ACWC awards checks to local non-profits

During Commissioners Court on Monday, April 8, Phillip Bosquez on behalf of the Atascosa County Wellness Committee asked for and received approval for checks to be cut and distributed to four local non-profit groups who do work in Atascosa County. The funds were raised by the ACWC from the Brush Country Deer Run held in October 2018 in Poteet. Non-profits […]

Firefighters stop Extreme fire from spreading

Early Friday morning around 2 a.m., Jourdanton, Poteet and Charlotte Volunteer Fire Departments were dispatched to Extreme Coil Services off FM 2146 between Jourdanton and Charlotte for an 18 wheeler that caught fire. “The front cab of the truck to the back of the trailer was completely ablaze,” stated JVFD Captain Amy Martinez. There were no injuries reported, but according […]

Local Matters

Atascosa County Judge’s Report

I am so proud of what we have done with the County Guardianship program. We have two court visitors, Mary Starrack and Rusty Prasifka who have worked to make our guardianship inventory current and well managed. The ward of a guardianship is very possibly one of the most vulnerable citizens in our county and is the County Judge’s responsibility. If […]

Mayor’s Message

Greetings from the Mayor’s office: I had the opportunity this past week to attend a couple of events that the City of Pleasanton either sponsored or partnered with. Last Friday night, I attended Ropin’ Dreams at the arena of Cowboy Fellowship. Linda and I were quite impressed with both the rodeo and attendance on both Friday and Saturday. This event […]

ACSO: It’s the Law

This week, instead of talking about a law, I wanted to let everyone know the status of the new jail expansion. This project started over a year ago and consists of the addition of 120 beds to our existing 138 bed facility. Our county jail has been running at or near capacity for three years which prompted the approval by […]

Judith B. Wilkerson … gone but never forgotten

The Way I See It

Last Friday, Judy Wilkerson left this physical world. I say this physical world because she will never be truly gone. Judy and Bill Wilkerson’s legacy of being the owners and co-publishers of the Pleasanton Express will live on forever. The Wilkersons came to Pleasanton in 1974 with open minds and hearts and were well received by this community. They immediately […]

Conference committee to work out differences in state budget

Only a month is left for lawmakers to get the state’s business done in the 86th regular session of the Texas Legislature. Still unfinished are the issues at the top of a list shared by Gov. Greg Abbott, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and House Speaker Dennis Bonnen: the passage of a state budget for fiscal years 2020-2021, property tax reform […]

Chief Priest’s Weekly Report

Hello from Lytle PD, The weekly police blotter has been posted to our website, you can find it at . Feel free to call me (830- 709-0277) or email me ( ) with any questions you may have. Here are some “Fun Facts” from Lytle PD generated from last week. Our officers handled 42 calls for service and […]

Me, my dad and my crystal set…

I was eight or nine years old, a Cub Scout, doing achievements as part of my progression in Scouting. In one achievement we were supposed to build a crystal set. If you don’t know what a crystal set is, lots of people have never heard of them. A crystal set is a type of primitive radio receiver. They were popular […]

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