Game warden returns home to Atascosa County

After 25 years on the job, Jon Brauchle will return home to finish out his career as a game warden. The 1984 Pleasanton High School graduate begins his duty in Atascosa County August 1. “I wanted to finish my career where I started out,” Jon Brauchle said. “I wasn’t expecting the position to open and I planned on retiring. My […]

‘History surrounding Norman Porter, Sr., a historian’ The old Breaker home, Cockrell Canyon & a misnamed country road

“I have been a member of the Atascosa County Historical Commission (ACHC) for more than 20 years,” said Sandy Zuniga. “When Mr. Porter joined the commission, all I’d heard about him was true. He was definitely a great person, very friendly, full of life and definitely full of history. “He was always wanting to know more and share more. He […]

Day 30 … not so bad

They say it takes 21 days to either make or break a habit – good or bad. I believe it. Remember my daughter Allison’s challenge to me? Eat clean for 30 days and  a by product of that was to clean out my garage and closets, too. I’m happy to report that items have been sold, hauled, trashed or donated. […]

Jourdanton FCCLA wins gold at National Leadership Conference

The Family Career and Community Leaders of America held its national leadership conference in San Diego, California, July 2-8.  Over 8,500 delegates were in attendance for the “Empower—Mepower” themed meeting. Rita Lugo and Mrs. Edna Ulbrich, advisor represented Texas FCCLA in STAR Events.  Rita Lugo represented Texas FCCLA in the Illustrated STAR Event Junior Division. Rita presented a 10-minute speech […]


Pleasanton citizens and custom knife artisans, Toby Hill (left) and Bill Ruple (right), shared an idea from a friend by adding a thin blue line of tape on the back of their pickups to show their support of #bluelivesmatter and police officers. The gentlemen will add tape to your vehicle – they even have knives to help cut it. Also, […]

Darian Chapa Day proclaimed

Little Darian Chapa, 5-year-old twin son of Vanessa Lopez and Hilario Chapa, is no stranger to the folks around this community. Last December, local police officers, city employees and firefighters gathered at his home to make it festive for the Christmas holidays. He also was honored at the Missions baseball game this past May by throwing the first pitch. The […]

Marijuana found growing in Jourdanton

Atascosa County Sheriff’s deputies shut down a Marijuana growing operation last Wednesday, following a month long investigation. Sheriff’s investigators and deputies executed a search warrant for a 20 acre tract of land south of Jourdanton around 1:30 p.m. Deputies caught 29-year-old Jose Raul Iruegas Jr., of the 1200 block of Plum in Jourdanton, watering 29 high grade marijuana plants in […]

Taste of Atascosa tomorrow

The Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce will once again host the Taste of Atascosa on Thursday, July 28 from 6-9 p.m. Area restaurants and businesses will offer tasty dishes and drinks at the Pleasanton Civic Center, 115 N. Main. On hand for entertainment wil be Brian Anderson and the Hill Country Band. Tickets are $15 and are available at the chamber […]

Pleasanton FFA students attend State Convention in Dallas

On July 12 -15 the Pleasanton FFA attended the State Convention which was held in Dallas this year.  Of the 11,257 FFA members that were at the convention, Manuel Myrin, Ethan Hargrove, Jordan Little, Ethan Ayala, and Claire Roane represented Pleasanton.  They were led by their advisors, Mrs. Jenschke, Mrs. Hargrove, and the new Ag. Teacher, Mrs. Rivera.  This year […]


Lemuel C. Sullivan, of San Antonio passed away Saturday, July 23, 2016 at the age of 87.  He was born in San Angelo to Lemuel Nolan and Madge (Blankenship) Sullivan.   Lemuel is survived by his wife, Aurora (Mercado) Sullivan of San Antonio; sons, Richard Sullivan of San Antonio and David Sullivan also of San Antonio and Lemuel Sullivan, Jr. […]