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Pleasanton HS Most Spirited Business Contest Decorate your business today to enter. Winner announced Sept. 27. Winner receives bragging rights, half-page ad in football program and front page photo of your building on the Pleasanton Express Sports page. Send photos of your business to: news@pleasantonexpress.com with name and address. South Texas Natural Wellness raffle Shop at a locally-owned shop, store […]

Rescue troops in route to Louisiana make pit stop at Pleasanton Municipal Airport

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Fort Bliss, an U.S. army post located in El Paso, stopped at the Pleasanton Municipal Airport on their way to Louisiana in support of Hurricane Ida. Due to weather issues, they were forced to change their route and go south into Pleasanton. Airport Manager JJ Roberts said he received a call around 6 p.m. on Monday and was happy to […]

TEA releases protocol on schools reporting COVID-19 cases

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The Texas Education Agency (TEA) released a new Public Health Guidance for Texas schools regarding Executive Order GA-38 that provides legal authority to publish certain requirements for the operation of public school systems during the COVID 19 pandemic. The new guidance was released on Aug. 19, took effect immediately and addresses on-campus instruction, non-UIL extracurricular sports and activities and any […]

Jourdanton, Christine election ballots set

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Texans to vote on Constitutional Amendments


The ballots are set for the upcoming Nov. 2, 2021, General Election for the cities of Jourdanton and Christine. In addition, Texans will have the opportunity to approve eight Constitutional Amendments. The last day to register to vote for the November election is Monday, Oct. 4. Early voting will take place Oct. 18-29. Last day to apply for a ballot […]

Poteet officer arrested for theft of firearms

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A Poteet police officer has been arrested for the theft of firearms. On Aug. 19, officers with the Poteet PD noticed two weapons were missing from the department’s property room. An internal investigation was conducted with the assistance of the Texas Rangers. On Aug. 25, Officer Isaac Segura, 29, was arrested for the alleged theft of firearms and transported to […]

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Catholic School Sweepstakes raffle underway Sponsored by Catholic Life Insurance. Grand prize winner will choose between 2022 Ford F-150 Truck, 2022 Ford Focus Sedan or $20,000 Prepaid Visa Card. For tickets call Our Lady of Grace Catholic School at 830-569-8073 or Randall L. Harred Insurance Agency, 830-569-3114. Medical fundraiser for Trooper Waylon Rogers Wednesday, Sept. 1, from 12 noon-2 p.m. […]

Guerra crowned Cowboy Homecoming Queen

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Autumn Guerra was crowned Cowboy Homecoming Queen Saturday night at the Young Farmers’ Open Rodeo and Festival. Autumn, a Pleasanton High School senior, is the daughter of Elizabeth and Alejandro Guerra and granddaughter of Irma and Manuel Salazar, Juanita Mendoza, Jesse Guerra and Carolina Martinez. Her siblings are Aaliyah Gonzales and Alejandro Guerra Jr. “Being elected as your Cowboy Homecoming […]

Smith named top cowboy

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After a year off in 2020, the Pleasanton Young Farmers’ Rodeo made a comeback this past weekend at the Atascosa County Show Barn where Brandon Smith was named 2021 Working Cowboy of the Year and Robert May and William “Ernie” Bandy were inducted into the South Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame. The Cowboy of the Year title is given to […]

Unemployment rate remains high, local businesses urgently seek employees

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Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, Atascosa County’s unemployment rate fluctuated steadily between 3-4%, but in 2020, that rate reached a historic high for the first time in 30 years. According to the Texas Labor Market Information, Atascosa County saw a record high 10.7% unemployment rate in June 1992. In June 2020, the unemployment rate surpassed that with a 10.9% unemployment […]

FDA approves Pfizer vaccine, County to hold clinic Sept. 3

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On Monday, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first COVID-19 vaccine. According to the FDA, the vaccine formally known as Pfizer will now be marketed as Comirnaty, for the prevention of COVID 19 in individuals 16 years of age and older. The vaccine also continues to be available under emergency use authorization (EUA), including for individuals 12 […]


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