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Injury to child upgraded to murder for Juarez

Last week, 26-year-old Jose Anthony Juarez Jr. of Pleasanton was arrested, and charged with Injury to a Child with a serious bodily injury, a first degree felony. Atascosa County Sheriff’s investigators have upgraded the charges on Juarez, regarding the injuries he caused to his three-month-old son on Sunday. As a result of these injuries the child passed away last Wednesday, […]

Suspect arrested in Virginia Twins Garden Market theft

A suspect, Charlie Coronado, has been arrested in connection to the burglaries at Virginia Twins Garden Market that occurred on August 12 and 15. The investigation continued and Pleasanton Police Department officers established probable cause to believe that Coronado committed the burglary. Coronado was taken into custody without incident. During the arrest, officers recovered a large volume of items identified […]

Not so HOT news for area non-profit groups

For the first time since the Hotel/Motel Occupancy Tax grant process started, no funds will be distributed to the three applicants for the fiscal year 2016 which begins October 1, 2015. Earl Peterson, Activities/ Facilities Director, presented the recommendation from the HOT Grant Committee at the August 20 Pleasanton City Council meeting. In attendance were Mayor Clint Powell and Council […]


Court agrees to consolidate voting boxes for Nov. election

Atascosa County Commissioners’ Court Second Regular Meeting August 24, 2015 9:00 a.m. Ordered by Hon. Bob Hurley, Atascosa County Judge Present were all four Commissioners, Lonnie Gillespie, (Precinct 1); William “Bill” Torans, (Precinct 2); Freddie Ogden, (Precinct 3) & Bill Carroll, (Precinct 4). • After call to order of the Second Regular Meeting of the Commissioners’ Court, Judge Bob Hurley […]


Last week for Bulky/Brush pickup starts Monday

While Week 2 is winding down for Bulky/Brush pickup, the final week will be August 31-September 4. Week 2: August 24-28 for the area west of Hwy. 281 to Bryant St. and south of Goodwin. Week 3: August 31-September 4 for the area west of Bryant St. and north of Goodwin St. and may set out bulky waste now. For […]

Frio Cookers win grand champion PYF Cowboy of the Year IBCA BBQ Cookoff

The Pleasanton Young Farmers’ Barbeque Cookoff drew 34 teams at this year’s PYF Cowboy of the Year Rodeo Festival. Grand Prize went to the Frio Cookers team of Anthony DeLaO and Ernest Garza. Reserve Grand Champion went to Matias Serrata and Maribel Cuellar of the Pit Boss Smokers. Dawn Mason served as the Head Judge at the IBCA sanctioned event […]

HOT grant process could use some changes

The Way I See It

The Hotel/Motel Occupancy Tax (HOT) funding – or at least this fiscal year non-funding – mechanism just might need some tweaking. I get it. When our city didn’t have that much to “lose”, it wasn’t a big deal. But now that our coffers are filling up exponentially, there is more to distribute and the need for accountability has increased. But […]