Little League sign knocks it out of the park; goes viral reaching millions

The 2016 Pleasanton Little League board members had no idea what a “home run” they would hit when they decided on posting a friendly reminder sign at the baseball fields. The sign is titled “Reminders from Your Child”: • I’m a kid • It’s just a game • My coach is a volunteer • The officials are human • No […]


Strawberry Festival: Headliners still tops in entertainment

For 69 years the Poteet Strawberry Festival has been one of the most fun and entertaining festivals in Texas. It will not disappoint this year, April 8-10, either. Each year the Strawberry Festival directors staff choose about 70 acts to keep attendees busy and happy. This doesn’t include the food booths and arts and crafts vendors, either. And, there is […]


Gaming biz raided

On Friday March 18, Pleasanton Police Department officers and members of the Atascosa County Sheriffs’ Department executed a search warrant at an illegal gambling establishment located in the 600 block of West Goodwin Street. This was the culmination of an investigation conducted by the Pleasanton Police Department Criminal Investigative Division. During the course of the investigation, it was discovered that […]


New additions at Poteet Junior High

On Wednesday, March 9, Poteet ISD celebrated the completion of two projects, with a ribbon cutting ceremony at Poteet Junior High School. Poteet ISD Superintendent Andy Castillo welcomed everyone, on behalf of Poteet ISD and the Poteet ISD School Board. He described it as a great day for Poteet Aggie history, with the expansion of the Poteet Junior High Gymnasium […]

“History surrounding Norman Porter, Sr. a historian”

“The old Breaker home, Cockrell Canyon and a misnamed country road” - “Fifth Segment”

“I was running around out there around the Peel home (formerly Breaker home) and one of the Peel boys told me about a canyon nearby,” said Norman Porter, Sr., “and that’s how I knew about it, Cockrell Canyon, they called it.” (A quote from my interview with Norman on July 30, 2015, concerning his early years as a lad.) Fast […]

Out and About

Easter Eggs-travaganza Cowboy Fellowship will be having their annual Easter Egg Hunt and church service on Friday, March 25 at 6 p.m. Thousands of eggs will be hidden for local kiddos in the arena. After the egg hunt, a church service will take place at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary. Cowboy Fellowship would like to welcome all in the community […]

GPS tool taken in smash and grab

A vehicle owner was a victim of a “crime of opportunity” in an area parking lot, according to Pleasanton Police Chief Ronald Sanchez. A global positioning system tool was taken from the vehicle after the thief broke the window and removed it from the wind shield. Chief Sanchez emphasizes the importance of placing items of value out of plain view […]