Banda’s hat trick helps Eagles seal first district title

For the first time in program history, the Pleasanton Eagles men’s soccer team are district champs. The Eagles locked up the crown with a 7-0 win over Poteet on Tuesday, March 2. Pleasanton was powered to the win by three goals from Silverio Banda. The Eagles also got a pair of goals from Carlos Garcia. Also scoring for Pleasanton were […]

2021-03-03 E-Edition

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Atascosa, Live Oak County residents urged to request public hearing for proposed Zinc Resources facility

The clock is ticking for the way of life that so many in Live Oak County and Atascosa County cherish . Residents living within a 100-mile radius of Whitsett are encouraged to write to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) if they hope for any chance of stopping the construction of a hazardous waste processing facility. Although two February […]

Gov. Abbott lifts mask mandate, businesses open 100% March 10

Governor Greg Abbott today issued an Executive Order (GA-34) lifting the mask mandate in Texas and increasing capacity of all businesses and facilities in the state to 100 percent beginning Wednesday, March 10. “With the medical advancements of vaccines and antibody therapeutic drugs, Texas now has the tools to protect Texans from the virus,” said Governor Abbott. “We must now […]


On Saturday, Feb. 27, Atascosa County hosted a 500-dose COVID vaccine clinic at the Poteet Strawberry Festival Grounds. The clinic was organized by Atascosa County Judge Bob Hurley in coordination with Atascosa County EMS, Congressman Henry Cuellar and the state. Judge Hurley gave thanks to Loren Gillespie for providing lunch and Pct. 1 Commissioner Mark Gillespie and his staff for […]

Operation Crystal Cowboy cracks down on street-level drug trafficking

“Operation Crystal Cowboy” rocked the city of Pleasanton last week with the arrest of 25 subjects as part of an extensive eightmonth operation to stop street trafficking of drugs. Pleasanton Police Department and the 81st District Attorney’s Office who were assisted by the Atascosa County Sheriff’s Office, Texas Department of Public Safety Criminal Investigations Unit and Homeland Security Investigations began […]

Public invited to discuss Pleasanton River Park Master Plan Renovation

The City of Pleasanton announced the next phase of the Pleasanton River Park Master Plan Renovation at a workshop held on Feb. 4. They invite you to attend a public discussion of a master plan for the former Pleasanton Elementary School. The City of Pleasanton wants your input and encourages you to attend either in person on Thursday, March 4 […]

Out and About

Irene Sanchez Benefit Saturday, March 6 from 12 noon to 4 p.m. at 1512 Jami Dr. in Pleasanton. Cheeseburger meal fundraiser. Tickets available at Main Nutrition, 211 N. Main, Suite 101 in Pleasanton. Free diabetes program Wisdom, Power, Control Online Zoom classes. March 9, 16, 23 and 30. Register at For details, call Atascosa County Family and Community Health […]

Safer Path celebrates anniversary

Monday, March 1, marked Safer Path Family Violence Shelter’s second birthday since officially opening its doors for residential shelter. Safer Path’s opening date was pushed back many times due to lack of incoming funds from the government shutdown in 2019, but has since flourished, becoming a safe haven and reputable resource for many victims and survivors of domestic violence in […]

Local officers take part in intermediate CSI training

District Attorney Audrey Louis of the 81st Judicial District understands the importance of having officers well-trained in crime scene investigations. “It is a critical part to ensuring justice for our victims and their families. None of our agencies have a CSI (crime scene investigator),” said Louis, whose office held a five-week, 40- hour CSI training course once a week over […]