Pleasanton shuts down football practices after positive coronavirus test

Pleasanton ISD has temporarily suspended their football practices after a member of the high school football program tested positive for the coronavirus. Athletic Director Tab Dumont said, on Wednesday, practices will be shut down for the next 14 days. They are currently talking with local health officials, he added. “Hopefully we can get back up and running soon,” Dumont said. […]

City of Pleasanton proposed Fiscal Year 2020-2021 Budget

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On Thursday, Aug. 6, Pleasanton City Manager Johnny Huizar submitted a review for the adoption of the City of Pleasanton’s Fiscal Year 2020-2021 budget. This budget workshop was the first of two to go before the council and Mayor Travis Hall before final approval at the next city council meeting on Aug. 20. Council unanimously approved Huizar’s FY 20-21 budget […]

2020-08-12 E-Edition

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Express team wins 11 Better Newspaper Contest awards



Pleasanton Express took some coveted wins at the South Texas Press Association Convention this year. This was the first virtual STPA convention since it began in 1927. The judges for this year’s Better Newspaper Contest awards were from the School of Journalism/Moody College of Communication at the University of Texas. The Pleasanton Express competes against some of the best weekly […]

JISD, MCISD to begin year; guidance if COVID-19 hits



McMullen County ISD and Jourdanton ISD will soon open their doors for in-person instruction. MCISD’s first day of the new school year is Wednesday, Aug. 12, followed by JISD on Monday, Aug. 17. Students at MCISD will start with on-site instruction only. Remote learning will only be available at MCISD should the student be in quarantine, they have an underlying […]

Justice for Bob Roby



On August 6, 2018, Bob Roby, 53, of Pleasanton was driving down Hwy. 97 West to his first job site of the day. Around 6 a.m., Roby was halfway down Hwy. 97 between Jourdanton and Charlotte when an 18-wheeler crossed over the double yellow line on a bridge into oncoming traffic. Little did Roby know that he would never make […]

Tudyk awarded Purple Heart Medal of Honor



Union Pacific Railroad Senior Special Agent Louis Tudyk was presented the Purple Heart Medal of Honor during the Pleasanton City Council meeting on Aug. 6. Pleasanton Chief of Police Ronald Sanchez presented the medal to Tudyk in front of council members, Mayor Travis Hall and city staff. “I have asked [Tudyk] to be here this evening to present him with […]

Out and About

Painted rocks to benefit Atascosa Animal Allies Bring some art to your life, while showing your support for Atascosa Animal Allies at the same time. The Gypsy Moon Market, located at 107 S. Reed St. in Pleasanton, is selling beautiful rocks painted by Carola Barcomb. All proceeds go towards Atascosa Animal Allies, a non-profit organization that enhances the quality of […]

Voter Registration Drive on Aug. 15 and 22



In 2018 less than half of 26,941 registered voters in Atascosa County went to the polls. That means that in a vibrant county of 51,153 citizens only 12,294 people’s voices were heard. Even as voter registration in Texas is presently surging, the citizens of rural communities need to cast their votes as well. Atascosa County Democrats have launched a series […]

Mega Food Distribution in Poteet Saturday



There will be a mega food distribution on Saturday, August 15, at the Poteet Strawberry Festival Grounds. This is a countywide distribution hosted by the San Antonio Food Bank (SAFB). Preregistration can be completed at www.safoodbank.org. The distribution will begin at 10 a.m. For safety purposes, the gate will not be open to the property until 6:30 a.m. SAFB volunteers […]


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