Man dies after being tased

Macario Cisnero Garcia, 54, of Pleasanton was pronounced dead at South Texas Regional Medical Center early Monday morning. About two hours earlier, around 3:30 a.m., Garcia had been pursued by Atascosa County Sheriff D. Kaufman. The deputy attempted to stop his vehicle for a traffic violation in Pleasanton. The vehicle refused to stop for about a half of a mile […]

Enjoy Market Days this weekend

This Saturday, Oct. 18, the Atascosa River Park in Pleasanton will be filled with the sweet sounds of Tejano, Country and Mariachi music, at the seventh annual Market Days. The event is being brought to the public by the Pleasanton Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. PHCC President David Douglas invites the public to bring the entire family out for this day […]

A healthy fair set for Saturday

The 13th Annual Texas Sized Health Fair is set for Saturday, October 18, 2014 at the South Texas Regional Medical Center (STRMC) campus. The health fair will begin at 10 a.m. and end at 2 a.m. As always there is no cost for the health fair. This year the registration area and starting point for the health fair will be […]

Lil’ Mr. and Miss Cowboy Homecoming chosen at pageant

Cuteness abounded at the Lil’ Mr. and Miss Cowboy Homecoming pageant with four contestants vying for the titles. Jack Fluitt and Mia Martinez were chosen to help represent Pleasanton during the 49th annual Cowboy Homecoming festival October 23-25. Sponsored by H-E-B, the event was held on Sunday, October 12 at ACT Theatre. Jack is the 5-year-old son of Kate and […]

November 4 elections full with local contests

While the gubernatorial race is hot on Texan’s minds, the local contested races are on the minds of Brush Country voters. Candidates that are vying for the 218th Judicial District Judge’s bench are Russell Wilson (Republican) and Carrie Moy (Democrat). Voters will also decide if Bob Hurley (Republican) or Bill Gamez (Democrat) will be the next Atascosa County Judge. Judge […]


Boxhouse Rd. Burglary

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 burglary located in the 300 block of Boxhouse Road, off of FM 3175 in the Quailcreek Subdivision. On October 12, 2014 at about 1:45 p.m. sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a residence in […]

Jourdanton Council approves budget, property tax rate

All members were present at the last Jourdanton City Council meeting: Donnie Blue; Robert “Doc” Williams; Raul Morales, Patsy Tymrak-Daughtrey, Chester Gonzales and Mayor Susan Netardus. The meeting opened with many citizen comments regarding the proposal to build a new swimming pool at the complex with the baseball fields. Most were for the new pool and closing the old one. […]

SAWS should be Coast bound

There is a huge population growth in Bexar County and they all need water. What SAWS fails to menion is that they also need to eat. So why in the world would SAWS target their rural reighbor’s water supply in the Carrizo/ Wilcox aquifers (the Carrizo is already being pumped faster than it is being recharged)? Atascosa and Wilson counties […]

The Way I See It

Officers’ Ambush - 15 years

A somber ceremony was held on the grounds of the Atascosa County Sheriff’s office on Monday evening. Honored were the three law enforcement officers – brothers in arms so to speak – who lost their lives on October 12, 1999 in a senseless ambush. Taken away from us all were Sheriff’s Deputies Mark Louis Stephenson and Thomas Orville Monse, Jr. […]