Narcotics Bust

The Atascosa County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Investigations Unit executed a search warrant May 28th in the 500 block of Timbercreek in the Shalimar Subdivision seizing a large quantity of drugs, according to Sheriff David Soward. Sheriff’s investigators had been investigating the report of drugs being sold at the residence and gathered sufficient probable cause to obtain the warrant. The search […]

Council welcomes Best, Prasifka

Two new Pleasanton City Councilmembers, Douglas Best and Diana Prasifka, took their oath of office at the Thursday, May 15 council meeting. Best, a native of Springfield, Ohio, fills the vacancy for District 1, which Jimmy Magel held for 18 years. Prasifka, born and raised in San Antonio, replaces Kathy Coronado, who served in District 3 for two years. At […]

Poteet PD uses video camera to combat crime

POTEET– Beginning this week, the Poteet Police Department will look for an eye in the sky with the assistance of an extremely resourceful device: a high-powered camera. “It’s a deterrent,” Poteet Police Chief Plutarco Castro said. “When I first got here the community wanted me to do something about crime. This is something that can help deter the crime.” Castro […]

Pleasanton City Pool Opens

With summer upon us, area Pleasanton residents can bask in the sun as the Pleasanton city pool is up and running. The pool is opened this weekend. Normal operating hours are from Tuesday-Sunday from 8 a.m.-10 p.m. and the pool is closed on Mondays. Swimming lessons are available, along with water aerobic classes and private parties. A concession stand offers […]

Atascosa County Fire Marshal Todd Perna comments on lifting Burn Ban

The Burn Ban in effect in Atascosa County was lifted on May 14 due to increasing rain. The rainfall pattern increased even more this past week when Atascosa County experienced rain totals up to seven inches in some areas. Todd Perna, Atascosa County Fire Marshal commented on the lifted burn ban. He pointed out that there will be careful monitoring […]

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Emergency Management to hold live drill next Tuesday

Todd Perna, Atascosa County Emergency Management Coordinator and Fire Marshal announced that a live drill will be held in Atascosa County on Tuesday, June 10 between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. The location will be on FM 162, the spur between S.H. 16 and Hwy. 97 W. Perna advised area residents to not be alarmed if they hear or see […]

Movie In The Park

Graduation Most of the local students are out for the summer, but wrapping up graduation ceremonies is Pleasanton High School, Friday June 6th, 8 pm at Eagle Stadium. Cinema In The Park Do not forget to bring the kids to Cinema at the Park June 7 for a showing of Despicable Me 2. Admission is free and there will be […]


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Chamber Chats

Taste of Atascosa is back, welcome Cindy

Cowboy Homecoming Queen/Court deadline is July 31 Hello everyone! It’s hard to believe that summer is near, and with the warm weather comes a flurry of activity and special events. We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate our area-wide graduating seniors. Best of luck to each and every one of you on your new adventures in life! If […]