Garage Sale Extravaganza


This weekend is Garage Sale Extravaganza! Go check out these garage sales in Pleasanton, Jourdanton, Poteet and Leming. Have fun shopping!

Public Notice Correction – Notice of Proposed Atascosa County Elected Officers Salary Increases for 2019


Noel Wilkerson Holmes Publisher The Pleasanton Express published an incorrect Notice of Proposed Atascosa County Elected Officers Salary Increases for 2019 in the 8.15.18 issue. The following is the corrected version. This notice is required by LGC 152.01. The corrected version will also be published in the Pleasanton Express 8.22.18 issue. We apologize for this error made on our part. […]

Sheriff outlines Operation Safe School

Sheriff David Soward announced last week that the Sheriff’s Office will implement ‘Operation Safe School’ this week as area students head off for the first day of the school year. Sheriff Soward stated that the safety of the county’s school kids is top priority. “Although we have made our presence at the schools in past years, we will be stepping […]

Grass roots effort gets results

Annexation Tier 2 option on November 6 ballot

Commissioner’s Court approved the petition to place Atascosa County on the ballot to become a Tier 2 county. This was the final step to place a referendum to consider classifying Atascosa County as a Tier 2 county as it relates to municipal annexation as described in “S86” and place it on all Atascosa County Ballots in November 6, 2018 General […]


Dr. Matthew Mann, Superintendent of Pleasanton ISD, stands outside of the Central Office, 831 Stadium Drive, urging voters to turn out and vote in the PISD Tax Ratification Election. Early voting is now through Aug. 21 8 a.m. -5 p.m. The election, Saturday, Aug. 25, will decide whether the district can swap 13 cents from the I&S tax rate to […]

Get ready for Cowboy of the Year Rodeo and Festival

Induction ceremonies Friday, Aug. 17 at 7:30 p.m. Jon Wolfe headlines on Sat. John Christopher Way on Fri.

The 53rd annual Cowboy of the Year Open Rodeo and Festival, which is promoted as the richest rodeo in Texas, is gathering steam toward weekend excitement at the Atascosa County Showbarn. Timed events were held earlier this week and slack for timed events will be Aug. 16 at 7:30 p.m. as they get the field set for prime rodeo action. […]

Out and About

Pleasanton Young Farmers Open Rodeo & Festival The Pleasanton Young Farmers will present their Cowboy of the Year Open Rodeo and Festival, Aug. 17-18 at the Atascosa County Show Barn Arena. Friday night’s festivities will include the Cowboy of the Year presentation at 7:30 p.m. followed by the Young Farmers Rodeo at 8 p.m. John Christopher Way will perform after […]

Election date set for Flores and Gallego Senate District 19 runoff

September 18 has been set by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott as the date of the special election runoff between, Pleasanton resident, Pete Flores, Republican and Pete Gallego, Democrat. Early voting begins September 10-14. The candidate elected will hold the seat until it expires in 2021. Just before Gov. Abbott sent out the proclamation calling for the Sept. 18 election, the […]


Pleasanton Young Farmer Darryl Ashley, center, receives the Ranch Bronc saddle donated by Sam Sotello of Sotello Electric (left) and Justin McCrary of Eliott Electric Supply. It will be awarded during the Pleasanton Young Farmers Cowboy of the Year Open Rodeo Festival this Fri. and Sat., Aug. 17-18. The rodeo will beging after the cowboys’ ceremonies on Friday at 7:30 […]

PISD Tax Ratification early voting continues

On July 10 the PISD board approved an ordinance to adopt the tax rate of $1.467209, which is the same as the current rate. They also approved the order for a Tax Ratification Election. What this means is that even though the overall rate will be the same to the taxpayers, the distribution of the tax monies will be different. […]