One arrested in belt buckle fraud

Back in February, the Atascosa County Sheriff’s Office took a report from Atascosa County Livestock Show officials that 42 custom belt buckles were never delivered to the association. The buckles were to be awarded to youth winners during the 2020 ACLS in January. The suspect, Dillon Dees, 30, was paid $3,800 for the buckles late last year, but failed to […]

Jourdanton City Council to hire Mercer Construction for utility improvements

Members of the Jourdanton City Council met for a brief meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 13. Comprising the council are Mayor Robert “Doc” Williams and members Chester Gonzales, Jack R. Harrison, Raul Morales, Karen Pesek and Patsy Tymrak- Daughtrey. Not in attendance were Gonzales and Tymrak-Daughtrey, who was ill. The council authorized City Manager Lamar Schulz to negotiate a services contract […]

Barron presents 20-21 PISD improvement plan

Before any business was conducted at the Oct.d 13 meeting of the Pleasanton School Board, President Frank Tudyk Jr. announced the birthdays of two of the board members, Blasa Chapa and Felipa Garza. Superintendent Dr. Matthew Mann announced this month’s winners for Students of the Month, reminding everyone that they are all entered for a chance to win an iPad […]


Poteet Mayor Willie Leal Jr. (left) fulfilled his end of the wager from the 2020 Mayor’s Bowl between the Cities of Poteet and Jourdanton. The bet was that the losing mayor’s team would wear the winning mayor’s team football jersey at their next city council meeting. Mayor Leal wore a Jourdanton Indians jersey during the Oct. 6 Poteet City Council […]

Meet your candidates Oct. 22 at Pleasanton River Park

Come engage with the candidates who will be your public servants! 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. I hope the community who feels safe outside in a group environment will come participate in this political forum. This is an opportunity to […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report

While it is sad to see McBee’s BBQ Restaurant in Jourdanton close, it is heartening to see someone step up to continue the same business there. Juan Aguilar, the owner of “Chili Bandera” in Jourdanton has bought the property and is planning on keeping it BBQ and possibly start a breakfast menu. He is working on the building and property, […]

Mayor’s Message – Pleasanton

Greetings from the Mayor’s office: I hope this column finds you and your family in good health and continuing to do what you can to prevent the spread of COVID 19. As for me and Linda, we will continue to wear a mask until a vaccine is available. We have listened to the health experts from the beginning of this […]

Mayor’s Message – Poteet

This past week I participated in several commitments. The City Council had a special meeting to conduct an open public hearing for Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE). After closing the public hearing, the City Council approved a Resolution on Establishing the City PACE program and approved an interlocal agreement between the City of Poteet and Alamo Area Council of Government […]

Historically Speaking

St. Joseph’s Catholic Church

This past weekend, we hosted the Historical Marker Ceremony for St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. We congregated at the location where the church once stood. Although, all that remains of the church is the concrete slab where the stairs began. The rest of the area is a sandy field with stumps of grass. The church was closed by the Archdiocese in […]

Chief Priest’s Weekly Report

Greetings from Lytle PD, It was another week with a low call volume, with only 51. Our property crimes included the reports of two missing political signs. They were for different candidates on different sides of towns in different races. Where are all the sign thieves after the election? We could sure use them. For some reason, there are always […]