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Something for everyone at Poteet Strawberry Festival



Prepare yourselves for the 72nd Annual Poteet Strawberry Festival scheduled for next Friday, Saturday and Sunday April 5-7. The biggest festival in Atascosa County guarantees a fun time for all with a variety of food, fun, crafts, performances and music for everyone. The festival kicks off Thursday evening with Carnival Armband Night from 6-10 p.m. Gate admission on Friday night […]

WILDFLOWERS ‘JUST LIKE YOU LIKE IT!’

The Pleasanton Express Wild about Wildflowers Contest


According to Wide Open Country, this is Texas’ biggest wildflower season in a reported 10 years. The Texas Wildflower Reports said that Atascosa County is one of the best sites for wildflowers with special shout outs to areas around Poteet, FM 476 and 2504 where large fields of Bluebonnets, Indian Paintbrush, Groundsel or Engelman Daisies and other flowers are in […]

Sand mine companies authorized to remediate properties near Poteet



Jessica Hardy shared an update on the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality’s investigations on retention pond spills from local sand mines, Preferred Sands and Martin Marietta, at the Evergreen Underground Water Conservation District Board of Directors meeting on Feb. 28. She and Janice Jones spoke during public comments. Local residents such as Jones who lives on Mangum Road and Karl […]

Out and About

Poteet Strawberry Festival set for April 5-7 It is almost time for the 72nd Annual Poteet Strawberry Festival, set for Friday-Sunday, April 5-7. The annual event brings in thousands of visitors from the local area and from far away. Be sure to read about this year’s headliners in this week’s Pleasanton Express. Remember that parking on the festival grounds is […]

Atascosa County Sheriff’s Office K9 Gerben to get donation of body armor


Sheriff David Soward has announced this week that the Atascosa County Sheriff’s Office K9 Gerben will receive a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. K9 Gerben’s vest is sponsored by Shane Hudson and Ryan Harness of Blue Shield Nutrition and will be embroidered with the sentiment “Gifted by […]

Jourdanton Council discusses Farmer’s Market



The City of Jourdanton was honored during their regular March 18 meeting when the city was proclaimed a Purple Heart City. Mayor ProTem Raul Morales presided with members Jack Harrison, Chester Gonzales and Johnetta Goetzel in attendance. Mayor Robert Williams and council member Karen Pesek were unable to attend. Jourdanton High School female athletes assisted with the opening ceremonies. Following […]

Valero Energy Foundation donates $10K to Atascosa Health Clinic

The Atascosa Health Center, Inc. (AHC) and their Live Oak Community Health Center (LOCHC), located at 105 E. Thornton St. in Three Rivers, are delighted to announce grant funding in the amount of $10,000 from the Valero Energy Foundation. AHC/LOCHC appreciates Valero Energy Foundation’s care and support for the community in which one of their facilities is located. Words do […]

Jourdanton named Purple Heart City

The City of Jourdanton was designated a Purple Heart City by the Atascosa County Veterans Council on Monday, March 18. Lazaro Camarillo, the Military Order of the Purple Heart Department Chief of Staff, presented a sign in honor of proclaiming the city as a “Purple Heart City.” “This shows that we are backing our veterans in our community” said Jourdanton […]


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