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March 21, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

SPRING HAS SPRUNG

This assortment of wildflowers - phlox, Indian paintbrush and dandelions are plentiful this spring, which officially began on Tuesday, March 20. You can see these on Hwy. More...

RAINFALL IN ATASCOSA COUNTY

At the end of 2011, the total amount of rainfall received was 12.08 inches. So far this year, according to Ryan Novak, Conservation Technician, 6.76 inches of rain has been received. That is more than double the amount at this time last year. More...

Special Sections

News

Playground condition discussed at council meeting

The state of the playground at the Atascosa River Park was one of the issues discussed at the March 15 Pleasanton City Council meeting. Comprising the council are Mayor Clinton J. Powell, Jimmy Magel (Dist. 1), Abraham Saenz (Dist. 2), Janet M. More...

$5,000 CASH REWARD

ATV stolen

The Atascosa County Sheriff’s Department along with Crime Stoppers is hoping that a FIVE THOUSAND-DOLLAR cash reward being offered for one week only will help solve a theft that occurred in the 200 block of Brian Drive, located in the Oak Fores More...

Animal Health International “Walco” to close Mar. 28

After almost 40 years of servicing animal health needs in Atascosa County, Animal Health International – formerly Walco International, Inc. will close its doors on March 28. More...

Living

POP CULTURE

It is said that the best things are found in small packages. Pleasanton native Andrea Guerra has demonstrated this with her homebased business, Popalicious Creations. More...

Lenten season, Easter services

Come celebrate Easter with First Baptist Church- Poteet More...

Smile! You’re in good hands

Southern Smiles is a new dental office located at 821 School Dr. in Poteet. Dr. Cam Janse, Dr. Jeff Jacobs and Dr. Javier Garcia welcome you to their office. They take great satisfaction in helping you maintain optimal oral health. More...

School

Aggie Band BBQ in March

The Poteet Band Boosters will have a benefit Barbecue Brisket plate (with all the trimmings) sale on Saturday, March 24. Serving will be from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. and will be held at the Poteet Strawberry Festival grounds. Plates will be sold to-go. More...

PHS Science night Thurs.

Pleasanton High School will be holding Science Night on Thursday, March 22, 2012 from 6:30 – 8 p.m. at the PHS Library. Everyone is invited to come and see the incredible science projects the science students of PHS have created. More...

Gale in Navy

Navy Seaman Caleb W. Gale, son of Wendy A. and Daryl E. Frye of Poteet, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. More...

Obituaries

Erlinda Trevino

Erlinda H. Trevino, age 89, of Poteet, Texas passed away on Saturday, March 17, 2012 in San Antonio. Erlinda was born January 20, 1923 in Leming. More...

Charles Rogers Jr.

Charles Rogers, Jr., age 87, of Pleasanton passed away on Thursday, March 15, 2012 in Pleasanton. Charles was born March 30, 1924. More...

Avanel Galloway

Avanel Galloway, age 78, of Pleasanton passed away on Wednesday, March 14, 2012 in Pleasanton. She was born March 1, 1934 in Hargill. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

March 22 •Local Longhorn group meets Thursday evenings at 7 p.m. at All Saint’s Episcopal Church in Pleas., Hwy. 97 West, next to Whiffletree’s. •On-going classes at The Refuge on Thursdays. Parenting at 5 p.m. More...

Playground condition discussed at council meeting

The state of the playground at the Atascosa River Park was one of the issues discussed at the March 15 Pleasanton City Council meeting. Comprising the council are Mayor Clinton J. Powell, Jimmy Magel (Dist. 1), Abraham Saenz (Dist. 2), Janet M. More...

Civil War Sesquicentennial reenactment Mar. 24

The Atascosa County Historical Commission is presenting a reenactment of how Atascosa County was affected by the Civil War or as some called it, The War Between the States. More...

Out and About

Heavy duty weather

The storms that came through on Monday were so loud, even I woke up for them. Medina County was really hit hard with tornadoes, hail and winds.Checking the rain gauge on Tuesday I saw that 4.5 inches had fallen. More...

Sports

State Lift Meet Saturday

Abilene or bust for local lifters

J.H.S.- The Jourdanton Indians will be taking three lifters and an alternate to the State Powerlifting Meet this Saturday, March 24th. The State Meet will be held at the Taylor Exposition Center in Abilene. More...

The domination continues

The Pleasanton Lady Eagles continued to dominate 28-3A, as they picked up two more victories. Pleasanton was able to claim a road win in Yoakum, before taking down rival Poteet at home last Friday afternoon. More...

Stating The Obvious

Medina County Kansas?

On Monday night we were in the executive session portion of our school board meeting in Natalia when our transportation/ maintenance director interrupted us. More...

Opinion & Columns

Political Cartoon

Full Story

The Way I See It

Road tripping and flowers

A last minute trip to the Canyon Lake area to reconnect with my childhood friend Cyd Owen and her family proved to be a relaxing time after a sad time. More...

In response to Councilman Garza

With all due respect, I would like to address one particular point in your letter to the editor from last week, and not the issue of whether or not the 100 block of Main Street should be closed. More...

Farm & Ranch

Old Stud Horse

That old stud horse really was the worst. More...

Mixed bag: Rain brings hope, threat of disease to wheat crop

SAN ANGELO – Above average rainfall has given farmers a crack at a bumper wheat crop, but a Texas AgriLife Extension Service expert warns producers to be vigilant and not lose it through disease brought on by the favorable conditions. More...

Houston Livestock Show results

Atascosa County was blessed with good showers this week. Some areas of the county reported up to three inches of rainfall. Luckily, we were able to dodge severe storms and damaging winds. Overall, many are pleased with the amounts of rain that fell. More...

Church

Lenten season, Easter services

Come celebrate Easter with First Baptist Church- Poteet More...

The Rochester Family Country Gospel Singers appearing at Cowboy Fellowship

The Rochester Family will appear at Cowboy Fellowship Church on Saturday, March 24, at 7 p.m. The concert is free! Parking is free! This is a family concert so bring family and friends! More...

Cowboy Jamboree time!

This month’s Cowboy Jamboree is set for Tuesday, March 27 at 7 p.m. There will be plenty of live music and dancing at the Poteet VFW Hall on Highway 16, just north of town. Admission is free. The public is welcome. More...