Jourdanton orders election for three council seats



The Jourdanton City Council voted 4-1 on the ordinance ordering a general city election to be held Nov. 5, for the purpose of electing three council members, as well as establishing time and place for early voting. Abstaining was council member Johnetta Goetzel. Also comprising the council are Mayor Robert “Doc” Williams and council members Jack R. Harrison, Chester Gonzales, […]

Local Matters



The Cowboys are coming. Every year, the Pleasanton Express serves as host for former Cowboys of the Year who come to make the decision about who will be the next Cowboy of the Year. This Thursday, August 1 at 6 p.m. we will host these fine gentlemen. We all get excited and a little nervous hosting what we consider cowboy […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report



I have been watching Wilson County’s project to put in place a hotel – motel tax and generate the monies to build / expand a combination convention center, rodeo arena and livestock show facility. For years I have wondered why Atascosa County has never had such a facility of its own. I have seen over the years counties that have […]

Road trippin’ and singin’

The Way I See It

I’ve been on a few road trips lately and have been listening to Sirius Radio on the way. My beau typically has it tuned to Oldies and 60s- 70s. Many of these songs we enjoy singing along. And then there are those that I only know one line or maybe the chorus. I mused that I knew the “K-Tel” version […]

Mayor’s Message – Pleasanton



Greetings from the Mayor’s office: I had the opportunity this week to stop by the Fire Station on Airport Road and take a look at a couple of new pieces of equipment. The city, this past week, took delivery of a new fire truck and a new Fire/Rescue truck. We are mighty proud of these. They both took a year […]

Historically Speaking

The fight for Texas independence was long and hardfought. Atascosa County played a prominent role as a site of one of the bloodiest battles leading to the end of Spanish rule. This year we mark the 206th anniversary of the Battle of Medina. As we prepare for our annual commemorative celebration of this event, Barbara Morris Westbrook, Atascosa County Historical […]

Mayor’s Message – Poteet



As part of my transparency policy I mentioned I would provide you with updates of my civic activities. Last week I met with Atascosa County Sheriff’s Office (ACSO) Major (Maj) M. Miller. We discussed my goal to enhance our current relationship between the City of Poteet, the Poteet Police Department (PPD) and the ACSO. Maj. Miller emphasized the ACSO and […]

Paxton lauds ruling against preclearance for redistricting maps

State Capital Highlights

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton applauded a federal court ruling allowing the state to proceed with redistricting legislation without asking the federal government’s permission. The July 24 ruling by a three-judge federal court rejected plaintiffs’ petition to require the state to obtain permission from the U.S. Department of Justice or a federal court before redistricting legislation could take effect. After […]

K is for Kids



K is for kids… and kids are mean. Everyone says so. Kids are bullies that swoop down on those that are different like predators on prey. Ask anyone. I call bullsh—er, um,—spit. Yeah, that’s it. I call bull spit and horse hockey. This summer, PawPaw Bear and I took a minivacation. Five of our eight Grands, including J, who is […]

Pleasanton, USDA to hold workshop

The City of Pleasanton will hold its second USDA Housing Assistance Program Workshop on August 1, 2019, at 10 a.m., at the Pleasanton Civic Center. USDA Area Director Guadalupe Valdez and Area Specialist Jimmy Kolodziej will lead the workshop and share info about the USDA’s Housing Assistance Program, which includes: Home Ownership, Home Repair, Self Help Program, and Multi-Family Housing. […]


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