2021-12-29 E-Edition

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The biggest stories of 2021

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Another year has passed us by, and the community of Atascosa County saw many wins and losses this year. From COVID-19 vaccines to winter storm and power outages, 2021 has been nothing short of a roller coaster for every single one of us. Let’s take a look back at the biggest stories of the year through the front pages of […]

CANDLELIGHT VIGIL FOR FRANK LEAL

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Poteet Police Chief Bruce Hickman and his wife, Jennifer, organized a Candlelight Vigil for retired Lt. Frank Leal at the Poteet Police Department on Thursday, Dec. 23. The Poteet VFW Post 6970 joined in a flag raising ceremony, then returning it to half staff, as well as playing Taps. Poteet Police officers presented three flags that previously flew over the […]

2022 March Primary Candidate Forum Jan. 27

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In an effort to connect candidates with voters, the Pleasanton Express is hosting a Non-Partisan Candidate Forum at the Pleasanton Civic Center, Thursday, Jan. 27 at 6 p.m. The forum will be moderated by Jessica Tom. All candidates who have filed to be on the 2022 Primary Election Ballot in Atascosa County are invited to participate. Each opposed candi- date […]

Out and About

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Bountiful Blessings Food Pantry Open each Monday and Wednesday from 9 a.m.-12 noon, 602 N. Main St. in Pleasanton. Currently in need of donations of juice in plastic bottles and macaroni and cheese. Items can be dropped off during hours of operation. Peace for the Pieces Social Group The group hosts meetings, gatherings and events for special-needs families in the […]

ACSO holds Operation Christmas Cheer

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The Atascosa County Sheriff’s Office 3rd Annual Operation Christmas Cheer is complete. The ACSO would like to thank their many generous donors that brought hundreds of toys that helped put hundreds of smiles on the faces of Atascosa County children. Last week, deputies delivered toys to children that live within the Poteet school district. Each year the ACSO selects a […]

OPERATION SECRET SANTA: ADOPT A VETERAN EVENT

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The Atascosa County Veterans Service Office in Jourdanton held their 3rd Annual Operation Secret Santa: Adopt A Veteran where they handed out Christmas dinner boxes to veterans and their families for the holidays. The ACVSO handed out over 30 boxes on Monday, Dec. 20 with the help of Investigator Daniel Kaufman and K-9 Officer Gerben of the 81st Judicial District […]

CHARLOTTE PD OPERATION BLUE SANTA

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Charlotte Police Department held their first Operation Blue Santa Program last Thursday, Dec. 23 by delivering gifts to the children in the community. Charlotte PD had the help of Los Reguladores in escorting Blue Santa around town. From left are Jody Huerta, Julio Huerta, Chief Rick Luna, Blue Santa, Johnny Vasquez, Luis Cisneros, Juan Benitez, Andrew Auila, Brandon Sinclair (Dollar […]

‘La Familia Y Mas’ gives back to community

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For the past eight years, the Ybarra family has been providing a Christmas luncheon to those who need extra assistance in the Charlotte community and to local businesses whose employees work on Christmas Day. The project includes a few families who are not all blood-related, but connected through their common interest in giving back to their community, especially during the […]

CHIEF LUNA SWORN IN

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Charlotte Police Chief Rick Luna was sworn into office on Thursday, Dec. 23 by Judge Rosalinda DeLaFuente.