Garcia wins Grand Champion title

Strawberry grower Selso Garcia of S & G Farm captured the 2021 Grand Champion title at the Poteet Strawberry Festival Auction held on Saturday, April 10. The winning strawberries were of the Chandler variety and, to date, have brought in a total of $7,800. The premium Grand Champ buyer was H-E-B with a bid of $4,000. Other contributions so far […]

County addresses illegal tire operation on Verdi Road

On March 6, people as far as Three Rivers and Pearsall could see a billowing cloud of black smoke in the sky coming from a private residence off Verdi Road in northern Atascosa County. The smoke was the result of thousands of burning tires from an outof control trash fire. The property owners are said to have been running illegal […]


The Pleasanton Express hosted a Meet the Candidate Forum Monday night at the Pleasanton Civic Center for all City of Pleasanton and Pleasanton ISD candidates. Those who attended and participated in the forum were, from left, Blasa F. Chapa, unopposed Pleasanton ISD District 1 incumbent/ candidate; Patrick Hurley, Pleasanton ISD District 3 candidate; Loren Gillespie, unopposed PISD District 4 candidate; […]

County to host 1K a day vaccine clinic starting next week

Judge Hurley is pleased to announce that Atascosa County will be hosting a drive through 1,000 shot per day vaccination clinic at the Poteet Strawberry Festival Grounds. The clinic will start Monday, April 19 and is expected to run for 30 consecutive days. This will run by appointment only. Appointments will be booked for the week of April 19-25. Please […]

Out and About

Peace for the Pieces Social Group Silent Auction Online event going on now on Facebook. Bid on beautifully handcrafted and painted puzzle pieces, as part of Autism Awareness Month. Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce Spring Mixer Wednesday, April 14, Chamber log cabin, 4-7 p.m. Mix and mingle and “Meet and Greet the Candidates.” Open to public. Refreshments served. Mega Food Distribution […]

Questions answered at the Pleasanton candidate forum

Monday night, mayoral, city council and school board candidates for the upcoming May election took the stage at the Pleasanton Civic Center to speak in their own words about their vision and plans for their new office if elected. More than 70 residents attended the event hosted by the Pleasanton Express and moderated by Rhonda Williamson, Executive Director, Safer Path. […]


The Atascosa County Sheriff’s Office was out patrolling the grounds of the Poteet Strawberry Festival to keep the peace and out on the roads making sure everyone travelled to and from safely. Pictured, from left, are Danny Llamas, Captain Mike Benavides, Sgt. John Rothenbach, Lt. Inv. Max Peralta, Sgt. Joe Saucedo, Major Matthew Miller, Deputy Daniel Hernandez, Sheriff David Soward, […]

Money available for winter storm losses

Help is on the way for needy residents of Atascosa County who suffered losses due to the winter storm. But you have to ask to receive! No worries, it is fast and easy. The AIC received the $25,000 grant to support vulnerable neighbors recovering from the winter storm through home repairs and unmet needs assistance. AIC requests individuals in need […]

New dialing procedure for Texas customers

Starting on April 24, 2021, Texans with phone numbers in the 254, 361, 409, 806, 830, 915 and 940 area codes should get in the habit of dialing 10-digits (area code + telephone number) for all local calls. On July 16, 2020, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) issued an Order (FCC 20-100) approving 988 as the threedigit abbreviated dialing code […]

Sul Ross Rio Grande Campus Faculty Senate Endorses SB 522

Today, State Senator Roland Gutierrez (D-Bexar County) announced that the faculty Senate of Sul Ross State University Rio Grande College passed a resolution endorsing his Senate Bill 522, which would transfer the struggling university from the Texas State University System where it has languished for many years to the Texas A&M University System which has a very recent history of […]

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