When we started planning our new website back in the spring, we had no idea that this phrase – We Are Atascosa – we included on our heading would mean so much.
As we launched our new look on our digital side of the Pleasanton Express. the people of Atascosa had already launched into volunteer mode to help any and all they could after Hurricane Harvey made landfall on August 25.
They donated space for shelters, their time, items, vehicles, money and muscle to those in need in the aftermath of Harvey.
Our law enforcement sprang into action and headed down to Port Aransas to offer their help to keep the island safe.
Barbecue cookers from all around headed down there in a convoy and set up their grills to feed those who needed it.
Locals took their boats to the Houston area to help rescue those in harm’s way from the flooding that ravaged that town.
Each story I have read and seen – in last week’s issue, on Facebook and in the news – has made me well aware of the county where I live. Of course we Texans are wonderful, but Atascosans are, well, extraordinary!
The way I see it, I’d like to ask our readers to help us keep this spirit alive.
When you see something positive in our county and are posting it on any social media, please add this hashtag #WeAreAtascosa.
With so much negative happenings that seem to take over the news stations and social media feed, it will be a nice change to see the good that is out there, especially in our own backyard.
And, if you visit our page, there is a special section with updates on the recovery situation.
There are good people out there, folks. Be proud!
SUE BROWN is the editor of the Pleasanton Express. Contact her at email@example.com or write at P.O. Drawer 880, Pleasanton, TX 78064.