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St. Jude’s Ranch for Children, local advocates discuss dire need for foster care families



Child advocates representing several organizations and agencies welcomed St. Jude’s Ranch for Children (SJRC) at an informative meeting held May 24 at the Pleasanton Civic Center. The group of community leaders discussed the urgent need for foster care families and support in Atascosa County and South Texas. Tara Roussett and Rachel Richter of SJRC introduced themselves and shared details about […]

Funds upgrade Charlotte Public Library



After years of waiting, the Charlotte Public Library is settled inside the old United Methodist Church. Twenty years ago, Tracy Mueller made a generous donation to all five Atascosa County libraries and Charlotte’s funds have been sitting in an account until the city purchased the building three years ago. Since then, the library has received a number of grants that […]

‘Jesse’s Snack Pantry’ feeds those in need



When Marissa Partida heard about the outdoor food pantry at Dornak’s Auto Parts in Jourdanton, she looked into setting up something similar in Pleasanton. “We had some extra canned goods and some nonperishable food items to take,” said Partida. “My daughter Aryanna and I went out there and she said, ‘This is pretty awesome!’ I was explaining to her why […]

Jourdanton Alumni meeting

The Jourdanton Alumni Association will hold a general membership meeting on Monday, June 28, at 7:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at Joe’s Place in Jourdanton. All alumni are urged to attend. Agenda items will include election of officers and directors, 2021 Homecoming activities as well as other important items. The meeting will be on Zoom for out of […]

Freedom Run 5K, 1 Mile Walk on July 3

TRiCiTy Road Warriors and the Poteet Rotary Club invite the public to join them in kicking off the Fourth of July weekend with the Freedom Run 5K and 1 Mile Walk at the Poteet Strawberry Festival grounds on Highway 16. The event is set for Saturday, July 3 and is fitness made fun. Early registration is $25 and runs from […]

Pleasanton Rotary scholarship winners

The Pleasanton Rotary Club is proud to announce its 2021 scholarship winners. These students were recently honored at the Pleasanton High School Awards night. The club usually awards $5,000 a year, but was able to increase that this year to $6,000 in cooperation with Rotary 5840 and district grant funds. The William T. Lawrence Salutatorian Scholarship was presented by Rotarian […]

Local blood drives planned for June 26

Two blood drives are scheduled for Atascosa County on Saturday, June 26. One will take place at the Pleasanton Civic Center, 115 N. Main St., while the other will take place at First Baptist Church of Poteet Fellowship Hall, 437 Ave. D. Both blood drives are set for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Appointments are required to donate at either […]

Jourdanton Library Salad Luncheon, Silent Auction scheduled for June 24

Are you ready for some salad? The Friends of the Jourdanton Community Library will be holding their Annual Salad Luncheon and Silent Auction at the Jourdanton Communiy Center on Thursday, June 24 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The center is located at 1101 Campbell Ave. in Jourdanton. You don’t want to miss this delicious luncheon! There will be a […]

Kerr graduates from Georgia Southwestern State University

AMERICUS, GA– Kayla Kerr of Somerset graduated from Georgia Southwestern State University during the spring 2021 Commencement Ceremonies held on Saturday, May 15 in the Convocation Hall of the Student Success Center. Kerr earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education. Kerr also made the spring 2021 President’s List at Georgia Southwestern State University. She was among 612 students recognized for […]

FBC Poteet VBS

First Baptist Church in Poteet will hold Vacation Bible School from Monday, July 5-Friday, July 9, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. each evening. The church is located at 437 Ave. D in Poteet. “Game On” will be an exciting way to incorporate learning about Jesus while enjoying different sport-like activities. Friday evening will be Family Night where the children will show their […]


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