Sabinal food distribution set March 8
In Sabinal Independent School District sports news, track participants will be in Comfort for relays after school today. The Lady Jacket junior varsity and varsity softball teams will host Ingram on March 8, beginning at 5 p.m. In band news, tomorrow the high school band will travel to Pleasanton for a UIL concert and sight reading competition during school hours. […]uvaldeleadernews.com
UHS, Pleasanton vie in soccer
Uvalde and Pleasanton will do battle in District 27-4A soccer Tuesday. The Lobos will play the Eagles at Pleasanton, while the Coyotes will host the Eagles at the Uvalde High School soccer field. Kick-off time for the varsity matches is set for 7 p.m. and will be preceded by a 5 p.m. junior varsity match. Coach Keith Pendleton’s Lobos, 2-0 […]uvaldeleadernews.com
Steele hosts Smithson Valley in battle for 27-6A title; No. 1 Brennan takes on Marshall in 29-6A championship; Carrizo Springs faces Hondo with undefeated season on the line
Week 11 of KSAT 12's Big Game Coverage features a pair of high-profile matchups, as Brennan battles Marshall and Smithson Valley takes on Steele.
Brennan, Alamo Heights both win undefeated showdowns; Hendrix’s TD lifts Boerne past Pleasanton in OT; Carrizo Springs earns milestone victory over Devine
Week 7 of KSAT's Big Game Coverage saw Brennan and Alamo Heights earn crucial victories against undefeated opponents, while Boerne and Carrizo Springs rallied to pick up big wins in district play!
VOLLEYBALL HIGHLIGHTS: Pleasanton tops YWLA, Devine battles Navarro, Burbank faces Highlands
Week 5 of the high school volleyball season features some entertaining non-district matchups, as a shorthanded Pleasanton squad fends off YWLA, Devine battles Navarro in a five-set thriller, and Highlands takes on Burbank in a District 27-5A showdown.
Somerset stuns Southside in Battle of 1604; Steele’s defense shuts down Reagan; Holmes, McCollum, Kennedy still undefeated
The Somerset Bulldogs are just one of several area teams piecing together impressive starts to the 2021 high school football season, alongside the likes of Steele, Holmes and Kennedy.
Jourdanton connections highlight first ever South Texas Coaches Association All-Star football game
Jourdanton's Cole Andrus was one of a number of seniors who got one more opportunity to take the football field representing their high schools on Saturday, and he threw a pair of touchdowns to Indians teammates Jarel Lilly and Payton Gonzales as the West team defeated the East team 46-21 in the first ever South Texas Coaches Association All-Star Game.
Inflation may have been warming up in February, but it could be hot by May
David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty ImagesInflation is just warming up, but by late spring it could get downright hot, even if temporarily. Higher prices for companiesCompanies have already been dealing with a range of rising prices. Expectations for MayBy May, Uruci of Barclays says headline inflation could be as hot as 3.6%. Jim Caron head of global macro strategies at Morgan Stanley Investment ManagementThe Barclays economist expects a hand-off between goods inflation and services inflation. But she said services inflation will include temporary one-offs as the economy adjusts to increased demand.cnbc.com
San Antonio-area resident wins $1 million scratch-off ticket
SAN ANTONIO – One Pleasanton resident just became $1 million richer. The person, who has elected to remain anonymous, won the prize from the $1,000,000 Extreme Cash scratch ticket game. Texas Lottery officials said the ticket was purchased at the Z S Super Stop located at 4460 E. State Highway 97 in Pleasanton. It was the third of four top prizes worth $1 million in this scratch-off game, meaning there is one more chance to win big in the $1,000,000 Extreme Cash game. $1,000,000 Extreme Cash scratch off from the Texas Lottery.
Pleasanton resident is $1 million richer from Texas Lottery scratch-off ticket
According to Texas Lottery, a resident claimed a top prize-winning ticket worth $1 million from the scratch-off game 1,000,000 Extreme Cash. The ticket was purchased at Zs Super Stop located in Pleasanton at 4460 E. State Highway 97. READ ALSO: San Antonio resident wins $5.5 million Lotto Texas jackpotThe claimant elected to remain anonymous. This was the third of four top prizes worth $1 million to be claimed in the game. Overall odds of winning any prize in the game are one in 3.57, including break-even prizes, according to the release.mysanantonio.com
Pleasanton police arrest 25 suspects in operation ‘Crystal Cowboy’
PLEASANTON, Texas – The Pleasanton Police Department announced this week that an investigation dubbed “Operation Crystal Cowboy” resulted in the arrests of 25 suspects. According to officials, on Feb 26, officers, Atascosa County sheriff’s deputies, Texas Department of Public Safety investigators and Homeland Security investigators began to execute arrest warrants. AdDuring the arrest roundup, police say, “multiple suspects” were found in possession of additional meth and heroin. As of 2 p.m., Friday, officials had arrested and booked a total of 25 suspects into the Atascosa County Jail. Officials say they are continuing to investigate and expect additional arrests in the case.
Man shot by Bexar County deputies after highway chase has died
SAN ANTONIO – Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar said a man who led law enforcement officers on a chase in Atascosa and Bexar counties Tuesday morning before he was shot near an elementary school has been declared dead at a local hospital. Salazar said Santos has been declared dead but is on life support while his organs are being preserved for potential donation. But Santos suddenly got back in it and drove off and a chase ensued, Atascosa County Sheriff David Soward said on Tuesday. As the pickup approached Interstate 37 and Highway 97, the driver shot at officers from the vehicle, Soward said. Moments later, the pickup truck went through some spikes that BCSO deputies had planted near Highway 181 and I-37 in hopes of disabling the vehicle.
Man critically wounded after chase ends in shooting on city’s Southwest Side
SAN ANTONIO – A 46-year-old man led law enforcement officers on a chase in Atascosa and Bexar counties Tuesday morning before he was shot near an elementary school, officials said. The man was taken to a hospital in critical condition, said Deputy Johnny Garcia, a Bexar County Sheriff’s Office spokesman. As the pickup approached Interstate 37 and Highway 97, the driver shot at officers, Soward said. None of the law enforcement officers were injured. Allen will remain under lockdown for several more hours as law enforcement process the scene.
Tesla engineering director Joseph Mardall leaves for drone start-up Zipline
Low-angle view of the facade of Tesla Motors dealership with logo and sign in Pleasanton, California, July 23, 2018. (Photo by Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images)An influential engineering director at Tesla, Joe Mardall, has resigned his position at the automaker to become head of engineering at Zipline, according to his own LinkedIn profile. Zipline is a drone maker and aerial delivery service focused on distribution of blood and other medical supplies. Before he was involved in engineering Tesla's latest crossover SUV, the Model Y, Mardall also developed thermal and HVAC technologies which became defining features in the company's earlier Model X and Model 3 vehicles. We are hiring for all roles across engineering and I would love to hear from you - come fly with me!"cnbc.com
New place to try in 2021: The Office Bar and Grill
It’s a new place to try in 2021: The Office Bar and Grill in Pleasanton. When you think of going to the office, you might not think comfort food, cocktails and casual dining. The restaurant offers American comfort food, like chicken fried steak, and some favorites with a twist, like crawfish coated in Cap’n Crunch cereal and deep fried to golden perfection. “It’s worth it to come out here because we have entertainment Friday and Saturday and it’s absolutely free,” Arevalo said. Find out how to register for the next mixer in the Facebook post below.
Rural Texas communities begin seeing COVID-19 vaccine deliveries
PLEASANTON – During the second week of the vaccine rollout in Texas, shipments are headed to pharmacies in smaller communities throughout the San Antonio area. The H-E-B Pharmacy 19 on McDonald St in Lytle will get 100 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine. Kings Medicine, on N. Bryant Street in Pleasanton will get 500 doses of the vaccine. “I am apprehensive of what’s in the vaccine,” Casanova said. Related: H-E-B pharmacies to receive COVID-19 vaccine doses this week, reserved for healthcare workers
San Antonio, surrounding areas are getting thousands of COVID-19 vaccines this week. Here’s where they’re going.
Dozens of hospitals, urgent care clinics and H-E-B pharmacies in Bexar County are slated to receive 30,200 doses of the Moderna vaccine this week. Made by Moderna, the vaccine requires two doses like the already approved Pfizer vaccine. The Moderna vaccine was endorsed by a government advisory panel on Thursday in a 20-0 vote. Some rural areas that had been waiting for word on when they would receive shipments will be included in week 2, data shows. Last week, nearly 30,000 doses of the Pfizer-made vaccine were shipped to San Antonio-area hospitals and military bases.
Officials: Pleasanton man shot himself to death Saturday night after standoff
Officials: Pleasanton man shot himself to death Saturday night after standoffA 54-year-old man apparently shot himself to death Saturday night in Pleasanton after an hourslong standoff with law enforcement, Pleasanton police said. Officers responded to the Bonita Creek RV Park on Oakhaven Road shortly before 7 p.m. after receiving a report of shots fired. When officers tried to approach Stanford in a trailer, he threatened to engage them. We attempted to make contact with the subject in the trailer for several hours with no response. The decision was made to make entry into the trailer, Pleasanton Police Chief Ronald Sanchez told Pleasanton Express reporters at the scene.mysanantonio.com
Officials: Suspect dead after hours-long standoff with Pleasanton police
PLEASANTON, Texas – A man is dead after an hours-long standoff with Pleasanton police overnight, according to officials. The incident began around 7 p.m. Saturday night and ended around 3:30 a.m. Sunday at the Bonita Creek RV Park in Pleasanton. Upon arrival, police determined it was a domestic violence incident involving a husband and wife. The husband, Gregory Lee Stanford, 54, allegedly fired gunshots at his wife; however, she was not hit and no one else was shot, police said. Eventually, officers made entry into the mobile home and discovered Stanford had died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.
More rural COVID-19 patients being medevacked to San Antonio-area hospitals
San Antonio – Medevac crews are staying busy transferring COVID-19 patients from rural hospitals to San Antonio-area hospitals. AirLIFE crews reports 72 transfers of known or suspected COVID-19 patients since March to San Antonio, Kerrville, Pleasanton and Uvalde bases. “I’d say probably about a third of our calls now are COVID-19 patients,” Ramirez said. “We typically see the sickest of the patients,” Ramirez said. None of the flight crews directly working with positive COVID-19 patients have contracted the virus.
Pleasanton woman shot, killed by boyfriend, police say
PLEASANTON, Texas – A 48-year-old woman was shot and killed early Thursday in Pleasanton and police there said they’ve arrested her boyfriend for the crime. Pleasanton police were called to a home around 4:35 a.m. in the 700 block of East Adams for a shooting. When they arrived, officers found Aurora Angelina Martinez dead, police officials said. The woman’s boyfriend and the suspect in the shooting, Fausto Rangel Rodriguez, 64 was at the scene and was arrested. Pleasanton Police Chief Ronald Sanchez said the shooting “stemmed from a domestic dispute.”Rodriguez was charged with murder and is being held in the Atascosa County Jail.
Pleasanton ISD suspends football practices after positive COVID-19 test
PLEASANTON Another South Texas football programs fall camp has been impacted by the coronavirus. Pleasanton Athletic Director Tab Dumont announced that the school district was forced to shut down football practices after a member of the program tested positive for COVID-19. The cancellation comes only eight days after the Eagles began official preparations for the start of their 2020 high school football season. Pending additional updates, Pleasanton will open their 2020 campaign at the newly-renovated Eagle Stadium that night against Hondo. MORE HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL COVERAGE
Poteet man arrested after leading several agencies on chase, Atascosa County sheriff says
POTEET, Texas – A 37-year-old man was arrested Wednesday afternoon after leading several law enforcement agencies on a chase through Atascosa County, Sheriff David Soward said. Poteet police terminated the pursuit, but about 30 minutes later, an Atascosa County sheriff’s deputy saw Rodriguez’s vehicle speeding in Jourdanton, Soward said. Man arrested in Atascosa County after chase, Photo: Jack Garcia (KSAT)Moments later, Texas Department of Publis Safety troopers began chasing Rodriguez’s vehicle on Highway 97 between Jourdanton and Pleasanton, Soward said. Rodriguez led troopers back to Jourdanton, Pleasanton and then towards Poteet on FM 476. He was booked into the Atascosa County Jail on charges of evading arrest and reckless driving.
Juanita GomezJuanita Gomez, 77, of San Antonio, formerly of Sabinal, died on March 26, 2020, at her home surrounded by family. She was born on May 13, 1942, in Pleasanton to Celestina (Rodriguez) and Regino Martinez. She married Monsies Gomez on Aug. 26, 1957, in Wisconsin. Visitation was held Monday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary in Sabinal. A graveside service was held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Sabinal Cemetery.uvaldeleadernews.com
Column: For some, all jobs are essential
Column: For some, all jobs are essentialThere are a lot of people for whom working from home isnt an option. To call these items blankets is really underselling the product. In warm weather, they become a plush cushion on which to watch TV on the floor. I know I would have a hard time staying away from the plush number with the lazy tigers. If you know los que venden, you know they cant get out and sell.mysanantonio.com
McCollum wins Harlandale softball tournament title
McCollum wins Harlandale softball tournament titleThe McCollum Cowboys rolled over their opponents in taking the title at the Harlandale ISD Softball Tournament, capped off by a 15-4 win over the Pleasanton Lady Eagles in the tournament championship game Saturday at Tejeda Sports Complex. During the three-day tournament, McCollum scored a staggering 64 runs against the five opponents they played, while allowing only 11 runs as they went undefeated in tournament play. I feel super proud of the girls, especially since this is our own tournament as a district, said McCollum coach Alessia Gallegos. Quintero, the tournament MVP, said energy and team chemistry have helped McCollum get off to a good start. Stelzig ended the Alamo Heights threat by getting Janes to strike out swinging on a fastball for the third out.mysanantonio.com
Pleasanton Boys Basketball back in Area Finals
PLEASANTON – Last year, the Pleasanton boys basketball team suffered a bitter ending to a remarkable season. This year, the Pleasanton boys are back, and they’re better than ever. “When we’re out here, we push each other and work hard. Once again, Pleasanton will square off against Sinton in the playoffs, this time in the Area Finals on Friday night. “I’m just letting them go out and play hard,” Marquez said.
Lobos compete in Taft Invitational golf tourney tomorrow
The Uvalde Lobos will be at Fair Oaks Country Club located near Boerne tomorrow to compete in the San Antonio Taft Invitational golf tournament. Play in the tourney will get underway at 8:30 a.m.Coach Roy Torres Lobos will come into the event tomorrow following a second-place finish in the team standings of the Pleasanton tournament last week. The Lobos claimed runner-up honors with a team total of 373. Uvaldean Sofia White won medalist honors. Pleasantons Lacey Stevens finished a distant second in the individual competition with her round of 82.uvaldeleadernews.com
Anthony D. Matocha
Anthony Daniel Matocha, 82, of Jourdanton died on Feb. 7, 2020, at The Heights of Atascosalong-term home care in Pleasanton. Matocha, affectionately known as Coach to friends and family, was born in Poteet on Jan. 7, 1938, to Agnes (Parma) and Gus Matocha. The family said Matocha loved God and had an earthly love for all sports, especially baseball. He graduated from Jourdanton High School, St. Marys University and earned masters degrees from Sul Ross State University and Texas A&I University. Matocha is survived by his wife, Martha, of Jourdanton; daughter, Amanda Matocha Hardy and husband, Steven, of Pleasanton; son, Todd Daniel Matocha and wife, Kathyryn, of Columbus, Missouri; seven grandchildren, Kyler and Loryn Hardy and Stephen, Evan, Jacob, Meghan and Callum Matocha; two sisters, Anna Rose Matocha Wyatt and husband, Bob, and Annette Marie Matocha Fields and husband, Nolan; sister-in-law, Barbara Kay Scott Matocha; and numerous nieces and nephews.uvaldeleadernews.com
Pistol stolen in SA seized among weapons, drugs following chase in Pleasanton
PLEASANTON, Texas – A pistol stolen in San Antonio was found in Pleasonton among several seized weapons and drugs following a chase, police said. A shotgun that was stolen in Pleasanton was also found. Pleasanton police said they found the weapons and drugs during a traffic stop that turned into a chase. Officers said the suspects tried getting rid of an AR-15 by throwing it out of their vehicle during the chase. Police said methamphetamine, marijuana and an assortment of pills were seized.
Police: Trio threw out AR-15 during pursuit, arrested on 16 charges
A vehicle pursuit in Pleasanton led to the discovery of stolen guns and a variety of drugs in a car. Pleasanton police arrested April Segura, 35, Miguel Rangel 25, and Jessica Aguilar, 40, after the pursuit Tuesday, according to the department. Officers later found a stolen shotgun, a stolen semi-automatic pistol, methamphetamine, marijuana and assorted pills in the car, according to police. (ksat)The shotgun was stolen from a vehicle in Pleasanton, and the pistol was stolen in San Antonio. The trio was arrested on a combined 16 charges, including drug and stolen property charges.
Woman arrested in Atascosa County after authorities find $7,800 in counterfeit cash
A woman accused of passing counterfeit $50 bills at a Pleasanton Walgreens was arrested after authorities found more $7,800 of counterfeit cash in her home. Jenny Guerrero, 42, was recently arrested by Pleasanton police, who began investigating the case on Oct. 25. Arson investigators: Man who torched car at gas station suffered burnsPolice worked with United States Secret Service agents to obtain a search warrant for her home. Inside, they found the counterfeit cash and numerous devices, like computers and printers. Guerrero was taken to Atascosa County Jail, according to police.
Man who stole new Miller Lite delivery truck and led officer pursuit sentenced to 20 years in prison
SAN ANTONIO – A man accused of leading a chaotic pursuit in a Miller Lite 18-wheeler near Pleasanton last year has pleaded guilty. Judson ISD school bus rear-ends car in Converse; no one hurtReyes then approached the newly purchased Miller Lite truck, whose driver was delivering beer in the store, and stole the vehicle, according to the DA’s office. He led a chase for several miles, according to the DA’s office, and drove “all over the road, sometimes in the oncoming lanes of traffic” while the back door of the trailer was open. Reyes eventually crashed and jack-knifed the truck, totaling it. Reyes, who assaulted an Atascosa Sheriff’s Office deputy while he was being arrested, had previously been imprisoned for family violence, possession and tampering with evidence, according to the DA’s office.
HS Volleyball Playoff Highlights: November 5th
The UIL volleyball playoff kick off with a five-set thriller, as Pleasanton advances past the Bi-District round for the 4th consecutive season with a win over Devine. In Class 6A play, Clark knocks off Johnson and Churchill cruises past Warren. Copyright 2019 by KSAT - All rights reserved.
Week 6 KSAT Elite12 BGC SUPERCUT (Part 2): Plays from Boerne, Pleasanton and Burbank
SAN ANTONIO - Check out some highlights from Week 6 of the high school football season featuring some of our 2019-20 KSAT Elite 12 recruits. This week we have plays from:Pleasanton's Dalton HobbsBoerne's Rashawn Galloway and Colin FisherBurbank's Toby Korrodi and Juan UrbiolaSeguin's Jhalen MicklesHere's the full list of senior players who made this year's KSAT Elite 12Go here for the latest high school football coverage with our Big Game Coverage sectionCopyright 2019 by KSAT - All rights reserved.
Man sentenced for role in kidnapping of grandmother
Investigators said when demands for those items werent met, a grandmother was kidnapped at gunpoint in Pleasanton. Irving Echeveria-Gutierrez was sentenced to 18 years in prison by an Atascosa County jury. Echeveria-Gutierrez helped kidnap Sylvia Casias, who was home with her eight grandchildren in April 2018. A family member was able to track her phone and help law enforcement rescue her near Seguin. The second person accused has a warrant out for his arrest.
Warhorse golf finishes 2nd in Pleasanton – The Devine News
Devine’s golf team secured a 2nd place finish in their first tournament of the year last Friday and Saturday over in Pleasanton. Devine’s 702 score was just ahead of 3rd place San Antonio Steel’s 707.Junior Carson Tilley earned additional hardware as the 3rd place medalist. Clayton King of Uvalde had 73/72 for 145 as the 1st place medalist followed by 2nd place medalist Trevor Bailey of Steele who shot 79/74 for 153. “I was impressed with our second day scores the most. Noah admittedly struggled the first day but had the mental toughness to bounce back and use that round as motivation to play better the second day, which he did.devinenews.com
Arabians start season with win over Pleasanton – The Devine News
The Varsity Arabians kicked off the softball season in style with a 10-8 win over the Pleasanton Lady Eagles last Tuesday, Feb. 14. Ortiz was then picked off at second and Jay grounded out to third to end the inning. The teams traded runs throughout the game until the seventh inning, when Pleasanton tried to mount a rally. The Lady Eagles’ leadoff followed that up with a single and stole second base before Arabian pitcher Wilson struck out the second batter to put Devine an out away from the win. Facing the tying run with a runner already in scoring position, Wilson struck out the Lady Eagle batter looking to preserve Devine’s 10-8 win.devinenews.com
Warhorses finish pre-season against Pleasanton, SA Kennedy – The Devine News
The Varsity Warhorses wrapped up pre-season play last week with scrimmages against Pleasanton and SA Kennedy. Devine didn’t get on the board until the bottom of the 6th inning, where they scored four times to cut Pleasanton’s lead in half. SA KennedyThe Warhorses had a much easier time of it against Kennedy on Friday, Feb. 17, blowing out the Rockets 28-6 in five innings. Crouch scored on a passed ball, and Boggs hit a triple to center to drive in Zimmerle to tie the game 3-3. Ricord drove in Kramer on a single to third, and Oropeza later scored on a passed ball to put the Warhorses up 8-5.devinenews.com