AFTER THE FOG CLEARED



Multiple convictions in Mark Davis Byrd’s murder




A federal Judge in Houston has sentenced Shane Gail “Dirty” McNiel of San Antonio and Denise Nicole Feathers of Jourdanton to 10 years and six years in prison, respectively, in relation to the murder of Mark Davis Byrd Sr. in 2008. McNiel and Feathers both entered guilty pleas to being accessories after the fact to murder; they helped hide a […]

Sheriff’s Deputies led on multi-county chase




Atascosa County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a 27-year-old Pleasanton man after he led deputies on two separate high speed pursuits, says Atascosa County Sheriff David Soward. On Wednesday, February 19, a resident on Oriente Drive north of Pleasanton called the Sheriff’s Office to report that a man had allegedly jumped into the resident’s 2014 Ford pickup while it was idling in […]

Alleged auto parts arsonist arrested




The Atascosa County Sheriff’s Office arrested Steve Rene Brooks, 58, for alleged involvement with fire that burned the back warehouse at Hurley Auto Parts in Pleasanton on February 14. Brooks is charged with Arson, a second degree felony, and remains in jail in lieu of a $100,000 bond. The investigation that led to Brook’s arrest was headed by Atascosa County […]

Strawberry Festival Coronation

Queen To Be Crowned This Weekend


In less than a month, thousands will visit the Strawberry Capital of Texas, for the 67th annual Poteet Strawberry Festival. This year’s event will run from April 4-6. To help kick off the celebration, the Poteet Strawberry Festival Coronation will take place this Saturday, March 8, at the Poteet High School Auditorium. The ceremony is scheduled to start at 7:30 […]

Help with signing up for healthcare at STRMC



Time is running out to sign up for health insurance on the Health Insurance Marketplace. The Affordable Care Act requires that most Americans obtain health insurance by 2014 or pay a tax penalty. The penalty will be applied to your annual taxable income for each month you don’t have health insurance after March 31, 2014, the last day to enroll. […]

Express Online Scavenger Hunt brings many winners




The Pleasanton Express ‘Roarin’ Retro’ Online Scavenger Hunt was a success! Thank you to all who played! Congratulations to this week’s winners Stephanie Amador, John Riccio, Cassie Kendrick, James Strange and Carla Johnson. You can see all the winners in the ad on page 6B as well as on our Facebook page. Allright hunters, it’s time to name the Grand […]

Attend the Chamber Banquet



The Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce will be the first group to host an event in the new Pleasanton Civic Center. The Awards Gala will be held on Thursday, March 6 with dinner being served at 6 p.m. Come see folks who deserve to be honored for their selfless contributions. Tickets are available at the chamber office and are $10 each. […]

Voice recognition software will advertise business at Airport




The Airport Advisory board asked council to approve the purchase of ARTI (Airport Real-Time Information), a new suite of software and hardware that will enable the Pleasanton Municipal Airport to collect more Data on flights coming in and out of the airport without having to require additional staffing. The equipment, about the size of a mini-fridge, will be installed inside […]

The Way I See It

A quarter of a century

This past January, my youngest child, turned 25. This milestone made me look at my last 25 years as well. A lot happens in 25 years. First, I immediately recognized that I have been with the Pleasanton Express for 25 years, almost to the day, this week. I started working here when Allison was a newborn. A month after I […]


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