2021-02-24 E-Edition

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Cities of Poteet, Pleasanton hold impromptu food distributions



The City of Poteet and San Antonio Food Bank partnered for a food drive on Feb. 22 at the Poteet Strawberry Festival grounds. While the warmer weather South Texans are used to has returned, food remains scarce for many after the fierce winter storm. Mario Obledo of the San Antonio Food Bank called Poteet Mayor Willie Leal on Friday night, […]

Update on strawberries



This past weekend, Atascosa County residents were thankful to see a familiar sight– the warm sun emerging in the sky. The recent freezing weather and snow were concerns for local strawberry farmers, who weren’t sure if they would be able to protect their crops. Kris Perez of Kosub Farms Strawberries in Poteet shared that they watered their strawberries just before […]

Vaccine availability in Atascosa County



Many have been wondering what is going on with COVID-19 vaccine distribution and if it’s available in Atascosa County. After last week’s winter storms, COVID-19 vaccine will again be distributed across the state in larger amounts. Texas providers have been allocated 591,920 first doses of COVID 19 vaccine from the federal government for the week of Feb. 22. The Texas […]

Federal funding not yet available to Atascosa Co.

TDEM urges counties to complete survey


Texas sustained between $45 and $50 billion in damage and economic loss from the storm, according to AccuWeather. That figure includes job and wage losses, infrastructure damage, auxiliary business losses, medical expenses and closures. On Feb. 17, Atascosa County Judge Bob Hurley issued a declaration of disaster for Atascosa County to help the county receive local, state and federal funding. […]

Public invited to discuss Pleasanton River Park Master Plan Renovation



The City of Pleasanton announced the next phase of the Pleasanton River Park Master Plan Renovation at a workshop help on Feb. 4. They invite you to attend a public discussion of a master plan for the former Pleasanton Elementary School. The City of Pleasanton wants your input and encourages you to attend either in person on Thursday, March 4 […]

Out and About

“Run With Your Heart” rescheduled to Feb. 28 Sponsored by Tri-City Road Warriors. 5K and 1 Mile Walk at Poteet Strawberry Festival grounds. Call Diana Leal at 830-399- 9151 for details. Free diabetes program Wisdom, Power, Control Online Zoom classes. March 9, 16, 23 and 30. Register at tinyurl.com/bycwp2vy. For details, call Atascosa County Family and Community Health Agent Dru […]

Two JPD officers assaulted during assault investigation

When officers go to someone’s house to investigate a crime, they never know what they may walk in to. This was certainly the case on Monday when Jourdanton Police Officers went to the 900 block of Willow Street to speak to Roman Casteñeda Jr. about an assault allegation. As officers walked up, Casteñeda came out of the house and met […]

Thief outed to ACSO



On Feb. 19, Sergeant Investigator S. Wilson, Lieutenant M. Peralta and Sergeant Investigator A. Garza were dispatched to Tita’s Tacos at 35 N. Yule Ave. in Charlotte in search of Franklin Hanner, 28, of Floresville for alleged burglary. Atascosa County Sheriff’s Office CID received an anonymous tip on Hanner, who was located walking down a street in Charlotte and transported […]

Fool me twice: mail thief caught again



Atascosa County Sheriff David Soward has reported that on Feb. 15, Domingo Cordova Jr. of Jourdanton was arrested for alleged mail theft. Cordova, who had been released from the Atascosa County Jail the previous week on alleged felony Theft of Mail and Evading Arrest charges, was taken into custody on suspicion of Mail Theft. Atascosa County Sheriff Deputy Steven Faz […]