100 Years of Excellence

“Lights, Camera, Aggies”

The present town of Poteet was originally part of Mexico, but in 1834 the Mexican government deeded several thousand acres of land filled with sand, cactus and jackrabbits, to Joaquin De La Garza. After Texas won her independence from Mexico, people gradually began to populate and develop the town. Poteet is a town named after an accommodating blacksmith who played […]

Crash seriously injures driver on Hwy. 16

Delisa Rodriguez, 20, is in serious condition after a head-on crash that also involved two Border Patrol agents. Rodriguez, of Poteet, was traveling northbound on SH 16 last Wednesday, September 5, when she was trying to pass an 18-wheeler on the left side near the Atascosa County River bridge, about two miles south of Poteet. According to Department of Public […]

Former school board president arrested after hosting party for minors

Arrested on one count of allegedly furnishing alcohol to a minor was Bonnie Horn Guerra, former Poteet ISD School Board President. Poteet officers were summoned out on Saturday night to complaints of loud music and a disturbance involving two males at the home of Guerra on Fourth Street. When they arrived, officers witnessed several underage guests in possession of alcohol […]

Weighing In and Measuring Up

Well, I’m happy to say that everyone here at the Pleasanton Express is on board with Fight to Be Fit!! Everyone weighed in and was measured on Friday. Some of us discussed small plans, changing eating habits, which exercising we like best. We also are going to try to get together and do a little zumba or walking. I’m looking […]

A Time To Remember

September 11, 2012

As another September 11th comes and goes many of us think back to where we were on that horrible morning. With good reason, many of us pay our respects to the military service members, who still put themselves in harm’s way to protect our nation at faraway locales. We salute the men and women in law enforcement who protect us […]

Out and About

Lots going on

Besides just the normal athletic events happening around our county, there are also two football homecomings this Friday. Poteet is not only celebrating their homecoming but their 100th year as well. Please see the related article on this page. Jourdanton is also having their football homecoming this Friday. Special receptions/dinner before the games and crowning of royalty will of course […]



Food Mart Theft

The Atascosa County Sheriff’s Department along with Crime Stoppers is hoping that a FIVE THOUSANDDOLLAR cash reward being offered for one week only will help solve a report of a burglary at the Country Food Mart Convenience Store, located at Primrose Lane and TX HWY 16 in the Primrose Subdivision. On July 25, 2012 sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the […]

The Way I See It

The cool parent vs. the rule parent

You want to be cool. You want your kids and their friends to like you. So, you let them drink at your home. They won’t tell nor get so intoxicated that they will be harmed or harm someone because of their drunkenness, right? Most likely – wrong. Cell phones and social media can turn any get-together – with legal-age drinkers […]


Health Care

This is a rich and generous country and as such I expect us to have a well thought out and rational policy on health care. By nature and experience I am somewhat of a skeptic when our government mandates something new. The new healthcare law, or as I think of it Obamanationcare, yes this is a play on the word […]