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Pursuit leads to capture of seven undocumented immigrants, driver booked on 10 charges

An early morning pursuit that began on Leal Road and ended on Coughran Road in Pleasanton led to seven undocumented immigrants and the driver being taken into custody. The driver was handed 10 charges including Smuggling and the individuals were turned over to border patrol. One person absconded into the brush.
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Benton City School 1876

The abandoned Benton City Institute, near Lytle, Texas was considered an important part of the early education in the area. It was located in the Benton City, Texas and is the only remaining building left in town. The building was built in 1875 and was established in 1876. It was called the Benton City Normal Institute. The institution operated under the Texas Law that designated funds to supplement private tuition and was owned and operated by the educators. The school was originally run by John D. Morrison. BENTON CITY INSTITUTE Then in 1876, the top floor was bought and used by Atascosa Lodge 379, A.F & A.M. The classes were held on the lower floor and consisted of basic foundation courses, accounting, law, music, and surveying. At some point the school became fully tax supported. In 1878, the school became coeducational. During that time, it was owned and operated by Professor and Mrs. Bernard C. Hendrix of Kentucky. Eleven years later (1889) they renamed the school to Benton S
LYTLE, TX
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Chief Priest Report – Lytle

We got through last week with only 39 calls for service! Officers conducted 69 traffic stops. Of those stops, 63 were citations and six were warnings. There was only one person arrested last week. Ofc. L. Diaz conducted a traffic stop on Main Street and determined the driver had an active warrant out of Bexar County for driving with an invalid license. The suspect was booked into the Atascosa County Jail.
LYTLE, TX
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Lytle and Atascosa leaders reject appraisal district’s proposal

Members of the Lytle City Council voted unanimously Monday, August 8, to join with the Atascosa County Commissioners Court in rejecting a proposed 2022-2023 budget for the Atascosa Central Appraisal District that proposed a 12 percent increase from last year. District 3 Alderman David Emery made the motion that was...
LYTLE, TX
Pleasanton Express

Poteet’s Garcia qualifies for world bench press championships

No soy lo que piensas. The phrase, which means “I’m not what you think,” is stitched on one of Jalyssa Garcia’s lifting belts and rings true for her on a common basis. As a powerlifter, she has often been underestimated on first impressions. However, the Poteet senior has often caught people by surprise.
POTEET, TX
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Making prom memories for Melanie

Donning a beautiful black and silver gown, Melanie Canales, or “Mel” as she is known to family and friends, celebrated her prom on July 30. The “Today’s Dreams, Tomorrow’s Memories Prom” resulted from Dream a Little Dream Photography’s Facebook post about Mel being unable to attend her local high school prom because she is a virtual learner.
POTEET, TX
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The bucket list item

A couple of weeks ago, my job took me to Ft. Worth, Texas. I had never been and after two long, agonizing trips to and from the DFW area, I wasn’t too thrilled. My first adventure took me to Denton, then five days later, I returned to the area to visit Arlington and watch the Rangers play a baseball game. So, if you take a country guy to the concrete jungle of the DFW area, he wants to go back to Atascosa County pretty quickly. So, when our work trip took my boss and co-workers to Ft Worth, I was dreading the long ride and the scenery.
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Glammin’ with Gabi

Do you know the feeling you get when entering an amusement park with your family and friends? To me, it feels like I can be a kid again and forget about my problems and just have fun. Last week, I was invited to go to Six Flags Fiesta Texas with...
PLEASANTON, TX

Landmark Inn - Historical Site - Castroville, Texas

- This was one of my First Historical videos I ever did! The Landmark Inn, built in the mid-1800s and located in the heart of Castroville, began serving travelers in 1853. However, the original structure was built as a home and dry goods store for owner and Swiss merchant Cesar Monod and featured a rear-detached kitchen. Today, the Landmark Inn State Historic Site, a Texas Historical Commission property, offers unique historic lodging in guest rooms, serving as an ideal launching point for exploring the Alsatian architecture and culture of Castroville. A continental breakfast is served each morning and the site offers guided tours, fishing, swimming, and picnicking for both guests and day users.
CASTROVILLE, TX
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Celebrating a year at the Express…

This Friday, Aug. 5 will mark my one year anniversary as the sports editor of the Pleasanton Express. It’s hard to believe. The time seemed to fly by faster than a Max Sauceda pitch. When I arrived in Atascosa County a year ago, the only thing I knew about...
PLEASANTON, TX
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6 hotels in Jourdanton: Best hotel deals for 2023

Discover the best hotels in Jourdanton, Texas including La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Jourdanton - Pleasanton, Sleep Inn & Suites Jourdanton - Pleasanton, Motel 6 Jourdanton, Holiday Inn Express & Suites Jourdanton-Pleasanton, an IHG Hotel, Rodeway Inn, Sunbridge Inn and Suites. 1. La Quinta Inn & Suites by...
JOURDANTON, TX
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Yes, I’ll take a Diet Dr Pepper

This week, I will discuss the life and memories of someone yet again. Although it is upsetting, this is the circle of life, I suppose. However, when I talk about the life of Mrs. Iris Porter, I smile because she was a different kind of person. She knew how to interact and talk to you. Mrs. Porter was genuine and if she said it, she meant it. As I have gotten to know the other members of their family, they have all resonated the same spirit.
PLEASANTON, TX
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Fishing and Rummage Sale at George Farms July 30

George Farms has lots in store for you this weekend. Join them on Saturday, July 30, for their fishing and rummage sale event from 7 a.m.-1 p.m. They are located at 595 Mobile Home Alley in Poteet. All items are priced to sell, from furniture, tools, antiques, old signs and...
POTEET, TX
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Local Matters

I leave today for the beach—the first time since the “damndemic” as I call it. My family has been going to Port Aransas since I was a teenager. In my 20s, my family started going to the beach annually with a group of family and friends. That group has been going strong for some 30 years now. The binds are tight.
PLEASANTON, TX
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Glammin’ with Gabi

People normally say that trying new things is scary and the reason behind that is because we fear the unknown outcome that could happen. For example: trying new foods, a new hobby, a new activity, a new experience or all of the above. In reality, life would be less exciting if new things weren’t experienced.
PLEASANTON, TX
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Out and About

Huge rummage sale and fishing, Saturday, July 30, from 7 a.m.-1 p.m. All items are priced to sell, from furniture, tools, antiques, old signs and everything in between. Fishing $10 a person. George Farms is located at 595 Mobile Home Alley in Poteet. Vendors needed for Cowboy Heritage Days. Vendor...
PLEASANTON, TX
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Summer desserts

All I can say about our weather is: Hot, hotter and hottest. With all the days with triple digit temperatures, it’s definitely a heat wave. A local friend of mine commented that the Devine area was having even more heat than we are. She had been watching a weathercast on the news and they mentioned it.
DEVINE, TX
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This Puppy Named Troubles Was Rescued From a Dumpster and Is Now Going Home With Her Forever Human

Petunia’s Rescued Friends, an Animal Rescue in Castroville, Texas, was on its way to the vet after rescuing a puppy that had been abandoned in a dumpster when she almost stopped breathing on the car ride there. Without knowing what had happened, they had to instantly pull to the side of the road and help her. In a TikTok video with a whopping 4.4 million views, they miraculously got the whole rescue on video!
CASTROVILLE, TX
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