52nd Annual Cowboy Homecoming/Turn N Burn expects 200 cookers


Rebecca Pesqueda Staff Writer Last year, Cowboy Homecoming and Turn N Burn joined together for the first time, bringing thousands of out-of-towners and locals to the Atascosa River Park for the biggest party and cook-off Pleasanton has ever seen. This year, the two huge local events will be coming together for asecond year and will be held Friday and Saturday, […]

Little Mister & Little Miss Poteet 2018


The Little Mister Poteet and Little Miss Poteet were crowned on Friday, Feb. 9 at the Poteet High School Auditorium. This year’s royalty are Little Mister Poteet Tommy Christopher Lopez, the son of Brandon and Naomi Lopez. Little Miss Poteet is Michael Borja, the daughter of Morgan and Oliver Borja. Photo by Lisa Luna, Pleasanton Express

Atascosa Animal Allies making a difference

Group encourages spaying and neutering; seeking donations and volunteers

With hearts of gold for our local, furry friends, the members of Atascosa Animal Allies are encouraging owners to spay and neuter their pets. The non-profit organization formed in October 2017 and has a contract with the City of Pleasanton Animal Shelter to find homes for cats and dogs. On Saturday, Feb. 3, the group held a volunteer work day […]

Appraisal District reports to city


Lisa Luna Staff Writer Michelle Cardenas, Chief Appraiser of the Atascosa County Appraisal District presented a report, at the Feb. 1 Pleasanton City Council meeting. She spoke on behalf of Joe Rodriguez, the city’s representative to ACAD, who had a family emergency. She said their appraisers are working in Pleasanton ISD and the City of Pleasanton, finishing up their 2018 […]

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month

FREE Mayor Powell signs, reads proclamaton
Some stats listed in the proclamation: •Females between 16-24 are more vunerable to intimate partner violence, experiencing abuse at a rate almost triple the national average. •High school students who experience physical violence in a dating relationship are more likely to use drugs and alcohol, are at greater risk of suicide and are much more likely to carry patterns of abuse into future relationships. •Only 33 percent of teens who are in an abusive relationship ever tell anyone about the abuse and 81 percent of parents surveyed either believe dating violence is not an issue, or admit they do not know if it is one.

Lisa Luna Staff writer Nationwide, the month of February marks Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month. At the Feb. 1 Pleasanton City Council meeting, Mayor Clinton J. Powell read and signed the proclamation urging Pleasanton citizens to work toward ending teen dating violence. Some of the ways to accomplish this are by: empowering young people to develop healthier relationships, […]

Pleasanton council orders general, special elections


Lisa Luna Staff writer At the Feb. 1 Pleasanton City Council meeting, the ordinance was adopted ordering the general election and special election on Saturday, May 5. As of Feb. 6, these are the candidates who have filed. In the mayoral race, current Dist. 6 councilman and mayor pro-tem Travis Hall Jr. will face Jeanne Burton Israel and Joseph “Joe” […]

Gary Soward Day


The City of Pleasanton will be honoring retired Chief of Police Gary Soward at the council meeting on Thursday, Feb. 15. He will be presented with a retirement badge and the mayor will read a proclamation naming Feb 16 as Gary Soward Day in Pleasanton. The public is encouraged to attend  the  meeting.

Poteet rural citizens oppose plan to extend city’s ETJ


Christelle Troell Special Correspondent Annexation was the main topic of conversation during a special called meeting of the Poteet City Council on January 23. The proposal was rejected by about 18 rural residents who spoke against the annexation. City Administrator Eric Jiminez explained that cities are allowed to annex within ten percent of their Extra Territorial Jurisdiction (ETJ) each year. […]

Take precautions this flu season


Lisa Luna Staff Writer With the flu especially so rampant this flu season, chances are if you have not had the flu yet, one of your family members has. According to the Centers for Disease Control, “The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat, and sometimes the lungs. It can cause mild […]

McMullen Co. steer sells for $13,000


  The Grand Champion Steer went to Colton McCartney (right) again at the McMullen County Livestock Show. Colton also won Showmanship as well as Reserve Grand Champion with his other steer. Winning bidders were, left to right,  Walt Frankllin, Atascosa Business Syndicate; Dave Valtierra, Mass Mutual; Jason Jones, Schoolhouse Syndicate; Stevo Franklin, San Miguel Syndicate, Carol Harris, Tyler Ranch Partnership […]

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