2014-07-02 E-Edition

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The Way I See It

The Dude abides

This week marks the last week that a colleague and friend will be employed in our fair county. South Texas Regional Medical Center’s Marketing Director Will Brown (or as I have grown accustomed to calling him “Cousin Will”) is retiring from the medical business. My first impression of Will when he came into the Express office over four years ago […]


June 24 - June 30, 2014

Accident Oaklawn (3), GoodwinAccident, Major MainAccident, Minor Oaklawn, Main, OaklawnAssault OaklawnAssault, Threats High MeadowBurglary, Building MainBurglary, Vehicle ColonyCriminal Mischief McGuffin Dr.Criminal Trespass OaklawnDisturbance Main, Commerce, Hunt, Martin, Winship, OaklawnDWI Second St.Missing Juvenile FifthPossession, Controlled Substance EncinoPossession, Drug Paraphernalia Hwy 97Possession Marijuana GoodwinPublic Intoxication Bryant, Adams, Second, High MeadowReckless Driving FifthTheft Oaklawn (2), Bryant, DowneyThreats Second, Oaklawn, Stadium Dr.Threats, Terroristic Location […]

Vigil held for victims, three still missing

A prayer vigil was held last Saturday, June 28 at the Pleasanton River Park in memory of four residents of Atascosa County, three who were murdered within a week of each other. Lindsey Wadkins, Timothy Garcia and Daniel Coronado Jr. were all shot in what law enforcement authorities believe are unrelated events. Wadkins was found murdered in the county while […]


Murder Suspect Wanted

A FIVE THOUSAND DOLLAR CASH REWARD is now being offered for information leading to the arrest of John Bryan FINCH, 29, of Charlotte, TX who is wanted for Murder in Atascosa County. You must call any Crime Stoppers program to be eligible for the reward. Atascosa County Crime Stoppers 830-769-2255. Call (830) 769-CALL

July 4th Celebration

Cinema in the Park Don’t miss the 3rd Cinema in the Park. Saturday, July 5thth The Pleasanton Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is hosting the free event starting at dusk. “Monsters University” will be shown at the Little League ball diamond out field at the Atascosa River Park. South Texas Showdown Bull Riding Head on out to the South Texas Showdown […]

Summer Fun Snapshot Contest

What do you do in the Summer? Swim? Play ball? Stay indoors? We wanna see it. Submit your photos via email, jmachado@pleasantonexpress.com and we’ll add them to a Facebook album. We’re asking you to submit a photo of what summer time in the Brush Country means to you. The winner will be determined by Facebook “likes” and announced at the […]

St. Philip’s Parish Hall breaks ground Sunday

Parishioners at St. Philip Benizi Catholic Church in Poteet celebrated a longawaited, historical event on Sunday, June 29– the ground-breaking of their new Parish Hall. “We have been working on this for many, many years,” said Father Albert Lelo, who has served as priest there since 2011. “We have held festivals. There have been pledges, second collections and other events […]

Second Baptist Chapel unveils Historical Marker

On Sunday, June 29, members of the Second Baptist Chapel of Pleasanton and members of the Atascosa County Historical Commission gathered to dedicate an Official Texas Historical Marker in honor of the church’s rich history. The day began with a church service, to include a sermon given by Pastor Junior Jones and Reverend Woods, a guest pastor from Hondo. During […]