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Popham brings positivity, pride, purpose to Poteet

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Melissa Popham, the new interim city administrator for Poteet, spoke passionately about her new role in a town and community where she has deep roots and big love. During her first week, she took action to meet with the mayor, council and city staff. Popham said she had a great first week, “You are going to see things happen here […]

Shared Vision brings residential shelter for children

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EMERGENCY RESIDENTIAL CHILD SHELTER APPROVED


Atascosa County Commissioners Court approved on Monday the Chapter 381 Economic Agreement between the county and Shared Vision, Inc. The agreement is for the lease of approximately four acres to be used for the development of at least one emergency child residential shelter. “This is my home area, and I’m super, super excited about being able to help kids and […]

Local LEOs receive Medal of Valor and commendation awards

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Last week, Atascosa County Sheriff’s Office recognized 14 officers with commendations for their various roles in leading to the detection and apprehension of prison escapee and quintuple murder suspect Gonzalo A. Lopez on June 2. “I presented two different types of commendations which included four Medal of Valor for Exceptional Service and 10 Sheriff Commendation Awards,” said ACSO Sheriff Soward. […]

Appraisal district proposes salary increases

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With budget season upon us, the Atascosa Central Appraisal District (ACAD) has been preparing their 2022-2023 budget. In a special meeting on June 7, ACAD discussed their operating budget, which includes an increase in salaries. The line item alone totals $890,399.88. “Over the past 10 years, several times when the board has discussed salaries and cost of living adjustments as […]

Poteet council hires Martinez Santos Law Firm PLLC

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Melissa Popham, Interim City Administrator for the city of Poteet, gave updates on projects on which she is working. First on the list was the pothole project, searching out and filling those problem areas. They have hired a new billing clerk and the drive-thru window opened again at 8 a.m. on June 21. Popham is in discussions with Carolyn Vasquez, […]

Out and About

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Urban Bricks Live Music 1502 W. Oaklawn Suite E in Pleasanton. 7-10 p.m. Ice cold beer, good pizza and live music Friday nights. Schedule: Chuck Wimer on July 8, Manzy Lowry on July 22 and more. CAST needs donations The Children’s Alliance of South Texas, a Child Advocacy Center, seeks donations such as crayons, coloring books for children and adults, […]

LEO’s take part in Active Shooter Training

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Last week, the Atascosa County Sheriff’s Office sponsored Active Shooter Training at Pleasanton High School. The ten-hour course was taught by instructors from Reality Defense Incorporated of Pleasanton. Pleasanton ISD Police Chief Michael Gilbert hosted the training, and Pleasanton ISD administration allowed the use of a school wing. Ten officers from the Atascosa County Sheriff’s Office took the training, along […]

News Briefs

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Landowner reimbursed for damage following LEO pursuit Atascosa County Commissioners Court approved on Monday a proposed payment in the amount of $425 to Bostex Fence Company for the damage of a gate that occurred as the result of a law enforcement pursuit on June 2. The pursuit was in regards to Gonzalo Artemio Lopez, an escaped Texas Department of Criminal […]

City of Pleasanton hosts 4th of July event at the park

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Join the City of Pleasanton for the 4th of July Independence Day Celebration at the Pleasanton River Park. The event will kick off at 3 p.m. and features an array of events for the family to come out and have fun. Come show off your ride for the open car show, beginning at 3 p.m. Free water and popcorn will […]

Fire Marshal advises ‘use caution’ when celebrating Fourth of July

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Atascosa County Fire Marshal Roger Garcia announced a ban on the sales and use of bottle rockets and other fireworks with fins and sticks in the unincorporated areas of Atascosa County pursuant to Section 352.051 of the Texas Local Government Code. Garcia stated that, according to the Texas A&M Forest Service, Atascosa County is classified in a moderate to extreme […]


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