King downs Coyotes in basketball
The Kinsgville King Brahmas used their superior height and strength to overpower the Uvalde Coyotes as posted a 61-45 win in Class 4A Area basketball playoff competition at Poteet on Feb. 25. Down 15-9 at the end of the first period, the Coyotes battled back to cut the scoring deficit to 27-23 by the end of the first half. But […]uvaldeleadernews.com
Brennan, Steele, Johnson and Alamo Heights all finish 10-0; Carrizo Springs secures first undefeated season since 1984; Davila leads Poteet to district title
At the end of the regular season, six teams from the greater San Antonio area finish with undefeated records: Brennan, Steele, Johnson, Alamo Heights, Shiner and Carrizo Springs.
Johnson, Reagan prepare for crucial 28-6A showdown; Natalia vs. Poth headlines BGC Road Trip; Shiner rolls to 8-0 start
The penultimate week of the high school football regular season features a colossal showdown between Johnson and Reagan in District 28-6A, while Poth and Natalia prepare for a clash that will decide the District 15-3A Division II title.
Brennan, Alamo Heights both win undefeated showdowns; Hendrix’s TD lifts Boerne past Pleasanton in OT; Carrizo Springs earns milestone victory over Devine
Week 7 of KSAT's Big Game Coverage saw Brennan and Alamo Heights earn crucial victories against undefeated opponents, while Boerne and Carrizo Springs rallied to pick up big wins in district play!
Poteet Strawberry Festival will ‘strongly encourage’ guests to wear face masks
SAN ANTONIO – Organizers of the Poteet Strawberry Festival will require volunteers and staff to wear face coverings but will only ask guests to do the same. The Poteet Strawberry Festival Association on Monday said they “strongly encourage” the use of masks during the event that will bring food, live music and a carnival to the town on April 9-11. Greg Abbott will lift the statewide mask mandate. KSAT has reached out to the Poteet Strawberry Festival to see if it will update the capacity limit. Organizers said the festival is a “crucial source of funding” for the community.
Police, Texas Rangers investigating possible shooting in Poteet
POTEET, Texas – Poteet police and the Texas Rangers are investigating a possible shooting near an old taxidermy building. Officers were dispatched around 5:30 p.m., Thursday, to a scene near Highway 16 and Amphion West Road. A KSAT crew at the scene said they saw a body being rolled away in front of VR Outfitters, a meat processing and taxidermy business. Police have not confirmed the possible shooting. KSAT is working to gather more information about the case and will update this story on air and online when new details are available.
Poteet Strawberry Festival Association says event will go on to help strawberry growers, non-profits and small businesses
SAN ANTONIO – After organizers announced this week that the Poteet Strawberry Festival would return this spring, many questioned about the safety protocols and expressed concern over the idea of being around a large crowd. In a statement to KSAT 12, the Poteet Strawberry Festival Association has clarified why the festival was brought back and released their safety plan. Carol Rivera a member of the association told KSAT 12 that the decision to bring the festival back in 2021 wasn’t made lightly. As a result, the association has been hit hard by the pandemic and had no income in 2020, according to Rivera. In addition, the non-profit organizations, small businesses and the local strawberry farmers all affiliated with the festival were also hit hard.
'It's very rare': Texas Game Wardens bust another facility for unfit deer meat. This time in Poteet.
In nearly two months, the Texas Game Wardens have released information about finding spoiled deer carcasses at three processing facilities – two in North Texas and one in Poteet just south of San Antonio in Atascosa County, which a warden said is "very rare." "Fifteen years on and I've never had anything like this," David Nieto, Texas Game Warden for the San Antonio district, said. Upon inspection, officials found several deer carcasses lying in a pile at the bottom of a walk-in cooler. Officials also busted a North Texas facility on Dec. 18 after finding 22 deer carcasses unfit for human consumption. A couple of weeks later, on Jan. 16, wardens busted a second North Texas facility for having 80 spoiled white-tailed deer carcasses.mysanantonio.com
Poteet Strawberry Festival to return this spring despite COVID-19 pandemic
SAN ANTONIO – There is a countdown displayed on the Poteet Strawberry Festival website announcing the return of the event in April. In a Facebook post, a digital flyer says “We’re Back” with the dates April 9, 10 and 11. There are hundreds of comments on the post with some saying that they were excited for the event’s return while others questioned whether it was a good idea because of the COVID-19 pandemic. We reached out to festival organizers for comment, but have yet to hear back. Currently, Atascosa County where Poteet is located has close to 300 active cases of the new coronavirus and 18 people have died from COVID-19 complications.
Poteet community, law enforcement mourns loss of area pastor
(From left) Pastor Juan "John" Florez, of the Hosanna Baptist Church, in Poteet, Texas. POTEET, Texas – A Poteet-area pastor died at 66 on Saturday, church leaders and area law enforcement agencies confirmed on Sunday. Pastor Juan “John” Florez, of the Hosanna Baptist Church, died Saturday, according to an announcement from the Poteet Police Department. “We were just notified that Pastor Juan Flores of Hosanna Baptist Church passed away last night. This is Pastor John.
Poteet ISD sends students back to remote learning due to uptick in county COVID-19 cases
POTEET, Texas – All students in the Poteet Independent School District will go back to a remote learning model after district officials say COVID-19 cases in Atascosa County have continued to climb. To date, the county has had 1,862 cases of the virus with 17 deaths and 137 cases within the last 14 days, according to the county’s website. The district said staff members will return to work on Monday and will be tested for the virus. Poteet ISD students will be staying home due to the high number of cases in Atascosa County and in an... Posted by Poteet ISD on Saturday, November 28, 2020On Nov. 25, the county’s emergency management office announced that the county’s mask mandate ordinance is running in total effect. “We are all a team and must work together until this crisis ends.”Related: Poteet Strawberry Fest canceled entirely in 2020 due to coronavirus pandemic
KSAT 12’s Top 12: Week 12
SAN ANTONIO – See what teams made the cut in KSAT 12′s Top 12 for Week 12 of high school football. CLASS 1A-4ARank Team Record 12 Wimberley 8-3 11 Falls City 7-2 10 Poteet 8-2 9 Devine 8-2 8 Hondo 9-1 7 Navarro 7-2 6 Cornerstone 8-1 5 D’Hanis 6-0 4 Boerne 7-2 3 Shiner 8-0 2 Jourdanton 9-1 1 Poth 8-0CLASS 5A & 6ARank Team Record 12 Memorial 2-0 11 Steele 4-2 10 Brackenridge 2-0 9 Champion 4-2 8 Alamo Heights 4-2 7 Southside 5-0 6 Brennan 5-1 5 Warren 5-1 4 Reagan 5-1 3 Smithson Valley 5-1 2 Johnson 6-0 1 Judson 4-1WEEK 11 HIGHLIGHTS
KSAT 12’s Top 12: Week 11
SAN ANTONIO – See what teams made the cut in KSAT 12′s Top 12 for Week 11 of high school football. CLASS 1A-4ARank Team Record 12 Wimberley 7-3 11 Falls City 7-2 10 Poteet 7-2 9 Devine 7-2 8 Hondo 8-1 7 Navarro 7-2 6 Cornerstone 8-1 5 D’Hanis 6-0 4 Boerne 7-2 3 Shiner 8-0 2 Jourdanton 8-1 1 Poth 7-0CLASS 5A & 6ARank Team Record 12 Steele 3-2 11 Roosevelt 4-1 10 Brackenridge 1-0 9 Brennan 4-1 8 Southside 4-1 7 Wagner 2-1 6 Warren 4-1 5 Reagan 4-1 4 Smithson Valley 4-1 3 Champion 4-1 2 Johnson 5-0 1 Judson 4-1WEEK 10 HIGHLIGHTS
KSAT 12’s Top 12: Week 6
SAN ANTONIO – See what teams made the cut in KSAT 12′s Top 12 for Week 6 of high school football. CLASS 1A-4ARank Team Record 12 Sabinal 4-1 11 Poteet 4-1 10 Devine 4-1 9 Cornerstone 4-1 8 Hondo 4-0 7 Boerne 3-2 6 Fredericksburg 4-1 5 Jourdanton 4-1 4 Wimberley 4-1 3 Yoakum 4-0 2 Comfort 5-0 1 Poth 5-0CLASS 5A & 6ARank Team Record 12 Southside 0-0 11 Brackenridge 0-0 10 Veterans Memorial 0-1 9 Steele 0-1 8 Clemens 0-1 7 O’Connor 0-0 6 Madison 0-0 5 Brennan 0-0 4 Brandeis 0-0 3 Champion 1-0 2 Wagner 0-0 1 Judson 0-0WEEK 5 HIGHLIGHTS
Suspect in slaying of man in Poteet surrenders in Atascosa County, sheriff’s office says
ATASCOSA COUNTY, Texas – A man wanted in an August 30 fatal shooting in Poteet was taken into custody early Wednesday morning, the Atascosa County Sheriff’s Office said. Ashton Garcia, 18, turned himself in around 4:30 a.m. to the sheriff’s office after being sought for the last ten days in the shooting death of John Martin Alaniz, ACSO officials said. A task force comprised of Texas Rangers, Atascosa County Sheriff’s Investigators and Jourdanton Police Department Officers worked to locate Garcia and safely take him into custody, a press release said. ACSO said Garcia was also wanted by the Jourdanton Police Department on prior charges of evading arrest with a motor vehicle and possession of marijuana. Garcia was taken into custody by Jourdanton Police and the Atascosa County Sheriff’s Office.
Poteet councilwoman files federal suit to keep city from removing her from her home
The suit, filed by an attorney representing Councilwoman Denise Sanchez, lists as defendants Poteet City Administrator Eric Jiminez, Poteet Police Chief Bruce Hickman, a city inspector and the presiding city judge, who earlier this year ordered Sanchez to vacate the property. The federal suit is the latest chapter in an 18-month battle over whether the home is safe to live in. (KSAT)In November 2018, city officials inspected the inside and outside of the home and determined it had a number of safety violations. The federal suit portrays Sanchez as a thorn in the side of Poteet city government, both while she has been in office and while out of office. City officials also declined to release records related to the municipal court case, claiming they needed to consult an attorney before doing that.
Small businesses reinvent themselves to make products needed for the coronavirus crisis
Fortunately for Poteet, Shine had already begun making, selling and donating hand sanitizer even before the order brought Portland's booming restaurant scene to a near standstill. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends using hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol, although vigorous handwashing is preferable. Shine's hand sanitizer is produced on site. The Shine Distillery Grill in Portland, Oregon, pivoted its business and now maks hand sanitizer to meet U.S. demand during the coronavirus pandemic. We had two lines out the door, one for seating in our restaurant and the other for hand sanitizer.cnbc.com
Poteet couple caught with meth, cash during traffic stop, officers say
ATASCOSA COUNTY, Texas - A Poteet couple is in jail after police say they caught them with drugs and cash Wednesday morning. According to the department's Facebook page, police pulled over the couple on West Oaklawn. The officer who stopped them said they found methamphetamine and cash. Stephanie Gonzalez and Gregori Pena were both arrestedIn addition to the meth, officers say the couple had more than $800 in cash on them. Gonzalez and Pena are facing drug charges and are being held in the Atascosa County Jail.