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Gov. Abbott urges Texans to stay home, stay safe, stay strong



Texas Gov. Greg Abbott in a live address Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. said that there are now 715 people in Texas who have tested positive to COVID-19 with 11 deaths. Gov. Abbott kept his declaration of March 20 that expires April 3 stating there is no shelter in place order as of now but said bluntly, stay home or be […]

Bringing color, life back to Poteet with murals



When he was elected Poteet Mayor last year, Willie Leal Jr. had one goal in mind: bringing color and life back to town. “At the end of last school year, I had this idea to paint murals in the downtown area and I wanted to get the school involved,” said Mayor Leal. “I reached out to Poteet High School art […]

Methodist Hospital South, Atascosa County release statement regarding first two positive cases of COVID-19 in county



Methodist Hosptial South and Atascosa County confirm the first two cases of COVID-19 in Atascosa County Sunday afternoon. “Recently we had two patients who tested positive for COVID-19,” said Pam Guillory, Chief Nursing Officer and Chief Operation Officer Methodist Hospital South. “The patients were treated and released for home quarantine as per the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines. Methodist […]

Restaurant Out and About

You can help local restaurants in Atascosa County by supporting those still open to serve you. Please keep both the Pleasanton Express and Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce informed about new listings. Dairy Queen is offering drive thru and curbside only. They are open from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. at all locations. Café Chris is offering drive thru, take out […]

Methodist Hospital South and Atascosa County release statement regarding first two positive cases of COVID-19 in Atascosa County

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Methodist Hosptial South and Atascosa County confirm the first two cases of COVID-19 in Atascosa County today. “Recently we had two patients who tested positive for COVID-19,” said Pam Guillory, Chief Nursing Officer and Chief Operation Officer Methodist Hospital South. “The patients were treated and released for home quarantine as per the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines. Methodist Hospital […]

Poteet Strawberry Festival postponed until Fall 2020

PSF growers need community’s support

According to Poteet Strawberry Festival Association officials on Facebook as of 8:45 p.m. on Monday evening, the 2020 Poteet Strawberry Festival has been POSTPONED until Fall 2020. Official date will be announced on Monday, March 23. “The Poteet Strawberry Festival Association cares deeply for their community, their guests, staff and volunteers. After reviewing the CDC’s latest recommendations, as well as […]

Jourdanton, Poteet mayors issue ‘Public Health Emergency’ declarations



The Coronavirus is now reported to be in all 50 states. The White House has suggested limiting gatherings to 10 people or fewer people while state and local officials are giving orders for a new set of social distancing rules. Monday morning, Jourdanton City Mayor Robert “Doc” Williams issued a declaration of public health emergency for a period of seven […]

Incumbents get vote of confidence on Election Day



The official results are in for the March 3 Primary. Local and state incumbents were the winners of the day across the board. The official results showing number of local votes can be found on our graph on page 3A. Locally, 4,522 Republicans and 2,847 Democrats turned out to vote with 3,605 showing up for early voting (includes mail-in and […]

Pleasanton Civic Center events cancelled amidst COVID-19



The City of Pleasanton is actively monitoring and keeping abreast of changing conditions surrounding the coronavirus (COVID 19). To minimize the risk of the virus spreading in Pleasanton, the City is going to follow the guidelines set out by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). All Civic Center events (apart from small civic meetings of less than 50 people) will […]

‘Not’ Out and About

Pleasanton Chamber of Awards Banquet postponed The Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet schedule for Wednesday, March 25 has been tentatively rescheduled to Wednesday, June 24 at 6 p.m. CASA events cancelled CASA’s Color Run scheduled for Saturday, May 2 as well as their Team Roping event scheduled in May. Children Matter Grand Opening postponed The Children Matter Grand Opening […]


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