2020-06-17 E-Edition

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We’ll miss you, Thelma

Pleasanton and the Atascosa County community lost a true treasure last week. Longtime Pleasanton Express columnist Thelma Cardwell Cale passed away on Thursday, June 11. Known to many for her “Pen & Palette” column and compassion for others, Thelma was actively involved in many organizations throughout the years. Due to coronavirus concerns, there will not be a formal funeral. The […]

SA Food Bank Mega Food Distribution June 22



There will be a Mega Food Distribution sponsored by the San Antonio Food Bank on Monday, June 22, at the Poteet Strawberry Festival Grounds. This event will begin at 10 a.m. and will last until 12 p.m. If you are looking to preregister for this SAFB Mega Distribution, go to www.safoodbank.org. You will see “COVID-19 Response Effort.” You can register […]

PISD Education Foundation awards $30,950 in scholarships



The Pleasanton ISD Education Foundation distributed more money in scholarships to the Class of 2020 than they ever have before, allocating a total of $30,950 to 39 graduating seniors. All applicants were asked to fill out the Pleasanton High School Senior Scholarship application and turn in a biography and letters of recommendation. In the past, recipients have been notified of […]

Poteet home lost in fire



On Wednesday, June 10, Pleasanton, Poteet, Jourdanton and Rossville Volunteer Fire Departments responded to a residential structure fire off of CR 1333, at approximately 7 p.m. Lost in the fire was the home of retired mailman Robert M. Durand, who also lost all his belongings. He suffered from second-degree burns on his left arm, but fortunately does not have any […]

Rent, mortage assistance available for Atascosa County residents



Atascosa County residents going through financially hard times during COVID-19 can now get help from the county. On June 8, Commissioners Court approved rent and mortgage assistance for county residents who are struggling to pay their rent or mortgage payments. Atascosa County Judge Bob Hurley said the program will be on a first come, first serve basis. Through the CARES […]

Out and About

Poteet PD Coloring Contest underway The Poteet Police Department is holding a coloring contest for children ages 2-11 in the community now through June 26. Prizes will be awarded to a boy and girl in each of the three age groups as follows: • 12” bike (ages 2-3), 16” bike (ages 4-6), 20” bike (ages 7-11). Judging will take place […]

Clearwater Pool & Spa: A Texas premier above ground pool retailer



Clearwater Pool and Spa is a local full-service pool and spa retailer owned by Mike and Becky Mueller. The Muellers have been in the pool business since 1992. They first began this journey working out of their home cleaning filters, repairing pumps and delivering chemicals for customers. After retirement, the Muellers opened Clearwater Pool and Spa in June of 1999, […]

Pleasanton Rotary donates to local food pantries



On Tuesday afternoon the Pleasanton Rotary Club donated a total of 470 food boxes to food pantries across Atascosa County. Distribution sites included the First United Methodist Church Pleasanton, CAM, Atascosa County Veteran Service Office, Pleasanton Church of Christ, Safer Path Family Violence Shelter and others. The first local food pantry receiving donations was the Community Food Pantry at the […]

San Miguel awards local charities through giving programs

San Miguel Electric Cooperative (SMEC) has announced its 2020 CoBank Sharing charitable contributions. This year’s beneficiaries are the Atascosa Health Clinic, Safer Path Family Violence Shelter and Children Matter to Me. SMEC’s 2020 contribution has increased from last year’s $7,500 to $10,000 this year. Through the Sharing Success program, which runs from April 1 through Oct. 31 or until the […]


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