Strawberry Festival welcomed largest crowd to date

FREE Over 170K visit grounds Friday through Sunday

Rebecca Pesqueda Reporter The 71st Annual Poteet Strawberry Festival was a groovy, fun-filled weekend held April 13-15 that welcomed in over 170K visitors from all over. Poteet Strawberry Festival Coordinator, Carol Rivera said this year’s festival saw its largest attendance to date, surpassing last year’s record breaking 120K. The grounds were thriving with attractions, a carnival, rodeo, musical entertainers/performers and […]



Economy sees increase in sales and use tax for April


Rebecca Pesqueda Reporter April’s monthly city sales tax revenue has been released by the state comptroller’s office, and Atascosa County will see a big increase compared to this month last year. The City of Pleasanton will see the biggest sales tax rebate this month receiving $373,637, which is up 20.03 percent from $311,804 in April 2017. Charlotte and Jourdanton also […]

Undocumented immigrants apprehended


On Monday, April 23, DPS initiated pursuit of a 2003 Dodge Ram pickup. According to Atascosa County Sheriff David Soward, some of the occupants bailed-out on Ditto Road north of Poteet. Three Atascosa County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to assist along with officers from other agencies. Six subjects were apprehended and turned over to Border Patrol. Jack Garcia | Pleasanton Express

2018-04-25 E-Edition

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Eagles hold off Beeville to halt losing skid

FREE Pleasanton enters playoffs as No. 3 seed

PLEASANTON—The way Hilton Mehrmann calmly walked off the mound in the sixth inning Friday night, one would have no idea the jam from which he had just escaped. Clinging to a one-run lead, the Pleasanton junior worked his way out of a bases-loaded situation with one out, inducing a ground ball that he tossed to first base for the final […]

Autism Awareness Month


April marks Autism Awareness Month throughout the nation. It was 1970 when the Autism Society began a nationwide awareness campaign. The Pleasanton Express began a series on autism back in February. The last article that ran in the series featured Markus Rios and Ethan Ray Pacheco. This week we will continue with more about the youngsters and their families. Markus […]