2020-07-08 E-Edition

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Remembering David Prasifka: friend and hero

After years of planning and keeping Atascosa County safe, the county will not have Emergency Management Coordinator David Prasifka at the helm. Prasifka was receiving treatment after being diagnosed with Leukemia, but when he caught COVID-19, he lost the battle. “One thing I’ll probably miss about my dad is the one-onones we would have. Me and him were almost the […]

‘We just want her home’

It is still difficult for her to talk about, but Savanah Longoria recalls the moment in 2014 she knew her sister, Michelle Longoria Villarreal, was missing. “I knew it. It was just one of those feelings. Like I told my mom, twins have that instinct when they know something’s wrong with the other one. We were so far in age, […]

David Prasifka passes

David Frank Prasifka, 58, of Jourdanton passed away Saturday July 4, 2020. He was born on June 21, 1962, in Pleasanton to Malvin and Marty Prasifka. David was a hometown boy through and through. Around the age of 16, David would help his dad out at their family’s shop (Alvin’s Garage) by sweeping the floors or doing some mechanical work, […]

Out and About

City of Pleasanton Brush/ Bulky Trash info The City of Pleasanton released information on their July Brush/Bulky Trash Pick-up. The Community Development Services Department reminds the public of the bulky trash restrictions. Trash should not be placed curbside more than two weeks prior to the assigned pick-up date. Trash should not be more than 10 cubic yards per residential location. […]

Early Voting for Primary Runoff ends July 10, Election Day is July 14

Early Voting for the Primary Runoff Election ends on Friday, July 10. You may vote any day of this week until then from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. You can vote early at any of the following locations: • Annex II Bldg. in Jourdanton • Poteet EMS Bldg. • Justice of the Peace #2 Bldg. in Lytle • Justice of […]

Where and how you can get tested for COVID-19 in Atascosa County

The recent uptick in positive cases of the coronavirus has left people wondering where they can get tested. As of press time on Tuesday, there are a total of 185 cases of COVID-19, 84 of which are active, 95 recovered and two deaths as reported by the Atascosa County Emergency Management Office. Dr. Michael McFarland, of Jourdanton, says testing is […]

First pride parade a success

Organizers behind the first-ever pride parade in Pleasanton on Saturday, July 4, never thought they would see an event like this take place in a place they feel is staunchly conservative. Azure Sky Ramos, who identifies as an ally to the LGBTQ community, and Chaise Balderas, an organizer and Grand Marshal for the parade, were just as surprised to see […]

A dream come true: Liam’s 8th birthday

It’s never easy saying goodbye to a loved one when they deploy overseas, but it’s even harder when your dad deploys earlier than expected and misses your birthday. Liam Lambardia of Pleasanton celebrated his 8th birthday on July 2 surrounded by his two younger brothers, mom and maternal grandma. His father, Charles, was deployed to Southwest Asia on Sunday, June […]


The Longhorm Museum Society presents their 2020 scholarship recipients, from left, Cotton Harris of McMullen County High School, Patsy Troell, Karen Harris, Mackenzie Pilgrim of Pleasanton High School and Millie Kvapil. Not pictured: Grant Troell of Pleasanton High School.