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Pete Flores wins Texas State Senate District 19



With 100 percent of precincts reporting in all 17 counties, Republican Pete Flores, Pleasanton, has defeated former Rep. and U.S. Rep. Pete Gallego, Democrat, Alpine, 53 percent to 47 percent for a margin of 2,665 votes according to Texas Elections Source. Flores, a retired colonel game warden who resides in Pleasanton will serve the remainder of former Sen. Carlos Uresti’s […]

Atascosa Animal Control Grand Opening this Friday



After about a year of construction, the big event is finally here! The highly anticipated Atascosa County Animal Control Facility Grand Opening is set for this Friday, Sept. 21 from 1-3 p.m. The event will take place at the ACAC facility located at 292 Spur 162 in Jourdanton, behind the Tex Best. The ceremony will include a ribbon cutting, the […]

Jourdanton to hold a town hall meeting next Tuesday

The City of Jourdanton will be holding a special town hall meeting to discuss the Jourdanton Sports Complex and Swimimng Pool. The meeting will be held at the Jourdanton City Hall, 1604 SH 97 East, Jourdanton on Tuesday, September 25 starting at 6 p.m. Citizens of Jourdanton are encouraged to attend to receive information, ask questions and learn about the […]

Joe’s Place: Where everybody is somebody



Joe’s Place located at 1210 Brown Ave, Jourdanton, Texas originally opened on May 28, 1938 which coincidently was National Hamburger Day. Regular hours of operation back then were 24/7 but today are at varying times Wednesday- Sunday with ordering both online and in person. The primary part of the restaurant that has stayed the same is some of the best […]

Out and About

Senior’s Day Sept. 24 at Civic Center The Pleasanton Parks and Recreation Department has partnered with the Pleasanton Express to create an avenue for our senior citizens to stay active throughout the year. Each week there will be a day dedicated and time for all seniors to join in the fun activities at the Pleasanton Civic Center. This will be […]

ROTC COMMEMORATES 911

The JROTC conducted a September 11, 2001 ceremony in remembrance of Patriot’s Day and recognition of all first responders and military. The ceremony was held at the Pleasanton High School flag pole area. The agenda included honors to the flag and a mini pass and review. Music was provided by the Pleasanton High School Band. Attending were 120 cadetes from […]

Luna honored by Scouts



Lisa Luna was made an honorary member of Boy Scout Troop 194 Saturday evening. She was presented with a certificate of appreciation in recognition of her outstanding service to youth. Lisa Luna, Living Editor, is responsible for covering community events that involve nonprofits, faith, spirituality, churches, schools, clubs, organizations and matters of special interest such as health awareness days, heroic […]

Rev. Junior Jones: A life in ministry and community outreach



A career in ministry is not a choice that local leader Rev. Junior Jones made himself. “I didn’t decide. It was from a higher calling and I accepted,” said Jones. He accepted the call in 1966 and was ordained in 1972. Now 83-years-old, Jones was born in Danville, Virginia, where he grew up and went to school. His wife Irene, […]

Homicide north of Poteet


Monday night an arrest was made for murder on Ashford Circle off Stacey Road, 8 miles northwest of Poteet. A 17-year-old Devon McKinney from Somerset was shot and killed allegedly by Dustin De La Vega, age 21, of Ashford Circle, Poteet. The call came in to the Atascosa County Sheriff’s Department shortly before 10 p.m. Monday night. First Deputy on […]

Out and About

Senior’s Day on Sept. 17 & Sept. 24 at Civic Center The Pleasanton Parks and Recreation Department has partnered with the Pleasanton Express to create an avenue for our senior citizens to stay active throughout the year. Each week there will be a day dedicated and time for all seniors to join in the fun activities at the Pleasanton Civic […]


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