Large fires, payouts at 4th Turn-n-Burn

Friday and Saturday cookoff will break records, again

The ultimate barbeque series will be completed this weekend at the 4th annual Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce and WESTERN Premium BBQ Products (W3) Turn-n-Burn barbeque cookoff. This third event of a series that began last fall in Gruene and then a second cookoff in Helotes held in January, will surely be the largest payout again – an all-time state record. […]

Child molester sentenced

An Atascosa County District Court jury sentenced Alejandro Peña, 51, of Somerset to life in prison for Aggravated Sexual Assault and Indecency with Child Sexual Contact on Wednesday, March 12. The investigation began in April 2012, and Peña was arrested on September 27 after the Atascosa County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division led by Chief Investigator Jake Guerra. Assistant District […]

Strawberry Festival Farmer’s Market

First Ever Harvesting Celebration

The Poteet/ Atascosa strawberry growers are holding their first annual Farmer’s Market Saturday, March 22, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Strawberry Festival Grounds. Admission is free and there will be a wide variety of fresh produce including fresh strawberries. Check out the strawberry preserves and strawberry pastries as well. All the berries are from Poteet / […]

Popular groups for Strawberry entertainment

Pat Green, Randy Rogers, David Lee Garza y los Musicales headline for Strawberry Fest

• David Lee Garzy los Musicales• Pat Green• Jason Boland& The Stragglers• Intocable• Massore• Granger Smith• Randy Rogers The month of March is winding down and that means that one of the biggest and best festivals in Texas will take place. And with that promise, headliners that are also some of the biggest and best around will take the stages […]

Charlotte mother missing

A Charlotte family is hoping to hear from their loved one, Michelle Longoria Villarreal, who has been missing now for over a month. Villarreal, 33, is a young mother of four children. The last contact with her, according to her sister, Savannah, was January 31. A friend of Villarreal’s dropped her off after a disagreement on the side of FM173 […]

Recount, runoff set for March

The 2014 March Primary election resulted in a recount for the Republican Justice of the Peace, Precinct 1 race between Debra Ann Herrera who received 141 votes and Michael Pascarella who received 144 votes. The recount is taking place this morning, Wednesday, March 19. The winner will face incumbent Judge Betty Caballero. There will be a runoff election for the […]

Economic outlook for Atascosa County keeps getting brighter

January tax rebate up 25.62 percent from 2013

Atascosa County’s $810,582 tax rebate for sales made in January, 2014 was up 25.62% from the comparable payment of $645,240 in 2013 according to figures released by Texas Comptroller Susan Combs. The sales tax figures represent January sales reported by monthly tax filers. Atascosa County continues to see a streak of double digit increases. The 2014 payments to date are […]

Win with the Turn and Burn Instagram Contest

Join in our Turn and Burn Instagram contest. Instagram is a social media outlet for photography available via a free smartphone application. It’s simple to use and can produce great looking photos. Whether you’re tasting the great BBQ, dancing the night away or mingling with your buds we want you to share your photos from Turn and Burn. The contest […]


The Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce and WESTERN Premium BBQ Products is geared up for their 4th annual BBQ cook-off this Friday and Saturday. It may be to late to register to cook, but you can still sign up to be judge contact Wade McBee at 830-570-3052 or Chico Cox at 830-570- 3731 for more information. Enjoy all the festivities including […]