Not a creature was stirring

Welcome home ,Billy Hill

Open Carry handgun legal in Texas Jan. 1

January 1 will not only usher in a new year, it will also allow Texans to carry handguns in plain sight. Governor Greg Abbott signed HB910 into law back in June 2015. What does the law entail and how are law enforcement officers preparing for the change? Open Carry is just that. Licensed gun owners may now carry their handguns […]

Aggravated robbery subjects sought

The Jourdanton Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating two subjects involved in an Aggravated Robbery of the Stripes (formerly Pico’s) store located at 1202 Oak St. Jourdanton, Texas. Two male subjects entered the store at 3:30 a.m. on December 14 wearing masks and hoodies and displaying a handgun. They confronted clerks and left with an undisclosed amount […]

Commissioners approve preliminary design

The Atascosa County Commissioners Court has approved the preliminary design of a Courthouse Annex that will provide much needed additional space for courtrooms and offices. It will be constructed on a block northeast of the present Courthouse. Courtroom space is so limited that the county has had to enter into a rental agreement with the City of Jourdanton to rent […]

Out & About

Pleasanton Express Office Holiday Sche dule Our office will be closed on Thursday, December 24-25. We will also be closed on December 31 thru January 1, 2016. Ch ristmas will be he re in 2 days! Wow! Christmas is nearly here and we’re hoping the stress to do last minute shopping hasn’t overwhelmed you just yet. What’s even more amazing […]


Hunting on small tracts of land prohibited

I wanted to clear up an often asked question regarding hunting or discharging a firearm on 10 acres or less. In 1993 the Texas Legislature passed a law that can be found in the Texas Local Government Code, Section 235.042. The law allows, in the interest to promote public safety, a Commissioners Court of a county to prohibit hunting with […]

Democratic candidates announced

I’m proud to announce the Atascosa County Democratic candidates for the upcoming Primary Election on Tuesday, March 1, 2016. We have a challenger for Commissioner Pct. 1 that will be voted on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. We have a race for Commissioner Pct. 3, due to the retirement of Commissioner Pct. 3, Freddie Ogden. These candidates are extremely qualified to […]

Atascosa Citizens in Action helping AFCC

Atascosa Citizens in Action (ACA) is working hard to provide needed assistance to Atascosa Family Crisis Center (AFCC). AFCC moved to a new location from the one they had occupied for a number of years on Oaklawn. They are in a new building where existing rooms are being partitioned to provide ample room to accomodate as many as ten families […]