CAST assists JPD in child sexual assault case

A year long investigation by the Jourdanton Police Department lead to the arrest of Aaron De la Garza yesterday. Garza was charged with one count of Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child which is a 1st Degree Felony and two counts of Indecency with a Child with Sexual Contact, a 2nd degree felony. The 64 year-old Jourdanton man faces 5 […]

Change is good, though bittersweet

The Way I See It

This column marks my last as an employee of the Pleasanton Express. After almost 30 years – and almost half of my life – I’m leaving to pursue another career. It is time for a change, and while it is bittersweet, I’m both excited and nervous! My newspaper family has been a huge part of my life. If not for […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report



Change is difficult. Whenever the store moves merchandise or changes brands I must figure out the new location and change with it. The digital world is changing us all the time with smartphones, websites and internet access. Change can be good as well. We are moving to a new voting system this November which I am convinced, just like cell […]

Local Matters



Sue Brown said goodbye to the Pleasanton Express team last week. However, it will never be goodbye to Sue for the Pleasanton Express Family nor for the Wilkerson family. Sue Brown will always be a part of the Pleasanton Express and will always be a part of the Wilkerson family. Sue’s contribution to the success of the Pleasanton Express is […]

Mayor’s Message



After taking a week off from my column and Monday afternoon open door sessions with the public, it’s “back in the saddle again.” I was very sad to hear of the passing of Jerome Korus on August 23. Mr. Korus had just been in to see me at City Hall a couple of Mondays before and we had an enjoyable […]

Hosting foreign exchange students – a wonderful family experience



One day when our youngest son was a high school junior he came home and announced he wanted to be a foreign exchange student in Germany for a year. He had studied the German language and his teacher had encouraged him to apply for the program. My wife and I learned more about the program and were excited that he […]

Officials observe anniversary of Hurricane Harvey at Rockport church

State Capitol Highlights

AUSTIN — August 25 marked one year since Hurricane Harvey’s battering winds and torrential rains brought death and destruction to coastal and inland counties of Texas. Repairs and rebuilding in the region continue to this day, and the U.S. Office of Coastal Management has estimated the cost of the storm at $125 billion. Gov. Greg Abbott and a host of […]

We the People

My deepest condolences to the family of Senator John McCain. He was a patriot, a hero and he served his country with honor and integrity. May he rest in peace. “Drink your milk and then you can go out and play,” was a daily common refrain from my infant school teacher. The milkman delivered small 5oz bottles of milk every […]

From the Right

Last week we talked about Constitutional Carry, one of the legislative priorities voted on by the Republican Party of Texas state delegates at the state convention held this past June in San Antonio. The delegates selected five issues they want the Legislature to address without fail in the session beginning in January 2019. This week our priority is “End Taxpayer-Funded […]

Why I support medical marijuana (and you should too)


Last summer I wrote a four part series about how medical marijuana had touched my life through a horrendous accident and resulting seizures that my youngest son suffered through. That series is available for reading through the Pleasanton Express website if you enter “medical marijuana” into the search engine. But it is not solely for my son that I seek […]


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