In the early 1970’s The Atascosa County Sheriff’s Posse (ACSP) was born.
Founded by a group of men who, although they themselves were not officers;
were part of the sheriff’s department. Now, over 35 years later, the
Posse has evolved into a family oriented group. They’ve exchanged their
side arms for the six flags of Texas that wave proudly behind them as they
explode into the arena for an exciting pre-rodeo drill performance.
The ACSP is here for you! In essence, they assist the community with
local events. They not only perform the opening drill for rodeos –The
Poteet Strawberry Festival Rodeo and Pleasanton Cowboy Homecoming Rodeo are
two of their main events – they are willing to aid in any community event
they are invited to.
It’s members range from young children to adults. “We are a family
oriented group,” says President Cindy Becker, who joined the Posse after her
daughter wanted to ride with the group. “We like to involve the whole
family.” Several of the Posse’s 20 members are junior members whose
parents must also become involved in the Posse. “Even if you don’t
want to ride,” says Becker, “we always need ground help.” It’s a great
organization for families who love horses to spend quality time together.
Members of the ACSP often just get together as a group for an afternoon trail
“Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night stays these couriers
from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.” These are the
words spoken by the Posse members in early December when they take part in
the Pony Express Courier Run to deliver a special holiday greeting from the
Governor of Texas. This celebration of American history, heritage, and
the holidays is a favorite of the Posse. The ACSP is part of hundreds
of Pony Express Christmas Couriers who travel over 120 miles carrying proclamations
to communities in seven counties. This is a patriotic and unique event,
spotlighting the historical and cultural significance of the Alamo region.
Dynamic changes are underway for the Atascosa County Sheriff’s Posse. (some
of it’s members reside in Bexar County) “My goal is to see us raise
scholarship money for local students wanting to further their education,”
To be a part of this fun, exciting, and family oriented group, contact Cindy
Becker at 210-669-0404.