2020-12-30 E-Edition

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The good, the bad: a look back at 2020



As the clock struck midnight on Jan. 1, 2020, many people celebrated with close family and friends, making New Year resolutions and toasting to the beginning of another decade. The first two months went as smooth as they could possibly go with tying up loose ends from 2019. However, three months in, we got the shock of a lifetime when […]

COVID-19 vaccine available in Atascosa Co. for direct care workers, long-term care residents



The COVID-19 vaccine has arrived in Atascosa County making its way to local pharmacies, clinics, ERs and the hospital. The state of Texas began Phase 1A on December 14 but the vaccine did not arrive in rural counties until last week. The vaccine distribution for Texas is currently in its third week. Phase 1A of the COVID Vaccine timeline includes […]

Atascosa Co. dining establishments to enforce 50% of total occupancy rule

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following press release was submitted by Rusty Prasifka of the Atascosa County Judge’s Office. Effective Dec. 29, 2020, all Atascosa County dining establishments with less than 50% alcohol sales are mandated by state Executive Order GA-32 to enforce a 50% of total occupancy rule. Per GA- 32, areas with high hospitalizations means any Trauma Service Area that […]

Verdi citizens voice concerns on new planned subdivision

County’s hands are tied, public hearing to be held Jan. 11


The Atsacosa County Commissioners Court will do the only thing they can for concerned residents who spoke publicly at Monday’s meeting regarding the proposed subdivision in the Verdi community. Since legally, the county has very little, if any control over subdivisions, they hope to let the people voice their concerns directly to the developer. Members of the Verdi community are […]

Pleasanton JROTC honors service members by participating in Wreaths Across America



This year, the Pleasanton JROTC participated in Wreaths Across America, a mission that invites hundreds of individuals to lay wreaths on the gravesites of service members and spouses in honor of their service. These wreath-laying ceremonies take place in all 50 states at over 2,100 locations across the nation. On Dec. 18, the Pleasanton JROTC traveled to the Fort Sam […]

Poteet council give sewer bid to R&R Energy Services, LLC



During the regular meeting of the Poteet City Council on Dec. 1, there was a public hearing to receive input from citizens regarding the projected “Poteet Grows” subdivision. Two residents, who live adjacent to the property in question, were concerned because they were not notified of the sale until afterward when they received certified letters. They wanted to know how […]

Grateful

Local Matters


A s 2020 comes to a close, there are many things I am grateful for, even in the midst of the most bizarre of all years. I am grateful for my health and thankful this was not the year I fought breast cancer. I am grateful for such a great team of Pleasanton Express professionals that worked together beautifully during […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report



We continue to move forward on the completion of the rental building for the Public Defender’s office. They are looking for a move–in date of Feb. 1. They are hiring attorneys now and can commit to a 25% coverage of the County’s Indigent Defense needs for our Felony and Misdemeanor Courts. They will be increasing steadily in their coverage. We […]

Mayor’s Message – Pleasanton



Greetings from the Mayor’s office: I hope this column finds you and your family in good health. 2020 is almost gone and this is the time of the year that I look forward to the most. Between Christmas and New Year’s, every year, I get an extra Christmas present. It comes in the mail and I look forward to it […]