Summer is Fishin’ Time

With the majority of schools around the area out for summer, it is officially time to start fishing.Well at least fishing with your family.High temperatures generally result into higher catch rates.If you can battle with the sun for most of the day, you should have success-catching fish around the area.It doesn’t matter what type of fish you are searching for.Whether […]

Missing Boys Reunited

It is a scene sure to touch anyone’s heart: a photo of Poteet resident Tom Walker embracing his sons in Costa Rica, 6-year old Thomas Darwin Walker and 3-year old William Sage Walker. The Atascosa County community is rallying behind their safe return, as they remain in Costa Rica, a small country in Central America, as of press time. The […]

Charlotte man killed in crash

A fatal crash occurred on Wednesday, June 5 on Highway 97 and Spur 162, between Jourdanton and Charlotte. The wreck occurred approximately at 1:45 p.m. Joseph Edward Wier (70) of Charlotte was stopped at the spur in his 2006 Chevrolet pickup and failed to yield the right of way to a 2012 Kenworth tractor trailer driven by Joe Fabian Barrientes […]

Father’s Day Thoughts:

Warriors, heroes, teachers - dads all wrapped in one

The Pleasanton Express family jotted down some of their favorite memories or thoughts about the patriarchs in their families in honor of Father’s Day this Sunday, June 16. Joe E. Alvarado By Jessica M. Machado I came to the conclusion that this was such a hard question to answer because I have so many great memories with my father. I […]

Rain!! Rain!!

Whatever everyone is doing – washing their vehicles, watering their lawns or painting outdoors – please keep on doing it. The rain we are receiving has been glorious! Get Pleasanton clean The next city-wide clean up for Pleasanton starts Monday, June 17. The City of Pleasanton appreciates the cooperation of our residents and businesses in keeping Pleasanton beautiful. The city […]

Wreck claims one life

An early morning wreck in Wilson County left one passenger dead. Baltasar “BJ” Pesqueda Jr., 33, of Pearsall, was the passenger in a 2011 Chevrolet Silverado pickup driven by Oscar Ramiro Martinez, 21, also from Pearsall. A 2004 International 18-wheeler, driven by Gilbert Ray Garcia, 45, of Pleasanton was traveling westbound on SH 119 at 6:30 a.m. and tried to […]

Security Service Federal Credit Union promotes two

Security Service Federal Credit Union (SSFCU) is pleased to announce the promotions of Tracy Queeman Wilson to vice president of the member contact center and account services and Cristi Williams to vice president of operational training. In their new positions, Queeman-Wilson will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day management of the member contact center and account services. Queeman-Wilson holds a […]


If It Quacks Like a Duck…

I don’t like “reality TV.” It panders to the lowest intellect, the lowest form of entertainment and regardless of the amount of money the participants have, they are all trash. Is it entertainment to watch the excesses of those privileged few or those poor and ignorant that don’t realize they are either? What does that say about us, the viewing, […]

The Way I See It

Father knew best

Though my dad didn’t have us fetch his slippers or his pipe when he returned home after a long day at his job and we never called him father like they did on early TV shows, he was an “old school” era dad. Dads these days are more hands on, and by that I mean really hands on. They actually […]


Federal Ethics

First while this column will seem to be antidemocrat be assured in reality it is an indictment of too large, too pervasive, to controlling government. That said what is in the headlines right now? The use of the IRS against conservatives, and now we find out that both the phone system and the internet are bugged. Add to that the […]