The city of Pleasanton, Texas was founded in 1858 and named the seat of Atascosa County. Its location at the mouth of Bonita Creek led to the arrival of early settlers. The community became known as the “birthplace of the cowboy” due to the growing population of cowboys in the 19th century. Jourdanton, Texas became the county seat in 1910 and Pleasanton, TX was incorporated in 1917.
Educational opportunities include the Pleasanton ISD and Jourdanton ISD. Coastal Bend College is a student-centered community college operating four campuses including a Pleasanton site offering academic-transfer courses and workforce education programs.
South Texas Regional Medical Center is a 67-bed facility providing complete inpatient, outpatient, medical, surgical and emergency care. The hospital features more than 120 healthcare professionals licensed by the Texas State Department of Health.
Atascosa County is within the oil window of the Eagle Ford Shale with Marathon Oil being the most active operator in the county. Major agricultural commodities include nursery, beef and peanuts.
The charming town of Lytle, Texas is approximately 45 minutes away in the northwest corner of Atascosa County on I-35 offering easy access to downtown San Antonio. Poteet, Texas, the Strawberry Capital and home of George Strait, is less than 10 miles from Pleasanton.
Weather is hot in the summer and warm in the winter similar to a humid subtropical climate. Pleasanton, TX receives ample sun on 222 days on average each year with measurable rainfall on 45 days totaling 29 inches.
Sandy Oaks Orchard is one of the first commercial olive orchards in Texas. Atascosa County, TX is also home to Poteet Country Winery, Longhorn Museum, Coughran Hall and Act Theatre Group. The Pleasanton Civic Center hosts weddings, conventions, meetings and trade shows. The center contains a 12,000-square-foot main hall with seating for 500 and a 1,000-square-foot meeting room.
Each October, Pleasanton hosts the Cowboy Homecoming Festival which commemorates the history of local cattle drives.