Life outside the box

I’m usually someone who thinks “inside the box” when it comes to dinner. I confess. I do not “cook”. I merely follow directions on the back of packaging using the included ingredients that I am sure are made from all kinds of chemicals. But, I’m learning.This past weekend I made a new dish, shrimp pasta with tomatoes, lemon and spinach. […]

Yes to VBS!

This week at church we are having Vacation Bible School. VBS, for short, basically consists of Bible study, worship rally (meeting together), snack and recreation.  It’s a fun, exciting and exhausting time!  I have been involved with VBS most of my adult life and I am in my fourth year of helping with the kindergarten age group.  I never went as a […]


In the minds of fans around the world, professional athletes are considered “Role models” and in my mind they should be held to that standard. Their daily lives are very public and they have many young fans that see a lot of their personal activities. Some of these athletes really need to consider it is not only affecting them, but […]

Busy Burglars Busted

The Atascosa County Sheriff’s Office along with the Pleasanton and Jourdanton Police Departments believe they have smashed a local burglary ring that is allegedly responsible for over 25 home burglaries. Beginning May 2, the sheriff’s office began experiencing a number of residential burglaries east of Pleasanton, primarily in the East Lakes and Lakefield Estates subdivisions off of TX Hwy 97, […]


Police Chief Soward retires

After 37 years of public service for the only police force he has ever known, Pleasanton Police Chief Gary Soward is retiring this Friday, July 20. He began his law enforcement career as a dispatcher for the Atascosa County Sheriff’s department in 1974. He was hired as a patrolman with the Pleasanton Police department in August 1975. Six years later […]

Young Farmers present rodeos and festival

Chaps, spurs, saddles and ropes… real cowboys wear them and use them on a daily basis. Rodeo cowboys use them, too. Come see both at the Pleasanton Young Farmers’ Cowboy of the Year Rodeo and Festival next month, August 17-18, 2012. Paying homage to a real working cowboy and inducting another into the South Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame is […]

Out and About

Share your vintage sports photos

Vintage just sounds cool, right? Old, on the other hand, sounds tired, spent, done. After the success of our online Photo Scavenger Hunt, our sports editor Eric Smith is asking for you to share your old (ahem) vintage sports photos. This week’s photo on page 3-C features the Peña brothers, Archie, David and Berna during their baseball days in the […]


Leming Theft

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 7700 block of North US HWY 281 in the city of Leming. On Thursday, July 12, 2012 sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the Leming Express Drive Thru […]

A flashback, do you remember when?

Oh, the things one can learn while rummaging through the archives of your local newspaper. There are a lot of interesting events what have taken place throughout the life of the Pleasanton Express and it is not all death and destruction… 5 years ago this week •Randy Lee Herrera was shocked near McCoy. The 22 year old was air lifted […]