2020-04-22 E-Edition

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Food, hope handed out at mega food distribution

Hundreds of cars lined up for two-plus miles in Jourdanton to receive much-needed food during the San Antonio Food Bank’s mega distribution event held at the Atascosa County Courthouse on Saturday, April 18. The event fed 500 preregistered families who lined up as early as 2 a.m. for food desperately needed due to the COVID-19 crisis. The San Antonio Food […]


Dusty Britches took top honors at this year’s Poteet Strawberry Festival Strawberry Judging Show and Contest, winning the Grand Champion title. The public is invited to make a contribution to his flat of award-winning Ruby June berries, as well as any of the berries that placed, by sending an email to rotaryclubofpoteet@yahoo.com. The deadline to make a pledge has been […]

Father Mese celebrates 10 years as priest

This past weekend, Father Prasanna Mese of St. Andrew Catholic Church in Pleasanton celebrated 10 years of ordination. With the current circumstances surrounding COVID-19, all church services are now being streamed online via the Saint Andrew Catholic Church Facebook page, meaning parishioners have not been able to see Father Mese in person. As their way of celebrating his 10-year anniversary, […]


The 2020 Poteet Strawberry Festival Court held a special photo shoot Tuesday afternoon out at 4G Reyes Farms. Pictured, from left, are the 2020 Poteet Strawberry Festival Court, back row, King Ricardo Natal, Queen Kathlene Rodriguez and Prince Michael Oliva; front row, Duke Jacob De La Garza, Duchess Alexandria Gonzalez, Duchess Taylor Fojtik, Princess Madison Maglievaz, Duchess Sinthia Garcia and […]

Gov. Abbott says getting back to work is part of Texans’ DNA

Gov. Abbott spoke Tuesday about myriad topics including unemployment, but also emphasized the number of jobs open in the state of Texas. He once again touched on his plans to get Texans back to work which will be rolled out in more detail soon, he said. “There is one thing that we really wanted to focus on today,” said Gov. […]

Restaurant Out and About

The Pleasanton Express is providing this listing free to local restaurants through April 30 to show our support. Please provide us with any updates at news@pleasantonexpress.com by Friday at 5 p.m. Aaron’s Pizza is offering free delivery. Call them at 830-276-1850 to place your orders. They are open from 11 a.m. – 12 a.m. on Friday and Saturday and 11 […]

Behind the Masks army sews and delivers 3000 masks

The shortage of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) has been in the headlines since the COVID-19 crisis began. Locally, Rachael Burns Stolte, a nurse practitioner who works in the emergency room of Methodist Hospital South pledged to do her part to get as many free face masks as possible to healthcare workers, first responders and atrisk individuals in Atascosa County. Stolte […]

Medical laboratory professionals, the team behind the results

Medical Laboratory Professionals Week, April 19-25, 2020, is an annual celebration of medical laboratory professionals and pathologists who play a vital role in health care and patient advocacy. “Not many people think of the lab technicians as being part of the medical group and that they are working hard to prevent the virus because they’re behind the scenes,” Jourdanton City […]

Adopt a 2020 senior

On Friday afternoon, Gov. Gregg Abbott officially announced that the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year would be closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This came as devasting news for all teachers and students, but most of all for 2020 seniors who had high hopes of finishing out their final year of high school. “The moment I heard the news, […]