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2020 Candidate Forum draws crowd

Voters turn out to polls, Election Day is Nov. 3

Considering the times of COVID-19, it was a great turnout at the Pleasanton River Park when voters were given the opportunity to hear from and interact with their candidates at the first ever 2020 General Election Candidate Forum on Oct. 22. The event, sponsored by the Pleasanton Express, started at 6 p.m. under the big pavilion where candidates set up […]

Jourdanton council approves schematic design of pool, splash pad, amenities project

The Jourdanton City Council approved the schematic design of the Municipal Swimming Pool, splash pad and associated amenities project at the Oct. 19 council meeting. Also included in the motion is to authorize Terracon to begin Design Development Phase Services. Voting against was council member Patsy Tymrak-Daughtrey. Other members of the council are Chester Gonzales, Jack R. Harrison, Raul Morales, […]

Charlotte ISD removes remote learning option

In March of this year, Texas schools transitioned from in-person to online learning in a matter of weeks due to the COVID 19 outbreak. With schools reopening in August, students were given the option to continue remote learning from home or come back in person for face-to-face learning. Charlotte ISD announced in September they had a total enrollment of 416 […]

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Trick or Treat Trail on Halloween at River Park This Halloween, bring the family out to the Pleasanton River Park from 5-7 p.m. The City of Pleasanton Parks and Recreation Department will host a free Trick or Treat Trail with safety protocols in place, Saturday, Oct. 31. Join them for free candy and treats. Over 40 groups/organizations have signed up […]

Candidate Forum at Pleasanton River Park Oct. 22

Come engage with the candidates who will be your public servants! The Pleasanton Express will be hosting a 2020 General Election Candidate Forum, October 22 from 6-8 p.m. at the Pleasanton River Park under the pavilion. The event starts at 6 p.m. Candidates will be interviewed in the order they appear below. Confirmed candidates participating include: – U.S. Representative District […]


Congratulations to the Jourdanton Pride award winners of the “Let’s Paint the Town Red” Contest. Local businesses were challenged to show their Jourdanton Indian pride during last week’s Homecoming. The first place Jourdanton Pride Award winner was Lesley’s Flowers & Gifts in Jourdanton. Pictured are Lesley McMillan and Jourdanton High School Cheer Captain Kylie Bosquez. Other awards went to second […]

Atascosa Co. sees drop in unemployment rate

Historically, Atascosa County’s unemployment rate reached a record high of 13.7% in May 2020 when the economy shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic. That number decreased by about 4% when Gov. Greg Abbott began reopening Texas in June. As of August 2020, Atascosa County’s unemployment rate sits at 7.9% with the continued reopening of the Texas economy. Adrian Lopez, […]

Out and About

5th Annual Battle of the PDs on Oct. 23 for St. Jude Join the Pleasanton Police Department and Jourdanton Police Department as they fight against childhood cancer. The 5th Annual Battle of the PDs will be Friday, Oct. 23 at Chili’s in Pleasanton, to see which department can collect the most “tips” during lunch for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. […]

Safer Path ‘shines a light’ on domestic violence

Safer Path Family Violence Shelter held its Domestic Violence Vigil, October 8 at the Atascosa County Courthouse. The purpose of the vigil was to shine a light on domestic violence in the community and celebrate survivors and honor victims of domestic violence. Those speaking included Rhonda Williamson, Andrea Rathmell, District Attorney Audrey Louis, Atascosa County Sheriff David Soward, Pleasanton Mayor […]

Unmasked: Atascosa Co. mask mandate lifted

Atascosa County joins 68 other counties out of 254 that are allowed to “unmask” from Gov. Abbott’s GA-29 mask mandate. The new order of declaration has been executed and is in effect. Atascosa County was approved by the Texas Department of Emergency Management (TDEM) Tuesday to lift the mask mandate set by Governor Abbott in July. Atascosa County has remained […]

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