Aggies crush Cole in opener

Poteet’s softball team beat San Antonio-Cole 23-0 in its season opener on Feb. 12. The Aggies (1-0) had 19 hits, with four players gathering three or more hits. Danica De La Fuente went 4-for-4 with two home runs. Giana Navarro, Brianna Alvarado and Marina Herrera each went 3-for-4. Emily Zavala went 2-for-2 at the plate with a home run and […]

How many will seize the day in the playoffs?

One of my favorite moments in one of my favorite films is when John Keating in “Dead Poets Society,” played by Robin Williams, stands his students in front of the old football team photos and repeatedly whispers from behind, “Carpe diem.” He explains that the Latin saying means “seize the day.” I recall this while contemplating the possibilities for the […]

Oh, Brother Where Art Thou?

“Brothers come home to Homecoming”

It will be back to back hometown brothers for the 53rd Cowboy Homecoming at the Atascosa County Showbarn, March 8 and 9. The award-winning family dynasty of David Lee Garza y los Musicales have produced 30 albums with three founding members being brothers David, Richard and Adam. Born and raised in Poteet, David Lee began playing accordion with his father […]


The Little Mister and Miss Poteet were crowed on Friday, Feb. 8 at the Poteet High School Auditorium. This years royalty are Little Mister Poteet Landon Manley, son of Ashley Duque and John Manley. Little Miss Poteet is Kaycee Kaiser, daughter of Kay Kaiser. Also in attendance during the pageant were Freckles, Poteet Strawberry Festival mascot, Texas State Senator Pete […]

Animal Control gives quarterly report

During the Regular Meeting of Commissiners’ Court on Monday, January 28, Atascosa County Animal Control Director of Operations, Chief Henry Dominguez, gave a quarterly report for the facility. Total animals processed during the October through December was 435. There were 91 animals adopted. Animals rescued/transferred totalled 188 and 26 animals were returned to owners. There were 12 animals euthanized/vicious and […]

Out and About

Pleasanton Cowboy Homecoming Festival The 53rd annual Pleasanton Cowboy Homecoming Festival will be held at the Atascosa County Show Barn, Friday-Saturday, March 8 and 9. Steer roping begins on March 7. This year’s entertainment will feature David Lee Garza y los Musicales with openers La Tropa F on Friday, March 8, and Cory Morrow with openers Mario Flores & The […]

The Safer Route to Schools Grant approved

Mayor Travis Hall and the Pleasanton City Council issued a proclamation designating Feb. 12, 2019 as Woman’s Club of Pleasanton Appreciation Day. The mayor recounted that the club was founded in 1900 by a group of women who were devoted to learning. The first meeting was held on Feb. 14, 1901. He spoke about the positive influence the club has […]

February is kindness month

February is #spreadkindnessforMandT month in honor of Madison and Tanner McCleary! Within the past week, several people have stepped out of their comfort zones by performing random acts of kindness and sharing their stories. The Pleasanton Express is encouraging and challenging you to perform one act of kindness throughout the month of February. When you do so, please share your […]

Local Matters

Last night, Hope Garza, Pleasanton Express Office Manager, Joe David Cordova, Photographer and I traveled to George West to watch the 10-0 District Champ Squaws play the Aransas Pass Panthers. It was a tough, tense and aggressively played game with both teams giving it their all and then some for four quarters. The referee’s calls were uneven and upsetting. I […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report

I want to tell you about my friend Jerry Davidson. His health is failing and he is not doing well at all. But lest we forget I want to tell you what he did for Pleasanton and Atascosa County. In the mid – nineties there existed an organization named “Atascosa County Economic Development Corporation” functioning in our county. Jerry was […]