Local merchant allegedly sold illegal handicap placards

Noel Wilkerson Holmes Publisher Jourdanton Police Officers were recently made aware of individuals who were obtaining handicapped placards and selling them for a profit. Jourdanton Police Department (JPD) Officer Timothy Sawicki followed up on this information and found a local individual in possession of multiple handicapped placards that were not issued to him. Evidence gathered showed that he had purchased […]

Medical Marijuana Miracle

Editor’s Note: This is the second installment of Tom Brite’s Medical Marijuana Miracle column. His previous column can be found by visiting our website at www.pleasantonexpress.com.   My moment of true determination came after driving all night from San Antonio to Abilene to Dallas. It was 5:30 a.m. when I arrived at the Dallas hospital. The doctors at the hospital had […]

Innocence Returned

Robbie C. Hamby Managing Editor The summer of 1995 a young man named Eric Wilson, hugged his parents and little brother goodbye and headed off to serve his country. He knew the Navy was the place for him. He was a patriot with dreams of working up in the ranks, traveling the world and retirement in his heart. Escaping the […]

Deputy Luis and Elida Garza’s legacy lives on

In the summer of 1973, four children from Charlotte were orphaned in a bizarre and tragic turn of events at the hands of a man named Leonard Wilson Freeman. Freeman was on his way to rob a bank in Cotulla, when he passed Deputy Sheriff Luis Garza and his wife, Elida, on the road in Charlotte. The Garzas were on […]

Two arrested on drug charges

On Mon., July 31 officers with the Atascosa County Constable’s Office Precinct 2 and the Poteet Police Department conducted a buy-bust in Poteet, concluding an ongoing narcotics investigation. Jarren Reyes, 17, and Isaiah Oliva, 22, both of Poteet were arrested on charges of manufacturing/delivering a controlled substance, penalty group 1 > 4g <200g, a first degree felony. They also face […]

Atascosa County outpaces sales tax revenues earned in 2016

Atascosa County reaped five consecutive months of sales tax revenue gains. This month’s allocation check from Glen Hegar, Comptroller for the state of Texas, totaled $402,976.  Atascosa County continues to outpace sales tax revenues it earned in 2016.  Cumulative payments for 2017 stand at $2,516,010 for an annual increase of 12 percent. July rebates to local cities are based on […]