Pleasanton Express Voter’s Guide



The Pleasanton Express will publish the General Election Voter’s Guide, Sept. 30. All city, county and state candidates are welcomed to email a 150-word platform profile and photo to news@pleasantonexpress.com by Saturday, Sept. 19 for inclusion. Each profile and photo will be published for free. If a candidate would like to purchase ad space, we are providing that opportunity as […]

Voter registration drive set for Sept. 12



Atascosa County Democrats have launched a series of voter registration drives throughout the county to encourage all citizens to exercise their right to be heard in the upcoming November election. On Saturday, Sept. 12, we will be holding a voter registration drive at the parking lot of the Pleasanton Walmart Store, 2151 W. Oaklawn Rd, from 6-8 p.m. You can […]

Pleasanton Young Farmers Cowboy of the Year Open Rodeo & Festival fundraiser



Due to COVID-19, the annual Pleasanton Young Farmers Cowboy of the Year Open Rodeo and Festival will not be held. But, the fundraiser to raise funds for Atascosa County youth scholarships is going strong. “We are sorry to announce that the rodeo and BBQ cook-off this year has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Young Farmers’. “We will […]

Jourdanton council proposes tax increase for 2020-21



Jourdanton City Council members met Wednesday, Aug. 26 for a budget workshop, with all present. Comprising the council are Mayor Robert “Doc” Williams and members Karen Pesek, Patsy J. Elizabeth Tymrak-Daughtrey, Raul Morales, Jack R. Harrison and Chester Gonzales . City Manager Lamar Schulz provided a summary of the proposed budget for 2020-2021 and said it was one of the […]

Suspect arrested for Arguijo’s murder

Atascosa County Sheriff’s Investigators arrested one individual in a homicide investigation for 48-year-old Margie Mendez Arguijo of Poteet. On Sunday, Aug. 30 at 8:30 a.m., the ACSO was called out to a trailer park on Horton Lane just outside the Poteet city limits for a deceased female. Upon arriving, Deputy Sheriff Peter Allen and Sergeant Investigator Gavin Lindsay were told […]

Local Matters


“If you don’t vote, don’t crab.” This is still one of my favorite quotes from the Peanuts character, Lucy Van Pelt. In the 2016 Presidential election, here was the turn out in Atascosa County: Republican, D. Trump, 63.2%, 8,598 Democrat, H. Clinton, 34.1%, 4,635 Libertarian, G. Johnson, 2.3%, 307 Green Party, J. Stein, 0.5%, 65 What is sad about that […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report



With our “positive” COVID-19 numbers below 20, my office has received five or six requests that I submit an exemption application to the state to wave the Governor’s mask order. My most professional answer is that I cannot act until cases are substantially under 20 for 10 to 14 consecutive days. The wild fluctuations seem be because of the “pending” […]

Mayor’s Message – Pleasanton



Greetings from the Mayor’s office: We are into a new month, school is underway and out of the starting gate to cooler weather and a new city budget that begins Oct. 1. Let me give you some “bullet points” concerning our next city budget 2020-2021. • Pleasanton has an estimated $25 million dollar budget • Our sales tax has taken […]

Chief Priest’s Weekly Report



Greetings from Lytle PD, September is here and fall is in the air. Of course, our police department works around the clock all year long, so the rain, cold, wind, snow, etc. doesn’t make a difference. We are here to serve. Last week we handled 43 calls for service, so that number was low. We didn’t “book” anybody into jail […]

Atascosa County tales

Historically Speaking


Greetings Atascosa County! I sure hope that this publication finds you well. Recently, I’ve been speaking to history lovers like myself and I always find that listening to their stories just broadens the history of our county, thus creating a broader knowledge of yesteryear. This week, I learned a little-known fact of Verdi and Ridgeway Road that I will hopefully […]