One killed in Wednesday night shoot-out on Adams St.

One died and two were injured when an argument over personal property escalated and shots were exchanged by both sides in the 600 block of East Adams St. around 7 p..m. Wednesday, December 2. Lawrence Bert Cole Jr., 30, was airlifted to San Antonio Military Medical Center (SAMMC) where he later died. Another male and female were also injured and […]

Vietnam MIA comes home to Texas Billy David Hill

editor’s note: In 2010, the Pleasanton Express ran an article on Billy David Hill of Poteet, who went Missing in Action on Jan. 21, 1968. His classmates from the Poteet High School Class of 1965 dedicated a book in his memory, “Keeping the Promise: The Story of MIA Jerry EllIott, A Family Disappearance and a Sister’s 40- Year Search for […]

AFCC awarded $50,000 grant

Baptist Health Foundation has awarded a $50,000.00 grant to the Atascosa Family Crisis Center, Inc. This Foundation grant will allow AFCC to provide ‘residential services’ that are not covered by any other funding source. Currently their grants through Health & Human Service Commission and The Office of the Governor provide services for their Non-Residential clients. With the help of The […]

True Blue Heroes

On Friday, December 4 a Christmas wish was granted for one local five year old whom was placed under hospice care. For the past three years, Darian Chapa has been battling bronchioveolar carcinoma, which is a form of cancer that attacks the lungs. Chapa was devastated when he learned he would be homebound and wouldn’t be allowed to visit Santa […]

Holiday excitement continues

Atascosa County has kicked off Christmas in full fashion with Santa Sightings and festivals galore last weekend. Good for us all, the holiday excitement continues on with plenty more things to see and do. First Annual Ugly Sweater Bash Join the Art On Main Co-Op Creation Saturday, December 12 beginning at 12 p.m. and ending at 5 p.m. There will […]

Alas the holiday season is upon us

Soon the kids will be home from school and our calorie intake will double. Hopefully you’re doing all of your Christmas shopping online and avoiding the crowded San Antonio malls. The experts are predicting a steady cold wet winter which translates into an increase of traffic accidents. If you’re like many of us, you’re going to find yourself spending your […]



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Pleasanton Express Christmas Story Contest!

Deadline Dec. 17

The Pleasanton Express invites its readers to enter the “Brush Country Christmas Story” Contest. The story can be fiction or true; humorous or serious. The Pleasanton Express will pay the two winners $50 each– one for the serious story category and one for the humorous story category. Stories are limited to a maximum of 750 words and the deadline for […]

Oaklawn morning crash