Rep. Cuellar Announces $72,034 for Atascosa Health Center’s Efforts to Combat Coronavirus Pandemic


Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced $72,034 in federal funding for the Atascosa Health Center’s efforts  to combat the coronavirus pandemic. This funding, awarded through the Department of Health and Human Services, will be used to meet evolving needs for Atascosa Health Center during the COVID-19 pandemic, including expanding testing, purchasing supplies and providing safety education. “Local health centers are critical […]

USDA designates Atascosa County as primary Natural Disaster Area

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Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated 83 Texas counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers who suffered losses due to recent drought may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) emergency loans. The Texas counties with the primary natural disaster designation include Anderson, Atascosa, Bandera, Bee, Bell, Blanco, Brazos, Brown, Burleson, Burnet, Caldwell, Callahan, Cherokee, Coke, […]

2020-03-25 E-Edition

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Gov. Abbott urges Texans to stay home, stay safe, stay strong

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott in a live address Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. said that there are now 715 people in Texas who have tested positive to COVID-19 with 11 deaths. Gov. Abbott kept his declaration of March 20 that expires April 3 stating there is no shelter in place order as of now but said bluntly, stay home or be […]

Bringing color, life back to Poteet with murals

When he was elected Poteet Mayor last year, Willie Leal Jr. had one goal in mind: bringing color and life back to town. “At the end of last school year, I had this idea to paint murals in the downtown area and I wanted to get the school involved,” said Mayor Leal. “I reached out to Poteet High School art […]

Methodist Hospital South, Atascosa County release statement regarding first two positive cases of COVID-19 in county

Methodist Hosptial South and Atascosa County confirm the first two cases of COVID-19 in Atascosa County Sunday afternoon. “Recently we had two patients who tested positive for COVID-19,” said Pam Guillory, Chief Nursing Officer and Chief Operation Officer Methodist Hospital South. “The patients were treated and released for home quarantine as per the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines. Methodist […]

Restaurant Out and About

You can help local restaurants in Atascosa County by supporting those still open to serve you. Please keep both the Pleasanton Express and Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce informed about new listings. Dairy Queen is offering drive thru and curbside only. They are open from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. at all locations. Café Chris is offering drive thru, take out […]

UPS Store in Pleasanton remains open

As a larger network, The UPS Store locations are doing their part by following all guidelines and restrictions from the CDC and WHO, along with federal, state and local health safety guidelines. The UPS Store 4671 in Pleasanton is designated an essential business and remains open during the COVID-19 pandemic. They are located at 703 W. Oaklawn with services including […]

Pleasanton city, council address Coronavirus impact

It was on everyone’s mind when Pleasanton Mayor Travis Hall convened the city council on March 19. He encouraged everyone to abide by guidelines set out in an Executive Order issued by Texas Governor Greg Abbott on March 19 concerning the COVID-19 virus. Mayor Hall read the governor’s orders which included limiting social gatherings to ten persons; avoiding cafes, bars, […]

School Feeding Programs

Pleasanton ISD Pleasanton ISD is partnering with the Pleasanton Police Department, Atascosa County Sheriff’s Office and school district and community volunteers to assist with food distribution. They have established 6 remote locations that will be available Monday – Friday for Pleasanton ISD students under 18 to receive breakfast from 8:30- 10:00 a.m. and lunch from 12:00-1:30 p.m. These locations include […]