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St. Andrew Catholic Church Parish Picnic Sunday, May 2, in Pleasanton. Starts at 11 a.m. Barbecue plates, Bingo, auction, raffle drawing and more. Election Day, Saturday, May 1, Pleasanton sites City of Pleasanton election Pleasanton Civic Center, 115 N. Main St. from 7 a.m.-7 p.m.; Pleasanton ISD election- Pleasanton Civic Center and St. Andrew Catholic Church, Our Lady of Grace […]

Property owners can protest property appraisal values

Property owners who disagree with the Atascosa Central Appraisal District’s appraisal of their property for local taxes or for any other action that adversely affects them may protest their property value to the appraisal district’s Appraisal Review Board (ARB). A property owner must file a written notice of protest before May 15 or within 30 days after the appraisal district […]

A silent pandemic within

Methodist Hospital | South, One-Eighty provide alcohol, drug resources


It’s never an easy topic to discuss, within or outside of families. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has brought to light a silent pandemic within itself. April is National Alcohol Awareness Month and there are plenty of resources waiting for those suffering with addiction from alcohol, opioid or other drugs, including prescription drugs. Atascosa County’s Methodist Hospital | South located in […]

Remembering Robert Earl Wood


Robert Earl Wood passed away peacefully at his home, on Monday, April 12, 2021, at the age of 65. He was born in Pearsall on Dec. 7, 1955 to Claude R. Wood, also known as Bob (Bobby) Wood, and Lila Jean Hurt Wood. He is preceded in death by both his parents, Claude and Lila Wood and nephew, Aron Lee […]

Early Voting underway



Early Voting is underway for Pleasanton and Poteet mayor, city council and school board positions. Who you vote for will determine who leads YOUR city and/or school. If you think that your favorite candidate is popular enough to get the votes to win without yours, you’re wrong. In the last school board election, one of the most beloved and popular […]

Garcia’s berries take Grand Champion



For Selso Garcia of S & G Farm, the thrill of growing strawberries is all about family. “It’s the joy of seeing a beautiful crop and seeing your children enjoying it,” said Garcia. “It comes from a long tradition of doing it for years.” Garcia was named the 2021 Poteet Strawberry Festival Grand Champion winner at the Strawberry Judging and […]

No appointment needed for COVID vaccine



Atascosa County Judge Bob Hurley announces that Atascosa County is hosting a no appointment needed drive through 1,000 shot per day vaccination clinic at the Poteet Strawberry Festival Grounds. The vaccine currently being administered is Pfzier. Please use the Amphion Road Entrance. Details to know: • Poteet Strawberry Grounds. (Amphion Road Entrance) • Free • Available to surrounding counties. • […]

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Join Healthy Rural Texas Open to families with children 8-17. Free participation. Trained staff will help you make healthy food choices. Families may earn $290. Contact 956- 290-9928 or healthyfrio@ austin.utexas.edu Atascosa County Free Vaccine Clinic Poteet Strawberry Festival grounds. This is a no appointment needed drive through, 1,000 shot per day vaccination clinic First Baptist Church Jourdanton Food Pantry […]

Garcia wins Grand Champion title



Strawberry grower Selso Garcia of S & G Farm captured the 2021 Grand Champion title at the Poteet Strawberry Festival Auction held on Saturday, April 10. The winning strawberries were of the Chandler variety and, to date, have brought in a total of $7,800. The premium Grand Champ buyer was H-E-B with a bid of $4,000. Other contributions so far […]

County addresses illegal tire operation on Verdi Road



On March 6, people as far as Three Rivers and Pearsall could see a billowing cloud of black smoke in the sky coming from a private residence off Verdi Road in northern Atascosa County. The smoke was the result of thousands of burning tires from an outof control trash fire. The property owners are said to have been running illegal […]


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