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Atascosa County reports COVID-19 update

As of press time, Atascosa County reported its second confirmed death from COVID-19. In total, the county has 36 cases – six active, 28 recovered and two deaths. Atascosa County officials had to check-in with active COVID-19 cases that weren’t reporting to the state. On Tuesday afternoon, Emergency Management Coordinator David Prasifka gave an update on COVID-19 in Atascosa County. […]

Escobedo named new Pleasanton Fire Chief

On Thursday, May 21, Pleasanton City Manager Johnny Huizar announced Mario Escobedo as the new Pleasanton Fire Chief. “He is a knowledgeable, personable and experienced public servant who has prepared himself to head a combination fire department like Pleasanton,” said Huizar of Escobedo, who currently serves as the fire lieutenant at the Pleasanton Fire Department. The position became vacant when […]

Emergencies don’t wait

Methodist Hospital South implements precautions for patients

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following message is from Methodist Hospital South. At Methodist Hospital South, we’re committed to helping protect the health and safety of the Atascosa community. While we remain diligent in the fight against COVID-19, we know that people are facing other critical medical issues as well. We also know that people are avoiding potentially lifesaving care. Researchers at […]


The Pleasanton Express would like to recognize the Atascosa County DPS Troopers for their continued service to our community. Pictured, from left, back row, are CV Trooper Waylon Rogers, THP Trooper Christopher Griffin, CV Trooper Robert Bratten, Jr., THP Sgt. Robert Bratten III and CV Sgt. Fred Ogden; front row, THP Trooper Nick Wingate, THP Trooper Bruce Parsons, THP Clerk […]


During the regular meeting of the Charlotte City Council on Thursday, May 14, Mayor Christi Rankin recognized the Charlotte High School Class of 2020 Valedictorian James Morales and Salutatorian Nicole Bosquez. Mayor Rankin also proclaimed the month of May as Senior Month in support of the CHS Class of 2020. Pictured, from left, are James Morales, Mayor Rankin and Nicole […]

Out and About

Public Mass begins at St. Luke Catholic Church The public is cordially invited to join others for the celebration of mass at St. Luke Catholic Church on Saturdays at 6 p.m. and Sundays at 10:30 a.m. At this time, they have a capacity for up to 150 people. Face masks and social distancing are required. All safety precautions are being […]

Open Texas: Phase II

Governor Greg Abbott announced Monday that Texas is moving to Phase ll of its reopening of a slew of businesses including bars, restaurant service to increase capacity and prosports and youth sports to return with restrictions. “Let’s be clear, COVID-19 still exists in Texas,” said Gov. Abbott Monday from the Texas Capitol. “Our goal is to find ways to coexist […]

Gov. Abbott allows gyms to reopen

Rebeka Haren, Lead Trainer, PAC (Pleasanton Athletic Center) said on Monday, “Today, we got to open our doors. We could not be more thrilled! I heard a client say that they will never take this for granted again. I think we all feel that way.” Haren said that PAC saw at least 100 excited members return their first day open. […]


The Pleasanton H-E-B generously donated $14,000 to the Poteet Rotary Club to go towards the Poteet Strawberry Growers and scholarships. Pictured left to right are: Freddy Badillo- H-E-B Pleasanton #411 Drug Store Manager, Leonard Sanchez- Reserve Grand Champion winner at the 2020 Poteet Strawberry Festival Show, Aubrey Olle Smith- H-E-B Pleasanton #411 Top Store Leader, Doris Thomas- Poteet Rotary Club […]

Second helpings given out by SA Food Bank

For the second time in as many months, the San Antonio Food Bank, in conjunction with the First Baptist Church of Jourdanton and Atascosa County, handed out food items to families in need during the coronavirus crisis. On Saturday, May 16, the San Antonio Food Bank’s Mega Distribution handed out 11 pallets of food to a mile-long line of cars […]

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