Finch found

Another arrested for hindering apprehension

On Wednesday July 9, 2014 murder suspect John Bryan Finch, age 29 of Charlotte, was arrested at a residence in Charlotte hiding in a closet wrapped up in a bed spread comforter. Finch was wanted in connection to the June 18 murder of Lindsey Wadkins, 29, of Jourdanton. The Atascosa County Sheriff’s Office had requested assistance from the U.S. Marshal’s […]

Czech Day this Sunday

The sauerkraut is almost ready, kolaches are being baked, and the Markmann Polkateers are gearing up to play lots of polka music while visitors enjoy a fabulous Czech meal. That could only mean one thing: CZECH DAY!!! Yes, indeed, St. Matthew Catholic Church in Jourdanton will hold its annual Czech Day Celebration on Sunday, July 20, 2014, at the church […]

Poteet man missing since holidays

Three still unaccounted

Joel Martinez Jr. was reported missing July 5 in Poteet according to Atascosa County Sheriff David Soward. “His last known location was a residence in Poteet,” Soward said. “We are searching for leads as to his whereabouts.” Martinez Jr., 31, was last seen July 3 near an intersection in Poteet. He is described as having brown hair and brown eyes, […]

Yesteryear Festival to celebrate 21 years this Saturday, July 19

The 21st Annual Yesteryear Festival will be this Saturday, July 19 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. on the grounds of the Longhorn Museum. If you’re looking for a great FREE summer activity for your kids, then mark your calendar for Saturday, July 19. This is a hands-on history festival for children of all ages to learn about lost arts, […]


Czech Days, Yesteryear Festival

Kickin for a Kure This weekend head out to Kosciusko Hall for a great concert for a great cause. The 4th annual Kickin for a Kure is Saturday, July 19th and supports Leukemia Lymphoma. You won’t want to miss Billy Currington, Charley Pride and Wade Bowen. Also don’t miss the washer tournament. For more information and presale tickets check out […]

Crash kills one, 2 sent to hospital

A two-vehicle crash claimed the life of one man on Sunday evening, July 13 on FM 476 near Somerset. Miguel Alaquinez, 57, from Somerset was driving a 2006 Ford Taurus heading north on FM 476 with his 12-year-old son. Poteet resident Iginio Gutierrez-Martinez, 25, was traveling south on FM 476 in a 2001 Ford F-150 and veered into the northbound […]


July 8-July 14, 2014 Accident Oaklawn, North St.,Hwy 97 E.Accident, Minor Oaklawn (2),Main (2), Texas St.Assault Hunt, OaklawnBurglary, BuildingComanche Ln.Criminal MischiefNancy Ln.Criminal TrespassOaklawnDisturbance High Meadow,Bensdale, Hwy 281, River St.,Haverlah, Main St.Driving While IntoxicatedOakhavenPublic IntoxicationHunt, Goodwin, Second St.Reckless Driver Hwy 97 E.Shots Fired Market St.,Trade, Main (2)Theft Oaklawn (5)Threats First St.Threats TerroristicOaklawn, Reed ( ) indicates number of incidences on that […]

The Way I See It

Granddogs?... I’ll take ‘em

Vacationing with family can be trying. Traveling with young ones with the never-ending question of “Are we almost there?” can be frustrating. Arguing over which movie to watch or timing stops that fit everyone’s “schedule” can all be annoying. But, let me assure you, it does get better. Traveling and vacationing with your adult children is a breeze. They are […]