Unruly properties should be reported

The recent and much needed rains have added inches to area lakes, tanks and aquifers as well as contributing to the growth of weeds and tall grasses around the area. Private properties and right-of-ways are covered with overgrown Johnson grass and weeds. Not only is it unappealing to the eyes, it is also a hazard since the tall grasses harbor […]

Out & About

Plestex 4 Summer Fun Festival The Pleasanton Lions Club is sponsoring Free Movie Wednesdays at Plestex 4 Theatre. You can beat the heat by catching a show at noon or 2 p.m. On Wednesday, June 15 Plestex is featuring The Lego Movie and on Wednesday, June 22 Minions will be featured. No coupon is necessary! For more information, you may […]



Stolen truck chase ends near Charlotte

Atascosa County Sheriff’s Deputies pursued a stolen vehicle as it entered the county last Wednesday, June 8. A truck, allegedly stolen in San Antonio, was heading west on FM 476, turned on FM2146 crossed over SH 173 and then turned on CR 317 before ending up on FM 1549 and plowing through a fence. He was then surrounded by deputies […]


Middleton hired as Poteet City Administrator

The Poteet City Council met in executive session to discuss the end of probation performance reviews for Bruce Hickman, Chief of Police and Tom Dixon, Director of Public Works. After an hour, the council returned with the following motions: Hickman was taken off probation and will have another review in six months; Dixon was terminated effective June 30, 2016. In […]

Pleasanton Council approves Phase II of Street CIP; Mayor appoints HOT committee

At the June 2 Pleasanton Council meeting, all members were present, including Mayor Clint Powell, Doug Best, District 1, Kenneth Hernandez, District 2; Diana Prasifka District 3; Eliseo Flores, District 4; Robert Earl Wood, District 5 and Travis Hall Jr., District 6. The council approved the Consent Agenda with the following items: Minutes of the Regular Session Meeting for May […]

How to fight the mosquito buzz

Although we welcome the recent rains we’ve had, we don’t necessarily enjoy the buzz of mosquitoes that have invaded our area. Since this has become an issue as of late, what exactly is being done to fight off the mosquitoes and what are ways we can be safe? The City of Pleasanton recently told us they’re spraying late in the […]

E pluribus Unum…

One only has to turn on a TV or pick up a newspaper to see that on many topics here in the 21st century, we are a deeply divided nation. Now more than ever it often appears that regardless of which side of a debate we find ourselves on, heels get dug in and common ground becomes harder and harder […]