Pleasanton school board approves band trip to Florida

With a unanimous decision, the Pleasanton ISD Board approved the high school band trip to Florida next Spring Break. After a 24-hour bus ride, they will perform at Disneyworld and march in their parade. The cost will be about $700- 800 per student and Band Director Ralph Unger said he wanted to get approval early to allow time for fundraising. […]

City of Poteet hears software proposal for police program

During the April meeting of the Poteet City Council, Donna Johnson from Grantworks, discussed the renovation program that is currently ongoing assisting homeowners. One has been assisted already and a couple more are to be helped before June. She requested that the council pass a resolution to extend the time period so that they can get more homes done. There […]

Comptroller Susan Combs Distributes $522 million in Monthly Sales Tax

Atascosa County receives $639,309

(AUSTIN) —Texas Comptroller Susan Combs said today that state sales tax revenue in March was $1.98 billion, up 5.5 percent compared to March 2012. “Sales tax revenue growth was seen in both the business and consumer sectors of the economy,” Combs said. “Collections grew in sectors such as manufacturing and retail trade. Sales tax revenue has now increased for 36 […]

Reward offered for Most Wanted Sex Offender

Man has ties to San Antonio and Houston

AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has added Noah Earl Allen Jr., 45, to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender list, and a $3,000 cash reward is now offered for information leading to his capture. Allen has a violent criminal past and is wanted for failure to register as a sex offender. All tips can be […]

Plant Q & A

Butterflies, fertilize questions addressed

Q: There has been a lot in the news about Monarch butterflies and the declining populations. Do you know anything about it? Is there anything we as gardeners can do? A: The same reports that provided the reduced counts on the wintering grounds give us hope that populations can increase if rains increase this year. This can contribute to more […]


San Antonio operations hub on track for opening this summer

    Last Thursday, April 25, I was invited to visit the new Halliburton operations hub site, under construction at Loop 1604 and IH 37, south of San Antonio. This site is just 17 miles from the Pleasanton city limits. Susie McMichael, from Halliburton’s Houston office, extended the invitation. She is senior public relations representative at Halliburton. Upon arrival at the […]

Attorney General Abbott observes National Child Abuse Prevention Month

AUSTIN – Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott’s Cyber Crimes Unit officers observed National Child Abuse Prevention Month in April following a highly successful year that landed 36 suspected online sex predators and child pornographers in jail. The Cyber Crimes Unit’s arrest total included 15 individuals who were charged with online solicitation of a minor for placing or responding to online […]

A Century of Poteet Pride

Hundreds gathered at the Poteet High School Gym on April 27, for a trip down memory lane, at the Poteet ISD Centennial Ball. Poteet High School graduates and employees visited with classmates and watched a video presentation highlighting the school over the 100 years. Poteet ISD officially became a school district in 1913. Some of the history shared in the […]

Honorary Pages at Texas Capitol

Two Pleasanton ISD students recently had the opportunity of a lifetime on the floor of the Texas State Capitol. Pleasanton Junior High seventh grader, Ryan Tudyk, and Pleasanton High School sophomore, Octavia Ramos were chosen to represent Pleasanton ISD as Honorary Pages to Texas House Representative Ryan Guillen. Accompanied by their parents, Ryan and Octavia traveled to Austin on Tuesday, […]

Parade time for OLG

A tradition was started when Our Lady of Guadalupe (OLG) Catholic Church in Leming entered a float in the Poteet Strawberry Festival. This was the first time OLG entered a float in a county-wide parade. The king and queen are chosen based on their participation in the annual OLG festival. The 2012-2013 king and queen who graced the OLG float […]

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