Mayor’s Message – Pleasanton

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So, my goal with this article is to address what is going on with the city and explain policy and procedure. I believe this will give a better understanding of the city’s direction and charge. Direction meaning what we would like to do and charge meaning what we have to do. Recently I have been asked why council has executive sessions. […]

Garza indicted in shooting of Rumfield

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Jimmy Garza, Poteet, turned himself in this morning to Atascosa County Deputy Sheriff J.D. Ruiz, on a warrant issued by District Clerk’s Office on a charge of Murder. Garza was indicted by an Atascosa County Grand Jury, Friday, June 25 for the February 25 shooting death of Brad Rumfield at BR Outfitters – a taxidermy shop in Poteet. On February […]

2021-06-30 E-Edition

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County holds seminar on property tax protesting

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Taxpayers have until July 5 to file protests


Atascosa County Commissioners Court along with County Judge Bob Hurley and District 6 Pleasanton Councilmember Jeanne Israel sponsored a free Property Tax Protest Seminar last Thursday. American Legion Post #436 hosted the event for free at their building. The purpose of the seminar was to inform local taxpayers about their property evaluations, taxation and how to submit a written protest […]

Commissioners Court join ‘Big Ross’ supporters

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Rossville citizens experienced a huge win Thursday morning in their continued quest to save Big Ross, the huge oak tree that sits at the intersection of FM 476 and 2504. Big Ross supporters, including Olivia Olivares, Rosemary Dodd, Irma Sanchez, Virginia Olivares, Linda Reid, Katie Boggs and Janice Smith were all in attendance at Thursday’s meeting when Commissioners Court unanimously […]

Two arrested in local theft ring investigation

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Law enforcement arrested two individuals Saturday evening who are believed to be involved in a local theft ring. Cesar Sandoval Luna, 45, of Houston, was charged with alleged Theft of Property over $30,000 and Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle; and Aaron Joseph Stelly, 20, of Poteet, was charged with alleged Theft of Property over $30,000 and Evading Arrest with […]

Out and About

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Freedom Run 5K and 1 Mile Walk on July 3 Poteet Strawberry Festival grounds. Packet pickup and same day registration July 3 from 6:30-7 a.m. 1 Mile Walk starts at 7:30 a.m. 5K at 8 a.m. Call Diana G. Leal at 830-399- 9151 if you have questions. Atascosa 2nd annual Pride Parade Starts at 6 p.m. in Pleasanton. If you […]

Complaint against Pleasanton City Manager still under investigation

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Two months later, a complaint against Pleasanton City Manager Johnny Huizar is still under investigation and discussion amongst Pleasanton City Council. Since then, council has held three executive sessions regarding the complaint with no official details being released to the public. Upon reconvening from executive session at the June 17 meeting, Mayor Powell stated that he and the city attorney […]

Bags & Bling Bingo to benefit Safer Path

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Grab your girlfriends and go play Bags & Bling Bingo where all proceeds benefit Safer Path, Thursday, July 22. This putting the “fun” into fundraiser is held at the Pleasanton Civic Center with doors opening at 5:30 p.m. and at 6:30. p.m. – the games begin. Safer Path is the host with Jessica Putz and Jessica Tom serving as organizers. […]

Dr. Kris Ford treating the South Texas Region

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Dr. Kris Ford is a local podiatrist that serves the San Antonio and South Texas region. Dr. Ford is South Texas born and raised originating out of Beeville. In his youth, he participated in a variety of agriculture and 4H activities, which drove his decision to obtain his undergraduate degree at Texas A&M University. However, about his junior year of […]