Suspect nabbed by Atascosa, Frio and Medina County officers

On Thursday, October 22, Medina and Atascosa County deputies responded to a burglary in progress call northwest of Kyote near the Medina- Atascosa County line. A Texas DPS Trooper responding from Frio County apprehended one of the suspects and the second suspect fled on foot and escaped. Sheriff David Soward said that Mark Rios 22, of San Antonio was charged […]

Republican Roundup held Oct. 15

Approximately 100 citizens from Atascosa, Medina, Real and Wilson Counties gathered at the Pleasanton Country Club on October 15th for the Republican Roundup. Atascosa County Republican Party Chairman Marian Knowlton welcomed the gathering of conservatives and urged their participation in the political process as the 2016 election cycle begins. Primary voting will be held on March 1, 2016. The filing […]

Norman Porter, Sr. Memorial Scholarship Fund established

The Atascosa County Historical Commission has partnered with the Atascosa County Historical Association to create a scholastic scholarship to honor Norman Porter Sr, a man who devoted his life to education. Mr. Porter graduated from Pleasanton High School in 1950, then earned a B.S. in Education in 1957 and a Masters in Education in 1965. After teaching, coaching and serving […]

Chairman David Porter directs Railroad Commission to oppose new federal mining rule

Asserts proposed rule will hurt Texas economy and threaten state primacy Oil & Gas Editor

On October 20, Railroad Commission Chairman David Porter, at the Commission’s open meeting, directed agency staff to sign a letter supporting the Interstate Mining Compact Commission’s comments on the Stream Protection Rule proposed by the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE). Porter emphasized that the 1200 page OSMRE rule threatens the Texas economy and compromises state primacy of […]


Help raise funds for Tom Wickersham

Lifestyles Editor

The joy that Tom and Pat Wickersham of Pleasanton, better known as Santa and Mrs. Claus, bring to children throughout South Texas cannot be measured. Years ago, the Pleasanton Express staff had the opportunity to witness this display of love firsthand, as Santa and Mrs. Claus met with children at Jourdanton Head Start to distribute Christmas gifts. For the past […]

Yours and Mine Gift Shop

Pleasanton Express Business of the Month

What does it take to be a great business in Atascosa County? “Perseverance and friendly, outgoing service to the public,” said Mary Bell, owner of Yours and Mine Gift Shop in Poteet and our Pleasanton Express Business of the Month. Bell has owned Yours and Mine Gift Shop for 16 years since March of 1999 and also previously owned another […]

Business Professionals of America installs new officers

Business Professionals of America, Pleasanton High School Chapter, held its annual induction ceremony on Oct. 14, in the PHS Cafetorium. Annette Carrasco, Buyer for HEB, was the guest speaker for the evening. Carrasco spoke about qualities to hone in on to ensure that you work in a career that fulfills your life and that makes you happy to go to […]

Cowboy Fellowship Fall Festival Oct. 31

Get ready for the Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct. 31, at Cowboy Fellowship on FM 3350. First Baptist Church in Jourdanton is partnering with Cowboy Fellowship of Atascosa County for this year’s event activities along with local clubs and civic organizations. The fun will begin at 6 p.m. will include free pizza for the first 1,500 guests. There will be […]

Fall Fest at River Park

Several community churches and organizations are coming together once again to host the annual Fall Festival in the Atascosa River Park on Saturday Oct. 31, from 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. There will be free food, drinks and candy in addition to games to play and inflatables to play on. You can meet Matt and Chrisy from the Power Team […]

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