Atascosa Co. see largest increase


Rebecca Pesqueda Staff Writer The state comptroller’s office has released the monthly city sales tax revenue for June. The City of Pleasanton sees the largest percentage increase and net payment received above the other cities in Atascosa County this month. Pleasanton received a net payment of $455,264.75 this month, up from last year’s $346,451.90, with a percentage increase of 31.40. […]

PISD Board hears proposed budget


Diana Guthrie Reporter At the regular Pleasanton ISD board meeting held Wednesday, June 13, Finance Director Scott Stephens addressed the board on the proposed budget based on the pre-certified values from the Appraisal District. He explained that the State requires school districts to calculate two tax rates: one is based on the Maintenance and Operations and cannot be more than […]

Leandro Garcia saves woman’s life


Lisa Luna Staff Writer Pleasanton Police Chief Ronald Sanchez recognized Animal Control Officer Leandro Garcia at the June 7 meeting. “It is with great pride and respect that I submit this report to you, on the life-saving act of our kennel attendant, Mr. Leandro Garcia,” Chief Sanchez said. On May 3, at 7:30 a.m. Garcia was patrolling the Pleasanton River […]

4×4 Aim for Kindness event held for MandT


Rebecca Pesqueda Staff Writer Tanner McCleary was an amazing young man whose life was cut short by tragedy. He had an unmatched enthusiasm for living life to the fullest, hunting and shooting. One of the most kind hearted souls on the planet, he still continues to impact others’ lives through the #SpreadkindnessforMandT movement, which encourages acts of kindness in the […]

Out and About


Pleasanton Library events Beat the heat with “Mondays at the Movies” began June 18 at the Pleasanton Civic Center and will continue until August 20 at 10 a.m. “Teen Fridays” will be held from June 22- August 24, at 3 p.m. Before the movie on Fridays, money management modules for the teens will be presented. These modules will include topics […]

Salvation Army fan drive for the elderly underway


Noel Wilkerson Holmes Publisher Be a fan of the elderly by helping them stay cool and comfortable in the Texas heat.  Texas summers can be deadly for the elderly who worry about high electrical bills so avoid using their A.C.  This cost saving tactic can quickly become a medical emergency. Drop off a box fan or any type of portable […]

PISD Board meeting tonight


Pleasanton ISD Board of Trustees regular meeting will be held June 13 at 6:30 p.m. at the administration building, 831 Stadium Drive, Pleasanton. Following prayer and pledge of allegiance, visitors will be able to make comments. For full PISD School Board Meeting agenda, please go to

Poteet alumnus Camarillo begins term as new superintendent


Rebecca Pesqueda Staff Writer The Poteet ISD school board introduced Charles Camarillo as its new superintendent May 25 during its regular meeting. Camarillo joins the district with 17 years experience as a public school administrator, 13 of which were spent as Somerville ISD superintendent. From 2001-05, he was an assistant principal for Temple ISD. The new superintendent earned his bachelor’s […]

Children’s Alliance of South Texas provides a place for healing and justice


Noel Wilkerson Holmes Publisher The Children’s Alliance of South Texas (CAST) held their grand opening celebration Monday at 810 Main Street in Jourdanton. “The services that we provide at CAST are part of a comprehensive response to child abuse in the state of Texas, “ said Executive Director, Meredith Erickson, Ph.D. “At CAST we do our best to provide that […]

Park renovation officially begins

FREE Splash pad, skate park among first phase of multi-million dollar project

Noel Wilkerson Holmes Publisher Groundbreaking for Phase I of the Pleasanton River Park Master Plan Renovation was held Friday at the River Park. Phase I includes two features of the park that have been highly anticipated, a Splash Pad and a Skate Park as well as some work on the park roads. “Park roads will also be redesigned to eliminate […]

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