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Mayor’s Message – Poteet



There is a different feeling in the air. The change in the weather makes it more comfortable to be outside. Spring and fall are my favorite times of the year. I enjoy working on projects around the house and spending time outside with family and friends. Going to football games, volleyball and cross county events are a big part of […]

Rising tide

Behind the Badge

Police reform, reallocation of resources, defunding. All the new buzzwords among the antipolice set. The discussion may drift from talking point to talking point, but the sentiment is the same. Some cities that consider themselves “progressive” have actually succeeded in stripping funds from their law enforcement agencies. The argument has been made that what “defunding” really means is redirecting resources […]

Documents of Yore

Historically Speaking


Hello, Atascosa County! I don’t know about you, but to me it seems the seasons are changing again. This change from summer to autumn always has been a favorite transition for me. Maybe it’s the lack of 100-plusdegree weather or the fact that baking season kicks off! Either way, I welcome the weather change. Last week, I talked about the […]

Z is for Gen Z



Generation Z encompasses those born between the mid-to-late 1990s to those born in 2010. We often refer to this generation as the digital natives. They were the first generation to have social media access as early as middle school. Compared to previous generations, members of Generation Z tend to be well-behaved, abstemious and risk-averse. They have lower rates of teenage […]

Crime Stoppers: Crime of the Week

$30K in property damages

The Atascosa County Sheriff’s Office along with Crime Stoppers is hoping that a reward of up to $5,000 being offered for one week only will help solve a recent criminal mischief at a grass farm located at the corner of Red Barn Road and FM 476, east of the city of Poteet. On Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, at around 9 […]

Historically Speaking

Atascosa County tales, Part II


Greetings, my fellow Atascosans! I hope everyone is well and in good spirits. The last week has been a week filled with a lot of history learning and talks that taught me a few things I didn’t previously know. There was a group conversation with great folks where we spoke of old county landmarks and places that no longer exist […]

Mayor’s Message – Poteet



Greetings all, This past week we received a blessing of some good amount of rain. The rain was a great benefit to almost everyone; however, it brought some issues to a few others. The construction company working on replacing the fresh waterline in the city have been working diligently. They have not yet covered the ditches with road topping material. […]

Y is for You



Sitting at a stop sign Friday afternoon with my mom, the sound of brakes locking up, tires skidding on pavement and the shriek of crunching metal. Smoke from burning rubber, automotive debris and white feathers filled the air. In that moment, I was reminded how short life could be. Fortunately, no one was severely injured in the wreck. Whether you […]

Atascosa County tales

Historically Speaking


Greetings Atascosa County! I sure hope that this publication finds you well. Recently, I’ve been speaking to history lovers like myself and I always find that listening to their stories just broadens the history of our county, thus creating a broader knowledge of yesteryear. This week, I learned a little-known fact of Verdi and Ridgeway Road that I will hopefully […]

High-tech Lincoln Logs turn heads in Texas

State Capital Highlights

Trees are almost as old as dirt in the construction industry, but they’re new to Texas in the form of the state’s first mass timber office building. The Texas project generating the buzz is The Soto, which opened last week at Eighth and Broadway streets in San Antonio. The six-story building, which will anchor the Cavender neighborhood, has 140,000 square […]


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