Snake Eyes … rolled again

More gaming rooms shut down

A late night raid Saturday, September 5, found three arrested for operating illegal gaming rooms in the Leming area. A double wide house located at 10822 N. Hwy. 281 had 26 8-liner machines. The alleged owner and an operator were both arrested. At the second location housed inside Eva’s Bar, south of the first raid, one was arrested and had […]

Rodeo time in Tilden, again

The Tilden Lion Club’s 65th annual rodeo will be presented this Friday and Saturday, September 11 and 12 at the Tilden Lions Club Arena at 8 p.m. nightly. The rodeo, produced by Lester Meir Rodeo Company, will also include calf scramble, mutton bustin’ and a County Team Roping on Thursday, September 10. The books will open at 6:30 p.m. and […]


Recent break-ins concern businesses

At the Pleasanton City Council meeting held on September 3, a group of concerned business owners addressed the council during the Citizen’s Comments section. Prior to that, Doug Best (Councilman District 1) asked City Manager Bruce Pearson during the discussion of the proposed budget for fiscal year 2015-2016, what the City is doing on the budget with the police force. […]

Stronger Together

This has been a week filled with tragedy for our law enforcement brothers and sisters, with numerous officers being killed around the nation…including the cold blooded murder of a Harris County Deputy who was merely filling his patrol car with fuel when he was gunned down. The rhetoric, that has been steadily turned up by those who would have you […]

Human trafficking raid yields arrests

Rene Pena, District Attorney for the 81st Judicial District, on Thursday, September 3 and Friday, September 4, 2015, initiated a human trafficking initiative in conjunction with the Texas Department of Public Safety, Pleasanton Police Department, Jourdanton Police Department, San Antonio Police Department, Bexar County Sheriff’s Department, Karnes County Sheriff’s Department and the FBI. The participating agencies conducted an operation whose […]

JROTC Cadets to hold 3rd Annual Patriot Day Ceremony Sept. 11

The Pleasanton JROTC students/cadets will remember those who were injured or killed 14 years ago during the Sept. 11th terrorist attacks on the United States by holding a Patriot Day Ceremony. The event will take place this Friday, Sept. 11, from 7:15 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. at the Pleasanton High School flag pole in the courtyard. Additionally, the cadets will […]

World’s largest cancer fighting event goes into the wee hours!

American Cancer Society Relay For Life symbolizes the fight of a cancer patient

Jourdanton, TX – Atascosa County walkers will go into the wee hours of the night to fight cancer during the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Atascosa County. This “celebration of life” brings the community together –alongside of countless other volunteers in the 5,000+ Relay communities here in the United States, and in twenty other countries around the world- […]

Gambling it all away

The Way I See It

Since last May 2014, there have been two undercover operations involving illegal gambling in our county. These gaming houses, filled with machines much like the ones in Las Vegas, are illegal when they pay out any type of cash or prizes/gift cards that are worth more than $5. Joining the Sheriff’s Department on the raid made me feel sorry for […]

10 things I learned growing up on a farm

Texas Agriculture

Lessons are planned. New school clothes have been bought. Practices have started. It’s time. Summer is coming to an end and students are getting ready to head back to school. To the classroom. Where they learn textbook essentials— math, science and reading. Things they’ll use for years to come. But agriculture’s classroom taught me skills beyond the books. Handy tricks, […]