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Making your neighborhood safer – a Neighborhood Watch

By Contributed | February 07, 2018

My neighborhood in Pleasanton—the Oak Forest neighborhood–has a neighborhood watch program that is now about a year old. Some residents had talked about starting one for quite some time, motivated by vandalism, property thefts and other concerns, including traffic issues and door to door solicitations. We were concerned about safety and security and finally decided it was time to do […]

Gary Soward Day

By Contributed | February 07, 2018

The City of Pleasanton will be honoring retired Chief of Police Gary Soward at the council meeting on Thursday, Feb. 15. He will be presented with a retirement badge and the mayor will read a proclamation naming Feb 16 as Gary Soward Day in Pleasanton. The public is encouraged to attend  the  meeting.

Poteet rural citizens oppose plan to extend city’s ETJ

By Contributed | February 07, 2018

Christelle Troell Special Correspondent Annexation was the main topic of conversation during a special called meeting of the Poteet City Council on January 23. The proposal was rejected by about 18 rural residents who spoke against the annexation. City Administrator Eric Jiminez explained that cities are allowed to annex within ten percent of their Extra Territorial Jurisdiction (ETJ) each year. […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report

By Contributed | February 07, 2018

Juvenile programs are very much on the top of my agenda and mind.  It is the kids that are violating the law, but it is those kids who are hurting and need help.  I am impressed that it is always the goal of the JPO (Juvenile Probation Officer) not to punish the juvenile but to fix him / her. The […]

How television changed me

By Contributed | January 31, 2018

True story: Some years ago I was a welfare caseworker and on a home visit to a family home sat in a living room with people ranging from grandparents down to little children. The centerpiece of the living room was a big screen color television set. But something was wrong. It took me a while to figure out what it […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report

By Contributed | January 31, 2018

Commissioner Mark Gillespie had a culvert “bridge” collapse on St. Augustine County Road and has responded to the situation.  He has closed the road for safety purposes.  He has notified the school so the bus runs would be able to adjust.  He notified the “County Emergency Management Manager” David Prasifka and he sent a bulk public notice out on the […]

AFCC Rummage Sale set for Feb. 3

By Contributed | January 30, 2018

Don’t miss out on the Atascosa Family Crisis Center Rummage Sale on Saturday, Feb. 3. The event is set for 9 a.m.- 2 p.m. at 201 N. Main St. in Pleasanton (corner of Main and Hunt Street, the old Crosspoint Fellowship). Please come by, rain or shine, and see what great deals you can find on furniture, household items, clothing, […]

Pleasanton BPA advances to state

By Contributed | January 30, 2018

Business Professionals of America (BPA), Pleasanton High School Chapter, had a great showing at Regional contest on Jan. 20 at Medina Valley High School. Thirteen students qualified for State competition in individual and team events. Before awards were distributed, Delanee Olivarri was installed as the new Regional President for Area 2 Region 2. As a Regional Officer, she will serve […]

Sheriff’s Office makes more burglary arrests

By Contributed | January 24, 2018

On Jan. 9, Deputy Sheriff J.D. Ruiz was dispatched to the 4000 block of Eichman Road, northwest of Poteet for a possible burglary of a residence. Deputy Ruiz and the residents noticed that there was property missing as well as vandalism in the home. Deputy Ruiz located some shoe prints outside the residence and followed them to a fence on […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report

By Contributed | January 24, 2018

I hope everyone made it through the icy weather.  I made what I felt was a difficult decision to close non – essential county operations. Tuesday, we had 50 to 100 prospective jurors scheduled to be interviewed as well as our normal business.  Ice on south Texas roads is a scary thing and I wanted to make certain that we […]