Pleasanton Chamber honors citizens

“Building Business, Building Community” was the theme for the 61st annual Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce awards banquet held last Thursday at Coughran Hall. The social hour led into the banquet meal of grilled chicken breasts, scalloped potatoes and green beans – catered by McBee’s Barbecue of Pleasanton. The event was emceed by Chamber President Chico Cox as he introduced the […]

Primary Election date set May 29

Some city/ school will vote May 12

After months of arguing, debating and cajoling, the Texas Primary Election has been set for May 29. The date was decided by a federal court order on March 1. If a runoff is needed the election date will be held on July 31. City/School – for some The deadline for filing was Monday for some city and school elections. The […]

Out and About

Good news travels fast

I t’s always nice to hear good news – especially if it involves someone you know and is from our community. My boss Bill Wilkerson sent me an email on Saturday informing us about Cathy Self Morgan winning her fifth state basketball championship. On Sunday, at the Jourdanton Chamber of Commerce barbecue and auction, Barbara Peeler asked if I’d heard […]


Armed robbery in Poteet

The Atascosa County Sheriff’s Department along with Crime Stoppers is hoping that a FIVE THOUSAND-DOLLAR cash reward being offered for one week only will help solve a robbery that occurred in the 10000 block of North State Highway 16, 2 miles north of Poteet. On January 22, 2012 sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a residence in the 10000 block of […]

The Jazz Ambassadors of the U.S. Army Field Band perform Tuesday

Free tickets availabe at Express office

The Jazz Ambassadors are the United States Army’s premier touring big band. This 19-member ensemble, formed in 1969, has received great acclaim both at home and abroad performing America’s original art form, jazz. Concerts by the Jazz Ambassadors are designed to entertain all types of audiences. Custom compositions and arrangements highlight the group’s creative talent and gifted soloists. Their diverse […]

Appraisal District seminar

Have questions about real estate appraisals? These can be addressed at an Atascosa County Appraisal District informational seminar to be held March 13, beginning at 11:30 a.m. at the Longhorn Museum, 1959 E. Highway 97, Pleasanton. The presenter slated to lead this seminar is Chief Appraiser Michelle L. Cardenas. Plans call for a question and answer session after the presentation. […]

Pleasanton council orders general, special election

With a unanimous vote, the Pleasanton City Council ordered the general election for May 12. Seats open for election are Districts 1,2 and 3. In Dist. 1, incumbent Jimmy Magel has filed. In Dist. 2, incumbent Abraham Saenz has filed. He will face Lonnie Gaither, who has also filed in Dist. 2. Former City Manager Kathy Coronado has filed in […]

Poteet I.S.D. proposing $23.5 million bond

Poteet I.S.D. voters will have the chance to vote on May 12th, for a 23.5 million dollar bond. The Poteet I.S.D. School Board voted 7-0 on February 27th, to call for the bond that will include various renovation projects as well as a new football complex for the district. During the special board meeting on February 27th, Trustee Ronald Sanchez […]

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