Shaving for the Cause

Over the last few years I have seen various St. Baldrick’s events via Facebook and the news. These are events held to raise money for childhood cancer research and to offer support with kids who are fighting cancer. Treatments leave many young patients with hair loss and participants agree to “Brave the Shave” by doing so in a public forum. […]

Chief Priest’s Weekly Update

We had a little of this and a little of that, definitely nothing that would rate the COPS TV show wanting to do a ride along and film us “in action”. Here is what happened last week We had 53 calls for service and filed 125 Class C cases with municipal court. We made a few trips with prisoners too. […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report

We have been working this year on a “wellness program” for county employees. It has several facets. First, the “Wellness Committee” has been created mostly from the leadership of Jeanne Israel. The committee was formed and has been implementing several programs for employees to exercise, eat better and be healthier. Walking programs around the courthouse have been going on for […]

Sand Mining of Texas receives permit

The first official public meeting between Preferred Sands and Not Just Dust-Bruce Rd. members brought mixed news for both sides. At the March 23 meeting, Preferred Sands President T.J. Doyle confirmed that Sand Mining of Texas has received their permit-by-rule. However, Doyle also said the company is putting the construction site on hold because they are vigorously studying other opportunities […]

Innocence returned

Robbie C. Hamby Managing Editor   The summer of 1995 a young man named Eric Wilson, hugged his parents and little brother goodbye and headed off to serve his country.   He knew the Navy was the place for him. He was a patriot with dreams of working up in the ranks, traveling the world and retirement in his heart.  […]

Murder trial dates set

The pre-trial date for the Ariel Fernandez case was once again reset as a new charge against Joe Anthony Perez was announced along with new evidence that has surfaced. Perez appeared in court on Wednesday, March 22 and pleaded not guilty to the following three charges: murder, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, and a new charge of aggravated assault […]

Gonzales give hay out of glory to God

The Gonzales family of Poteet believes they have been blessed and have recently extended their blessings to the people of Oklahoma on Wednesday, March 22. Sammy and Leslie Gonzales and the kind people of Bar ES Ranch donated a total of 52 bales of hay to those who are hurting after wildfires in Oklahoma have devastated over 100 thousand acres […]

Pedro Gonzales, Sr

  Pedro Gonzales, Sr Pedro Gonzales, Sr. of Dime Box, passed away Friday, March 24, 2017 at the age of 64. He was born October 26, 1952 in Pearsall to Juan and Rosa (Sifuentes) Gonzales. Pedro was a very hard worker, who was dedicated to his work as a heavy equipment operator. He also enjoyed working in the yard, barbequing, […]

Anita Solano

  Anita Solano Our beloved Anita Solano, age 41, passed away on March 19, 2017 at Christus Sister Mary Hospice Center in San Antonio, Texas due to Stage IV Paget’s Disease of the Breast. She was born on April 15, 1975 in San Antonio, Texas to Felix Solano and Josefa Aleman Solano. Anita grew up in Pleasanton, Texas and graduated […]

Yolanda Reyes

  Yolanda Reyes Yolanda Aguillon Reyes passed away on March 22, 2017 in San Antonio. She was born on May 29, 1942 in San Antonio to Pilar Aguillon and Eugenia Salinas Aguillon. Yolanda is survived by her beloved husband of 50 years, Marconi Reyes; sons Luis Reyes (Marcey), Larry Reyes (Betty) and Michael Reyes (Nicole); sisters, Sylvia Valdez, Irma (John) […]