About Rebecca Pesqueda

Pleasanton City Manager Huizar suspended without pay

By Rebecca Pesqueda | July 15, 2021

Pleasanton City Manager Johnny Huizar has been suspended for 21 days and put on probation for six months following an executive session during tonight’s Pleasanton City Council meeting. This was the fourth executive session council has held regarding a complaint filed against Huizar. Previous executive sessions regarding the complaint were held during a special called meeting on May 3 as […]

Garage Sale Extravaganza

By Rebecca Pesqueda | July 14, 2021

Blown transformer causes power outage on east side of Pleasanton

By Rebecca Pesqueda | July 09, 2021

Pleasanton Fire Chief Mario Escobedo reported that a transformer blew at the AEP Pleasanton Substation on Hwy. 281 South and “cut power to the east side of Pleasanton and possibly half of Leming.” Timetable for power restoration unknown. AEP is currently on scene working to fix the power outage. Cause of the outage or the transformer blowing is unknown at […]

ACSO traffic stop leads to cash, drug seizure

By Rebecca Pesqueda | July 08, 2021

A routine traffic stop of a reported reckless driver resulted in a significant cash seizure by the Atascosa County Sheriff’s Office on June 6. A motorist reported a 2019 Chevrolet Impala driving reckless as far back as in Live Oak County before ACSO Deputy Sheriff Bryan Cantu located the vehicle at mile marker 113 northbound. Deputy Cantu smelled Marijuana in […]

Shot Glass burglar in custody

By Rebecca Pesqueda | July 07, 2021

Jourdanton Police Department and Atascosa County Sheriff’s Office have arrested Matthew Chapa of Jourdanton in connection to this morning’s burglary of The Shot Glass liquor store. Thanks to numerous tips flowing to the JPD today, investigators were able to identify Chapa and obtain an arrest warrant. When officers from JPD and ACSO attempted to serve the warrant, Chapa barricaded himself […]

Stolen vehicle recovered by Pleasanton PD

By Rebecca Pesqueda | July 05, 2021

According to Pleasanton Police Chief Ronald Sanchez, at approximately 4:30 p.m. Monday afternoon, Pleasanton PD received information from the Atascosa County Sheriff’s Office regarding a stolen vehicle from Grapevine, TX. The vehicle was last seen in the Pulliam Drive area. Sgt. K. Viesca and Officer A. Limon located the stolen vehicle and initiated a traffic stop. The driver, Arin Kinsel, […]

Mayor’s Message – Pleasanton

By Rebecca Pesqueda | June 30, 2021

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. […]

Garage Sale Extravaganza

By Rebecca Pesqueda | June 29, 2021

Atascosa County announces business grant program

By Rebecca Pesqueda | June 24, 2021

Atascosa County has allotted up to $1 million of their funds received through the American Rescue Plan to support businesses in the county impacted by COVID-19 through their Businesses of Atascosa Grant and Support program (BAGS). All businesses impacted by COVID-19 are encouraged to apply. You may access the application at www.atascosacounty.texas.gov or pick up an application at the County […]

Commissioners Court vote to save ‘Big Ross’

By Rebecca Pesqueda | June 24, 2021

The citizens of Rossville experienced a huge win this morning in their continued quest to save Big Ross, the oak tree that sits at the intersection of FM 476 and 2504, when Commissioners Court unanimously voted to write a letter to the state requesting a designation to protect not only Big Ross, but any old oak tree that might be […]