2020-06-03 E-Edition

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City of Pleasanton reopens facilities

Last week, the City of Pleasanton officially announced their Reopening Plan for city facilities. As of press time Tuesday evening, Pleasanton reported no active cases of COVID-19 within the city limits. In total, there are nine cases with eight recovered and one death. “For a city of our size, that’s really good,” said Pleasanton Mayor Travis Hall. “Everyone has been […]

Animal Control reports 107 animals adopted amid COVID-19

While COVID-19 has made people spend more time at home, people have also been traveling to Atascosa County for a new pet. Last Tuesday, Animal Control Director of Operations Chief Henry Dominguez gave the quarterly report for the Animal Control Facility during Commissioners Court. “Currently, our levels at the facility are very good. Ever since this [COVID-19] began, people have […]

Methodist Hospital South making changes to meet health care needs

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following message is from Methodist Hospital South. Methodist Hospital South announced last week that it will discontinue offering maternity services due to declining volumes in the number of women delivering babies at the hospital. This change will allow hospital resources to be reallocated to meet the unmet needs of critical health care services within Atascosa County. The […]

Pleasanton to receive $118K in COVID-19 state, federal funding

The Texas Department of Emergency Management (TDEM) has notified the City of Pleasanton that it will receive $118,734 as part of the Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) as outlined by the Coronavirus, Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES). Texas cities and counties may apply for up to 20% of the allotted CRF funds using a simple formula ($55 x last […]

Out and About

All Saints’ Episcopal resumes services The public is invited to join the congregation Sunday, June 7, at 10:30 a.m. as All Saints’ Episcopal Church resumes regular services. All safety precautions will be taken. Those who have face masks are asked to wear them. Proper distancing will be observed. The service will be printed on disposable paper. Fr. Craig Pooser will […]

Scavenger Hunt brings attention to local small businesses

DJ Swann is the promoter of all things LOCAL. She opened South Texas Natural Wellness at 1320 West Oaklawn, Pleasanton which sells CBD oil products, in December 2019. But the miracles of CBD oil is not her only passion. When COVID-19 shut down small businesses, even though hers was considered essential, she went into overdrive to help other businesses find […]

A quarantined quince

In the Mexican culture, the fiesta de quince años is a celebration of a young girl’s transition into womanhood when she turns 15 years old. In most traditional cases, the girl is honored in a huge celebration with friends and family in what is known across America as a quinceañera. Alejandra Segundo of Charlotte was supposed to celebrate her quinceañera […]

Pleasanton relief funds now available for businesses

The City of Pleasanton launched the Pleasanton Relief Fund in mid-April. This fund is a partnership between PeopleFund and the City of Pleasanton. PeopleFund is an SBA approved micro-lender and provides working capital for small businesses. The Pleasanton Relief Fund provides qualifying businesses with zero interest and no payments loan for six months. There is $600,000 available for businesses located […]

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Behind the Badge

This week I stared at a blank computer screen, hands on the keyboard, as I watched news roll in from a violence-wrenched Minneapolis and viewed the same vicious retribution break out in Los Angeles. I needed to put something on paper. Staying silent didn’t seem appropriate. But this time the right words just didn’t seem to make themselves available. My […]