Headgear – not my thing

Here in Texas it seems a lot of the men and many women like to wear hats or caps, but for some reason I am not a big fan of headgear, although, on a sunny day, something on the head is definitely good. Maybe it’s a rebellion against my years of military service when I had to wear a hat […]

Two Atascosa Co. candidates file for Texas Senate District 19 seat

Early voting begins July 16

Governor Greg Abbott called a special election to fill the unexpired term of Carlos Uresti who resigned as State Senator following his conviction on multiple felony counts. The election will be held on July 31, 2018 in 17 counties situated in Senate District 19 (SD19) and in parts of Bexar and Atascosa counties that lie in the Senate District. Early […]

Mayor’s Message

Greetings from the Mayor’s office: Something that has intrigued me for many years is the subject of Desalination. The technology of removing salt and contaminants from brackish groundwater and seawater. When I first heard of this technology and started doing some research, I found that it has been around for many years-even going back as far as the early Egyptians […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report

Atascosa County Judge

Where I left my story last week on the development of the County wide EMS was that the new infant system was struggling. Remember each unit (one in Lytle, Poteet and Pleasanton) was an independent 501C3 organization with an ambulance provided by the county and the housing provided by the city. Because of the struggles I mentioned last week (for […]

Enjoying iconic and new-ish films

The Way I See It

I was talking with a friend the other day and they asked what was the last movie I saw in a theater. I had to think a bit about this. I realized that it was “Coco” which I saw with my son and daughterin law for our November birthdays. It seems I don’t get out much to see movies. I […]

Pleasanton delegation meets with key state officials in Austin

The City of Pleasanton is keeping busy with its Business and Economic Development Initiatives. City Manager Johnny Huizar led a Pleasanton delegation to Austin on Monday, June 25 to meet with Texas Workforce Commissioner on Labor Julian Alvarez, Texas Secretary of State Rolando Pablos, and State Representative Ryan Guillen’s Chief of Staff Ben Wright. The delegation included: City Manager Johnny […]

Atascosa County Child Welfare Board sets meeting

The Atascosa County Child Welfare Board will hold a meeting Thursday, July 19, 5:30 p.m., at the Atascosa Health Center, Admin bldg. conference room, 310 Oaklawn, Pleasanton. Agenda items include: introductions, upcoming fundraisers, current needs and ways to get involved with supporting our local foster children and families. The public is invited and encouraged to attend.

Black Mountain Sand mine planned for Atascosa County

Black Mountain Sand has chosen to bring its sand mining operations to Atascosa County to serve the Eagle Ford Shale. The Permian Basin already has two Black Mountain Sand mines. They’ve chosen to begin operations here to serve the growing oil and gas mining activity in this region. Ross Coulter, public relations representative for Black Mountain Sand mentioned that the […]

Out and About

Free Summer Program to feature arts & crafts The Pleasanton Parks and Recreation Department continues its free 12 Week Summer Program for youth on Thursday, July 12. BCFS will sponsor arts and crafts activities at 10 a.m. at the Pleasanton Civic Center. Basketball Clinics in Jourdanton, Poteet Boys and girls ages 12-15 are invited to take part in free upcoming […]


Lillian Cashmer of Germania Insurance and Nigel Kelly with Atascosa Ministerial Alliance sponsored the first movie night at the Pleasanton public pool. There was a great turnout for a wonderful family event. Please go to Pleasanton Parks and Recreation Facebook page for the latest updates on the kid friendly family fun events our city has available to you. Read the […]