Case Closed

Atascosa County Sheriff states case closed in death of Hollywood Park Mayor Bohlke

In a press conference Thursday held at the Atascosa County Sheriff’s Office, Sheriff David Soward issued a statement regarding the case of Bill Bohlke, former Hollywood Park Mayor, who was found dead on his ranch in August, 2012. The Atascosa County Sheriff’s Office investigated the death and found that Mr. Bohlke died due to an attack by a 500 lb. […]

Reyes top grower

The dirt road that leads to this year’s Strawberry Grower of the Year isn’t hard to miss. The big metal cut-out “Reyes” sign with a strawberry next to it, plus the street sign “PaPa Reyes Ln.” directs seekers to several patches growing the sweet strawberries. The annual designation is sponsored by the Poteet Rotary Club. David Reyes, a fourth generation […]


Lots of turning, burning at record breaking cook-off

They did it again. 2014’s Turn-n-Burn presented by the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce and WESTERN Premium BBQ Products set another record as the largest pay-out for a barbecue cookoff in the State of Texas this past weekend. Barbeque teams reached the 150 limit early on and there were plenty of people signed up on standby in case anyone dropped out. […]

Electronic voting drive prompts re-tally of March Primary

A re-count of the Justice of the Peace Precinct 1 Republican Primary race between Debra Ann Herrera and Michael Pascarella revealed 73 votes had not been counted during the March Primary election. In that race Herrera had received 141 votes and Pascarella had received 144. The three-vote difference prompted Herrera to ask for a re-count. After the recount, Herrera picked […]


Stolen Oil Pad ATV

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 theft located at the Atascosa/McMullen County line. On March 19, 2014 at about 9:00 a.m. sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the 16000 block of SH 97 near the Atascosa/McMullen […]

Pleasanton recoups $114, 421 in Hotel Occupancy Tax

The City of Pleasanton voted to renew a two-year contract with MuniServices who recently helped the city recover Hotel Occupancy Taxes not paid by a local hotel. The city entered a contract with Muni Services on June 1, 2013 to provide administration and audit of the Hotel Occupancy Tax (HOT). Prior to contracting with MuniServices, Pleasanton generated an annual HOT […]


Chavez’ memory kept alive as Honorary Strawberry Grower

The Poteet Rotary Club has named Jose “Joe” Chavez as the 2014 Honorary Strawberry Grower. Chavez, a consistent strawberry contest winner, passed away earlier this year on February 7. Chavez along with his wife Sulema were named as the first Strawberry Growers couple in 1991. He also happened to win Reserve Champion that same year. His legacy turned out four […]

The Way I See It

Wild about flowers

I ’ve had the opportunity to travel up Hwy. 16 and out on FM476 over the last few days and if you haven’t been out on the back roads lately, then hop in your car and take a drive. Why? Because the wildflowers this year are simply gorgeous! My daughter and I were heading up to San Antonio to catch […]