2020-12-09 E-Edition

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Thousands attend Merry on Main

The City of Pleasanton turned the town into a magical Christmas festival with free events for the whole family during the two-day Merry on Main held Dec. 4 at the Pleasanton River Park and Dec. 5 on downtown Main Street. Snow fell over the historic Main Street arches as kids of all ages twirled around in wonder. Reindeer feasted on […]

Atascosa County students to return in-person in January

On Nov. 2, all Charlotte ISD students returned to inperson instruction after the school board unanimously decided during their October meeting to remove the remote learning option. One month later, Pleasanton, Jourdanton and Poteet ISDs are following suit. Beginning January 2021, remote learning will no longer be an option at the districts with all students to return to in-person instruction. […]


City of Poteet Mayor Willie Leal Jr. was the recipient of the 2020 Alamo Area Council of Government (AACOG) Government Project of the Year Award for the Atascosa Cowboy Connect project. Pictured, from left, are AACOG Chairman and Atascosa County Judge Bob Hurley, Poteet Mayor Willie Leal Jr. and AACOG Executive Director Diane Rath.

Aguero wins Reindeer Bucks

The popular Pleasanton Express Reindeer Bucks contest has officially come to an end this holiday season. We would like to extend a huge thank you to all of our participating businesses! This year’s lucky winner of the $250 gift certificate is Eloisa Aguero of Jourdanton. Aguero registered at Eagle Lube where she will have to spend half ($125) of her […]

Out and About

Donate to Jourdanton Cops 4 Kids Jourdanton Police Department and Santa welcome donations of gifts and gifts cards. For details call 830-769-2241, ext. 304. CCSCT Pet Photo Contest Submission deadline Dec. 9 at 3 p.m. Email pet only photo to: dflores@ccsct.org. See Living section for details. Children’s Alliance of South TX seeks donations Dec. 9 deadline to donate to their […]

Merry on Main Lighted Christmas Parade winners

The Merry on Main Lighted Christmas Parade sponsored by DOCUmation was filled with tons of Christmas magic, fun, music, dancing and so much more this past Saturday! The parade kicked off with the spectacular 10-minuted Pale Rider Memorial Firework Show that could be seen from downtown Pleasanton. Approximately 95 entries decked out in their best holiday spirit paraded through the […]


Winners of the Merry on Main Gingerbread House Contest were: Most Creative Adult – Amanda Trapani, Most Creative Youth – Alexandria Balderaz, Most Festive Youth – Freshman and Sophomore BPA and Most Delicious Youth – Junior and Senior BPA. Pictured, from left, are Anabel Mendoza-Del Bosque (Most Festive Youth and Most Delicious Youth winner) and Amanda Trapani (Most Creative Adult).

Merry on Main photos


The Merry on Main Bike Parade, organized by committee member Jessica Tom, was a huge hit with dozens of entries that filled Main Street entertaining the crowds. Judges had a tough decision as cuteness overload hit all of them. Pictured, in no particular order, are winners of the Bike Division: 1st Place Sophia Chamblee, 2nd Place Hailey Albert and 3rd […]