Poteet, Texas

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Poteet is a city in Atascosa County, Texas, United States. The population was 3,305 as of the 2000 census. It is part of the San Antonio Metropolitan Statistical Area. It was named for its first postmaster, Francis Marion Poteet.

Poteet is known for its "Poteet Strawberry Festival" [1] and being the birthplace of country singer George Strait. In the comic strip Steve Canyon, by Milton Caniff, Steve's daughter is named "Poteet" after the town. In James Michener's classic, Centennial, cattleman R. J. Poteet led the drive of a large herd of longhorns north from Texas to Colorado.



Poteet is located at 29°2′N 98°34′W / 29.033°N 98.567°W / 29.033; -98.567 (29.0398, -98.5743)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.5 square miles (3.9 km²), all land.


Poteet is served by the Poteet Independent School District.

Notable residents

George Strait is a country music singer and actor.

Mayor's ouster

On September 29, 2008, Poteet Mayor Lino Donato was removed from office by the city council, following his arrest on sex charges involving a girl younger than 14. Donato pled guilty in 2007 to indecent exposure and was required to register as a sex offender.[4]


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