County loses Commissioner Gillespie


Lonnie Gillespie, 65, popular lifelong Atascosa County resident, died Wednesday, September 20. He was Atascosa County Commissioner, Precinct 1, having taken office in January, 2009. “Commissioner Gillespie always referred to himself as the ‘go to commissioner’ from the day I became county judge,” said Atascosa County Judge Bob Hurley. “I found him to be just that, willing to do any […]

Budget approved for county


Atascosa County Commissioners approved the final budget Monday for the upcoming fiscal year. It has taken a strategic four months of planning for county staff and elected officials to finalize the budget. The court unanimously approved a $.6199 tax rate. The total tax rate of $.6199 is more than the effective rate of $.5646 but less than the rollback rate […]

Pleasanton City Council votes to re-open Grant Street gate


Pleasanton City Council members voted unanimously to permanently open the Grant Street gate. Comprising the council are Mayor Clinton J. Powell and council members Robert Leonhardt (Dist. 1), Kenneth Hernandez (Dist. 2), Diana Prasifka (Dist. 3), Eliseo Flores (Dist. 4), Robert Earl Wood (Dist. 5) and Travis Hall Jr. (Dist. 6). Councilman Hall explained for the benefit of Councilmen Leonhardt […]

County, cities see large increase in sales/use tax allocation checks


Atascosa County wins the Texas Comptroller’s largest sales and use tax rebate amongst neighboring counties of Bee, Frio, Karnes and Medina.  Atascosa had a whopping 63.76 percent increase in its net payment this period as compared to the prior year. Atascosa County’s check this month was $451,377 as compared to last year’s of $275,626.  Atascosa County’s total 2017 payments to […]

Jordan Bosquez

Eagles roll past Bandera

BANDERA—The Pleasanton football team continued to roll Friday night, winning its fourth straight following more dominant performances on both sides of the ball. The Eagles (4-0) outmatched Bandera 40-6 at Bulldog Stadium to remain undefeated. It was the third game this season Pleasanton allowed six points or fewer. “Tonight was a team victory,” Eagles coach Stephen Liska said. “We had […]

Pleasanton volleyball

Lady Eagles cruise in district opener

The Pleasanton volleyball team had little trouble taking care of Beeville in their district opener. The Lady Eagles went on the road and defeated the Lady Trojans 25-15, 25-10, 25-6 to start District 30-4A competition on the right foot. “[It was] probably the best we have played all year long,” Pleasanton coach Gabriel Aguirre said. “It was a strong game, […]

Jourdanton football

Jourdanton holds off Dilley

Dealing with an injury to senior quarterback Phillip Guerra, the Jourdanton football team found a way to edge Dilley at home Friday. With a committee approach at quarterback, including freshman Cole Andrus, who was called up to varsity this week, the Indians outlasted the Wolves 19-18. “Obviously we had to make some big changes to our lineup due to Phillip’s […]

Poteet football

Aggies deny Karnes City late

With under two minutes remaining, the Poteet football team made the stop it needed to secure its first win of the season. After a 47-yard touchdown pass, Karnes City lined up for a two-point conversion that would have tied the game with 1:26 left. The Aggies (1-2) swarmed a Badgers receiver before the goal line to preserve a 14-12 homecoming […]

Charlotte football

SA St. Gerard prevails over Trojans in overtime thriller

The Charlotte football team’s up-and-down season continued Friday. Unfortunately for the Trojans, it was a down week against San Antonio St. Gerard. The Royals (2-2) scored with 38 seconds left to force overtime and then outlasted Charlotte 34-28 in the extra period. Trailing by eight, St. Gerard scored on a 1-yard run and picked up the two-point conversion with 38 […]


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