Spread kindness for M&T

No one likes being in the spotlight when doing something kind for others. In fact, most people shy away from boasting about it because they think it should be done in silence. In Atascosa County, however, performing random acts of kindness or being kind in general out loud is highly encouraged and supported when done to remember two kindhearted children, […]

Dr. Mann presents State of the District

Pleasanton ISD Superintendent Dr. Matthew Mann shared his State of the District and plans for the upcoming year. “I would like to thank the school board for their support and their dedication to students, staff and parents. Their support allows for all of these great successes to be possible,” said Dr. Mann. Especially important are the district’s four goals, which […]

Memorial Mass for Msgr. Wagner

The Atascosa County community is mourning the loss of Monsignor John A. Wagner, who passed away on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019. The beloved priest was born on May 27, 1925. Many have expressed their condolences on social media, remembering Msgr. Wagner for his kindness, compassion and community involvement. A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Andrew Catholic Church in […]

Out and About

Apply for free senior meals at Civic Center Application pick-up for free senior meals continues weekdays at the Pleasanton Civic Center, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Meals will be delivered once a week to qualified seniors at the Civic Center. As part of the City of Pleasanton’s partnership with Meals on Wheels, they must provide congregate seating and eating […]

A community’s kindness for a stranger

Kindness is spreading like wildfire across Atascosa County this month, showing the depth of what our small community has to offer. Pleasanton native, Alison Peña can be seen tending to stray cats at local businesses at night, taking them in to be spayed/neutered and find new homes. However, she found herself in an unusual situation on Monday, Jan. 28. While […]

City of Pleasanton to hold Customer Service Workshop

The City of Pleasanton will hold a customer service workshop on February 7, 2019, at 11:30 a.m., at Pleasanton Civic Center. Lee Burden, Owner of WhyDewey Customer Service Training, will lead the workshop. Lee is an experienced Customer Service Trainer and has worked in the restau- rant and service industry throughout his professional career. Customer service is one of the […]

Lady Eagles Soccer champs on the field and off

David Diaz, President of LEGS (Lady Eagles Got Soccer) Booster Club came to the January 24 Pleasanton Rotary to brag a bit about the players on the Lady Eagles women’s soccer team. Speaking at Rotary were Madelyn Bird, (Junior, All-State Forward), Delanee Olivarri, (Junior, All Region and Honorable Mention State mid-field) and Kate McNeill, (Jr., All Region, All District, MVP […]


Crane Rd. (AKA Crain) will be closed temporarily on Thursday, morning, February 7, from in 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. according to Pct. 1 Commissioner Mark Gillespie. Pictured is Foreman Clint Carter doing some preparatory work. Look for road detour signs, plan for some delays.

Local Matters

Valentine’s Day has never been a big deal for me. I like to give but do not really care if I receive. If I receive a gift, I am happy. If I don’t, I am fine too. My husband, Noel, of nearly 24 years became tired of asking what I wanted to do and simply buys us tickets to a […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report

As I said last week in this column, I ask the question, “Why should the value of real estate around a school have anything to do with the money available for the schools’ operation?” I have researched property tax and have found that it came from an era when a “tax” was required to vote. It was also called by […]