Griffin’s long, winding path leads to the West Coast

After graduating from Angelo State University on Dec. 14, former Jourdanton volleyball standout Makenzie Griffin still has another chapter to write in her athletic career. The 6-foot tall college graduate announced she will head west to play beach volleyball at Division I school Long Beach State University in California, starting this spring. The whirlwind move started during her sophomore year […]

Flashbacks 12/18/19


Flashbacks Mackenzie Pilgrim Pleasanton Intern   10 years ago Savanna Stewart displays her newly published book, Alaliesia: Slaves of Pralesta 20 years ago Murphy sisters 1st place winners at Fair – Kendra and Katie Murphy, 10-year old daughters of Gary and Becky Murphy of Jourdanton, each placed 1st place in their divisions at this year’s Atascosa County Fair. Kendra, left, […]

2019-12-18 E-Edition

Pleasanton ISD Education Foundation awards grants

The Pleasanton ISD Education Foundation presented the 2019 teacher and campus grants to teachers across the district this past Friday. The Foundation surprised the teachers and students with the drumline, a few cheerleaders, Big E, community members and foundations members as they presented the checks. The Pleasanton ISD Education Foundation was able to give away a total of $16,166.90 in […]

There’s a News Editor in town

Rebecca Pesqueda has been promoted from reporter to News Editor of the Pleasanton Express. Rebecca was raised in Charlotte and graduated in 2013 as Salutatorian of Charlotte High School. She was involved in band, cheer, sports, UIL Academics, One Act Place National Honor Society and was Yearbook editor for two years. She graduated from Mary Hardin Baylor with degree in […]

Burkett wins Reindeer Bucks

The popular Pleasanton Expres Reindeer Bucks contest has officially come to an end for this holiday season. A HUGE thank you goes out to all of our participating businesses this year! The following winners had their name drawn to receive a $25 gift certificate from the merchant they registered at: City Cleaners – Stephen Hines, The Pink Cactus – Peggy […]


Voting for the 2019 Pleasanton Storefront Business Decorating Contest is now open through Thursday, Dec. 19! Last year, Temper Services won 1st Place. Who will win this year’s contest? Cast your vote TODAY in the Pleasanton Storefront Business Decorating Contest Facebook group! The winner will be announced on the front page of the December 25 issue of the Pleasanton Express!


Miguel “Mike” Mares, Jr. being sworn in as Constable, Precinct 1, Wednesday morning, December 11, by Atascosa County Judge Bob Hurley. Ceremony took place in the County Courtroom.

Out and About

Charlotte Library to welcome Dennis Blocker This Wednesday, Dec. 18, the Charlotte Public Library will welcome author Dennis Blocker from 6:30- 8:30 p.m. Blocker will be joined by his son and will share a presentation on his recent book, “The Dogs I Have Known in Two Wars.” This book covers his experiences and training in Iraq and his second book […]

Hurley elected as AACOG Board Chairman

The Alamo Area Council of Governments (AACOG) Board of Directors elected Atascosa County Judge Robert L. Hurley as 2020 Board Chairman, and City of Balcones Heights Mayor Suzanne de Leon as 2020 Board Vice Chair. Both were sworn into office at the annual Area Council and Board of Directors meeting held at Norris Conference Center on December 4, by the […]