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 […]



I get tired of the political theatre that dominates our society. Problems, problems, problems and solutions seem impossible to find. So are there any possible solutions. Yes! Then why are they not implemented. Why can’t open honest solutions be looked at, evaluated, and implemented. So what is the first problem that we should look at? Well I live in South […]

The next generation

In his Director’s Notes for Jolly Roger & the Pirate Queen, Rey Rodriguez laments the end of his tenure at the Doug Williamson Performing Arts Center. This may have been his last production at the PAC, but I am confident that it is not his last production. My kids were in the first Studio Players production: The Best Christmas Pageant […]

State Capital Highlights

Cruz beats Dewhurst in primary runoff

Voting in party primaries May 29 and runoff elections July 31 set the Nov. 6 general election ballot for Texas voters. Texas had 13,065,425 residents who qualified to vote in the primaries and runoffs. Republican turnout statewide was 8.5 percent of the total while the Democratic turnout was 1.8 percent, according to tabulations posted by the Secretary of State’s Elections […]

Texas Politics

Dewhurst capsized by the perfect storm

There is irony in David Dewhurst’s loss to political unknown Ted Cruz in the July 31 Republican Senate runoff. Dewhurst presided over what led to his defeat. Congressional redistricting, which Dewhurst presided over in the Texas Senate as lieutenant governor, caused the lawsuit that postponed the primaries from March 6 – which Dewhurst was expected to win without a runoff […]

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