Indians track down Aggies, earn victory

POTEET– The Indians held off county foe Poteet in a 28-19 season opening victory on the road last week. “I thought we played well,” Indian head coach Darrell Andrus said. “It was a hard-fought game and we left a couple of possessions out there I wish we had back.” The Aggies finished with four turnovers in the matchup. “We had […]

Team spirit matters

For almost as long as I can remember, going to football games was something  we all did. My good friend Sarah Evans posted on her Facebook page encouraging people to attend athletic events. She remembers going to games with her parents and though she has her son playing this year, there have been many years where she didn’t have kids […]

Ribbon cutting for primary addition

The Pleasanton ISD School Board members, adminstration and staff gathered at the new primary school wing on August 18 to officially open it for the 2016-17 school year. Left to right(bending) Pearl Santee, Jennifer Lozano, Kara Steel, Hannah Williams, Julie Groce, Rhonda Lawson, Andrea Pyssen,  Jamie McCulloch, Amy Chapa, Kimberly Salazar, Sarah Koti, Abigale Parker, Jessica Rankin-Schimelpfening, Bonnie Cordova and […]

Poteet ISD approves tax rate increase

The regular meeting of the Poteet ISD School Board of Trustees took place on Monday, August 15 with all school board members and superintendent in attendance.  The meeting began with Andy Castillo’s superintendent’s report where he notified the board of the start of school information and proceedings of the school auction that was held July 18 thru July 28.  Buses, shelves, […]


Ida Sparkman Smalling of Pleasanton was born November 17, 1924 and  passed away August 29, 2016. Services are pending with Hurley Funeral Home. Visit or call 830-569-2535 for updates.  


Adolph Poenisch, Jr. of Jourdanton passed away Monday, August 29, 2016 at the age of 85.  He was born in Corpus Christi on January 13, 1931 to Adolph, Sr. and Ruth Julia (Ludwig) Poenisch.   Adolph is survived by his loving wife, Scott (Watson) Poenisch; sons, Richard Edgar Poenisch of San Antonio, William Scott Poenisch and wife Irene and Thomas […]


Calvin Michael Ables, 36, died August 22, 2016.  He was born in San Antonio, Texas and raised in Pleasanton.  He graduated from Pleasanton High School where he excelled in football, track and was a member of the National Honor Society.  He graduated from Texas Tech University, where he met his wife, Elizabeth Sivo Ables.  They moved to Arlington, Texas, where […]


Maria Elaine Guzman, age 64, of Pleasanton, passed away Monday, August 22, 2016 in San Antonio.  She is survived by her daughters, Amie Rosalez and Amie Mares and husband Rick, and Tara Sisnero all of Poteet; son, Steve Mancha and wife Kathy of Dallas; daughters-in-law, Leslie Davila and Giget Casarez; brothers, Roy Guzman of Hondo, David Guzman and wife Janie […]


Justin Ray Guerra, born April 28, 1987 to Estella and Rudy Guerra, Jr. passed away on Friday, August 26, 2016 at the age of 29 years.   Mr. Guerra was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Esteban and Hortencia Campos.   He is survived by his wife, Lucy Montoya; sons, Julian and Joseph Guerra; daughters, Saileen Martinez and Jaeleigh […]

Registered Texas Longhorn trophy mount installed in SNB Bank, Tilden

Tilden, TX – Recently the SNB Bank in Tilden, Texas, became the display repository for the McMullen County Historical Commission’s trophy shoulder mount of a massive Registered Texas Longhorn Steer named Goliath. The life-like representation was meticulously fashioned by world-renowned wildlife taxidermist, Joe Hibler, of Kingsville.  Branch bank manager Ashley Foster, tellers Rebecca Chastain and Melissa Carver, McMullen County Judge […]