Rubin Leal

  Rubin Leal  Rubin S. Leal was called Home to be with his Lord and Savior on January 22, 2017. He was born in Poteet, TX on October 27, 1930 to the late Sifredo Leal and Rugelia Sanchez. He is survived by his daughters Denise Sanchez and Diana Maldonado; grandchildren Charles A. Sanchez  (Jaclyn), Jay R. Sanchez, Celeste A. Leal, […]

Catarina Valdez

  Catarina Valdez Catarina Alaniz Valdez, 105, passed away January 23, 2017.  She was born in Loire, Texas on February 7, 1911 to Geraldo and Cruz Alaniz.   After marriage Catarina made Poteet her home. She was a very strong independent woman who lived on her own up until the age of 98. She loved taking care of her yard […]

Garnett Hiner

  Garnett Hiner Mary Garnett Wilson Hiner was born May 9th, 1918 in Charlotte.  The youngest of the three daughters of Reuben and Leila Wilson, she and her sisters, Hazel and Norma, grew up on a ranch in the Crown, Texas area.  She became a member of First Baptist Charlotte on June 24, 1936.  Garnett graduated from Charlotte High School […]

Ortiz finds her new ‘home’

Pleasanton third baseman Jessy Ortiz may be moving 700 miles away, but the senior said her next destination already feels like “home.” Surrounded by family, coaches and classmates, Ortiz signed her letter of intent Friday morning to play softball at Garden City Community College in Kansas. “I feel super excited,” she said. “My senior year feels so much more relieved […]

Vintage Valentines are making a comeback

Going through old issues of the Pleasanton Express we found some Valentines’ ads of kiddos. The premise was simple – family members would submit a photo of their little loved ones and their names plus their parents’ and grandparents’ names were included under a heart-shaped frame. Since “retro” is cool, we are bringing back these greetings for our Valentine issue […]

Chief Priest’s Weekly Update

The last week has been “event filled” to say the least.  The Atascosa Co. Sheriff’s Office located our suspect vehicle from the gun theft at H.E.B. that occurred on Jan. 21st.  They attempted to stop it and it fled.  The driver ditched the vehicle and he was later found hiding in an attic.  Lt. Dear and Sgt. Hanson assisted, and […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report

I want to tell you about a citizens meeting I attended on Saturday at Bruce Road and Applewhite Road.  This is a concerned citizens group about a Frack Sand Mining Company considering opening up in this area of north Atascosa County.  I was first approached about six months ago by a representative (Martin Allday from Houston) from this unnamed company. He […]

Pleasanton Chamber awards gala tomorrow

The Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce will hold their annual awards banquet on Thursday, February 2 at the Pleasanton Civic Center, 115 N. Main. The reception and dinner will begin at 6 p.m. with a program and awards following. Rob Smets, a former five  time World Champion bullfighter now motivational speaker, will be addressing the attendees. Worthy citizens will then be […]

Out & About

Pleasanton Chamber Awards Gala Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce 66th Annual Awards Gala will be held this Thursday, February 2 at the Pleasanton Civic Center, 115 N. Main.Reception and dinner will be at 6 p.m. with former World Champion Bullfighter Rob Smets as the speaker. The award portion will begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 and are available at the […]

Officer Gilbert Commended

On Monday, Jan. 16, the Jourdanton City Council meeting opened with a Public Hearing on an application for a special use permit for property belonging to Sharon Delgado to allow an accessory building be converted into an addition to the existing house located at 909 Waltom Avenue. One person spoke against this saying that a mobile home will downgrade the […]


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