2021-02-10 E-Edition

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Zinc smelting plant proposed for Whitsett

It is a familiar scene to this part of South Texas, especially in recent years– businessmen from the big city travel to rural America seeking natural resources to expand their company. It is a tug-of-war for land, air and water, often with dire notice given to the residents who will be affected the most. On Feb. 2, the Whitsett Community […]

Real talk: Knowing the signs of Teen Dating Violence and how to prevent it

This month marks 10 years since Congress designated February as National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month and Safer Path Family Violence Shelter wants you to know the signs and how to help yourself, your children and your friends. “TDV is common and affects millions of teens in the U.S. each year,” said Andrea Rathmell, Safer Path Director of […]

Pleasanton Public Market coming to Historic Main St.

The City of Pleasanton is making headway on the next phase of the Pleasanton River Park Master Plan Renovation. Phase II includes a rec center behind the old Pleasanton elementary building on Main Street, which was purchased by the city in March 2020. In addition to the rec center, the old school building will be repurposed into an outdoor business […]

County Jail brings in $583K in inmate housing income for 2020

On Monday morning, Atascosa County Sheriff David Soward reported just over half a million dollars in out-of-county inmate housing income for 2020. “For the time being, as long as we have additional beds available, I am contracting with other counties and entities to house their prisoners,” he said. Atascosa County contracts inmates from counties including Hayes, Comal, Kendall and McMullen, […]

Out and About

Community Council of South Central Texas Online Auction for Action today until Feb. 12 to raise funds for veterans programs. Follow their Facebook event page to bid on items. “Love Grows Here” Feb. 13 at George Farms, 595 Mobile Home Alley in Poteet, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Over 35 vendors and more. Tri-City Road Warriors “Run With Your Heart” 5K and […]

Show love by shopping local

The best way to show love on Valentine’s Day is to shop local. With each purchase, you will be giving back to your community while sharing love with your sweetheart. The Pleasanton Express loves and appreciates our advertisers. Every week we create a 1/4 page ad to thank each and every advertiser from the week prior that made the current […]

Service project for Argent Court

Love one another, for love comes from God. (1 John 4:7) The Pleasanton Church of Christ youth group worked together on a service project to provide Valentine gift bags for the 44 residents of Argent Court. Valentines were handmade by the K-6th grade Journeyland kids on Feb. 3. On Feb. 6, six 3rd-10th grade LTC kids decorated and filled the […]


The Pleasanton Rotary Club meets every Thursday at noon at Lew’s Restaurant at the Pleasanton Country Club for a speaker and meal. If you are interested in serving your community, please feel free to come join the Rotary for a meeting and consider becoming a member of this club whose motto is “Service above Self.” A recent speaker at the […]

Pleasanton council hears reports on COVID, teen dating violence

Mayor Travis Hall reported the following statistics on COVID-19 at the Feb. 4 council meeting: Since March 2020, there have been 893 cases in Pleasanton. Currently, there are 38 active with 823 recovered and 32 deaths. Council members Robert Leonhardt, Kenneth Hernandez, Britni Van Curan, J.R. Gallegos and Diana Prasifka were present. District 5 councilman Robert Earl Wood was absent. […]