Congratulations to 54th Cowboy Homecoming Queen Brianna Ortiz! Her sister, 53rd Cowboy Homecoming Queen Elena Ortiz had the privilege of crowning her on Thursday evening at the Queen Coronation Ceremony held at The Office in Pleasanton. Pictured, from left, front row: the new 2019 Little Mister Cowboy Homecoming Adam Luna and Little Miss Cowboy Homecoming Arianna Lopez. Back row, 54th […]

Juvenile Detention Center remains open

For the 2020 fiscal year, the Atascosa County Juvenile Detention Center submitted a budget request of $2,430,236. The detention center’s request is up $800,000 over the 2017 budget, an increase of approximately 51 percent. It was announced that due to the unsustainable budget request, a special Commissioners Court meeting would be held with a workshop focusing on the facility’s budget. […]

Guillen announces Atascosa Co. tax cut

AUSTIN – Texas State Rep. Ryan Guillen (D-Rural South Texas) recently announced an estimated 10% cut in the school property tax rate, providing immediate relief to Atascosa County taxpayers. “Property taxes are growing out of reach for many Texans and they’re causing families to lose their hard earned property,” explained Guillen. “Homeownership is vital to our economy and to the […]

9-11, Never Forget

On September the 11th, a 9-11 Memorial Service was held in front of the Courthouse in Jourdanton. The ceremony was hosted by County Judge Bob Hurley. The Poteet VWF Post 6970 Color Guard presented the colors at the beginning of the ceremony with Taps played by Poteet High School Senior Derek “DJ” Lozano. Victoria Rodriguez sang the National Anthem. Rev. […]

Former Cowboy of the year Tommy Henry passes

Former 1986 Cowboy of the Year, Tommy Henry passed away on Saturday, Sept. 14. You may read his full obituary on Page 9B. Please see his Cowboy of the Year nomination letters below: One of the few legacies left from early Texas is the cowboy. I would like to nominate for Cowboy of the Year a man that has devoted […]

Out and About

Atascosa Running Club meets Wed. at 6:30 p.m. Whether you are an advanced runner, or a beginner, you are invited to take part in the Atascosa Running Club Social Fun Run every Wednesday. The next run is Sept. 18. They now meet at 6:30 p.m. at The Office Bar and Grill and running starts at 6:35 p.m. They run to […]

Cowboy Homecoming Parade Winners

The 54th Cowboy Homecoming Parade held Saturday morning was filled with lots of fun for people of all ages! With about 50 entries, including the Pleasanton High School Mighty Eagle Band, pacesetters, cheerleaders, women’s soccer team and more, excitement filled the streets of downtown Pleasanton. Despite the hot weather, there was a great turnout of onlookers lining the streets. Results […]


The Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce would like to give a huge thank you to our Stage Sponsors and supporting sponsors for the 54th Cowboy Homecoming. Thank you! Coors LightCity of PleasantonH-E-B Rick Luna for SheriffAtascosa Insurance AgencyPleasanton Finance Company Shiloh DevelopmentWL ContractingCAM Safety JM ConnectedWells ConstructionWiley Energy DJ Shoot ItOrlando CarrascoJennifer Carrasco The Office Bar & GrillPleasanton ExpressGravity Oilfield Services […]

CBC to offer CDL training in Pleasanton in partnership with Del Mar College

Coastal Bend College administrators will meet with representatives from Del Mar College at CBC Pleasanton on September 24 at 11 a.m. to celebrate the start of a new Commercial Driver’s License training program. With the shortage of qualified drivers across Texas, wages for commercial drivers are on the rise. The demand of local drivers is growing as the regional economic […]

JISD school board adopts budget

The Jourdanton ISD Board of Trustees unanimously adopted the 2019- 2020 budget for the General Fund as presented, at their special meeting on Monday, Aug. 26. The board is comprised of board members Lanny Wheeler, Mary Ramirez, Vance Jupe, Rita Muñoz, Phillip Netardus, Amador Lugo Sr. and Barbara Peeler. There were no comments received during the public hearing on the […]

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