"Birthplace of the Cowboy"
  September 21, 2017

About Pleasanton

Famous for our "Live Oaks and Friendly Folks", Pleasanton, Texas is one of the most beautiful sights in South Texas. Pleasanton is in Atascosa County and conveniently located on U.S. Highway 281, 30 miles south of San Antonio. The city has a comfortable annual average temperature of 70 degrees and the annual rainfall totals 26 inches. The city has a population of 8,266.

Pleasanton History

Situated at the juncture of the Atascosa River and Bonita Creek, Pleasanton was founded in 1858 and named the county seat of Atascosa County. It was established because the former county seat at Amphion moved due to conflicts with the Indians. The settlers chose the current town site because of its location at the mouth of Bonita Creek. John Bowen San Antonio’s first Anglo-American postmaster, founded and named the town of Pleasanton after his good friend and fellow early Texas Settler John Pleasants.Also known as the "Birthplace of the Cowboy", Pleasanton had a growing population of cowboys around the 19th century primarily to ward off attacks from the Indians. The county seat was moved from Pleasanton to Jourdanton in 1910. Pleasanton was incorporated in 1917.

For more information, please contact the Longhorn Museum at (830) 569-6313.




Consumer Confidence report


Annual Water Quality Report for the time period of January 1 to December 31, 2016


This report is intended to provide you with important information about your drinking water and the efforts made by the water system to provide safe drinking water.


For more information regarding this report contact David Alviso at (830) 569-3155.


Este reporte incluye información importante sobre el agua para tomar. Para asistencia en español, favor de llamar al teléfono (830) 569-3867.


Click here to view the report in its entirety.




Municipal Energy Usage for 2015

(this posting meets the requirment of HB 3693 (Government Code §2264.001 (b))


The City of Pleasanton purchases electricity from Gexa Energy. In calendar year 2015, the City purchased a total of 4,217,586 kilowatt hours.


The City purchases natural gas from Center Point Energy. In calendar year 2015, the City purchased 3,973 feet (MCF) of natural gas.


The total cost of electricity, natural gas and water purchased by the City in calendar year 2015 is $694,480.52.



Truth in Taxation Summary

(Provided in accordance with Texas Property Tax Code §26.16.)


Taxing Unit Number: 007-104-03

Taxing Entity: City of Pleasanton

Tax Year: 2015

Adopted Tax Rate: .48977

Maintenance & Operations Rate (GF): .271492

Debt Rate (I&S): .218278

Effective Tax Rate: .452648

Effective Maintenance & Operations Rate: .2509

Rollback Tax Rate: .508730

Tax Assessor-Collector: Melinda Rodriguez

Tax Assessor-Collector Phone: 830-569-3867 ext. 214

Email address: mrodriguez@pleasantontx.gov