2020-08-05 E-Edition

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Pleasanton FFA hosts relief drive for Hurricane Hanna victims, workers

Kendall Niemietz, Pleasanton FFA and FFA Area X Vice President has organized a food drive for the victims and relief workers of Hurricane Hanna. Hurricane Hanna made landfall over the weekend of July 25 in South Texas and the Rio Grande Valley, causing widespread damage, heavy rain, flash flooding, riverine flooding, damage from hurricane-force winds, and dangerous rip currents. Governor […]

Investigators follow lead on Garcia’s whereabouts

Charlotte resident, Ramiro “Ram” Garcia has been missing since September 1, 2016. One month before the four-year anniversary of his disappearance, the Atascosa County Crime Stoppers and Atascosa County Sheriff’s Office are doing everything they can to bring the father of four home. Last week, Garcia’s case was listed as the Crime Stoppers Crime of the Week, and a credible […]

Brock resigns as Charlotte head coach

Charlotte High School will be without their Head Coach this fall after Jason Brock resigned from his coaching position with the Trojans and Trojanettes on Monday, July 27. Brock stepped down from his post for family reasons. He was 5-5 on the football field and led the Trojanettes to their first district title and playoff win in 17 years during […]

Voter Registration Drive this Saturday

Atascosa County Democrats (ACD) will have a booth set up at the parking lot of La Hacienda at 6:30-8 p.m. on Aug. 8. La Hacienda is north of Poteet on Highway 16 near the Atascosa/Bexar County border. The ACD said that they will be in complete compliance with coronavirus precautions, including separate tables for voter registration forms and masks worn […]

Out and About

Poteet PD Essay Contest The Poteet Police Department is holding an Essay Contest for boys and girls ages 12-15 years of age for the chance to win a free 24” mountain bike. The essay needs to be at least 500 words and will be on “The Importance of Unity in the Community.” It can be handwritten or typed. Deadline to […]

McMullen County ISD to start Aug. 12

McMullen County ISD in Tilden will start the 2020- 2021 school year on Aug. 12, with on-site instruction only. “First and foremost, I want to ensure everyone that the MCISD School Board and Administration have been working diligently and carefully to ensure that the safety of our students and faculty is the No. 1 priority,” stated MCISD Superintendent Jason Jones […]

Charlotte to begin face-to-face instruction on Sept. 8

At a special called meeting on Tuesday, July 28, the Charlotte ISD School Board unanimously approved a plan that would allow students back on campus after Labor Day, should they choose. The school district will offer both in-person and distance learning to students starting Sept. 8. “We decided to move the school start-up date to September 8th in order to […]

Poteet ISD back-to-school guidelines

Poteet ISD plans to begin the 2020-2021 school year on Aug. 24, with the choice of either face-toface instruction (return to the classroom) or remote learning. “It is with much anticipation and enthusiasm that we welcome our staff and students back after a long absence,” stated Poteet ISD Superintendent Charles Camarillo in a letter to parents. “Know that we will […]

JISD to reopen Aug. 17 in-person or virtually

Jourdanton ISD issued a press release on its website July 29 stating that it will welcome all students back on Aug. 17. Students can attend either in-person for face-to-face instruction, or via remote learning. Parents were sent a survey on Aug. 3 asking them to specify their child’s learning environment for the 2020-2021 school year. This commitment will be for […]