Sports Maven: Anticipating Eagles women’s soccer playoff march

This suspense is overwhelming, in a way that I might chew my office chair if I had to wait longer to watch the Pleasanton women’s soccer start its playoff run. That the Eagles will have played just one game in a span of almost three weeks when they head to Kingsville to play King for bi-district on Friday feels agitating from […]

Pleasanton beats Poteet in Mehrmann-Ambriz duel

Pleasanton won the first district meeting 4-0 at Poteet on Tuesday in the series between the Eagles (7-10-1, 2-1 District 4A-30) and Aggies (9-6, 0-3 District 4A-30). Area fans saw two future college pitchers square off, as Pleasanton’s Hilton Mehrmann, a San Angelo State signee, faced Poteet’s Jordan Ambriz, who signed with Southwest Assemblies of God University. Ambriz struck out […]

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Pete’s Periódico: Making a better Texas

We have passed the halfway point of the 86th Texas Legislature; under 70 days remain to make a better Texas. Through my work as a Texas Senator, I try to embody Sam Houston’s definition of leadership: “A leader is someone who helps improve the lives of other people or improve the system they live under.” That’s my goal this Legislative […]

Mayor’s Message

Greetings from the Mayor’s office: We have already started working on next year’s city budget and I have several goals in mind. We are going to do our best to keep city taxes from increasing, as well as no water rate increases. We will continue our street maintenance program and the following streets are targeted for re-paving: Oakhaven, Oak Valley, […]

Local Matters

The Poteet Strawberry Festival is known most of all for its delicious strawberries, but for the past 25 years, it has gained quite a reputation for raising scholarship funds for local graduates. The Poteet Strawberry Festival gives out 10 fouryear scholarships per year. From 1990 to date the Poteet Strawberry Festival has paid over $716,000 to Poteet students. Many other […]

Atascosa County Sheriff’s Office K9 Gerben to get donation of body armor

Sheriff David Soward has announced this week that the Atascosa County Sheriff’s Office K9 Gerben will receive a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. K9 Gerben’s vest is sponsored by Shane Hudson and Ryan Harness of Blue Shield Nutrition and will be embroidered with the sentiment “Gifted by […]

Out and About

Poteet Strawberry Festival set for April 5-7 It is almost time for the 72nd Annual Poteet Strawberry Festival, set for Friday-Sunday, April 5-7. The annual event brings in thousands of visitors from the local area and from far away. Be sure to read about this year’s headliners in this week’s Pleasanton Express. Remember that parking on the festival grounds is […]


The Pleasanton Express Wild about Wildflowers Contest

According to Wide Open Country, this is Texas’ biggest wildflower season in a reported 10 years. The Texas Wildflower Reports said that Atascosa County is one of the best sites for wildflowers with special shout outs to areas around Poteet, FM 476 and 2504 where large fields of Bluebonnets, Indian Paintbrush, Groundsel or Engelman Daisies and other flowers are in […]