Flashback: Community wins second place in National Clean Town Contest for ‘55



60 Years ago- Pleasanton and North Pleasanton have won second place in the 1955 national clean-town contest in their population class. Word of this community’s outstanding achievement was received here yesterday in a telegram from Joseph F. Battley, president of the National Cleanup, Fix-up, Paint-up Bureau in Washington, D.C. The telegram, sent to Mrs. Nora Brite, C of C secretary, […]

Commissioners’ Court notes 106th year of Boy Scouting




Atascosa County Commissioners’ Court First Regular Meeting February 8, 2016 9:00 a.m. Ordered by Hon. Bob Hurley, Atascosa County Judge All four commissioners were present; Lonnie Gillespie, (Precinct 1); William “Bill” Torans, (Precinct 2); Freddie Ogden,Bi• (Precinct 3) & ll CarArfotlelr, (cParllectoinocrtd4e)r. of the meeting, Judge Hurley called on Frances Henderson, Scout Service Executive, Longhorn District, Alamo Area Council of […]

H&R Block has local 1,000 winner



H&R Block is putting the “fun” back in Refund Season. Edward Schievelbein, a local winner of the H&R Block 1,000 win @1,000 Daily Sweepstakes, celebrates at the H&R Block office at 1737 W. Oaklawn and is presented with a giant check. H&R Block is giving away a total of $32 million in the first month of tax season. Anyone who […]

NOT SO SWIFT



Abandoning alleys and sign ordinances discussed at Jourdanton council

Suggestions for naming new sports complex/ entrance street sought

The Jourdanton City Council meeting was held on January 19, due to Martin Luther King holiday on January 18. The meeting was called to order at 6 p.m. by Mayor Susan Netardus. In attendance were council members, Kendall Schorsch, Robert Williams, Raul Morales and Karen Pesek. Johnnie Goetzel was absent. The consent agenda items which included the minutes from the […]

Craddick discusses Texas shale success with Mexico’s Ministry of Energy

Oil & Gas Editor

Railroad Commissioner Christi Craddick met with Mexico’s Ministry of Energy (SENER) recently as part of the Mexican delegation’s official mission to learn about the Texas view on shale industry best practices and regulations. Representatives from the country’s National Hydrocarbons Commission (CNH), Ministry of Finance (SHCP), and a new agency charged with industrial and environmental safety for hydrocarbons, (ASEA), joined the […]

ACA to meet Thursday



Atascosa Citizens in Action will meet at the Pleasanton Civic Center, Thursday, February 11, at 1:15 p.m. One grant has been submitted and is underway for Atascosa Family Crisis Center (AFCC). We’re totally enrolled in Funding Information Network (FIN). We will be discussing grant ideas and searching Funding Information Network regarding additional grant requests. ACA is working diligently on other […]

Atascosa Family Crisis Center “Adopt a Project”



Atascosa Family Crisis Center (AFCC) is encouraged by the continuing community support for its efforts in renovating the facility they moved into. AFCC is undergoing an “Adopt a Project” campaign to accomplish all the projects necessary to properly facilitate their AFCC building. Former classrooms and an auditorium are being changed into ten bedrooms. Other changes are needed to the structure, […]

Poteet families receive new homes

Lifestyles Editor

“It’s a beautiful house, Mom! You’ve got a beautiful house,” said Diana Robles to her mother, Juanita Guerra. Juanita and her husband of 51 years, Jake Guerra, were among those Poteet residents receiving new homes through the HOME Program. The Guerras were among those presented with a set of keys by Poteet Mayor Richard Tuttle on Thursday, Jan. 28. Other […]

Masquerade Ball raises funds for Children’s Alliance



What do you get when you mix masked people with a heart for protecting kids, some great food, a dash of jazz music, a live auction and a local news personality? You get the 3rd Annual Children’s Alliance of South Texas Masquerade Ball! Held at the Floresville Convention Center on February 6, this year’s event was a full house of […]


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