Merry Christmas Memories


I hope everyone will truly have a wonderful and Merry Christmas this year!  I also hope that you all take some time and read the Letters to Santa Claus and enjoy the ads from our advertisisers in our special Christmas Edition. This year, our office cheerleader – Hope Garza – had the idea of using a favorite photo of us […]

One afternoon in Vietnam, Late 1970


This really happened. Now, the difference between a fairy tale and a war story is that a fairy tale always begins, “once upon a time,” while a war story always begins, “this really happened.” But this is a Christmas story, as well as a war story, and—yes–it did indeed really happen. Major Jim and I were assigned to an Air […]

Chief Priest’s Weekly Report


Hello all, I reviewed the numbers and would you believe we only had 33 calls for service this past week? That is about ½ of the volume from the prior week.  Officers did issue out a few more citations though with 40 charges being filed with our municipal court, 17 of those were for speeding. Officers made two arrests this […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report


Last Thursday I went to a regional one – day County Judges training in Bee County.  Susan Redford, who is the Director of Judicial Training for Texas Association of Counties (TAC) has implemented these.  I go to ALL Judicial Training I can.  The neat thing about these is that there are fewer judges (about 10) and we get to interact […]

‘For unto you is born this day’


Out and About


Animal Control Information Meeting  The Atascosa County Animal Control will be hosting a public meeting for the county residents of Campbellton and the surrounding areas tonight at 6 p.m. in the Campbellton Community Center located at the corner of St. Francis and Campbellton St. The main topic of discussion will be the new ordinances that will be implemented and how […]

Poteet Blue Santa moved to Dec. 22

Due to poor weather conditions this past Saturday, as well as limited space underneath the park pavilion, the Poteet Blue Santa has been re-scheduled to this Friday, Dec. 22. The parade will start at 6 p.m. and will end at Poteet Canyon Park at approximately 7 p.m. where you can meet Blue Santa as he gives out gifts to the […]

‘Tis the Season … to steal

FREE Sheriff warns residents of Christmas season burglars

Atascosa County Sheriff David Soward is warning all county residents of the sudden increase in burglaries since right after Thanksgiving. The Sheriff contributes the spike in burglaries and thefts to would be criminals trying to take advantage of gifts in homes, assets being left at business yards and the need for easy money to support their drug habits and finance […]

Christmas church schedule


For those wishing to celebrate the “Reason for the Season” this Christmas, the Pleasanton Express has listed local church services taking place this week. St. Andrew Catholic Church in Pleasanton Sunday, Dec. 24: Children’s Mass at 6:30 p.m. Christmas Carols start at 10 p.m. Midnight Mass will start at 11 p.m. to finish at midnight. Monday, Dec. 25: Mass at […]

Meet new CAST executive director Erickson

FREE Office to open in Jourdanton

“I am a survivor myself, so I have always had a heart for kids and always wanted to do something, whether it would be through board service for the local Child Advocacy Center, or just partnering to help kiddos.”

Merideth Erickson
Children’s Alliance of South Texas Executive Director

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