Mayor’s Message

Greetings from the Mayor’s office: I love cold weather and am looking forward to the upcoming fall and winter months. It is the best time to be outside with cooler temps and less humidity for daily activities. Our city Parks and Recreation Department is gearing up to offer several outdoor activities to include programs, leagues and events for almost everyone. […]

It was a g’day, mates

The Way I See It

The past few days have been a whirlwind of activity for several families in South and Central Texas. Friends from Australia were in visiting for their last leg of a five-week vacation, or holiday as they would say it! Some of you may remember our Rotary foreign exchange student Daryl Gogel who was here in 1985-86. He was from Adelaide, […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report

Last week, I promised to tell you about happenings with the County Juvenile office. I have been very concerned about the county’s practice of sending juveniles off to long term placement or releasing them on probation to live in a home that will not properly supervise them. Long term placement is very expensive to the county and many times the […]

Happy birthday, United States Air Force

The United States. Air Force will turn 71 years old Tuesday, Sept. 18. This date is also the anniversary of the Department of Defense, both the result of an act passed by Congress–the National Security Act of 1947. The act became effective Sept. 18, 1947, signed into law by President Harry S. Truman. Prior to 1947, the responsibility for land-based […]

We the People

Last week I attended a well-organized and thoughtful event. It was titled “Let’s talk education!” and was held at the Compass Rose Academy. Being a fan of education and public education, I was intrigued and wanted to know more, particularly as both our SD19 candidates were invited to express their views at this public forum. I arrived, and smiling kids […]

From the Right

Early voting has begun for State Senator in our Senate District. We now have the prospect of electing a Republican to the office of State Senator – Peter Flores. He has vowed to work with the Governor and Lt. Governor to fix the property tax system and ensure that our tax dollars are spent wisely. Peter Flores will tell you […]

Governor points out actions taken to make schools safer

Just before Labor Day weekend, Gov. Greg Abbott released a School Safety Action Plan Summary that lists actions taken by school districts to harden campuses in the wake of the deadly Santa Fe Independent School District shooting in May. “Elected leaders, community members, students, teachers, parents and everyday Texans all share the common goal of making schools a safe place […]

Chief Priest’s Weekly Report

Greetings, The weekly police blotter has been posted to our website, you can find it at police. Feel free to email or contact me if you have any questions. richard. We had a slow and wet week. Officers handled 47 calls for service and conducted 31 traffic stops. This week, it was almost a tie between warnings and […]

Deputies make arrest for controlled substance

On September 8 at 10p.m., Deputy Sheriff John McRae stopped a 2010 Chevrolet in Pleasanton for Defective Tail Lights. The driver failed to produce a driver’s license. Deputy McRae detained the driver who told the officer that there was narcotic paraphernalia in the vehicle. Deputy McRae assisted by Deputy Chris Neely conducted a search of the vehicle and located a […]

Poteet ISD talks school safety plan

On August 23, Poteet ISD Superintendent Charles Camarillo, Poteet Police Chief Bruce Hickman and Poteet ISD Police Chief Willie Mendes and Officer Jason Velasquez revealed their school safety plan for faculty, staff and students in the case of an emergency situation during the school year. “We always do an active shooter presentation for the staff that teaches them what to […]

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