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Texas back to Business: Baseball, Boy Scouts, Bowling, Bars, Breweries, Bingo, reopen in Texas

By Noel Wilkerson-Holmes | May 18, 2020

Governor Greg Abbott in a press conference today about Phase II of Open Texas says beginning now, massage services, personal care, tattoo parlors, childcare centers, youth clubs such as Boy Scouts and youth club sports such as Little League can resume operations. On Friday, May 22 bars, bowling alleys, bingo parlors, skating rinks, rodeos, equestrian events, zoos and aquariums may […]

Free COVID-19 Testing in Pleasanton today

By Noel Wilkerson-Holmes | May 08, 2020

A COVID-19 Mobile test collection site is open today. Friday, May 8th from 9 AM to 5 PM. If you are experiencing symptoms or believe you have been exposed to COVID-19 please call 512-883-2400 to make an appointment prior to your arrival. Screenings will take place at 316 Airport Rd., Pleasanton, Texas. Registration is required in order to get tested. […]

Pleasanton to hold two critical funding webinars

By Noel Wilkerson-Holmes | May 01, 2020

The City of Pleasanton, U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) San Antonio District Office, Office of Congressman Henry Cuellar, Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce, and the Pleasanton Express, will host a COVID-19 Business Funding Webinar, on Tuesday, May 12, 2020, at 10:30 a.m.  SBA District Director Anthony Ruiz, MBA-JD, will lead the webinar. This webinar will address Coronavirus (COVID-19) Small Business Guidance & […]

COVID-19 mobile test collection, Poteet

By Noel Wilkerson-Holmes | April 29, 2020

Mobile test collection for COVID-19 is coming to Poteet, Friday. May 1 from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Poteet VFD, 530 Ave. H, Poteet.  You must register first at www.txcovidtest.org or call 512-883-2400.  Test are conducted by appointment only. You will be screened if you have: Fever and/or chills, cough (dry or productive), fatigue, body aches/muscle or joint pain, shortness […]

Gov. Abbott puts Texas back to work May 1

By Noel Wilkerson-Holmes | April 27, 2020

Gov. Abbott announced at his press conference today, April 27, that retail stores, restaurants, movies and malls across Texas would be permitted to operate starting May 1. These businesses will be required to maintain a maximum of 25% occupancy. Museums and libraries will also be able to reopen, given they follow the 25% occupancy rules and do not reopen interactive […]

Congress passes $484 billion relief fund

By Noel Wilkerson-Holmes | April 23, 2020

The $484 billion coronavirus relief package passed in the House Thursday. The in-person vote was 388-5.  It will now be sent to President  Donald Trump’s desk for signature. The relief package increases Paycheck Protection Program from $349 billion to $670 billion.  The multi-billion relief package will also  help small businesses, hospitals and first responders, and increase nationwide testing for the […]

Texas State Parks will begin reopening for day use on Monday, April 20.

By Noel Wilkerson-Holmes | April 20, 2020

Gov.. Greg Abbott announced Friday that all state parks that can reopen will be open for day use only. Advanced day-use reservations are required. Reservations will be taken starting at noon on Sunday, April 19. While at a state park, customers are asked to help avoid the spread of the coronavirus. Face coverings are required in state parks. Six-foot social […]

Make a pledge to Poteet Strawberry Growers Saturday

By Noel Wilkerson-Holmes | April 17, 2020

On Saturday, strawberry growers in Atascosa County will be pulling up in the cars while social distancing to enter their strawberries for judging.  The Pleasanton Express will be live streaming the judging  on their Facebook page beginning at 2 p.m. To become a buyer who makes a pledge to help Poteet strawberry growers, please email now clubofpoteet@yahoo.com. Local farmers put […]

Atascosa County reports first COVID-19 death

By Noel Wilkerson-Holmes | April 17, 2020

According to a report on the Atascosa County website, the county was notified by the Department of State Health Services (DSHS) of Atascosa County’s first COVID-19 related death. The deceased was reported to be elderly. “Our hearts go out to the family and friends who have lost their loved one due to this abhorrent disease,” expressed Atascosa County Judge Robert […]

Blair sponsors COVID-19 Resource Guide

By Noel Wilkerson-Holmes | April 17, 2020

Trace Blair with Wigington Rumley Dunn & Blair, LLP is the sponsor of the Pleasanton Express COVID-19 Resource Guide found on pages 4-5A. The COVID-19 Resource Guide provides local and state resources on family and elderly services, food programs, rental assistance, recovery/substance abuse, unemployment, economic relief, local church services and more. We greatly appreciate Trace Blair’s and Wigington Rumley Dunn & […]