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Mayor’s Message – Poteet



This past weekend our neighboring state, Louisiana, got hit with a weak hurricane resulting in a lot of rain causing flooding issues. Lucky we live far inland from the Texas coastline. However if a hurricane were to hit in close proximity on the coast, it could spawn severe storms in our area with high winds causing damage and a lot […]

I is for Identification



The other night I sat straight up in bed worried about J. What if he and Mama Bear were in an automobile accident? What if he wandered off at school and got lost? What if the house caught fire? (Yes, I can be a bit of a worry wart.) But seriously, what would happen if J were separated from his […]

Historically Speaking

In 2013 the Atascosa County Historical Commission dedicated an Official Texas Historical Marker for North Pleasanton. Many today don’t realize that North Pleasanton, or “Northtown” as it was called, was a separate, incorporated town, created by and for the San Antonio, Uvalde and Gulf Railroad. The marker stands next to one for the railroad, on the south side of Bensdale, […]

Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness

Pete’s Periodico


Over 240 years ago, a group of farmers and lawyers published the Declaration of Independence, formally beginning the Revolutionary War against the most powerful empire on Earth. The ideals that drove those men and women to revolution; life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness; continue to drive us today. I hope you enjoyed a restful and reflective Independence Day with […]

ACSO: It’s the Law



A s most of you already know, we have been in a construction project at the Atascosa County Sheriff’s Office and Jail for over a year now. The new addition to the jail, adding 112 more beds, was completed a couple of months ago. The project has moved into the renovation stage in the east wing of the jail (built […]

L is for Literal



I started to write that L is for Love but that’s a given. We all love our children—neurotypical, autistic, anywhere in between. Instead, I want to share a brief glimpse into life with a teenager on the spectrum with you. People with autism communicate differently. Sometimes, they use the wrong words. Sometimes, they are overly emotional or expressive. Sometimes, they […]

Mayor’s Message – Poteet



Last week we had our regularly scheduled monthly city council meeting. The Council, even though not everyone always agreed on everything, worked together as a team and we were very productive. We had a guest speaker, Atascosa County Judge Bob Hurley, who made a presentation on the Atascosa County Election Board (ACEB) establishing county wide election polling places and electronic […]

Mayor’s Message – Poteet



Last week, the city of Poteet received a grant from United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to help the city purchase a new police vehicle for our police department. With the assistance of the grant, the city will purchase a fully equipped police unit valued at approximately $55,000.00; the city will pay approximately $12,000 of the cost. Special guests who […]

H is for Hope



Today’s post will be short and sweet. I know, at times, the obstacles for parents of children on the spectrum may seem overwhelming. Hang in there. Celebrate the small things. Mama Bear walked into J’s room the other day. He was sitting in the middle of the floor playing with his dinosaurs. When she stuck her head into his room […]

ACSO: It’s the Law



Everyone has always heard the old saying; “Don’t mess with anyone’s mail because it’s a Federal Offense”. Well, technically that may be true, but in reality, I’ve never seen anybody arrested, much less prosecuted federaly for taking mail from a mailbox. I’m certain the U.S. Postal Inspectors have much larger fish to fry. But the Texas legislature has passed a […]


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