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Atascosa County breaks voter turnout records during 2020 General Election



Atascosa County broke records during the 2020 General Election with 18,202 of 28,000 registered voters turning out to the polls this year. During Early Voting alone, 50% of voters (14,841) showed up to vote, surpassing the total number of registered Atascosa County voters who voted in the 2016 Presidential Election. Please see the accompanying graph on 4A of Atascosa County […]

Cuellar stops in Pleasanton during his ‘Thank You’ tour



On Thursday, Nov. 5, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) stopped by the City of Pleasanton as part of his “Thank You” tour following his win in the Nov. 3 General Election. During his visit, Cuellar met with Pleasanton Mayor Travis Hall, City Manager Johnny Huizar, City Secretary Andres Aguirre, the Pleasanton Police Department, councilmembers and residents to discuss needs, benefits of […]

VETERANS DAY CELEBRATED

Our Lady of Grace Catholic School students Jayde Trial and Lily Gonzales display signs thanking veterans, at the Veterans Day Parade on Nov. 10. The event was organized by the Atascosa County Veterans Service Office in Jourdanton, which also provided curbside meals for veterans catered by The Office Bar and Grill in Pleasanton after the parade.

Poteet ISD students to name new housing community development



Poteet Mayor Willie Leal Jr., along with the Poteet City Council, held a groundbreaking ceremony for the new 381-home community in Poteet on Thursday, Nov. 5. The project, which has a working title of “Poteet Grows,” can be found at PoteetGrows.com. It has 381 homesites on 183 acres of land located between Strawberry City Road and School Drive on the […]

Out and About

American Legion Veterans Day Fundraiser Nov. 14 The Veterans Day Fundraiser is set for Saturday, Nov. 14 at the American Legion Post 436, 1404 Zanderson Ave. (Highway 16) in Jourdanton. Dance to the music of Brad Jenschke and Neon Ranch from 8 p.m. to midnight. Entry is $10 per person. The dance is BYOB and masks and social distancing will […]

GAMBOA PRESENTED WITH QUILT OF HONOR

Veteran and Atascosa County Veterans Service Officer Sarah Gamboa was presented with a Quilt of Honor at the monthly meeting of the Woman’s Club of Pleasanton. The quilt was made by Pat Nunley and Barbara Hughes. Barbara pieced the quilt and Quilts of Honor coordinators Margie Willems and Debbie Hayes presented the quilt. Pictured, from left are Pat Nunley, Debbie […]

County explains new mask mandate exemption rule



On Monday morning, Atascosa County EMS Director Don Penny provided an update to Commissioners Court on the current COVID-19 situation in the county. As for COVID-19 outbreaks in the county, there was an outbreak at a nursing home this past weekend. “Three employees tested positive and 11 residents also tested positive,” stated Penny. “At this time, ambulances have taken residents […]

Poteet school board hears campus reports



The Poteet ISD school board met Oct. 26. In attendance were trustees Ronnie Ambriz, Rocky Wilson, Margie Martinez, Jo Marie Cervantez and Albert Garza. Not in attendance were trustees Yvette Navarro and Diego Puente. A public hearing was held pursuant to Texas Local Government Code Section 180.007 regarding a one-time stipend for all employees (except temporary employees, substitutes and tutors) […]

Commissioners Court hold regular November meeting



The Atascosa County Commissioners Court held their first regular meeting of the month Monday morning at the Atascosa County Courthouse Specialty Courtroom. All were present including Comissioner Mark Gillespie, Pct. 1; Commissioner Stuart Knowlton, Pct. 2; Commissioner Eliseo Perez, Pct. 3; Commissioner Kennard Riley, Pct. 4; and County Judge Bob Hurley. Agenda items were discussed and voted on as follows: […]


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