Congratulations to Nest Feathers Fine Gifts & Decor for being named the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce Business of the Month for December! Nest Feathers is located at 222 N. Main St. in Pleasanton. Pictured, from left, are Kayla Royal Burns, Ginny Mross (owner) and Terri Dumas.

VFW Post 4853 places Christmas wreaths on veterans’ graves

On Sunday, Dec. 15, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4853 gathered to honor those who have gone before us and to let them all know they are not forgotten. VFW members and several community members gathered at the Jourdanton, Pleasanton and Christine Cemeteries to lay wreaths for all veterans. There were several stories told as they progressed through the […]

Cude joins Brohill Realty

Pleasanton, Texas- Brohill Realty is pleased to announce their newest team member, Ana Pittman Cude. Ana comes from a background of 30 years in banking. She led the Financial Intelligence Unit division during her banking career as Senior Vice President in the Fraud, Loss Prevention Department and AML divisions at IBC bank in San Antonio, Texas. She has now joined […]


Atascosa Animal Allies is proud to annouce they recently received a $1,000 grant from Walmart Giving! We started a Trap-Neuter-Return for cats in early 2019, and began right here in the Pleasanton Walmart #757 facility parking lot and inside the store. Since early this year, we have spayed/neutered close to 300 cats at local businesses like Walmart. Atascosa Animal Allies […]


CASA of South Texas is happy to announce it is a recipient of a $35,000 responsive grant from the Baptist Health Foundation of San Antonio. BHFSA is committed to improving the health of the community by fostering and funding clinical, educational, spiritual and scientific initiatives while honoring God and its Baptist heritage. In particular, BHFSA supports activities consistent with the […]


The Children Matter Family Life Center of Pleasanton recently entered into the Christopher Competition and won $25,000! They have a goal of reaching $30,000 for 2019 and are about $4,900 short. Children Matter is a 501c3 non-profit organization benefits the foster children of Atascosa County, and their biological parents, by providing resources right here in the county. They are currently […]

Local Matters

This is the first Christmas I have spent without a mom and dad. My mother, Judith Blanton Wilkerson, always made Christmas so special. My dad, William (Bill) Wilkerson, enjoyed the holiday as much as my mom even though he did not put in anywhere near the thought and care. A family tradition that we have always enjoyed is reading the […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report

I would like to discuss open records requests with you today. I want to start by saying I have no problem with a realistic open records request. But, many so–called political activists think they strike terror into our hearts when they demand an “open records request.” But sadly, they rarely know the law about what they are doing. Recently, we […]

Mayor’s Message – Pleasanton

Greetings from the Mayor’s Office, I have had a lot of wonderful comments about our city and how beautiful it is with all the Christmas lights. And I totally agree…from the town square giant oak, to our City Park Wonderland, the Historic Main Street District, and all the businesses plus the home owners who have taken the time to decorate, […]


If you asked me five years ago where I would be now, my response was not “working at the Pleasanton Express.” My love for writing centers around telling stories, whether that be my own or others. I grew up with the viewpoint that newspapers do the opposite: tell fake news and focus only on the bad, negative stories in this […]

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