Unanimous Decision

Option 2 voted on by council

The Pleasanton City Council received a round of applause at the July 5 meeting, following its unanimous decision to proceed with Option 2 as the best one for the rehabilitation of the buildings for the Community Center and Library project. Also included in the motion was to proceed with the plans as soon as possible. Option 2 includes the partial […]


ATV accident claims life, injures another

A Tuesday afternoon accident claimed one life and sent another to the hospital with injuries. Dustin Welch, 18, of San Antonio and his female cousin (name not released) 25, were involved in an ATV accident on a private ranch five miles south of Jourdanton off SH 16. It appeared that Welch was traveling too fast to negotiate a curve on […]

Priest killed, one injured in fatal crash

Father Michael Jordan, 65, a priest with the Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity in Robstown, Texas was pronounced dead at the scene Monday in an accident on I-37 South in Atascosa County according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. The accident which occurred around 9:30 PM at mile marker 91 involved the white Saturn driven […]

Out and About

Flashback Is Back

This week we are reintroducing our Flashback column after a 20 year absence. Our newest employee, Esther Pokladnik, who is our comptroller, will be delving back into our bound books looking up tidbits of interesting info of what was happening 5-50 years ago! Have fun traveling back in time! Ag columnist honored Joe Taylor, Texas AgriLife Extension Agent for our […]



Crime at the County Line

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 burglary that occurred in the 40 block of Robles Street in the Palo Alto Subdivision, south of the Atascosa/Bexar County Line on TX HWY 16. On Saturday, July 7, 2012 sheriff’s deputies […]

Search for Cowboy of the Year

Don’t miss July 27 deadline

The Pleasanton Young Farmers’ Cowboy of the Year Rodeo is just around the corner and we need your nomination. The Pleasanton Express, as usual, is ready to host the Cowboy of the Year selection as part of the Young Farmer’s event. We’re looking for a working cowboy to be honored at this year’s celebration. Nominations are being accepted for the […]

Atascosa County residents discuss transportation needs

778 residents of Atascosa County joined Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) for a town hall meeting conducted by telephone last Wednesday, June 20. Cuellar used the telephone town hall to conduct a question and answer session with people living in the Atascosa area about issues facing their community, particularly matters related to transportation and roads. Mario Medina, San Antonio District Engineer […]

Poteet armed robbery update

Tuesday, June 26 found the First Stop beverage barn on Ave. H in Poteet a target for an armed robbery. The masked man came into the store around 9:30 p.m. and demanded cash while wielding a gun. Poteet Police have a suspect in custody but would welcome more information. Anyone who may have information should call Atascosa County Crime Stoppers […]