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PISD Board meeting tonight


Pleasanton ISD Board of Trustees regular meeting will be held June 13 at 6:30 p.m. at the administration building, 831 Stadium Drive, Pleasanton. Following prayer and pledge of allegiance, visitors will be able to make comments. For full PISD School Board Meeting agenda, please go to

Poteet alumnus Camarillo begins term as new superintendent


Rebecca Pesqueda Staff Writer The Poteet ISD school board introduced Charles Camarillo as its new superintendent May 25 during its regular meeting. Camarillo joins the district with 17 years experience as a public school administrator, 13 of which were spent as Somerville ISD superintendent. From 2001-05, he was an assistant principal for Temple ISD. The new superintendent earned his bachelor’s […]

Children’s Alliance of South Texas provides a place for healing and justice


Noel Wilkerson Holmes Publisher The Children’s Alliance of South Texas (CAST) held their grand opening celebration Monday at 810 Main Street in Jourdanton. “The services that we provide at CAST are part of a comprehensive response to child abuse in the state of Texas, “ said Executive Director, Meredith Erickson, Ph.D. “At CAST we do our best to provide that […]

Park renovation officially begins

FREE Splash pad, skate park among first phase of multi-million dollar project

Noel Wilkerson Holmes Publisher Groundbreaking for Phase I of the Pleasanton River Park Master Plan Renovation was held Friday at the River Park. Phase I includes two features of the park that have been highly anticipated, a Splash Pad and a Skate Park as well as some work on the park roads. “Park roads will also be redesigned to eliminate […]

Gambling Ring Busted


The Atascosa County Sheriff’s Office concluded a several month investigation into illegal gambling activities at a location on FM 3175 east of Lytle. On Saturday, June 2 Sergeant Investigator Robert Newman of the sheriff’s criminal investigation division applied for and obtained a search warrant for the premises. During the investigation, investigators were able to determine that patrons playing the 8-Liner […]

Out & About


Free Summer Program for kids June 14 The City of Pleasanton Parks and Recreation Department recently began its free, 12 Week Summer Program for kids. The next program is on Thursday, June 14 and will feature soccer training at the Pleasanton River Park, sponsored by the Boy Scouts of America. Please note registration starts at 8:30 a.m. for this event. […]

Justice for Lindsey

FREE Finch found guilty, sentenced to 72.5 years in prison

Noel Wilkerson Holmes Publisher John Bryan Finch was found guilty and sentenced to 72.5 years in prison for the murder of Lindsey Wadkins a young mother from Jourdanton. “We are pleased with the verdict and sentence of the jury,” said 81st District DA Audrey Louis. “Lindsey’s family has waited four long years for justice. Today justice was served. We hope […]

County saves taxpayers $800K


Leon Zabava Staff Writer Atascosa County Commissioners’ Court recently elected to go with a 15-year certificate of obligation bond in the amount of $5 million to complete the justice center and county jail expansion, reducing the interest on the bond paid by the taxpayers by $800,000. Atascosa County Judge Bob Hurley said the county is in good financial shape and […]

Accident results in fatality


Members of the Pleasanton Police Department responded to a major accident in the 1800 block of Hwy 97 East at 5:58 a.m., on June 4.  When officers arrived they discovered an adult male pinned between a semi-truck flatbed trailer and a Ford pickup.  Officers also discovered that a male inside the Ford pickup was pinned. Members of the Pleasanton Fire […]

Sweepstakes won at regional press contest

FREE Express placed in 12 categories

Sue Brown  Editor The Pleasanton Express won sweepstakes at the Texas Gulf Coast Press Association Better Newspaper Contest held in Houston May 17-19 at the 80th annual convention. In all, the Pleasanton Express won 12 awards totaling 700 points. “Winning sweepstakes is a huge honor for the Pleasanton Express,” said Noel Wilkerson Holmes, Publisher. “We brought home some significant wins […]

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