Woman dies in one-car roll-over

A one-vehicle accident on Sunday, April 26, resulted in the death of Linda Pederson, 67, of Adkins. According to Anthony Flores, spokesperson with Texas DPS, the accident occurred at 5:25 p.m. on IH-37, four miles south of Campbellton. Mrs. Pederson was driving a 2000 Ford Excursion, northbound on IH-37. The vehicle had a blow-out on the left rear tire, causing […]

St. Andrew Picnic fun at Showbarn

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The parish of St. Andrew Catholic Church in Pleasanton is busy putting the final touches on this Sunday’s Parish Picnic on May 3. Deacon Bennie Garcia and Father Gilberto Vallejo remind everyone that this year’s picnic will be moving to the Atascosa County Showbarn (2209 W. Oaklawn in Pleasanton), due to much-needed renovations at the Parish Hall. Everyone in the […]

Father arrested for injury to 7-month-old son

The Atascosa County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation made an arrest last Thursday, April 23 on an Injury to a Child – intentionally causing serious bodily injury case. The case was reported to the sheriff’s office on the afternoon of April 22 when deputies were notified by a San Antonio hospital that the 7-month-old boy had been admitted for treatment for […]

Early voting underway

Early voting is underway in Pleasanton and Poteet municipal and school elections. Pleasanton ISD Early votes totaled 292 for Monday and Tuesday for the Pleasanton ISD elections. Vying for District 7 are incumbent Ami Powell and Pete J. Pawelek. Also on the ballot will be a $63 million bond to build a new elementary school and to upgrade and improve […]


Sheriff’s Narcotics Unit makes heroin and meth bust

Two Atascosa County Sheriff’s investigators assigned to the department’s Narcotics Unit arrested two Atascosa County residents on April 16 after they stopped a Ford F250 pickup for a traffic violation. The investigators were working narcotics investigations in the north end of the county when they observed a pickup truck without valid registration. While talking with the driver, the officers observed […]

Jourdanton awards Sports Complex project to Slay Engineering

Prior to the regular meeting of the Jourdanton City Council, there were two public hearings. The first was for the Dangerous Structures Board of Appeals regarding a mobile home on 2101 Cantrell Avenue. City Attorney Habib Erkan advised the council that the code provided actions dealing with dilapidates, substandard, unfit for residence and a danger to the health and safety […]

Vote, please – just vote

While I would encourage Pleasanton ISD voters to please support the bond election, I really want people to vote. And though I feel that this bond is the best way to keep our schools in an upward growth, it doesn’t do much good if people don’t show up at the polls. So many concerned people have turned out to attend […]

Unapologetically Rural

Reflecting upon the work of the Center for Rural Affairs, I think it’s an exciting time in rural America, with growing opportunities in sustainable farming, clean energy, healthcare, and small business. As a new Community Development Financial Institute we’re building capacity to meet growing capital needs of small businesses, and exploring needs in the farm sector and in neighboring states. […]

House, Senate state budget conferees roll up sleeves

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With barely more than a month left in the regular session of the Texas Legislature, it’s time for the House and Senate to do whatever can be done to reach an all-points agreement on House Bill 1, the state budget for fiscal years 2016 and 2017. A widely reported sticky area in the estimated $211 billion budget is over which […]