Crash claims young life

Woman described as a vibrant, loving, generous woman who loved and cherished her husband and children first and foremost

Yuri Elizabeth Casares, 31, of Charlotte had just dropped her two children off early Wednesday morning and was on her way to work when she was tragically killed in a car accident. Acccording to DPS, Mrs. Casares was driving east on Texas 97 four miles outside of Jourdanton around 8:00 a.m. Wednesday when she swerved to avoid hitting a tire […]

Happy 1st Anniversary

Happy Anniversary We LOVE that you LIKE us! One year ago, the Pleasanton Express launched our new website We believe that our print edition will always be the heart and soul of The Pleasanton Express. But, numbers don’t lie and our readers have told us in a big way that both ways – print and online – are […]

ACCEPT gearing up for 25th year of giving

Applications begin December 3

Atascosa County Christmas Elf Project Target 2012 is also referred to as ACCEPT 2012 and is a major community effort to help make Christmas a happy time for all residents of Atascosa County. The project began in 1985 as a food drive of the Pleasanton Noon Lions Club to provide some Christmas baskets for a few families in need. The […]

Atascosa County Courthouse undergoing needed maintenance

Citizens entering the Atascosa County Courthouse building are seeing a lot of trenching and moisture barrier work being done around the historic building. It’s all part of a process in necessary maintenance. Precinct 1 County Commissioner Lonnie Gillespie, who offered to work out the necessary repairs at the courthouse, said “The attorneys’ office at the courthouse has been showing signs […]

Giving Thanks

At this time of the year, we especially wish to thank all of you. Here’s to a very safe and wonderful Thanksgiving. Closures Our office will be closed Thursday and Friday for the Thanksgiving holiday. Schools are out, too! Also, the Texas Department of Public Safety drivers license offices will be closing at noon on Wednesday, November 21. The office […]

County Commissioners in special meeting to hear canvass report

Atascosa CountyCommissioners CourtSpecial MeetingNov. 19, 2012 • 9:00 a.m.Ordered byHon. Diana Bautista,Atascosa County Judge Present were three commissioners, Lonnie Gillespie, (Precinct 1); William “Bill” Torans, (Precinct 2); and Bill Carroll (Precinct 4). Freddie Ogden, (Precinct 3), was unable to attend. After call to order of the special meeting of the Commissioners Court, Judge Bautista called on Janice Ruple, Atascosa County […]


Theft Of Tools

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 burglary located in the 900 block of Tank Hollow Road, 2 miles east of FM 2146. On Monday, October 29, 2012 sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the 900 block of […]

Register for Brush Country Christmas

With Thanksgiving almost over and Christmas plans in the making with decorating, shopping and such, the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce has plans as well. Brush Country Christmas will set up in downtown Pleasanton with kiddie/ pet parades, a visit from Santa and the annual oak tree lighting on Saturday, December 1. The chamber also is splurging with a shopping spree […]

Ornament for Atascosa County Historical Commission on sale

This year’s Christmas ornament features a painting by LaMerle Koehl of the SAU&G Railroad depot. The painting is owned and shared by Eby Repka. The depot was a two story building erected in 1912 in North Pleasanton. The ornament is now available for a $10 donation to the Atascosa County Historical Commission (ACHC) and can be obtained at the Pleasanton […]