Coastal Bend College and F.I.R.S.T. are partnering to provide industry training at no cost

Coastal Bend College (CBC) in Pleasanton has partnered with F.I.R.S.T. (First In Rescue, Safety, and Training). The instructors come to the classroom with over 100+ years of combined EMS field and education experience and currently work for some of the largest fire department EMS agencies, National Emergency Response and trauma hospitals based in the state. F.I.R.S.T. instructors have held ranks […]

ACA meeting on Thurs., April 30

Atascosa Citizens in Action will meet at the Pleasanton Civic Center, Thursday, April 30, from 11 until 2. Food and beverages will be provided. The Institute for Economic Development at University of Texas at San Antonio will have representatives present. UTSA’s Eagle Ford Shale Community Development Program (EFSCDP) was created in partnership with the U.S. Economic Development Administration in order […]

STEPS participants enjoy breakfast courtesy of PHS Culinary Class

The monthly meeting of Eagle Ford STEPS “A Safer Texas One STEP Closer” began with a nice continental creakfast courtesy of Pleasanton High School Culinary students. This took place on Thursday, April 16 at Cowboy Fellowship Church. Gaylon Andrews, President of STEPS welcomed those in attendance after the Continental Breakfast and recognized Sierra Services for their sponsorship of the meeting. […]

Atascosa County Day at Capitol


WHEREAS, Residents from Atascosa County are gathering in Austin on March 24, 2015, to celebrate Atascosa County Day at the State Capitol and WHEREAS, During the first part of the 19th century, the grassy prairie region of South Texas that would become Atascosa County attracted Spanish, Mexican, and Angelo- American settlers, and by the time of the Texas Revolution, its […]

Hillbilly Fest showcases CASA’s commitment to children

An energetic Micki Kuenstler spins around, then pauses- calling out the winner of the toy walk. Then, each winner chooses their prize from a large table. It was just one of the many activities at this year’s Hillbilly Festival, hosted by CASA of South Texas, at the Atascosa River Park on April 25. Elizabeth Ginn, president of CASA’s board of […]

Veterans Benefit Fair set

Veterans are invited to attend the Veterans Benefit Fair on Saturday, May 2, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Come on out to the American Legion Post 436 in Jourdanton and learn about what benefits are available to you and your family. The hall is located at 1404 Zanderson (Highway 16). The following organizations are scheduled to be participating in […]


Mr. and Mrs. Myron Repka of Pleasanton are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Brett Ashley, to Nick Moore, son of Mr. Randy Moore of Lake Jackson, Texas, and Dr. Saundra Jain of Austin, Texas. Brett is a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin, and a Marketing Manager for NFP. Nick graduated from The University of […]

National Day of Prayer May 7

Join others in the community next week as they observe the National Day of Prayer, on Thursday, May 7. Events are scheduled in both Pleasanton and Poteet. First Baptist Church of Pleasanton will host a prayer meeting for the nation May 7, from noon to 1 p.m. Free lunch will be provided. The church is located at 400 N. Reed […]

Jourdanton Yearbook Awards

The 2014 Jourdanton CHIEF Yearbook staff has been recognized by the Columbia University Scholastic Press Association (CSPA) with the Bronze Medal at their 91st annual Scholastic Convention held at Columbia University in New York City. This year a total of 1,203 publications issued during the 2013-2014 academic year were eligible for judging in the 2015 Crown Awards Program. The 2014 […]

Operation ‘Read Out to Children’ (ROTC)

The Pleasanton High School JROTC and the City of Pleasanton Library invite all children in grades 6 and below to participate in the first-ever Operation “Reading Out to Children” (ROTC) program on Saturday, May 2. Time will be from 9 a. m. to noon at the Pleasanton City Hall Council Chambers. The JROTC students are advocating reading for all ages […]