Fire south of Lytle burns over 375 acres

Atascosa County Fire Marshal Todd Perna was summoned to a fire south of Lytle, Sunday afternoon, shortly after four p.m. Theinitialreportwasfora5acregrassfire.At 4:39 the units on location reported that the fire was about 100 acres, rapidly spreading and the fire was jumping the roadway on all sides. Command requested a helicopter for an aerial view of the fire shortly after 5 […]

St. Matthew’s popular Music Fest is Sunday

The fall type weather we’ve been experiencing is just perfect to enjoy listening – or dancing- to South Texas’ favorite Tejano groups. Make plans to attend the 2015 Fall Music Festival Sunday, Sept. 20, at Jourdanton City Park. The festival will begin at noon and end at 11 p.m., and admission is free! DJ Sound Effects from Charlotte will get […]

Mayor Pro Tempore Hall resigns council seat

Mayor ProTempore and District 6 Councilman Travis Hall, Jr. has stepped down from office. Mr. Hall could not be reached for comment. On the September 17 Pleasanton City Council agenda is an item to appoint his replacement. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m.


Sorrow and Celebration – The emotional journey of the past 7 days

On a national level we remembered the 14th anniversary of one of our most tragic days as Americans. 9/11 brings back vivid recollections of fear and anger. Of sorrow and despair. And of perseverance and determination. As a police officer I was fortunate to get to represent my profession in San Antonio as I and 69 other officers, along with […]

Support Friends of Library salad luncheon Sept. 24

The event you’ve been waiting for is finally here! The Friends of the Pleasanton Public Library are holding their annual Salad Luncheon and Silent Auction on Thursday, September 24 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Pleasanton Civic Center. All proceeds benefit the Library and are used for such things as their Summer Reading Program and items not regularly […]

Avoid car burglaries

There has recently been an increase in car burglaries throughout Pleasanton. In the majority of these cases, vehicles were left unlocked. Police Chief Ronald Sanchez offered the community these tips on preventing your car from being burglarized: 1. Lock your vehicle at all times 2. Remove keys from the ignition 3. Make sure there no valuables in plain sight such […]


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Commissioners recognizes donation of rehab/communication trailer

Atascosa County Commissioners’ Court First Regular Meeting September 14, 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 Regular Meeting of the Commissioners’ Court, Judge Bob Hurley asked for […]

Tickets are still available for PISD Education Foundation’s Casino Night

The Pleasanton Independent School District Education Foundation Casino Night still has tickets available for their Saturday, September 26 fundraiser. Join the fun by stepping back to the days of old Las Vegas – black suits, thin ties, cocktail dresses and hob-knobbing with the Rat Pack. It all starts at 6:30 p.m. at the Pleasanton Civic Center, 115 N. Main. The […]