County Tragedy

Mom charged with capital murder


Tashawan Caldwell, 26, has been charged with capital murder after she confessed to stabbing her son to death in the early morning hours of Sunday, December 8, according to the Atascosa County Sheriff’s Office. Atascosa County Deputies Tim Sawicki and Tim Reinikka were dispatched to investigate. Police said the murder happened in the 500 block of Highland Loop, in a […]

Too Tired to Smile



Missing man found dead




Roberto Pacheco, 31, missing since November 24th, has been found dead. Pacheco’s cousin was searching along Highway 16 Saturday morning. He found a body in a white Ford 150 crashed in between the Elm Creek bridges. Bexar County Sheriff’s office arrived, along with Pacheco’s family. The family confirmed it was Pacheco. The family had been placing flyers out and posting […]

Alleged burglars speed through three counties




A San Antonio Police Department officer was shot in the head and a Poth Police Officer’s car was sprayed with bullets while in pursuit of robbery suspects on the morning of Sunday, December 8. Shawn Ruiz Puente, 32, and Genevieve Ramos, 28, both San Antonio natives, allegedly robbed the San Pedro Food Mart at gun point around 12 a.m. Sunday. […]

Twisted “carjacking” tale may be drug deal gone bad




County investigators are trying to unravel a tangled tale involving a supposed carjacking that may have happened on Wednesday, December 4. A resident on Hickory Lane off Old Pleasanton Road called dispatch late Wednesday evening saying there was a man at his front door claiming to have been in an accident. Atascosa County Sheriff David Soward says that when DPS […]

Don’t miss IceFights



Christmas is around the corner and there’s so much going on in the county. This Saturday, visit the Art Walk featuring the IceFight. Ice carvers will be competing on Pleasanton’s Main Street along with more vendors lining the street. You can also enter the cookie contest, too. It all starts at 3 p.m. with the IceFights competing at 5 p.m. […]

$5,000 Cash REWARD

Vehicles Vandalized

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 110100 block of IH 37, north of Pleasanton, TX. On Monday, November 18, 2013 sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to Atascosa Chrysler Dodge Dealership in the […]

Megan Benishek joins Pleasanton Express advertising sales force




The Pleasanton Express is pleased to announce the newest member of our advertising sales force, Megan Benishek. Megan was raised in Pleasanton and graduated from Pleasanton High School in 2003. She graduated from University of Mary-Hardin Baylor with a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication/ Journalism in 2008. While at University of Mary-Hardin Baylor, she earned several journalism awards from […]

Santa’s little helper



The Way I See It

Forgiving times

This time of year brings about many emotions. While it is “the most wonderful time of the year” according to the Christmas song, it can also be a very lonely and depressing time for many. The holidays conjure up many memories – some good, some bad. In my 55 years here on Earth, I have experienced many Christmases that have […]


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