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Operation Crystal Cowboy arrests 21 in alleged street trafficking

By Noel Wilkerson-Holmes | February 26, 2021

In June of 2020 Officers of the Pleasanton Police Departments Narcotics Enforcement Team and the 81st District Attorney’s Office began an 8 month operation dubbed “Operation Crystal Cowboy” that was focused on the street level trafficking of Methamphetamine and Heroin into the City of Pleasanton. This month an Atascosa County Grand Jury indicted a total of 26 individuals on over […]

Atascosa County declared disaster area

By Noel Wilkerson-Holmes | February 26, 2021

BREAKING NEWS Atascosa County Judge Robert Hurley announces Atascosa County has been added to President’s Major Disaster Declaration for INDIVIDUAL ASSISTANCE. Go to www.disasterassistance.gov to apply. If you have insurance make sure you have presented your claims there first. ADDITIONAL INFO Texas homeowners and renters in the counties designated for individual assistance who sustained damage may now apply for disaster […]

BR Outfitters owner fatally shot, Poteet

By Noel Wilkerson-Holmes | February 26, 2021

Last night, an Atascosa County Sheriff’s Office deputy arrived on the scene at BR Outfitters in Poteet after a reported shooting. ACSO Sheriff David Soward confirmed that the owner/operator of BR Outfitters, Brad Rumfield, died on the scene several minutes after authorities arrived. The ACSO deputy detained the shooter and recovered the gun. ACSO turned over the subject to the […]

Owner BR Outfitters fatally shot, Poteet

By Noel Wilkerson-Holmes | February 26, 2021

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AEP Texas continues to restore power to customers across the state

By Noel Wilkerson-Holmes | February 19, 2021

(CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS – February 18, 2021) AEP Texas continues to make progress restoring electric service to customers across the service territory. As of 6:30 p.m. Thursday, more than 88 percent of the customers affected by the load shed event have had their power restored. AEP Texas estimates that we will restore 95 percent of all customers by the end […]

AEP reports outage possible through Wednesday

By Noel Wilkerson-Holmes | February 16, 2021

AEP Texas is awaiting the full go-ahead from the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) before restoring powerto all customers whose service has been interrupted. ERCOT instructed electric utilities to interrupt power early Monday morning and anticipates continuing the controlled outages through the rest of today and into Tuesday.  AEP Texas continues to work with ERCOT to achieve support to […]

Karnes Electric estimates power outage until Tuesday due to ERCOT orders

By Noel Wilkerson-Holmes | February 15, 2021

The largest snow storm since January 1985 has hit Atascosa County with record low temperature as low as 12 degrees. According to PowerOutage.US some 3,100 residents are without power in Atascosa County and 2.8 million without power in Texas. Karnes Electric said that they have been directed by ERCOT to interrupt service and are estimating that customers who are experiencing […]

Cold weather demands electricity conservation

By Noel Wilkerson-Holmes | February 14, 2021

Austin, TX – The Public Utility Commission of Texas today echoed a call from the Electric Reliability Council of Texas for electricity conservation. Narrow margins between cold-driven demand and the supply of available power across the state are expected to occur periodically through Tuesday. “The lowest temperatures Texas has seen in decades necessitate a shared response across the state, from […]

BR Outfitters under investigation

By Noel Wilkerson-Holmes | January 20, 2021

POTEET – On January 9, 2021, Texas Game Wardens and the Poteet Police Department responded to a call for service at BR Outfitters in Poteet after receiving reports of a rotting smell coming from the building. Upon inspection, law enforcement found several deer carcasses lying in a pile in the bottom of a walk-in cooler. The business was then sealed […]

Pleasanton Senior Man of the Year, Lee Ricks, Jr.

By Noel Wilkerson-Holmes | November 18, 2020

Our Senior Man of the Year shares his birth year with such notables as Sonny Bono, Woody Allen and Elvis Presley. The Year? 1935.  This artist was born and raised here in Pleasanton. He graduated from the Pleasanton school system in 1954, where he participated in football, basketball and track. He honed his artistic skills by illustrating the high school […]