Hurricane Harvey Updates

Atascosa County rescuers in action

  Erika Vela Special Assignments Editor A little more than a month ago, as Hurricane Harvey brought flooding to Texas’ Gulf Coast communities, three men from Atascosa County headed north to Houston to rescue those caught in the rising waters. The Houston area saw over 50 inches of rain once Harvey had passed. While the rains were coming down endlessly, […]

PHS FFA collecting for hurricane victims

The Pleasanton FFA will be hosting a donation drive for the students and staff of Refugio ISD. A list of suggested donation items are as follows: index cards, highlighters, paper, spirals, pens, pencils and laundry detergent. However, please know any donation would be greatly appreciated. Donations may be brought to the Thursday night football game in Pleasanton on Sept. 21 […]

We bend, we don’t break

I am an adopted Texan. Originally I am from the west coast of Florida, Pinellas County to be exact.  It’s the smallest county in the state and a peninsula that sits between Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico.  It is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world (That’s not my opinion, it’s that of the Travel […]

JPD provides Day 3 Update

  JPD and ACSO staff are into their 3rd day assisting on the battered island. Having packed everything they need to survive, and working out of two self contained trailers, this detail that has been dispatched to Port Aransas is completely self sufficient and not a drain on the local food or fuel resources. This morning officers ate breakfast together […]

Day 3 of Operation Gulf Rescue

Day 3 in Port Aransas for these two Atascosa County deputies. They just finished their last 12 hour overnight shift patrolling Port A and manning a check point. Chief Deputy Cregg Thompson and Sergeant Investigator Jesse Martinez will arrive in Port A this afternoon to start their 3 night tour. Certainly a team effort in Port A with Jourdanton PD […]

Heroes give a helping hand with Harvey

Eric Kaiser Special Correspondent As I sit in my truck at 2:30 a.m. I don’t know what to think of the horrific sights I am seeing. I started working yesterday morning around 6:30 a.m. before I even left the house. Returning calls to my friends who are police officers in Port Aransas. By noon, thanks to the huge hearts of […]

Harvey’s path of destruction not over

As many of us in Atascosa County braced ourselves for Hurricane Harvey, we got off easy. And I mean, very easy. Seeing the destruction in Rockport, Fulton and Port Aransas is sickening to view. These are people’s homes, businesses, vehicles and boats that have been thrashed about and basically leveled in some areas. Thankfully our family and friends in the […]

St. Andrew and the community open hearts for Hurricane Harvey evacuees


              When faced with a violent storm, whether a literal or figurative one, the compassion of others means so much. When word spread that St. Andrew Catholic Church in Pleasanton would begin taking in Hurricane Harvey evacuees, the community responded with an abundance of love, humanity and kindness.     When Father Gilbert Vallejo […]

Atascosa County helps in Hurricane Harvey Relief

Hurricane Harvey has devastated parts of Texas. Helpers have become heroes as donations pour in and first responder and regular everyday people offer victims shelter and safety from the storm. Please read the Pleasanton Express for stories of local heroes as well as to find out how you can help in the Hurrican Harvey relief efforts.

Jourdanton Police Department sets up in Port Aransas

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