy groups have just joined together to promote […]


The 50th Annual Wild Game Dinner and Dance is SOLD OUT!!

This year’s Wild Game Dinner will be held on March 1st and has been sold out for a majority of the year. We would like to thank your event sponsors Manning Safety in Jourdanton and Daniel & Hudson Attorney at Law. We would also like to thank AP Electric, HEB and the UPS store for their contributions. This event wouldn’t […]

Sales and Use Tax still on the rise for cities

Looking back over the past three years of the Texas Sales and Use Tax tables, the Eagle Ford Shale play has bolstered the area and has put coins in the coffers that is certain. Locally this month, Pleasanton saw a 45.32 percent increase from 2013 payments received through the Sales and Use Tax, a total of $563,773.45. In 2012, the […]

JHS student honored with GROW Award

AUSTIN — Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples recently honored Sabrina Torres, a senior from Jourdanton High School, as the winner of the Texas Department of Agriculture’s monthly GROW award. The award “Gives Recognition for Outstanding Work” to middle and high school students who demonstrate leadership and excellence inside and outside the classroom. “I congratulate Sabrina Torres for earning the GROW award,” […]

Garza in Marshal Law

If you are a fan of the TNT network, you may have seen the powerful, unscripted series“Marshal Law: Texas.” Among those featured was Pleasanton High School graduate United States Deputy Marshal Natalie Garza. She also earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from Sam Houston State University. The show premiered Nov. 26 and the season finale aired Jan. […]

Pleasanton BPA taking 23 to State

Business Professionals of America (BPA), Pleasanton High School Chapter, had a great showing at Regional contest on Jan. 18 at Medina Valley High School. A recordnumber, 23 students, qualified for State competition in individual and team events. “All our competitors worked long hours putting together such outstanding projects. The results show that Pleasanton High School truly has some of the […]

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