2022-01-12 E-Edition

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Christi Rankin: leader, friend missed by all

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The community of Charlotte is mourning the loss of their beloved mayor, Christi Rankin, who passed away Sunday, Jan. 9, 2022. A Charlotte resident for over 20 years, Rankin was appointed as the Charlotte Mayor on Jan. 9, 2020, following Buddy Daughtry’s resignation. She was sworn in as the 99th mayor of Charlotte on Nov. 3, 2020. Prior to her […]

BIG WINNERS AT ACLS

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The Atascosa County Livestock Show happening this week at the Atascosa Show Barn is turning out some big winners from local youth. Aaliyah Caldwell, Mesquite 4-H, daughter of Whitney and Stephen Wilson, snagged this year’s Grand Champion Steer and will be heading to the auction this Saturday. The Pleasanton Express is out covering the ACLS all week long. See our […]

Poteet council unable to find middle ground

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The Jan. 4 Poteet City Council meeting proved contentious once again with numerous agenda items tabled. The meeting included two agenda items from the Dec. 7 meeting regarding lowering the librarian’s salary and dismissing the city administrator, Kim Davis. Multiple citizens signed up for opening comments and voiced their support for the librarian, Lisa Burbridge, as well as Davis, including […]

Candidate Forum Jan. 27, register to vote by Jan. 31

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The Pleasanton Express is hosting a Nonpartisan 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 be asked a series of questions pertaining to […]

Out and About

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Poteet Strawberry Festival Art Contest Send in your entry (sample of strawberrythemed art) to paint the festival ground buildings and ticket booths with your strawberry art. There may be more than one winner. The Poteet Strawberry Festival Association will provide paint and tools necessary after the winner is selected. Contest art should be delivered to Carol Rivera at the festival […]

News Briefs

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Vaccines at Poteet Discount Pharmacy Poteet Discount Pharmacy offers COVID and flu vaccines. They are located at 9014 N. State Hwy. 16 in Poteet and open Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and on Saturday from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Atascosa County Republican Party Holding Republican Meet the Candidates and Open Q&A Forum on Monday, Jan. 17, at United Methodist Church Fellowship […]

PLEASANTON CITY EMPLOYEES RECOGNIZED

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The City of Pleasanton held their annual End of Year awards at their Christmas party on Dec. 17 at the Pleasanton Civic Center. During the party, multiple city employees were recognized for their dedication to the City of Pleasanton including Luis Ramos (Equipment Operator) – Public Works Employee of the Year, Mario Escobedo (Fire Chief) – 5 years of service, […]

Christi Rankin, a bright light of a leader

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You meet people along your way in life that just make it a little brighter. Christi Rankin was that person. She was a natural born leader—bright, brainy, dynamic, easy to be around and fun. She was a magnificent mother who raised three strong and vibrant young women. She and her husband, Allen, were college sweethearts who recently happily celebrated 28 […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report

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I need to discuss what I hope is the last gasp of COVID-19 in our county. Just when we hoped the Delta variant was over, Omicron has surged up massively, much larger, much more infectious and contagious. Here are some seven-day numbers as of Jan. 11, 2022: Positive tests (452), case rate per 100,000 (883.62), percent positivity (30.66), deaths (no […]