2021-09-08 E-Edition

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Cuellar signs off for new health center in Poteet

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On Sept. 1, Congressman Henry Cuellar and Atascosa Health Center (AHC) CEO Monty Small announced that the City of Poteet will be getting a new health center for its citizens. With over $4 million allocated from the American Rescue Plan, the AHC will also use the money to update the equipment for their medical and dental teams. The grand opening […]

Fundraiser for Trooper Waylon Rogers sells out in minutes

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Last Wednesday, a medical fundraiser for DPS Trooper Waylon Rogers held at the Pleasanton Civic Center sold out of burgers in 22 minutes. DPS Lt. Jason Reyes stated that for many years Trooper Waylon Rogers has given back to his community and that on Sept. 1, the Atascosa County community showed up for Waylon in a huge way. Lt. Reyes […]

Patriot Day 5K/1 mile walk in the park and 9/11 ceremony

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Public invited to never forget at 20th year anniversary event


“Never Forget” was the promise we made 20 years ago on Sept. 11, 2001. The public is invited to a 9/11 commemorative ceremony Saturday, Sept. 11 at 5 p.m. at the Pleasanton River Park. The 9/11 ceremony is held in conjunction with the Patriot Day 5K/1 mile walk in the Park. The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4853 and JROTC […]

Local WWII veteran Domingo Chapa passes

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Visitation and funeral services will take place on Thursday, Sept. 16 for World War II veteran Domingo Chapa, who passed away at 97. He was born Dec. 20, 1923 in Atascosa County. Chapa served in the U.S. Navy and was sent to Nagasaki and Hiroshima, Japan after the atomic bombs were dropped to “take inventory,” as his obituary states. He […]

Dr. Mann selected for Thompson Leadership Institute

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Pleasanton ISD Superintendent Dr. Matthew Mann was nominated and selected to attend the Thompson Executive Leadership Institute (TELI) in Austin. Dr. Mann had heard about the prestigious program from other superintendents he had networked with. They shared that if the opportunity ever came up for him to take part in TELI, it was definitely worth his while. He received a […]

Out and About

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Pleasanton HS Most Spirited Business Contest Decorate your business today to enter. Winner announced Sept. 27. Winner receives bragging rights, half-page ad in football program and front page photo of your building on the Pleasanton Express Sports page. Send photos of your business to: news@pleasantonexpress.com with name and address. South Texas Natural Wellness raffle Shop at a locally-owned shop, store […]

Dr. Mann presents Pleasanton ISD State of the District

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Pleasanton ISD Superintendent Dr. Matthew Mann shared his State of the District, goals and initiatives for the 2021-2022 school year. Joining in on the conversation were part of his team, PISD Executive Director of Curriculum and Instruction Dr. Venus Vela and PISD Chief Financial Officer Jennifer Donato. The district was the earliest to start the school year in Atascosa County. […]

County to hold public hearing on increased salaries for elected officials

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Offices up for election in 2022


Atascosa County Commissioners Court will hold a public hearing on Sept. 13 at 9 a.m. regarding proposed salary increases for elected officers for 2022. The proposed salary increases are pursuant to local government code 152.013 and are set to begin Jan. 1, 2022, and end on Dec. 31, 2022. The 2022 salaries also reflect the 3% Cost of Living Adjustments […]

Pleasanton council hears about rescue troops visit, street problems

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At their Sept. 2 meeting, Pleasanton City Council heard comments about the rescue troops who stayed overnight in Pleasanton last week. The troops were on their way to aid the victims of Hurricane Ida in Lousiana. Council also heard the continuing concerns regarding the traffic on Pulliam Street. Mayor Clinton Powell called the meeting to order. with council members Robert […]