I am so very proud of the Pleasanton Express and our coverage of all the news in Atascosa County. We pay reporters to cover every city council and ISD meeting in Atascosa County. We attend ten or more meetings and events every week in the county devoting up to four hours at a time. Further we publish every public event from churches, organizations and 501c3s in our paper weekly in our Out and About column and digitally on our community calendar plus throughout the newspaper. We report on virtually every high school sporting event plus provide photos and score updates on our social media channels. We follow closely and seek out stories from our Agribusiness community.
We have the largest Opinion Page I would venture in all of South Texas with columns from Senator Pete Flores, Sheriff David Soward, Atascosa County Judge Bob Hurley, Pleasanton Mayor Travis Hall, Poteet Mayor Willie Leal, Jourdanton Chief of Police Eric Kaiser, Lytle Chief of Police Richey Priest, Former Editor of Pleasanton Express Sue Brown, Warren Domke, Glenda Thompson, Paul Michael Jones and myself.
We regularly win more than 20 awards annually from Texas Press Associations. We are able to publish our news because of the wonderful group of local advertisers that continue to support community news.
We reach 56,107 readers during each week with our print and digital readership and social media followers. The team of professionals at the Pleasanton Express work hard to reach this number of readers. Our team is made up of primarily locals that care deeply about this county. We care about our community. Our goal is to inform, educate and engage the local community in all the news and happenings of this county and to encourage our audience to shop local whenever possible. Thank you to everyone who understands the importance of community news. If you will, think about this county without a local newspaper. We are devoted to covering this community and your support is greatly appreciated. Thank you to all who plunk down $1 each week to stay on top of all the news of Atascosa. Thank you to our subscribers both digital and print. Thank you to all who support the best businesses in town that make this news organization possible.
NOEL WILKERSON HOLMES is the Publisher/ Managing Editor of the Pleasanton Express. You may E-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.