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Protesting property appraisal values

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By now, Atascosa County property owners should have received their property appraisal values in the mail from the Atascosa Central Appraisal District (ACAD). As many have noticed, the values on properties have risen significantly for 2021 as compared to 2020. Property owners who disagree with ACAD’s appraisal of their property for local taxes or for any other action that adversely […]

‘Big Ross’ landmark tree saved by community

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For those who travel FM 2504 and FM 476 in Rossville this phrase, “Turn right at the ‘t’ by the big oak tree” is a familiar one. “Big Ross” as it has been named is a well-known landmark – so much so that emergency care flights have marked the tree with GPS coordinates. On Monday, Commissioner Stuart Knowlton, Pct. 2, […]

Pleasanton, Red Cross to provide cooling center

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The City of Pleasanton and the Red Cross will open a cooling center today located at the First Baptist Church, Pleasanton. Due to ERCOT’s recent alert for Texans to greatly reduce electrical usage because of the sudden spike in heat, the City of Pleasanton, with the assistance of the American Red Cross will be opening a cooling center. The cooling […]

Out and About

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El Calvario Baptist free feed the community event June 16-17, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at 811 Oak St. in Jourdanton. Enchilada casserole meal on June 16 and pasta meal on June 17. Swing by and grab some food for your family. School’s Out for Summer Golf Tournament Presented by Pleasanton ISD Education Foundation. Friday, June 18 at Pleasanton Country Club, […]

PISD recognizes Roberson’s achievement of Level 2 HRT

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Pleasanton High School Class of 2021 Valedictorian Matthew Garcia and Salutatorian Blake Moos were recognized at the June 8 school board meeting. Principal Twila Guajardo introduced each senior, who are both planning to attend Texas Tech University to further their education. Also recognized were members of the PHS golf team. This was the first year for the team to win […]

JISD board approves salary increase for all employees

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Jourdanton ISD President Barbara Peeler opened an agenda item with the comment, “This is so exciting.” The board went on to approve a welldeserved salary increase for all employees during Monday night’s meeting. All staff, including teachers, will receive a seven percent raise. There will also be adjustments to the teachers’ pay scale in the one to five years and […]

DPS investigates accident involving pedestrian fatality

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An on-duty sheriff’s deputy with the Atascosa County Sheriff’s Office was involved in a fatal crash with a pedestrian early June 8 at approximately 3:45 a.m. The crash occurred on State Highway 16, north of Poteet at McCaughan Road. According to Sgt. Kenny Mata, Texas Highway Patrol, at the request of the ACSO, Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Troopers […]

Pleasanton projects outlined for council

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The Pleasanton City Council, under the leadership of its new mayor, Clinton Powell, and council members Diana Prasifka, Lillian Cashmer, J.R. Gallegos, Jeanne Israel, Kenneth Hernandez and Robert Leonhardt, heard a detailed report on city projects during the June 3 regular session. City Manager Johnny Huizar presented the impressive list of accomplishments and proposed projects at the June 3 council […]

PRICE CHEVY AWARDED 2020 MARK OF EXCELLENCE

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Price Chevrolet is honored to be one of 400 Chevrolet dealerships nationwide to receive the 2020 Mark of Excellence award. It is our goal each and every day to provide the best retail experience for our customers and we’d like to thank all of our valued customers for your support. We look forward to continuing the momentum through 2021.

Atascosa Co. jury sentences Talamantez to 198 years

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The 81st District Attorney’s office issued a statement that Rubin Talamantez, Jr. was convicted on two counts of Indecency with a Child and one count of Indecency with a Child by Exposure in their first jury trial since the pandemic. Talamantez was convicted by an Atascosa County jury who sentenced Talamantez to 99 years on each count. The Honorable 218th […]


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