About Stephen Whitaker

Sam is the Sports Editor for the Pleasanton Express. He brings nearly seven years of sports media experience. He is a 2017 graduate of Angelo State University, where he played three years as the punter for the Rams.

Undocumented Immigrants found along Highway 16 in McMullen County

By Stephen Whitaker | July 07, 2021

The McMullen County Sheriff’s Office had another encounter with undocumented immigrants on Wednesday. Just after midnight on July 7, McMullen County Sheriff’s Deputies stopped a white GMC Yukon on Highway 16 near FM 3445 for “defective equipment.” During the stop, deputies found the vehicle was being driven by a U.S. citizen and contained several undocumented immigrants. While the MCSO was […]

Poteet alum Foster relishes Olympic Trials moment

By Stephen Whitaker | June 25, 2021

EUGENE, Ore. — One thing can’t be taken away from Poteet grad Ensign Emma Foster, USN: she’s one of America’s best. Foster, who graduated from the US Naval Academy in May after a four-year career for the Midshipmen, threw her hat in the ring for one of three spots on Team USA as a javelin thrower at the US Olympic […]

VIDEO: Pleasanton, Jourdanton eliminated at state 7-on-7

By Stephen Whitaker | June 24, 2021

COLLEGE STATION — Pleasanton and Jourdanton made early exits at the state 7-on-7 tournament. Pleasanton dropped their first round game to Midlothian Heritage 26-6. The Eagles didn’t get on the board until Heritage was up 14-0 in the second half. Jourdanton fell 27-18 to Wimberley in their first round game. Pleasanton opened the tournament by going 1-2 in Pool C […]