UTSA holds forum to diversify economic activity

Eagle Ford cities in Atascosa County targeted

Thursday afternoon, January 29, representatives from the UTSA Institute for Economic Development met with Atascosa County citizens at the Jourdanton Community Center. Discussion centered around efforts to form a community-based group forum where ideas could be developed to encourage citizens and businesses to visit and locate in cities in Atascosa County. Coordinating the meeting was Gerald “Jerry” Gonzales, Jr., assistant director […]

Workshop for parks master plan held

About 25 civic minded citizens gathered at the Pleasanton Civic Center on Tuesday, Feb. 3 to attend the first workshop for the City of Pleasanton Parks Master Plan. The small group discussions, facilitated by Burditt Land/Place Consultants personnel, gathered wants and needs from each member in attendance to make a master “want/need” list. High on everyone’s list was the need […]

TxDOT distributes more resources to energy sectors

Reminds motorists to ‘Be Safe, Drive Smart.”

In an effort to address traffic crashes and roadway conditions in the increasingly busy energy sectors of the state, the Texas Department of Transportation is launching its “Be Safe. Drive Smart.” safety awareness campaign, while also allocating more resources to these heavily impacted areas. “Energy exploration and production continue to boost the state’s economy, but it’s imperative that safety remains […]

Election filings slow

Candidates for the upcoming municipal and school board elections that will be held on Saturday, May 9, have until February 27, 2015 to file. The City of Pleasanton, will be holding an election for certain, while Pleasanton ISD, the City of Poteet and Poteet ISD may have elections if opponents file. City of Pleasanton There are three seats to be […]



St. Peter Church 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 burglary of a church located in the 17000 block of SH 16, 9 miles north of the city of Poteet. On January 31, 2015 at about 11:00 a.m. sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to […]

Plant Q & A Texas A&M

Leyland Cypress Q&A

Q. I think Leyland cypress is beautiful. We used lots of them in California where I moved from. Why isn’t it used here in Texas? A. Leyland cypress is used some in Texas but not necessarily successfully. In San Antonio, some of the military bases used it for hedges. Many of the plants did not survive. It is thought to […]


January 27, 2015 - February 2, 2015

Accident – Oaklawn (3), Goodwin (2), San Antonio,Main St., FranklinAccident, Major – OaklawnAccident, Minor – Main St., Oaklawn (2),Assault – OaklawnBurglary – Hwy. 97 E.Burglary, Habitation- WinshipBurglary Storage Building – Pleasanton Ave.Burglary, Habitation- Jeff, Bensdale, Live OakCriminal Mischief – Main St. (2), Hunt St., Dallas,GoodwinCriminal Trespass – Hunt St.Disturbance – Winship (2), Second St., Bowen, HarlDisturbance, Verbal – Vickers, WinshipDriving […]

The Way I See It

Naiveté politician, really?

Is there such a thing as a naive politician? I ask this because of what Texas Representative Molly White (Rep.-Belton) wrote on her Facebook wall last week in reference to a Muslim group visiting the State Capitol on January 29. “Today is Texas Muslim Capital (sic) Day in Austin. The House is in recess until Monday. Most members including myself […]

Evergreen Underground Water Conservation District progress

Over the past 3 ½ years the Evergreen has made significant progress improving the application process for drilling and production permits, streamlining permit approval and creating a knowledge data base of our district aquifers. 1) Commissioned the Hargiss Atascosa County stratigraphic study to define locations and depths of Carrizo/Wilcox Aquifer and identify potential leakage between the two aquifers. 2) A […]