Flashbacks 12/11/19

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Flashbacks Mackenzie Pilgrim Pleasanton Intern   10 years ago Charlotte guard Blake Diaz drives down the baseline and eventually makes a layup against Nordheim in the Trojan’s first game in the Charlotte Tournament on Friday. Charlotte went on to defeat Nordheim 52-48. 20 years ago Lights go on at the courthouse- Atascosa County Judges Deborah Herber led the countdown and […]

Thousands fill River Park, Main St. for Merry on Main Christmas festival

Mayor Travis Hall opened Merry on Main at the Pleasanton River Park Friday night with a tree lighting ceremony surrounded by the Pleasanton High School choir, Pleasanton City Council members and a huge turnout from the community. He addressed the crowd before the count down to the lighting of the 28ft City Christmas Tree and the Winter Wonderland created in […]

MARES NAMED PRECINCT 1 CONSTABLE

During a special called meeting of Commissioners Court Tuesday morning, Miguel “Mike” Mares, Jr. was announced as Constable, Pct. 1. Mares has 31 years experience in law enforcement. He will be filling the vacant seat after the passing of Percy Medina in October. Mares was one of two applicants to undergo an interview in front of Atascosa County Commissioners Mark […]

Classifieds 12-11-2019

Fire Marshal initiates 60 Day Burn Ban

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During Commissioners Court Monday morning, Atascosa County Fire Marshal Roger Garcia requested approval to activate a 60-Day Burn Ban. As of Monday, the previous 90-Day Burn Ban activated on Wednesday, Aug. 28 was no longer in effect. Though the county has seen rain over the past months, the conditions across the county are still too dry to allow burning. The […]

Out and About

Please see the Pleasanton Express “Holiday Go and Giving” page in the Living section, for details on upcoming charity toy drives, Christmas celebrations, Santa sightings and more. FBC Poteet Food Pantry On Wednesday, Dec. 11, First Baptist Church of Poteet will open their food pantry. The event will begin at 9 a.m. and will be their only food pantry event […]

VALERO THREE RIVERS REFINERY DONATES TO SAFER PATH AND CASA

CASA of South Texas received $20,000 from the Valero Three Rivers Refinery this year. Executive Director Joni Garcia (pictured) was honored to receive the award on behalf of the abused and neglected children from our 5-county area who are in foster care and desperately need a CASA volunteer. “We are so thankful for our volunteers who speak up every day […]

Merry on Main Parade Winners

What a magical Lighted Christmas Parade organized by committee member Cindy Mumm who has dozens of parades under her belt. With more than 65 entries and hundreds of participants, the town shined bright as thousands lined the parade route to watch the spectacular event. Judges for the parade were Head judge Tori House, Chris Luna, Janice Gonzales and Ernie Gonzales. […]

2019 Merry on Main Lighted Christmas Parade

Merry on Main Cookie Contest and Bike Parade



This year’s Merry on Main Christmas Cookie Contest saw 15 participants competing to win Best Overall, Best Taste and Best Decoration in the Kid and Adult Divisions. A special thank you goes out to this year’s judges, too: Nelda Moore, Will Turner, Meredith Dowdy Rutherford and Janice Love. These four judges had a difficult time choosing the winners, but here […]


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