Tat Studio honors breast cancer survivors, veterans

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Just a month after opening, the Tat Studio has already made an impact on the community. In honor of breast cancer awareness month, owners Paul and Rachel offered free flash tattoos to breast cancer survivors for the month of October and into November. With the special offer, multiple survivors made their way to the shop including one woman to receive […]

EAGLES LEND HELPING HAND

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The Pleasanton Eagles football team used their mighty muscles to fill the shelves at Bountiful Blessings located at 602 N. Main St. in Pleasanton. Bountiful Blessings is open for families to fill their pantries Mondays and Wednesdays from 9 a.m.-noon. Needed canned good items include canned meat, canned vegetables and canned fruit. Eagles who lent a helping hand were Justin […]

Poteet council reinstates live streaming of meetings

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The live streaming of future meetings was reinstated during the Oct. 2 meeting of the Poteet City Council. YouTube will be the platform, with comments turned off, so that it can be watched either live or later through a recording. Public Hearing There was a hearing on the towing service agreement with Certified Towing and Recovery, with Police Chief Bruce […]

Pleasanton council receives grant, hears complaints

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Meeting on Nov. 4, Pleasanton Mayor Clinton J. Powell and council members Diana Prasifka, Lillian Cashmer, J.R. Gallegos and Kenneth Hernandez heard both good news and complaints from city staff and citizens. Council members Jeanne Israel and Robert Leonhardt were absent. Mayor Powell thanked EMC Strategy Group, who provide direct assistance to local governmental bodies. City Manager Johnny Huizar reported […]

Pleasanton Express’ E-Edition a free teaching resource for educators

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The Pleasanton Express loves our educators and appreciates the valuable role they play and influence they have on the youth and the future of our community. For the third year in a row, we have given back to our teachers by offering them access to our newspaper’s E-Edition completely free of charge. This offer is extended to teaching staff—administrators, teachers […]

Garcia sentenced to prison

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Ryan Xavier Garcia was found guilty by an Atascosa County jury for the May 16, 2019, assault of a local resident. “I am grateful for the dedication and service of my prosecution team as well as all of Atascosa County law enforcement who work tirelessly to keep people like Garcia off the streets,” said Audrey Louis, 81st Judicial District Attorney. […]

$5,000 CASH REWARD

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Attempted ATM burlary

The Jourdanton Police Department along with Crime Stoppers is hoping that a reward of up to $5,000 being offered for one week only will help solve the attempted theft of an ATM located in the 1300 block of Oak Street in the City of Jourdanton On Sunday, Oct. 31, 2021, at around 5:30 a.m. Jourdanton Police Officers were dispatched to […]

Get Merry on Main Dec. 3-4

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The 2021 Merry on Main annual two-day Christmas festival held at the Pleasanton River Park, Dec. 3 and downtown Historic Pleasanton, Dec. 4. has something for everyone– local craft and retail vendors, food trucks, live music, strolling carolers, children’s events, kid zone, Christmas train, Elf Shelf shopping store for kids, petting zoo, snow blower, photos with Santa and the Grinch, […]

Merry on Main Talent Show brings money and fame

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Local Matters


Atascosa County has been home to some of the biggest stars in the country. George Strait was born in Poteet. Willie Nelson worked at KBOP radio. Jerry DeLeon is currently on the country charts. Poteet native David Lee Garza Y Los Musicales are award winning fan favorites. Who will be this community’s next breakout star at the Merry on Main […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report

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New data from the Texas Health Department proves what health officials have been trying to tell vaccine-hesitant Texans for months: The COVID-19 vaccine dramatically prevents death and is the best tool to avoid transmitting the deadly virus. According to a report detailing the Texas Department of State Health Services’ findings, out of nearly 29,000 Texans who have died from COVID-related […]