Eagle Ford drilling bringing major changes

It has become apparent in Pleasanton and essentially throughout Atascosa and McMullen Counties that big changes are taking place in this area and will continue to do so throughout the future. Eagle Ford Shale oil and natural gas drilling activity is here and there’s no doubt that it’s “Big Business”. Oil and gas related firms aren’t investing in huge complexes […]

Black Friday

‘Tis the season to stand in a three hour line for great prices!! That’s right it’s day after Thanksgiving Sales or Black Friday as most of us know it. Many stores take advantage of this day to put great sales for the holidays, but you only get the deals if you’re willing to be there super early. And I do […]

Diana’s Top Shelf

I’ve followed the Pleasanton Express since the 1970s (now that’s scary), watching them grow and expand in so many ways. And now they are going to take this huge step into the great digital divide! These silly editors have asked me to follow them on this new adventure. While I’m very honored to be invited and excited to be a […]

Express new website launching today

Today is the big day! You are holding in your hands the redesigned Pleasanton Express and by taking a quick trip to your computer you will find our new website at www.pleasantonexpress.com. We are so excited to bring both of these significant changes to you over this Thanksgiving Holiday. We hope you take some extra time to explore both the […]


Register for Brush Country Christmas and plan for fun

The Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce along with merchants are sponsoring A Brush Country Christmas to encourage shoppers to do so locally this Christmas season. The event will take place, Saturday, December 3 in downtown Pleasanton. A children’s bicycle and a pet parade will start at 4:30 p.m. Christmas decorations will adorn the bikes vying for two top prizes – brand […]

Residents show solidarity

Approval of community center and street closure sought

The status of the Pleasanton Community Center and Library continued to be a topic of debate at the Nov. 17 Pleasanton City Council meeting. Fortunately, the chaotic scene of the previous meeting did not repeat itself. Members of the council are Mayor Clinton J. Powell, Jimmy Magel (Dist. 1), Abraham Saenz (Dist. 2), Janet M. Jackson (Dist. 3), J.R. Gallegos […]

How Our County Voted

Amendment No. 1 – Authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of all or part of the market value of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a 100 percent or totally disabled veteran. FOR: 541 AGAINST: 70 Amendment No. 2 – Providing for the issuance of additional general obligation bonds by the Texas […]


Copper thieves busy

The Atascosa County Sheriff’s Department along with Crime Stoppers is hoping that a FIVE THOUSANDDOLLAR cash reward being offered for one week only will help solve a series of copper thefts that have occurred throughout Atascosa County. Just in the month of November sheriff’s deputies have been dispatched to numerous reports of copper thefts throughout Atascosa County. On November 4, […]


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