Honoring dear old dad


This Sunday will mark the 32nd Father’s Day without my dad. Sometimes it seems like only yesterday and then there are times where it seems he has been gone forever. My children never got to know him. I tell them stories about him and hopefully they have an idea of who he was. He had a keen sense of humor […]

New city leadership moving forward in Poteet

The Atascosa County Emergency Manager David Prasifka addressed the council requesting their participation in the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program. This will cost the city nothing at the outset, but will provide some financial assistance in the event of a Declaration of Disaster by the state. For instance, the city currently has two of these grants in the works: one is […]

Kirk Adams

Kirk Oliver Adams of Poteet passed away June 6, 2017. He was born in Kansas to Harvey and Mary (Kirk) Adams. He was career military where he attended aviation and helicopter training schools. Kirk became a part of the Hot Wing Pilot Medical Transportation group and during the span of his career he earned the Defense Service Medal, Good Conduct […]

AFCC gives summer updates

  The Atascosa Family Crisis Center recently kicked off their summer of events with a bake sale and car wash during the first weekend of June. AFCC is grateful to the many volunteers: AFCC Board Members, Marathon Oil, Cowboy Fellowship and the community for their generous support. The recent fundraising event brought in $2,100.   Free Movie Nights AFCC will […]

Brush Country Kids summer events

First Baptist Church of Pleasanton VBS First Baptist Church of Pleasanton will hold its Vacation Bible School from June 19-23. Hours will be from 2-5 p.m. from Monday-Thursday, and 9 a.m. to noon on Friday. Children who have completed pre-k to fifth grade are invited to attend. This year’s theme is Galactic Starveyors. You can pre-register online by June 15 […]

SWIMMERS FLOCK TO PLEASANTON POOL

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Tempers flare at Charlotte City Council meeting

Multiple heated arguments took place at the Charlotte City Council meeting held on Thursday, June 8. Mayor Anna Estrada and council member Christi Rankin clashed on several issues, leading to six tabled agenda items, several without motions or approval. The disagreements began when deciding whether to appoint a city laborer as Animal Control Officer. Rankin felt the position should be […]

Eagles 7-on-7 headed to state

The Pleasanton 7-on-7 football team qualified for state after going undefeated this weekend at the Rockport-Fulton tournament. The Eagles went 5-0 on Saturday, advancing to the Division II state tournament along with Goliad. Pleasanton won a coin toss with the Tigers to determine the champion. The Eagles punched their ticket to state with a comeback victory over George West in […]

Summer Reading Camp at Poteet Jr. High

As part of a goal to instill a love of reading early on, the Poteet Junior High Library was transformed into Summer Reading Camp. Thursday, June 8, marked the first day of the special program, explained fourth grade teacher Deidra Carnes. This is the first year they have held the program. “Kids are our mission. We want to make them […]


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