Commissioners’ Court hold Special Meeting to discuss Primary Election ballot recount

Atascosa County Commissioners’ CourtSpecial MeetingMarch 28, 20149:00 a.m.Ordered byHon. Diana Bautista,Atascosa County Judge Present were all four commissioners, Lonnie Gillespie, (Precinct 1); William “Bill” Torans, (Precinct 2); Freddie Ogden, (Precinct 3); and Bill Carroll, (Precinct 4). After call to order of the Special Meeting of the Commissioners’ Court, Judge Bautista asked the Commissioners’ Court to discuss and/or take appropriate action […]

DPS announces DWI “No Refusal” for Poteet Strawberry Festival”

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) and the Texas Department of Transportation, in cooperation with the various law enforcement agencies, is targeting drunk drivers in Atascosa County, by implementing a “No Refusal” program during the weekend of the Poteet Strawberry Festival. The No Refusal program begins on Thursday, April 3 through Sunday, April 6. Anyone who is arrested for […]

How are strawberries judged?

Poteet Rotarian Dr. Ron Mixon shared the judging rules for this year’s strawberry contest. Strawberries are judged on texture, uniformity, taste, color, size and overall appearance. The contest will be held on Saturday, April 5 at theStrawberry Exhibit Area in the Rotary Pavilion on the festival grounds. The entries must be turned in between 8-11:59 a.m. Judging will begin at […]

Turn-n-Burn Washer Tourney Results

Flashback: Locals lose lives in head-on collision

60 Years ago- A head-on collision took the lives of four local persons and injured three others, Saturday afternoon, about 3 o’clock on State Hwy. 97, 1.2 miles east of Jourdanton. It was one of the worst traffic accidents in the history of Atascosa County. Seldom, if ever, has an accident aroused more concern or been more tragic. Killed in […]

Plant Q & A Texas A&M

Drip irrigation vs. sprinker irrigation

Q: Our irrigation contractor was not very encouraging when we suggested that we wanted to replace sprinkler zones with drip irrigation. He said it is not as efficient as people say and it is hard to maintain. What do you say? A: I say, “Get a new irrigation contractor.” The answer you were given is the answer that unskilled contractors […]


Karnes County, again Texas’s top crude oil producer but also claims tenth spot among gas producers

The Railroad Commission of Texas released oil and gas statistics for the state on March 27, 2014 The Commission issued a total of 1,682 original drilling permits in February 2014 compared to 1,744 in February 2013. The February total included 1,547 permits to drill new oil and gas wells, 32 to re-enter existing well bores, and 103 for re-completions. Permits […]

Pleasanton JROTC Orienteering Team takes Second Place

On an early Saturday ‘hill country’ morning, beneath dark cloudy skies with intermittent misty rainfall, JROTC high school units met at Camp Bullis to compete in the North East Independent School District’s (NEISD) annual Spring Orienteering Meet. On March 22nd, 578 competitors, representing 28 schools across the state of Texas and the extended San Antonio area with some as far […]

Kids, it’s time to fish!

The official Kidfish event is ready to be cast into the Atascosa River, hosted by the Pleasanton Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. The free Kidfish event will be on Saturday, April 5, 2014 from 9 a.m. till 12 p.m. Kids 16 years of age and younger are invited to register for a chance at over 300 pounds of catfish stocked in […]

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