2021-09-01 E-Edition

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Rescue troops in route to Louisiana make pit stop at Pleasanton Municipal Airport

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Fort Bliss, an U.S. army post located in El Paso, stopped at the Pleasanton Municipal Airport on their way to Louisiana in support of Hurricane Ida. Due to weather issues, they were forced to change their route and go south into Pleasanton. Airport Manager JJ Roberts said he received a call around 6 p.m. on Monday and was happy to […]

TEA releases protocol on schools reporting COVID-19 cases

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The Texas Education Agency (TEA) released a new Public Health Guidance for Texas schools regarding Executive Order GA-38 that provides legal authority to publish certain requirements for the operation of public school systems during the COVID 19 pandemic. The new guidance was released on Aug. 19, took effect immediately and addresses on-campus instruction, non-UIL extracurricular sports and activities and any […]

Jourdanton, Christine election ballots set

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Texans to vote on Constitutional Amendments

The ballots are set for the upcoming Nov. 2, 2021, General Election for the cities of Jourdanton and Christine. In addition, Texans will have the opportunity to approve eight Constitutional Amendments. The last day to register to vote for the November election is Monday, Oct. 4. Early voting will take place Oct. 18-29. Last day to apply for a ballot […]

Poteet officer arrested for theft of firearms

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A Poteet police officer has been arrested for the theft of firearms. On Aug. 19, officers with the Poteet PD noticed two weapons were missing from the department’s property room. An internal investigation was conducted with the assistance of the Texas Rangers. On Aug. 25, Officer Isaac Segura, 29, was arrested for the alleged theft of firearms and transported to […]

Out and About

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Catholic School Sweepstakes raffle underway Sponsored by Catholic Life Insurance. Grand prize winner will choose between 2022 Ford F-150 Truck, 2022 Ford Focus Sedan or $20,000 Prepaid Visa Card. For tickets call Our Lady of Grace Catholic School at 830-569-8073 or Randall L. Harred Insurance Agency, 830-569-3114. Medical fundraiser for Trooper Waylon Rogers Wednesday, Sept. 1, from 12 noon-2 p.m. […]

Poteet, Leming Post Offices burglarized

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On the morning of Aug. 30, the post offices of Poteet and Leming were broken into. Postmaster Christopher Jony said he’d received a call from the Poteet Police Department. The police department responded to a suspicious vehicle at the Leming Post Office. When they arrived, the door was left open and the suspect was gone. Mail and parcels were stolen […]

City of Pleasanton tax rate to increase, public hearing Sept. 2

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The City of Pleasanton is proposing an increased tax rate of $0.5156450 per $100 valuation for 2021. This is a 3.17% increase from 2020. This proposed tax rate is greater than the nonew revenue tax rate of $0.4749960, therefore, the City of Pleasanton is proposing to increase property taxes for the 2021 year. Because the proposed tax rate is not […]

PISD board approves 2021-2022 budget, tax rate

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At a special called Public Hearing and Special Meeting on Aug. 18, the Pleasanton School Board approved the District’s annual operating budget and tax rate. Chief Financial Officer, Jennifer Donato briefly presented the information that had been discussed at length in previous meetings. The projected figures for Maintenance and Operations (M&O) are $38 million in revenues from local, state and […]

One arrested in connection with July narcotics investigation

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On July 13, 2021, the Pleasanton Police Department’s Narcotics Enforcement Team (PNET), Texas Highway Patrol, Texas Department of Public Safety Criminal Investigations Division and the 81st Judicial District Attorney’s Office conducted a joint investigation involving the distribution of methamphetamine in and around Pleasanton and the Atascosa County area. At that time, the investigation resulted in the arrest of 38-year-old Katheryn […]