Clinesmith to resign as PISD superintendent

In her monthly brief to Pleasanton ISD personnel, Dr. Cynthia Clinesmith announced she would be tendering her resignation to the school board. Clinesmith, who just completed her initial three-year contract had already had her contract extended for another three years. She thrust herself into this community and the district being on site and in the trenches with a visibility that […]

Jourdanton’s new complex wins contest

When designing the new municipal building for the City of Jourdanton, the Mission Revival architecture style of the Atascosa County Courthouse was kept in mind on the plans of the prefabricated concrete structure. That decision helped Speed Fab-Crete of Fort Worth win the National Precast Concrete Association’s Reader’s Choice Cover Contest in the Precast, Inc. magazine. Speed Fab-Crete and Callahan […]

Use caution while handling fireworks

Atascosa County Fire Marshal Todd Perna is asking everyone to be extra careful during this holiday season while handling fireworks. Whether you’re shooting off fireworks, disposing of Christmas trees, or just hanging out around the campfire, residents should remember to use caution when doing anything outdoors that could potentially cause a spark. You could be held civilly liable as well […]


Omitted Santa letter shared

Each year we include Letters to Santa. Sometimes some are left out and we apologize for the omission. A student’s letter from Mrs. Hicks’ class in Pleasanton Primary was omitted. Her letter and original artwork follows: Dear Santa,How are you Santa? Ihave bee good I want abigr vll house. I want amicron. I want swing set.Love, Makenna Pelle

Merry Christmas!

Second Baptist Chapel Stepping Into The New Year fashion show and musical is hitting the stage at the Civic Center in Pleasanton on Saturday December 27th. The event will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. and will include a buffet, music, silent auction, door prizes and a fashion show for fun. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for […]


Arson investigation needs info

The Atascosa County Fire Marshal along with Crime Stoppers is hoping that a FIVE THOUSAND-DOLLAR cash reward being offered for one week only will help solve a reported arson located in the 700 block of San Antonio Street, located in the city of Pleasanton. On November 26, 2014 at about 6:00 p.m. emergency personnel were dispatched to the 700 block […]

Councilmember Sanchez leaves meeting

Omar Garcia, Executive Director for the South Texas Energy and Economic Roundtable, addressed the Poteet City Council at their December meeting. He emphasized the importance of reaching students while they were still in school and training them in the direction of the oil and gas production. It is hoped that eventually Poteet will be a central hub for that type […]


December 16- December 22, 2014

Accident on Oaklawn (3)Accident, Minor on Taylor, Oaklawn (6), Eagle Pride, Main St., GoodwinAccident, Major on Commerce, Main St.Assault on Southway,Second, HuntBurglary of a Building on Second, Adams, Trade St., SouthwayBurglary of a Motor Vehicle on Main St., OaklawnBurglary on Hwy on 97Criminal Mischief on Oaklawn, (2) Live Oak, Veterean’s Memorial Rd.Disturbance on Patrick, OaklawnHit and Run on Main St.Phone […]