Pictured, from left, are Congressman Henry Cuellar; Monty Small, CEO; Maria Garcia, CFO; Atascosa County Judge Bob Hurley; Pleasanton Mayor Travis Hall; Jourdanton Mayor Robert “Doc” Williams; Charlotte Mayor Buddy Daughtry and Poteet City Administrator Eric Jiminez representing Poteet Mayor Willie Leal, Jr.

September 11 commemoration

Atascosa County will once again hold a ceremony on Sept. 11 to remember the tragic events of 18 years ago. There will be guest speakers from all over Atascosa County to help show support for our first responders, our military, and our nation. The public is not only invited, but encouraged to attend to show support and solidarity. The ceremony […]

Local Matters

I t is time to select new Cowboy Homecoming royalty! Voting for the 54th Cowboy Homecoming Queen begins Thursday and runs through Saturday at the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce. Please keep the Cowboy Homecoming tradition alive by voting for one of the seven candidates featured on our front page. Five of the young ladies will become part of the Cowboy […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report

I am so pleased that Captain Martin Gonzales has accepted the role of Chairman of the Atascosa County Historical Commission. This group of fine folks has done so much very hard work to promote preservation of the history of this county. Barbara Westbrook has moved away and preceding her, Norman Porter, Sr. has passed away. Barbara did take care of […]

Remember August 26, 2017?

Behind the Badge

A lmost all of us can remember August 25, 2017. The day that the most destructive hurricane to ever hit Texas came ashore between Rockport and Port Aransas, then went back out into the gulf where it strengthened and hit Houston. Hurricane Harvey decimated large swaths of coastal Texas from Corpus Christi to Louisiana creating scenes many of us hope […]

Mayor’s Message – Pleasanton

Greetings from the Mayor’s office: We were hoping to have our Grand Opening of the City Park this Labor Day weekend, but, due to some construction delays with materials, we have had to postpone for a few more weeks. Certainly not the fault of the contractor, but sometimes these things happen. I want to make sure that the pavilions, rest […]

Mayor’s Message – Poteet

There is a lot of excitement in the air this week. It is the start of the school year for Poteet ISD. I ask everyone to please be extra cautious while driving around the school zones, especially during the start and end of the school day. Also, be advised Poteet police officers will be vigilant in the school zones ensuring […]

Linens, quilts and antimacassars … oh my!

The Way I See It

What’s a gal to do? I have been slowly unpacking items that I didn’t have time to sort/purge before my move. I tackled my bins of linens over the weekend. Oh my. Really – what shall I do with these beautiful handmade items? There are quilts my maternal grandmother and great-grandmother made. I have several crocheted antimacassars, too. What? You […]

Cyber attack hits cities

State Capital Highlights

The Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) on Aug. 20 announced that 22 local governmental entities across Texas were victims of an Aug. 16 “ransomware attack.” The department said evidence points to a “single threat actor.” A host of state and federal agencies are investigating the attack. State of Texas systems and networks were not impacted, according to the DIR. […]

Historically Speaking

Texas Rangers: Dress for Success

There is no denying that this elite group of defenders of the Lone Star state are valiance incarnate. Their bravado is legendary. Another undeniable fact is that their self-styled attire was, and is, always apropos for the task at hand. Stephen F. Austin is credited for founding the Texas Rangers in 1823 (unofficially) when he employed ten men to protect […]