BR Outfitters under investigation


POTEET – On January 9, 2021, Texas Game Wardens and the Poteet Police Department responded to a call for service at BR Outfitters in Poteet after receiving reports of a rotting smell coming from the building. Upon inspection, law enforcement found several deer carcasses lying in a pile in the bottom of a walk-in cooler. The business was then sealed […]

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67th ACLS raises monies, spirits

The 67th Atascosa County Livestock Show brought in $822,500 to benefit local youth. This is the total approximate sale amount from 242 sale lots raised during the annual event held Jan. 11-16 at the Atascosa County Showbarn. Hundreds of youth showed animals during this unprecedented show, held during the pandemic. The youth in the show ring and all attendees complied […]

Pastor Juan Florez: ‘A heart of gold for every soul’

There is a palpable sorrow throughout the community, following the passing of Pastor Juan Florez of Hosanna Baptist Church in Poteet. The highly-respected pastor and leader, 66, died on Saturday, Jan. 16. Many learned about his loss through a post on the church’s Facebook page in which son Pastor John Florez wrote, “With heavy hearts we want to inform you […]

‘Si se puede!’ Save the oak trees at site of Verdi Acres Subdivsion

It’s been one week since Atascosa County Commissioners stood with the Verdi community by taking no action on the proposed Verdi Acres Subdivision. However, the Verdi community’s work is not done yet. Assistant County Attorney Trent Rowell provided County Judge Bob Hurley with a legal opinion, as requested after the Jan. 11 Commissioners Court meeting, on the matter of the […]

COVID vaccine clinic in the works

Last week, Atascosa County Judge Bob Hurley announced in his column that he is working on developing a drive-thru regional vaccination site for Atascosa County to take place at the Poteet Strawberry Festival Grounds. “I feel we are moving way too slow for the immunization program,” said Judge Hurley, who has been in communication with State Representative Ryan Guillen’s office […]

Out and About

Alcoholics Anonymous Meets each Monday at St. Matthew Catholic Church Parish Hall in Jourdanton, 7:30 p.m. in Classroom #1. Small Business Marketing Webinar Jan. 19 at 10 a.m. Call 210-960-4340, ext. 102 to register or email See Living article for details. Cartoons & Cereal Free breakfast, muffins & classic cartoons, Jan. 23. Pleasanton Civic Center, 8-11 a.m. JHS Blood […]

Applications to file for a place on the ballot for local city councils, schools boards now open

Applications are now available for anyone wishing to file for a place on the ballot for Pleasanton, Poteet and Lytle city council or school boards. Deadline to file is Friday, Feb. 12. The election is scheduled for Saturday, May 1, 2021. Pleasanton City Council This year, the City of Pleasanton will hold an election for the offices of Mayor and […]


A horse-drawn carriage carrying the casket of Pleasanton native Sebastian “Chano” Garcia is pictured departing from St. Andrew Catholic Church in Pleasanton on Jan. 18. Funeral services for the 74-year-old U.S. Army veteran and former rodeo competitor concluded at San Ysidro Cemetery in Pleasanton. See his obituary on 9B for further details.

Charlotte council approves water, sewer rate increase

While preparing their 2021 budget, the City of Charlotte’s auditor concluded that the city was losing money with the current water rates and advised raising it to the amount it should be as of this year. The city had an FDA study conducted and came to the realization that there is no record of a water rate increase in the […]