Atascosa County Sheriff’s Posse is Fast Family Fun

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 ride.   

“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,” states Becker.  

To be a part of this fun, exciting, and family oriented group, contact Cindy Becker at 210-669-0404.

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