2020-05-27 E-Edition

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Atascosa County reports COVID-19 update

As of press time, Atascosa County reported its second confirmed death from COVID-19. In total, the county has 36 cases – six active, 28 recovered and two deaths. Atascosa County officials had to check-in with active COVID-19 cases that weren’t reporting to the state. On Tuesday afternoon, Emergency Management Coordinator David Prasifka gave an update on COVID-19 in Atascosa County. […]

Escobedo named new Pleasanton Fire Chief

On Thursday, May 21, Pleasanton City Manager Johnny Huizar announced Mario Escobedo as the new Pleasanton Fire Chief. “He is a knowledgeable, personable and experienced public servant who has prepared himself to head a combination fire department like Pleasanton,” said Huizar of Escobedo, who currently serves as the fire lieutenant at the Pleasanton Fire Department. The position became vacant when […]

Emergencies don’t wait

Methodist Hospital South implements precautions for patients

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following message is from Methodist Hospital South. At Methodist Hospital South, we’re committed to helping protect the health and safety of the Atascosa community. While we remain diligent in the fight against COVID-19, we know that people are facing other critical medical issues as well. We also know that people are avoiding potentially lifesaving care. Researchers at […]


The Pleasanton Express would like to recognize the Atascosa County DPS Troopers for their continued service to our community. Pictured, from left, back row, are CV Trooper Waylon Rogers, THP Trooper Christopher Griffin, CV Trooper Robert Bratten, Jr., THP Sgt. Robert Bratten III and CV Sgt. Fred Ogden; front row, THP Trooper Nick Wingate, THP Trooper Bruce Parsons, THP Clerk […]


During the regular meeting of the Charlotte City Council on Thursday, May 14, Mayor Christi Rankin recognized the Charlotte High School Class of 2020 Valedictorian James Morales and Salutatorian Nicole Bosquez. Mayor Rankin also proclaimed the month of May as Senior Month in support of the CHS Class of 2020. Pictured, from left, are James Morales, Mayor Rankin and Nicole […]

Out and About

Public Mass begins at St. Luke Catholic Church The public is cordially invited to join others for the celebration of mass at St. Luke Catholic Church on Saturdays at 6 p.m. and Sundays at 10:30 a.m. At this time, they have a capacity for up to 150 people. Face masks and social distancing are required. All safety precautions are being […]

Lytle, Natalia partner with Gateway Fellowship Church for Food Drive

Natalia and Lytle put away their on-the-field rivalry by feeding both communities. On Saturday, Gateway Fellowship partnered with Natalia ISD and Lytle ISD during the Helping Friends Food Drive. “I got a phone call on Wednesday wanting to know if people in the Lytle- Natalia area would want 150 boxes of food,” said Natalia ISD School Board President Eric Smith. […]


Drivers will be able to get their license starting Friday. Residents are still unable to get a passport from the District Clerk’s office as of yet. The Jourdanton DPS Office is located at 1102 Campbell in Jourdanton. Their office number is 830-769-2277.

Cox resigns from PISD board, Guerra named secretary

The May 12 meeting of the Pleasanton School Board opened with President Frank Tudyk, Jr. honoring and congratulating Patricia Cox for her outstanding and hard work while on the board. Ms. Cox resigned her position. Her seat on the board has not yet been filled. Student Recognition Dr. Matthew Mann presented the top two students with certificates recognizing their distinction. […]