Trooper Rogers named top cop

Matthew Felan receives Citizen of the Year award

At the 40th annual Atascosa County Law Enforcement Officer Association’s banquet, DPS Trooper Waylon Rogers was named the 2014 Officer of the Year. He received the award after a steak dinner and the evening’s speaker Pleasanton Chief of Police Ronald Sanchez. The dinner, catered by Rose and Balde Pesqueda, was served among a western theme – complete with branded plate […]

YOU’RE A GRAND OLD FLAG



$629 million distributed in sales tax revenue statewide from Comptroller



(AUSTIN) — Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar said that state sales tax revenue in May was $2.6 billion, up 5.2 percent compared to May 2014. “This marks the 62nd consecutive month of growth in sales tax collections,” Hegar said. “Sales tax revenue growth was relatively strong, spurred by consumer spending at retail stores and restaurants. Remittances from the construction, wholesale trade […]

Don’t miss Taste



Last year the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce resurrected the popular Taste of Atascosa and area businesses are signing up to participate again. It will be held at the Pleasanton Civic Center on Thursday, June 25 from 6-9 p.m. Among tasting tidbits from area eateries, there will be live music and an auction and a chance to vote on a favorite […]

CITIZEN OF THE YEAR



Citizen of the Year Elida Garza Memorial Award Matthew Felan On April 24, 2015, shortly after midnight, a Pleasanton Patrol Officer initiated a field contact on a suspicious male. During the field contact, the suspect became combative and assaulted the officer. A struggle ensued. A passer-by, identified as Matthew Felan was driving by when he saw an officer in need […]

ACLEOA THOMAS MONSE, MARK STEPHENSON, TERRY MILLER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIPS ACLEOA

Thomas Monse, Mark Stephenson, Terry Miller Memorial Scholarship Recipients

Three seniors received $1,000 scholarships given in the memory of fallen officers Thomas Monse, Mark Stephenson and Terry Miller. Tanna Yow, of Pleasanton, has plans to become an Emergency Medical Technician or First Responder/ Law Enforcement. She is the daughter of Clynton Yow and Jennifer Garcia. Kayli Beltran, of Jourdanton, will be attending Texas A&M Kingsville, majoring in Criminology. She […]

CORRECTION



The Pleasanton Express regrets the omission of two advertisements for the City of Poteet. They are in need of a Chief of Police and Public Works Director. Please see the ads in this week’s edition of classified advertisements. We apologize to the City of Poteet. If you have a complaint about the fairness or accuracy of items in this issue, […]

AIRLIFE TAKES ONE TO HOSPITAL



Sheriff issues warning for trailer thefts



AtascosaCo. Cities CountyThis Periodhas seen a significant spike in trailerCharlottethefts $within31,512.98the lastJourdantonfew month$ 93,060.92and law enforcementLytle $agencies71,774.68 are issuingPleasantona warning$485,054.74to trailer ownersPoteet to beware.$ 30,616.58Sheriff David Soward said that his deputiesCounty Totalhave712,019.90experienced threeJune rebatetimesallocationsas manyincludetrailertaxes theftsby businessesjust infilingthemonthlylast fourreports. months. The sheriff said thatStatisticsthe trailersupplied theftsby Comptrollerare Comparable Pmnt. Percent 2015 Payments alsoPriorupYearin theChangecities as To well. Investigators from 42,009.90the […]

‘Daddy’ to ‘Dad’ shift

The Way I See It

I don’t remember when it happened. It just did. We all remember the first time we had our first kiss or saw our kids take their first step. But I can’t for the life of me remember when I stopped calling my dad “Daddy”. It’s much like I don’t recall the last time I had to help bathe my kids. […]


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