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Sanchez sworn in as new councilman



A Special Meeting of the Poteet City Council was held on Monday, November 23. All members were present: Denise Sanchez, Rosalinda De La Fuente, Sonny Estrada, Valerie Reyes and Mayor Richard Tuttle. Greg Groesbeck had resigned his position at the last meeting. The first piece of business was the approval of the minutes for the meeting on November 2 and […]

Lighted Christmas Parade Dec. 5



The Brush Country community is invited to the annual Lighted Christmas Parade in Pleasanton, scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 5. Judging of the entries will begin at 6 p.m. and the parade will kick off about 6:30 p.m. “The Atascosa County Sheriff’s Posse have sponsored this event since 2009, explained Robert Earl Wood. “People really look forward to this parade.” The […]

Pulliam Drive now open to traffic



Pulliam Drive is now fully open for traffic. Work has been completed in a stretch near Brian Drive. Pulliam Drive was closed approximately 350 feet west of the intersection with Brian Drive for traffic headed east on Pulliam Drive. The county and the city worked cooperatively to fix the rough road and stiffen it for floodwater to cross Pulliam Drive. […]

Still time to enter in Reindeer Bucks



The Pleasanton Express Reindeer Bucks Giveaway begins today. You can join in by registering at any participating merchants. Reindeer Bucks allows you an opportunity to win gift certificates from local merchants: Cattleman’s Vet Supply Plestex 4 Theater Dairy Queen-Pleasanton The Good Health Store Kadobe’s Bar and Grill Mane Attraction Trailer Park Trinkets Boutique Sears Center Pharmacy Eagle Lanes Nest Feathers […]

Not a Black Friday fan

The Way I See It

I’ll admit it. I have never shopped in the Black Friday frenzy. “What” you ask? Yep. Not for me. Now I will admit that years ago before this whole “get up at midnight or the crack of dawn and head over to grab items out of someone else’s hands” type of shopping started that I indeed did shop on the […]

15 Disaster-Stricken Counties to Receive Federal Aid

State Capital Highlights

President Barack Obama on Nov. 25 ordered federal disaster aid to supplement Texas state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding during the period of Oct. 22-31. President Obama’s action makes federal funding available to affected individuals in the counties of Bastrop, Brazoria, Caldwell, Comal, Galveston, Guadalupe, Hardin, Harris, Hays, Hidalgo, […]

Politics in Texas: A Contact Sport

Texas Politics

Texans sit in the national front row to watch politics, which the late U.S. Sen. Lloyd Bentsen called “a contact sport.” We’ve got 38 electoral votes, second only to California’s 55. And we’ve had several presidents, and presidential candidates. So, Texas has clout in presidential politics? No. Probably not this cycle. The last Democrat elected governor in Texas was Ann […]

Flashback: Lagunillas Watershed impractical SCS says



60 Years ago- Costs will exceed benefits on the proposed 100,000-acre Lagunillas watershed, the Soil Conservation Service reported last night to watershed directors, soil conservation supervisors and others in the meeting at Jourdanton. This means that the watershed cannot be developed. Ernest Wehman, member of the state soil conservation board, explained that the law requires watersheds to outweigh costs with […]

Angel Trees shine brighter



You may have seen Christmas trees at various businesses this holiday season adorned with paper cutouts of angels. Written on these ornaments are first names of area children, their age, gender and clothes size. These Angel Trees have become a staple in Atascosa County over the past 25 years. The Atascosa County Child Welfare Board and Ms. Hortencia Galindo was […]


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