LEON ZABAVA | PLEASANTON EXPRESS A new automated external defibrillator (AED) has been placed in the first floor of Atascosa County Courthouse.  Pictured, left, County Fire Marshal Todd Perna alongside County Judge Bob Hurley.

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New EMS Director appointed for county

LEON ZABAVA | PLEASANTON EXPRESS Edward W. Dugosh III was awarded the position of Atascosa County EMS Director by Commissioners’ Court on Monday, October 9. Dugosh will replace Jimmy Day, long time EMS Director for the county who recently announced his retirement. Dugosh will assume the position on November 1. At the right, standing, is Edward W. Dugosh III with […]

Jourdanton FFA attends contest at Peeler Ranch

  The Jourdanton FFA chapter competed at the Wintergarden District CDE contest at the Peeler Ranch on Wednesday, September 27. The four different teams the members competed in were Land, Range, Plant ID and Homesite Evaluation. The Chapter Farmer Land team placed 18th overall. The Chapter Farmer Land alternate team placed 9th. Hunter Rankin placed 2nd and Carli Foster placed […]

James Donnell

James Donnell James Lowe Donnell passed away on October 5, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. Jim was born January 11, 1936 in San Antonio to Beryl Lowe Rice and James Webb Donnell. A fifth generation South Texas rancher, Jim’s great, great grandfather was James (Jim) Lowe, who came to McMullen County in 1857 and ranched the open range. The subsequent […]

Special delivery courtesy of Cookies For A Cop

  Erika Vela Special Assignments Editor The Pleasanton and Jourdanton Police Departments received special, sweet deliveries courtesy of Cookies For A Cop, on Tuesday, Oct. 10. Cookies For A Cop is a nationwide organization dedicated to showing appreciation and support to police officers and firefighters. “Cookies for a Cop was founded December 4th, 2014 as a way to tell our […]

Robert Foster

Robert Foster  Robert Elton Foster, 85, of Pleasanton passed away October 5, 2017. He was born July 10, 1932 outside of Jourdanton, Texas on the family farm, to Ollie and Ralph Foster. He went to school in Jourdanton and afterwards joined the Navy. Robert then went to work for United Gas until an early retirement from Entex to take care […]

Still in our hearts and on our minds

With each report I hear on officers being shot – another one lost his life Monday night on the campus at Texas Tech University – it always brings to my mind the officers who were killed during an ambush on Corgey Road 18 years ago. Atascosa County Sheriff’s Deputies Thomas Monse, Mark Stephenson and DPS Trooper Terry Miller lost their […]

Sandra McClure

Sandra McClure Sandra Gaile McClure, born August 18th 1944 in Falfurrias was called home to be with our heavenly father on September 20, 2017 in Lake City, Iowa after complications due to pneumonia. As a child, Sandy grew up in Falfurrias and attended The Sacred Heart Catholic School.  She was an animal lover, a gifted artist, gardener, gifted singer & […]

Janie Benavidez

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