Flashbacks 9/18/19

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Flashbacks Mackenzie Pilgrim Pleasanton Intern   10 years ago Lightning strikes gives Baptists a view of the heavens – The sun filters through the opening made by a lightning strike on Saturday, September 12.   20 years ago Diez y Seis Festivities – Coordinator Maria Pesqueda and queen candidates Brandy Luna, Clemencia Calvillo, Victoria Gaitan in Norma Gomez prepare for […]

2019-09-18 E-Edition

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ORTIZ CROWNED QUEEN

Congratulations to 54th Cowboy Homecoming Queen Brianna Ortiz! Her sister, 53rd Cowboy Homecoming Queen Elena Ortiz had the privilege of crowning her on Thursday evening at the Queen Coronation Ceremony held at The Office in Pleasanton. Pictured, from left, front row: the new 2019 Little Mister Cowboy Homecoming Adam Luna and Little Miss Cowboy Homecoming Arianna Lopez. Back row, 54th […]

Juvenile Detention Center remains open



For the 2020 fiscal year, the Atascosa County Juvenile Detention Center submitted a budget request of $2,430,236. The detention center’s request is up $800,000 over the 2017 budget, an increase of approximately 51 percent. It was announced that due to the unsustainable budget request, a special Commissioners Court meeting would be held with a workshop focusing on the facility’s budget. […]

Guillen announces Atascosa Co. tax cut

AUSTIN – Texas State Rep. Ryan Guillen (D-Rural South Texas) recently announced an estimated 10% cut in the school property tax rate, providing immediate relief to Atascosa County taxpayers. “Property taxes are growing out of reach for many Texans and they’re causing families to lose their hard earned property,” explained Guillen. “Homeownership is vital to our economy and to the […]

9-11, Never Forget



On September the 11th, a 9-11 Memorial Service was held in front of the Courthouse in Jourdanton. The ceremony was hosted by County Judge Bob Hurley. The Poteet VWF Post 6970 Color Guard presented the colors at the beginning of the ceremony with Taps played by Poteet High School Senior Derek “DJ” Lozano. Victoria Rodriguez sang the National Anthem. Rev. […]

Former Cowboy of the year Tommy Henry passes

Former 1986 Cowboy of the Year, Tommy Henry passed away on Saturday, Sept. 14. You may read his full obituary on Page 9B. Please see his Cowboy of the Year nomination letters below: One of the few legacies left from early Texas is the cowboy. I would like to nominate for Cowboy of the Year a man that has devoted […]

Out and About

Atascosa Running Club meets Wed. at 6:30 p.m. Whether you are an advanced runner, or a beginner, you are invited to take part in the Atascosa Running Club Social Fun Run every Wednesday. The next run is Sept. 18. They now meet at 6:30 p.m. at The Office Bar and Grill and running starts at 6:35 p.m. They run to […]

Cowboy Homecoming Parade Winners



The 54th Cowboy Homecoming Parade held Saturday morning was filled with lots of fun for people of all ages! With about 50 entries, including the Pleasanton High School Mighty Eagle Band, pacesetters, cheerleaders, women’s soccer team and more, excitement filled the streets of downtown Pleasanton. Despite the hot weather, there was a great turnout of onlookers lining the streets. Results […]

Local Matters



I am so very proud of the Pleasanton Express and our coverage of all the news in Atascosa County. We pay reporters to cover every city council and ISD meeting in Atascosa County. We attend ten or more meetings and events every week in the county devoting up to four hours at a time. Further we publish every public event […]


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