City nets $250,000

There were many accomplishments outlined in the Pleasanton City Council’s February 6 meeting. The most significant was the Supervisor of Community Development Services Earl Peterson’s announcement that the city netted nearly a quarter of a million dollars in permits and fees through growth in the last year. In 2013, building projects to the value of $29,768,000 occurred in Pleasanton. Peterson […]

Full-time firefighters for Pleasanton?

At the February 6, Pleasanton City Council meeting, Pleasanton Fire Chief Chuck Garris proposed to council that the Fire Department invite six city employees to apply to be “commissioned firefighters of the state of Texas.” “Having six more firefighters on my team will go a long way towards meeting the safety concerns we certainly have on large fires,” Garris said […]

Win in week two of Scavenger Hunt

Hope you enjoyed seeing the advertisements of the past in this week’s Online Scavenger Hunt. Here at the paper we tend to get “sucked in” to old issues. We can’t’ seem to tear ourselves away from all the nostalgic photos and advertisements. A big congrats to this week’s winners Sam Salinas, Liz Garza, Alice Oliva, Bobbie Jo Gonzales and Jamie […]

Beloved Poteet grower succumbs

The other half of the husband and wife team of strawberry growers, Jose Chavez, passed away last Friday, Feb. 7. Mr. Chavez along with his wife Sulema were consistent winners during the Poteet Strawberry Festival celebrations and were named as the first Strawberry Growers couple in 1991. He also happened to win Reserve Champion that same year. His legacy turned […]

Bohlke death revisited by family

Sheriff not opposed to exhuming body

Former Mayor of Hollywood Park William “Bill” Bohlke, 65, was found dead at his ranch off of Coble Road north of Poteet on August 27, 2012. His family says that he arrived at his ranch early that morning. When he did not return that evening, his wife began to worry. The family later found his body under a trailer carrying […]

Local Democrats meet

Atascosa County Democrats held a monthly meeting on Jan. 25, at Julio’s Dream Tacos in Poteet. It was attended by candidates and other supporting Democrats. Atascosa County Chair, Rosa Elkins, provided attendees various statistical products which will be used during the upcoming elections towards turning Texas “blue.” Chair Elkins emphasized voter registration and early voting. The next meeting of Atascosa […]

Happy Heart Day

Need ideas for Valentine’s Day? Please see our full page of ideas on page 8B. Our participating merchants – Three Sisters Boutique, Virginia Twins Garden Market, Nest Feathers Fine Gifts and Home Decor, Bedazzled Salon & Tanning, Lesley’s Flowers & Gifts, Trailer Park Trinkets, Friends & Family Salon, Yours & Mine Flowers and Gifts and Lloyd’s Diamonds- all have some […]

He shoots, he scores

I’m sure a few of you will remember a column of mine a few months back titled ‘Not my first mommy mishap’. In it I told of how my son was down on the football field as I was sitting in the stands clueless. I went on to tell of a few other instances where I wasn’t exactly wearing my […]

Road Closures approved for community events

Police Chief Ronald Sanchez requested that City Council close city streets on Saturday, March 22 from 9:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. for The Refuge, Atascosa County Pregnancy Care Center Fundraising Walk. Sanchez also asked council to approve the closure of city streets for the St. Andrew’s Annual picnic. The proposed streets were Fourth Street between Market and Crockett Streets. The […]