Voters approve 9 of 10 proposed constitutional amendments

State Capital Highlights

Voters rejected only one of 10 proposed amendments to the Texas Constitution in the statewide election held Nov. 5. The House and Senate, in the 86th Regular Session of the Texas Legislature that ended in May, approved the propositions for voters to decide. Results are as follows: Prop. 1, permitting a person to hold more than one office as a […]

Historically Speaking

We hope you enjoy a new feature in our Historically Speaking column—Member Spotlight where each month we introduce you to the commission members who help preserve our county’s history. Eric Morrell—Part of a Rare Breed Eric has been a member of the Historical Commission since 2011. Prior to serving on the Historical Commission, Eric served 6 years in the United […]

Y is for Yee-Haw!

All the doctors, all the specialists, said the same thing. Prepare yourself. J is on the autism spectrum and may never speak. He may never grow up. My throat clogged. I had no words. Yeah, me speechless. Go figure. Pain for my daughter filled my heart. I cried for all the things I believed she would never experience. According to […]

Now we see dimly

Last week, I started a riot. Quite innocently, I posted on Facebook the opportunity to decipher a mystery. Two images were provided as clues. Both images were edits of the original picture I had taken. By analyzing the two augmentations of the real McCoy, my curious compadres were invited to put their detective skills to task in deducing what the […]

A lifetime love of trains

From my early childhood in Chicago I remember big red streetcars that roamed the streets of the Windy City. I probably rode them from about the time I was born until we moved away when I was six years old. And I probably also rode on Chicago’s elevated (“El”) rapid transit trains from a pretty early age. But my first […]

New Precinct 4 yard opened on Shale Road

On Friday, November 8, Commissioner Kennard Riley, Precinct 4, held an Open House at the new Atascosa County Precinct 4 yard at 384 Shale Road, south of Pleasanton. The yard is built on 4.61 acres and has a 3,500 square foot shop. “On behalf of myself and all of the employees of Atascosa County Pct. 4 we want thank all […]

Poteet officer recognized for life-saving actions

Mayor Willie Leal, Jr. of Poteet, presented Officer Matthew Steinort with a Certificate of Appreciation for services rendered during a recent traffic accident. On October 20, an accident in Primrose required emergency backup and Steinort answered the call. Upon arriving at the scene, he found a young woman severely injured, bleeding profusely from her arm. Thinking quickly on his feet, […]


Poteet Intermediate students invited local veterans to share their stories and what it means to them to be a veteran. On Monday, the students honored them and all other veterans in a tribute ceremony.

Be a part of ‘Holiday Go & Giving’ guide

The holiday season is upon us! It is that wonderful time of year filled with special events, Christmas concerts, Santa sightings and more. It is also the time of year when so many in the community open their hearts to give to others. Starting the week of Thanksgiving, the Pleasanton Express will be publishing our “Holiday Go and Giving” guide. […]

Jourdanton PD arrest couple for possession of meth

On Monday, Nov. 4, Jourdanton Police Officers executed a search warrant in the 400 block of Maple St. The residential structure proved to be a challenge for officers to search due to the health risks that officers faced from extremely unsanitary conditions, which included a lack of running water or electricity and an accumulation of debris that has occured over […]

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