Records broken with $16,300 in bids for GC strawberries

Lisa Sanchez of 4G Reyes Farms took the Grand Champion title at the Poteet Strawberry Festival Auction on April 6. The crate of winning Albion berries sold for a total of $16,300. The premium buyers were H-EB and Bud Light- Silver Eagle Distributing, which each bid $5,450. Other contributing bids were: Poteet Lions Club – $600, Bob Hurley – Atascosa […]

PISD Superintendent’s contract renewed



For the third time since the regular meeting of the Pleasanton School Board on January 17, Pleasanton ISD Superintendent Dr. Matthew Mann’s contract was up for discussion in closed session at Tuesday’s regular meeting. His evaluation has been the subject of executive sessions during either regular or special meetings since June of 2018. He currently has two years remaining on […]

Scooby Dooby Doo, we found you



Two weeks ago, a Great Dane by the name of Scooby went missing from his owners, Timothy Overgaard and Amber Blanchard of New Braunfels. Timmy formerly worked for the Coast Guard before a severe paralyzing injury put him in a rest home at age 22. The couple was in the process of getting a house and needed somebody to take […]

Out and About

CASA of South Texas Color Run on April 13 Come out for a day full of fun and color, at the 2nd Annual CASA of South Texas Color Run, this Saturday, April 13 at 8 a.m. at the Pleasanton River Park! All ages are welcome to run – or walk – in this 5K! The first 75 registered participants will […]

RESERVE CHAMPION BERRIES

Molly Solis- Poteet Lions, Eddie Solis- Poteet Lions, Carlos Ambriz- Poteet Lions, Miss Lions Rachelle Casias, (hidden cowboy hat), Jim Collums, Miss 1st Runner Up Tahis Ramirez, Rene and Margie Martinez- R&M RV Park, Little Miss Lions Miranda Solis, Jerry Brown- Bud Light, Leslee Ramon, John Shipley – Poteet VFW, Reserve Champion Growers Jose and Lorena Dominguez- Strawberryville Farms, Erinn […]

Jourdanton ISD School Board holds meeting



Jourdanton ISD held their regular meeting on Monday, April 8. After the invocation was given by Mary Ramirez, Elementary student Hixon Wiatrek lead the pledges. Consent Agenda The approval of the last meeting’s minutes, the Business Office report and the payment of the bills were on the consent agenda. The financial report showed money market account of $8,755,202.19 and Lone […]

CORRECTION

In the Poteet Strawberry Festival special section last week, Strawberry Festival Duchess Stephanie Harris was incorrectly identified. We apologize for the error.

Celebrating National Library Week



April 7-13 is National Library Week, and libraries across the nation are celebrating this year’s theme of “Libraries = Strong Communities” in various ways. Atascosa County is a strong community for a lot of reasons, and one of those is the amazing libraries we have and libraries who keep them up and running. Poteet On Monday morning, Poteet Mayor Albert […]

Local Matters



The 72nd Poteet Strawberry Festival broke so many records the past weekend. It really proved to be the sweetest festival in Texas in so many ways. The Pleasanton Express tells many of the stories in this week’s issue through articles and photos. We will continue with a wrapup next week which includes final official attendance count which despite rain was […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report



We had a terrific Atascosa Day at the Texas State Capital last Tuesday. It was one of the biggest citizen turnouts since we started (last time we had high school bands, so we had a lot of students and parents also). It was a very respectable turnout. We had officials from several cities, board members from the Atascosa County Historical […]


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