2019-10-30 E-Edition

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Safer Path Family Violence Shelter held a Shine A Light on Domestic Violence Candlelight Vigil on Thursday, Oct. 24 at the Atascosa County Courthouse. Speaking to the crowd that night were Pleasanton Mayor Travis Hall, 81st District Attorney Audrey Louis, Atascosa County Sheriff David Soward, Jourdanton Police Chief Eric Kaiser, Safer Path Executive Director Rhonda Williamson and domestic violence victim […]

SA fireman Greg Garza lost in tragic accident

On Tuesday, Oct. 22, San Antonio Fireman Greg Garza, 49, lost his life after suffering injuries in a freak accident while making a call to a San Antonio hotel. Garza had served with the San Antonio Fire Department for 17 years. He was with the Hazardous Material Response Team. His accident was the result of Garza, wearing bunker gear, falling […]


Chile Bandera won 1st Place in the Jourdanton ISD Paint the Town Red Homecoming Contest. Pictured with Chile Bandera employees, from left, front row are Isela Wilson, Alstyn Hartman, M’lynn Griego, Jaylan Camp and Emma Roach; back row are Sydney Blair, Claire Vyvlecka, Jenny Vrana, Madison Yow, Zoe Garcia, Vanessa Vacca, Marina Aguilar, Juan Aguilar Jr., Maggie Aguilar, Karoline Barton, […]


A plaque was unveiled at the Justice Center in Jourdanton, commemorating the life of J. Taylor Brite. Ceremony was held, Tuesday, October 29. From left, are Tom Brite, Gary Brite, Iris Porter, Jean Ann Brite, Cindy Vickers, Joe Vickers, Steve Brite, Amy Porter and Norman Porter. The plaque was in recognition and appreciation of J. Taylor Brite as a lifetime […]

Warnken sentenced to 35 years for family violence

On October 23, 2019, Judge Russell Wilson of the 81st District Court in Atascosa County, Texas, sentenced Kevin Warnken to 25 years in prison for the offense of Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon Involving Family Violence and the maximum sentence of 10 years in prison for the offense of Unlawful Restraint Causing Serious Bodily Injury. Because of the aggravated […]

Out and About

FBC Charlotte Fall Fest First Baptist Church in Charlotte will host their Fall Festival this Thursday, Oct. 31, from 6-8 p.m. The event is free to everyone and will take place at the church’s parking lot. Local families are invited to enjoy free games, candy, popcorn, snow cones, cotton candy and a free jumping castle. City of Poteet Children’s Halloween […]

The 2020 Census, what you need to know

The 2020 Census is around the corner and it is extremely important that you fill yours out. Members of various entities across Atascosa County are coming together to form what is called a Complete Count Committee to ensure you know everything you need to know about the 2020 Census. The count is mandated by the US Constitution and conducted by […]

Filing dates for local candidates Nov. 9-Dec. 9

Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019 is the first day that local candidates (except Precinct Chairs) can file for a place on the March 3, 2020 Primary ballot. To assist candidates in filing their ballot applications, the Republican Party of Atascosa County is hosting a Filing Party from 9-11 a.m. at Cancun Restaurant at 1411 Jiffy Blvd. in Jourdanton on Saturday, Nov. […]


Eagle Lanes is under new ownership by Robert Earl Wood and is set to be up and running before the new year! To celebrate, the Pleasanton Express team is challenging all local businesses, organizations and clubs to a bowling competition! Keep your eye out for more information in future issues of the Pleasanton Express!