Stories Surrounding a Remarkable Historian: The “old Breaker Home” Cockrell Canyon and a misnamed country road

In his early childhood and later as a teenager, where did he play and find early adventure in life? This is the beginning of many articles regarding “The History surrounding a Historian.” “Well, I knew this country pretty well, I guarantee you.” “All of the area around here, I knew every foot of it,” said Norman Forrest Porter, Sr. (March […]

Out & About

FREE Fit Camp The FREE Fit Camp that was being held at South Texas Nutrition has now relocated to the Pleasanton River Park. Fit Camp sessions will still take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning at 5:30 p.m. Visit Stx Nut Facebook page for additional information and details. Strawberry Festival Coronation This Saturday, February 27 new Strawberry Festival Royalty will […]

Strawberry Fest Coronation on Saturday

This Saturday, Feb. 27, one lucky young lady and gentleman will be crowned the 2016 Poteet Strawberry Festival Queen and King. The annual coronation will take place at the Poteet High School Auditorium and will feature a strawberry theme. Shay Huggins will serve as the emcee. The royalty will represent the 69th Annual Poteet Strawberry Festival, which will run April […]


Woman carjacked at gunpoint

A horrific scene that has been played out on television hundreds of times came true for a local 33-year old woman in Poteet Sunday afternoon. According to Lt. Frank Leal with the Poteet Police Department, the woman was getting ready to leave the Dollar General store in Poteet around 2:30 p.m. on Sunday. She entered her car and a man […]

Help name new Jourdanton sports complex

With the completion of the Jourdanton Sports Complex on the near horizon, community leaders are searching for a name for the mult-sport and pool park and driveway into the space. The Jourdanton Police Department queried folks via their Facebook page and according to Chief Eric Kaiser, 85-90 percent of the suggestions were Jourdanton Sports Complex. Other name suggestions were to […]

Our perception is our reality

I have learned that no matter what situation you are faced with in life, how you handle it will vary greatly depending on your perspective. It’s something we probably don’t consider often enough when we deal with people. Two different individuals can face the same scenario and approach it from polar opposite directions simply because they have different perspectives. Example: […]

Aransas Pass man attempts suicide

A 49-year-old Aransas Pass man was found in his vehicle at the rest area on IH 37 four miles northeast of Pleasanton shortly before 9:00 a.m. Saturday morning suffering from a single gunshot wound to his head. Atascosa County sheriff’s investigators recovered a pistol and a note believed to have been written by the man. The victim was taken to […]

Arrest made in Charlotte vehicle burglaries

Atascosa County Sheriff David Soward announced that his deputies have made an arrest in connection to a series of vehicle burglaries in Charlotte last summer. The sheriff stated that at least twelve vehicle burglaries were reported to the sheriff’s office from July 28 to July 29. An additional seven vehicle burglaries were reported from the end of August through December […]

Brush, bulky trash pick up set

Beginning Monday, March 21, the residents of Pleasanton will have the opportunity to rid themselves of their unwanted junk that has been meandering in the garage all summer long. Residents are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity. Please keep in mind the following rules: •Piles shall not be placed at curbside more than 2 weeks prior to the pick-up […]