Poteet school board recognizes cross country, volleyball teams



The girls’ Cross Country team and Volleyball team were recognized by the Poteet School Board at their regular meeting on Nov. 15. The Cross Country team made it to regional, for the first time since 2018. The Volleyball team made it to district competition. New Business The minutes of the previous meeting in October were approved with Rocky Wilson making […]

Cadet Karsky recognized at Pleasanton ISD meeting

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C/LTC Simon Karsky, who serves as Pleasanton High School JROTC Battalion Commander, was recognized at the Nov. 9 school board meeting as one of the few recipients of The Legion of Valor Bronze Cross Award. The official presentation of the award was scheduled during the Veterans Day ceremony on Nov. 11. Superintendent’s Report Dr. Matthew Mann announced that an additional […]

ACSO Criminal Investigation Division make felony theft arrest

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According to a statement from Atascosa County Sheriff David Soward, an extensive investigation by the Atascosa County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division, assisted by Patrol Division and EOG Resources Loss Prevention Specialist, resulted in the arrest of two Christine men who were charged with allegedly stealing copper wire from oil production sites belonging to EOG Resources. ACSO Deputies have taken […]

Poteet council moves forward to fix water leak

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In an effort to be transparent and provide clarity, council member Rick Flores Sr. brought up the idea to consider issuing Requests for Proposals for a new city attorney. Current Legal Counsel Maldonado Law Group PLLC was hired by the city council during the Aug. 4 meeting after council voted 3-2 in favor to bring them on. This raised some […]

News Briefs

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Family Collaborative Council by Connections in Jourdanton They want to hear suggestions on how they can improve services in the community. Virtual meeting planned for late November. Contact lvelazquez@connectionsifs.org or call 210-816- 3592. Atascosa County Christmas Elderly Project Target 2021 Referred to as ACCEPT in the past is updating their focus to elderly residents in need. Those with questions may […]

Holiday Give and Go

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ACCEPT applications for elderly available Atascosa County Christmas Elderly Project Target 2021, commonly referred to as ACCEPT in the past, is updating their focus to the elderly. The following dates and locations have been chosen for Atascosa County seniors age 60 or older to complete applications for ACCEPT 2021. Please note that you may apply at any location. •Pleasanton and […]

Mighty good Mann

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Mighty good Mann


I n your lifetime, if you are fortunate, you meet a person who is good and kind through and through. Pleasanton ISD Superintendent Dr. Matthew Mann who died on Saturday at age 49 was that person. Dr. Mann was the type of leader you could count on to do the next right thing with the very best intention for the […]

Historically Speaking

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Thanksgiving, religion and politics in history


Happy Thanksgiving, my fellow Atascosans! It’s that time of year again, you know, when the Christmas stuff gets put out before we even get to eat the bird. Nonetheless, Thanksgiving is upon us and I for one cannot wait. Don’t fear the title here, I’m making a point. During a recent social media scroll, I ran into a meme that […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report

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I wish to talk to you about the “Texas Code of Judicial Conduct.” In this column, I have said that judges in Texas are held to a higher standard than other elected officials. Here are some of those higher standards: 1. A judge shall not allow any relationship to influence judicial conduct or judgment. A judge shall not lend the […]

Mayor’s Message – Pleasanton

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Well, we’re getting close to the end of the calendar year and the city is tying up loose ends. Although we operate on a fiscal budget and not a calendar year budget, many of our vendors and other entities work on the calendar budget or a fiscal year that does not coincide with the city’s. Not that the workload is […]