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This past Sunday afternoon, I sat in my kitchen and cried. The last two months have been hard, and COVID-19 is just the cherry on top. Waves of stress and anxiety have crashed into my life and I’ve felt like I haven’t been able to come up for a single breath of air: finances, relationships, work, COVID-19, faith…everything you can […]

Mayor’s Message – Poteet



The City of Poteet continues to actively monitor and stay abreast of the changing conditions surrounding COVID-19. On Sunday, Atascosa County reported two confirmed cases of COVID-19 in county residents. These were the first cases reported in the county. The individuals are experiencing mild symptoms and isolating at home. The Texas Department of State Health Services is supporting Atascosa County […]

Historically Speaking

A distraction, canning and old times

With all the recent government recommendations and recent state of events, I couldn’t help but think of the last time we saw something like this. I can’t remember what natural disaster it was nor can I remember the year, but I do remember seeing Chris Marrou on the news talking about a food shortage. Like I’ve mentioned before, I was […]

National Ag Week 2020



With COVID-19 continuing to impact communities across the country, now more than ever, we need to recognize the importance of the agriculture industry. Sunday, March 22 marks the beginning of National Agriculture Week and it’s the perfect time to remind our fellow Americans of the importance of the agriculture industry. It’s no accident Americans enjoy the safest, most affordable and […]

I is for Infection



“You are not weak because you have a mental illness; you are a warrior, resilient in the face of havoc being wreaked on your life.” —notalone. nami.org Not being one to jump on a bandwagon, I hesitated before starting this column mentioning the word on everyone’s lips these days… COVID-19, but I feel I must. I was handling things fine… […]

Mayor’s Message – Poteet



Things have been a little crazy these past couple of weeks. I have been recovering from my shoulder surgery and dealing with the madness caused by the Coronavirus (COVID 19) pandemic. I thank everyone for the many prayers and well wishes I received for my recovery. I want to thank everyone who came out on Saturday night for our city’s […]

Historically Speaking

The Torres Legacy, Blas and Texas Independence

Growing up in Poteet, I’ve known the Torres Family for a long time. Not to count anyone of them out, but I specifically know Carlos and I remember his Father Jose “Chelin” Torres. Carlos is the President of the Poteet Strawberry Festival Association, and year after year I see Carlos and the rest of the Association work tirelessly to make […]

It wasn’t the same



For us, Sunday is an eventful day. In fact, my husband Vernon works most Sundays, which makes us thankful for Sunday-evening and Wednesday night gatherings. Still it’s a day we anticipate. A day of learning, worship and fellowship. The Lord’s Day. With Bible class canceled, my alarm was set for an hour later than usual last Sunday. Although I knew […]

H is for Help



Each week I say if you are dealing with a mental health issue, get help. Easier said than done, right? This week, I reached out to Annah Guzman of Camino Real to explore some of the help options available to us in Atascosa County. Here’s what she had to say. Q: What resources are available to residents of Atascosa County? […]

Finding balance in the paranoia



I know it seems crazy right now. But you have to find a balance in being over paranoid and not doing anything at all. Remember Jesus telling us in John 16:33 “I have told you these things so that in me you may have peace. In the world you have trouble and suffering, but take courage—I have conquered the world.” […]


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