59th Atascosa County Livestock Show underway

After months of hard work, 450 local 4-H and FFA youth will see how well their livestock and mechanic projects measure up at the 59th annual Atascosa Junior Livestock Show. Over 1,000 livestock entries and about 50 agriculture mechanic projects are expected to be sifted and/ or judged over the next few days. Events were already underway on Tuesday with […]

Explosion In The Oilfield

William L. Crabb, 30, Tyler, Texas and Christopher S. Barrios, 29, Chandler, Texas were severely injured in an oil field accident, just south of Charlotte on January 14. Atascosa County Sheriff David Soward reported that the men, who were employed by J-W Wireline Company, were injured in an accident involving a perforating gun used in drilling operations. The men were […]

Stock show time!

Make plans to attend the Atascosa Junior Livestock Show this week. Judging began yesterday and continues through the week. Of course, the big auction will be held Saturday, January 19. It will start after the Parade of Champions at 11:00 a.m. For a complete schedule and advertisers supporting the event, please see page 8-9C. ACTing Up Local youth and young […]

STRMC Opens Urgent Care

South Texas Regional Medical Center Urgent Care is now open for business in Pleasanton, offering convenient, local, quality care. The center treats patients with minor emergencies and a variety of illnesses, conditions and other non-life threatening situations. The center offers treatment and services for the following: URGENT CARE SERVICES •Fractures•Sprains and strains•Lacerations (cuts)•Abrasions (scrapes)•Colds •Influenza•Other viral illnesses•Pneumonia•Bronchitis •Asthma•Ear, nose, throat Infection•Nausea […]

Hours reduced for Tilden Post Office

The McMullen County Courtroom was at capacity with unhappy residents during a POST Plan public meeting held and noon this past Tuesday. In an effort to fix the ailing budget of the United States Postal Service, many rural offices are seeing realigned hours or closures. Post Office Manager Daniel Reyes was in town to share the results of the surveys […]

Countdown to Online Photo Scavenger Hunt II

Our staff has been having lots of fun going through 80s issues of the Express to find our 100 pics for the second Online Photo Scavenger Hunt to start February 6. It’s easy to play. We will post 25 photos a week to a Facebook album along with 10 clues. You must find the answers to the clues within the […]

SUV driver stopped by spikes

A high speed chase that started on IH 37 in Atascosa County, ended a few miles outside of San Antonio on IH 10 on Friday, January 11. The over 100 m.p.h. pursuit began when a routine traffic stop was thwarted by the driver of a Ford SUV. Spikes were placed in the roadway and the driver was finally subdued. The […]

The Way I See It

Good luck to the stockshow kids

There is a reason I never showed animals in the Atascosa County Junior Livestock Show while growing up. My mother knew that she would be feeding them into their golden years. She knew these projects would not be able to be sold to the market. She also never told me where my brothers steers and hogs went either. Over the […]


14th Amendment Section 4

Well here we go again; if it isn’t a fiscal cliff then it’s a borrowing limit. Nothing solved, nothing fixed, nothing decided, and everything pushed on down the road. Oh boy will the future generations have something to say about us. We went from the greatest generation to the broke generation in short order and record time, thank you oh […]

State Capital Highlights

140-day legislative session begins

The 83rd session of the Texas Legislature was called to order in the House and Senate on Jan. 8. State Rep. Joe Straus, R-San Antonio, was elected speaker of the House, setting in motion his third consecutive term as leader of the chamber and his fifth two-year term as a state representative. State Rep. John Zerwas, R-Simonton, nominated Straus, and […]