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Poteet ISD names new superintendent finalist

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Rebecca Pesqueda Reporter Back in the beginning of April, the Poteet ISD School Board of Trustees named their lone finalist for the superintendent position. Janna Poth, former Pleasanton HS graduate and Poteet ISD administrator, was picked and would officially be offered the position after the state law of 21 days had passed. However, when that time came, Poth, who currently […]

Birthdays & medals at Special Olympics

Regina Tijerina of Leal Middle School enjoyed spending her 12th birthday at the Special Olympics on Friday, May 4 at Eagle Stadium. She won first place in her heat of the 10 meter wheelchair race. Look for a story on the Special Olympics in next week’s issue.   Rebecca Pesqueda | Pleasanton Express

Property owners can protest property appraisal values

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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 […]

Atascosa Central Appraisal District notices on their way

FREE Property owners should receive appraisal notices for the 2018 tax year

You may soon receive an appraisal notice from the Atascosa Central Appraisal District. The appraisal district mailed about 45,173 appraisal notices on May 9, 2018. Your city, county, school district and other local taxing units will use the appraisal district’s value to set your 2018 property taxes. Under Texas law, county appraisal districts are required to notify property owners about […]

Tragic accidental shooting takes life of JHS student

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Vicente Valero III, age 17, of Christine passed away Monday, April 30, 2018 in Jourdanton following an accidental shooting at his home in Christine.”It was a tragic accident,” Atascosa County Sheriff David Soward said. Sheriff Soward said Valero was sitting at a table in the family’s home across from his father as his father cleaned a 45-caliber handgun. The sheriff […]

Catch the Special Olympics spirit May 4

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Lisa Luna Staff Writer The public is invited to the Atascosa-McMullen Special Olympics Track Meet on Friday, May 4. Students from throughout Atascosa County and South Texas will gather at Pleasanton Eagle Stadium to compete in a variety of running and field events, such as the tennis ball throw and running long jump. The morning will kick-off with the Law […]

High speed chase catches 5

Courtesy Photo Atascosa County Sheriff’s Office, DPS, and Live Oak deputies were involved in a high speed chase after a truck that was stolen from Montgomery County entered into eastern Atascosa County off IH 37. Ten suspects fled the scene after the truck was spotted by a DPS helicopter in Blackhill. The driver and four other undocumented workers were apprehended […]

Fire Marshal conducts VFD awards ceremony

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Leon Zabaza Staff Reporter     On Wednesday, April 18, at the regularly scheduled Atascosa County Firefighters Association meeting, they conducted their first annual awards banquet. This was held at the Leming auditorium. Conducting the awards ceremony was Atascosa County Fire Marshal Todd Perna. Awards were passed out to Fire Chief of the Year, Firefighter of the Year and Most […]

City, school elections this Sat., May 5; Primary run-off election May 22

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Sue Brown Editor There may be a bit of confusion with a General Election and the Primary Run-off Election both being held in the same month. Elections for cities and schools will be held this Saturday, May 5. Poteet ISD is the only school holding an election this year but both the City of Poteet and City of Pleasanton will […]

Strawberry Festival welcomed largest crowd to date

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Rebecca Pesqueda Reporter The 71st Annual Poteet Strawberry Festival was a groovy, fun-filled weekend held April 13-15 that welcomed in over 170K visitors from all over. Poteet Strawberry Festival Coordinator, Carol Rivera said this year’s festival saw its largest attendance to date, surpassing last year’s record breaking 120K. The grounds were thriving with attractions, a carnival, rodeo, musical entertainers/performers and […]


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