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Atascosa Co. Livestock Show steers to success

By Pleasanton Express Staff | January 19, 2022

Another Atascosa County Livestock Show is in the record books. The 68th annual ACLS took place last week, Jan. 10-15, ending with the sale on Saturday. Jourdanton Mayor Robert “Doc” Williams served as the announcer for the entire 2022 show which was dedicated to Charlotte Mayor Christi Rankin who passed away on Jan. 9, 2022. Rankin was an avid supporter […]

Local VFDs experience high call volume

By Pleasanton Express Staff | January 19, 2022

Throughout the past few weeks, local fire departments have assisted in a wide variety of fires across Atascosa County. From grass fires to structure fires, the number of fires and calls has increased recently. With heavy winds and dry grass, local fire chiefs and marshals urge citizens to be safe and not leave any fires unattended. “The majority of the […]

PORTER SWORN IN AS CHARLOTTE MAYOR

By Pleasanton Express Staff | January 19, 2022

Stephen Porter is sworn in as the new City of Charlotte mayor during the Jan. 13 Charlotte City Council meeting. Porter’s oath to office comes after the late Charlotte Mayor Christi Rankin passed away on Sunday, Jan. 9. See story on 3A.

CISD welcomes Orozco as new superintendent, Sotelo retires

By Pleasanton Express Staff | January 19, 2022

Charlotte ISD welcomes Jon Orozco as their new superintendent as the spring semester begins. Orozco comes to Charlotte from Waelder ISD in what is his 30th year as a school administrator. He first started his administrative career down the road in Pearsall where he served as an assistant principal under outgoing CISD Superintendent, Mario Sotelo. “It’s pretty neat coming back […]

May elections set for Pleasanton, Poteet cities

By Pleasanton Express Staff | January 19, 2022

The Cities of Pleasanton and Poteet will hold a General Election in May for council members Districts 1, 2 and 3. The first day to file for these offices is Jan. 19. The last day is Feb. 18 by 5 p.m. Pleasanton council seats are currently held by Robert Leonhardt (Mayor Pro Tem/District 1), Kenny Hernandez (District 2) and Diana […]

Out and About

By Pleasanton Express Staff | January 19, 2022

McMullen County Livestock Show Jan. 21-22, Tilden Show Barn, 2097 Hwy. 16. George Farms Rummage sale rescheduled Sunday, Jan. 23 from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at 595 Mobile Home Alley in Poteet. They are cleaning out the dancehall and will have lots of restaurant equipment, household goods, lumber and lots more. Lunch and learn virtual training for parents Atascosa-McMullen Special Education […]

81st DA Louis reflects on 2021, looks forward to 2022

By Pleasanton Express Staff | January 19, 2022

Of the five counties within the 81st District, Atascosa County is one of the largest that DA Audrey Louis and her team work in to bring justice for victims. In 2021, Louis’ office handled a total of 1,092 cases in which 483 came from Atascosa County alone. A total of six jury trials also took place in the county since […]

Charlotte swears in new mayor

By Pleasanton Express Staff | January 19, 2022

The City of Charlotte swore in a new mayor at their Jan. 13 council meeting after the passing of former Mayor Christi Rankin on Sunday, Jan. 9. Stephen Porter, who served as mayor pro tem under Rankin, stated he considered it an honor to step into the position of mayor. “I wish it was under different circumstances. I know I […]

JISD board showered with recognition for School Board Appreciation Month

By Pleasanton Express Staff | January 19, 2022

January is School Board Appreciation Month and during the Jan. 10 meeting of Jourdanton ISD, individual principals presented gifts to show their appreciation to the board. Many of the gifts were made by the students, including a poster with 300 thumbprints from the Elementary and ECC students making up a hot air balloon and one with the signatures of all […]

News Briefs

By Pleasanton Express Staff | January 19, 2022

Texas Department of Criminal Justice Recruiting Event Jan. 27 Workforce Solutions is hosting a recruiting event for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice on Jan. 27, 12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m., at Alamo Career Center, located at 1411 Bensdale Road in Pleasanton. Free COVID test kits available Every home in the U.S. is now eligible to receive four COVID test kits. To […]