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 […]

The Way I See It

Have yourself a Merry little Christmas now

I ’m one of THOSE people. You know the ones who actually look forward to Christmas music on the radio. Imagine my surprise when I tuned into Q109.1 before Thanksgiving and they had already started mixing in some holiday tunes! Happy? Yep. I’ve had it on that station the entire time. Plus, at home I’ve been listening to them on […]

State Capital Highlights

State contract with tech firm prompts calls for probe

State Sen. John Whitmire, DHouston, on Dec. 18 requested that the special prosecution unit of the Travis County District Attorney’s Office “begin a formal and thorough investigation” into transactions between the State of Texas and 21CT, a software intelligence firm with offices here and in Vienna, Virginia. Information about the transactions came to light via an ongoing investigation and stories […]

Texas Politics

Texas has several dogs in GOP presidential battle

Texans can look forward to having at least four possible competitors for the 2016 presidential ticket with Texas connections. Obviously, there’s outgoing Gov. Rick Perry, and freshman U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz. Less obvious, but nonetheless connected to Texas is Houston-born former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. The fourth is another United States senator — though from Kentucky, not Texas — Rand […]

Writer’s Roost

He didn’t get out New Year’s Eve with amateur drunks

When someone asks me what I’m going to do on New Year’s Eve, I usually tell them I’m going to be at home in my comfortable recliner watching something representative of the holiday, most likely a football game. I’m not quite a teetotaler — I do have a glass of good white wine on occasion, generally with or just before […]

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