Suspect caught in Charlotte burglaries


ACSO Sheriff David Soward has reported in a prepared statement that after a three month long investigation, the Atascosa County Sheriff’s Office has made an arrest on several burglaries at a Charlotte restaurant. Sheriff’s deputies have been called to the eatery on multiple occasions in the past few months to take a report where a suspect had allegedly gained entry […]

Flashbacks 10/9/19


Flashbacks Mackenzie Pilgrim Pleasanton Intern With grieving hearts, the Pleasanton Express would like to recognize and honor the three law enforcement officers who lost their lives in the Atascosa ambush on October 12th 1999; Deputy Mark Stephenson, Deputy Thomas Monse, and Trooper Terry Miller. Never will they be forgotten. 10 years ago Sheriff Tommy Williams (center), along with Chief Deputy […]

2019-10-09 E-Edition

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Community hasn’t forgotten fallen officers

Oct. 12, 1999, is a date forever etched in the minds’ of the families of Atascosa County Deputy Sheriff Thomas Monse Jr., Atascosa County Deputy Sheriff Mark Stephenson and DPS Trooper Terry Miller. It was on that evening that the three brave men were killed, responding to a bogus phone call pleading for help, on Coughran Road in Pleasanton. Danny […]


CASA of South Texas and Safer Path Family Violence Shelter truly appreciate the HeartStrings for Hope event, hosted by Jessica Tom, that raised over $36,000 to be split between the two service organizations. Pictured left to right are: Joni Garcia, CASA of South Texas Executive Director, Jessica Tom and Rhonda Williamson, Safer Path Family Violence Shelter Executive Director. Please see […]


Former 1968 Cowboy of the Year, James H. “Jim” McDaniel passed away Wednesday, Oct. 2 in Poteet. He was born in Floresville on December 28, 1931 to James Hunter and Virginia (Houston) McDaniel. Please read his full obituary on Page 15B and his granddaughter’s euology on Page 8A. In the above photo, he is being recognized for winning 1968 Cowboy […]

Couple arrested and charged with animal cruelty

On Thursday, Oct. 3, Katreena Martin of Jourdanton was arrested for allegedly illegally dumping dogs from the Atascosa County Animal Control shelter along a stretch of highway in West Texas. Her husband, Wayne Martin turned himself in the following day. Martin was a volunteer with the ACAC shelter who claimed to be transporting hundreds of dogs to a rescue shelter […]

Out and About

Diabetes classes start Oct. 10 at Methodist South Join us for a four-week information series on diabetes self-management at Methodist Hospital South in Jourdanton called, “Wisdom, Power and Control.” Sessions will be Oct. 10, 24 and 31; and Nov. 7, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lunch will be provided. The event will provide free diabetic education, classes and support. […]

HeartStrings for Hope: benefitting CASA and Safer Path

HeartStrings for Hope, a joint fundraiser benefiting CASA of South Texas and Safer Path Family Violence Shelter, raised $36,000, Saturday, Oct. 5. This was the fourth HeartStrings for Hope event which was started on a whim by local philanthropist Jessica Tom. “HeartStrings for Hope was started on a whim four years ago when I was trying to find a way […]


The Tri-City Road Warriors and Poteet Rotary Club invite everyone to join them for the first ever Harvest Hustle 5K and 1 Mile Fun Walk this Saturday at the Poteet Strawberry Festival Grounds. This event is being held in conjunction with the Poteet Farmers’ Market. T-shirts, designed by Mario Leal, will be given out to the first 100 registrants! First-3rd […]