Take me out to the ballgame



“You see, you spend a good piece of your life gripping a baseball, and in the end it turns out that it was the other way around all the time.” ~Jim Bouton There are few things that compare to the feeling of sitting in the stands as the groundskeeper waters the baselines, and other crew members lay down fresh chalk […]

Burglars arrested in Lytle



An Atascosa County sheriff’s deputy arrested two San Antonio men early Saturday morning who are suspected of committing a burglary in Lytle. Deputy Sheriff Daniel Gamez was dispatched to the 3200 block of FM 3175 around 4:45 a.m. Saturday for a report of a suspicious vehicle driving back and forth on the highway. Sheriff David Soward stated that Deputy Gamez […]

Local Republicans hold conventions



On March 19, the Atascosa County Republican Party held its two Senate District Conventions; one was for Senate District 21 and the other for Senate District 19. The Conventions were held at the Atascosa County Courthouse in Jourdanton. The Conventions elected Delegates to represent the Senate Districts at the Texas GOP State Convention that will be held in Dallas May […]

It’s about respect. Period.

The Way I See It

If you haven’t read our story on the Pleasanton Little League sign that has gone viral in Social Media (Over 2 Million views) as well as making the Today Show and Huffington Post, please read it as soon as you can on the front page. The sign simply states: REMINDERS FROM YOUR CHILD: • I’m a KID • It’s just […]

Purse Returned Twice is Nice



My name is Alicia Rodriguez. I live in Leming, TX. I went to eat at Dairy Queen in Poteet, TX a few months ago and forgot my purse there. I got my purse back with all belongings. I tried to give $20 to the manager, Brad Stelzig for returning my purse. He said, “No, I’m just a good guy who […]

Election Imaginings



At this point in the election year, as I watch and listen to the candidates tell what they will do when elected president, I decide no candidate satisfactorily addresses my concerns. I stopped watching “debates” after the first one, at which I determined the debate missed the mark of what I learned about debate in high school. Seeing news reporting […]

Paxton seeks halt to regional haze rules

State Capital Highlights

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on March 18 asked an appeals court to prevent the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency from implementing new regional haze regulations until a trial of the state’s pending lawsuit challenging the new rules. Paxton filed the 328-page motion in the New Orleans-based U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. In February, Paxton filed suit, acting […]

Establishment Republicans Hold Nose, Back Cruz

Texas Politics

In a pinch, Ted Cruz’s behavior in Washington could probably be used as a list of “don’ts” for the back of the famous book, “How to Win Friends and Influence People.” Among his fellow senators, his lack of friends, brought about by his self-promotion and strident disregard for legislative colleagues, is as well known as his leading a government shutdown. […]

FLASHBACK: Express, Atascosa County mourn loss of Sammie



10 Years ago – To say Sammie Franklin was courageous would be an understatement. Her physical and inner beauty has always been noticed and commented on by those who have met and talked to Sammie. Her ability to communicate in words, both written and spoken were beyond remarkable. Sammie Franklin, a writer for the Pleasanton Express for 59 years, passed […]

Montalvo named STRMC Employee of the Month




Jesse Montalvo loves his job as a security officer at STRMC, but above all he enjoys helping others every day. Montalvo has only worked at STRMC for a short 5 months, but has excelled in helping others and working alongside his peers. A warm smile and kind greeting, is just the way you find Montalvo as you walk in the […]


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