St. Andrew Picnic moving to Showbarn

BBQ dinner and family fun May 3

Father Gilberto Vallejo and Deacon Bennie Garcia of St. Andrew Catholic Church in Pleasanton invite everyone to their annual Parish Picnic on Sunday, May 3. Due to the upcoming renovations at St. Andrew’s Parish Hall, this year’s picnic will be moving to the Atascosa County Showbarn. All proceeds will benefit the Parish Hall Building Fund. It requires the help of […]

WATER: Protecting one of our most precious resources

Wouldn’t it be so nice and convenient for a city to increase its future water supply by simply finding a convenient, close-by source and taking whatever they want. San Antonio Water System (SAWS) is working on this in Southern Bexar County, Atascosa and Wilson Counties with its proposed brackish water treatment program. What is bothersome is the loss of our […]

Express places second overall, brings home 6 awards at STPA contest

The South Texas Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest awarded the Pleasanton Express six awards as well as coming in second place overall in the Sweepstakes category in Division 2 (weekly newspaper with a circulation larger than 2,000). Fredericksburg Standard-Radio Post and Port Aransas South Jetty tied for first place, winning Sweepstakes. Placing first were the Express’ Lifestyle Pages. “Design and […]

Pleasanton ISD Bond readies for election

The Pleasanton ISD 2015 Bond Proposal proponents have been cognizant of the questions and concerns of the voters during this bond’s process. The school district has held meetings to answer and address these concerns. A group of concerned citizens have joined forces to help get out the information and to support the district’s endeavor. One of the meetings for the […]



April 14-April 20 Accident – Main St., Goodwin, Airport Rd., Second St. Accident, Minor Oaklawn – (5), Main St. (4), Second St. (3), Bensdale, Goodwin Accident, Minor, Hit and Run -Oaklawn Assault – Oaklawn Burglary – Second St., Val Verde, Sanchez, Goodwin Credit Card Abuse – Oaklawn Criminal Mischief – Second St., Main St. Disturbance – Houston St., Second St., […]

ATV taken from Coble Road


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 3500 block of Coble Road, located 5 miles north of the city of Poteet. On April 2, 2015 at about 7:45 a.m. sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a property […]


Viral videos vex victims

There have been a few happenings of late that I am quite elated, lucky – fill in any other word to express my happiness – that my formative and teen years did not have social media and smart phones. The things you can find on the internet -YouTube, Facebook, Vine, SnapChat etc. – would have had such devices of mine […]

Texas should pass texting ban during Distracted Driving Awareness Month

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and, unfortunately, we don’t have to look far to understand the terrible toll that distracted driving is taking on Texas families. Last month alone, 15-year-old Delia Ramirez of Austin was killed when a distracted driver ran a red light and crashed into the vehicle she was riding in, and 87-year-old Helen Montfort of Corsicana […]