Local Matters

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The mayor of Pleasanton was elected with 11.9% of Pleasanton’s 2019 population of 10,557 per the US Censue Bureau. The mayor of Poteet was elected with 5.6 % of Poteet’s 2019 population of 3,437. Why do we have such low voter turnout in a community that never seems to hold back their opinion on social media about how these two […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report

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We are moving forward on the Juvenile Treatment Plan for our Juvenile Detention Center. We have hired the Clinical Director and she is working steadily on the details of the program that need to be developed before we can open the program to participants. I hope that is coming soon! The building is ready for the Public Defender Program’s attorneys […]

Mayor’s Message – Pleasanton

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Greetings from the Mayor’s office, We have a new Mayor in town. Not necessarily new, but one that has served in the Mayor’s position before. Congratulations to Clint Powell on winning the Mayor’s race in the city elections this past Saturday. Clint has “been there and done that” and he has served this city well in the Mayor’s position in […]

Mayor’s Message – Poteet

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I t is with a saddened heart I write my last article as Mayor for the City of Poteet. The city elections were held last Saturday; unfortunately, I did not receive the majority of the votes to continue as mayor. The majority of the voters elected someone else to guide the council and be the city’s official representative. I am […]

Together, we can get better

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Rebecca Raves


Happy May! I just want to say that I am very proud of you. Why? Because you are still here with us. May is National Mental Health Awareness Month and this topic is very near and dear to my heart. So many people, myself included, suffer with mental health problems that affect not only their mental well-being, but their physical […]

Summoning the muse

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What is a muse? In mythology, the muses were nine goddesses who symbolized the arts and sciences. Calliope was the muse of epic poetry. Clio was the muse of history. Erato was the muse of love poetry. Euterpe was the muse of music. Melpomene was the muse of tragedy. Polyhymnia was the muse of sacred poetry. Terpsichore was the muse […]

Historically Speaking

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Story of a Texas anti-hero, his peg leg and chewing gum


Greetings, Atascosa County! Happy May y Feliz Cinco de Mayo! As Mother’s Day approaches, I wish all you mothers and mother figures a Happy Mother’s Day! As we recognize Cinco de Mayo, a holiday with Mexican origins and American celebration, I will be discussing an individual that is commonly known as an anti-hero in every context he is mentioned in […]

Symptoms of alcohol withdrawal and where to get help

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As Alcohol Awareness Month ends and we begin a new month with Cinco De Mayo in mind, I would like to take the time to provide some insight on symptoms of alcohol withdrawal in order to take charge of your recovery. You are not alone; alcoholism is not an easy subject to discuss with stigma around addiction and recovery. Furthermore, […]

State shows largest numerical population gain

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State Capital Highlights

Texas stands to gain two seats in the U.S. House of Representatives after results of the 2020 census released last week show the state had the largest numerical gain of any state since the 2010 census. The population increased by nearly 4 million in the past decade, to 29.14 million. That’s a population increase of 15.9% in 10 years—third highest […]

WESTERN FUN AT ROPIN’ AT THE RIVER

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The City of Pleasanton and Pleasanton Parks and Recreation will host their first ever Ropin’ at the River event on Saturday, May 8. This is a free, western-themed, family-friendly event at the Pleasanton River Park. There will be activities all day long, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., for all ages and numerous western photo opportunities.