Poteet native shares WWII memories


“I can still hear the sound of thousands of army boots marching to the ship that would take us to war. The streets were lined with people cheering us on, women holding out candies, baked goods, snacks to eat on the ship. I thought to myself, ‘Does anyone sleep in New York?’ Somewhere a band was playing music, not songs […]

PHS artists qualify for state


These Pleasanton High School students competed on April 28 at the Visual Arts Scholastic State Event in San Marcos. State qualifiers were Kate McNeil (not pictured, painting at bottom left), Haley Sorola, Angeline Navarro, Katelyn Rivera, Mathieu Cantona, Tatum Bosquez and Jacqueline Lugo. Awarded State Medals were Katelyn for her panther batik, Kate for her acrylic painting of a cattle […]

Boy Scout presented with Merit Award


  Boy Scout Koal Schaub was presented with the National Certificate of Merit Award at the Boy Scout Troop 194 Spring Court of Honor on Monday, April 16. Terry Ellis, District and Scout Executive Coach with the Alamo Area Council and Paul Macmanus, Scoutmaster Troop 194 presented the award to Koal for his life saving actions. On Saturday, November 18, […]

Vigil for children


Although small in number, they gathered together with huge hearts for children, at the Candlelight Vigil on Friday, April 27. CASA of South Texas held the event on the Atascosa County Courthouse steps as part of Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month in April. It had been 17 years since they last held a vigil. “We remember those that have […]

Autism Awareness Month


April marks Autism Awareness Month throughout the nation. It was 1970 when the Autism Society began a nationwide awareness campaign. The Pleasanton Express began a series on autism back in February. The last article that ran in the series featured Markus Rios and Ethan Ray Pacheco. This week we will continue with more about the youngsters and their families. Markus […]

‘A Hero of Our Own’: 6 year old Charlotte boy saves mother, little sister too


A six-year-old boy from Charlotte is all people are talking about these days as he’s been awarded and recognized by many organizations including the Atascosa County Sheriff’s Office. RJ Lara didn’t know he would become Charlotte’s very own superhero when he saved his mother and soon-to-be little sister on Monday, March 26. J.R. Lara, RJ’s father, posted on Facebook the […]

Youth treated to basketball clinic with Spurs Coyote, CBC athletes


Saturday, March 24 was an exciting day at the Pleasanton High School gym, as approximately 20 local youth took part in the Boys and Girls Basketball Clinic. The doors opened at 8:30 a.m. and the morning began with prayer by Bob Byrd of The Navigators. Led by Coastal Bend College Cougar basketball players and coaches, the students warmed up with […]

AFCC opens Thrift Store


On Thursday, March 22, the Begin Again Atascosa Family Crisis Center Thrift Store held its grand opening. Shoppers waited outside, eagerly anticipating the doors opening at 10 a.m. The store is located at 201 N. Main St. in downtown Pleasanton. It was formerly Cowboy Fellowship and many will also remember it as Ricks Co. The AFCC staff greeted the crowd, […]

Salvation Army Family Store is still open- come check it out


Located at 2132 Second Street in Pleasanton, the friendly staff at the Salvation Army Family Store is ready to assist you. Contrary to rumors you may have heard, the store is still open. “I have seen several people this week who have said they thought we closed,” said Gloria Day, service center manager. “We have not closed and do not […]

From Red Kettles to camp – your support is Doing the Most Good

Don’t Miss Summer Camp! July 9-14 registration has begun

The Salvation Army in Pleasanton relies on the support of the community to enable the organization to live out its brand promise of Doing The Most Good. Donations generously given during the familiar Red Kettle Campaign at Christmastime provide essential funding for programs that make a difference to individuals and families all year-round. Across the vast miles of Texas faithful […]

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