City of Pleasanton FY 20-21 adopted budget and tax rate


The Pleasanton City Council unanimously approved the proposed budget and tax rate for Fiscal Year 2020-2021 after their final public hearing on Sept. 17. Please see City Manager Johnny Huizar’s Budget Message below that gives a detailed breakdown of the FY 20-21 budget and tax rate. Also, please see a full story on the budget and tax rate in this […]

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County tax hike approved despite strong opposition

Atascosa County Commissioners approved and adopted the 2021 budget and 2020 tax rate during the third and final public hearing held at the Atascosa County Courthouse. The property tax rate was voted unanimously to be approved and adopted at a tax rate of $.569454, which is effectively a 2.9763% increase over the no-new-revenue tax rate of $0.552995. Three public hearings […]

JP3 Carrasco denied employee request twice

During Monday’s Commissioners Court meeting, Justice of the Peace, Pct. 3, Orlando Carrasco’s request to move up part-time employee, Klarissa Robles, to full-time was denied for a second time due to the current county hiring freeze. “I’m down to two fulltimers. I’m asking to bring her up; she’s a part-timer moving to a full-time position. It is in my budget […]

Sept. 21 declared David Prasifka Day

The late David Prasifka was honored Monday morning during Commissioners Court with the reading of a proclamation by Atascosa County Judge Bob Hurley declaring Sept. 21, 2020, as David Prasifka Day. “It was a hoot working with David, I tell you,” said Judge Hurley to the friends and family of the late Emergency Management Coordinator. “It was never a dull […]

Sheriff reports $170K in out-of-county inmate funds

Atascosa County Sheriff David Soward provided a quarterly report on income for out-of-county inmate housing to Commissioners Court Monday morning. “We continue to have sufficient extra bed space in our jail, so we are renting out beds to Kendall and Comal Counties as well as to the military,” said Sheriff Soward. “We are beginning to average between $65,000-70,000 a month […]

Out and About

Jourdanton blood drive The blood supply in South Texas has reached critically low levels. Please donate if you can. The Jourdanton Rotary Club is co-sponsoring a blood drive on Friday, Sept. 25 at the Jourdanton Community Center. Hours to donate are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and by appointment only. To schedule an appointment visit: donor. donor/schedules/drive_ schedule/123240. You […]

Pleasanton council adopts budget

The Pleasanton City Council unanimously approved the proposed budget and tax rate for Fiscal Year 2020-2021 after their final public hearing on Sept. 17. “Obviously, the revenues aren’t coming in as they’re supposed to and those are very hard to predict, especially in a pandemic,” said City Manager Johnny Huizar. “We’ve been holding strong to our budget and being aware […]

Atascosa County stands to lose millions in funding due to low Census response

This is the last month to submit your response to the 2020 Census Questionnaire. Atascosa County census population count determines how many representatives each state will have in Congress for the next 10 years and how much federal funding communities will receive for roads, schools, housing and social programs. Every person not counted is a loss of $1,600-$2,000 federal dollars […]


On Aug. 31, the Pleasanton, Jourdanton and Poteet mayors made a friendly wager betting on their respective high school football teams to win against each other. The wager? The losing team’s mayor would have to wear the winning team’s jersey at the next city council meeting. As a result of the Eagles’ 16-4 loss against the Aggies on Sept. 4, […]