Stepping out of comfort zones

In getting to know the young man behind “Ace The Aggie” mascot, you would never think this talkative young man was once a shy Poteet ISD student. Christopher ‘Chris’ Orta Jr. is a sophomore at Poteet High School and is the son of Christopher Orta Sr. and Erica Pena. Judging by his activity when in his mascot role, you’d never […]

Brenda Livingston

Brenda Livingston Brenda Ann McHorse Livingston of Pleasanton, passed away Sunday, September 25, 2016 at the age of 59.  She was born in San Antonio to mother Helen Ann (Tschiedel) McHorse and father Marvin Ray McHorse on August 9, 1957.   Brenda is survived by her mother Helen McHorse, father Marvin McHorse and wife Lorene; loving husband, Lloyd Lee Livingston […]

Larry Akers

Larry Akers Larry H. Akers, age 78, of Pleasanton, passed away Tuesday, September 20, 2016 in Jourdanton. He retired as a GS15 with the FAA as an electronic engineer. Following his retirement from civil service, Larry went to work for Pleasanton ISD driving a school bus. He ended his work life as a coordinator with the Evergreen Underground Water District […]

Timothy Smith

Timothy Smith Timothy Lee Smith, age 50, of Pleasanton, passed away at his residence Tuesday, September 20, 2016.  He is survived by his son, Timothy Lee Smith, Jr. and James Everett; daughter, Sierra Smith and husband Clayton Mika; brothers, Newell Brant Smith and wife Marion Lopez-Smith, Danny Charles Smith and wife Donna, and sister, Carolyn Sue Acosta and husband Dennis. […]

Ernest Golden III

Ernest Golden III Ernest A. Golden, III, age 72, of San Antonio passed away Monday, September 19, 2016.  He was born Thursday, December 16, 1943 in Arlington, Virginia to Ernest A. and Barbara Elizabeth (Griggs) Golden, II. Ernest is survived by his wife, Cinderella Fay Golden of San Antonio; son, Ernest Allen Golden, IV and wife Irma of San Antonio; […]

Jourdanton Garden Club Fall Fundraiser

Jourdanton Garden Club Fall Fundraiser The Jourdanton Garden Club will holding their Fall Fundraiser on Friday, Sept. 30.  It will be held at the Jourdanton Community Center from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Available for sale will be lots of home baked goodies including kolaches, cakes, cookies, etc. We will also have craft items for sale as well as plants. […]

Attend County Fair Sat. and Sun.

The Atascosa County Fair will be held this weekend Saturday and Sunday, October 1 and 2 at the Poteet Strawberry Festival grounds. The “Sonny” Domsch Memorial Prospect Steer, Heifer, Lamb and Goat Show will be held Saturday and Sunday. It is opened to all junior livestock exhibitors who are 4-H or FFA members. You can enter the day of the […]

Skate park meeting

A group of individuals interested in development of a skate park project scheduled for the river park in the City of Pleasanton Parks Master Plan met Monday evening. Attending the meeting were City Manager Johnny Huizar; John Metting, city engineer; Bob Byrd, organizer of the skate park venue and Yann Curtis, a designer of over 30 skate parks in Texas […]

Sweet cases for foster care children

A local Pleasanton community member with a big heart is working to bring joy to the lives of foster children in Atascosa County. Liz Tackitt recently partnered with Together We Rise to raise money to create “sweetcases” for foster children. Together We Rise is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization comprised of motivated young adults and former foster youth. Our vision is […]

Chief Priest Weekly Update

Greetings from Lytle PD We had a nice full week with a good balance of police activity.  Property crimes included a report of a stolen cell phone, a window broken out at Tots to Teens dentistry (suspect identified), and a theft at Big Tex Trailers.  At Big Tex they took off with 12 trailer tires as well as four ramps, […]


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