Getting to the meat and potatoes

Word for the wise, make sure that the ketchup bottle is completely closed before you shake it. While getting all of the ingredients ready for what later became a great loaf of meat, I made a giant rookie mistake. I did not make sure that the ketchup bottle lid was securely fastened. Thought I closed it, but apparently I didn’t. […]

Community Grieves

Small towns seem to hurt the biggest when tragedy strikes. It is almost as though a fog encompasses the whole town and you can feel it in the air. The town itself mourns. That is what happened in Charlotte last Tuesday morning, July 31 when Jeremy Ward and Sarah Luna lost their lives in a tragic accident on FM 1333. […]


Rodeo time next week

Welding, grading, plowing and painting…this is what the Pleasanton Young Farmers have been doing for the past month preparing for their annual event that will be held next weekend, August 17 and 18. This year will be a bit different from years past. While keeping the tradition of an entertaining rodeo complete with the announcement of the Atascosa Working Cowboy […]

Check scam charges grow

The arrest of Lethema Cleveland, 36, made by the Atascosa County Sheriff’s office in late April, has now escalated to a federal case. Cleveland, driving on FM536, seemed suspicious that day when Sergeant Deputy John Rothenback and Deputy Corey Juber made a traffic stop. After further investigation the alert deputies found counterfeit checks. She was also allegedly using the identities […]

Poteet gas cards rejected

A Poteet City Hall meeting was held Monday to address the issue of city gas cards being rejected at the pump when Poteet City Police were attempting to fill their tanks. It was reported that the city’s overdue gas bill totaled $7,000 in payments and late fees. Poteet Mayor Raul Ybarra said the issue has been resolved but had no […]

1000 likes on Facebook

Congratulations to Gabe Villanueva of Poteet! He won a lifetime subscription to the Pleasanton Express. How did he do this? Simply by liking our Facebook page. We will be giving away prizes as we hit 500 more. Stuff the Bus Help us STUFF THE BUS! The Pleasanton Express will donate a school supply item for every new like starting now […]

Hogs cause crash

Narciso Castillo, 73, and his passenger Esperansa Tovar, 68, were injured after the Suzuki trike motorcycle they were on collided into three small hogs. The accident occurred on FM2146 on July 28 around 10:30 p.m. Castillo was driving south when wild hogs appeared on the road. Both Castillo and Tovar were thrown and suffered injuries. They were AirLifed to University […]


We apologize for the confusion on the front page of last week. The accompanying story for the photo of the two fatality crash near Tilden was inadvertently left out. It is included in this week’s issue on page 8A. If you have a complaint about fairness or accuracy of items in this issue of our paper, call Editor Sue Brown […]

The Way I See It

Summer swan’s song

A s the summer starts winding down for families who still have children in school, it brings up a thought for one last trip to do something fun or relaxing before the days of homework and schedules begin. Though it doesn’t affect me any longer, I can still give some suggestions on how to do this, right? We are lucky […]