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CHARLOTTE FIRE FATALITY

By Pleasanton Express Staff | January 16, 2019

On Friday, Jan. 11, Charlotte VFD and the surrounding Atascosa County Fire Departments responded to a structure fire off Lagunillas Ave. in Charlotte with family still inside. Nearby neighbors were able to help one adult and two small children escape while firefighters worked together to extinguish the flames. Sadly, one adult was unable to escape, resulting in a fatality, and […]

Safer Path opening delayed with government shutdown

By Pleasanton Express Staff | January 16, 2019

“What was being communicated to us was, ‘Go on and continue doing things as you would regularly do.’ We were planning to open tomorrow,” Rhonda Williamson, Executive Director of Safer Path Family Violence Shelter said on Monday. “So I’ve got towels washed and folded and ready to go in bathrooms. I’ve got beds made with sheets, all of which had […]

Verdilizer

By Pleasanton Express Staff | January 16, 2019

Well, I think I gave Kathryn and Dustin enough time to recoup from Vintage in Verdi so I asked her if they wouldn’t mind taking the time to tell me what they’d like me to share and this is what they said, “We can’t thank the volunteers enough for all of their hard work. The shoppers, we have the best […]

Brite – beloved public servant

By Pleasanton Express Staff | January 16, 2019

A pillar of judicial integrity and community service best describes J. Taylor Brite. I have known J. Taylor all my life. I visited him often and wrote stories about him. He always preferred to say the nice things about others. I honored our friendship and can truthfully say, “A most wonderful man has been laid to rest”. Surrounded by his […]

First revenue of 2019 distributed

By Pleasanton Express Staff | January 16, 2019

Four of five Atascosa County cities saw an increase in revenue for the first month of 2019. The City of Lytle saw a -34.91 percent decrease this month, dropping their net payment from $86,922.54 last January to $56,572.66 this year. Pleasanton received the largest net payment of $496,411.45, a 13.15 percent increase from January 2018. Jourdanton saw a 5.92 percent […]

Out and About

By Pleasanton Express Staff | January 16, 2019

GriefShare at Cowboy Fellowship begins Jan. 20 Cowboy Fellowship will start their GriefShare program at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 20. After the funeral, when the cards and flowers have stopped coming, most of the people around you return to their normal lives. However, your grief continues and you feel alone. GriefShare is a support group that meets weekly. You […]

Ramos pleads guilty in murder case of Officer Deckard

By Pleasanton Express Staff | January 16, 2019

This morning at the Atascosa County Courthouse, Jenevieve Ramos pleaded guilty to a charge of capital murder and will spend the rest of her life in prison with the possibility of parole. Ramos was accused of driving the getaway car for Shaun Ruiz Puente when he shot and killed Officer Bobby Deckard. Senior Judge Donna Rayes presided. “Today Jenevieve Ramos […]

Baptist Health Foundation awards grants

By Pleasanton Express Staff | January 16, 2019

The Baptist Health Foundation of San Antonio announced today their grant funding for the following Wilson County community agencies: All City Youth Program, Atascosa Health Center, Inc. d/b/a Wilson Community Health Center, Children’s Alliance of South Texas, Community Council of South Central Texas, First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, and Spirit Reins. “We are excited to support such a wide […]

ACLS HOG HEAVEN

By Pleasanton Express Staff | January 16, 2019

Chase Rankin, Jourdanton 7th grader, was inspired to show pigs by his best friend Brock Powell. You can catch Chase and his Duroc pig, Red Rocket, in the show ring this Thursday, wearing orange in honor of Brock. See story page 6A.

ELLISON SWORN IN

By Pleasanton Express Staff | January 16, 2019

Newly elected District Judge Lynn Ellison, accompanied by his wife Janet, being sworn in by County Court-at- Law Judge Bob Brendel. Judge Ellison served as a lawyer for 44 years and worked in five courthouses in the district for 33 years. He previously served the district as District Attorney, assistant district attorney, assistant attorney general and was also Counsel to […]