Fresh picked strawberries can’t be beat!

The Way I See It

I’m spoiled when it comes to strawberries. I don’t mind sharing that Poteet really does have, in my humble opinion, the best, sweetest berries on the planet! And after last weekend and today, my convictions are even stronger. Heading up to San Antonio to celebrate my friend Christa’s birthday at her sister’s, I stopped in Poteet on the way hoping […]

Desired Future Condition for Carrizo/ Wilcox Aquifer



By Legislative mandate every five (5) years the Groundwater Conservation Districts of Texas must establish a Desired Future Condition for their particular aquifer or aquifers. Under “managed depletion” each district in conjunction with neighboring GCD’s must determine what their aquifers will look like in the next 50 years. Note the term, “managed depletion” means virtually every aquifer in the United […]

DPS chief reminds citizens to be vigilant

State Capital Highlights

Following news reports of coordinated, terroristic bomb attacks in Brussels, Belgium, on March 22, the Texas Department of Public Safety posted a reminder to Texans to remain vigilant and to report suspicious behaviors. DPS Director Steven McCraw said ordinary Texans “play a crucial role in helping law enforcement protect the public from groups and lone-wolf actors intent on harming others.” […]

Cruz Calls for Patrolling Muslim Neighborhoods

Texas Politics

The battles between Donald Trump and Ted Cruz over the virtues of their respective wives – and themselves – would be amusing if we weren’t talking about candidates seeking to be leader of the Western World. But perhaps Cruz is also trying to trump Trump’s call to block Muslims from entering the United States, by calling for patrols to police […]

Flashback: Experts describe beets as sweet deal for area



10 Years ago- The 3rd annual Poteet Clean Campaign is scheduled for this Saturday, April 1. Organizers are asking this to be a general day of cleaning. People in Poteet should do all they can to clean their homes, yards, neighborhoods and public areas of the community. A group of citizens will gather at 9 a.m. on that day, downtown […]

Bartlett-Cocke chosen as construction manager at risk for bond project




A special meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Jourdanton Independent School District was held immediately preceding their regular monthly meeting. This special meeting was to hold a public hearing on the district’s Annual Report, including academic performance, performance objectives and report on violent or criminal incidents. A motion was made by Tricia Taylor and seconded by Lanny Wheeler […]

Pleasanton council cancels election




The regular meeting of the Pleasanton City Council was called to order at 6 p.m. on March 3 by Mayor Clint Powell. In attendance were council members Doug Best, District 1, Abraham Saenz, District 2; Diana Prasifka (District 3); Eliseo Flores, District 4; Robert Earl Wood, District 5 and Travis Hall Jr., District 6. The minutes from the Feb. 18 […]

Dr. Mann’s superintendent contract extended to 2019




At the regular meeting of the Pleasanton ISD board on March 8, Joeris and LPA District Architect gave updates to the construction ongoing. LPA representative said that the documents have been delivered to the city for plan review and issuance of building permits and they have had those documents almost a month. The second round of asbestos abatement is completed. […]

Middleton appointed as interim administrator




The annual audit for the year ending September 2015 was presented to the Poteet City Council at their regular meeting on March 1. Wayne Beyer said that they received an unqualified opinion, which is the highest possible. Figures show income from Municipal Court has increased, as has the utility fund. Overall, their operating figures were very good. Recommendations included having […]

Coastal Bend College and Workforce Solutions Alamo teaming up to serve community




Coastal Bend College (CBC)and Workforce Solutions AlamoWFA) are teaming up at CBC, offering training and education in this region of the Eagle Ford Shale. Dr. Beatriz Espinoza, President, Coastal Bend College, said, “I am very pleased to be celebrating an incredible partnership between Workforce Solutions Alamo (WFA) and Coastal Bend College (CBC) that serves multiple purposes and saves taxpayer dollars. […]


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