2012-04-11 E-Edition

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Bond set for $150,000 for man charged with assaulting family members on Easter

A San Antonio man, Rayford Lee Contreras, 23, is behind bars in the Atascosa County Jail after being arrested for allegedly attacking his grandmother, uncle, brother and step-father in a family home on Easter Sunday. The assault took place in the 1800 block of Verdi Road just east of Leming. A 911 call from a frantic woman came in to […]


Theft on FM1333

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 100 block of FM 1333, a ¼ mile from FM 476. On March 23, 2012 sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a residential lot in the 100 block of […]

Chavez named Chief of Police in Poteet

Martin Chavez, was the City Council’s top pick of 20 candidates vying for the position of Poteet Chief of Police. The Poteet City Council appointed Chavez on April 2nd with his first day at his new post April 5th. Chavez stated that his vision for Poteet as it relates to law enforcement is community first. “One thing I want to […]

Out and About


The Lady Eagles did it again! They won their Regional Quarter final playoff tonight against Juarez- Lincoln High School. They will face Pflugerville Hendrickson High School in the Regional Tournament this Friday, April 13 at 2 p.m. in Corpus Christi at Cabaniss Field. Good luck ladies! Strawberry Time If you haven’t noticed, Strawberry Festival is this weekend. The carnival opens […]

Jourdanton solar farm a first for area

The City of Jourdanton is planning for their future in a green way. Before the city breaks ground on their much needed municipal building, they first dug in to help save energy in the long run to prepare for the installation of solar panels – making Jourdanton the home of the first solar farm in Atascosa County. Through a grant […]

Cora Lamar named “Grower of the Year”

Cora Lamar, champion strawberry farmer, has been named Grower of the Year by the Poteet Rotary Club. Lamar’s strawberries not only won Grand Champion last year, they also fetched the record amount of $10,700 at the yearly auction. Lamar is also no stranger to the front page of the Pleasanton Express. She was awarded Sweepstakes in 2006 by winning Grand […]

Strawberry Festival turns 65

Poteet will greet 100,000 guests over the weekend

What began as a small town festival to encourage returning servicemen to farm strawberries in the sandy fields back in 1948, has blossomed to a huge event that attracts over 100,000 visitors from all over the nation. Strawberry Festival celebrates their 65th year of its famously bright red and sweet fruit this weekend beginning Thursday, April 12 through Sunday, April […]

Running backs slip from NFL fantasy football?

There is talk around the NFL of the worth of the running backs in NFL Fantasy Football slipping away. I experienced that same effect this previous fantasy season. Also a big impact is having some players that carry some great wealth and losing them to season long injuries. Another reason one of my last Fantasy Teams did not make it […]

Single Feather

There have been quite a few scouts that just walked a way with a few feathers that scouting really impacted their lives and several scouts that have soared away earning the Eagle Rank.  Earning the Eagle Rank is the ultimate goal but many times what the scout does learn regardless of earning the full spread of Eagle Feathers carries him […]