Beware of Internet Scams

The proliferation of the Internet within our society has spawned several new scams. First it was internet scams that usually consisted of a vendor selling something that they do not have. It’s usually a car or truck being sold for a price way below market value. It usually comes with a story such as, “getting divorced, must sell today” or […]


• City of Pleasanton – City Council Meetings are the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. at Pleasanton City Hall, 108 Second St. 830-569-3867. • City of Jourdanton – City Council Meetings are the 3rd Monday of the month at 6 p.m. at the Jourdanton City Hall, 1604 State Hwy. 97 E. 830-769-3589. • City of […]

Charlotte School Board members recognized at meeting

The Charlotte School Board held a regular meeting on January 21 beginning at 6:40 p.m. Members present were Jim Wilson; Maria Cantu, Cyndy Zuniga and Becky Ramos. Matt Wagner joined late and Tommy Garcia was not present. Fourth grader Mariah Boyd lead the Pledge of Allegiance, which was followed by a moment of silence. Elementary principal, Laura Mikolajczyk, thanked the […]

City Manager’s Message: Projects and CCNs

At the Jan. 21 meeting, Pleasanton City Manager Bruce Pearson reported the multi-business center project is continuing to move forward. “I had a conversation with some of the folks that were visiting about the partnership today. There will be gentleman that is scheduled to come visit with me in a couple of weeks. I have asked the mayor to come […]


Atascosa jury finds Mendoza guilty

An Atascosa County jury has found Thomas Mendoza guilty of Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon for the May 23, 2014 shooting at the Eagle Express Drive Thru in Pleasanton, Texas. “This guilty verdict sends a message that lawlessness and this conduct will not be tolerated in Atascosa County, our first duty is to protect the citizens.” District Attorney René […]

Are you prepared?

I enjoy attending our various press conventions and this past week’s Texas Press Association conference was quite informative. If I can leave with at least one new idea or skill, I feel it was a success. One of our sessions was a mock disaster drill. A scenario was given of a plant exploding much like the one that happened in […]

Thankful for a Helpful Community

I live on Crestline Drive in the Oak Forest subdivision. On Thursday, January 21, my small pet chihuaha escaped from my house. My next door neighbors immediately helped me look, but we were unsuccessful in finding her. A friend and I put out signs and I called several people who contacted others that they knew. Some even walked and drove […]

Governor meets with Prime Minister Netanyahu

Gov. Greg Abbott on Jan. 18 met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during a business development tour in Israel. Abbott said in a news release that the meeting was “to discuss Texas and Israel’s historic bond” and how he can further solidify their relationship. Abbott informed Netanyahu that Texas would “maintain its Iran divestiture policy” and that he would […]

Trump, Cruz: Buddies No More

The best-buddy Republican presidential contenders who hugged each other in Washington last September are now trading attack ads in Iowa and New Hampshire. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, who could rapidly list his Washington friends because there aren’t many, had played nicey-nice with billionaire New York mogul and reality show personality Donald Trump. Cruz, a Tea Party darling, admitted later that […]