Poteet council hires Guerra as associate judge



The regular meeting of the Poteet City Council was delayed 17 minutes to allow two members of the council and the city secretary to finish interviews in a private session. Once called to order, all members were present. Citizens’ Comments Mayor Willie Leal, Jr. called for Citizens’ Comments. The only one signed up was Dave Collett, who said that the […]

Pleasanton ISD 2020 State of the District Address



There are great things happening at Pleasanton ISD in 2020, and a variety of plans and programs are being implemented district wide to address academics, campus safety, campus resources, campus improvements, teacher effectiveness, financial acquisitions and so much more. District Goals The district has four District Goals providing guidance to all campuses, staff and the school board: 1. Provide a […]

Will Day event for local law enforcement officers Jan. 15



Pleasanton Police Department will be holding a Will Day presentation and event for local law enforcement officers and their spouses on Wednesday, Jan. 15 at the Pleasanton Civic Center. TMPA Staff Attorney Chad Hyde will give a short presentation on the importance of estate planning and answer any questions you may have. After the presentation, TMPA will provide a free […]

Get Freezin’ for a Reason at the 2020 Polar Bear Plunge



Are you tough enough to take a Polar Bear Plunge to support the Pleasanton Volunteer Fire Department? The Pleasanton Parks & Recreation and the Pleasanton VFD are holding the first Polar Bear Plunge at the Pleasanton City Pool on Saturday, Feb. 22 at 6 p.m. Parks & Rec and Pleasanton VFD are challenging local organizations to pledge as a group […]

Jourdanton City Council to consider water rate increase



The Jourdanton City Council is considering a five-year series of water rate increases, as recommended at their Jan. 6 special called workshop meeting. All of council was present: Mayor Robert “Doc” Williams and council members Jack R. Harrison, Chester Gonzales, Raul Morales, Karen Pesek and Patricia J. Elizabeth Tymrak-Daughtrey. There were three residents in attendance for the workshop, which lasted […]

Local Matters



This week is the Atascosa County Livestock Show held in Pleasanton. I love everything about the show – the pageantry, the showmanship, the love between the youth and their animal, mentoring of the “littles”, the stock show families and the camaraderie. One part of the show that does not get the same amount of attention as the animals in the […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report



Well, finally! The grand opening of JP3 and the Atascosa County Truck Weigh Station will be on February 7 at 11 a.m. Please know that all citizens are invited. It is your facility. We hope you will be proud of what we have built and you will agree that we are building for the future of Atascosa County. The other […]

Mayor’s Message – Pleasanton



Greetings from the Mayor’s Office, As the new year continues to roll on, I have had a few folks come visit me and indicate they are interested in running for city council. It is good to see interest in our city government. Just a reminder, there will be no city elections this year. The next city election will be in […]

Mayor’s Message – Poteet



Last week was a busy week. I attended the Shalom Ministries Town Hall Meeting at the Poteet Public Library. There were good number in attendance. A lot of good topics were discussed as well as some concerns presented by some in attendance. I encourage all to attend the town hall meeting. It is a great venue to discuss any items […]

Pete’s Periodico

Raising Awareness of Human Trafficking


Happy New Year, Senate District 19. I hope you enjoyed your holidays. Between field Redistricting Committee hearings, interim charges, other Committee meetings, constant town halls and events across the District, this year is sure to be a busy one. During this month of January, the state of Texas is trying to raise awareness of a sad, but ever-present issue: human […]


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