Lady Eagles hang on to defeat Rio Hondo

ALICE—Just as it appeared the Pleasanton girls soccer team was going to cruise to another playoff victory, Rio Hondo decided to make things interesting. Kaitlynn Peña, who began the game in goal for the Lady Bobcats, scored with 2:32 remaining to pull her team within one. Despite a tense finish, the Lady Eagles held off Rio Hondo 2-1 Friday night […]

Poteet Strawberry Festival -70 years and still going strong

O ne of the most successful festivals – Poteet Strawberry – is happening for the 70th year this weekend. The organizers have been been working hard for months to ensure that a quality event is enjoyed by the 100,000 folks that will visit the grounds over April 7-9. When I was junior in high school some 41 years ago, I […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report

My first year I listened to Constables Richter and Luna who felt they needed more help in their departments. Not feeling we could justify new law enforcement staff we settled on developing an active reserve program for both Precinct 2 and Precinct 3. I set a budget that included needed equipment such as body armor and uniforms. We also included […]

Chief Priest’s Weekly Update

We only had 46 calls for service this past week, so the call volume was a little low. Officers filed 121 cases with municipal court and for the first time I can remember we didn’t unlock a single vehicle. Capt. Reyes took a report of a Facebook scam where a person was told they were a sweepstakes winner, prior to […]

Bonnie McCown

  Bonnie McCown Bonnie was born in 1921 on June 1st in Chatham, Louisiana to Dennis and Adeline Johnson. She married Malcolm McCown in San Antonio, Texas on November 24, 1951 at Los Angeles Heights United Methodist Church. She graduated from Chatham High School in Chatham, Louisiana. She then went on to obtain her B.S. degree in Business Administration from […]

Edna Black

  Edna Black Edna Helen Black of Pleasanton was born April 23, 1917 in Leming, Texas to Louis and Mary Arnold. Edna passed away at the age of 99 on April 2, 2017. On January 21, 1941 she married Curtis Black. They lived north of Poteet where they farmed and raised their family. Edna made taking care of the home […]

Poteet readies for 70th Strawberry Festival

  The annual Poteet Strawberry Festival is here for its 70th year! As is expected, the festival will be sure to be a good time for all. It kicks into gear on April 6 – 9 with Thursday being armband night at the carnival. Each year the directors of the Strawberry Festival along with staff members work to locate the […]

Virginia Garcia

  Virginia Garcia Virginia Ester Garcia of Pleasanton, passed away Saturday, April 1, 2017 at the age of 72. She was born March 8, 1945 in Campbellton to Charles and Eva (Garcia) Gibson. She is survived by her four sons, Marcos Garcia of San Antonio, Ignacio Garcia, Jr. of Pleasanton, Juan Garcia of Tucson, Arizona and Andrew Garcia of San […]

Joe “Rich” Rodriguez

  Joe “Rich” Rodriguez Joe Richard “Rich” Rodriguez, 52, passed away on Tuesday, March 29, 2017, from complications of extensive liver disease. He is survived by his wife Susie, his children Christopher, Brandon, Sierra, and Marisol, his parents Joe and Luisa Rodriguez of Pleasanton, Texas, his siblings Michael, John, Kristina and Victoria of Sacramento, California, sister Kathryn of Tucson, Arizona, […]

Poteet Rotary honors Will Bates as Grower of the Year

The Poteet Strawberry Grower of the Year for 2017 is Will Bates. Though Bates hasn’t grown strawberries for too many years, he has been an active part of the Strawberry Festival. His involvement began when he moved to the Poteet community in 1972 as a young Ag teacher. He, along with his FFA students participated in the judging and auction […]


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