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National Fire Prevention Week 2021

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Oct. 3-9 marks this year’s National Fire Prevention Week. The Pleasanton Express and local businesses and community leaders honor all Atascosa County firefighters who have fought more than 1,400 fires this year. Please take time this week to thank your local firefighters who are featured in this special salute to these brave men and women. All photographs in this issue […]

Commissioners Court approves budget, tax rate

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After months of meeting, the Atascosa County Commissioners Court has approved the 2022 Fiscal Year budget and 2021 tax rate that includes a slight increase in property taxes. “I would like to thank County Auditor Tracy Barrera for her role in helping us find the necessary money to fund the county and all with a nonew tax rate,” said County […]

Ultimate 80s Throwback Party in the Park Saturday

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The Ultimate 80s Throwback Party at the Park, Saturday, Oct. 2 at the Pleasanton River Park featuring hometown favorites 86’D and Texas Tone Rangers is free, fun, fabulous and family-friendly. The party starts with a cornhole tournament at 6 p.m and music at 7 p.m. all under Pavilion 3. Come hungry as there will be food trucks and vendors. You […]

VOTER REGISTRATION DRIVES HELD SEPT. 28

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Atascosa County residents were given the opportunity to register to vote for the upcoming November elections this past Tuesday on National Voter Registration Day, a nonpartisan civic holiday celebrating democracy. Registration took place at Coastal Bend College in Pleasanton and continued at the Poteet Public Library. Volunteering as Deputy Voter Registrars at the events were Atascosa County Democratic Chairwoman Julie […]

Methodist Hospital | South hires new CNO

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Methodist Hospital | South is proud to introduce Tonja Thigpen, MSN, CCNS, CCRN-K, NEA-BC, as their new Chief Nursing Officer. Thigpen will join the hospital after serving as the Assistant Chief Nursing Officer at Reston Hospital Center in Reston, Virginia. Thigpen has held several other leadership roles throughout her career, including Administrative Director of Nursing Operations and Practice at Mary […]

Local sales tax allocations continue to increase

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Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar on Sept. 9 sent cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts $925.1 million in local sales tax allocations for September, 20.9 percent more than in September 2020. These allocations are based on sales made in July by businesses that report tax monthly. Locally, sales tax allocations continue to increase for Atascosa County and its […]

Out and About

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Call for Hispanic family recipes Hispanic Heritage Month runs Sept. 15-Oct. 15. Send your recipe and background info to lluna@pleasantonexpress.com. South Texas Natural Wellness raffle Shop at a locally-owned shop, store or restaurant and bring a receipt copy dated Sept. 1-30 to South Texas Natural Wellness, at 1320 W. Oaklawn, Suite D in Pleasanton. You can also email it to […]

Ultimate 80s Throwback Party in the Park

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The Ultimate 80s Throwback Party at the Park, Saturday, Oct. 2 at the Pleasanton River Park featuring hometown favorites 86’D and Texas Tone Rangers is free, fun, fabulous and family-friendly. The party starts with a cornhole tournament at 6 p.m and music at 7 p.m. all under Pavilion 3. Come hungry as there will be food trucks and vendors. You […]

National Voter Registration Day Tuesday, Sept. 28

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National Voter Registration Day is a nonpartisan civic holiday celebrating democracy. First observed in 2012, it has quickly gained momentum ever since. Nearly 4.5 million voters have registered to vote on the holiday to date. Celebrated on the fourth Tuesday of September, National Voter Registration Day will next take place on Sept. 28 when volunteers and organizations from all over […]

RUNNING FOR THE FALLEN

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Pleasanton Firefighter/EMT Christopher Bernal carries an American flag with the thin red line while running in the Patriot Day 5K Run/1 Mile Walk on Sept. 11 at the Pleasanton River Park. The thin red line on the American flag stands for the fire department and is also used to honor injured or fallen firefighters. Bernal finished second in his age […]


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