Appraisal Notices for tax year 2013 are on their way to property owners

If your property value increased in the last year by $1,000 or more, you will soon receive an appraisal notice from the Atascosa County Appraisal District. The appraisal district began mailing appraisal notices on April 23, 2013. Your city, county, school district and other local taxing units will use the appraisal district’s value to set your 2013 property taxes. Under […]

Filoteo Fishing for Fun

This week we are introducing Sports Editor Chris Filoteo as a blogger. He has agreed to write a blog biweekly about all his fishing endeavors. Chris is an avid angler who spends just about every lunch break down at the Atascosa River fishing. He’s had much success there too. Be sure to check out Fishing for Fun on Simply […]

Thirty one: Wanting more fun

Thirty has been amazing. While I’ve thoroughly loved all of the last 363 days (since my birthday is Friday) it has come up too fast. Too fast indeed for me to complete all thirty of my tasks. 🙁 Twenty three out of thirty isn’t horrible. I had much fun crossing things off my list and coming up with ideas on […]


Express wins multiple awards

The staff of the Pleasanton Express came back from the 86th South Texas Press Association convention with eight awards. One third place, six second place certificates and a first place plaque were awarded. First place was given in the Community Service Division chronicling the passage of two initiatives to move forward with plans for a community center/library. The judge commented […]

Freedom Center concept approved

At the April 18 Pleasanton City Council meeting, City Manager Bruce Pearson introduced Larry Hicks, one of the principals in the firm RVK. “He is a landscape architect by trade but a visionary and very creative genius,” said Pearson. Pearson addressed the council about how it would be a shame for the closed street to not be utilized on the […]

Carey Bryan succumbs

Former Cowboy of Year, South Texas Cowboy Hall of Famer will be missed

Carey Bryan, age 64, passed away at his Charlotte residence, Monday, April 22, after a battle with cancer. Carey was Cowboy of the Year in 1989, and was inducted into the Cowboy Hall of Fame in 2005. He worked for Bob Hindes for forty-three years and was also a member of the Charlotte City Council. In his nomination letter to […]

Culture in our city

Ms. Tera’s Tap N Toes owner Tera Macmanus has worked hard to get the ballet production Alice! A Ballet Wonderland to come to the Pleasanton ISD’s Douglas Williamson Performing Arts Center. Presented by Alamo Arts Ballet Theatre, the free event will be held this Saturday, April 27 at 7 p.m. Softball teams advance Congratulations to our softball teams who are […]

Security guard fakes knife attack at local oil company

Early Monday morning, April 15th, Atascosa County sheriff’s deputies responded to the Schlumberger yard in Leming around 12:45 a.m. for a report of the security guard being stabbed and tied up during a burglary attempt. Sergeant Investigators Max Peralta, Jesse Martinez and Albert Garza responded to the scene to assist deputies Chris Neely, Josh Ruiz, Stephen Wilson and Sergeant Deputy […]