Out and About

Zumba Fitness Classes Every Monday and Wednesday, 5:45-6:45 p.m. at Pleasanton Civic Center. First class free for new members. After that, $2. Farm Fresh Friday George Farms to set up at Backyard Kitchen, 973 Ave. H in Poteet, Jan. 8. 4:30-7:30 p.m. selling fresh produce and canned goods. Cartoons & Cereal Nostalgic morning breakfast with cereal bar, Jan. 23. Pleasanton […]

Pleasanton ISD receives national recognition

Pleasanton Independent School District recently received national recognition for their work with the Marzano Resources High Reliability Schools (HRS) and High Reliability Teacher (HRT) program. There was a virtual award ceremony on Dec. 17 that hosted schools from all over the nation. The HRS and HRT program was taken on by the district as a developmental program to boost teacher […]

Jourdanton council approves Certificates of Obligation for swimming pool project

During their Dec. 14 meeting, the Jourdanton city council approved the ordinance authorizing the issuance of “City of Jourdanton Combination Tax and Limited Pledge Revenue Certificates of Obligation, Series 2021,” and other matters incident and related thereto. Voting against the issuance of the COs was Tymrak- Daughtrey. Council authorized the notice of intention resolution at the October meeting for the […]

Atascosa County restaurants to operate at 50% occupancy

Bars with more than 51% alcohol sales to close

Effective Dec. 29, 2020, all restaurants in the county with less than 51% of alcohol sales are mandated to enforce a 50% of total occupancy rule. Starting Dec. 30, 2020, all bars in the county who have more than 51% sales attributed to alcohol are ordered closed pursuant to GA-32. This will remain in effect until Bexar County’s hospitalization rate […]

Jourdanton council votes to take no action on amending city’s Code of Ordinances regarding outdoor lighting

For the time being, Jourdanton City Council members voted not to take any action on the city’s Code of Ordinances regarding outdoor lighting and nuisances on private property. The vote was part of the Dec. 14 regular meeting, with council members Jack R. Harrison and Patsy Tymrak-Daughtrey voting in favor of not taking action and Karen Pesek and Chester Gonzales […]

The good, the bad: a look back at 2020

As the clock struck midnight on Jan. 1, 2020, many people celebrated with close family and friends, making New Year resolutions and toasting to the beginning of another decade. The first two months went as smooth as they could possibly go with tying up loose ends from 2019. However, three months in, we got the shock of a lifetime when […]

COVID-19 vaccine available in Atascosa Co. for direct care workers, long-term care residents

The COVID-19 vaccine has arrived in Atascosa County making its way to local pharmacies, clinics, ERs and the hospital. The state of Texas began Phase 1A on December 14 but the vaccine did not arrive in rural counties until last week. The vaccine distribution for Texas is currently in its third week. Phase 1A of the COVID Vaccine timeline includes […]

Atascosa Co. dining establishments to enforce 50% of total occupancy rule

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following press release was submitted by Rusty Prasifka of the Atascosa County Judge’s Office. Effective Dec. 29, 2020, all Atascosa County dining establishments with less than 50% alcohol sales are mandated by state Executive Order GA-32 to enforce a 50% of total occupancy rule. Per GA- 32, areas with high hospitalizations means any Trauma Service Area that […]

Verdi citizens voice concerns on new planned subdivision

County’s hands are tied, public hearing to be held Jan. 11

The Atsacosa County Commissioners Court will do the only thing they can for concerned residents who spoke publicly at Monday’s meeting regarding the proposed subdivision in the Verdi community. Since legally, the county has very little, if any control over subdivisions, they hope to let the people voice their concerns directly to the developer. Members of the Verdi community are […]

Pleasanton JROTC honors service members by participating in Wreaths Across America

This year, the Pleasanton JROTC participated in Wreaths Across America, a mission that invites hundreds of individuals to lay wreaths on the gravesites of service members and spouses in honor of their service. These wreath-laying ceremonies take place in all 50 states at over 2,100 locations across the nation. On Dec. 18, the Pleasanton JROTC traveled to the Fort Sam […]

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