Become a merry maker, become a Merry on Main sponsor today



Help make this season bright by becoming a Merry on Main sponsor. Merry on Main, held December 4 and 5 in Pleasanton, has four fantastic levels of sponsorship. Sponsorship of Merry on Main is a great way for businesses to create goodwill, increase exposure, elevate awareness, engage with target audiences and connect with your community. Become a sponsor and help […]

Become a merry maker; become a part of Merry on Main

Publisher Pleasanton Express

Today, I met with the fantastic Merry on Main committee. I am now in my third year serving on this committee. In a time of COVID and never-ending elections, spending a few hours weekly to plan a two-day Christmas festival is a refreshing and fun respite. Today’s plans included some exciting new happenings at Merry on Main. No. 1: Santa’s […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report



A few months ago, I wrote about our need for records storage. I went into detail about how our records storage procedures were controlled by state rules and were not what are normally thought of as record storage in a normal business. That is because of court records and the many important documents we keep (deeds and records). We also […]

Mayor’s Message – Pleasanton

Mayor City of Pleasanton

Greetings from the Mayor’s office: This past Saturday, I attended the 2nd annual “Paws for a Cause” event at our River Park. It was good to see all the participants as well as all the furry friends that attended. A special thanks to our Parks and Rec Department as well as Safer Path Family Violence Shelter for making it possible. […]

Mayor’s Message – Poteet

Mayor City of Poteet

We are getting to the end of the year. A lot of things happening around town. Our Poteet Aggies football team made it to the playoffs again this year. There is going to a parade on Thursday Nov. 12 at 5:30pm starting at the High School through downtown and back to school. I encourage all who can, to line up […]

Law enforcment history in Atascosa County

Historically Speaking


Hello, Atascosans! I hope this publication finds everyone well. I have been sorting through some old newspapers and finally made the time to go through some digital photos that were sent to me by a member of the Coward Family. If you’ve recently seen our Facebook, you saw the picture of one of our topics today, Sheriff Coward. I have […]

Chief Priest’s Report – Lytle



Greetings from Lytle PD, We only had one theft/property crime reported last week for a shoplifter at H-E-B Plus and it happened on Sunday evening. The guy walked out with two cases of beer. He didn’t get very far; Capt. Reyes stopped his vehicle just down the street. That was one of the 54 total calls we had for the […]

Rural Texas struggles with digital divide

State Capital Highlights

If broadband is a lifeline, then rural Texas is in danger of dying. In its first report to the Texas Legislature, the Governor’s Broadband Development Council called for the creation of a state broadband plan and a state broadband office. Texas is one of six states without a plan for enhancing broadband access. The pandemic has highlighted the need for […]

The gift of interpreting tongues



On Sunday, I took a break. In case you hadn’t gotten the memo, taking breaks is vital for human flourishing. If you just want to survive life, then please … feel free to work yourself to the bone until the day you die. But if you want to thrive … then learn to take breaks. So, on my monthly sabbatical […]

Crime Stoppers: Crime of the Week

Gray Ford F-250 missing from Poteet

The Poteet Police Department along with Crime Stoppers is hoping that a reward of up to $5,000 being offered for one week only will help solve a motor vehicle theft report that occurred in the 9000 block of TX Hwy. 16 located in the city of Poteet. On Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020, at around 2:50 p.m., Poteet Police Officers were […]