School bond has better chance of passing in May

Focus groups, input from community heard

A brand new elementary school and upgrades for other campuses may be the right combination to get a $63 million bond passed on May 9 for the Pleasanton Independent School District. The board unanimously voted to add the bond to the ballot at the February 10 meeting. The Long Range Planning Committee consisting of members of the community that were […]

Dr. Mann named PISD lone finalist for superintendent

In a unanimous 7-0 vote, the Pleasanton ISD School Board named Dr. Matthew Mann as the lone finalist for the Superintendent position. In accordance with state law, the district must wait 21 days before officially offering Mann a contract. Dr. Mann, the former Pleasanton High School principal, is currently serving as the interim superintendent. He had most recently been the […]

Oil/Gas mobile lab travels to Coastal Bend college sites

Coastal Bend College listened to the needs of the Oil and Gas Industry and with a grant with the Higher Education Coordinating Board, created a mobile, one-of-a-kind learning environment for the oilfield industry. With the Coastal Bend College Process Technology Mobile Unit, CBC can offer the industry ‘customized training’. In addition to industry training, the turnkey trailer provides students with […]

Comptroller distributes $873 million statewide

(AUSTIN) — Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar said today that state sales tax revenue in January was $2.56 billion, up 11.2 percent compared to January 2014. “The growth in sales tax revenues was led by business spending,” Hegar said. “Receipts from the manufacturing and wholesale trade sectors were up sharply. In spite of the recent decline in crude oil prices, tax […]

Filing deadline approaches

Candidates have until Friday, February 27 to file for public office in the upcoming municipal and school board elections. The elections for Pleasanton and Poteet will be held on Saturday, May 9. City of Pleasanton There are three seats to be filled due to term limits. J.R. Gallegos, District 4, Roger Garza, District 5 and Jeanne Israel, District 6. It […]

Bulky/brush clean up starts in March

The next city-wide clean up for Pleasanton starts Monday, March 16. The city will be divided into three areas and three weeks, with each week focusing on one area. •Week One will run March 16-20. The area east of Hwy. 281 and north of the Industrial Park and may set out bulky waste starting March 2. •Week Two- March 23-27. […]


Galindo’s broken into twice

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 burglaries of a restaurant located in the 50 block of South Edwards Avenue, located in the city of Charlotte. On January 15, 2015 at about 7:30 a.m. sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to Galindo’s Restaurant […]

$63 million bond election called, Mann named lone finalist

After giving out the 14 student of the month awards and a short presentation by Pleasanton Elementary School Principal Keri Cooper, the Pleasanton School Board opened their regular business meeting. Dr. Matthew Mann, the interim superintendent, reported that new furniture had been purchased. There are new cafeteria tables for Primary. Elementary received all new teacher and student chairs, Junior High […]


February10 - February 16, 2015

Accident – MainAccident, Major – Oaklawn, Second St.Accident, Minor – Oaklawn (3), Main St. (2),High Meadow, Oakhaven BensdaleAssault by contact, Resist, Assault PublicServant – Bryant, OaklawnAttempted Burglary – OaklawnBurglary of a Building- MansfieldCriminal Mischief – Bryant, BensdaleCriminal Trespass – BryantDisturbance – Market St., Quail Hollow, Second,Sanchez, Harl, Oaklawn (2), SuttonDriving Under the Influence – GoodwinPosession of Controlled Substance – Oaklawn,Florida […]

The Way I See It

Tidy up, citizens!

Spring is in the air and that means many of us have the urge to start spring cleaning. It may be as small as tackling the kitchen junk drawer or as large as clearing a piece of property that has been neglected for a long time. I know I need to start in my garage – again. I think that […]