Flashbacks 1/8/20

Flashbacks Mackenzie Pilgrim Pleasanton Intern   10 years ago Quilt winner Margie Tom (R) shows her quilt to CASA Executive Director Joni Garcia (L). 20 years ago New Year’s Baby!- Lupe Garza and Johnny Ramos of Pleasanton are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Rose Marie Ramos, born January 1, 2000, at 12:20 p.m. 30 years ago Goes up […]

2020-01-08 E-Edition

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Jail gets high marks from state inspection

Annually there is an inspection of all county jails in the state. This is done during an unexpected visit to the jail when the facilities are graded. Being done randomly, this visit can come at any time during the year. The Atascosa County Jail has passed all inspections during the visits throughout the years. “Yesterday, January 2, we had an […]

Ambush accomplice up for parole, protest in works

On March 20, 2020, convicted murderer Kenneth Vodochodsky will come up for parole with the Texas Board of Pardons and Parole. Vodochodsky was convicted for his role in the murders of Atascosa County Deputy Sheriffs Thomas Monse and Mark Stephenson along with DPS Trooper Terry Miller on October 12, 1999. Vodochodsky was originally convicted of Capital Murder by a jury […]

Poteet receives Superior Rating for 2017-18 school year

The Poteet ISD school board held a Public Hearing on the FIRST rating (Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas) that holds districts accountable for the quality of management practices. For the school year 2017-2018, the district received an A, superior rating. This is quite an accomplishment when the previous years’ ratings are considered with ‘15-’16 anFand‘16-’17aCrating. Part of the items […]

CBC named No. 3 for Best Online Community Colleges in Texas

Coastal Bend College has been named number three in the state of Texas for best Online Community Colleges. The rankings were based on the “most important factors for prospective students, mainly common predictors of future success and a school’s commitment to online programs. This boils down to admissions rate, student loan default rate, retention rate, graduation rate, and the percent […]

It’s the year of the 2020 Census

Now that it is officially 2020, it is imperative for our community members to start preparing for the Census. The members of the Complete Count Committee are working to ensure that the public is educated about the Census. The U.S. Constitution mandates a census be taken every ten years, which is conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau. It is critical […]

Out and About

Coat drive at CAM Christian Assistance Ministry (CAM) is collecting coats and jackets, as there is a big need for them in our community. All ages and sizes of jackets are needed. You can drop off these items at CAM, 500 Ave. H in Poteet (across from Tuttle Motors), Monday- Friday, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. After 12 p.m. […]

What’s the Buzz: Chicken and the Tulips

Antiques, antiques, and more antiques at Chicken and the Tulips! Chicken and the Tulips is a newly founded one-of-a-kind antique shop which opened this past May. This shop is home to a variety of antiques that each have a very important story. Owners of Chicken and the Tulips are four spectacular women including Cristie Drisch, Karen Rakowitz, Karen Daughtry and […]

Coastal Bend College introduces two new online courses through ed2go

Coastal Bend College has a program that makes it easy to take high-quality, noncredit online courses. Coastal Bend College has partnered with ed2go to offer hundreds of online, instructor-led courses and is pleased to announce the launch of “Start Your Own Edible Garden” and “Nutrition and Health Bundle.” Participants in the “Start Your Own Edible Garden” course will discover how […]