Loquat Q & A

Plant Q & A Texas A&M

Q. Tell me about loquat. I never noticed them before, but now I notice they are all over my neighborhood and full of fruit. A. Loquat is also called Japanese plum. It is an evergreen tree that grows to about 25 feet tall on good soils, but it is not fussy about soils. Loquat will also grow in the sun […]

Grand Opening of Precinct 2 building set for May 7

Atascosa County Commissioners’ Court Special Meeting April 27, 2015 9:00 a.m. Ordered by Hon. Bob Hurley, Atascosa County Judge Present were all four Commissioners, Lonnie Gillespie, (Precinct 1); William “Bill” Torans, (Precinct 2); Freddie Ogden, (Precinct 3) & Bill Carroll, (Precinct 4). After call to order of the Special Meeting of the Commissioners’ Court, Judge Bob Hurley asked for public […]

Sales up again for Strawberry Fest Taste of Texas Food Show


Beautiful desserts filled the tables of the 2015 Strawberry Festival’s Taste of Texas Food Show and hopefully they were as tasty as they looked. Entries were down a bit from last year, but the dollars raised were up with the record-breaking amount of $67,025. Garrison Vyvlecka entered his White Strawberry Pie and it won Berry Best of Show. This entry […]

Texas oil and gas production up despite permit dip

Oil & Gas Editor

Crude oil production in the Eagle Ford Shale has continued to climb despite big decline in number of drilling rigs being utilized. This continuous rise in production with fewer drilling rigs has happened due to advancement in drilling practices, maximizing drilling in proven reserve areas such as the Sugarkane area of the Eagle Ford. Also, the commitment to multiple well […]

National Day of Prayer events on May 7

Join others in the community next week as they observe the National Day of Prayer, on Thursday, May 7. Events are scheduled in both Pleasanton and Poteet. Pleasanton First Baptist Church of Pleasanton will host a prayer meeting for the nation May 7, from noon to 1 p.m. Free lunch will be provided. The church is located at 400 N. […]

Retirement service for judge

On Sunday, April 26, Hosanna Baptist Church celebrated the retirement of the Honorable Judge Rosa Linda DeLaFuente, for her 26 years of serving the community of Poteet. She was presented with a plaque and a lunch in her honor at the 11 a.m. service. Hosanna also celebrated with Pastor Sergio Guerra, of the 9 a.m. Spanish service in honor of […]

Fill a bag on May 9

Your local Post Office Masters invite everyone to help combat hunger this Saturday, May 9. Letter carriers will collect non-perishable food donations on that day as they deliver mail along their postal routes. It is easy to help: 1.) Collect and bag nonperishable food items. 2.) Place them by the mailbox for your letter carrier to deliver to a local […]

Take TEAS test before June at CBC to enter nursing program in August

Are you interested in becoming a nurse? If so, stop by Coastal Bend College and pick up an application and be sure to take the TEAS test before June 1. Start classes in August! Nursing instructors Janet Gonzalez and Stephanie Guardiola teach at the Pleasanton site, located at 1411 Bensdale Road. Gonzalez is a native of Portland, who has been […]

JHS Indian Band at Buccaneer Days Music Fest

The Jourdanton Indian Band had a very successful weekend. They attended the Buccaneer Days Music Festival in the beautiful Richardson Performing Arts Center on the campus of Del Mar College in Corpus Christi. The Jourdanton Wind Symphony, under the direction of Babatunde Onibudo, earned a Division 1 Superior rating with their program of Third Suite by Jager, Sheltering Sky by […]

Poteet: Strawberry Capital of Texas

AUSTIN- The resolution was adopted last Thursday, recognizing Poteet as the Strawberry Capital of Texas. Texas State Representative Ryan Guillen (DDistrict 31) filed HCR 76 recognizing Poteet as the Official Strawberry Capital of Texas. Over the past century, the city of Poteet has been the source of delicious strawberries for Texans as well hosting the world-renowned annual Poteet Strawberry Festival. […]

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