The above PPE was allocated by the Pleasanton Emergency Operations Center and issued to Pleasanton ISD to supplement other PPE that was issued to school districts around the state. This PPE included: 320 halfgallon hand sanitizers, 3,880 antibacterial wipes, 48,000 surgical masks, 220 face shields and 15,000 N95 masks. “The safety of our children is a top priority by both […]

Your Census response helps your community

It doesn’t seem like such an important thing, but surprise! The 2020 Census is critical to your community. An accurate account is vital. It will help shape the future of your community. You may complete your form online, by phone, or by mail. Visit to begin. The City of Pleasanton is providing in-person help on Aug. 20 and 25 […]

Law enforcement cracks down on illegal dumping cases

In recent months, Atascosa County law enforcement have been on the hunt for any persons illegaling dumping trash and junk on county roads. “Seems lately, everywhere I go, I find illegal dumpings. Some are even called in,” said Constable Cregg Thompson, Pct. 3. “We’ve had a rash of illegal dumpings lately. My staff and I take these cases very seriously. […]

Cashmer, an agent for good

Lillian Cashmer is a local business owner known for her red 1956 Chevy truck, rustic-styled office and giving heart. She has been in the insurance business for 24 years, a licensed agent for 20 years and is going on her fourth year as an independent agent. She has previously been servicing customers as Germania Insurance; however, she is slowly transitioning, […]

Commissioners approve no-new tax rate for 2020

County Tax Tssessor Loretta Holley presented commissioners with the no-new tax rate and voterapproval tax rate for 2020. On Monday, commissioners accepted Holley’s 2020 tax rate calculation report. This year’s adjusted no-new revenue tax rate is 55.29 cents per $100 valuation. The no-new tax rate enables the public to evaluate the relationship between taxes for the prior year and for […]

Meals on Wheels receives funds from Atascosa Co.

Meals on Wheels received $6,520 from Atascosa County to serve residents of the county. San Antonio Chief Executive Officer Vinsen Faris asked county commissioners for the funds to provide meals to seniors and disabled citizens in need. Meals on Wheels has been serving residents in Atascosa County since 2018. The meals will be delivered straight to residents’ homes. He said […]

Pleasanton council reviews proposed FY 20-21 budget

On Thursday, Aug. 6, Pleasanton City Manager Johnny Huizar submitted a review for the adoption of the City of Pleasanton’s Fiscal Year 2020-2021 budget. This budget workshop was the first of two to go before the council and Mayor Travis Hall before final approval at the next city council meeting on Aug. 20. Huizar reported that the budget was prepared […]

Bray releases latest novel ‘Little Reminders of Who I Am’

Painting with words is a tricky craft, but Jeff S. Bray is a master. His newest book, “Little Reminders of Who I Am,” releases Wednesday, Aug. 12, and can be found on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Here’s a quick peek into the story: “Aaron Stephenson loves his job. As food critic for the popular Houston Gazette, he gets to […]

Poteet council approves extension of Mayor’s State of Disaster Declaration

The Poteet City Council held their August 4, 2020, meeting online through Facebook. Members present were Nicholas Sanchez, Denise Sanchez, Rick Flores, Jesse Leal and Mayor Willie Leal. Richard Castillon did not attend. Consent Agenda The first order of business was the Consent Agenda. Three budget amendment resolutions were the only items on it for the month. The first amendment […]

COVID-19 update reported during Commissioners Court

During Commissioners Court Monday morning, Atascosa County EMS Director Don Penny provided a COVID-19 update for the county including statistics on Methodist Hospital South, cases by zip code and the confusion in COVID deaths reported by DSHS. “I spoke with our liaison at Methodist Hospital South [in Jourdanton] and they reported 12 COVID 19 positive cases in their hospital with […]