Successful show, overall, in Tilden

Compared to the last few oil-rich years, the overall numbers for the 2016 McMullen County Livestock Show were down from 2015’s $382,800. This year’s total reached $225,050 for the annual auction. But, if you compare this amount to the 2011 sales of $192,600, it would be an increase. (See chart on page 5A). McMullen County Jr. Livestock Show/Tilden Livestock Scholarship […]

Out & About

Win Valentine’s Day Prizes! We are featuring a Valentine’s Day Card Contest for Children and Adults! Cards will be judged, as follows: Best Children’s Card, Funniest Card, and Most Romantic. The contest is open to people of all ages. Submit them to the Pleasanton Express office or E-mail them to Erika Vela at The deadline for submissions is Friday, […]


Free Voter’s Guide for March Primary Election

A Voter’s Guide for the March 1 Primary Election will be published on Wednesday, February, 17. Candidates are urged to participate in this free service. Please submit a high resolution photo (or come by and one will be taken for you) and a write-up with a 150 word limit by Friday, February 5 at 5 p.m. Email to, mail […]

Judge Hurley updates County projects, initiatives

I asked Atascosa County Judge Bob Hurley for an update on projects, initiatives progressing in the county. Judge Hurley said, “We have the rough computer draft of an updated personnel manual, which will be ready to be reviewed by Commissioner’s Court in about two weeks. The Committee will be going over it. This has been a long process that we […]

Charlotte convenience store robbed

Atascosa County Sheriff David Soward confirmed a robbery is being investigated that occurred in Charlotte at the Valero Store on Hwy. 97 on January 24. The sheriff’s office received a 9-1-1 call reporting an armed robbery. The clerk reported that a single gunman, wearing a black hoodie and a partial black mask, was armed with a handgun. After taking an […]

School boards recognized in January

They may not be faster than a speeding bullet, nor stronger than a locomotive like Superman, but local school board members are Super Heroes to our county’s four independent school districts. January is School Board Appreciation Month and this year’s theme was that of Super Heroes. Jourdanton’s students drew different characters and labled the names of the school board members. […]

Pleasanton chamber awards banquet set

The Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce will hold their annual awards banquet on Thursday, February 4 at Lew’s at Pleasanton Country Club Banquet Room, 1801 McGuffin Dr. The reception and dinner will begin at 6 p.m. with a program and awards following. Pleasanton ISD’s Superintendent Dr. Matthew Mann will be the guest speaker and will give a progress report on the […]

First Commercial Bank, Jourdanton State Bank to merge

SEGUIN – First Commercial Financial Corp, the holding company for First Commercial Bank, N.A., Seguin, Texas, and Jourdanton Bancshares, Inc., the holding company for Jourdanton State Bank, today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement to combine the two organizations. Under the terms of the definitive agreement, shareholders of Jourdanton Bancshares will receive cash and shares of First […]

Skywarn Weather Spotter Training in Leming

Curious about severe weather? Do you want to help the National Weather Service by submitting severe weather reports? A Skywarn Weather Spotting Training class will be held on February 2, from 6-8 p.m. at the Atascosa County Annex, located at 25 E. 5th Street in Leming. Classes are free and open to everyone. Preregistration is not required. The Austin-San Antonio […]