Rodeo time in Tilden

The Tilden Lion Club’s 64th annual rodeo will be presented this Friday and Saturday, September 5 and 6 at the Tilden Lions Club Arena at 8 p.m. nightly. The rodeo, produced by Lester Meir Rodeo Company, will also include calf scramble, mutton bustin’ and a County Team Roping on Thursday, September 4. The books will open at 6:30 p.m. and […]

Hotel/Motel occupancy tax funds distributed for FY2015

Funds have been distributed using the criteria set out by the Hotel/ Motel Occupancy Tax (HOT) Committee during the August 21 Pleasanton City Council meeting. Chairman Rusty Garvin explained that the first round of disbursements was done without the HOT committee. At that time, not everybody got what they asked for but everyone got something. When the second round came […]

Citizens’ park watch group considered

At the August 21 Pleasanton City Council meeting, Councilmember Jeanne B. Israel asked to have a sign-up sheet and a flyer explaining the duties and criteria needed for a Citizen’s Park Watch Group at the annual National Night Out which will be held Tuesday, October 7 at the Atascosa River Park. Councilmember J.R. Gallegos, agreeing that it was a good […]

Jourdanton letter carrier recognized for safe driving record

Jourdanton Letter Carrier Josie Martinez has joined the thousands of Postal Service employees who have individually driven more than a million, accident-free miles. Martinez was recently inducted into the prestigious National Safety Council’s “Million Mile Club” for thirty years of accident-free driving on the job. Martinez was presented with a special Million Mile Club plaque from Jourdanton Postmaster Terry Gray […]

Elect Cowboy Homecoming Queen this weekend

Cowboy Homecoming is about two months away – October 24-25 – and it is time to elect the Cowboy Homecoming Queen. The five young ladies who are running for queen have already secured a spot on the court. The election will decide who will be crowned queen at the 49th annual Cowboy Homecoming. They are – in alphabetcial order – […]



Mini Storage Theft

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 series of reports of burglaries located in the 10000 block of State HWY 16 outside the city limits of Poteet. On August 20, 2014 at about 4:30 p.m. sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to […]

Sheriff Soward attends training conference

Atascosa County Sheriff David Soward recently attended the Sheriffs’ Association of Texas 136th Annual Training Conference at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, July 26-29, 2014. Over 1,550 were in attendance including 180 Texas Sheriffs. The first Sheriffs’ Association of Texas Conference was in 1878. Held annually in various cities across the state, this event allows Sheriffs, […]

Rodeo Time

Tilden Lions Club Rodeo Head on down south to Tilden this weekend September 5 and 6 for the Tilden Lions Club Rodeo. A county team roping event will take place Thursday, September 4, books open at 6:30 pm, the roping is at 7 pm. The rodeo will be held at the Tilden Lions Club Arena at 8 p.m. both nights. […]

The Way I See It

Electing a queen

Driving around town and seeing the campaign signs for the Cowboy Homecoming Queen election reminded me of my junior year in high school. My best friend talked me into running. She said how much fun it would be for us to go to all the parades throughout the year together. So campaigning we went. We walked door to door. We […]