Honored For Sacrifice

On July 1, 1943 Margarito Garicales Peña, 21, boarded a plane out of Texas and stepped into World War II. He had just three weeks to learn how to go from a construction laborer into a combat soldier. Private Peña took a train to England and received lessons in how to handle the artillery and other types of defense. From […]

Saenz keeps office

Judge Dick Alcala ruled that Abraham Saenz is the winner of the Pleasanton City Council District 2 election held May 12, 2012 in a hearing held Monday, September 17. Contesting the city election was Lonnie Gaither. Gaither and incumbent Abraham Saenz were candidates for the city council seat where Saenz received 96 votes and Gaither received 91. After a recount, […]

Heading Into Week Two

The Express staff is moving and dropping weight. I’m very proud of all who are taking this challenge. As traitorous as getting on a scale can be, everyone was much more enthusiastic this week than last. And for good reason, most everyone lost weight or maintained. These are great results. I couldn’t be any happier. I dropped a pound. A […]

Hispanic Heritage month

You are in for a treat for the next few weeks! Please read the special story on this front page honoring Mr. Margarito Peña and his Honor Flight to our nation’s capital. In our Living Section, read the first of many installments of Hispanic Women in our area. Featured this week are Rebecca Treviño, Claudia Gaytan Reyes and Juana Rodriguez […]


Stolen Tread & Rims

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 theft that occurred in the 101000 block of IH 37, south of Pleasanton. On Sunday, September 2, 2012 sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to Allied Wireline Services in the 101000 block of IH […]

Honoring Local Hispanic Women

What began as National Hispanic Heritage Week in 1968, has expanded over the years to become National Hispanic Heritage Month. The event is observed from Sept. 15-Oct. 15 and highlights the achievements, culture and contributions of Americans whose ancestry is from Latin America or Spain. To celebrate this observance, the Pleasanton Express will feature a series of articles on local […]



Las Coronelas de San Antonio at Markets Days on October 20

If you’re a music nut like many of us and enjoy being exposed to the many flavors of music you are in for a real treat at the annual Pleasanton Market Days! This year PHCC has performing for us a spirited all female group, Las Coronelas de San Antonio! These ladies promise to kick things up on Main Street on […]

STRMC receives Chest Pain Center Accreditation

South Texas Regional Medical Center in Jourdanton received full accreditation status from the Society of Chest Pain Centers (SCPC) on Sept. 18. Heart attacks are the leading cause of death in the United States, with 600,000 people dying annually of heart disease. More than 5 million Americans visit hospitals each year with chest pain. SCPC’s goal is to significantly reduce […]