Flashbacks 8/28/19


Flashbacks Mackenzie Pilgrim Intern   10 years ago “Back in the Day…” – Chase Harrison was one of the Jourdanton Junior High Science and History Club to perform living biographies of early settlers and notables from Jourdanton. He portrayed Sheriff Henry Halff Coward.   20 years ago Looks for a receiver – Jourdanton Quarterback Simon Rodriguez scrambles to his right […]

2019-08-28 E-Edition

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Are you ready for Cowboy Homecoming?

The 54th Cowboy Homecoming Festival is only three weeks out, which means it’s time to cast your vote for the 54th Cowboy Homecoming Queen and her court. For the past month, seven young ladies from Pleasanton High School – Claudia Acuff, Leanna Alcorta, Cali Evans, Jussiah Lopez, Brianna Ortiz, Whitney Rice and Chloe Rodriguez – have been campaigning for the […]


Football season kicks off this week and despite being from separate schools, Little Red, Troy the Trojan, Ace the Aggie and Big E are presenting a united front as #TeamAtascosaCo. Please see our Fall Sports Preview inside this week’s issue where we highlight all football, volleyball, dance, band and cheer teams from Atascosa and McMullen Counties.

Congressman Cuellar announces $222,000 in grants for Atascosa Health Center, Inc.

On Tuesday, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX- 28) announced $222,000 for Atascosa Health Center in order to provide health care services to rural and vulnerable communities in Atascosa, McMullen and Wilson counties. Specifically, the Atascosa Health Center will receive one grant totaling $167,000 from the Integrated Behavioral Health Services (IBHS) supplemental funding and a second one for $55,000 from the Health […]

Countywide burn ban begins today

Due to the dry conditions and scarce rainfall across Atascosa County this summer, Atascosa County Fire Marshal Roger Garcia was granted permission during Monday morning’s Commissioners Court meeting to activate a 90 day countywide burn ban. “The fires have picked up, the rain has dropped off. Saturday’s rain was a fluke. I was praying for rain, but that didn’t happen,” […]

Adventures of Mad Max and Diamond

There is nothing like the bond between a boy and his dog, so when Pleasanton seventh grader Max Wiggins met his Labrador/ Retriever mix pup, Diamond for the first time this month, there was no doubt the two were meant for each other. “It was an emotional meeting for all of us,” said Jenny Wiggins, Max’s mom. “I was crying […]

Out and About

Vote for Cowboy Homecoming Queen Aug. 30-31 The Pleasanton Cowboy Homecoming celebration will take place Sept. 13 and 14, at the River Park. Voting for the next Cowboy Homecoming Queen will be at the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce, located at 605 2nd Street, on Thursday, Aug. 29, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Friday, Aug. 30 and Saturday, Aug. 31, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. […]


These four Washington, D.C. staffers from Representative Henry Cuellar’s office spoke with Atascosa County Judge Bob Hurley on Monday afternoon about grant opportunities. Pictured, from left, are Travis Knight, Legislative Director; Catherine Edmonson, Chief of Staff; Bob Hurley, County Judge; Nina Andrews, Special Assistant; and Alexis Garcia, Grants Coordinator.

CR 422 road closure

Atascosa County has been notified by the Texas Department of Transportation that CR 422 will be closed beginning Sept. 3, to all traffic. Bridge demolition and related construction will take place to repair aging infrastructure at that location between “5 Points” and Pleasanton. All traffic will be diverted until sometime in January. Drivers are urged to avoid this area. Any […]