Crisis Center to host Movie Nights, Anti-Bullying Rally

The Atascosa Family Crisis Center is busy organizing free events for the community this summer. On Friday, June 30 the center, along with the Pleasanton Police Department, invite everyone to Movie Night at the Atascosa River Park in Pleasanton. At approximately 8:30 p.m. (sunset) families can enjoy a free screening of “The Sandlot” at the baseball fields. Informational booths will […]


Pleasanton alumnus Matt Shannon is another step closer to reaching the major leagues. The Toronto Blue Jays selected the Angelo State pitcher in the 12th round of the MLB Draft on Wednesday. “It was just incredible,” Shannon said. “There’s no words to explain it unless you go through it yourself…It was unbelievable hearing my named called.” Shannon, who graduated from […]

Scouts awarded at Arrow of Light and Crossover ceremony

The Arrow of Light is the highest award in Cub Scouting and it is very symbolic. The Arrow of Light is the only Cub Scout patch that can be carried over and worn on the Boy Scout uniform. The Pack had a very special surprise for this year’s Arrow of Light ceremony- three members from the Order of the Arrow, […]

Charlotte Public Library loses accreditation

The Charlotte Public Library will lose its accreditation by the State of Texas on August 31. After failing to submit required paperwork to the Texas State Library and Archives Commission for accreditation in April, the Charlotte Public Library will no longer be accredited. Accreditation status is what helps qualify the library for state funding, grants and other discount programs. The […]

Flag Day ceremony held in Jourdanton


Murder trials set

Erika Vela Special Assignments Editor   Trial dates for several murder cases in Atascosa County have been reset for various dates in the coming months. Jose Juarez, who was charged with capital murder for the death of his son Mason, will appear in court on Wednesday, July 26. Raul Cruz who is charged with criminal negligent homicide will be back […]

Express wins at Texas Press Association

The Pleasanton Express brought home four awards from the state’s largest convention, Texas Press Association (TPA) Leadership Retreat held in Ruidoso, N.M. June 15-17. Second Place was awarded in the News Photo Division to Jack Garcia, Robbie Hamby, Erika Vela and J Garcia. “The photos were very eye-grabbing,” said the judge from the Louisiana Press Association. The Pleasanton Express also […]

Rubbish collection facility approved

The Pleasanton City Council voted unanimously to direct the city to establish an operational fee-based rubbish collection and transfer facility at 550 E. Hunt Street. The agenda item was part of the June 15 regular council meeting. Comprising the council are Mayor Clinton J. Powell and council members Robert Leonhardt (Dist. 1), Kenneth Hernandez (Dist. 2), Diana Prasifka (Dist. 3), […]

Esther Fairless

  Esther Fairless Esther Elizabeth Chaney Fairless passed away peacefully at her home in Pleasanton, Texas on June 18, 2017. She was 94 years and 9 months of age. Esther was born in Sutherland Springs, Texas in 1922 to Benjamin Burleson Chaney and Martha Cornelia Leigh Chaney. She graduated from Sutherland Springs High School and attended Trinity University. During World […]

Lucius White

  Lucius White Lucius James White was born September 8, 1929 at Baptist Hospital in Houston Texas to Lucius Jefferson White and Hortense Bell White. He passed away on June 15, 2017, in San Antonio, Texas. Jim, as he was known to everyone, grew up moving around Texas oil towns as his father worked for Magnolia Pipeline Company. He worked […]