Flores paints blue Senate District 19 red

PLEASANTON, TX — Pete Flores, Pleasanton, Republican candidate for Texas Senate District 19, finished in first place in tonight’s special election and is well-positioned to win the vacant Texas Senate seat in the upcoming runoff. With 100 percent of precincts reporting, Flores had 32.31 percent, with former U.S. Rep. Pete Gallego in second place with 32.07 percent and State Rep. […]


Charlotte ISD will have their first Resource Officer, Deputy Julie Cavazos this school year (front, left). Congratulating her are Deputy Philllip Bosquez and Pct. 3 Constable Rick Luna. See story inside on page 5A.

ACSO makes drug bust Friday

The Atascosa County Sheriff’s Office assisted by the Pleasanton Police Department and the San Antonio Police Department made a major narcotics bust Friday afternoon on East Adams Street in Pleasanton. Sheriff’s Investigators, Deputies, SAPD and Pleasanton PD Officers converged on the residence after conducting an investigation and surveillance into criminal activity. Sheriff David Soward stated the officers seized quantites of […]

Reprieve: Five days left for petition signatures

“Signatures are difficult to gather in a short amount of time in a county where many property owners prefer to disconnect from the frenzied hightech style of big city life,” says Marie Levy, organizer of the petition drive Stop Forced Annexation in Atascosa County; but the stakes are high enough in this very important issue that affects all of the […]

Boots on the ground needed for annexation petition drive

Twenty volunteers are needed between now and Sunday to put boots on the ground and secure signatures. Please contact: Marie Levy, Stop Annexation in Atascosa County, Phone: 210-846-1728.Email: Visit their Facebook page at Atascosa County Stop Forced Annexation for information on this petition and for locations throughout the county to sign.

County bond split saves $1.25 million

Following a budget workshop, Judge Hurley reconvened the meeting of Commissioners’ Court. The county, he announced, received six bids (via the internet) on a $5 million Bond and Certificates of Obligation 2018. The low bid was awarded to Hilltop Securities at an interest rate of 2.92 percent. The low interest rate will save $286,000 over the life of the loans, […]

Out and About

Free Summer Program: Orienteering & Scavenger Hunt at River Park The City of Pleasanton Parks and Recreation Department continues its weekly free, 12 Week Summer Program for youth on Thursday, Aug. 2. The Pleasanton ISD JROTC will sponsor an orienteering event at the Pleasanton River Park, starting at 10 a.m. Join them and put your map skills to the test […]

Early voting to begin for Tax Ratification Election

Although there was a public hearing during the July regular meeting of the Pleasanton ISD to discuss the Proposed Tax Rate and Budget for the 2018-2019 school year, there were no citizens there to comment. The board approved an ordinance to adopt the tax rate of $1.467209, which is the same as the current rate. They also approved the order […]