It’s officially open

Cuellar assists in grand opening of civic center, library, freedom center

The room was full of dignitaries – both current and former office holders – citizens, city staff and guests to congratulate the City of Pleasanton on their new Civic Center, Library/Information Center and Freedom Center. Congressman Henry Cuellar attended and addressed the citizens and those who helped to make the new buildings a reality. “We are here today to celebrate […]

Relay For Life celebrating 10 years this weekend

Looking at this year’s theme for Relay For Life, “Relay Thru the Decades… Celebrate 10 Years of RELAY” one must ask themselves, “Really, has it been 10 years since we started Relay For Life?” The event is happening this Saturday, April 26 at the Jourdanton High School Stadium, beginning at 7 p.m. and will last until 7 a.m. Sunday morning. […]

Express wins nine awards

Wickersham earns Photographer of the Year

The Pleasanton Express staff attended the 88th annual South Texas Press Association convention held attheYORanchHotelin Kerrville this past weekend and came back with a bevy of awards. In all, nine awards were given ranging from first to third, which also had the newspaper tie for third place overall in the Sweepstakes category in Division 2 publications (weekly newspapers with circulation […]

Still missing after four months

Greg Cisnero, 26, has been missing for four months as of last week. Cisnero was last seen at the PICO gas station on Highway 97 in Jourdanton on January 11. Pearl Luna, his mother, and other family members have been working hard to find him. Jourdanton Police Chief Eric Kaiser said that while no new credible information has yet been […]

Vodochodsky parole protest in works

Atascosa County Sheriff David Soward confirmed that Kenneth Vodochodsky will come before the parole board for early release sometime in the next few months. Vodochodsky was a friend of Jeremiah Engleton who lured law enforcement officers to his home on Corgey Road on October 12, 1999. Engleton had been arrested for domestic violence and was bailed out by Vodochodsky. The […]

New Poteet ISD officer conquered poverty

The Poteet Police Department welcomes their newest school Resource Officer, Yvonne Lopez, into their family on Monday, April 21. Lopez graduated from the San Antonio Police Academy in December, after spending 19 months struggling out of poverty. In July 2012, Lopez was five months into her pregnancy when her doctor confined her to bed rest. Her family of six was […]


Mower Taken On Eichman

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 2000 block of Eichman Road, 2.7 miles south of Stacy Road off of TX HWY 16. On April 4, 2014 at about 3:00 p.m. sheriff’s […]


April 14 - April 21, 2014

Accident: on Commerce St., on Second St.and on West OaklawnAssault: on East White Street and onSouth Main StreetAssist Atascosa County Sheriff’s Office in pursuit:on Bensdale St.Assist other Agency-Accident on Highway: on IH 37Burglary of a Building: on West Oaklawn (2), onNorth Main and on Second StBurglary of a Vehicle: on North Bryant St.,on Taylor St., and on Lost Trail Drive […]


Rep. Guillen to hold hearing on drought impact, coastal tourism

AUSTIN – On April 25, Chairman Ryan Guillen (D- District 31) will hold a field hearing of the House Committee on Culture, Recreation, and Tourism in Corpus Christi. The purpose of the committee’s hearing is to discuss coastal tourism and examine the impacts of drought on wildlife resources in the region. “Texas continues to face persistent drought conditions, and our […]