Proposed county tax rate clarified



Atascosa County Judge Bob Hurley discussed the reasons leading to the arrival of the decision by Commissioners’ Court to decide on the slight tax rate increase. “The state mandates something called the effective tax rate,” said Judge Hurley. “It’s based on overall inventory of tax valuations of all properties. And when tax valuations go up every year, the effective tax […]

Colby Mangum honored as top cowboy at PYF rodeo



The arena served as the backdrop while three cowboys were honored at the Pleasanton Young Farmers Cowboy of the Year Open Rodeo last Friday night. Colby Mangum was named Cowboy of the Year and two men were inducted into the South Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame posthumously before the rodeo. The families and friends of Edward F. Korus – who […]

Herschap wins Rodeo Riches



Roger Herschap of Pleasanton won the grand prize of $500 of merchandise from Rodeo Riches by registering at Sears 118 S. Main St., Pleasanton. The month long contest was played to help promote the Pleasanton Young Farmers’ Cowboy of the Year Open Rodeo and Festival. Herschap will spend at least $250 at Sears. The rest could be spent with the […]

Two prominent Pleasanton businesses burgled



Pleasanton Police Department is investigating the burglaries of two prominent Pleasanton businesses, Virginia Twins Garden Market and Center Pharmacy. Virginia Twins Garden Market located at 1402 Oaklawn Drive W. was robbed twice in a span of a week with an approximate loss of $25,000. The first burglary on August 11 involved one man with a camouflage backpack who made eight […]

All area Atascosa school districts, not campuses, meet 2015 TEA accountability standards



The Texas Education Agency (TEA) released the 2015 Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness ( STAAR) accountability ratings last week for more than 1200 school districts as well as 8600 campuses statewide. The ratings revealed that 94 percent of Texas school districts and charters achieved the rating of Met Standard. Good news for Atascosa County as each independent school district made […]

Victim’s death likely tied to human traffickers



On Friday August 14 at approximately 4:30 p.m. Jourdanton Police Officers were dispatched to the 1100 block of Marion Ave. for the report of a deceased body that had been found on the side of the roadway. The body was found by neighbors who were walking down the street. Officers made that location and located a deceased individual of Hispanic […]

Atascosa Citizens in Action meet Thursday, August 20



Atascosa Citizens in Action will meet at the Pleasanton Civic Center, Thursday, August 20, from 1:15 until 2:15 p.m. Pleasanton City Librarian, Dorothy Steelman, will bring us up-to-date on progress with Funding Information Network (FIN) for foundation help with grant procurements. Steelman said, “I will be able to give a brief presentation to the committee on how to get started […]

CBC Pleasanton’s Cougar Day welcomes over 120 new students for Fall 2015



Coastal Bend College (CBC) hosted Cougar Day New Student Orientation for over 120 incoming dual enrollment high school students and CBC college students on Wednesday, July 29 at the Pleasanton site. Tesla Martin, a CBC cosmetology student, was awarded an iPad 4 for her participation and creativity in the Cougar Day social media contest. Cougar Day provided all attendees with […]

Boot Campaign’s ‘Boots, Birds & Birdies’ fundraiser set for October 10 in Pleasanton



Boot Campaign announces the inaugural “Boots, Birds & Birdies” event coming to south Texas this fall. The brand new event features a dove hunt, golf tourney and live concert by country music favorites Jack Ingram and Radney Foster. Beginning at Pleasanton Golf Club and wrapping up at Pleasanton River Park, Boots, Birds & Birdies will be a day unlike any […]

Jourdanton ISD trustees approve appraisal district’s budget, Safe Schools services continued



Vanessa A. Lopez, the new food service director, introduced herself to the Jourdanton ISD board members at their regular meeting on August 10. Her office will be in the High School cafeteria and she invited any suggestions from the group. The trustees in attendance were Lanny Wheeler, Tricia Taylor, Mary Ramirez, Vance Jupe, Phillip Netardus, Amador Lugo and President Barbara […]


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