Special awards ceremony held for Pleasanton PD detective’s daughter

Police officers miss out on many family events due to their line of work. Whether it’s a drug bust, accident, shooting or in the case of Pleasanton Police Detective Jordan Haren, a vehicle pursuit, officers miss birthday parties, soccer games, anniversaries, school events and more. Monday, June 7 was no exception as Detective Haren was involved in a vehicle pursuit […]

Wanted: a Cowboy and a Queen

Festivals are making a comeback after a year off in 2020. The Pleasanton Young Farmer’s Rodeo will be taking place Aug. 20-21. This year at the event for the first time in a decade, a Cowboy of the Year and a Cowboy Homecoming Queen will be crowned on the same night. The Cowboy of the Year title is given to […]

Microtel not housing migrant families

The Pleasanton Microtel had been contracted to be an ICE processing facility. However, the Microtel’s doors are locked, and the hotel appears to be vacated. Calls to Microtel’s local number went unanswered. The facility as an ICE processing center managed by Endeavors never opened. Migrants never entered the hotel. According to Pleasanton City Manager Johnny Huizar during a code enforcement […]

June 2021 sales tax revenue remains low compared to 2020

Last year, Atascosa County and its cities experienced fluctuations in sales tax revenue as COVID-19 forced some businesses to shut down or limit their services. This year, cities are seeing a slight increase in revenue after Gov. Abbott lifted restrictions, allowing businesses to operate at 100% capacity once again. However, revenue is still down when compared to 2020. On June […]

Property Tax Protest Seminar on Thursday

Atascosa County Judge Bob Hurley along with Commissioners and Pleasanton City Council Member District 6 Jeanne Israel are hosting an Informational Seminar concerning property evaluations, taxation and protesting tomorrow, June 24 for local taxpayers. The seminar will take place at the American Legion Hall in Jourdanton from 7-9 p.m. and is free and open to the public. As the hall […]

Out and About

Poteet Public Library Summer Reading Program Rock painting with Cindy Sewell on June 23 at library from 2-4 p.m. Come and join the fun. Uno Stacko (Jenga) Tournament on Thursday, June 24. Win a Fire 7 with Alexa. Also on June 24, storyteller Bernadette Nason from 2-4 p.m. This is also last day of Summer Reading Program. Pleasanton Parks & […]

Beauty Junkie: Lashes, brows and confidence

Desiree Villalobos is a certified lash and brow specialist and owner of Beauty Junkie in Pleasanton. She has been in the cosmetic industry for five years and opened her Pleasanton location in July of 2020. Villalobos has a variety of cosmetic training and certifications to broaden her clientele and local services. Villalobos performs services such as lash extensions, lash lifts, […]

JISD board approves salary increase for all employees

After a 20-minute closed session during the June 14 regular meeting, the Jourdanton ISD board of trustees approved the hiring of the following teachers: Brooke Villarreal for Elementary, Francisco Martinez for Junior High and Ruth Wright, Patricia Ayala and Brian Duby for High School. Board members in attendance were Barbara Peeler, Celia Chapa, Rita Munoz and Philip Netardus. Absent were […]

Pleasanton council recognizes city employees

Pleasanton City Council held a workshop session for the upcoming 2021- 2022 budget prior to their regular meeting on June 17. City Manager Johnny Huizar presented council and Mayor Clinton Powell with a draft of the new budget while also summarizing the accomplishments of the city during the 2020-2021 budget year. Please see full report on the draft budget in […]


Judge Bob Hurley swears in Weldon Riggs to Governor-appointed position of Director of the Board for the Evergreen Underground Water Conservation District (EUWCD). This is Riggs’ second-term appointment with EUWCD. Riggs will serve until June of 2025 when he comes up for re-appointment. On the EUWCD board, there are two elected representatives from the counties involved which are Atascosa, Frio, […]

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