Breast Cancer Awareness Month

I begin and end each day with Prayers of Thankfulness! My first breast cancer was discovered during a self exam! I normally scheduled my GYN appointments and my mammogram six months apart. I found my “lump” just before mammogram. Sure enough…didn’t take long for radiologist to announce “Cancer”! “Wow” at the feelings! But…I quickly learned the value of doctors you […]

Marketing Workshop Friday

The City of Pleasanton and EMC Strategy Group will hold a Business Marketing Workshop on October 25, 2019, at 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., at the Pleasanton Civic Center. EMC President and CEO Ernie Gonzalez will lead the workshop and share marketing strategies aimed at helping small businesses and nonprofits grow through brand awareness using social media, websites, and print […]

What’s the Buzz: Jeff Chicoine, State Farm Agent



Jeff Chicoine, a local State Farm Agent, located at 1306 Simmons Avenue in Jourdanton, offers a variety of insurance and other products to the Atascosa County area. Insurance products Chicoine offers include auto, home, business, property, life and health. Other products and resources offered include banking, mutual funds and annuities. Chicoine has been in the business since 1991. After working […]

Pleasanton council remembers former war hero, honors Safer Path and outstanding police work



Mayor Travis Hall and the Pleasanton council heard some unusual and amazing stories at their regular meeting on October 17. First the mayor honored a former war hero who died in the service of his country. He proclaimed November 2, 2019 as Sgt. Moises Herrera Jr. Day. A 1967 Pleasanton High School graduate, he served as platoon leader for a […]

Local Matters



It’s National Teen Driver Safety Week. This brought to mind a phenomenom I have noticed. A delay in teens obtaining their driver’s license. Studies have shown that the percentage of teens delaying obtaining a driver’s license has increased dramatically since the 70s and 80s. Data aside, I know this to be true first hand from my sons and their friends, […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report



I know the scandal at the Texas House Speaker’s office is all over the news, but I want to give you the take on it from the County Judges perspective. The big scandal is that a person named Michael Quinn O’Sullivan has launched an attack on the House Speaker (Dennis Bonnen – District 25 and Dustin Burrows – District 83) […]

Mayor’s Message – Pleasanton



Greetings from the Mayor’s office: Some things in life simply make you scratch your head and wonder why something is done the way it is. Early voting is underway and I wanted to visit with you about Proposition 4. It seems that if a person votes for something, they are in favor of it or if they vote against, they […]

Mayor’s Message – Poteet



A lot of activity happened around Poteet this past week. I had mentioned the city had created a new position, Community Events Coordinator. After interviewing several qualified candidates, Shawnene Heather was selected to fill the position. Shawnene brings a lot of experience and knowledge to the job. Shawnene hit the road running on her first day last week. She presented […]

Chief Priest’s Weekly Report



Greetings from Lytle PD, Feel free to call me (830-709-0277) or email me (richard. priest@lytletx.org) with any questions you may have. We had four arrests this past week. On Tuesday, Lt. Dear and Cpl. Robison responded to Harbour St. for a domestic disturbance. A male was arrested for Assault Bodily Injury – Impede Breathing–Family Member. That’s a felony, he was […]

Supporting and volunteering make our community stronger

The Way See It

I was raised in a family who volunteered. My dad was a charter member of the Pleasanton Lions Club and was a Pleasanton Volunteer Fireman. As a Lion, he would start filling our deep freeze with dove, venison and the random rattlesnake he would kill on our property. (I still have nightmares of a skinless snake writhing in a bowl, […]


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