Wedding Wonder

We spent a weekend on the beautiful Frio River witnessing the marriage of some long time friends, Yvonne and Kenny. I was asked to be the “official” photographer of the wedding. This is something I used to do a lot, but now I only do it for a very select few. I got a little busy once I had three […]

Heat pays off for fishin’

With temperatures rising well past the 90s lately, fishing round Atascosa County should quickly escalate as well. Yes, sometimes it’s difficult to remain patient when sweating like a pig, but the results will pay dividends to those who wait. Unfortunately, catching fish will decline as the thermometer increases. However, that will not last long as the dog days of summer […]


Peralta, Hughes honored at law enforcement banquet

Every year the Law Enforcement Officers Association (ACLEOA) is joined by the community to honor one of their own, as well as an outstanding citizen, by gathering for their annual awards banquet. Sgt. Investigator Max Peralta of the Sheriff’s Department and John W. Hughes were this year’s honorees. The awards banquet was held at the Jourdanton Community Center with guest […]

Groundbreaking in Aggieland

Monday evening, May 20, the Poteet Independent School District had a ground breaking ceremony for upcoming bond projects. Poteet ISD Board Members, district administrators, staff and community members were in attendance. Poteet Superintendent Andy Castillo said, “It’s a great day in Aggieland! It is exciting to see our school district take steps to improve our facilities for our kids and […]

Civic center price set, groundbreaking on Thursday

At the May 16 meeting, the Pleasanton City Council unanimously approved directing staff to proceed with the construction of the Civic Center and Library and Information Center Project at a maximum guaranteed price of $3,677,896. Also included are alternates one and two for a concrete parking lot at $33,498 and wood-stained baseboards at $6,275. “I know everybody has been scratching […]

Moore Help Needed

After the devastation our Moore, Oklahoma neighbors have endured with this week’s tornado we are collecting donations for the victims. We are asking for bottled water, Gatorade, wipes, diapers, baby formula, hand towels, individually wrapped snacks and work gloves. Clothing and shoes all sizes, will be accepted. You can bring your donation items to the Pleasanton Express office located at […]

Memorial Day Events

Next Monday is Memorial Day and there are a few events happening in our area to help honor our military veterans and active personnel. Floresville will dedicate silhouette The American Legion Floresville Post 38 1412 Fourth Street, Floresville is dedicating the Iwo Jima Silhouette at 10 a.m. The guest speaker is Steve Bradley, a hero in his own right, a […]



Garcia’s VFD photo on state magazine cover

During the monthly staff reports at the May 16 Pleasanton City Council meeting, Pleasanton Fire Chief Chuck Garris announced that Pleasanton VFD firemen were featured on the April cover of Info Fire Magazine. The photo was taken by freelance photographer J Garcia in 2012, of an 18-wheeler on fire on Highway 97, near mile marker 106. The photo also won […]