53rd 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 Soda Creek Band on Saturday, March 9. Presale […]

Area playoff boys basketball

Area playoff boys basketball goes down with McMullen County playing Thursday and Pleasanton and Jourdanton playing their games on Friday. Jourdanton hopes to break through to the regional quarterfinal after falling in overtime last year in the area playoff. Pleasanton hopes to make the regional quarterfinal for the first time since 2017.

Senior Days Continue Feb. 25


Senior Days at the Pleasanton Civic Center will continue on Monday, Feb. 25, at 10 a.m. Come on by as Retama Manor hosts an arts and crafts event for local seniors. This free event is sponsored by the Pleasanton Express.

Lil’ Mr. and Miss Cowboy Homecoming

It is that time again to register for Lil’ Mr. and Miss Cowboy Homecoming. Registration forms will be sent home from school campuses in children’s backpacks Thursday. Any child enrolled in Kindergarten, 1st or 2nd grade in Pleasanton is eligible to enter. The contest sponsored by the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce with Jessica Tom serving as Master of Ceremonies and […]

Wild Bill Cowboy Gallop moved

The Wild Bill Cowboy Gallop will not be held this year in conjunction with the 53rd Cowboy Homecoming due to the park being under construction. We will continue the 40-year tradition of the Gallop in June 2019 with the opening of the new Pleasanton River Park. The 2020 Wild Bill Cowboy Gallop will be, once again, held in conjunction with […]

Budget for county VFDs increased

During a recent meeting of Commissioners’ Court, it was decided to increase funds for all Atascosa County Volunteer Fire Departments. Judge Bob Hurley said, “In the 2019 county budget we increased the amount we are giving to our support of the county Volunteer Fire Departments. We felt we needed to add to the amount of support so we added about […]

Out and About

Pleasanton Cowboy Homecoming March 8-9 The 2019 Pleasanton Cowboy Homecoming is putting both the cowboy and the fun back into Pleasanton’s oldest festival . This year’s celebration will be held at the Atascosa County Show Barn, Friday-Saturday, March 8 and 9. Steer roping begins on March 7. Entertainment will feature David Lee Garza y los Musicales with openers La Tropa […]

Drug tip leads to one arrest

On Friday, Feb. 15, Atascosa County Sheriff’s Narcotics Unit, patrol deputies and criminal investigators shut down another illegal drug dealer in our community. The Narcotics Unit received a tip about a variety of illegal drugs being sold from a trailer in the Primrose Subdivision, seven miles north of Poteet. After conducting an investigation, a search warrant was requested and issued […]

Fugitive arrested following chase

Atascosa County Sheriff’s Deputies and Texas DPS Troopers were involved in a chase Monday afternoon which led to the arrest of a wanted fugitive, according to Sheriff David Soward. A radio broadcast was put out Monday afternoon that the fugitive may be northbound on IH 37 coming out of Live Oak County. DPS Trooper Joseph Lopez spotted the tan Chevrolet […]

Egelston found Not Guilty in two court cases

According to court documents specifically cause no. 33245, State of Texas vs. Tina Egelston in the County Court at Law Atascosa County, Texas, on Feb. 11, 2019 Egelston was found Not Guilty of the charge of one count of impersonating a security officer which was alleged to have been committed on June 17, 2016. According to court documents, the state […]