Celebrate 50th Cowboy Homecoming

Thursday night Queen’s Coronation, Bull Ride Party kicks off event

Fifty years … that’s how many years the Cowboy Homecoming has been celebrating the heritage of the cowboy in Pleasanton. And while there are no longer cattle drives roaming on the Chisolm Trail, the area is still active with real cowboys and an industry that has been maintained for almost 200 years. The celebration returns to the River Park after […]

Murder arrest leads to major drug bust

Atascosa County sheriff’s investigators made a significant narcotics arrest last Friday, October 16th, at a residence in the Shalimar Subdivision according to Sheriff David Soward. The sheriff said the arrests and narcotic seizure were a direct result of an on-going murder investigation. Sheriff’s investigators had arrested 36 year Guy Dwayne Flores on October 12th for the murder of 89-year-old Pleasanton […]

Sailor surprises his sons

Pleasanton Primary students lined the hallways with signs welcoming home United States Navy Senior Chief Petty Officer Vincent E. Macias home from a 6-month tour of duty. His sons, Adrian, an 8th grader at Pleasanton Jr. High, Adyn, a 2nd grader and Vinny, a 1st grader, had no idea their dad was returning home, much less that he was retiring […]




Scams – Red Flag – Hang up and Delete

As each and every day goes by, it seems as if unscrupulous individuals come up with more and more new scam attempts to get your money. Not a week goes by at the Sheriff’s Office that we don’t get a call about an attempted scam. Fortunately, most people realize they’re being scammed before they lose their money. But nationwide, over […]

Plans for Sports Complex presented, construction begins in November

The Jourdanton City Council met with a public hearing on the proposed adoption of the budget and tax rate for the upcoming year, before their regular meeting. Following that, the Jourdanton Board of Adjustments discussed allowing variances on lot size, lot width, street frontage and front setback for property owned by Aline Binkley at 915 Maple Street. Mrs. Binkley is […]

FLASHBACK: Christine sets annual homecoming

60 Years ago- The Poteet Aggies took their first district game with a 13-6 triumph over the Mathis Pirates at Mathis, Friday. Poteet countered immediately after the opening kick-off on a 70-yard touchdown march. The Aggies reeled off six first downs before Ramblin’ Ralph Reed slashed up the middle for six and an Aggie T.D. Danny Ray Pippin converted. Mathis […]

“Cauveracity” explained … finally

The Way I See It

I love my hometown and my friends. Especially the ones who can shed light on my random questions. After my column last week on Norman Porter’s query he would pose to people “how’s your cauveracity,” I heard back from one of his nephews, Joe Wayne Vickers. And, as usual, the humor of the Brite/Porter clan comes through – a trait […]