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 […]

The Way I See It

Locally grown, locally appreciated

I n a few weeks, we will all be able to taste the most delicious strawberries around and we don’t have to wait for Strawberry Festival to do it! I spoke with Strawberry Festival’s Anna Skurka last week. She wanted to get the word out about the Farmer’s Market that will be held Saturday, March 28 from 9 a.m. – […]

5 reasons kids should play organized sports

In the past 30 years, obesity has more than doubled in young children and quadrupled in adolescents, potentially leading to a host of chronic diseases later in life, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Conversely, the CDC reports that regular physical activity provides a long list of physical benefits for children, but that’s not all. Daily exercise also promotes […]

State Capital Highlights

Senate panel passes legislation to fund state highways

The Senate Transportation Committee on Feb. 25 tentatively approved two pieces of legislation that would take a portion of various motor vehicle related taxes and dedicate that money to road and bridge construction and maintenance. Senate Bill 5, enabling legislation, and Senate Joint Resolution 5, which would put a constitutional amendment on the November statewide ballot, are meant to help […]

Texas Politics

Popular Sen. Van de Putte leaves to seek San Antonio mayorship

The emotion behind state Sen. Leticia Van de Putte’s farewell to her Senate colleagues Feb. 24 was summed up by Sen. Judith Zaffirini, D-Laredo. She called Van de Putte “everybody’s mama.” Van de Putte, well-liked on both sides of the aisle as a tough, but respectful and caring person, had nice things to say about all her colleagues as she […]

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