Poteet citizen complains about mistreatment by council member

In the citizens’ comments portion of the Poteet City Council meeting on October 2, Estelle Rocha complained about the treatment she had received from Council Member Denise Sanchez at a city event. After describing the incident, Rocha concluded that as a council member, one represents the city and should be on good behavior when in public. She added that Sanchez […]

What’s the Buzz: Jeff Chicoine, State Farm Agent

Jeff Chicoine, a local State Farm Agent, located at 1306 Simmons Avenue in Jourdanton, offers a variety of insurance and other products to the Atascosa County area. Insurance products Chicoine offers include auto, home, business, property, life and health. Other products and resources offered include banking, mutual funds and annuities. Chicoine has been in the business since 1991. After working […]

Emily Mann awarded 2019 Gathright/Dean’s Excellence Award

Chapter 053 of The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi is proud to announce the 2019 cohort of freshman and sophomore Gathright and Dean’s Excellence Award winners! These awards were created in collaboration with LAUNCH: Academic Excellence to help recognize and celebrate outstanding first- and second-year students whose exceptional promise makes them good candidates for future awards. Starting in 2019, […]


Yeldar Zeinolla, a foreign exchange student from Kazakhstan, shadowed Atascosa County Judge Bob Hurley on Monday, Oct. 14. He attends Pleasanton High School. He attended and met with Atascosa County Commissioners during the Commissioners Court meeting on Monday. He is pictured with, from left, Commissioner Mark Gillespie, Pct. 1; Commissioner Stuart Knowlton, Pct. 2; Judge Hurley, Yeldar; Commissioner Eliseo Perez, […]

Local Matters

I n 1974 my parents, Judy and William (Bill) Wilkerson made a decision to move to Pleasanton, Texas. They made the difficult decision to sell a newspaper that had been in our family for 30 plus years. Bill was all about the business. My mom Judy was all about making Pleasanton the best possible community that it could be. I […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report

Constable Percy Medina sadly passed away a few days ago. I am grieved that I will be out of town and miss the funeral service. But, I want to write about what a fine man he was. I have known him for over 30 years. Most of those years were as a customer at Hurley Auto Parts. He would come […]

ACSO: It’s the Law

From time to time I get questions and calls about the Criminal Trespass law in Texas and how it works. Section 30.05 of the Texas Penal Code covers trespassing. A person commits Criminal Trespass if he enters or remains on property of another; without the effective consent of the property owner, and when the person had prior notice that the […]

Mayor’s Message – Pleasanton

Greetings from the Mayor’s office: I would like to again thank Noel Wilkerson- Holmes and the folks at the Pleasanton Express for the opportunity to visit with you each week through this column. Even though it is a challenge, I feel honored to share with you insight and news concerning my office and the City itself. This Thursday evening, we […]

DNA doesn’t lie (usually)

The Way I See It

With the advent of being able to test our DNA through different websites, I wondered how accurate it was. I did mine through ancestry.com and seeing the connections being made with cousins and such it made me a believer. Plus the countries they say I’m from was not a shocker – 88% England, Wales and Northwestern Europe (Germany) 9% Ireland […]

Chief Priest’s Weekly Report

Greetings from Lytle PD, The weekly police blotter has been posted to our website, you can find it at www.lytletx.org/police. Feel free to call me (830-709- 0277) or email me at richard.priest@lytletx.org with any questions you may have. Lytle PD officers handled 50 calls for service last week and conducted 52 traffic stops. Of those traffic stops, 28 resulted in […]

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