Traffic stop leads to human smuggling case

On Monday morning, Deputy Marissa Valdez with the Atascosa County Precinct 3 Constable’s Office conducted a traffic stop on a white Ford F350 pulling a 16-20 foot trailer full of lumber just outside of Poteet on Hwy. 16. As a result, 16 victims of human smuggling were located under the construction material. Deputy Valdez was driving southbound on Hwy. 16 […]

Area graduates take the stage next two weeks

Over the next several weeks, several hundred seniors will receive their diplomas from Atascosa and McMullen County schools. Featured below are the bios and photos for the 2019 valedictorians. The salutatorians are featured on page 3A. The senior class photos, principal’s honor graduates/top ten and personal congratulatory advertisements are included on pages 10A-18A. For individual photos of each graduating senior […]

Zorayda Martinez Valedictorian Pleasanton High School

Pleasanton High School’s Valedictorian is Zorayda Martinez, daughter of Sergio and Margarita Martinez. She is a participant in the Palo Alto College Upward Bound program as a Student Ambassador, a member of the PHS Band, a member of the PHS Chapter of National Honor Society as the Treasurer, a participant in UIL Academics, a participant of the Student Legislative Session, […]

Abbie Lanier Valedictorian Jourdanton High School

Abbie Lanier, Jourdanton High School Valedictorian, is the daughter of John and Stephanie Lanier. Throughout high school, she participated in FFA, UIL Academics, Student Council, National Honor Society, Science Club, Kindness Club, played volleyball, ran track and served as a class officer. In addition to these activities, she exhibited both breeding and market swine and beef projects in livestock shows […]

Tyler Parsons Valedictorian Poteet High School

Tyler Graham Parsons, son of Terry and Virginia Parsons, is the Valedictorian of the Poteet High School Class of 2019. Tyler plans to attend Texas A&M University in College Station and hopes to graduate “Summa Cum Laude” with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biomedical Science. In fact, he says, “My greatest ambition is to become a veterinarian so that I may […]

Annelise Gaitan Valedictorian Charlotte High School

Annelise Nicole Gaitan is an exceptional student who has proven herself through her educational pursuits during her time at Charlotte High School. Annelise is the daughter of James and Nora Gaitan of Pleasanton. Annelise has spent four years leading the Charlotte Mighty Trojan Band as Drum Major. She played a critical role in the band’s success, including UIL Sweepstakes for […]

Brett Acker Valedictorian McMullen Co. High School

My name is Brett Acker and I am the 2019 McMullen County High School Valedictorian. My parents are Stephen and Marla Acker of McMullen County. In High school, I have been involved in FFA, tennis, Academic UIL and National Honor Society. I am the most active in FFA where I have both Agricultural Leadership and Agricultural Mechanics classes. My Senior […]

Out and About

Atascosa Running Club meets every Wednesday Join fellow runners in the Atascosa Running Club Social Fun Run every Wednesday. They are scheduled to meet again on May 22. They will meet at 6:10 p.m. at “The Office Bar and Grill,” run to the Pleasanton River Park, around town and back to The Office. They will be running three to four […]


New council members sworn in and mayor pro-tem elected

Three Pleasanton council members, who were unopposed, were sworn into office and police officers were recognized during the May 16 council meeting held at the Pleasanton Civic Center. City Secretary Andres Aguirre administered the oath of office to Robert Leonhardt, Dist. 1; Kenneth Hernandez, Dist. 2; and Diana Prasifka, Dist. 3. Later in the meeting, council members unanimously elected Britini […]

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