Gary Soward Day


The City of Pleasanton will be honoring retired Chief of Police Gary Soward at the council meeting on Thursday, Feb. 15. He will be presented with a retirement badge and the mayor will read a proclamation naming Feb 16 as Gary Soward Day in Pleasanton. The public is encouraged to attend  the  meeting.

Poteet rural citizens oppose plan to extend city’s ETJ


Christelle Troell Special Correspondent Annexation was the main topic of conversation during a special called meeting of the Poteet City Council on January 23. The proposal was rejected by about 18 rural residents who spoke against the annexation. City Administrator Eric Jiminez explained that cities are allowed to annex within ten percent of their Extra Territorial Jurisdiction (ETJ) each year. […]

Take precautions this flu season


Lisa Luna Staff Writer With the flu especially so rampant this flu season, chances are if you have not had the flu yet, one of your family members has. According to the Centers for Disease Control, “The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat, and sometimes the lungs. It can cause mild […]

McMullen Co. steer sells for $13,000


  The Grand Champion Steer went to Colton McCartney (right) again at the McMullen County Livestock Show. Colton also won Showmanship as well as Reserve Grand Champion with his other steer. Winning bidders were, left to right,  Walt Frankllin, Atascosa Business Syndicate; Dave Valtierra, Mass Mutual; Jason Jones, Schoolhouse Syndicate; Stevo Franklin, San Miguel Syndicate, Carol Harris, Tyler Ranch Partnership […]

Villanueva arrested, charged with sexual assault of a child


Eduardo Fidel Villanueva, age 30, was arrested on an Arrest Warrant issued in connection with a Sexual Assault investigation conducted by members of the Pleasanton Police Department. The investigation spanned over two years, being reported to the police on October 27, 2015.  Villanueva was alleged to have sexually assaulted a child. Evidence collected during the initial stages of the investigation […]

France 2 TV filming sand mine documentary


Lisa Luna Staff Writer Ynes Vasquez, a resident of the Alanna Heights subdivision just north of Poteet, moved to the area thinking it would be the perfect place to retire. He never dreamed that he and his wife would have to battle dust clouds, loud noises and bright lights at night from a frac sand mine so close to their […]

Schorsch resigns

FREE Jourdanton City Manager position open

Diana Guthrie Special Correspondent At the Jourdanton City Council meeting held on January 22, Jourdanton City Manager Kendall Schorsch turned in his resignation to the council. He announced that his last day will be February 28. Mayor Robert “Doc” Williams and the council members accepted his resignation with a “heavy heart,” thanking him for his two years of service. In […]

Community mourns loss of Dan Nick


Sue Brown Editor Family, friends and aquaintances are mourning the sudden loss of Dan Nick. The former Jourdanton city manager, passed away last Thursday, January 25. He served in that capacity for 18 years until his retirement in 2016. Nick was instrumental in many of the improvements the City of Jourdanton accomplished under his guidance. His obituary may be seen […]

Dotson, Gonzales, Coronado arrested in Jourdanton bust


On Tuesday, Jourdanton police officers executed a search warrant in the 700 block of Mulberry St. Inside the house, officers located a substantial amount of methamphetamine, heroin, marijuana and prescription painkillers. In addition, they found scales, packaging material and other items consistent with the trafficking of illegal narcotics. Joshua Dotson, Stephanie Gonzales and Michael Coronado were arrested on scene each […]

Sheriff’s Office makes more burglary arrests


On Jan. 9, Deputy Sheriff J.D. Ruiz was dispatched to the 4000 block of Eichman Road, northwest of Poteet for a possible burglary of a residence. Deputy Ruiz and the residents noticed that there was property missing as well as vandalism in the home. Deputy Ruiz located some shoe prints outside the residence and followed them to a fence on […]

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