The Atascosa County Commissioners Court recognized October as National Domestic Violence Awareness Month with the reading and signing of a proclamation presented by Safer Path Family Violence Shelter on Oct. 12. Pictured, from left, are Commissioner Stuart Knowlton, Pct. 2; Commissioner Mark Gillespie, Pct. 1; County Judge Bob Hurley; Rhonda Williamson, Safer Path Executive Director; Adrianna Alvarado, Safer Path Case […]


Pleasanton Mayor Travis Hall fulfilled his end of the Mayors’ Wager by wearing a Jourdanton Indians football jersey during the Oct. 1 Pleasanton City Council meeting after the Pleasanton Eagles lost 35-7 to the Jourdanton Indians on Sept. 11. Mayor Hall also presented Jourdanton Mayor Robert “Doc” Williams with a Mayors’ Bowl football with the Indians and Eagles game day […]

Commissioners Court Oct. 12 meeting

The Atascosa County Commissioners Court met Monday morning for their regular meeting at the Atascosa County Courthouse at 9 a.m. In attendance were Atascosa County Judge Bob Hurley; Commissioner Mark Gillespie, Pct. 1; Commissioner Stuart Knowlton, Pct. 2; Commissioner Eliseo Perez, Pct. 3; and Commissioner Kennard Riley, Pct. 4. Agenda items were discussed and approved as follows: • Atascosa County […]

30-day burn ban initiated

Atascosa County Fire Marshal Roger Garcia has initiated a 30-day countywide burn ban effective today, Oct. 14 due to the lowering moisture levels. “We were fortunate enough to get a real downpour a month or so ago, but since then we’ve had at least two tropical systems avoid us and deny us some needed rain,” said Garcia. “The rain we […]

Sheriff’s Office creates task force to investigate mail theft, tampering

Over the past several weeks, the Atascosa County Sheriff’s Office has been conducting an investigation regarding mail theft and mail tampering in several rural areas across the county. Sheriff David Soward stated that his office has had dozens of reports of mailboxes being open, rifled through and mail being stolen. “Over the past six weeks we have stepped up our […]

Atascosa County in postpandemic COVID-19 phase

Atascosa County EMS Director Don Penny reported to Commissioners Court Monday morning that the county is now in a postpandemic phase where it concerns COVID-19. “The state sent me some information stating when Atascosa County started its peak range,” said Penny. From March through the start of June, the county’s cases stayed level. Atascosa County reached its peak around the […]

Candidate Forum in the Park Oct. 22

The Pleasanton Express will be hosting a 2020 General Election Candidate Forum, Oct.22 from 6-8 p.m. at the Pleasanton River Park under the pavilion. Local, county and state candidates on your ballot have been invited. Each candidate will have a space to put up a table and talk with voters. Candidates will be given a minimum of five minutes also […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report

We are trying to walk a fine line in order to open up the workplace and still keep our citizens safe. My thoughts on lifting the Mask Order is that while the Commissioners were unanimous on the issue, I want to encourage everyone I can to go to voluntary masking. We have reached a point where our numbers are doing […]

Early Voting begins

Pete’s Periódico

The economy is almost fully open, early voting is underway, pumpkins are being carved, and now you can enjoy a beer at your favorite watering hole. Per a recent Executive Order from Governor Greg Abbott, county judges are able to open bars and similar establishments to 50% capacity. The Governor’s order also increases the occupancy levels for all business establishments […]

Mayor’s Message – Poteet

Today is Oct. 14. Yesterday was the start of early voting. I am not going to endorse any candidate or issue. This is not the appropriate venue to express my opinion on any candidate or issues. There are many important decisions the voters will make this election year. Decision which will significantly impact everyone (voters and non-voters) for the rest […]