Cowboy of the Year announced at rodeo Friday

Two to be inducted into South Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame

SUE BROWN EDITOR The Pleasanton Young Farmers are ready for their annual rodeo festival after working the past few months on the arena and grounds. Former Cowboys of the Year gathered at the Pleasanton Express to choose this year’s newest member. They also picked two gentlemen who have passed away to be inducted into the South Texas Cowboy Hall of […]

Battle of Medina ceremony Sat.



The 202nd anniversary of the Battle of Medina will be celebrated this Saturday, August 15 at 10 a.m. One of the bloodiest battles in Texas is remembered through the efforts of the Atascosa County Historical Commission. It will take place under the large oak trees on Old Applewhite Road. Signs will be placed where you turn to the west off […]

Wreck claims life of former councilwoman



An August 7 crash claimed the life of Roxanne Peters on US 281 near FM 536 about 2.5 miles north of Leming. A 2013 Mack truck, driven by 38-yearold Jerome Mack, was towing a 2007 flatbed trailer heading north on US 281. Peters, 52, was also traveling northbound in a 2010 Lexus SUV behind the truck. The truck tractor slowed […]

Field house … done – bond construction plans moving ahead



SUE BROWN EDITOR With one major building project completed – the new athletic training facility – Pleasanton ISD’s superintendent Dr. Matthew Mann is anxious to start the next phase. With the passing of the $63 million bond election held May 9, the district is ready to start on the new Agriculture barn (which will now include a practicie show ring […]

Sheriff’s office makes cocaine bust, arrests one



CONTRIBUTED The Atascosa County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit continues to wage war on local drug dealing with the execution of a search warrant in Pleasanton recently. Investigators with the sheriff’s office obtained the warrant from Justice of the Peace Orlando Carrasco after a three week long investigation. The warrant was served by the Sheriff’s Office Special Operations Unit according to […]

Commissioners recognize Atascosa County 4-H members with proclamation




During the Regular Meeting of Commissioners’ Court in Jourdanton on Monday, August 10, Honorable Atascosa County Judge Bob Hurley read a Proclamation designating August 4-10, 2015 as National 4-H Week. Standing from left are Dru Benavides, Food and Consumer Science Agent; Holden Hagen, County Council Officer; behind him, Caitlyn Nieschwitz, County Council Officer, Madilyn Vick, Junior Ambassador; Kenley Everett, Junior […]

Burn ban set for County takes effect today



Due to extremely dry conditions and lack of recent rains within Atascosa County, the drought index has come up significantly. Todd A. Perna, Atascosa County Fire Marshal/Asst. Emergency Management Coordinator, said, “The county is implementing a burn ban for 90 days. This will take effect on Wednesday, August 12, newspaper publication day. Should you have any questions or concerns, you […]

Call before you dig



In the past, utility lines were strung overhead; however in this day and age public utilities have gone underground. Everything from telephone lines, high speed internet lines, to cable television lines, to gas and power lines, as well as water and wastewater lines are buried at varying depths. It is very important to handle these lines with care. A nick […]

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Poteet City Manager Moore resigns

Tax collection agency changed to Austin’s MSB

At their regular meeting, the Poteet City Council voted unanimously to accept the resignation of City Administrator, Scott Moore. This came after a thirty minute executive session in which council members Denise Sanchez, Rosalinda de la Fuente, Sonny Estrada, Valerie Reyes and Mayor Richard Tuttle considered the action. Greg Groesbeck was not present at the meeting. No details were given […]


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