Eagles obliterate Port Isabel for first regional tourney trip in 29 years

KINGSVILLE — The no. 15-ranked Pleasanton Eagles made quick work of the Port Isabel Tarpons to book their first trip to the regional tournament since 1991. The Eagles used a 20-2 run in the first quarter to take control of the game before outscoring Port Isabel 44-27 in the second half for a 77-47 win in the regional quarterfinals. “It […]

2020-03-04 E-Edition

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Deadline to protest Vodochodsky’s parole is March 16

The deadline is fast approaching to sign your letter protesting the parole of convicted murderer Kenneth Vodochodsky. Vodochodsky was convicted for his role in the murders of Atascosa County Sheriff Deputies Thomas Monse and Mark Stephenson and DPS Trooper Terry Miller on October 12, 1999. Vodochodsky was originally convicted of Capital Murder by a Karnes County jury and sentenced to […]

Atascosa Animal Allies receives $16K in grants

Atascosa Animal Allies announced an H-E-B gift card grant in the amount of $1,000 to help make “Big Fix” a success in Atascosa County and Pleasanton. “Of the animals that come into the Pleasanton Animal Shelter, 99 percent are not spayed or neutered,” said Caron Rice Tuttle. “AAA pays to have animals sterilized before they are adopted or sent to […]

Mann develops Critical Incident Response teams across South TX

School related crises seem to be more present in our day-to-day lives than ever before. As you can imagine, these crises directly affect students, teachers and staff of school districts. After the Sutherland Springs Church Shooting in Sutherland Springs, the Northside ISD counseling team came to Floresville South Elementary to help provide support for students and staff. After this, Sara […]

Census begins this month

Invitations to be sent out March 12-20

Residents will be receiving their initial invitations March 12-20 to respond to the 2020 Census which will be delivered by the U.S. Postal Service. This year, residents may complete their census information online and by phone. Areas that are perhaps less likely to respond online will receive a paper questionnaire along with the invitation to respond online or over the […]

Huizar sworn in to office by Sen. Flores

Senator Pete Flores from Senate District 19 attended the February 20 Pleasanton City Council meeting to administer the oath of office to Johnny Huizar. Governor Greg Abbott appointed Huizar to serve a three-year term on the board of the Municipal Retirement Fund. Huizar currently serves as Pleasanton City Manager. Flores thanked the council for the privilege to be at the […]

Man dead from single gun shot

Atascosa County Sheriff David Soward reported that Atascosa County Sheriff’s Investigators are investigating an alleged murder which occurred Friday night shortly after 10 p.m. on Bluefield Dr., four miles east of Pleasanton. According to Sheriff Soward, ACSO 9-1-1 Dispatchers received a call at 10:13 p.m. from a woman who told dispatchers that she had just shot her husband in the […]

Ramirez shares platform at Democratic meeting

During the monthly meeting of the Atascosa County Democratic Pary, Freddy Ramirez, candidate for Senate District 19, presented his campaign platform. Ramirez is a prosecuting attorney in Bexar County after earning his law degree at St. Mary’s University. He also has a science degree with emphasis on cell and molecular biology. His platform rests on three points: children, families and […]

Network disruption shuts down CBC

Last week, Coastal Bend College experienced a potential cybersecurity incident causing the campus to be closed down. The network disruption occurred February 25 causing CBC phone systems, website, Blackboard and Colleague to be unavailable. CBC took immediate action in response to this issue by contacting law enforcement and working closely with a third party cyber security firm to assist with […]