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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 […]

PLEASANTON MEET THE CANDIDATE FORUM

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 […]

The race is on

Locals vie for Pleasanton, Poteet mayor, city council, school board offices


Who will be your next mayor, city council representative or school board trustee? The Pleasanton Express has once again put together a Voters’ Information Guide that showcases all candidates in the race for mayor, city council and school board positions in Pleasanton and Poteet. The goal of the Voters’ Guide is to help you, the voter, learn about the qualifications, […]

An unlikely friendship: Miss Maggie and “Mi Niño”

Local teenager recognized for kindness


Margarita Zepeda loved her local H-E-B in Pleasanton. So much so, that not even the COVID-19 pandemic could stop her from going into the grocery store for hours just so she could interact with people. “We couldn’t convince her to do curbside at all. She would always say, ‘I don’t want anyone touching my meat or my vegetables.’ She wasn’t […]

Meet your Pleasanton candidates April 12



How can you tell if someone running for local office is qualified and will do a good job? If you are lucky, you know the candidate personally and are privy to their work ethic and qualifications. If not, a Meet the Candidate Forum is a great way to get to know your candidate better plus have the opportunity to meet […]

EASTER BLESSINGS

Over 300 people flooded the Pleasanton River Park for the Pleasanton Parks and Rec Easter Egg Hunt this past Saturday. Children hunted for 3,500+ eggs hidden around the park. Other attractions for the day included a bounce house from Martinez Moonbounce, Kona Ice, the Easter Bunny and music. Among those enjoying the festivities were Delanie Gonzales and Saul and Emily […]

POTEET’S MEET THE CANDIDATE FORUM

The City of Poteet held a Meet the Candidate Forum on Tuesday, March 30 at Poteet Grange Hall. At the forum were, from left, Poteet Police Chief Bruce Hickman, Mayoral Candidate and Councilmember/Mayor Pro Tem Nicholas Sanchez, Mayoral Candidate/Incumbent Mayor Willie Leal Jr., First Baptist Church Pastor Willie Hauk, Methodist Church Pastor Dave Collette, Councilmember Place 4 Candidate Melinda J. […]


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