A day to remember

JROTC offers morning 9/11 ceremony; H-E-B honors firemen and policemen with luncheon

The second annual Patriot Day ceremony was held at the Pleasanton High School courtyard on September 11. JROTC members – from Pleasanton, Jourdanton and Poteet – assembled, with Cadet Major Mark Paez, Eagle Battalion Operations Officer and Pleasanton senior serving as master of ceremonies. “We are here to remember and pay respect to the victims of the 9-11 attacks and […]

Pleasanton bypass route helpful in many ways

Referring to the needs for the bypass route, Atascosa County Commissioner Bill Carroll, Precinct 4, said, “It’s entirely just a safety issue involved here, not only for the residents of the county and city of Pleasanton but even for people who are from outside the county.” Carroll continued, “We’re getting a lot of feedback from the service companies wanting to […]

County rocked by quake

Many residents in the Charlotte and Jourdanton area were startled Wednesday, Sept. 10, when a 3.2 magnitude earthquake shook the region. It was not until the following day that the United States Geological Survey National Earthquake Information Center confirmed the earthquake. The epicenter was located 4 kilometers southeast of Charlotte. Pleasanton Express staffer Robbie Hamby of Charlotte was among those […]

Local schools receive distinction designations for 2014

All five school districts in the Brush Country region had at least one campus earn a distinction designation, according to the Texas Education Agency’s 2014 accountability ratings. Districts, campuses and charters receive one of three ratings under the accountability system: Met Standard; Met Alternative Standard or Improvement Required. The “Met Standard” rating is based on: •Student Achievement– Provides a snapshot […]

Information regarding 2015 Atascosa County Budget

Here are highlights regarding the 2015 Atascosa County Budget. The total tax rate (General, Farm-to-Market, and Interest & Sinking) is $0.3632 per $100 valuation, and is the same as the effective rate. The new rate is $0.0534 less than the prior year’s rate and amounts to a 12.81% decrease in the total tax rate. The 2015 budget adds several new […]

Salad Luncheon; music festival and County Fair

Library Luncheon Friends of the Pleasanton Public Library come on out for the Salad Luncheon and Silent Auction. Event will be held this Thursday, September 18 at the Pleasanton Civic Center, from 11am- 1pm. Plates w/ drink are $8.00 and all proceeds benefit the Pleasanton Library and Information Center. Pleasanton Football Fans Pre-sale tickets can be purchased for the Poteet […]


Murder Suspect Wanted 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 theft located in the 3200 block of West FM 476 outside the city limits of Poteet. On September 13, 2014 at about 9:30 a.m. sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a […]


September 9 – September 15, 2014 Accident Bryant, Bensdale, Main, Oaklawn, Bowen Accident, Major Oaklawn Accident, Minor Bryant, Oaklawn (2) Assault Dallas Burglary, Habitation Main St., Second Conduct, Deadly High Meadow Conduct, Disorderly High Meadow Criminal Mischief High Meadow, Live Oak Criminal Trespass Pulliam Disturbance Winship, Fount, San Antonio St., Jeff, Main, Hwy 97 E, Oaklawn(2), Seventh, Patrick Driving While […]

The Way I See It

Angel construction noticed

I t isn’t often that you get to acknowledge people doing great things for our community. But it’s even harder when these great people don’t want to be acknowledged. I’m all about keeping things private for the sake of those who don’t want the attention – for those who are giving and equally for those who are receiving. So … […]

Celebrating our United States constitution

This week of September 17 school children will learn about the Constitution, how learned men studied thousands of years of works by others to develop the Constitution, the very foundation of our Country. What an opportune time for us all to become students and learn and appreciate this document and what it means to our personal welfare and pursuit of […]