City limits expanded through annexation




At the regular Pleasanton City Council meeting held on Thursday, November 20, the second reading and adoption of Ordinance No. 14-1123 was approved. The 236(+/-) acres of land situated in the Nancy McAda Survey, Abstract No. 565 was annexed (save four tracts of land totaling 104.267 acres). A first reading of Ordinance No. 14-1124 annexing a tract of land containing […]

Local in Macy’s Parade



Samantha Muckleroy, a student at Jourdanton High School, has been selected to participate in the 2014 Macy’s Great American Marching Band as one of the select number of students from Texas. The band is celebrating the 88th anniversary of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and will take an honor position in the pa-rade on Nov. 27.Muckleroy said, “I’m excited to […]

Apply for Keep Texas Beautiful, Don’t Mess with Texas® scholarships



AUSTIN — Keep Texas Beautiful and the Texas Department of Transportation’s (TxDOT) Don’t mess with Texas program invite high school students statewide to share their achievements as leaders in litter prevention and environmental responsibility. To inspire more awareness among young Texans and recognize those already leading the effort toward positive litter habits, the organizations have partnered to announce the 12th […]

Last week for brush/ bulky pick-up



The city-wide brush/ bulky trash clean up for Pleasanton is still underway. The City of Pleasanton appreciates the cooperation of our residents and businesses in keeping Pleasanton beautiful. The third and last week of the pickup will be December 1-4. Properties west of Bryant Street and north of Oaklawn Street will be included in this route.

Department of Homeland Security offers 2015 cyber student volunteer initiative



Washington, D.C. – Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX28) today announced that the Department of Homeland Security is offering spring internships through its 2015 Secretary’s Honors Program Cyber Student Volunteer Initiative for current two- and fouryear college students. “This is a great opportunity for college students in Texas to gain invaluable handson experience in a top government agency,” said Congressman Cuellar. “I […]

Military helicopter makes emergency landing




Chris Mann, local airplane history buff, heard the sounds of a “heavy” military helicopter as it passed over his house near the Pleasanton Municipal Airport on Saturday morning. He grabbed his camera and made it to the airport and found that a U.S. Marine Corps CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter was sitting on the tarmac. The pilot approached Mann and confirmed […]

DPS urges safe driving during Thanksgiving holiday



AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is urging Texans to drive responsibly and take extra precautions to help keep roadways safe during the heavily travelled Thanksgiving holiday weekend. “Unique challenges – including increased traffic, possible winter weather and impaired driving – can make holiday travel particularly challenging and potentially dangerous,” said DPS Director Steven Mc- Craw. “DPS […]

FLASHBACK:

Women serve on jury for first time in county

60 Years ago- Six Atascosa County women-the first in the history of the county-are among 25 persons who have been summoned for jury duty in county court at Jourdanton next Monday. And the jury panel also for the first time in history, was chosen by an all-woman jury commission. Serving as jury commissioners were Mrs. Ernest Marshall and Mrs. Nita […]

Karnes County leads state, producing 5,513,949 barrels of oil in September




TEXAS MONTHLY OIL AND GAS STATISTICS 11/25/2014 OCTOBER PERMITS TO DRILL The Railroad Commission of Texas issued a total of 3,046 original drilling permits in October 2014 compared to 1,735 in October 2013. The October total included 2,741 permits to drill new oil and gas wells, 40 to re-enter existing well bores, and 265 for re-completions. Permits issued in October […]

Experience Christmas Village Dec. 5-7




Bring the entire family to the Poteet Strawberry Festival grounds next weekend, for this year’s presentation of Christmas Village. This free annual event features actors from throughout Atascosa County, as they take visitors back to the events surrounding the birth, life and death of Jesus Christ. This year’s Christmas Village presentations will be Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 5, 6 […]


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