Headliners include Dustin Lynch, Josh Abbott Band

In a few weeks, the town of Poteet will swell with crowds visiting the 68th annual Strawberry Festival April 10- 12. And those visitors will not be disappointed with the headliners chosen for the weekend’s entertainment. Headlining the stages on Friday are Poteet’s own David Lee Garza Y Los Musicales and Roger Creager. Saturday’s top billing will be Dustin Lynch, […]

Hurley Funeral Homes honored with Texas Treasure Business Award

Hurley Funeral Homes was presented the Texas Treaure Business Award last Thursday at the Atascosa County Courthouse by Texas State Representative Ryan Guillen. Atascosa County Judge Bob Hurley (a cousin to the family) read the narrative written by Barbara Westbrook Atascosa County Historical Commission Chairman, which helped the business to attain the designation. Nominated by by the local commission and […]

The Way I See It

Just call me Dot!

My best friend Christa just celebrated her birthday on Tuesday. I was able to spend Sunday with her and her hubby hanging out at a flea market, watching the Spurs play and then burgers for dinner. She has been my dear friend since 5th grade. That is 45 years of a solid friendship, folks! We have been through thick and […]

State of Pleasanton City and Bonita Hill Cemeteries

Last Saturday afternoon, my sister and I took a field trip to the Pleasanton City Cemetery. Earlier that morning we had been talking about our own family history, and what we can learn and preserve for prosperity. A lot can be learned about a community by visiting a cemetery. As a side note, none of our family members are buried […]

State Capital Highlights

House passes human trafficking, border security bills

Bills to address the illegal importation and exploitation of persons and to protect the state’s border with Mexico moved through the Texas House last week. They were the first major statewide legislation to be approved by the body since Jan. 13, the opening day of the 140-day session. The human trafficking bill, House Bill 10 by Rep. Senfronia Thompson, DHouston, […]

Texas Politics

Education Focus: Guns on campus, nevermind full day Pre-K

Given the intensity of the discussion, you are forgiven if you thought your state senators might be weighing important matters like full-day pre-kindergarten. No such luck. The Republican-driven Senate was dealing with one of Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick’s top priorities: forcing state universities to accept pistol-packing on their campuses. The guns-on-campus bill, or Campus Carry as it’s called in Capitol […]

Dr. Kurz approved as EMS medical director

Atascosa CountyCommissioners’ CourtSpecial MeetingMarch 23, 20159:00 a.m.Ordered byHon. Bob Hurley,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 Bob Hurley asked for Stuart Knowlton, Commissioners’ Court representative on the Atascosa […]


March 17 - March 23, 2015

Accident – Jolly St., Bensdale, Main, OaklawnAccident, Major – Goodwin, OaklawnAccident, Minor – Winship, Goodwin (2), Val Verde, Oaklawn(2)Assault – Southway, Bensdale, Trade, MarketAssault/Criminal Mischief – AdamsBurlgary of a Building – GoodwinBurglary, Vehicle – BryantBurglary of Motor Vehicle – Brush CountryCounterfeit Money – Second, OaklawnCriminal Mischief- Kimberly, River St., Sanchez, DepotDisturbance – Adams (3), Main, SecondDog Bite – AdamsFamily Violence […]

Mann named superintendent for Pleasanton ISD

The Pleasanton School Board hired Dr. Matthew Mann as the new superintendent of the district. He replaces Dr. Cynthia Clinesmith who resigned earlier this year. After the presentation of awards for the students of the month, the board went into executive session to discuss pending litigation of Student v. Pleasanton Independent School District with their attorney. Upon reconvening the meeting, […]