2021-12-22 E-Edition

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Pre-K through first grade students from Our Lady of Grace Catholic School held their Christmas Program on Dec. 14 to bring some “Really, Really, Really Good News” to those who attended. Portrating the Nativity Scene are, from left, Aleksander Otto, Colbi Anderson, Tucker Soret, Paige Delgado, Luke Halfmann, Jasiah Rodriguez and Cooper McCormick.

Judge Lynn Ellison to retire

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The race for 81st District Judge is set as incumbent Judge Lynn Ellison, Republican, has announced that he will not be running for office again in 2022. “At the end of this term, I’ll be 72 and will have been a lawyer for almost 50 years. This is just the point in my life to slow down a little bit […]

Retired Poteet Police Chief Frank G. Leal loved, missed

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Retired Poteet Police Chief Frank G. Leal, 65, of Poteet, passed away after a bout with cancer Dec. 21, 2021. Leal, a Poteet native and a 1975 graduate of Poteet High School, began his career with the Poteet Police Department as a Reserve Officer in 1983. He then moved on to part-time and was later promoted to Cpl. In April […]

Charlotte names Rick Luna as first police chief

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The City of Charlotte is pleased to announce the selection of Mr. Rick Luna as its first Police Chief. Chief Luna will lead the Charlotte Police Department effective immediately and the department is expected to begin law enforcement services by late January or early February. The Charlotte City Council voted unanimously to hire Chief Luna on Thursday, Dec. 16, 2021. […]

Poteet City Administrator Davis outlines 2022 goals

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Kim Davis wasted no time inserting herself into her new position as Poteet City Administrator in her brief two months here. Davis, who began Oct. 12, helped prepare the budget for the fiscal year in 10 days. Prior to her first day, the city had fallen behind on finalizing the budget. Davis has proven to be an all-hands-on-deck leader. With […]

Out and About

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Cowboy Fellowship in Jourdanton Celebrating the birth of Christ with Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at 6 p.m. On Sunday, Dec. 26, services at 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. First Baptist Church in Jourdanton Candlelight Christmas Eve service at 5 p.m. St. Philip Benizi Catholic Church in Poteet Christmas Eve Mass at 5 p.m. and midnight. Mass on Christmas Day will […]


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Ed Cabrera, Republican candidate for Congressional District 28, visited Atascosa County to meet and hear from the residents about their community and any concerns or changes they’d like to see. Pictured at Cafe Chris on Monday evening are Atascosa County residents Debbie Grimshaw, Buster, Cathy and Caleb Pawelek, Ed Cabrera and Camila Mares, Republican Candidate for Atascosa County Judge.


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The Texas Department of Public Safety Atascosa County Division surprised a family in the City of Poteet with an early Christmas on Monday, Dec. 20 with an array of gifts including bicycles for the children.


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Eagle Lube and Southtrust Bank donated bikes to the Pleasanton Police Department Blue Santa Program this year. Pictured are Pleasanton Police Officer Bernal, Officer Pena, Officer Limon, Detective Haren, Chief Sanchez, Assistant Chief Gonzales, Captain Guerra, Samuel Delgado and Santos Caballero (owner) of Eagle Lube and representatives from Southtrust Bank.