Mangum named Cowboy of the Year

Pete Mangum, Margarito Guevara inducted into South Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame

Three cowboys – one posthumously – were honored at the Pleasanton Young Farmers’ Cowboy of the Year Open Rodeo and Festival this past weekend. Randy Mangum, chosen by former Cowboys of the Year, joined the select group. His father, C. S. “Pete” Mangum (who passed away in 1990), was also inducted into the South Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame along […]


Szulewski, Sissy’s Boutique win Rodeo Riches

$500 will be spent with participating merchants

Sharron Szulewski of Pleasanton won the grand prize of $500 of merchandise from Rodeo Riches by registering at Sissy’s Boutique, 113 W. Hunt St., Pleasanton. The month long contest was played to help promote the Pleasanton Young Farmers’ Cowboy of the Year Open Rodeo and Festival. Szulewski will spend at least $250 at Sissy’s. The rest could be spent with […]

Hospital’s parent company hacked

Free identity theft protection offered to affected patients

Community Health Systems (CHS), parent company of South Texas Regional Medical Center (STRMC), announced on Monday that it was the target of an external criminal cyber-attack. The event occurred sometime between April and June, and focused on physician clinics affiliated with its system hospitals. CHS believes the attacker was a foreign based group originating from China which used highly sophisticated […]

Cinema In The Park

Cinema in the Park School is just around the corner, so squeeze in one more fun summer activity with the kids. The last Cinema in the Park is Saturday, August 23 at the Pleasanton River Park in the little league baseball diamond. The “Brave” movie starts around 8 p.m. and there are plenty of free seats so make sure you […]


Schlumberger Theft

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 theft located in the 7700 block of US 281 in the city of Leming. On August 7, 2014 at about 1:00 p.m. sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the Schlumberger yard […]

Pleasanton businesses welcome new teachers to PISD

Pleasanton ISD is excited to welcome 39 new teachers to the PISD family for the 2014-2015 school year. The new educators were greeted with well wishes and gifts on Thursday, August 14th at the annual New Teacher Luncheon. On their first official day as members of the Eagle team, the teachers were treated to lunch catered by Carrie’s and showered […]


August 12- August 18, 2014

Accident Oaklawn (2), Main St., Bensdale Accident, Major Oaklawn Accident, Minor Oaklawn (3), Second Assault Oakhaven, Camden Ln. Burglary of a Building Oaklawn Burglary of a Vehicle Oaklawn Credit Card Abuse Oaklawn Disturbance Bowen (3), Depot, San Antonio St., Dallas, Anna, Patrick, Oaklawn (2), Grant Driving While Intoxicated First St, Oaklawn (2) Possession of a Controlled Substance Oaklawn Possession of […]


The Way I See It

Heatstroke 101

A s summer is winding down and kids are heading back to school or college, we shouldn’t have to contend with 100+ temps. But, we are in South Texas and it IS August so hot it is. Coming off of being in the heat for the whole day last Saturday at the Pleasanton Young Farmers shin dig, I got hot….like […]