Do you have the guts to be a judge?

Cowboy Homecoming and Turn N Burn are joining together March 9-11 to bring you the biggest party and cook-off Pleasanton has ever seen. It’s estimated 150 teams or more will enter the contest which takes place at the Atascosa River Park. Competition is fierce in three categories: mouth watering beef brisket, pork spare ribs and chicken.  Officials are expecting that […]

Lesley’s Flowers & Gifts regroups after fire

 On Saturday morning Lesley McMillan woke to the devastating news that her flower shop, Lesley’s Flowers & Gifts was on fire.   Rushing to the scene at 1302 Simmons, she was met with billowing smoke, fire trucks and sheriff’s deputies.   The electrical fire had smouldered for hours.  What wasn’t melted was ruined from smoke and water damage.   Fortunately, […]

Franklin branch manager at Texas Farm Credit

Texas Farm Credit recently hired Sarah Novak Franklin as branch manager in the lending cooperative’s Pleasanton branch office. Franklin joins Texas Farm Credit with several years of finance and accounting experience, including a previous stint as a loan officer in Texas AgFinance’s San Antonio office. Most recently, Franklin was a tax accountant for Susan Gunn, CPA, in her hometown of […]

Felix Chavez

Felix Chavez Felix Chavez of Bigfoot passed away Saturday February 11, 2017 at the age of 85. He was born on November 20, 1931 in Bigfoot to Andres and Santos (Vela) Chavez. Felix is survived by his nephews, Edward Coronado Jr. of Poteet, Robert Coronado of Bigfoot, Rodger Coronado of San Antonio, Tommy Chavez of Charlotte, Andres Chavez of Jourdanton; […]

Ruben Talamantez

  Ruben Talamantez Ruben L. Talamantez entered The Lord’s Presence on Friday, February 10, 2017 in Pleasanton, Texas at the age of 82. He was born in Coughran, Texas to the late Ezequiel and Bicenta (Leal) Talamantez. He is survived by his wife, Olivia Talamantez; Children: Sylvia Rios (Raul), Rene Bridges, Roy Arguijo (Debbie), Ronnie Arguijo (Olivia), Ray Arguijo, Roland […]

Norman Yow

  Norman Yow Norman Dan Yow passed away on February 7, 2017, at the age of 87 years. He is preceded in death by his parents, Dan and Mamie Yow; his brothers, Bobby Yow and Jimmy Yow; sisters, Rosella Richey and Maxine Stolte; and son-in-law, Tommy Shearrer. Dan served our country in the US Army and was stationed in Germany. […]

Eusebio Salinas

  Eusebio Salinas Eusebio Salinas, age 77, from Cotulla, passed away Friday, February 10, 2017 in Uvalde. He was a lifelong Dallas Cowboys fan and followed the Houston Astros. Eusebio enjoyed listening to his Spanish music. His greatest joy was spending time with his family who he loved very much. He is survived by his sons, Velial Salinas and wife […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report

On Monday we had our groundbreaking for the new Atascosa County Justice Center.  This will house two modern, secure criminal and civil courtrooms with offices for up to 4 judges.  Judge Ellison, who is our County Court At Law Judge, will move his offices here and his staff.  One of the courtrooms will be his primary court home.  The Old […]

Chief Priest’s Weekly Update

It was a week of nice weather and limited crime.  We only had two arrests last week and both were for felony charges for evading arrest with a motor vehicle.  Ofc. David Lopez was the officer on both stops.  As far as reported thefts (other than stealing trash, does that count?)  or burglaries we had “zero”. Wow, that doesn’t happen […]

Honest people are still out there

A  message popped up on Facebook yesterday by Victoria Martinez.     This is what she posted in the NO Sales Pleasanton/Jourdanton Chat page.     “Found an envelope full of money on the ground. Pretty sure it was an elderly person who dropped it.      “Please let me know what the envelope had marked on it, where it may have been […]


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