2020-07-22 E-Edition

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UIL allowing small schools to start competition on time



The University Interscholastic League announced on Tuesday, July 21, that schools classified as a 4A or below can begin their athletics on time this fall. The plan says schools in Conferences 1A-4A can begin practices on Aug. 3 and start games on Aug. 10 for volleyball and Aug. 27 for football. Team tennis and cross country can begin matches and […]

Mares wins Constable Precinct 1 race in Primary Runoff Election



The Texas 2020 runoff election determined which Democratic and Republican primary candidates will be on the ballot in November. The 2020 primary runoffs were originally scheduled for May 26 and were postponed to July 14 because of the pandemic. The votes have been counted. However, a full vote count from every polling location will not be available until after the […]

Atascosa Co. Emergency Management Office releases update COVID-19 deaths reported



On Wednesday, July 15, the Atascosa County Emergency Management Office released an update on their Facebook page about the amount of COVID-19-related deaths being reported on a daily basis. “We’ve received a lot of messages, comments and questions regarding [this],” the update said. “Today, we spoke with a representative from the Texas Department of State Health Services regarding this very […]

Poteet man charged with alleged murder of estranged wife July 15



A 38-year-old man was remanded to the Atascosa County Jail last Wednesday after authorities say he allegedly shot and killed his estranged wife in front of her daughter in the Shalimar Division north of Poteet. Atascosa County Sheriff’s Office Dispatchers received a call at 1:40 a.m. on Wednesday, July 15, from a female saying her mother had been shot by […]

Out and About

FBC Poteet Blood Drive Give the gift of life Sunday, July 26, at the First Baptist Church of Poteet Blood Drive. The church is located at 437 Avenue D. The South Texas Blood and Tissue Center bloodmobile will be at the church from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. You must schedule an appointment to donate, which can be made by […]

The UPS Store, the everything store



The UPS Store has proudly served Atascosa County for the last 10 years, providing the community with a variety of services including shipping, printing signs, brochures, paperwork, blueprints, training manuals, banners and more. In the last few months, The UPS Store has proven itself to be not only an asset to this community, but a business that has molded its […]

Pleasanton Police Officers recognized for life-saving work



One man in Pleasanton is alive today because of the work of four Pleasanton Police Department Officers. On June 19, at 3:45 a.m., officers were dispatched to an address where a man appeared to have overdosed on narcotics said Pleasanton Police Chief Ronald Sanchez. Patrol Officer Steven Vera arrived on scene first and began chest compressions on the unresponsive man. […]

Medical Office of Dr. Michael McFarland named July Business of the Month



Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce named the Medical Office of Dr. Michael McFarland, MD as their July Business of the Month. Dr. McFarland has been a major asset to this community with his 35 years of medical experience and specialization in family medicine. During this pandemic, Dr. McFarland has continued to service the community with his medical expertise and local practice. […]

Take the Pleasanton Express weekly poll on hot topics in our community

The Pleasanton Express posts a poll weekly on our Facebook page. Please let us hear your voice on hot topics impacting our community. Last week’s poll was: How will you be voting in the November General Election? In-person won with 86% over mailin with 14% of 122 votes. Please go vote on this week’s poll today which asks this question: […]


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