Cluster Court established




“There is nothing more important than the health and safety of our children. It is a real benefit to all five counties and the families of those counties,” said Melissa DeGerolami. She is the Associate Judge for Child Protection Court of South Central Texas, a newly established cluster court. Along with Atascosa County, it serves Karnes, Wilson, LaSalle and Frio […]

National Day of Prayer on May 1



There will be a communitywide prayer meeting at the Atascosa River Park in Pleasanton on Thursday, May 1, at noon to pray for our nation. The public is invited to join others as they raise their voice in praying for our government, military, media, economy and businesses, education system, churches and families. “The theme is ‘One Voice United in Prayer,’ […]

Jourdanton Chamber citizenship nominations are due July 10



The Jourdanton Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce and solicit nominations for the following 2014 Good Citizenship Categories: Senior Citizen (65 yrs +); Young Citizen (20-40 yrs); Man of the Year (40 yrs+); Woman of the Year (40+); Teacher of the Year (must teach at JISD or retired from teaching at JISD); Teen of the Year (high school senior […]

Kids can enjoy summer at the Y at Pleasanton campus




Pleasanton ISD has joined forces with the San Antonio YMCA, the Y, for a summer youth program. It will be held at the Pleasanton Intermediate School and is offered to campers ages 6-13. It is much like an overnight camp –enjoying outdoor activities such as archery, field games, hiking and much more – but the children return home for the […]

Flashback: Death sought for Freeman



60 Years ago A sudden thunderstorm Tuesday night produced .72 of an inch of rain here in Pleasanton as general rains fell all over the county. The moisture added to the 1.2 inches here about two weeks ago. Frank Knight of the Soil Conservation office reported that Campbellton got about 1 ½ inches of rain Tuesday. Campbellton is faring better […]

8 million Americans enrolled in Healthcare Plan under ACA



Washington, D.C. – Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX28) announced that 8 million Americans had enrolled in a healthcare plan under the Affordable Care Act since the Marketplace opened in October 2013. The announcement comes at a time when healthcare costs nationally are growing at the slowest level on record, Medicare spending is down, and the deficit is projected to continue to […]

Commissioners’ Court proclaims April 27 to May 4, 2014, Soil and Water Stewardship Week




Atascosa CountyCommissioners’ CourtSpecial MeetingApril 28, 20139 a.m. Ordered byHon. Diana Bautista,Atascosa County Judge Present were all four commissioners, Lonnie Gillespie (Precinct 1); William “Bill” Torans (Precinct 2); Freddie Ogden, (Precinct 3) & Bill Carroll, (Precinct 4). • After call to order of the Special Meeting of the Commissioners’ Court, Judge Bautista called on Atascosa County Fire Marshal Todd Perna who […]

“The greatest energy success story we will see in the 21st century” — Leveille




“The Eagle Ford is by far the most important unconventional reservoir play in North America today,” said Greg Leveille, Unconventional Reservoirs Technical Manager with ConocoPhillips. As a keynote speaker at the Third Annual Eagle Ford Consortium, Leveille’s topic was, “The Lifespan of a Shale Play.” Leveille began, “Let’s talk about how we’re going to build together the economy of Texas […]

Pleasanton MS patient speaks out on FDA decision




Imagine having a chronic illness which affects you drastically. Your condition causes vision and walking issues, leaving you unable to work Now imagine that a drug exists which has been shown in studies to help your symptoms greatly. Yet, you must continue suffering because the FDA has yet to grant approval. This is the situation that Pleasanton resident Kelly Crady-Desjardin […]

Family fun at CBC on May 1



The public is urged to join Coastal Bend College in Pleasanton as it hosts its Community Ties event this Thursday, May 1. The event will run from 3-6 p.m. There will be free games, a bounce house, free food and snacks and family fun! Stop by for free hot dogs, burgers, snowcones and cotton candy while supplies last. The goal […]


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