Lytle Chief of Police Richey Priest


Happy New Year from Lytle PD! The past and final week of 2017 was fairly active for us. Officers filed 49 cases with the municipal court and generated 44 service calls. Only two property crimes were reported last week, a damaged picnic table at John Lott Park and the passing of a fake $50 bill at H.E.B. Plus. We had […]

What I hope for in 2018


If I were to sit down and list everything I hope for in the coming year I would be sitting a long time and it would take a lot of paper. (And who would want to read it?) Of course, there are things I hope for that everyone hopes for and we can safely skip those. But here are some […]

Looking back on front page stories from 2017


The year 2017 has brought good and memorable stories, photos and moments from our communities. To commemorate this year’s passing, let’s take a walk down memory lane through the front pages of the Pleasanton Express. January In January, Mason Vick sold his Class 3 Exotic Steer for $14,000 at the Atascosa County Livestock Show, winning Grand Champion Steer. Bob Byrd […]

District Attorney’s Office: 2017 a Year in Review


AUDREY GOSSETT LOUIS 81st Judicial District Attorney 2017 was an extremely productive and record-breaking year for the District Attorney’s Office.  Atascosa County had a record 630 indictments – almost twice the annual average. Wilson County had a record 303 indictments, and Frio County had 191 indictments, the most in both counties since at least 2005. Karnes County had 120 indictments, […]

Classifieds 01-03-18

Atascosa County Judge Bob Hurley

I write this column to you in the new year of 2018. I hope and pray for every citizen in Atascosa County to have a happy, safe, healthy and prosperous new year. In the last week we have already suffered the passing of some quality county residents and my heartfelt sympathies go out to them. I pray for God’s Blessing […]

Price of crude oil in good phase


LEON ZABAVA OIL AND GAS EDITOR There has been a substantial rise in the price of oil in 2017 and there is every possibility it can continue its upswing. After soaring from $25 a barrel to almost $150 a barrel between 2000 and 2014, crude oil  provided a positive upswing, settling into the $90 a barrel area. It had its […]

E-edition 01-03-18

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County schools receive TEA ‘16-’17 report cards

FREE Two campuses need improvement

Lisa Luna Staff Writer Commissioner of Education Mike Morath announced in December that the 2016–17 School Report Cards (SRC) are now available on the Texas Education Agency website. Designed to inform parents and guardians about a school’s characteristics and achievements, the School Report Card combines parts of other recently released accountability reports to provide a variety of campus-level information concerning […]

Got their goats


Jourdanton FFA members Aiden and Avery Grace Guzman and their goats Whiskey and Jack will be at the Atascosa County Livestock Show, January 15-19 with the big auction on Saturday, January 20 at noon. Come out to support the youth of Atascosa County by registering to be a buyer. For more information visit Photo by George Garza.

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