Plane crashes near municipal airport

A 414 Cessna twin engine plane crashed Monday around 7 p.m. just outside the Pleasanton Municipal Airport.No injuries were reported by the six passengers on board.The plane was registered to a company out of Los Angeles, California to a Redhead Aviation LLC.Pleasanton Mayor Clint Powell, an avid pilot, described how the event may have unfolded.“The winds were coming out of […]

Historical sales tax allocation

Texas Comptroller Susan Combs reported that state sales tax revenue in May was $2.45 billion, up 8.5 percent compared to May 2013. “Sales tax growth was evident across all major economic sectors,” Combs said. “The growth was led by the retail and wholesale trade sectors, the oil and natural gas mining sector, and the services sector. This marks the 50th […]

Taste of Atascosa is Back

County event next Thursday

Ready to sample some of the best food offered throughout the county under one roof? Then make plans to attend the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce’s Taste of Atascosa and auctions. It will be held on Thursday, June 26 at the Pleasanton Civic Center. Serving will be from 6-9 p.m. with entertainment provided by local musicians Brian Anderson, Wade Hill and […]

Pleasanton man found with funny money, drugs

Larry Leroy Twigg, 57 of Pleasanton, has been charged after Atascosa County Deputies and investigators foiled a counterfeit operation yesterday. The suspect and a woman were found with a computer, printing apparatus, counterfeit money and a small amount of methamphetamines at a motel in Pleasanton. Twigg had an outstanding warrant out after failing to appear for a theft charge in […]

Man arrested on theft of copper wire

Atascosa County Deputy Joshua Ruiz noticed a black Nissan 4 door car parked near a fence line that was cut on HWY 281 north of Old Pleasanton Road while patrolling on June 7. Deputy Ruiz noticed evidence of a vehicle driving through the area of the fence that was cut. Deputy Ruiz followed the tracks on to the ranch property […]

Taste of The County

Taste of Atascosa Enjoy some of Atascosa County’s finest cuisine as the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce brings back The Taste of Atascosa. Join the chamber Thursday, June 26 at the Pleasanton Civic Center from 6-9 pm. Admission is $10 per person and includes samplings from fine local chefs and cooks. The event will also include live music and an auction. […]


In last week’s Living section, the incorrect phone number was given for the Atascosa Family Crisis Center. The correct number is 830-569- 2001. If you have a complaint about fairness or accuracy of items in this issue of our paper, call Editor Sue Brown at (830) 281-2341 Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.


Theft of motorcycle & tools

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 600 block of Trophy Lane, about 1 mile east of FM 476. On June 9, 2014 at about 9:00 a.m. sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a […]

Attend American Pride Day for 4th of July

The Jourdanton Chamber of Commerce announced that the 11th annual American Pride Day will be celebrated once again on Friday, July 4. The event, held at the Jourdanton City Park, will start at 5 p.m. with free hot dogs, drinks, pickles and popcorn given away while supplies last. There will be lots of local talent, kids’ games and the big […]


June 10 – June 16, 2014

Accident Oaklawn (4), Second St.Accident, Parking Lot Oaklawn (3), BensdaleAccident, Minor AirportAccident, Major Oaklawn, AirportAssault Oaklawn, Second St.Assault, Aggravated SanchezAssault, Sexual Undisclosed addressBurglary of a Building YorktownBurglary of a Business OaklawnBurglary of a Habitation CommerceBurglary of a Vehicle Meadowlark, Oakcrest, Ormand, Long St.Criminal Mischief Oakcrest (3), Bowen, Mansfield, Bryant,Veteran’s Memorial Rd, Duck St. (2), Oaklawn, SunsetForgery Oaklawn (2)Public Intoxication Paul’s […]