Out and About

Children Matter Daddy Daughter Dance Tickets still available. March 19 at Pleasanton Civic Center, 7 p.m. Call 210-712-6481 or see link on their Facebook page. SA Food Bank’s Mega Distribution March 20 Pleasanton River Park, 10 a.m. Visit pleasantontx. gov to register online. To volunteer email tgarza@ pleasantontx.gov or call 830-569-5904. Pleasanton Young Farmers Auction Saturday, March 20 at 10 […]

Appraisal District announces new property tax exemptions following Winter Storm Uri

Atascosa County Chief Appraiser Michelle L. Berdeaux issued information regarding tax exemptions for Atascosa County property owners who sustained damage during the February 2021 Winter Storm Uri. In an area declared a disaster area by the Governor, Tax Code Section 11.35 allows a qualified property that is at least 15 percent damaged by a disaster to receive a temporary exemption […]


The Jourdanton Indians Varsity Basketball team members were honored at the Jourdanton City Council meeting on March 15. Pictured left to right are: City Manager Lamar Schulz, city council member Chester Gonzales, Luke Tapp, city council member Jack R. Harrison, Brett Berg, Payton Gonzales, Josh Isaac, Mayor Robert “Doc” Williams, Sean Luna, Gabriel Paz, Nick Cordova, Ty Smoot, Nick Piedra, […]

DSHS urged to vaccinate border law enforcement officers

Congressman Tony Gonzales (TX-23) joined Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) and Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) in a bipartisan letter encouraging Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas to ensure DHS law enforcement officers and agents receive immediate access to the COVID vaccine and inquired about keeping DHS law enforcement safe. “As you know, DHS’s law enforcement […]


The demolition of the Jourdanton Municipal Swimming Pool is underway at the Jourdanton Sports Complex. A brand new pool, concession stands, pavilion and splash pad will be built at the Sports Complex, with American with Disabilities Act (ADA) updates to the entire facility, including the restrooms.

Register to vote by April 1

Atascosa County has some really important elections coming up on May 1 in the City of Pleasanton, Poteet and Lytle for mayor, city council and school board positions. The voter turnout in the last city and school board elections were considerably low for the 28,000-plus registered voters in Atascosa County. Please see voter turnout as follows: • City of Pleasanton […]

Pleasanton PD cracks down on drugs

In the past week, the Pleasanton Police Department arrested four individuals during two different traffic stops on multiple drug and weapon charges. “We continue to see an increase in the trafficking of Heroin and Methamphetamine in our community,” said Pleasanton Police Chief Ronald Sanchez. On March 10, Officer M. Deleon arrested Jessica Aguilar Bosquez, 42, and Matthew Rodrigues, 46, both […]

Pleasanton Council reviews audit, approves new voting equipment

When the Pleasanton city council convened on March 4, Mayor Travis Hall was happy to welcome back council member Robert Earl Wood who has been absent for several meetings due to illness (not COVID). Wood responded, “It’s good to be back!” Financial Audit Hall introduced Wayne Beyer with Beyer & Company who gave the audit report for Fiscal Year 2020. […]

Wild about wildflowers

There are so many reasons to love Spring, but wildflowers make the top of my list. According to Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD), Texas spring wildflowers are predicted to shine bright this season despite the winter storm. With the deaths of so many of our agaves, cacti, sago palms, bougainvillea, rosemary, et al, I had little faith our precious […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report

I made a fast trip to Phoenix last week to go to the funeral of a good friend. That is the first time I have flown in over a year since COVID began. I had to wear mask in the airports and the entire time on the plane, which was a 2.5-hour flight. I had a mask on for over […]