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Safer Path Family Violence Shelter Shine a Light Vigil Thursday, Oct. 28 at 6:30 p.m. at Atascosa County Courthouse. Hear from local leaders, law enforcement and a survivor’s inspiring story in observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. First Baptist Church Jourdanton food pantry Drive-thru distribution on Friday, Oct. 29, from 8:30 a.m. until all commodities are distributed, 515 Zanderson Ave. […]

Poteet Rotary Club hosts Anti-Bullying Rally

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In honor of National Bullying Prevention Month, the Poteet Rotary Club and Poteet Strawberry Festival Association held an anti-bullying rally for the public at the Strawberry festival grounds pavilion on Oct. 12. All Atascosa County schools made an appearance at the rally including some special guest speakers. Guest speakers were Tina Bruno, the executive director of David’s Legacy Foundation and […]

Free COVID testing at PSF Grounds

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On Oct. 13, 2021, Accureference along with the Atascosa County community established drive-thru COVID testing in Poteet, available for no charge, at the Strawberry Festival Grounds. Drive through COVID PCR testing is already underway at the Poteet Strawberry Festival Grounds from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. on weekdays, and will continue for at least the next month. The process is quick and […]

Aggies For Christ visit Pleasanton

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Sept. 11 is already a special day for many. But for some local youth, Sept. 11, 2021, was also a day of serving their community and building relationships. Pleasanton Church of Christ families opened their homes to host 17 members of Aggies for Christ, a college life ministry sponsored by A&M Church of Christ in College Station, during the weekend […]

Poteet school board hears curriculum presentation

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Business at the Poteet school board meeting on Monday, Oct. 18 was handled quickly and efficiently, starting with the approval of the minutes from the previous meeting and the monthly financial information without discussion. ACAD Representative Salazar Almanza has represented the school district with the Atascosa Central Appraisal District for several years. Superintendent Charles Camarillo recommended reappointing him for the […]

Constitutional Amendments on Nov. 2 ballot

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Local Matters


Early voting for Atascosa County, City of Jourdanton, Jourdanton ISD and Christine is happening now through Friday, Oct. 29. Election day is Tuesday, Nov. 2. On the November ballot are eight Constitutional Amendments that Texans have the opportunity to approve with a majority vote. All registered voters should go vote on the proposed Constitutional Amendments. Atascosa County has made countywide […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report

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I have written in this column numerous times about the Cowboy Connect transportation program. There have been some questions about the program’s cost, and even though I have published the information here before, I want to do that again. I want first to inform you of the success of the program. We—Atascosa County, Pleasanton, Poteet and Jourdanton—have taken a giant […]

Mayor’s Message – Pleasanton

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I ’d like to brag on our Longhorn Museum this week. I’m going to start and finish this article by saying the information came from a conversation with museum director Valerie Purgason, Atascosa County History (1984), and a conversation with Karen Harris. Mrs. Harris is the granddaughter of Dr. and Mrs. Parker. Dr. and Mrs. Parker planted the seed for […]

Gas prices topping $3 across state

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State Capital Highlights

The price of a gallon of gasoline tops $3 across much of the state, which is up more than $1.20 from a year ago, according to AAA. The average price for regular gas in Texas stood at $3.03 per gallon on Sunday as crude oil prices continue to creep up, closing above $80 per barrel. Crude oil price is one […]

Halloween traditions

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EDITOR’S NOTE: Information from the following column is sourced from www.history.com. H appy Halloween, Atascosa County! As the month of October comes to a close, we celebrate Halloween or the Harvest Festivals. Halloween also means that we always follow a certain tradition. For most of us, trick or treating is the extent of our traditions. For parents, it can be […]