Capitol fun



After five years of being married (to a fabulous man, no doubt) and no date night since March, the hubs and I recently headed out to Austin for the weekend.We arrived on a Friday afternoon and enjoyed a late lunch at Guero’s Taco Bar. This is something we’ve been trying to do since the movie Grindhouse came out and director […]

Local contested races and mock elections have everyone involved in… The Right To Vote

Soward is Sheriff


Early voting was brisk for the General Election. According to Election Administrator Janice Ruple, 6,078 voted early. An additional 69 voted early on the Presidential Limited Ballot. Out of 24,794 registered voters in Atascosa County, 13,231 turned out for this Presidential Election in Atascosa County. That is 53.36 percent – a number that has not been that high in the […]

PIC 6th graders elect Obama




According to the Pleasanton Intermediate Campus sixth grade class, Barack Obama was re-elected as President of the United States. To teach students civic responsibility, many schools hold mock elections. On Election Day, the Pleasanton Intermediate sixth grade students participated in their own Mock Presidential Election. “Students have been exploring the election process and examining each of the candidates’ viewpoints. They […]

GENERAL ELECTION

HOW THE COUNTY VOTED

Unofficial Results President4Mitt Romney (R)………… 7451Barack Obama (D)………….5128Gary Johnson (L)………………. 98Jill Stein (G)……………………….. 27Write in…………………Virgil GoodUnited States Senator4Ted Cruz (R)………………..7140Paul Sadler (D)……………… 4877John Jay Myers(L)…………….237David B. Collins (G)…………… 121United States Representative,District 28William R.Hayward (R)………………… 56004Henry Cuellar(i) (D)…. 6548Patrick Hisel(L)……………….. 175Michael D. Cary (G)…………… 88 Railroad Commissioner4Christi Craddick (R)…… 6785Dale Henry (D)……………….4922Vivekananda (Vik)Wall(L)…………………………….209Chris Kennedy (G)…………… 229Railroad Commissioner – Unexpired Term4Barry Smitherman(i)(R)……………………………….7277Jaime […]

A Fair to Remember



The 11th Annual Texas Sized Health Fair is set for this Saturday, November 10, 2012 at the South Texas Regional Medical Center (STRMC) campus. The health fair will begin at 10 AM and end at 2 PM. As always there is no cost for the health fair. “As of today we have 65 vendors participating representing a diverse spectrum of […]

Winners and choosers




Check out the goings on in our social media world from Facebook to pleasantonexpress.com. Instagram Contest Congratulations to Roxanne Bazan of Pleasanton! Her photo won our first ever Instagram photo contest. We asked folks to tag their photos on Instagram from Cowboy Homecoming with #expresscowboy and capture fun moments. Roxanne’s photo was a shot of her brother-inlaw, Frank Escalante, diving […]

$5,000 CASH REWARD

Trailing A Stolen Trailer

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 report of a theft located in the 100 block of Spanish Oak Road, in the Crestway Subdivision 3.5 miles east of FM 476. On Saturday, October 6, 2012 sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to […]

Fog plays part in double fatality



Dense fog may have been a contributing factor to a double fatality wreck on Hwy. 16 South near FM 140 on November 1 near Tilden and Christine. The early morning crash happened when the southbound Chevrolet pickup attempted to pass another vehicle. They struck a northbound Ford F-350 head-on. A third vehicle, traveling south, also collided into the two pickups. […]

Hit-and-run claims teen’s life



Samantha Garza never returned home after attending a Halloween party held on Saturday night, October 27. The 19-year-old, a recent graduate of Southside High School, was fatally struck by a hit-and-run driver on FM 476 near Adcock Rd. in northwest Atascosa County. While family and officials are uncertain why she was walking on the road, a passerby noticed her body […]

Veterans’ Day is Sunday



November 11 at 11 a.m. will mark the date and time of remembering our veterans who have fought in war. There will be a ceremony at the Poteet Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6970, 9655 North S.H. 16, Poteet (corner of S.H. 16 and FM 476). Also, remember that most government offices and banks will be closed this Monday, November […]


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