Reality Bites

Snooki, The Donald, Housewives, Kardashians. I’m sure you recognize at least one of the names or associations. Whether you watch them or not you’ve heard about and seen them online or on magazines, previews, even national news. I am not without my guilty pleasures of the Reality TV world. I like to watch Big Brother in the summer and am […]

Jourdanton fire claims two lives

A memorial service will be held today at Hurley Funeral Home in Pleasanton at 1 p.m. for Carolyn Appleton of Jourdanton. The Jourdanton Police Department released a statement that investigations up to this point lead them to believe it was 63-year old Appleton whose body was discovered in the house fire on March 9. The body of the male victim […]

When did the dream die?

Park playground a dangerous place for children

In the space of five days, an army of untrained but enthusiastic volunteers from Pleasanton transformed an empty patch of ground at the Atascosa River Park into something magnificent – a community-designed and volunteer-built playground. From April 1-5, 1987 a cross-section of citizens from doctors, lawyers, teachers, priest, children, boy scouts, business leaders, restaurant owners and even four bus loads […]

Strawberry Festival Queen, King named

Amid a festive evening featuring the theme of “The Court of the Old West,” Leslee Ramon and Brandon Christopher Lopez were crowned the 2012 Poteet Strawberry Festival Queen and King. Coordinated by the Kappa Tau Sorority, the ceremony was held Saturday, March 10 at Poteet High School. Miss Ramon is the 16-year old daughter of Lorena and Joe Dominguez. She […]

Out and About

Congrats to Poteet Royalty

Congratulations to the lovely King and Queen on our front page, Queen Leslee Ramon and King Brandon Christopher Lopez. They will be representing Poteet in less than a month (April 13- 15) for the 65th Poteet Strawberry Festival, one of the largest and most popular festivals in Texas. Taste of Texas Food Show Since we are talking about strawberries and […]

Armed home invasion north of Poteet

The Atascosa County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division is continuing their investigation into an alleged armed robbery/ home invasion, which occurred on February 29th, just north of Poteet on Highway 16. An elderly couple was awoken as armed men kicked in their bedroom door shortly before 3:00 a.m. At least two of the armed intruders entered the bedroom wearing masks. […]


Armed robbery in Poteet

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 robbery that occurred in the 10000 block of North State Highway 16, 2 miles north of Poteet. On February 29, 2012 sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a residence in the 10000 block of […]


If you have a complaint about fairness or accuracy of items in this issue of our paper, call Editor Sue Brown at (830)281-2341 Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Claudia G. Reyes helped present the Couple of the Year award at the Pleasanton Chamber Awards Banquet. Our apologies to Mrs. Reyes. In the City of Poteet election, candidate Mary Beth […]

Travel trailer recovered after illegal sale

What looked to be a legitimate Craigslist transaction of a 2006 Camper/ Utility Travel Trailer turned out to be an illegal one. A former employee of Wild Blue Equipment located at 804 Bensdale in Pleasanton, is now a suspect in the case according to Pleasanton Sgt. Investigator Johnny Gonzales. On Sunday, March 11th Pleasanton P.D. received a call about a […]

Brush Country Republican Women meet

The Brush Country Republican Women met for their regular monthly meeting on February 28 for training and seeing friends . Wonderful refreshments were available, made by Millie Kvapil and her crew, Lori Lamb, Gail Johnson and Stuart Knowlton. President Marian Knowlton called the meeting to order. After the opening prayer was said and pledges to the U. S. and Texas […]