City of Pleasanton 10K business grant deadline Monday

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The City of Pleasanton launched a new small business grant program, called the “Pleasanton Business Venture Program.” The Pleasanton Economic Development Corporation, lead by Board President and City Councilwoman Jeanne Israel, recommend the move to the Pleasanton City Council in a unanimous decision. This program provides Pleasanton businesses access to a competitive grant of up to $10,000. Funds are intended […]

2021-12-15 E-Edition

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Poteet council tables City Admin Davis stay

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During their city council meeting on Dec. 7, the City of Poteet discussed Agenda Item C, deliberation of employment, evaluation, reassignment of duties or dismissal of their city administrator, Kim Davis, initiated by Mayor Denise Sanchez. Before hiring Davis, the City of Poteet went months without a full-time city administrator. Davis was hired by the council on Oct 12. The […]

Charlotte PD officially approved

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The City of Charlotte received an approval notice from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Standards on Friday, Dec. 10 to operate the city’s first police department. EMC Strategy Group, LLC, was contracted by the city last May to provide technical assistance for the police department project. The city and EMC officially launched the project at a public safety advisory […]

Poteet barbershop destroyed in fire

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At around 12:50 a.m. Tuesday morning, the Poteet and Jourdanton Volunteer Fire Departments responded to a large fire on the corner of Avenue I and 5th Street. No injuries were reported and the cause of the fire is currently under investigation. Seven members, each of the Poteet VFD and Jourdanton VFD, were able to put out the fire in under […]

Locals file for March Primary

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County Judge set to be biggest race, ACRP Chair Vaughn resigns

The ballot for the 2022 March Primary is set as local candidates have thrown their hats in the ring in the race for state and county offices. Filing for the March Primary officially closed on Dec. 13. The race for Atascosa County Judge will be the biggest race of next year’s election as current Atascosa County Judge Bob Hurley has […]

Out and About

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First Baptist Church of Jourdanton food pantry Drive-thru event on Friday, Dec. 17. Distribution starts at 8:30 a.m. and continues until all commodities are distributed. Church is located at 515 Zanderson Ave. in Jourdanton. Mega Food Distribution at Poteet Strawberry Festival Gounds Drive-thru event on Saturday, Dec. 18 at the Poteet Strawberry Festival Grounds. Distribution starts at 10 a.m. and […]

Pleasanton PD a ‘Recognized Law Enforcement Agency’

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On Nov. 5, the Pleasanton Police Department received the award of “Recognized Law Enforcement Agency” from the Texas Police Chiefs Association Law Enforcement Recognition Program. First started in 2006, the Recognition Program evaluates a police department’s compliance with over 168 Best Business Practices for Texas Law Enforcement professionals to assist agencies in the efficient and effective delivery of service and […]

New Poteet resident voices concern about council behavior

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The highlight of last week’s Poteet City Council meeting was the scheduled executive session to discuss the performance and possible termination of City Administrator Kim Davis. The full story can be found on the front page of this week’s issue. Citizen’s Comments Wendy Knox introduced herself during the Citizen’s Comments section of the meeting. She moved to the area about […]

ACSO make drug bust, remove 7-week-old baby

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Atascosa County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit busted a drug-dealing nest following an investigation by ACSO investigators. Shortly after 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 9, ACSO officers, assisted by Pleasanton PD and the County Fire Marshal’s Office, executed a search warrant in the 700 block of Sanchez Street. The ACSO Operations Unit made secure entry into the residence and took the suspects […]