St. Andrew to unveil new hall at annual picnic

St. Andrew Catholic Church in Pleasanton will be hosting its annual church picnic this Sunday in its new parish hall facility. Father Gilberto Vallejo is pleased with the outcome of the beautiful hall and excited for its debut at this Sunday’s church picnic. “It’s been the same way for the last 40 years until now. They added on to it […]

Out & About

The Navigators of South Texas Chili’s and The Navigators of South Texas have teamed up for a fundraiser. Pleasanton Chili’s wants you to allow them to do the cooking April 27. When you visit Chili’s on Wednesday or Thursday of this month, they will donate 15 percent of the event’s day sales to The Navigators of South Texas. St. Andrew […]

Jourdanton Police continues to crack down on drugs

Saturday afternoon was notaagoodonefortwo individuals who encountered Jourdanton Police. At around 5 p.m. Officer Mari Magana was conducting a routine traffic stop near STRMC and discovered that the driver of the vehicle, Kyle Forsyth was driving with out a valid driver’s license. As is customary, police identified everyone in the vehicle and learned that a passenger, John Hodgson, had an […]

Entities presented with appraisal district’s building problems

Several representatives from the Atascosa County Appraisal District have been making the rounds to the various meetings of the entities in which they service – Atascosa County Commissioners’ Court, city councils and school districts. Their objective is to inform everyone on the condition of the ACAD building. Lewis Lem appeared before the Jourdanton ISD and Jourdanton City Council, Sal Almanza […]


For every negative story about police in the press, a new trend is occurring where people are taking to social media and sharing photos, videos, and stories of all the good things that police officers do. The Pleasanton Express will be shouting out the good news about Atascosa Law Enforcement Officers in print and digital in the month of May […]

Jourdanton ISD hears update on construction, problems at ACAD

KC Club report given by students

The Jourdanton ISD board meeting opened with student recognition of the KC Club (Kindness and Compassion Club). Students presented posters to explain the various activities the club does – within the school and outside the school. The club focuses on respect, kindness, compassion, taking up for people, not bullying etc. Addressing the board were Aurora Green, Laurie Kubish, Emma Lugo, […]

‘History surrounding Norman Porter, Sr. a historian’

10th segment - Mildred Soward and son, Martin Soward III

‘he would come by every few days to critique’, ‘chased by Indians, making a leap with his horse across a deep, wide gully’, ‘close my eyes now and not only see them but smell the aroma’, ‘when we’d turn a corner, we’d just go scooting all over in the back of the van’ “As long as he was able, Norman […]

Illegal Drugs…what’s the big deal?

If you follow the news like many of us do you may have noticed a trend over the last decade or two. States are relaxing certain drug laws and even legalizing some substances that were criminal just a few short years ago. I have had people ask me my views on the subject and if drug possession is actually a […]


Poteet Council hears about new animal facility for county

Poteet Mayor Richard Tuttle introduced the city’s new attorney, Bobby Maldonado and his firm at the regular April meeting. Maldonado, in turn, introduced two of the young attorneys, T. J. May and Denise Martinez that work with him and assured the council that someone would be at every meeting. Tuttle said that the transition from one law firm to the […]