Garcia, Gonzales honored for animal assistance


Lisa Luna Staff Writer Pleasanton Police Captain Johnny Gonzales and Animal Control Officer Leandro Garcia were recognized at the Feb. 15 council meeting. Pleasanton City Manager Johnny Huizar read a letter of appreciation that he received from Atascosa Animal Allies. The organization wanted to express their thanks to both Gonzales and Garcia for supporting the group’s efforts to save the […]

Turn N Burn cooks wanted

FREE BBQ judges needed, KidsQue planned again

Rebecca Pesqueda Staff Writer The annual Turn N Burn Cook Off in conjunction with Cowboy Homecoming is just around the corner, and they want YOU to participate! Think you have the guts to out-cook over 150 other participants? Then register today! The Turn N Burn Cook Off will be held on Saturday, March 10 at the Atascosa River Park in […]

Gallegos, Garza file for Pleasanton municipal election


Lisa Luna Staff Writer The City of Pleasanton will hold its general election and special election on Saturday, May 5. Friday, Feb. 16 was the deadline to file. These are the candidates who filed. Incumbent Councilman Robert Leonhardt has filed for the special election in Dist. 1, unexpired term. Running in the mayoral race are current Dist. 6 Councilman and […]

Gary Soward Day held in Pleasanton


Lisa Luna Staff Writer Retired Pleasanton Police Chief Gary Soward was recognized at the Feb. 15 council meeting, with a proclamation in his honor. February 16 was proclaimed Chief Gary Soward Day, for his service to the City of Pleasanton. Pleasanton Mayor Pro-tem Travis Hall Jr. read the proclamation, which stated Soward officially retired in 2012, after 37 years of […]

Atascosa County Judge Bob Hurley


You need a will. If you own anything (auto, etc.) and / or have a bank account you need a will. If you have children, you really need a will. None of us like to think about sitting down and making a will, but unfortunately, none of us are guaranteed a tomorrow. By avoiding the issue, you may be leaving […]

Harvey remnants remain

I had the pleasure to head south to Port Aransas to visit with Mary and Murray Judson good friends/publishers of the South Jetty and their ad sales rep Jackie Linn. I had no idea what to expect. When I saw the devastation – still after six months – I was dumbfounded. Visting with the Judsons and hearing all they went […]

2018-02-21 E-Edition


Remember the innocent victims – not the deranged individual who killed them

There was a coach—the athletic director at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida—who was among the first victims while acting as a campus security monitor. There was another coach who shielded students from gunfire—he was also among the 17 who died that day. There was a teacher and coach who lost his life as he offered students […]

2018-02-21 E-Edition

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Lytle Chief Richey Priest


It was another week in paradise with only 42 service calls. We didn’t have any big crime sprees or for that matter even any little ones.  We completed filing several large cases so officers got freed up to patrol and work the streets a bit more.  Officers conducted a total of 67 traffic stops, 52 of those stops resulted in […]

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