Drastic drought

The ongoing drought has drastically impacted fishing around the area, but it’s becoming more serious as the days progress without a drop of rain. My fishing spot, during my lunch break, along the Atascosa River at River Park in Pleasanton has essentially disappeared due to low water levels. It wasn’t long ago where I was able to catch at least […]

Fatal Tragedy

Florez family loses son one year after daughter

Two vehicles collided around 11:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 14 on Farm to Market 476 between Downey Drive and Oak Valley Drive. Xavier Florez Sr. was driving his black Ford Mustang on FM 476, heading back home to Jourdanton after turning left from Haverlah Road (close to Coastal Bend College). His 15-year-old son, Xavier Florez Jr. was riding with him. Kevin […]

Record crowds attend area rodeo festival

Cowboys Alonzo, Gutierrez and Gonzales honored

There were lots of smiles on the tired faces of the Pleasanton Young Farmers after their successful Cowboy of the Year Rodeo Festival this past weekend. The crowds were record breakers for both nights. The rodeos had the stands filled and crowds enjoyed Texas favorite Gary P. Nunn on Friday night. About 1,800-2,000 folks came out on Saturday to enjoy […]

Woerner wins Rodeo Riches

The Shot Glass wins, too

Under the lights at the Pleasanton Young Farmers’ Cowboy of the Year Rodeo Festival, the newest winner for Rodeo Riches was announced. Michael Woerner of Pleasanton won the grand prize of $500. He registered at The Shot Glass and will spend at least $250 there. Other winners can claim their items or $25 gift certificates at these participating merchants: Sherry’s […]

Community gives after house fire

A stilt house, on the corner of Country Trail and South Trail, 4.1 miles east of Pleasanton, burned early Friday morning. The homeowners, Michael and Rebecca Myrin, said that the fire started in the kitchen. He said he jumped out of the first story window, but because the house was on stilts, the force of his fall broke his ankle […]


Hispanic recipes needed

In honor of Hispanic Heritage month we will be featuring Hispanic family recipes. Send your recipe with a bit of background information to Jessica Machado at jmachado@pleasantonexpress.com or bring it by our office. We will be featuring many throughout Hispanic Heritage month, September 15 – October 15. Library Bricks deadline approaches There is still time to honor or memorialize your […]


Construction Equipment Stolen

The Atascosa County Sheriff’s Department along with Crime Stoppers is hoping that a FIVE THOUSAND-DOLLAR cash reward being offered for one week only will help solve a report of a theft located in the 7000 block of FM 1333, 2 miles southwest off FM 173. On Thursday, August 8, 2013 sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a property in the 7000 […]

Atascosa County Game Warden Discovers Drugs

Atascosa County Game Warden Derek Iden issued citations for drug paraphernalia last month when he approached four young fishermen at Atascosa River Park near Hunt and Adams Street. The youngsters were fishing at the park July 18 when Iden made contact to check for valid fishing licenses. “I was making a random pass through the park checking for fishing licenses […]

The Way I See It

GPN, ‘nuff said

My crush started over 35 years ago with Gary P. Nunn. Not that I pined for him romantically, but I immediately became a fan of his music when he was in the Lost Gonzo Band. I’d go hear him with my roommates at Soap Creek Saloon, Armadillo World Headquarters and The Broken Spoke. His hit “London Homesick Blues” was the […]