A beautiful life cut short



Blue Santa brings cheer



Blue Santa arrived on Sunday, December 13 at the Pleasanton Civic Center to bring Christmas gifts and cheer to local children at a party held by the Pleasanton PD Blue Santa Program. This Christmas season 118 children received gifts by way of the Blue Santa program that is held annually. Monetary donations generously made by the Lion’s Club, Hurley’s, 3 […]

Alleged drunk driver crashes into school bus



An after school wreck delayed 47 students getting home on Tuesday afternoon. Mario Ramirez, of Pleasanton, was traveling north on Colwell Street and allegedly ran the stop sign on Adams St., striking the middle portion of Pleasanton ISD Bus #15 just past 4 p.m. with a 1993 Ford F150 pickup. No injuries were sustained by the students, but Ramirez was […]

Out & About

Erika Vela Special Assignments Editor

Christmas is Only 9 Days Away… Christmas is getting closer and we’d like to encourage our readers to shop local. There are plenty of local merchants looking forward to serving you. Christmas is only 9 days away and you can do any last-minute shopping right in your hometown. There are still a few happenings in the area we’re sharing with […]

December 25th is fast approaching



While I, like many, dub this “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year”, it seems that the span of time between Thanksgiving and Christmas gets shorter and shorter. Perhaps that’s a side effect of growing up. For me, I am fortunate that I can usually spend these important holidays with my loved ones. Unless the phone rings with an immediate […]

Deadly stabbing in Poteet



Poteet police arrested Joe Anthony Perez, 23, early Sunday morning after a double stabbing at a house on Avenue H. Perez is alleged to have killed Ariel Fernandez, 24, and stabbed her brother, Richard. He is being held on a $500,000 bond for murder. He is also being charged for aggravated assault. According to family an argument escalated between Ariel’s […]

Serna arrested in shoot-out death



Arrested in the December 2 shooting death of Lawrence Bert Cole, was Matthew Serna. Serna and Cole allegedly exchanged gunfire earlier in the month. Pleasanton Police officers responded to the 800 block of East Adams Street after reports of shots being fired were received. Two were found injured. Cole and Selena Ramon were both airlifted to the University Hospital in […]

2004 Murder suspect arrested



Atascosa County Sheriff David Soward stated that a suspect charged in the 2004 murder of Armando Acosta has been arrested in Harris County. Sheriff Soward stated that his chief investigator, Jake Guerra has been working with authorities in Harris County to have the suspect arrested. The sheriff said the suspect, Roman Rios, age 36, formerly of San Antonio was taken […]

Operation Sleigh Bell is huge success

Jourdanton P.D. hand outs good will, not tickets

A covert action has been discovered in Jourdanton. Headed by the Police Department, Operation Sleigh Bell has been implemented the past few days. People have been observed each day running errands, traveling through town, heading to work – and at this time of the year shopping and planning for Christmas. Here is the scenario. Say you are out and about. […]

Atascosa December Sales Tax Allocations Drop 9.6%



Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced that he will send cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts $626.3 million in local sales tax allocations for December, three percent less than in December 2014. These allocations are based on sales made in October by businesses that report tax monthly. The sales tax countywide for Atascosa dropped 7% from the comparable […]


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