KENS5 team to lead Strawberry parade



If you’re up early or late and watch KENS5 news, then this year’s co-marshals for the Strawberry Festival parade are no strangers. The parade will begin at 10 a.m. and will be seen along the downtown Poteet route. Leading the parade this year are Sarah Forgany and Bill Taylor – both popular TV personalties. Taylor served as American Cancer Society’s […]

Happy 69th, Strawberry Festival

The Way I See It

If you have never tasted a Poteet grown strawberry, well you haven’t tasted one of the sweetest berries around. And if you’re from here and haven’t been to the Poteet Strawberry Festival, you may live under a rock. One of the oldest and largest community festivals in the state, is celebrating its 69th year. Gone are the days of gathering […]

EPA funding used to influence debate



There is a billboard in Washington state that says “unregulated agriculture is putting our waterways at risk.” The statement is nonsense. To claim agriculture is unregulated is like saying Steph Curry doesn’t have a three-point shot. Agriculture faces an avalanche of federal and state regulations. The ad is paid for by a group funded by EPA. That violates the agency’s […]

Senate Finance chair confirms behavioral health budget

State Capital Highlights

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission will have some $6.7 billion to fund the state’s behavioral health services efforts during the 2016-2017 fiscal biennium. Senate Finance Committee Chair Jane Nelson, at a March 30 meeting of the committee, confirmed the $6.7 billion, using figures provided by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission and the 10-member Legislative Budget Board. […]

Tax Cuts Versus Government Services

Texas Politics

There are many reasons Texans have such poor voter turnout, including failure to register, officials making it more difficult through requiring photo IDs to cast a ballot, and just plain laziness. But perhaps the worst excuse for not voting is “It’s just politics.” People who say that act as though their time is too important to take part in the […]

Flashback: Pleasanton Express Blue Ribbon award winner



10 Years ago- January 26, 2006, is the day Kathy Jackson of Campbellton describes as the absolute scariest day of her life. At only fivemonths pregnant, Kathy was admitted to St. Luke’s Hospital in San Antonio due to premature cervical dilation with bulging membranes. “I cannot even begin to tell you the immense fear for, not my own, but this […]

Become a member of Sheriffs’ association



Responding to the increased number of citizens wanting to assist law enforcement officials and build a stronger partnership in the fight against crime, Sheriff David Soward announced that Atascosa County Citizens are being invited to become Associate Members of the Sheriffs’ Association of Texas. Membership invitations will go out in the mail over the next several weeks. Associate Member funding […]

Pleasanton, Charlotte students attend Spurring Energy Education Day




South Texas Energy & Economic Roundtable (STEER) partnered with the San Antonio Spurs, HOLT CAT and SHALE Magazine for a one-day oil and gas education program on Friday, March 1. One thousand students attended the Spurring Energy Education Day event at the AT&T Center which showcased the oil and gas industry and career opportunities available upon graduation from high school […]

Poteet ISD updated on Curriculum and Instruction




The Poteet ISD School Board of Trustees met for their monthly meeting on March 28 at 7 p.m. In attendance were Cynthia Hograves, Barbara Reyes- President; Henry S. Ortiz, Jo Marie Cervantez, Yvette Navarro, Louis Vasquez- Vice President; and David Herrera Jr.-Secretary. Superintendent Andy Castillo updated the board with various items. Poteet ISD will be attending several different Job Fairs […]

Appraisal notices for tax year 2016 are on their way to property owners



You will soon receive an appraisal notice from the Atascosa County Appraisal District. The appraisal district began mailing appraisal notices on April 7, 2016. Your city, county, school district and other local taxing units will use the appraisal district’s value to set your 2016 property taxes. Under state law, county appraisal districts are required to notify property owners about changes […]


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