2021-02-03 E-Edition

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GRAND OPENING FOR CHILDREN MATTER

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The staff at Children Matter-Family Life Center in Pleasanton held their official grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony on Jan. 29, joined by community leaders and child advocates. Celebrating as confetti fills the air,from left, are: Joshua Mereigh, Kendria McGee (Programs Director), Kenny McGee (founder), Jessica Tom of the Atascosa County Child Welfare Board, Kellie Price, Pleasanton Mayor Travis Hall, […]

County livestock shows bring $1.25 million for youth

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See the 2021 Livestock Show Wrap-Up special inside! Together, these two county shows raised $1,253,795 for local youth. The Atascosa County Livestock Show raised $830,000 and the McMullen County Livestock Show raised $363,795. Congratulations to all the youth, show organizers, ag advisors, agri-business agencies and communities for producing outstanding first-class shows. Be sure when you shop to support the many […]

GONE TOO SOON: REMEMBERING ALYSSA COLUNGA

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In the early morning of Monday, Feb. 1, Alyssa Renae Colunga, 21, of Charlotte passed away in a tragic car accident on Hardy Road off I-37 near Campbellton Road just north of Atascosa County. Details on the accident have not been released as it still under investigation. Friends of Colunga held a candlelight vigil Monday evening where they shared memories […]

Atascosa County sees significant increase in COVID-19 death totals

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County explains delay in accurate reporting


Over the past few month, Atascosa County has experienced many families grieving the loss of their loved ones due to COVID-19. The Pleasanton Express has published well over 50 obituaries in the month of January alone, with 23 of them being published in the Jan. 20 issue. This has led many to question the accuracy in the reporting of COVID-19 […]

Filing for local offices ends Feb. 12

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You still have time to file for mayoral, city council and school board positions in Pleasanton and Poteet. It is fast and easy. Applications to file for a place on the ballot opened on Jan. 13 for those wishing to represent their city or school board. Deadline to file an application is Friday, Feb. 12. Election Day is Saturday, May […]

Out and About

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Charlotte Public Library Valentine Fundraiser Preorder a basket filled with sweet surprises for your favorite Valentine for just $8. Purchase at the Charlotte Public Library by Feb. 3. Available for pickup on Feb. 6, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the library. Pleasanton Parks & Rec Polar Plunge 2021 Feb. 6 at 6 p.m. Pleasanton City Pool. Email tgarza@pleasantontx.gov or call 830-569-5904 […]

Pleasanton ISD: Reflecting on COVID-19, pushing forward



The COVID-19 pandemic has presented some unusual challenges for schools across the nation. There are new protocols, procedures and guidelines that school districts must follow and abide by to keep their students and staff safe and to remain open. Pleasanton ISD administrative staff reflects on their COVID-19 transition, the current state of the district and their long-term plan for the […]

Rodriguez recognized for 28 years of service to Poteet ISD



At the January meeting of the Poteet ISD, Superintendent Charles Camarillo recognized Caroline Rodriguez on her retirement. Thanking her for 28 years of service, he commended her passion for the students and the community. Insurance Approval A representative from TASB was present to discuss the renewal of the liability and casualty insurance through an interlocal agreement. The $1,000 deductible is […]

Jourdanton council amends garbage fees



Jourdanton residents will see a 3.2% increase in monthly garbage rates, following the city council’s decision to amend the Code of Ordinances, Appendix A, Fee Schedule, Sec. A5.008, Garbage Fees for Customer Rates. The change in fees was part of the over three-hour Jan. 19 Jourdanton City Council meeting. Approving the rate changes were Mayor Pro Tem Chester Gonzales and […]