Emerie June, a complete warrior

“She’s a complete warrior,” said Jessica Brill on her daughter, Emerie June Servantes. “I really truly feel that it is all in faith and prayers and support.” The 3-year-old has undergone treatment for pre- B cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia. “My little peanut, you have been assigned this mountain to show others it can be moved,” wrote Brill in an April […]

From the ground up: Paez family left to rebuild after February’s winter storm

While many have recovered from February’s winter storm, Joe Paez of Verdi and his family are still picking up the pieces of their home and seeking help after their entire house burned down during that first snowy night. “It’s hard to believe it’s gone,” said Paez, who lives off FM 1784 in Verdi. At 2 a.m. on February 15, Paez […]

Fanno to graduate from Texas A&M University- Corpus Christi

Jacob Fanno will be graduating from Texas A&M University– Corpus Christi with a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology on Saturday, May 15, 2021. A 2017 graduate of Jourdanton High School, Fanno is the son of Douglas and Marie Fanno. This year he was named TAMUCC’s Major of the Year to the Texas American College of Sports Medicine and he […]

Medical expense benefit for Candace Perez May 15

The family and friends of Candace Perez, with great support from the Poteet Volunteer Fire Department, will hold a benefit this Saturday, May 15. The event will take place at the Poteet Fire Department, located at 530 Ave. H from 11 a.m. until sold out. Stop by for sausage wrap combos and chopped brisket sandwich combos with chips and a […]


The Community Council of South Central Texas (CCSCT) is celebrating Community Action Month as celebrated across the US during the month of May. It is CCSCT’s mission to empower low-income families and individuals in South Central Texas by helping them transition out of poverty and become self-sufficient. Atascosa County Judge Bob Hurley read and signed a proclamtion during Commissioners Court […]

Pleasanton Primary School Round-Up on May 18, 19

Pleasanton Primary School will hold registration for pre-K, kindergarten and first grade students new to the district on Tuesday, May 18 and Wednesday, May 19. Hours will be 9 a.m.-12 noon on May 18 and 1-5:30 p.m. on May 19. Registration will take place at the Pleasanton District Training Center at 1280 Jolly St. (next to the junior high). Pre-Kinder […]

The Byrd is back

Skateboard fans are invited to an afternoon of friendly competition, pizza and prizes at the Pleasanton Skate Park on Saturday, May 22. The event will begin at 3 p.m. Phase two plans are developing to add a street skate area as a seamless transition to the existing area, according to Bob Byrd. “We’re back and excited about the future,” said […]

Museum Windmill Grand Opening set for May 15

The Longhorn Museum will hold the Grand Opening of the new Antique Windmill Exhibit on Saturday, May 15 from 11:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. The museum, located on Hwy. 97 East in Pleasanton, is one of only three places known in Texas to have such an exhibit. The windmills were collected and restored over a period of many years by […]


The City of Pleasanton and Pleasanton Parks and Recreation will host their first ever Ropin’ at the River event on Saturday, May 8. This is a free, western-themed, family-friendly event at the Pleasanton River Park. There will be activities all day long, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., for all ages and numerous western photo opportunities.

PEGGY GEORG: The rewards of teaching in the Ag Science field

May 3-7 marks National Teacher Appreciation Week. It is a time when the National Education Association calls on the nation to join the growing chorus that thanks educators, not just this week, but every day. Among the teachers making a lasting impact on their students is Peggy Georg, an Agriculture Science teacher and FFA advisor at Jourdanton High School. A […]

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