FLASHBACK: Tar fire imperils Oak Ridge home



60 Years ago- Rights-of-way deeds on a four or five mile stretch of road from Verdi to the Leming-Loire road will be ready the last of this week, County Commissioner Daylon James said Monday. He said he would start fencing as soon as he obtains the deeds. A heater being used to melt tar for roofing caught fire yesterday (Wednesday) […]

Cowboy Homecoming … another first

The Way I See It

Over the past 50 years of Cowboy Homecomings we’ve had storms threaten the event, but it never had to be canceled much less evacuated. It is a difficult task to organize an event when the weather is good. Throw in lots of rain and the threat of flooding? Well that makes it even more difficult. For those who volunteer their […]

Safety first this Halloween



For adults, Halloween has become one of the most anticipated nights of the year. It’s the perfect opportunity to enjoy the great fall weather and spend time with friends before the holiday hustle and bustle begins. That’s why Silver Eagle Distributors, San Antonio’s local Anheuser-Busch distributor, is joining Anheuser- Busch in asking everyone to have a safe and enjoyable time […]

Atta boy!



All politics aside precinct 1 Commissioner Lonnie Gillespie deserves a shoutout for keeping his word. Thank you. Hector X. Moreno Atascosa County resident

State says funding to Planned Parenthood will be cut

State Capital Highlights

The state Health and Human Services Commission notified Planned Parenthood affiliates in Texas on Oct. 19 that state funding they have been receiving through the Medicaid program would be cut. The letter from the HHSC’s inspector general’s office said the termination of all Planned Parenthood affiliates would not affect access to care “because there are thousands of alternate providers in […]

Abbott harassing Planned Parenthood

Texas Politics

Fire!! Aim? Ready?? That seems to be the sequence Gov. Greg Abbott, and the Inspector General of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission are following in their all-out assault on Planned Parenthood. Republican Abbott, a vehement opponent of abortion in general and Planned Parenthood in particular, has decreed Texas will stop Medicaid money from going to Planned Parenthood not […]

ACA to meet Thursday, October 29



Atascosa Citizens in Action will meet at the Pleasanton Civic Center, Thursday, Oct. 29, from 1:15 -2:15 p.m. One grant has been submitted and is underway for Atascosa Family Crisis Center. We now have, at our disposal, three good grant writers: Jenny Moore from Coastal Bend College; Dorothy Steelman, Pleasanton Public Librarian and Rhonda Williamson, who has many major grant […]

Commissioners’ Court discusses J & G Systems LTD water conversion plant development in Atascosa County



Atascosa County Commissioners’ Court Regular Meeting October 12, 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 Commissioners’ Court, Judge Bob Hurley asked for public comments. […]

Pleasanton ISD swears in new trustee



The award winning JROTC team, which includes students from Pleasanton, Jourdanton and Poteet, presented a slide show of their trip to Washington, D.C. to the Pleasanton School Board at their regular meeting on September 8. They ranked first place in Divisional, were in the top 24 at Level II Academic and in the top 40 for Leadership. In their spare […]

Commissioners’ Court grants raise in wages for Part Time EMS Employees, beginning January 1, 2016




PUBLIC HEARING Before opening the Second Regular Meeting, Commissioners held an Open Public Hearing for the purpose of receiving comments and answering questions on the proposed renaming of CRANE RD. to CRAIN RD. Iris Porter and Leon Zabava discussed the reasons for suggesting changing Crane Rd. to Crain Rd. It was pointed out that the country road had been purposely […]


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