JISD recognized as a Purple Heart District



On Friday, Nov. 9, Jourdanton ISD was recognized as a Purple Heart District through VFW Post 12162 in Pleasanton. A Veteran’s Day Memorial Ceremony was held to honor and remember those who have served in the armed forces and to award the school a Purple Heart plaque and flag. The event was held in the high school gym at 1 […]

Local Matters



I love this quote by an unknown author: “Volunteering is the ultimate exercise in democracy. You vote in elections once a year, but when you volunteer, you vote every day about the kind of community you want to live in”. There is so much happening in Atascosa County in November and December. Each week the Pleasanton Express is packed with […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report



I am happy to report that County Animal Control is up and running smoothly. There have been minor glitches, but nothing major and some roof leaks they have to come back and fix. They are already busy. The bulk of the cats and dogs we have are animal surrenders. That is where the owner of the animal brings it to […]

Mayor’s Message



Greetings from the Mayor’s office: Back from last week’s Texas Downtown Association Conference in Corpus Christi and we brought back some wonderful ideas for our downtown area which we will look at the possibility of implementing in the future. And speaking of the future, the city is starting to put together the float for the “Merry on Main” parade in […]

The day tragedy struck Atascosa County



I f you lived in Atascosa County on October 12, 1999, you will probably never forget the events of that day and how they affected people around the county. I was a part-time news reporter for radio station KBUC and presented two morning newscasts each day. My 7 a.m. newscast was done live, while my 8 a.m. newscast was taped. […]

A perfect day

The Way I See It

A fter some gloomy days filled with rain and then a stretch of warmth and humidity, I don’t know about you, buy I’m welcoming this cold snap. This past Tuesday was my mom’s favorite kind of weather. Cool and sunny with a hint of breeze. It reminded me of a day I visited her when she was in an acute […]

Chief Priest’s Weekly Report



The weekly police blotter has been posted to our website, you can find it at www.lytletx.org/police. Feel free to email or contact me if you have any questions. richard.priest@lytletx.org Uneventful is how I would describe the past week. Only 38 calls for service and a whopping 12 traffic stops (seven warnings & five citations.) Definitely not the stuff that crime […]

Entrepreneurs learn essentials at workshop



An array of local businuesses took the chance to learn some fundamentals at the Collaborative Small Business Workshop, held at Coastal Bend College on Nov. 8 by the City of Pleasanton and the office of State Rep. Ryan Guillen. They partnered with the Texas Secretary of State Department and Comptroller’s Office to provide essential information about starting a business and […]

Fallen veterans honored at local cemeteries


In observance of Veterans Day, the Cub Scouts Pack 194 and Boy Scouts Troop 194, both from Pleasanton, along with the members of Pleasanton Branch #63 of Catholic Life Insurance, honored fallen veterans on Saturday, Nov. 10. They placed over 400 flags on their graves at the Pleasanton City Cemetery, San Ysidro Cemetery and Saint Andrews Cemetery #1 and #2. […]

Election results reveal larger than usual turnout



More than 8.3 million of Texas’ 15.8 million registered voters cast ballots in the Nov. 6 general election, as shown in results posted by the secretary of state. The turnout of almost 53 percent was recognized widely as the highest in nearly 50 years for a Texas election without presidential candidates on the ballot. U.S. Rep. Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke, […]


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