From the Right

Last week I wrote about the upcoming runoff election in which our hometown hero, Republican Peter Flores, who came in first in the special election, will face off against Pete Gallego, a Democrat from Alpine or Austin. That runoff will take place on September 18, 2018 with early voting taking place September 10-14. Please vote fore Peter Flore – the […]

We the People

I can still recall the smell of tear gas, and even writing these words makes my stomach cringe and I want to curl into a ball. It was January 2011, Cairo, Egypt and a revolution was underway. I remember looking out of my apartment window and seeing fog, but it wasn’t a gentle mist, it was acrid, hurt the back […]

Letter to the Editor

Closing of The Salvation Army Store As I was recently purchasing books for my classroom and students, I overheard a conversation. The ladies were discussing the closing of The Salvation Army store. Upon inquiring at the register, the fact was confirmed. The store was notified that it would be closed but was not given a specific date. I was told […]

The Twisted Tale of Ted Cruz and Medical Marijuana

My great-grandfather, W. T. Brite (1856-1939) was one of the first children born in Atascosa County. He and his wife, Mary, raised 15 children on their farm adjacent to the Brite Cemetery between Pleasanton and Verdi. I never knew him, but I wish I had because he obviously was a carrier of the Brite gene for making a valid point […]


High school senior Wesley Harris addressed the Pleasanton School Board Tuesday, Aug. 14 regarding the district’s policy on hair length for boys. His hair is considered too long, according to regulations. He pointed out that this was gender discrimination since there is no rule regarding girls’ hair. Wesley has asked the board to reconsider their position.

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Larry Brown Memorial benefit Sept. 28 features 86d

PHS grads formed a band – 86d – for their own reunion two years ago and they are coming back to rock the arena – rodeo arena – that is. The group is set to perform after Pleasanton’s homecoming football game, Friday, Sept. 28, at the Atascosa County Arena, 318 Showbarn Rd. in Pleasanton. To help raise funds to provide […]

TEA releases 2018 A–F district accountability ratings

On Aug. 15, the Texas Education Agency released the 2018 state accountability for 1,200 school districts and district charters. Beginning this year, all multi-campus school districts and charters receive an accountability rating based on an A–F scale. Pleasanton ISD, Poteet ISD and Charlotte ISD each received C ratings, while Jourdanton ISD received a B rating. Under the new rating system: […]

Call Stats Reports

The ACSO has been very busy the past seven days with more than 249 calls. 911 Violations08/14/18, 8:31 p.m., ACS Gomez, W.Ditto Rd., PoteetAnimal Cruelty08/15/18, 8:48 a.m., ACS Neely, SpurRidge, PleasantonAssault08/15/18, 9:55 p.m., ACS Faz, ACSRuiz, San Antonio Rd., Campbellton08/19/18, 10:21 a.m., ACS Allen, ACSSchneider, Rock Knoll Dr., LytleAssault Bodily Injury08/16/18, 1:12 a.m., ACS Diaz, ACSFaz, FM 476, Somerset08/17/18, 7:53 […]

Pleasanton’s Sotello sworn into US Air National Guard

Adriana (Adry) Sotello, Class of 2018 Pleasanton ISD graduate, swore into the US Air National Guard on July 24 for an eight year enlistment. She made the decision to join for many reasons, but mainly because she is so proud of her dad Johnny Sotello, ‘91 graduate of Pleasanton ISD, who served in the USAF and her brother Tristan Sotello, […]

Campus Policing Program kicks off at Charlotte ISD

Training seminar held for staff

With school back in session for most ISDs in Atascosa County, it is important to know safety measures our local law enforcement are making to help keep students safe. Atascosa County Constables Office, Precinct 3 is bringing in a new program to the students ISD called Campus Policing Program. The program will ensure the safety of CISD students during the […]

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