Foster to serve, run track with Navy

Poteet senior Emma Foster will get to continue her track and field career while also preparing to serve her country. Foster was accepted to the U.S. Naval Academy and will be a member of the track team. U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar, who nominated Foster for acceptance, joined district officials, family and students at a ceremony Monday morning at Poteet High […]

Clifford Dorrill

Clifford Dorrill Clifford Neal Dorrill went to be with our Lord on Friday, April 14, 2017 following a severe illness. He was born to Anderson J Dorrill and Madelyn E. Griffin Dorrill in Kingsville. Clifford grew up in Taylor, was employed by the Taylor Daily Press and was a graduate of South Plains College of Levelland. Clifford also attended Texas […]

Velia Arguijo

  Velia Arguijo Velia Arguijo of Pleasanton, passed away Monday, April 24, 2017 at the age of 86. She was in born in Floresville on August 1, 1930 to Isaac and Emilia Benitez. Velia is survived by her son, Pedro “Pete” Arguijo and wife Audrey; brothers, Valdemar, Jesus and Isaac, Jr. and sisters, Maggie, Della, Sally and Josie. She is […]

Atascosa County 4-H was successful at both the Austin Livestock Show and Rodeo and the Houston Livestock Show


Brothers struck by vehicle

Two Pleasanton children are lucky to be alive after they were hit by a 2016 Chevrolet Cruze on Thursday, April 20 while riding their bicycles near the intersection of Bensdale and Texas roads. Brothers, 8-year-old Kolton and 9-year-old Brayden DeDear were on their way for a snow cone when they were struck by the vehicle when they crossed the road. […]

Early voting underway

  Early voting began Monday, April 24 for Pleasanton ISD, Poteet ISD and for the City of Poteet elections. Voters for the Pleasanton School Board election may vote early from now until May 2, Monday through Friday at the Pleasanton ISD Board Room, 831 Stadium Drive, Pleasanton. Hours are 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Early voting for the Poteet joint […]

RAM II finished all work in Jourdanton

Robbie C. Hamby Pleasanton Express   The Jourdanton City Council met for their regular session on Monday, April 17, following a public hearing and board of adjustment meeting for an application for a public use permit for a variance regarding the size of a mobile home being replaced at county line road within the city limits. An ordinance for the […]

State declares April 24 Atascosa County Day

The House of Representatives of the 85th Texas Legislature recognized April 24 as Atascosa County Day at the State Capitol in Austin. County officials, citizens of Atascosa County and the area’s high school bands and the Pleasanton JROTC attended the special event in Austin. High school band students from Pleasanton, Jourdanton, Charlotte and Poteet played music throughout the day at […]

Express wins nine STPA awards at contest

  Nine was the magic number for the awards earned by the Pleasanton Express at the 91st South Texas Press Association Better Newspaper Contest. Winning first place for her editorials on area schools’ Project Graduations and the excessive permit fees charged to the Pleasanton ISD, was editor Sue Brown. Lisa Luna, a consistent winner in contests, won second place for […]

Yee to attend Air Force Academy

Poteet senior Rex Yee was accepted to the U.S. Air Force Preparatory School and will begin in the fall 2017 semester. U.S. Rep Henry Cuellar nominated Yee for acceptance. Cuellar said about 240 of 9,000 applicants are selected each year. “Going to the academy is a great opportunity for me,” Yee said. “I plan to fly and do something great […]