Atascosa youth prepare for stock show

Huge auction begins at noon Saturday, Jan. 16

This week, Atascosa County youth will find out how their efforts of raising animals, poultry and creating Ag Mechanics fare at the 62nd annual Atascosa Co. Livestock Show. According to Randy Ramey, Co-superintendent for the Livestock Show, there are 465 local 4-H and FFA youth who are participating in the annual event. In 2015, Tatum Bauer sold her Grand Champion […]

Out & About

The 62nd Annual Atascosa County Livestock Show has begun with lots to see and do. If you haven’t steered yourself over to some of the events yet, you’re in for a treat! Our local youth work hard on their projects and deserve all the support we can offer. You won’t want to miss the final sale that takes place on […]

Fire guts home

Cub scout pack 194 visits Express

Dollar General robbed

On January 3, 2016 at approximately 8:30 p.m., a man entered the Dollar General Store located at 602 Second St. in Pleasanton. The man was dressed in black and his face was masked. He brandished a firearm and demanded money from the store clerk. He then fled the store. The investigation is ongoing.

McAllister to lead JISD

Theresa McAllister was recently named the new Superintendent of schools at Jourdanton ISD, and has plans to continue helping the district move forward in a positive direction. With a bond that passed just before the end of 2015, McAllister is looking forward to seeing the plans to improve JISD become a reality. “The bond is very important and I want […]

“Teamwork is a mind-set”

Cooperation is the ‘go-word’ among Pleasanton city employees

Cooperation between employees in the realm of public service in a community is a beneficial attribute. Such is the case in the City of Pleasanton among public works entities. Johnny Huizar, public works director, said, “Public Works works with community development. When reviewing projects, our responsibility is to verify that jobs meet codes and standards. That is why it is […]

Poteet’s A- rating great for municipal bonds

At the regular meeting for the Poteet City Council, James Gilley Jr. an analyst at U.S. Capital Advisors was pleased to report the rating for the City of Poteet through Standard and Poor’s (S&P) being A-. This signifies that Poteet is in a good financial state and places it in a favorable position in selling bonds to help finance projects. […]

New law helps Texans support organ donation

(AUSTIN) —More than 123,000 Americans are on the waiting list for organ transplants, and 22 die every day because the organ they needed was not available. One organ donor can save the lives of eight people, and one tissue donor can save countless lives. A new law taking effect this month makes it even easier for Texans to register as […]

VTX1 named Certified Gig-capable Provider by NTCA

VTX1 was recognized by NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association, the premier association representing nearly 900 independent community based telecommunications companies that are leading innovation in rural and small-town America, as a Certified Gig-Capable Provider for delivering gigabit broadband speeds and enabling technological innovation in 15 communities. As a Certified Gig- Capable Provider, VTX1 joins a national campaign to build awareness and […]