Express asks readers to send summer photos

With summer rapidly approaching, the opportunity to snap summer pictures is upon us. Here at the Express, we encourage our readers to send photos of summer time activites. Whether it’s hunting, fishing, or playing sports all you have to do is send the photo to the Express’ sports editor Chris Filoteo via email at We ask you identify each […]

Pleasanton FFA Officers attend Area X Leadership Camp

On June 20th-22nd, the Pleasanton FFA chapter officers attended Area X leadership camp. This camp was located near Sandia at Camp Zephyr. Thanks to the summer staff at Camp Zephyr, this camp was very well organized and enjoyable for all of the campers. Each day we were put through different sessions which were each an hour long. One of the […]


Happy Birthday Gideon

I do hope that I don’t get any calls complaining that I didn’t get the notice of the SAWS desalinization project on the Carrizo Aquifer from which Atascosa County draws its fresh water. I did, and my husband went to the roundtable discussion. Some day, and I hope it’s not too late, we’ll all be sitting around wondering what happened […]

Nomination deadline nears for FSA County Committees

U. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Juan Garcia reminds farmers, ranchers and other agricultural producers that Aug. 1, 2014, is the deadline for local FSA county committee nominations. County committees are an important link between the farm community and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Farmers and ranchers elected to local committees share their opinions and […]

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4-H Club Officer training offered

State Sheep and Goat Tag Orders Due for the major Stock Shows 4-H members that plan to show Sheep and Goats at the major spring stock shows should order your tags by Friday August 15, 2014 and tags will be $11.00 each. 4-H members can stop by the Extension Office and order your tags. FFA members should contact your Ag […]

Handy farm bill tool will help decision making

There’s help available for Atascosa County farmers and ranchers who are weighing the pros and cons of new safety net programs created under the 2014 farm bill. “Farmers and ranchers have many decisions to make this fall that will affect them for the next five years,” Pete Pawelek, Atascosa County Farm Bureau president, said. “Fortunately, the Agricultural and Food Policy […]



Betty Jean Corbin Statler, 78, passed away in the company of family on the afternoon of July 19, 2014. She was born August 17, 1935. Betty was an avid reader, gardening enthusiast, and held a deep love for horses. Most importantly though, she was a loving mother and a giving woman with an immense devotion to family and God. She […]


Antonio Pacheco Jr. passed away Thursday, July 3, 2014 in Tucson, Arizona at the age of 85. He was born April 19, 1929 in Pleasanton. He is survived by his son John Anthony and wife Anita; daughters Nina and Regina; brothers Celestino “Tino” Pacheco from Pleasanton, Narciso Pacheco, wife Josie of Flint, Michigan, Jose “Joe” Pacheco of Flint, Michigan; sisters […]


Josephine (Josie) Marie Blaschke Brezina of Austin, TX died on Sunday, July 20, 2014 at her home after a short illness. She attained the age of 92 years, 4 months and 2 days. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, great-great grandmother and friend. She was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church and a resident of Corpus […]