Make a pledge to Poteet Strawberry Growers Saturday


On Saturday, strawberry growers in Atascosa County will be pulling up in the cars while social distancing to enter their strawberries for judging.  The Pleasanton Express will be live streaming the judging  on their Facebook page beginning at 2 p.m. To become a buyer who makes a pledge to help Poteet strawberry growers, please email now Local farmers put […]

Atascosa County reports first COVID-19 death


According to a report on the Atascosa County website, the county was notified by the Department of State Health Services (DSHS) of Atascosa County’s first COVID-19 related death. The deceased was reported to be elderly. “Our hearts go out to the family and friends who have lost their loved one due to this abhorrent disease,” expressed Atascosa County Judge Robert […]

UIL cancels remaining spring sports amid coronavirus outbreak

The University Interscholastic League announced on Friday, April 17, that its remaining spring sports have been cancelled for the 2019-2020 school year. The decision came hours after Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced schools would remain closed and teaching would remain online for the remainder of the school year. “Our staff had been working hard on plans to resume activities this […]

Blair sponsors COVID-19 Resource Guide


Trace Blair with Wigington Rumley Dunn & Blair, LLP is the sponsor of the Pleasanton Express COVID-19 Resource Guide found on pages 4-5A. The COVID-19 Resource Guide provides local and state resources on family and elderly services, food programs, rental assistance, recovery/substance abuse, unemployment, economic relief, local church services and more. We greatly appreciate Trace Blair’s and Wigington Rumley Dunn & […]

Governor announces Retail-to-Go a go, State Parks and hospitals open

FREE DSHS issues guidance for employers, employees and customers

Gov. Greg Abbott announced at noon that schools will remain closed for the 2019-2020 school year. He also stated that starting April 22 hospital restrictions and procedures will be loosened and that by April 24 all retailers can offer “retail to go”. He also said that State Parks will re-open Monday, April 20 with restrictions. The Texas Department of State […]

Pleasanton Launches New Financial Assistance Program for Businesses


(Pleasanton, TX – April 16, 2020) The City of Pleasanton is pleased to announce a new funding program for businesses, called the Pleasanton Relief Fund.  This is a partnership with PeopleFund, a Community Development Financial Institution certified by the US Treasury and SBA lender with statewide authority granted by the SBA. Under this program, businesses that operate in the city […]

Gov. Greg Abbott will announce today at noon his plans to reopen the Texas economy


At noon Friday from the Texas Capitol, Gov. Greg Abbott will announce plans to reopen the Texas economy while protecting the spread of COVID-19. “We will focus on restoring lives while protecting livelihoods,” Gov. Abbott said. “We can and we must do this, we can do both— expand and restore the livelihoods that Texans want to have by helping them […]