Three county residents murdered

Three people from our county have lost their lives violently over the course of one week. Last Wednesday, a young mother from Jourdanton, Lindsey Wadkins, was found murdered on Taylor Road. Pleasanton resident Timothy Garcia, 30, died as a result of a shooting early Saturday near Pleasanton and Big Leaf Roads in South Bexar County. The third murder was Daniel […]

Mother abandons 9-year-old daughter at hospital

The Jourdanton Police Department has charged Patricia Woodrow, 31, for abandoning and endangering a child after the mother dropped off her 9-yearold daughter at South Texas Regional Medical Center last week in Jourdanton. The mother was found in a mobile home in Pleasanton and taken into custody. Woodrow was also charged with resisting arrest and assault on a peace officer […]

Pleasanton Express wins top state press award

The Better Newspaper Contest awarded the coveted Sweepstakes award to the Pleasanton Express last Saturday. The contest was held during the Texas Press Association (TPA) Leadership Retreat held in Corpus Christi June 19-21. Judged by the New Mexico Press Association, the Express’ entries were competing in the Large Weeklies Division. There were nine divisions entered). Overall, 159 newspapers across the […]

St. Rose of Lima honor Msgr. Wagner; picnic held, too

The annual picnic for St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church will be held this Sunday, June 29. Barbeque brisket and sausage plates will be served at 11 a.m. Plates will be sold for $7. Mass will be held at 11:30 a.m. with Monsignor John A. Wagner as presider. A tribute to the work and dedication he gave to the parish […]


Trail in Poteet park officially opens

The City of Poteet in cooperation with the Poteet Trailblazer organization would like to announce the completion of Phase One of the Poteet Middle Camino Real Recreation Trail. The project began with a vision in 2010 through a proposed effort by the City of Poteet and El Camino Real National Historic Trail Association and the late historian Richard Santos to […]

Cinema In The Park

Taste of Atascosa If you are looking for something to do for dinner check out the Taste of Atascosa and enjoy some of the countie’s finest cuisine, as the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce brings back The Taste of Atascosa. Join the chamber tomorrow, June 26 at the Pleasanton Civic Center from 6-9 pm. Admission is $10 per person and includes […]


Theft of motorcycle & tools 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 burglary located in the 600 block of Trophy Lane, about 1 mile east of FM 476. On June 9, 2014 at about 9:00 a.m. sheriff’s […]

Pleasanton ISD appoints Zamarripa as District 2 representative

After a short closed session, the Pleasanton ISD board unanimously agreed to convey the Leming school property to Atascosa County. This will be effective July 1 and is conditional on the fact that the buildings are not demolished and must be open for use by the public. Plans are to try to get them designated as historical buildings. The board, […]