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Aggies capitalize on turnovers against Lytle

By Pleasanton Express Staff | September 26, 2020

The Poteet Aggies sank the Lytle Pirates and are now eyeing a big-time showdown against the rival Jourdanton Indians. Poteet defeated Lytle 26-14 in the first district game of the season. “I’m just proud of the way we played. We are proud of the way we executed,” said Poteet Head Coach Darby House. With just under six minutes left in […]

County tax hike approved despite strong opposition

By Pleasanton Express Staff | September 23, 2020

Atascosa County Commissioners approved and adopted the 2021 budget and 2020 tax rate during the third and final public hearing held at the Atascosa County Courthouse. The property tax rate was voted unanimously to be approved and adopted at a tax rate of $.569454, which is effectively a 2.9763% increase over the no-new-revenue tax rate of $0.552995. Three public hearings […]

JP3 Carrasco denied employee request twice

By Pleasanton Express Staff | September 23, 2020

During Monday’s Commissioners Court meeting, Justice of the Peace, Pct. 3, Orlando Carrasco’s request to move up part-time employee, Klarissa Robles, to full-time was denied for a second time due to the current county hiring freeze. “I’m down to two fulltimers. I’m asking to bring her up; she’s a part-timer moving to a full-time position. It is in my budget […]

Sept. 21 declared David Prasifka Day

By Pleasanton Express Staff | September 23, 2020

The late David Prasifka was honored Monday morning during Commissioners Court with the reading of a proclamation by Atascosa County Judge Bob Hurley declaring Sept. 21, 2020, as David Prasifka Day. “It was a hoot working with David, I tell you,” said Judge Hurley to the friends and family of the late Emergency Management Coordinator. “It was never a dull […]

Sheriff reports $170K in out-of-county inmate funds

By Pleasanton Express Staff | September 23, 2020

Atascosa County Sheriff David Soward provided a quarterly report on income for out-of-county inmate housing to Commissioners Court Monday morning. “We continue to have sufficient extra bed space in our jail, so we are renting out beds to Kendall and Comal Counties as well as to the military,” said Sheriff Soward. “We are beginning to average between $65,000-70,000 a month […]

Out and About

By Pleasanton Express Staff | September 23, 2020

Jourdanton blood drive The blood supply in South Texas has reached critically low levels. Please donate if you can. The Jourdanton Rotary Club is co-sponsoring a blood drive on Friday, Sept. 25 at the Jourdanton Community Center. Hours to donate are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and by appointment only. To schedule an appointment visit: donor. southtexasblood.org/ donor/schedules/drive_ schedule/123240. You […]

Pleasanton council adopts budget

By Pleasanton Express Staff | September 23, 2020

The Pleasanton City Council unanimously approved the proposed budget and tax rate for Fiscal Year 2020-2021 after their final public hearing on Sept. 17. “Obviously, the revenues aren’t coming in as they’re supposed to and those are very hard to predict, especially in a pandemic,” said City Manager Johnny Huizar. “We’ve been holding strong to our budget and being aware […]

Atascosa County stands to lose millions in funding due to low Census response

By Pleasanton Express Staff | September 23, 2020

This is the last month to submit your response to the 2020 Census Questionnaire. Atascosa County census population count determines how many representatives each state will have in Congress for the next 10 years and how much federal funding communities will receive for roads, schools, housing and social programs. Every person not counted is a loss of $1,600-$2,000 federal dollars […]

EAGLE PRIDE WITH AGGIE SPIRIT

By Pleasanton Express Staff | September 23, 2020

On Aug. 31, the Pleasanton, Jourdanton and Poteet mayors made a friendly wager betting on their respective high school football teams to win against each other. The wager? The losing team’s mayor would have to wear the winning team’s jersey at the next city council meeting. As a result of the Eagles’ 16-4 loss against the Aggies on Sept. 4, […]

JOURDANTON COUNCIL PRESENTS CHECK TO JISD

By Pleasanton Express Staff | September 23, 2020

The Jourdanton City Council presented a $20,000 check to Jourdanton ISD at the Sept. 21 council meeting, to help fund e-learning devices for student instruction. Funds came out of the reimbursement received from the federal government for COVID-19 expenses and the Texas Education Agency will match their contribution dollar for dollar. Pictured left to right are: Jourdanton City Council members […]