Atascosa Family Crisis Center grateful- has continuing needs

Donna Fisher, Atascosa Family Crisis Center (AFCC), said “The Atascosa Family Crisis Center, Inc has been so very blessed by community support.” In previous months there has been a wonderful ‘outpouring’ of support by Atascosa County organizations, businesses and citizens as they made a move from their prior location. There have been ‘adopt a room’ donations, donated fencing and various […]

Rodeo Festival fast approaching

Once again, the Pleasanton Young Farmers are gearing up for a great Cowboy of the Year Open Rodeo and Festival. As usual the group has a great lineup scheduled for August 19-20 at the Atascosa County Showbarn Arena, 2209 West Oaklawn, Pleasanton. Rodeo Books open on Sunday, August 14 with R/S 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. T/E is 2 p.m. […]

Ken Austin discusses dangers of energy drinks

There’s an old saying that goes, “You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make him drink!” Ken Austin with Clear Energy Resources said, “In this case, ‘You can tell someone that too much sugar and caffeine is harmful to your health, but you can’t make them stop!’ They sometimes have to find out….the hard way and often….too […]

New Pleasanton Express Website

If you’re a frequent visitor to our website, you may have noticed a bit of difference as our fresh, new look was unveiled today. The Pleasanton Express staff is pleased to share with our readers a more interactive news adventure. Our new website will feature videos, an interactive calendar, photo slideshows and more opportunities for creative advertisements.  Our local community […]


Luis Velasquez Jr. age 41, of San Antonio, Texas passed away Friday, July 15, 2016 in San Antonio, Texas. Luis is survived by his parents, Luis Velasquez Sr. and Yolanda Velasquez of, Pleasanton; sons, Sebastian Velasquez of San Antonio; Noah Luis Velasquez of San Antonio; brother, Kevin Velasquez (Amanda) of Pleasanton; sisters, Sheila Talamantes (Johnny) of Pleasanton; Kelly Velasquez of […]


Victoria B. Rocha, born on March 23, 1931, passed away on Saturday, July 16, 2016 at the age of 85.  Mrs. Rocha is survived by her children, Joel Rocha III (Irma) and Monica Trevino (Enrique); her grandchildren, Joel Rocha IV, Bianca Danelle Pickett (Marshall), Laura Elliana Rocha, and Enrique Antonio Jude Trevino; her great-grandchildren, Brisias Annika Pickett and Brielle Alexa […]

Christine Moczygemba

Christine Klawun Moczygemba of Pleasanton, went to be with her Heavenly father on Saturday, July 16, 2016 at the age of 63.  She was born April 4, 1953 in Southport, Indiana to Richard and Genneil (O’Brien) Klawun.  Christine graduated from Ball State University with her BA in Elementary Education and the University of Houston with a double Masters in Bilingual/Multicultural […]


Sarah Faye Rankin, 95, loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother went to be with the Lord on July 16, 2016 in the Frio Regional Hospital, Pearsall.  She was born on July 28, 1920 in LaSalle County, Texas to Oscar and Mary Ann Thurmond.  She was raised in Dilley, Texas graduating from high school in 1938.  She married Moody Rankin of […]


Joyce (Mann) Polasek passed away Wednesday, July 13, 2016 in San Antonio.  She was born in Jourdanton, to Ed and Lillie (Valchar) Mann.  Joyce is survived by her husband, Butch Polasek of Jourdanton; brother, Edward Mann, Jr.; sisters, Ruby Newman and Lillian Harrell; sisters-in-law, Georgia Randles and Joan Wilkins; brothers-in-law, Alvin Polasek and wife Angie and Johnny Polasek and wife […]

Christopher De La O

A kind and gentle soul left this world July 12, 2016 when Christopher Michael “Mikey” De La O passed away. Michael was born on November 20, 1975 to Annie and Ysidor De La O at the old Mercy Hospital in Jourdanton.  He passed away on July 12, 2016 in San Antonio, Texas. Michael is survived by his mother, Annie De […]