Strawberry Festival royalty crowned

Queen Lauren Zavala and King C. Alejandro Garcia will reign for 2013

Queen Lauren Zavala and King C. Alejandro Garcia were crowned among brightly colored paper flowers, baloons, sombreros and beautiful blankets befitting the “The Court of Fiesta” theme at the 66th annual Poteet Strawberry Festival Coronation. Miss Zavala is the 16- year old daughter of Loretta and Adam Zavala. She is a junior at Poteet High School. Sixteen-year old C. Alejando […]

Atascosa stabbing

Father stabbed by son

The Atascosa County Sheriff’s Office have made two arrests in the connection with the death of a Jourdanton area man last Saturday night during a family quarrel. Sheriff David Soward said that sheriff’s dispatchers received a call around 9:30 p.m. that a man had been stabbed at his residence in the 5200 block of FM 2146, 5 miles northwest of […]

Pleasanton Chamber honors citizens

First posthumous award honors Tommy Shearrer

For the first time in Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce history, a person was honored posthumously at their annual awards banquet. Tommy Shearrer, well respected in every aspect, was chosen to be honored as Man of the Year. Shearrer, died of a senseless murder last October. Shearrer was honored as Young Citizen of the Year in 1983 and he and his […]

Congrats to new royalty

The new King and Queen were crowned at the Strawberry Festival coronation the past Saturday, as were their royal court. Congratulations to Queen Lauren Zavala, King C. Alejandro Garcia, Princess Lindsay Ramon, Prince Cameron Uribe, Duchess Rebekah Wagner, Duchess Caitlin Crisp, Duchess Amber Nicole Rodriguez, Duke Jake Hamm, Duke Ray Rodriguez, Duke Adam Ybarra, Little Miss Poteet Taryn Garcia and […]


Stolen Firearms

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 report of a burglary located in the 200 block of Doodlebug Lane, located 4 miles east of Leming. On Friday, March 1, 2013 sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a residence in the 200 […]

Routine traffic stop yields drugs

A man stopped for not wearing his seat belt found himself in handcuffs after he was found with methamphetamines. Pleasanton Police Officer David Gardner witnessed the driver of a truck wearing no seat belt near the intersection at Adams Street and Ormond Street. The driver, identified as Christopher Buentello Cruz, 30, of Campbellton, also did not have a valid driver’s […]


Poteet Council looks at refinancing city bonds

Poteet City Administrator, Scott Moore, brought information about refinancing the city’s bonds for the council to consider. Steve Perry from Wells, Nelson and Associates discussed some of the options, all of which could save the city and taxpayers several thousands of dollars. To refinance, at today’s rate, there would be about $530,000 savings over the current bonds. Another option is […]

The Way I See It

Yawn... inner clockwork is awry

Though I’m not an extra early riser on most days, I’ve never been one to sleep past noon on the weekends or vacations, even in my youth. But I am trying to change my circadian clock, that inner clock that dwells inside us all, so that I am not so sluggish at the end of the day. What exactly is […]



A budget is a financial plan that takes income and divides it between outgo. This simple process has proven to be an impossible task for the current federal government. In fact the current government has been unable to even honestly address this problem. Take the sequestration everyone has been yelling about. A two and one half percent cut in spending. […]