‘History surrounding Norman Porter, Sr., a historian’ The old Breaker home, Cockrell Canyon & a misnamed country road

“My parents, Ralph and Elvira Castillo had the Breaker property leased,” said Roger Castillo.  “Two sisters, Rita and Helen and brother, Willie, were out there. They were younger. I was the oldest. “We only lived out there for about a year and a half. “I can remember the period around 1964 because that was the year I went into the […]

Sara White featured in ‘The Dominion Magazine’

Atascosa County native Sara White graced the cover of May issue of The Dominion Magazine. She was featured in a story titled, “Building a Community” by Brian Kenneth Swain, about her role as an event coordinator with The Dominion Homeowner’s Association Neighborhood Outreach Committee. The publication is the official magazine of The Dominion HOA. White is the daughter of Simon […]

Fall Workouts Begin

  The first day of fall workouts began for area high school football, volleyball and cross country teams Monday. In Pleasanton, head football coach Tab Dumont greeted 107 athletes ready to hit the gridiron for the freshman, junior varsity and varsity teams. The Eagles’ first scrimmage is set for Aug. 12 against Pearsall on the road at 6 p.m. Lady […]

Poteet FFA makes trek to Garner

On Thursday July 21 the Poteet FFA took their annual reward trip to Garner State Park for a day of fun and relaxation.   Eleven students returned their permission slips and met the requirements to attend the trip.  For several years now the Poteet FFA has rewarded their students with a trip if they meet certain requirements.   First you […]


Connie Ramos of Leming was born on March 18, 1952  and passed away on July 30, 2016.  Services are pending with Hurley Funeral Home. Visit hurleyfuneralhome.com or call 830569-2535 for updates.


Sharie Ann Radtke of Whitsett, passed away Monday, August 1, 2016 at the age of 69.  She was born in Palmyra, New Jersey on March 21, 1947 to Edward Burton, Jr. and Flossie (Kerr) Hoff.   Sharie is survived by her husband, Kenneth Radtke; sons, Robert Margerum and wife Rose, Andrew Margerum, Crispin Radtke and Cameron Radtke; daughters, Shannon Houser […]

Summer time send off

Had the chance to break away and take a few days off to go to the coast with my family and dogs. Let me tell you, travelling with your adult children is so much easier than when they were small. They help you load, unload, cook, clean and put up the pop-up tent. They schlep the chairs and coolers back […]

Grand Jury indicts 3 in Wadkins murder case

Though two suspects were arrested rather quickly after the June 18, 2014 murder of 29-year-old Lindsey Wadkins, both have been indicted along with another this past Friday. John Bryan Finch, 31, was served in jail where he is in custody for other charges. His bond was set at $1,250,000. Some may remember that Finch was released on Personal Recognizance almost […]

FLASHBACK: Downtown Revitalization Committee Met

10 Years ago- Sesquicentennial is a big word to describe 150 years of history for Atascosa County.  With that big word comes a big, no, huge celebration.  Committee members have been planning for this historical event for over three years.  Several events are scheduled over the next two months and the festivities will culminate October 6-8 with a full weekend […]