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Strawberry Festival This Weekend

The Poteet Strawberry Festival celebrates the 66th year of its famously bright red and sweet fruit this weekend beginning Thursday, April 11 through Sunday, April 14. History 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 […]

So much going on

This weekend the city of Poteet will once again play host to tons of folks for the Strawberry Festival. There’s lots going on and something to please everyone. Get out and enjoy it! Highlights: parade at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Strawberry Judging and Auction on Saturday at noon and 2 p.m. respectively. The Taste of Texas Food Show will be […]

Driving distractions can be fatal

This area has been plagued with crashes – some fatal, some not. While the blame can’t be placed solely on huge trucks and increased traffic due to the Eagle Ford Shale Oil Play, distractions and inattentiveness certainly are factors. Sgt. Jason I. Reyes, Media and Communications with the Texas Highway Patrol supplied information through the Texas Department of Transportion. TxDOT […]



Stolen Construction Equipment

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 located in the 1000 block of Big Leaf Road, located near the Atascosa/Bexar County line. On Saturday, March 9, 2013 sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a residence in the […]


Branding firm turned down

Briscoe Hall, an ad agency from Kerrville, will not help “brand” Pleasanton. The motion by Pleasanton Councilman J.R. Gallegos to accept and enter into an agreement with the agency died due to a lack of a second at the April 4 council meeting. Briscoe Hall presented information at a workshop held March 5 to provide branding for the City of […]

Honor National Public Safety event next week

The Pleasanton Police is celebrating the second full week of April (April 14-20) as National Public Safety Telecommunications Week. This week, sponsored by the Association of Public-Safety Communication Officials (PCO) International and celebrated annually, honors the thousands of men and women who respond to emergency calls, dispatch emergency professionals and equipment and render life-saving assistance to the world’s citizens. The […]


School Reform Pt. 1

Yes part one there will be several more to come each dealing with a specific problem and how to address them, this first one is a general overview. Now that said let us go on to this week’s column. Johnny can’t read, Juan can’t do math, Jane can’t hold a job, while Juanita flunked out of college. First these are […]

The Way I See It

Strawberry/safety this weekend

One of the largest festivals will be held this weekend – Poteet’s Strawberry Festival. It always draws huge crowds. Vehicles will line Hwy. 16 for miles making their way to enjoy the weekend’s offerings of good music, good times, good food and great strawberries. Festival Coordinator Carol Rivera and the whole group of directors are planning a wonderful event. Of […]