Appraisal notices for 2021 tax year sent out to property owners

You may soon receive an appraisal notice from the Atascosa Central Appraisal District. The appraisal district began mailing appraisal notices on April 28, 2021. Your city, county, school district and other local taxing units will use the appraisal district’s value to set your 2021 property taxes. Under Texas law, county appraisal districts are required to notify property owners about changes […]

Free vaccine clinic closed due to low turnout; Pfizer second dose clinic still open



Judge Hurley announced that he is making official the cancellation of the free vaccine clinic at the Poteet Strawberry Festival Grounds. “We had 19 on Monday and 35 on Tuesday,” said Hurley. “So, Tuesday is our last day there. We put this announcement on our emergency page on Monday. We started on this past Monday with Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 […]

Public libraries helping residents with AIC grant program



Help is here for needy residents of Atascosa County who suffered losses due to the winter storm. The Atascosa Inter-Agency Council (AIC) has sent out more than 30 applications to date. However, many of those residents who received applications have not turned them in or not completed them by providing the necessary receipts. Local libraries in Pleasanton, Jourdanton, Poteet and […]

JISD powerlifters recognized at board meeting



Jourdanton Powerlifting State Qualifiers were recognized at the monthly meeting of the Jourdanton School Board earlier this month. President Barbara Peeler asked the students how they got involved in the sport. Chris Verdin, who took 8th in Regionals and went on to State, said that he is fairly new to the district and follows his brother who is good in […]

Correction to April 18 Pleasanton ISD meeting

In last week’s issue of the Pleasanton Express, we reported that the PISD board approved the purchase of new band uniforms from Miller Uniforms for $82,525. The Pleasanton Express stated that a request for new uniforms had been made seven years ago and that was turned down. That statement was incorrect. The uniforms were approved by the board and purchased […]

Zaffirini casts 65,000th consecutive vote

An unparalleled record among legislators nationwide

As the Texas Senate considered its Local and Uncontested Calendar Monday (April 19) morning, Senator Judith Zaffirini, D-Laredo, cast her 65,000th consecutive vote, a record unmatched among legislators not only in Texas, but also nationwide. Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick recognized Senator Zaffirini’s “unbelievable” achievement in the Senate Chamber Tuesday (April 20) and presented her with a personalized gavel to memorialize […]

Make a plan to vote

Local Matters


Tuesday was the last day for early voting for the Pleasanton and Poteet elections for mayor, city council and school board. If you did not vote early, make a plan now about when you will vote on Saturday, May 1, from 7 a.m.–7 p.m.. Our wonderful graphic artist, Aaron Davidson made this graphic that appears in my column to make […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report



I am making it official. We are closing the vaccination clinic at the Poteet Strawberry Festival Association (PSFA) grounds. We distributed 19 on Monday and 35 on Tuesday. So, Tuesday was our last day out there. We put this announcement on our emergency page on Monday. We started this past Monday with the Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine in hopes […]

Mayor’s Message – Pleasanton



Greetings from the Mayor’s office, The “buzz” here in our community for the past week or so has been the notification of migrant families coming to our city. I deal in factual information and what I can find out on any given situation and not just “hearsay” or social media rants. So, I will share with you what I know […]

Mayor’s Message – Poteet



EDITOR’S NOTE: The following column was submitted prior to Judge Hurley’s announcement of shutting down the vaccine clinic at the Poteet Strawberry Festival grounds. The clinic was shut down on Tuesday, April 27 due to low turnout. Please see the story on this week’s front page. T here is good news and not so good news about the COVID-19 vaccinations. […]