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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 […]


Who will be queen? Join the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce at the Queen Coronation Ceremony Thursday, Sept. 12 at 7 p.m. at The Office located at 205 East Hunt St. in Pleasanton. Immediately following the coronation is the Little Mister and Miss Cowboy Homecoming Pageant. The 54th Cowboy Homecoming Festival kicks off Friday, Sept. 13 with a FREE concert featuring […]

Texas economy strong, Atascosa County unemployment at 3.8 percent

Workforce Solutions Alamo released information indicating that Atascosa County had the highest unemployment rate in the 13-county area with a still low 3.8 percent. The news though is still good as January started off with a 4.3 percent unemployment in Atascosa County. In April, Atascosa County saw a record low unemployment rate of three percent. The 13-county area includes Atascosa […]

City sales, use tax payments up from last year, county down

All cities in Atascosa County sales and use tax payments are up this month from September last year. Pleasanton experienced a slight increase of 11.10 percent increase compared to September 2018. They reported a net payment of $574,864.02, compared to $517,383.08 last year. With the smallest increase out of the cities in the county, Lytle reported a $109,714.16 net payment, […]

Out and About

FBC Poteet Pantry The First Baptist Church in Poteet Food Pantry will be open on Wednesday, Sept. 11 and Sept. 25, from 9-11 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall building. It is open the second and fourth Wednesday 9/11 of the month. Memorial Climb at Tower of Americas in SA On Wednesday, Sept. 11, Tower of the Americas will pay tribute […]

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