2020-07-29 E-Edition

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Transit system up and running

After six months of planning, the Atascosa Cowboy Transit system, which services Pleasanton, Jourdanton and Poteet is ready to giddy-up and go. “In February, after initially being approached by Poteet Mayor Willie Leal to discuss the viability of a daily transit system, I met with the Mayors of Pleasanton, Jourdanton, Poteet and Commissioner Mark Gillespie and Sean Scott director of […]

Register to vote this Saturday

Atascosa County Democrats will have a booth set up at the parking lot of El Castillo Restaurant in Pleasanton at 301 N. Main, Pleasanton on August 1, 6-8:00 pm. All health precautions, including separate tables for voter registration forms and masks worn all around, will be taken. If you don’t know if you are registered in the county, please visit […]

Area schools release reopening guidance plans

School districts nationwide are busy preparing for the start of the 2020-2021 school year. Some area schools have released their back-to-school guidance plans and details related to COVID-19.

Pleasanton ISD will hold a special called board meeting on Aug. 4, to adopt the calendar for the upcoming school year. The board will consider moving the start date from Aug. 17 to Sept. 8. Among the details listed in PISD’s 16-page guidance plan, teachers will contact each parent to discuss student and family expectations as they campus reopens and […]

Garcia appointed Atascosa Co. Emergency Management Coordinator

Atascosa County selected its new emergency management coordinator by combining the position with another. On Monday, commissioners consolidated Atascosa County Fire Marshal Roger Garcia’s position and the emergency management coordinator position. “I’m going to try and keep the course that we are on right now,” Garcia said. Former emergency management coordinator David Prasifka passed away during the Fourth of July […]

Out and About

Cards for a Cause Safer Path Family Violence Shelter needs your help. Due to COVID, they have been unable to host their in-person fundraisers. They are currently selling boxes of greeting cards $30 for 30 cards and nearly half of the money goes directly to Safer Path operations and services. The fundraiser is hosted by Hillary Blair and Usborne Books […]

Commissioner Miller issues warning on unsolicited seeds from China

Today, Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller is urging Texans to take extreme precaution when receiving unsolicited seed packets from China. These packets have been mailed to multiple states, including Texas, falsely labeled as jewelry. Residents are advised not to plant the seeds as they could contain harmful invasive species or be otherwise unsafe. “I am urging folks to take this […]

Census provides millions to local community

Every individual who lives in Atascosa County is to be counted in the U.S. Census. If you do not complete the 2020 Census, our community could miss out on hundreds of millions of dollars of federal funding in our local community for important programs and services for the next 10 years. Our community has great needs that can benefit from […]

DSHS improves on reporting of COVID-19 fatalities

The Texas Department of State Health Services is improving the reporting of fatalities due to COVID 19 by identifying them through the cause of death listed on death certificates. This method allows fatalities to be counted faster with more comprehensive demographic data. Using death certificates also ensures consistent reporting across the state and enables DSHS to display fatalities by date […]

Gypsy Moon Market, authentically Pleasanton

They Gypsy Moon Market has brought the City of Pleasanton hippy, small town, local love and energy since their opening on December 16, 2017. This business has molded itself to be a spiritually and energy-guided business looking to have a little something for everyone. Owner, Tonia Rodriguez, stated, “I am a spiritual person, and everything that I have reeled in […]