Republican candidate filing opens Nov. 13

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It’s time for the political candidates to declare their intent to run for office in the Republican Primary. The first day of filing will be Nov. 13. Any candidate wishing to run should contact the Republican Party Chairman, Wayne S. Vaughn by calling or texting him at 830-534- 3912 or emailing him at judgewsv@gmail.com. There will be a Filing Event […]

AIC meets; discusses Feast of Thanksgiving

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The upcoming free Atascosa Feast of Thanksgiving was among the topics discussed at the Oct. 14 Atascosa Inter-Agency Council. An in-person meeting at the Pleasanton Civic Center was held in conjunction with an online Zoom meeting. AIC is a partnership of over 50 agencies and businesses who provide services to Atascosa County residents. Those attending the last meeting represented such […]

MORE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH PHOTOS

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Atascosa County Commissioners Court recognized October as National Domestic Violence Awareness Month during their Oct. 11 meeting. Pictured, from left, are Pct. 1 Commissioner Mark Gillespie, Pct. 2 Commissioner Stuart Knowlton, Safer Path Family Violence Outreach, Education and Prevention Director Andrea Rathmell, County Judge Bob Hurley, Pct. 3 Commissioner Eliseo Perez and Pct. 4 Commissioner Kennard Riley.

Suspects steal ATM at Jourdanton bank

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At around 5:40 a.m. Sunday morning, Jourdanton police arrived at the First Commercial Bank at 1301 Highway 97 due to a stolen ATM machine. A truck that was stolen from Pleasanton was chained to the ATM machine and proceeded to pull the machine out of the concrete. As the suspects dragged the machine down the street, the chain came loose […]

News Briefs

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Virtual meetings for foster care and adoption Hosted by Belong. Meetings on Wednesday, Nov. 3 at 6 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 13 at 10 a.m. Visit sjrcbelong.org to register. Belong serves as the lead provider for communitybased care in Region 8b and is responsible for finding foster homes for children in state care throughout 27 counties. Mega Food Distribution Nov. […]

Poteet Elementary—Dia de Los Muertos

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Local Matters


I was invited to Poteet Elementary on Tuesday by a wonderful Dual Language teacher Ms. Millie Lawhon. She asked if the Pleasanton Express would be interested in a tour of her students “Black Light Dia de Los Muertos Museum.” Yes, we were very interested was my answer! My most favorite thing is to be invited to a classroom by a […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report

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A misconception is being spread through the county that the business grants the county has worked on are from county tax revenues. County officials are receiving calls about this matter from concerned citizens. These rumors are wrong! These monies have been received from the state and the federal government for various types of assistance and have rules concerning what we […]

Mayor’s Message – Pleasanton

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I am pleased to announce that the City of Pleasanton is launching a new grant program for small businesses in Pleasanton. This initiative is called, the “Pleasanton Business Venture Program.” The initiative is designed to provide Pleasanton businesses, new or established, access to grants of up to $10,000 to support business growth and job creation. This is not a loan […]

Ofrenda exhibit hindsight

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Hello, Atascosa County! I hope November finds us all well and healthy. I have been receiving reminders from Facebook daily about our memories and boy do we have a lot to be thankful for. This time last year, it was election time and COVID had a tight grip on this family. I will 100% tell you that I never want […]

Oops!

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I am dedicating this week’s column to all those cooks fixing their first Thanksgiving dinners. The mere mention of Thanksgiving produces happy thoughts of families gathered around the table eating, visiting together and making memories. Unless you are the host. The hungry hordes are descending and everything is going wrong. Don’t panic. This week I’m going to share with you […]