The Pleasanton Parks & Recreation “Kid Fish” sponsored by El Castillo and the Pleasanton Express was a whopping success. More than 55 budding fishing enthusiasts, parents and volunteers turned out on a beautiful Thursday morning at the Pleasanton River Park to learn the basics of hook, line, sinker, bait and cast. El Castillo donated donuts, breakfast tacos, drinks, fishing poles […]

If the boot fits …

Cowboy of the Year search begins

The search is on for the 2018 Cowboy of the Year. This title is given to a genuine, hardworking individual that not only knows all things cowboy, but is also respected by his peers. Since 1966, cowboys have been honored with this recognition as well as being named to the South Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame. Nominations are needed and […]


Autumn Hagen, Sr. Pleasanton FFA member and Rebecca Pesqueda, Pleasanton Express reporter, pose with donations for the FFA chapters helping the homeless drive as part of the FFA chapter’s State Convention Community Service project. If you would like to donate there will be a drop box set up at the Pleasanton Express. Items will be accepted up until departure the […]

Oil sets new high

The price of oil, WTI, has been soaring and has reached a level that hasn’t been seen since November 2014. Price, as this article is being written, Thursday, June 28, at 8:41, is $73.54 USD/bbl. Reasons for this upsurge in the commodity are numerous. It begins with OPEC, namely Saudi Arabia and its other members, along with Russia, wanting to […]

ACSO, EMS update needs during budget workshop

The Atascosa County Sheriff’s Office and the EMS outlined their needs for a rapidly growing county during county commissioners’ budget workshop on June 25. When expansion of the county jail is completed, it will have a 250-bed capacity, Sheriff David Soward told commissioners. If the county uses the extra beds to house out-of-county prisoners, it will bring in extra funds […]

Gunshot victim’s condition stable

Pleasanton PD seeks info

Members of the Pleasanton Police Department responded to a call for shots fired at approximately 7:44 a.m., Tuesday, June 26, at the 500 block of Second Street. Upon arriving, officers located Roy Ruvalcaba, 28 with a gunshot wound to the leg. Officers located a crime scene at the 500 block of Marshal Street. Several witnesses were interviewed by detectives. The […]

Out And About

15th annual American Pride Day in Jourdanton On Wednesday, July 4, the Jourdanton Chamber of Commerce will sponsor the 15th annual American Pride Day. Bring the family to the Jourdanton City Park, from 6 to 10 p.m. Admission is free. The celebration will open with the Poteet VFW Honor Guard presenting the colors. There will be free hot dogs and […]

Suspected bank robber found dead in Pleasanton

On June 26, 2018 at 7:25 am Officers of the Pleasanton Police Department were dispatched to Relax Inn located at 2107 Second St for a report of an unresponsive male. Upon arrival, Officers located 62 year old Marcus Allen Brown out of Corpus Christi unresponsive and not breathing. Officers requested EMS who later determined the male was deceased. Justice of […]


Carolyn Vasquez is shown giving the City of Poteet a check for $30,000 from the Poteet Municipal Park Foundation, Inc. for use in purchasing new playground equipment for the park. Shown taking the check is Mayor Albert Treviño. Standing are Council Member Estella Rocha, City Administrator Eric Jiminez, Council members Susanna Perez, Rick T. Flores, Sr., Nick Sanchez, Denise Sanchez […]

JISD board approves lists and policies during June meeting

During the regular school board meeting of the Jourdanton ISD on June 11, the board was presented with many policies and lists that needed approval from different councils and committees. Three items on the agenda were unanimously approved by the board. First, Sara Gutierrez is head of the District Health Advisory Council and presented a list of potential members to […]