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McMullen Co. Livestock Show, a grand champion event

The 80th McMullen County Livestock Show held January 20-23 in Tilden was a grand champion of an event filled with wins. The McMullen County Livestock Show showcases the hard work and commitment hundreds of McMullen County youth have dedicated to their livestock projects. These youth are the best of the best who will no doubt be future farmers, ranchers, agri-science/agri-business […]

Poteet Strawberry Festival planned for April 9-11, details to come later

Following cancellations in the spring and fall of 2020 due to coronavirus concerns, the annual Poteet Strawberry Festival is back on and scheduled for Friday-Sunday, April 9-11. The bright poster featuring a strawberry in Western attire with 2021 dates was posted on the Poteet Strawberry Festival Facebook page on Jan. 18. Over 1,000 comments have been posted in response to […]

Who is on your May ballot?

It’s time to file for mayoral, city council and school board positions in Pleasanton and Poteet. As local citizens who know and love the communities you live in, you know what’s best for your fellow neighbors and your children. Applications to file for a place on the ballot opened on Jan. 13 for those wishing to represent their city or […]


Through the efforts of Atascosa County Judge Bob Hurley, Texas DSHS allocated 550 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine for a last minute distribution clinic Tuesday morning at Cowboy Fellowship in Jourdanton. The clinic was for those qualifying under Phase 1A and 1B only (direct health care workers, long-term care facilities, 65+ years of age and those with significant medical conditions). […]

High speed chase starts in Pleasanton ends with shoot-out in San Antonio

FREE No officers injured

Atascosa County Sheriff David Soward stated that a high speed pursuit that started in Pleasanton ended in San Antonio with the subject opening fire in a residential area near an elementary school. The subject, Filex Romirez Santos, age 46, of San Antonio. first opened fire on Pleasanton PD in Pleasanton after a traffic stop. “My office, Pleasanton Police Department, DPS […]

Out and About

Children Matter Grand Opening Friday, Jan. 29, at 659 W. Goodwin in Pleasanton, 1 p.m. Ribbon cutting ceremony, Q&A session, tour and light refreshments. Pleasanton Little League Registration Register online anytime from now through Jan. 31 at Join “2021 Walk N Talk- FABLOW AgriLife” On Facebook. Take a walk from a distance. Eight-week walking program starts Feb. 1. Daily […]

67th ACLS raises monies, spirits

The 67th Atascosa County Livestock Show brought in $822,500 to benefit local youth. This is the total approximate sale amount from 242 sale lots raised during the annual event held Jan. 11-16 at the Atascosa County Showbarn. Hundreds of youth showed animals during this unprecedented show, held during the pandemic. The youth in the show ring and all attendees complied […]

Pastor Juan Florez: ‘A heart of gold for every soul’

There is a palpable sorrow throughout the community, following the passing of Pastor Juan Florez of Hosanna Baptist Church in Poteet. The highly-respected pastor and leader, 66, died on Saturday, Jan. 16. Many learned about his loss through a post on the church’s Facebook page in which son Pastor John Florez wrote, “With heavy hearts we want to inform you […]

‘Si se puede!’ Save the oak trees at site of Verdi Acres Subdivsion

It’s been one week since Atascosa County Commissioners stood with the Verdi community by taking no action on the proposed Verdi Acres Subdivision. However, the Verdi community’s work is not done yet. Assistant County Attorney Trent Rowell provided County Judge Bob Hurley with a legal opinion, as requested after the Jan. 11 Commissioners Court meeting, on the matter of the […]

COVID vaccine clinic in the works

Last week, Atascosa County Judge Bob Hurley announced in his column that he is working on developing a drive-thru regional vaccination site for Atascosa County to take place at the Poteet Strawberry Festival Grounds. “I feel we are moving way too slow for the immunization program,” said Judge Hurley, who has been in communication with State Representative Ryan Guillen’s office […]

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