Enjoy a Night of Tasty Foods

Make plans to attend Taste of Atascosa on Thursday, November 16 at 6 p.m. Live band and great food from your favorite restaurants are on the menu. It will be held at the Pleasanton Civic Center and tickets are $15 and are available at the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce, Cafe Chris and here at the Pleasanton Express. They may also […]

Casino Night at Strawberry Pines

Join in the fun at the Pleasanton ISD Education Foundation Casino Night on Saturday, November 18. It will be held at Strawberry Pines in Poteet. Tickets are available from any member or at the PISD Personnel office (next to Athletic office). For more info, call 830-569-1233.

“What Would You Do?” Active Threat Briefing Seminar

The Pleasanton Police Department in conjunction with the San Antonio Police Department and Reality Defense Incorporated will host an Active Threat Brief for Civilians on Wednesday November 15, 2017 from 7pm to 8pm at the Pleasanton Civic Center. It is a FREE one hour community seminar covering fundamental techniques for civilians to follow if they are involved in a critical incident […]

Vietnam vets remember flag flown for friend


Lisa Luna Staff Writer The experiences shared by the courageous men and women in our military often lead to lifelong bonds. Although close in age and both Atascosa County natives, veterans Joe Rodriguez and Joe Garcia didn’t know each other until meeting in Vietnam. The two served in the United States Air Force- Rodriguez for 26 years and Garcia for […]


Warren Domke Columnist You almost expect me to say “Bah, humbug,” but I don’t really get bad vibrations from holidays. In fact, I enjoy most of them. It was a long time ago, but I sort of remember my first Christmas holidays. I was a little kid with a baby sister. I don’t remember what she got—dolls, probably—but I got […]

Church leaders discuss safety with law enforcement


Christelle Troell Staff Writer The nation remains stunned and heartbroken over the unimaginable violence that took place during the Nov. 5 church service in the small town of Sutherland Springs, Texas. It is a rural town similar to the ones that make up our county. The worshippers at the First Baptist Church there were gunned down during the Sunday service—26 […]

Pleasanton football

Eagles earn share of district title

Ramos INT seals win over Beeville; Pleasanton to face RGC Grulla

BEEVILLE—In the defensive battle that was the Pleasanton-Beeville game Friday, it was only right a turnover sealed the deal. Eagles cornerback Nick Ramos jumped a comeback route for a late interception that clinched Pleasanton’s 17-14 win at Veterans Memorial Stadium. “They were trying [that route] the whole night,” Ramos said of his pick with 1:38 remaining. “I just read it. […]

Jourdanton football

Jourdanton continues to honor veteran, former Andrus player

Schools throughout Atascosa County honored military members with various events last week leading up to Veterans Day. For Jourdanton coach Darrell Andrus and the Indians, paying respect to those who serve is a weekly display, and it all started with a former standout running back turned Army Corporal. Jourdanton players wear a “32” decal on their helmets in honor of […]

Main Street Outreach volunteers planning Thanksgiving Dinner


Many will gather together with Main Street Outreach to prepare this Thanksgiving Dinner for Atascosa County residents free of charge to the elderly, low-income, and homeless families. Anyone who needs a meal is asked to please contact Jane at 830-569-2582 or 830-719-3491. You can also fill out a form at Salvation Army in Pleasanton or at First Baptist Church Office […]

Eagles football shows support for teammate Hunter Norment on World Diabetes Day

Football players often feel so strongly about their bond that they consider the team a brotherhood. The Pleasanton football team exemplified that Tuesday on World Diabetes Day, sporting blue in support of teammate Hunter Norment, a Type 1 diabetic. Debbie Norment, Hunter’s mother, was at a loss for words when describing the outpouring of support. “Speechless. Priceless. Heartwarming,” she said. […]