Drug busts in the Brush Country

County’s new narcotics unit busts suspected drug traffickers

Atascosa County Sheriff David Soward’s newly created Narcotics Unit made a huge bust Saturday. Following a week long investigation, Sheriff’s investigators & deputies executed a search warrant on Dawn Ridge Street in the Shalimar Subdivision. Shortly after daylight Saturday morning, officers raided a mobile home where suspected drug trafficking had been observed by sheriff’s investigators. The officers seized one ounce […]

Time to win,

Scavenger Hunt is back!!

The Pleasanton Express Second Online Photo Scavenger Hunt begins TODAY! You can start WINNING TODAY! We’re referring to this one as the “I love the 80s” hunt. We’ve gathered 100 photos that ran in the Pleasanton Express in the 1980s and created coordinating clues and we even questioned our whole county’s fashion sense while doing so. Wanna play? It’s easy. […]

Filoteo joins Express as new Sports Editor

The Pleasanton Express is pleased to announce the addition of their new Sports Editor, Chris Filoteo. Chris, a native of San Antonio, comes to the Express by way of the El Campo Leader-News where he served as Sports Editor of their twice weekly, award winning newspaper. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from St. Mary’s University. He has hit the […]

Lenten Season

Fat Tuesday and Ash Wednesday are next week. For a complete schedule of services, please see the front page of the Living Section. Valentine’s Issue Want to send a special someone a Valentine greeting? Be sure to contact us by this Friday, February 8 by 5 p.m. to place your greeting ad. The child ads are $10. Other ads are […]



Jourdanton trustees approve full time School Resource Officer

Jourdanton ISD held a public hearing on January 14 at 6:00 p.m on the Academic Excellence Indicator System Report, the District and Campus Performance Objectives, Report on Violent and Criminal Incidents and information from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. Superintendent Dr. Lana Collavo reported that there were no test grades or benchmarks from the state, but the district met […]

The Way I See It

New coffee table book

Recently I was cleaning out a closet to re-organize it for crafts and such. I came across a small, homemade, comb bound booklet filled with comical drawings from one of my most clever friends, of which I have many. Flipping through the pages brought me back to those days of goofiness and corny jokes. Sandy Kyrish, the author, illustrator and […]


School Funding

Well here we go again another judge another ruling another funding crisis. The manner in which Texas pays for school funding is unconstitutional. To quote Gomer Pyle “surprise, surprise, surprise”. Of course there is a problem, politicians designed it and elected judges approved it at times. Those of you too young to remember Gomer Pyle USMC ask or web search. […]