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Poteet City Council meeting gets contentious

By Noel Wilkerson-Holmes | July 07, 2021

At last night’s contentious Poteet City Council meeting several actions were taken and tabled. This was the second City Council meeting with Mayor Denise Sanchez at the helm. The meeting was live-streamed over a two-hour period with upwards to 250 individuals watching live and now more than 6,000 views. Mayor D. Sanchez requested at the top of the meeting that […]

Garza indicted in shooting of Rumfield

By Noel Wilkerson-Holmes | June 30, 2021

Jimmy Garza, Poteet, turned himself in this morning to Atascosa County Deputy Sheriff J.D. Ruiz, on a warrant issued by District Clerk’s Office on a charge of Murder. Garza was indicted by an Atascosa County Grand Jury, Friday, June 25 for the February 25 shooting death of Brad Rumfield at BR Outfitters – a taxidermy shop in Poteet. On February […]


By Noel Wilkerson-Holmes | June 25, 2021

AUSTIN – Among the bills that Governor Greg Abbott vetoed last week was HB 1544, legislation authored by Rep. Ryan Guillen which would have incentivized sand mining operations to reclaim mined land using a program certified by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). It would have provided a property tax reduction for mined property that incorporates the land reclamation process. […]

City of Pleasanton and Red Cross open cooling center

By Noel Wilkerson-Holmes | June 15, 2021

Due to ERCOT’s recent alert for Texans to greatly reduce electrical usage because of the sudden spike in heat, the City of Pleasanton, with the assistance of the American Red Cross will be opening a cooling center. The cooling center will be open starting Wednesday, June 16 from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. and available to everyone who needs a […]

DPS investigate accident involving fatality of a pedestrian

By Noel Wilkerson-Holmes | June 13, 2021

An on-duty sheriff’s deputy with the Atascosa County Sheriff’s Office was involved in a fatal crash with a pedestrian early Tuesday morning at approximately 3:45 a.m. The crash occurred on State Highway 16, north of Poteet at McCaughan Road. According to Sgt. Kenny Mata, Texas Highway Patrol, at the request of the ACSO, Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Troopers […]

Suspect in Center Pharmacy robbery in custody

By Noel Wilkerson-Holmes | June 13, 2021

According to Pleasanton Police Chief Ronald Sanchez, Atseko Factor,37, turned himself into the Seguin Police Department today. Factor was wanted for participating in several armed robberies including the robbery at the Center Pharmacy in Pleasanton on October 31, 2020. More arrests are pending. The other suspect is 38-year-old Andre Dupree Jack, AKA “Dupree” who is still at large. Factor and […]

ACSO issues warning about 12 undocumented immigrants

By Noel Wilkerson-Holmes | June 02, 2021

Atascosa County Sheriff’s Office was in the pursuit of a truck stolen out of San Antonio this afternoon. ACSO detained four undocumented immigrants and ten to 12 others bailed out during the end of the chase and escaped. One individual was locked in a compartment that had holes cut out for air. The men ran off into the South Texas […]

Lupe G. Araiza

By Noel Wilkerson-Holmes | May 19, 2021

Lupe G. Araiza of Pleasanton passed away, Thursday, April 8, 2021, at the age of 77. She was born in Pleasanton on January 19, 1944, to Pedro and Rosie (Romero) Garcia. Lupe was known for her cooking, especially tamales. She had a great love for her family and enjoyed spending time with them and her beloved cats. She was a […]

Governor Abbott Issues Executive Order Prohibiting Government Entities From Mandating Masks

By Noel Wilkerson-Holmes | May 18, 2021

Governor Greg Abbott today issued an Executive Order prohibiting governmental entities in Texas — including counties, cities, school districts, public health authorities, or government officials — from requiring or mandating mask wearing. Public schools may continue to follow current mask-wearing guidelines through June 4. After June 4, no student, teacher, parent, or other staff member or visitor can be required […]

Governor Abbott Announces End to Federal Pandemic-Related Unemployment Benefits

By Noel Wilkerson-Holmes | May 17, 2021

Governor Greg Abbott today informed the U.S. Department of Labor that Texas will opt out of further federal unemployment compensation related to the COVID-19 pandemic, effective June 26, 2021. This includes the $300 weekly unemployment supplement from the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation program. “The Texas economy is booming and employers are hiring in communities throughout the state,” said Governor Abbott. […]