Out and About

Please see the Pleasanton Express “Holiday Go and Giving” page in the Living section, for details on Blue Santa events, Santa visits, toy drives, food drives and other outreaches for those in need. You will also find a listing of fun holiday and religious Christmas events for the whole family. Gypsy Moon Market Good Vibes Vendor’s Market Day on Nov. […]


The Plestex 4 Theatre in Pleasanton was selected as the November Business of the Month by the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce. For tickets, features and show times, please call 830-569-3212 or visit them online at www.forumplestex.com/plestex. You can also find them on Facebook.

Hunter Norment, T1D at 18

Hunter’s answers Name, age & school: Hunter Norment, 18, Freshman at Blinn College Diagnosis date: February 26, 2012 Things I wish people knew about T1D: I would like for people to know that just because I have Type 1, it doesn’t mean they have to treat me different. I know what I can and can’t do, and that I’m just […]

Libby Kemp, T1D at 15

Libby’s answers Name, age & school: Libby Kemp, 15, Freshman at Pleasanton High School Diagnosis date: May 18, 2010 (my dad’s birthday) Things I wish people knew about T1D: I wish people knew that Type 1 and Type 2 Diabeties are not the same thing. Type 1 is an autoimmune disease and that eating sugar doesn’t cause Type 1. Type […]

Local Matters

I have always loved Thanksgiving. The glorious food filled with my favorites – the Taggart’s duck, my sister Katie’s creamed corn, my grandmother’s ambrosia, dressing and gravy plus my fave pies ever, pumpkin and pecan. This year my sister, brother, and I, for the first time, enter the holidays as orphans. That may sound like a strange terminology for a […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report

I am pleased to announce that our plans to move the Juvenile Detention Center under the administration of Commissioners Court are moving forward. The transition will be effective December 1. An important thing this will do is make the effort to start the “post–adjudication” programs (rehab, behavioral, mental, etc.) match up with the governing state statute. We are going to […]

Mayor’s Message – Pleasanton

Greetings from the Mayor’s Office, During this special time of the year, it reminds us to be thankful for all we have. My grandfather used to say, “It is good health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold or silver.” Ever since the first Thanksgiving, which was called the “Harvest Gathering” in 1621, we have a day set […]

Mayor’s Message – Poteet

A lot of activity this past week. I had a meeting with Mr. Gilbert Lafuente, Outreach Coordinator for Congressman Henry Cuellar. I asked him to assist us in making inquiries on finding a bank institution for our town. We also discussed possible grants options to help in developing our downtown area. I hosted an Atascosa County City Mayors (ACCM) luncheon […]

ACSO: It’s the Law

Don’t be locked out during an emergency. Here at the sheriff’s office we staff the 9-1-1 emergency phones for Atascosa County. We receive calls on a frequent basis for various types of emergencies where we have to dispatch Fire, EMS or law enforcement to provide services for the caller. Outside of San Antonio, we are the busiest 9-1-1 center in […]

Thanksgiving and New Orleans 2.0

The Way I See It

As another Thanksgiving is upon us all, do we truly count our blessings on all that has happened the past 365 days? Granted, there may be some days that we questioned what was going on, but surely there are days that made us feel thankful, right? What a whirlwind of a year since last Thanksgiving it has been for me! […]

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