SUNSETS AND SUMMERTIME

There’s nothing quite like sunsets during the summertime. Claude Zabava of State Farm Insurance snapped this beautiful and mystifying photo of the sunset at the Pleasanton Country Club on Friday, June 12. Submit your sunset photos to news@pleasantonexpress.com for a chance of it being featured in a future issue of the Pleasanton Express.

City of Pleasanton selected for Economic Recovery Post-COVID-19 Research Study



The City of Pleasanton, along with 82 other remote communities in Texas and Louisiana, was selected to be studied by the IC2 Institute at The University of Texas at Austin. This study is designed to assess and evaluate the economic resources cities have in place and what economic developments residents would like to see in their communities post- COVID-19. Pleasanton […]

Pleasanton Bulky Trash pick-up begins Monday



The City of Pleasanton will be begin their Brush/ Bulky Trash Pick-Up on Monday, July 13. The Community Development Services Department reminds everyone that: Trash shall not be placed at curbside no more than two weeks prior to the assigned pick-up dates. Violators will be cited. Trash shall not be more than 10 cubic yards per residential unit. Community Development […]

Pleasanton PD executes pair of narcotics search warrants at Oasis Lodges last week

On June 29, members of the Pleasanton Police Department executed a narcotics search warrant on Unit #15 at the Oasis Lodges located at 517 Colwell Street in Pleasanton. Officers searched the cabin and allegedly discovered under one gram of methamphetamine and a shotgun. Arrested were Federico Rodriguez Baeza and Yvette Rose Estrada. Baeza and Estrada were each charged with alleged […]

Jourdanton Bulky Trash pick-up to begin July 20



On Monday, July 6, the City of Jourdanton announced that Jourdanton residents can begin placing bulk and brush items out for collections. Brush and bulk trash items will be picked up July 20 – 24. Trash piles must be a maximum of 10 cubic yards. Brush must be cut in to 4 ft. lengths. All brush and bulk items should […]

Local Matters


This weekend, I gave myself an early break to go with my husband and marry two of our best friends in Fredericksburg. Instead, I spent the weekend experiencing the saddening news of the death from the effects of COVID-19 to David Prasifika’s life and the life of Desiree Anger. In the newspaper world, as a publisher and owner, you do […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report



The entire county is grieving with Donna Prasifka, the boys and the grandchildren over the terrible loss of our Atascosa County Emergency Management Coordinator. As I stated to the paper – the county judge is the constitutional emergency manager for the county. Counties large enough hire designated County Emergency Management Coordinators (which is what David was) to run the emergency […]

Mayor’s Message – Pleasanton



Greetings from the Mayor’s office: This past week I was saddened to hear of the passing of David Prasifka. As Emergency Management Coordinator for this county, David had a difficult job in trying to keep a step ahead of COVID-19. He met the challenge head-on and he did it with a smile. I will miss seeing David at our Fire […]

Mayor’s Message – Poteet



Last week I issued a Mayoral Declaration of a Local State of Disaster and Public Health Emergency for the City of Poteet that extraordinary and immediate measures must be taken to respond quickly to prevent and slow down community spread of COVID-19. All commercial and non-profit entities in the City of Poteet providing goods or services directly to the public […]

Historically Speaking

Atascosa County and our legacy


Hello, my fellow history buffs! I hope this publication finds you in good spirits and in a cool place to relax this summer. As in many homes, our home holds regular discussions of “imagine that” or other enlightening talks. One of our recent discussions is the legacy left behind once we’re gone. Atascosa County can be used as a good […]


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