Fatal shooting at oil field yard still under investigation

According to Atascosa County Sheriff David Soward, a fatal shooting occurred Thursday, February 26 around 10:30 a.m. One man, whose name has not been released, was allegedly shot and killed by an employee/business partner of an oil field company, located at the yard of OGPM, LLC near FM1784 near IH 37 in northern Atascosa County. According to a spokesperson of […]

Strawberry royalty to be crowned Sat.

Farmers’ Market returns for locals

Amid a theme of “The Court of the Egyptian Nile,” the 2015 Poteet Strawberry Festival Queen and King will be crowned this Saturday, March 7. Organized by the Kappa Tau Sorority, the coronation is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. Shay Huggins and Joseph Warnken will serve as this year’s emcees. Many will gather at the Poteet High School Auditorium […]

Hunter’s fight ends

Hunter Matthew Galloway, 16-month-old son of Pleasanton ISD Chief Willie and Crystal Galloway, has lost his battle with a rare form of childhood cancer. He passed away in the early hours on Friday, February 27. Services were held Monday, March 2 at Hurley Funeral Home. Hunter had been in a San Antonio hospital for the past few months. A fundraiser […]

Election filings: some confusion and one seat empty

The May 9 elections for both Pleasanton and Poteet had some last minute filings on Friday, February 27. One seat has no candidate and another may not be eligible. Pleasanton ISD The following trustees have filed for re-election: Edward Zamarippa, District 2; Jamie Downs, District 5; Joseph Warnken, District 6 and Ami Powell, District 7. Also filing for District 7 […]

Bulky/Brush pick-up begins March 16 for first zone

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. […]


Verdi - Tumlinson burglary

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 the burglary of a residence located in the 200 block of Tumlinson Road, located .03 of a mile off Verdi Road, 1.5 miles north of US 281. On February 13, 2015 at about 5:30 […]

Chamber awards banquet on Thurs.

It is time to honor the movers and shakers! Plan to attend the 64th annual awards ceremony this Thursday, March 5. Mayor Clint Powell will deliver a State of our City address before acknowledging the many members of our community who contribute their time on a consistent basis. Tickets, $10, are available at the chamber office, 605 Second St. Cowboys […]

Jailhouse rocks inspection for 35th year in a row

Last week the Atascosa County Jail received their annual inspection from the Texas Commission on Jail Standards. Texas law requires periodic inspections of county jail facilities under Chapter 351 and Chapter 511 of the Government Code and Chapter 297.8 of the Texas Commission on Jail Standards. This year’s inspection by the state inspector was a surprise without any prior notice […]


February 24 - March 2, 2015

Accident – Main St., Oaklawn (2)Accident, Major – OaklawnAccident, Minor – Oaklawn (2)Assault – Sanchez (2), TradeBurglary of a Habitation – GoodwinBurglary of Vehicle – Commerce, North St.Criminal Mischief – OaklawnDisturbance – Oaklawn, DepotDriving While Intoxicated – Second (2)Drug Paraphernalia – Second St.Fight – ColwellIndecency with a Child – Undisclosed LocationMissing Juvenile – OaklawnPhysical Disturbance – Adams, HuntPublic Intoxication – […]

Deserving teachers presented with grants from the PISD Education Foundation

The Pleasanton Education Foundation handed out their teacher grant awards to recipients on Friday, February 13 and Monday, February 23. The Education Foundation “Prize Patrol” was there to award the grants to the deserving teachers. The “Prize Patrol” consisted of Education Foundation Board Members, Dr. Matt Mann, Interim Superintendent, Board President, Coach Frank Tudyk and a group of the Pleasanton […]