Local Matters



My mom, Judy Wilkerson, had a magnet on our refrigerator that said, “If nobody knows the trouble you’ve seen, you don’t live in a small town!” Now that saying can have several meanings. The obvious one is that our town is so small that everybody knows your business. But, the less obvious one is if you have trouble in a […]

Mayor’s Message



Greetings from the Mayor’s office: This week’s “Gold Star” award goes to Caron Tuttle and the hard working ladies of the Atascosa Animal Allies. These ladies teamed up with the city earlier this year to assist in managing our animal shelter. The Allies are a non-profit group and put in long hard hours and those hours are volunteer. The organization […]

Paxton supports nominee

State Capital Highlights

AUSTIN – Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on July 12 announced that he had joined the attorneys general of 25 other states in a letter urging U.S. Senate leaders to confirm President Trump’s nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court. Kavanaugh, 53, currently is a member of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of […]

Saying as much with fewer words



There’s a saying: “If I had more time I would have written a shorter letter.” It speaks to brevity in our written communications. I will admit to being generous with words at times, so when I was asked to limit my columns to 400 words the question that popped into my mind was: “Can I do it?” Well, I took […]

Hwy. 97 construction update

Precinct 3 Constable Rick Luna reported to the Charlotte City Council on Thursday, July 12 that the construction on Hwy 97, all throughout Atascosa County, will be completed in a month and a half to two months tops.

Atascosa Co. Jail Bookings

The people named in this report have been charged with but not found guilty of the crimes listed. This information is provided by the ACSO under the Texas Public Information Act, Chapter 552. 07/09/18-Arturo Chapa, DOB1988, was arrested by the ACSOon two charges of Assault byContact Family Violence, at6:48 a.m.07/09/18-Amanda Lee Cortez, DOB 1989, was arrested bythe Pleasanton PD on […]

Call Stats Reports

The ACSO has been verybusy the past seven dayswith more than 223 calls,including 33 calls for looselivestock.911 Violations07/13/18, 12:56 p.m., ACSLopez, Hwy. 16 N, PoteetAssault by Contact07/09/18, 11:51 a.m., ACSMcRae, SH 9707/11/18, 4:00 a.m., ACSRuiz, Royal Oaks Drive,PoteetAssault Family Violence07/13/18, 9:20 p.m., ACSCantu, W. Trail, Pleasanton07/15/18, 5:32 p.m., ACSGarcia, Lytle EMS, ACSSaucedo, ACS Wilson, Hummingbird Lane, SomersetBurglary Habitation07/10/18, 10:05 a.m., […]

ACT Theatre Cast Q&A



“We must all do theatre, to find out who we are, and to discover who we could become”, said Augusto Boal. A group of local actors are doing just that as they all prepare for ACT Theatre’s, The Butler Did It, August 10-12. The play directed by Jessica Maxwell will be featured in the Pleasanton Express for the next three […]

Quilting from the heart



To some, quilting is merely a pastime. To Rebecca Wilkerson and Joyce Price, quilting is a way to offer a piece of their heart. The two local women started the non-profit organization Quilted Hearts earlier this year, which meets on the fourth Friday of the month at the Pleasanton Church of Christ Fellowship Hall from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. […]

Charlotte’s Jeff S. Bray publishes children’s book series ‘Elissa the Curious Snail’



Jeff S. Bray is just your ordinary everyday person who is living life with his wife and four children in the small town of Charlotte. Driving a truck in the transportation industry, Bray spends his spare time pursuing his writing career by writing blogs and, most recently, a series of children’s books, using his voice to glorify God. “I have […]


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