Audrey Louis’ first 60 days

Nearly 60 days into my role as your newly elected District Attorney for the 81st Judicial District, I have found it to be an exciting challenge.  I appreciate your faith in electing me and I am working hard to earn that trust. Shortly after the election, we began putting together our team.  It was important to me to have the […]

Chief Priest’s Weekly Update

I’ll start with a snapshot of last week’s activity.  We had 52 calls for service which included 6 vehicle lockouts, 6 alarm responses and 10 calls for suspicious persons/vehicles/activity.   On the traffic enforcement side we issued 106 class c citations, the majority of those were for speeding and no insurance.  Keep in mind that we rarely do much traffic […]

March 1, 2017 Booking/Call Stats Report

The Atascosa County Sheriff’s Office, along with other police departments in the county have been busy this week with several arrests around the county.  The people named in this report have been charged with but not found guilty of the crimes listed.  This information is provided by the ACSO under the Texas Public Information Act, Chapter 552.  2/20/17-Carlos Gonzales YOB […]

Kiddie Corral a new feature at Cowboy Homecoming

ERIKA VELA Special Assignments Editor   Cowboy Homecoming and the Turn N Burn BBQ cook-off are only nine days away! There’s plenty more than just barbecue happening at this year’s event. Start Spring Break off by staying home and enjoying all of the festival fun Pleasanton has to offer. The most important thing to remember is entry to the festival […]

Cowboy art exhibit unveiling March 7

Lisa Luna Staff Writer   This year, Pleasanton Cowboy Homecoming is being held in conjunction with the Turn N Burn BBQ Cook Off, March 9-11. What better way to begin Homecoming week than with an art exhibit of cowboy portraits? The unveiling of Gaye Stanush Sekula’s collection of 50 oil paintings featuring the Cowboys of the Year will be held […]

First 60 Days with new DA


History in the making

Pleasanton Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) Zodiac Drill Teams and Color Guards set a goal this year to make it to the 5th Brigade Drill Championships. Mission accomplished! On Saturday, February 4, the 5th Brigade Drill Championship was held at the Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center in downtown San Antonio. Thirty-five of the top high school drill teams from […]

Little Mr. and Miss Cowboy Homecoming pageant next Friday

The Little Mr. and Miss Cowboy Homecoming pageant will be held next Friday, March 10 prior to the Pleasanton Cowboy Homecoming Queen’s coronation. Eligible children are between 4-5 years old (by January 2017) and are enrolled in Pre-K or Kindergarten in Pleasanton. Forms are available at the Chamber of Commerce Log Cabin (605 2nd St.) or at All entries […]

Guy Wright

Guy Wright Guy  Phillip “Phil” Wright died peacefully in his sleep early Wednesday morning, February 22, 2017. He had been diagnosed with liver disease in September. Phil was born to Mack and Marjorie Jo Wright on August 19, 1951, in Three Rivers, Texas. He was raised in Whitsett with his five brothers and a passel of cousins. Mama Jo kept […]

Margaret Balderach

Margaret Ann  Winkler Balderach of Hondo died Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, at a Hondo nursing home. She was in her home until Feb. 7th. She was 78 years, 7 months and 25 days old. She was born June 27, 1938, at Sturm Hill, daughter of Henry John and Frieda Elisa Koehler Winkler. Margaret loved and served her Lord Jesus Christ. […]