Behind The Badge

May is upon us and Police Week 2017 is right around the corner. This year officers from our department completed the trek to the State Capitol in Austin, where they participated in the Texas Peace Officer Memorial Ceremonies that are held there each year at this time. At this year’s event 20 names were added to “The Wall” of Texas […]

METHODIST HEALTHCARE SYSTEM ANNOUNCES AGREEMENT TO ACQUIRE SOUTH TEXAS REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER


Methodist Healthcare System, a partnership between HCA and Methodist Healthcare Ministries, announced an agreement to acquire South Texas Regional Medical Center from Community Health Systems. The transaction, which is subject to regulatory approval, is expected to close in the summer of 2017. “The acquisition of South Texas Regional Medical Center aligns with Methodist Healthcare System’s goal of increasing access across […]

Jerrell Mitchell signs with TLU football

Pleasanton senior Jerrell Mitchell was inspired by former teammates to pursue his dream of playing college football. Now, Mitchell can be looked upon as an inspiration to others after achieving his goal. The Eagles linebacker signed his letter of intent Tuesday morning to play football at Texas Lutheran University. “It’s a dream come true,” Mitchell said. “I’ve wanted to do […]

It’s picnic time at St. Andrew’s

One of the biggest events in Atascosa County during the spring is the annual St. Andrew Catholic Church Picnic. It just keeps growing and growing. The picnic is planned for Sunday, May 7 at the parish hall located at 626 Market Street, and as always, will be filled with food, fun and festivities. When talking about a picnic, the most […]

Plant giveaway at Poteet FUMC

On April 22, Poteet First United Methodist Church held a successful Plant Giveaway Day. Their goal of giving away 400 veggie plants got a boost when community members joined their church family to donate additional plants. According to Wendy Hilburn’s Wesley Nurse accounting sheets of about 70 cars and 125-150 families, they distributed: squash- 204, tomatoes- 120, pepper plants- 182, […]

Methodist Healthcare System announces agreement to acquire South Texas Regional Medical Center

Methodist Healthcare System, a partnership between HCA and Methodist Healthcare Ministries, announced an agreement to acquire South Texas Regional Medical Center from Community Health Systems. The transaction, which is subject to regulatory approval, is expected to close in the summer of 2017. “The acquisition of South Texas Regional Medical Center aligns with Methodist Healthcare System’s goal of increasing access across […]

Child drowns in family pool

On Saturday, April 29 tragedy struck a young Pleasanton family. Four-year-old Max Heinze wandered into the back yard and into the in-ground swimming pool. Parents of the child began CPR and called 9-1-1 at 2:52 p.m. EMS and Pleasanton Police were dispatched to the residence. EMS transported the child from his home on Crownhill to South Texas Regional Medical Center […]

Robert James

  Robert James Robert Allen James passed on to eternal life on April 24, 2017 at his home in Pleasanton, Texas at the age of 76. He was born in San Antonio, Texas on January 17, 1941 as a son to the late Richard Flint James and Guadalupe “Ruby” Sanchez-James. Bob is survived by siblings Richard James, Esther Temkin, and […]

Juan Cortez

  Juan Cortez Juan Rosas Cortez, 72, of Odessa stepped into the arms of our Savior on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 in Pleasanton. He was born on September 3, 1944 to Emeterio and Lasara Cortez in Terlingua. He attended school in Ector County before enlisting in the United States Army. Juan served in the U.S. Army from 1964-1967, where he […]

Rhona Russell

  Rhona Russell Rhona (Ronni) Ann Belk Russell, devoted wife, mother and friend, went on to earn her wings and be with her Lord and Savior on April 25, 2017, with her family at her side. Ronni was born to Sharky and Judy Belk (deceased) on August 25, 1944 in Alice. She was a 1963 graduate of Pleasanton High School. […]


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