2022-01-05 E-Edition

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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 candidate will […]

OFF WITH A BANG

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Happy New Year, Atascosa County! The City of Charlotte welcomed 2022 with a bang as they lit up the night sky when the clock struck midnight on Jan. 1, 2022. Among the many residents who celebrated, Ricky Sanchez showcased his annual 10-minute firework show to ring in the new year. Special thanks to Robert Farias who captured the festivities. You […]

Poteet council votes ‘no’ to decrease librarian salary, tables City Admin’s stay again

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The Jan. 4 Poteet City Council meeting held Tuesday night had a packed agenda that included discussion items to dismiss new City Administrator Kim Davis, lower the librarian salary and remove Mayor Pro Tem Rick Flores as the mediation rep for the City of Poteet in the Denise Sanchez litigation suit against the City of Poteet. The meeting was livestreamed […]

POTEET FIRE CHIEF HONORED

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The Poteet Volunteer Fire Department’s final meeting of the year included an appreciation award presentation to Fire Chief Curtis Adams (at left), from Assistant Fire Chief Rick Flores. The presentation was made to thank Chief Adams for his dedication and commitment to the Poteet VFD and all he has done for the department and the community.

Out and About

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Atascosa County Livestock Show Jan. 10-15, Atascosa County Show Barn. See page 8B for schedule and more information. Benefit plate sale The family of RJ Macias will be holding a benefit plate sale on Saturday, Jan. 15 at Pop Da Topz located at 8710 TX-16 in Poteet from 11 a.m. until sold out. Plates will consist of chicken, rice, beans, […]

TIME WOOL TELL

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Only “time wool tell” how much money will be raised for local youth at the 2022 Atascosa County Livestock Show being held next week, Jan. 10-15, at the Atascosa County Showbarn. Carley Pruett of Charlotte FFA along with her sheep, Caroline and Bonnie, will be in the show ring on Wednesday, Jan. 12. See page 8 of the Farm & […]

Vodochodsky up for parole

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Two years have passed since convicted murderer Kenneth Vodochodsky was denied parole by the Texas Board of Pardons and Parole. In 2020, Atascosa County Sheriff David Soward invited the Atascosa County community to join him in protesting Vodochodsky’s parole in which approximately 2,000 letters were turned over to the parole board. Vodochodsky was a friend of Jeremiah Engleton who lured […]

New law limiting dog restraints goes into effect Jan. 18

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On Oct. 25, Governor Greg Abbott signed a new law preventing dog owners in Texas from restraining their canines outside. The law will go into effect Jan. 18. Owners are no longer allowed to keep their dogs restrained with chains or weighed down leashes. Outdoor restraints must be 10 feet long or five times the dog’s length from nose to […]

One dead in New Year’s Day shooting

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An investigation is still ongoing after an early morning shooting left 18-year-old Roland Macias Jr. (RJ) deceased on Saturday, Jan. 1. According to the Poteet Police Department, the incident occurred in the 500 block of Amphion Road. The Texas Rangers are currently investigating the shooting with the assistance of the Poteet PD and the Atascosa County Sheriff’s Office. The Pleasanton […]