2020-08-26 E-Edition

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‘Shots fired’ call ends tragically

On Aug. 22, the Pleasanton Police Department responded to a “shots fired” call at the Bonita Creek RV Park on Oakhaven Street around 7 p.m. According to Pleasanton Police Chief Ronald Sanchez, an offduty police officer made the call in to dispatch. Upon arriving on scene, officers reported a barricaded male subject, identified as 54-year-old Gregory Lee Stanford, inside his […]


Crews are pictured on Tuesday, working on McDowell Avenue in Jourdanton between Beech Street and Oak Street. The 2019-2020 street project also includes other high traffic streets such as Jiffy Boulevard (from Highway 97 through the intersection with Lillian Avenue), La Garde Street, Broadway Street (from Highway 16 to Brown Avenue) and others. This is a $3.7 million street project […]

MCISD confirms three positive COVID-19 cases

Just one and a half weeks into the 2020- 2021 school year, McMullen County ISD has confirmed three positive COVID-19 cases among elementary students. The announcement came in a letter to parents and guardians on Aug. 23 on Facebook that the students, who are labconfirmed, were last on campus on Friday, Aug. 21. Out of an abundance of caution, MCISD […]

County Commissioners Court, Jourdanton council approve funding for JISD Chromebooks

On Aug. 17, the Jourdanton City Council unanimously approved a $20,000 donation to help fund the purchase of Chromebooks for Jourdanton ISD remote learning. On Monday morning, Commissioners Court also unanimously approved a $12,127.50 donation to fund JISD remote learning. JISD ordered 450 devices that would cost the district $128,510. According to Superintendent Theresa McAllister, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) […]

PISD raises starting teacher pay to $50K

In the past six years, Pleasanton has taken their starting teacher pay from $40,800 to now at $50,700. “One of Pleasanton ISD’s long range financial goals was to raise the starting teacher pay to $50,000 when I became superintendent,” said Dr. Matthew Mann. “I am extremely proud of this fact. I am also proud of the board and the work […]

Out and About

FBC Poteet Food Pantry The First Baptist Church in Poteet Food Pantry will have a drive-thru pick-up event on Wednesday, Aug. 26, starting when they receive the product. The church is located at 437 Ave. D in Poteet. The line will start at about 12 noon. Please do not start lining up until after 10 a.m. Volunteers are needed at […]

EMC Strategy Group is here to help all your business needs

The Pleasanton City Council unanimously voted approval of their contract with EMC Strategy Group. During their regular meeting on Aug. 20, Ernie Gonzalez of EMC presented an update on their economic services from the past two years in the City of Pleasanton. “We provide free business starting services for all entrepreneurs and businesses within the city limits,” said Gonzalez. “We […]

Chicken Scratch Photography, documenting the special moments

Chicken Scratch Photography is a business built from passion, love and sisterly motivation. Owner of Chicken Scratch Photography, Amanda Pawelek, began her journey simply by a love for taking photos of her children. She started when her middle child was about 6 months old, and her passion has only grown which has pushed her to widen her scope. Pawelek stated, […]

CISD student, employee COVID-19 protocols

Charlotte ISD announced their student and employee COVID-19 protocols for the 2020-2021 school year. During their regular meeting on Aug. 18, the school board unanimously approved the protocols, subject to change. “Both of these are approved subject to change, because things will probably change depending on what happens in the future,” said Superintendent Mario Sotelo. The following COVID-19 protocols pertain […]