Turn-n-Burn set for March 11-12

Casey Donahew Band to headline 6th BBQ Cook-Off

The Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce and Western Premium BBQ Products (W3) are again partnering up for another bigger than life barbeque cook-off March 11 and 12. Chamber co-chairs Wade McBee and Kevin Aniol are hoping that the 200 teams will fill by the deadline of March 10 at 5 p.m. Right now, there are about 100 teams competing under IBCA […]

Out & About

FREE Fit Camp The FREE Fit Camp that was being held at South Texas Nutrition has now relocated to the Pleasanton River Park. Fit Camp sessions will still take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning at 5:30 p.m. Visit Stx Nut Facebook page for additional information and details. Unshakable Generation Youth & Young Adult Service The Unshakable Generation invites the […]


Atascosa County continues to develop

The City of Pleasanton, along with Charlotte, Jourdanton, Poteet and all of Atascosa County, are experiencing continuing growth through the years. This ongoing growth pattern began realizing additional business development through the addition of ‘Eagle Ford Shale’ drilling and production. Petrohawk Energy drilled the first discovery well in the Eagle Ford in 2008 in La Salle County. Since then thousands […]

Early voting underway

Early voting for the March 1 Primary began yesterday, Tuesday, February 16 and will continue until Friday, February 26 at the Atascosa County Election Administrator’s office, Atascosa County Annex Building, 914 N. Main, Jourdanton, TX 78026. Voting hours are 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. On Saturday, February 20, the office will be open from 9 a.m. to […]

Second week in February proclaimed Charlotte Volunteer Week

Charlotte City Council began their regular session on Thursday, February 11 at 6:35 p.m with an invocation by Randy Gates. Gracie Garcia lead the Pledge of Allegiance and the Texas Pledge. A quorum was met with Mayor Anna Estrada, Zoraida Casarez, place 1; Christi Rankin, place 2; Johnny Heiligman, place 4 and Mark Wilson, place 5 present. Absent was Patti […]

Taxpayers with health insurance need not file some new forms

Now that taxpayers have their W-2s in hand – employers needed to issue them by Jan. 31 – it’s time to file. This season, everyone with health insurance – including through an employer or government plans like Medicare or TRICARE – will be waiting on a new tax form (1095- B or 1095-C) that reports health insurance information to both […]

Skywarn training in Charlotte Thursday

A SKYWARN® Weather Spotter Training class will be held on Feb. 18, from 6-8 p.m. at the Charlotte First Baptist Church, 173 Yule Ave. in Charlotte. Classes are free and open to everyone. Preregistration is not required. The Austin-San Antonio National Weather Service Office offers SKYWARN® severe weather training throughout year. Most SKYWARN® trainings are conducted in the spring to […]

Brotherly Love

The Way I See It

My brother likes … no LOVES …to shock me figuratively and literally if given the chance. Thinking back on this, I believe there was a time he had me touch our electrified fence. I didn’t do that any more! But seriously. He enjoys shocking and/or irritating me. We don’t agree politically on just about anything … now. Years ago, we […]

The Right of Private Property Ownership, Southwest Gulf Railroad, and the State of Texas

Farmers, ranchers, and all land owners in the state of Texas should be concerned when they learn about the action taken in Medina County Texas, on Tuesday, February 2, 2016, by Southwest Gulf Railroad, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Vulcan Materials Company (“Vulcan”). Vulcan, a Fortune 500 multinational materials company, is based in Birmingham, Alabama. Attorneys for Southwest Gulf Railroad filed […]