2021-08-25 E-Edition

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Guerra crowned Cowboy Homecoming Queen

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Autumn Guerra was crowned Cowboy Homecoming Queen Saturday night at the Young Farmers’ Open Rodeo and Festival. Autumn, a Pleasanton High School senior, is the daughter of Elizabeth and Alejandro Guerra and granddaughter of Irma and Manuel Salazar, Juanita Mendoza, Jesse Guerra and Carolina Martinez. Her siblings are Aaliyah Gonzales and Alejandro Guerra Jr. “Being elected as your Cowboy Homecoming […]

Smith named top cowboy

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After a year off in 2020, the Pleasanton Young Farmers’ Rodeo made a comeback this past weekend at the Atascosa County Show Barn where Brandon Smith was named 2021 Working Cowboy of the Year and Robert May and William “Ernie” Bandy were inducted into the South Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame. The Cowboy of the Year title is given to […]

Unemployment rate remains high, local businesses urgently seek employees

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Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, Atascosa County’s unemployment rate fluctuated steadily between 3-4%, but in 2020, that rate reached a historic high for the first time in 30 years. According to the Texas Labor Market Information, Atascosa County saw a record high 10.7% unemployment rate in June 1992. In June 2020, the unemployment rate surpassed that with a 10.9% unemployment […]

FDA approves Pfizer vaccine, County to hold clinic Sept. 3

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On Monday, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first COVID-19 vaccine. According to the FDA, the vaccine formally known as Pfizer will now be marketed as Comirnaty, for the prevention of COVID 19 in individuals 16 years of age and older. The vaccine also continues to be available under emergency use authorization (EUA), including for individuals 12 […]

County budget in the works, no tax increase

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Atascosa County has been preparing their budget for the 2021-2022 Fiscal Year that includes a 3% COLA (cost-ofliving adjustment) increase for all county employees and no increase in taxes. During their Aug. 17 budget workshop, Commissioners Court went through each department’s budget in the county to see where increases and decreases were made. In addition, where needed, they made cuts […]

Out and About

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First Baptist Church Jourdanton Food Pantry Drive-thru event on Friday, Aug. 27. Begins at 8:30 a.m. and will end when they have distributed all of commodities or there are no clients, 515 Zanderson Ave. (Highway 16) in Jourdanton. Blood drive on Aug. 27 At Lonnie Gillespie Memorial Annex, 25 E. 5th St. in Leming, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Hosted by Atascosa […]

Charlotte PD Advisory Committee meets with Congressman Cuellar

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The City of Charlotte Police Department Advisory Committee met with Congressman Henry Cuellar (US-28) on Aug. 19 at Cafe Chris to discuss progress on the city’s police department project. Meeting attendees included City Councilwoman Amanda Luna, Committee Chairman Rick Luna, city staff Gracie Garcia, Laura Morales and EMC’s Alex Soto and Ernie Gonzalez. Gonzalez briefed Congressman Cuellar about the process […]

Pleasanton council recognizes National Payroll Week

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Pleasanton Mayor Clint Powell and council members honored the nation’s workers and heard a comprehensive update on the Main Street Property Renovation Project at their Aug. 19 regular session. Present were council members Diana Prasifka, Lillian Cashmer, J.R. Gallegos, Jeanne B. Israel and Kenneth Hernandez. Robert Leonhardt was absent. Powell issued a Proclamation of National Payroll Week beginning on Labor […]

DreamOn Group presents opportunity for growth, imagination in Pleasanton

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The potential to transform Pleasanton’s Main Street into the city’s center for residents and visitors was presented to the city council at the Aug. 19 meeting by representatives of the DreamOn Development Group, Julissa Carielo and Rene Garcia. Carielo stated that their purpose is to transform the community by bringing in opportunity and job growth to really change the City […]