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Way to Grow: new Poteet planned development of 381 homes

By Noel Wilkerson-Holmes | October 30, 2020

Mayor Willie Leal, Jr, along with the City Council of the City of Poteet, Texas are proud to announce today the ground-breaking ceremony of a new 381 home community in Poteet, Texas on Thursday, November 5, 2020 at 10 AM. “Poteet is a family-friendly bedroom community to San Antonio,” said Mayor Leal. “We’ve been through the normal ups and downs […]

Mask mandate lifted in Atascosa County

By Noel Wilkerson-Holmes | October 13, 2020

Atascosa County joins 67 other counties out of 254 that are allowed to “unmask” from Gov. Abbott’s GA-29 mask mandate. The new order of declaration has been executed and is in effect. Atascosa County was approved by the TDEM today to lift the mask mandate set by Governor Abbott in July. Atascosa County has remained under 20 active cases for […]

Unmasking time near for Atascosa County

By Noel Wilkerson-Holmes | October 09, 2020

  Don’t pull that mask off yet. There is still paperwork and processes to go before approval for Atascosa County to unmask. There will be exemptions too to the unmasking for schools, bars, the courts and elections. On July 2, 2020, Gov. Abbott issued Executive Order GA-29 relating to the use of face coverings during the COVID-19 disaster. At a […]

Tax rate lowered; citizens speak out at 2nd Public Hearing on Tax Increase

By Noel Wilkerson-Holmes | September 20, 2020

At the second Atascosa County public hearing on the 2021 proposed budget and tax increase, five residents spoke to the commissioners. during public hearing comments. Each citizen acknowledged the hard work of the Judge and the Commissioner’s but implored them to please go back and make deeper cuts on the budget. A specific request for an evening public hearing meeting […]

Open Texas: Nursing home visitation from essential caregivers allowed; gyms, restaurants, retail, museums and libraries open 75%

By Noel Wilkerson-Holmes | September 17, 2020

Gov. Abbott today unveiled a new standard for Covid-19 restrictions in his first major Covid-19 news conference since June. The new standard applies to 19 out of 22 hospital regions in Texas where coronavirus patients make up less than 15% of all hospitalizations. Businesses that have been open at 50% capacity will be permitted to expand to 75% capacity — […]

Texas governor announces bars stay closed; restaurants, gyms, retail can reopen at 75%

By Noel Wilkerson-Holmes | September 17, 2020

Gov. Abbott in a news conference at noon today said that museums, libraries, restaurants, gyms, retail stores may open back to 75% in numerous regions including San Antonio, Austin, Houston, Dallas, Ft. Worth, Waco, Temple/Killeen, Corpus Christi, El Paso, San Angelo, Midland/Odessa, Longview/Tyler, Paris, Abeline, Witchita Falls, Galveston/Beaumont, and Amarillo. Bars must remain closed. Bars in restaurants may remain open […]

County Judge defends budget process; citizens plead for deeper cuts

By Noel Wilkerson-Holmes | September 14, 2020

The first public hearing on the Atascosa County 2021 budget and a proposed tax increase to 0.5794 was held today during Commissioners Court at the Atascosa County Courthouse in Jourdanton. The next public hearing on the Atascosa County 2021 proposed budget will be held September 17 at 9:00 a.m.  The 2021 proposed budget will be considered for approval and adoption […]

Atascosa County Judge addresses tax increase

By Noel Wilkerson-Holmes | September 10, 2020

Statement from Atascosa County Judge Bob Hurley regarding tax increase  If you have been following our many posted, public, open budget meetings the last two months you would know that Atascosa County has been facing a severe 2021 Fiscal Year budget dilemma. Our sales tax revenue is projected to be down this year over $3,000,000 (3M) and the appraisal district […]

Rep. Cuellar Announces $250,893 in Federal Funding to Atascosa Health Center

By Noel Wilkerson-Holmes | September 04, 2020

Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced $250,893 in federal funding to Atascosa Health Center. These funds, awarded through Health Resources and Services Administration’ Health Center Cluster program and Quality Improvement Awards, will help Atascosa provide critical health care services to communities in Atascosa, McMullen, and Wilson counties “Atascosa Health Center is the backbone to our health system, especially as we continue […]

Suspect at large in Poteet murder

By Noel Wilkerson-Holmes | August 31, 2020

Poteet police officers responded to shots fired at 150 Ave. H., Sunday at approximately 10:04 p.m. Upon arrival, Poteet officers discovered that a deceased 41-year-old male who had been shot multiple times. The alleged suspect left the area prior to officers arriving. The Texas Rangers were called in to assist in the investigation as the victim was pronounced deceased by […]