In recognition of National Diabetes Awareness Month in November, the Jourdanton City Council welcomed Type 1 diabetic Max Wiggins and his Diabetic Alert Dog, Diamond. Wiggins, a seventh grader who loves baseball, led the Pledge of Allegiance and Texas Pledge at the Nov. 18 regular meeting. Wiggins shared how Diamond is trained to detect his blood sugar levels and alert […]

Entrepreneur and Business Start-up Workshop Dec. 5

The City of Pleasanton and EMC Strategy Group, LLC will hold an Entrepreneur and Business Start-up Workshop on December 5, 2019, at Coastal Bend College in Pleasanton, from 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. Workshop topics will include registration through the Internal Revenue Service, Texas Secretary of State, Texas Comptroller’s Office, Systems for Award Management (SAM), and Dun & Bradstreet DUNS […]

Votes canvassed during Commissioners Court

Meeting: Special Called Meeting, Monday, November 18, 2019 Actions: • Judge Hurley began the meeting and moved to Executive Session. • Judge Hurley brought the meeting back into Open Session. • An Open Public Hearing concerning Countywide Voting was held with attendees at Commissioners’ Court being able to speak about the new countywide voting system. All comments were in approval […]

Suspects arrested in Walmart robbery


On Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019 Officers of the Pleasanton Police Department were dispatched to the Pleasanton Walmart for a report of a robbery. It was reported that a male had pushed a 69-year-old female and taken her purse in the parking lot at Walmart. The description of the minivan the suspect jumped into was quickly broadcasted by Atascosa County Sheriff’s Office […]

Businesses invited to become a part of River Park Wonderland

Pleasanton Parks & Recreation is partnering with local businesses and organizations to have a Christmas tree display at the Pleasanton River Park for the month of December. Each business or organization that chooses to participate can decorate their tree as part of the Riverpark Wonderland tree display. Businesses also have the option to purchase a brick with their business’ or […]

ACSO conducts largest meth bust in county’s history

On the morning of Wednesday, Nov. 6, the largest methamphetamine bust in Atascosa County history, according to Atascosa County Sheriff David Soward, took place on US Highway 281 South in Pleasanton. The Atascosa County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit conducted an investigation which led to a 2009 Chrysler SUV being stopped by sheriff’s deputies and Texas Highway Patrol Troopers. Sheriff investigators […]


The Pleasanton JRTOC Eagle Batallion program held a Veterans Day Ceremony on Monday, Nov. 11 at the Performing Arts Center honoring all who have served our country. Veterans within the community along with their families and the general public were invited to attend. Guest speaker was Army Sergeant Major David Cantu, who served 31 years in the US Army Military […]

Rep. Cuellar announces $500,000 for the development of a Community Park in Tilden

On Wednesday, November 6, $500,000 in federal funding for McMullen County was announced by Congressman Henry Cuellar. The awarding of funds was done in the upstairs courtroom of the historical two-story McMullen County Courhouse, erected in 1930, in downtown Tilden. This was a fitting location in Tilden that has seen changes in growth through Eagle Ford Shale activity. After receiving […]

Jourdanton council approves committee for 2020 census

At a special called meeting on Nov. 4, the Jourdanton City Council voted unanimously to approve a 2020 Complete Count Committee to assist for the 2020 Census. In attendance were Mayor Robert “Doc” Williams and council members Raul Morales, Jack R. Harrison, Chester Gonzales, Karen Pesek and Johnnie Goetzel. Mayor Williams explained the census count is mandated by the federal […]

Out and About

FBC Poteet Food Pantry First Baptist Church of Poteet will have a food pantry on Wednesday, Nov. 13 from 9-11 a.m. The church is located at 437 Ave. D in Poteet. Atascosa Co. Sheriff’s Office & Jail Open House The community is invited to the Atascosa County Sheriff’s Office and Jail Open House this Friday, Nov. 15. Join them at […]

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