Applications to file for local city councils, schools boards now open

Applications are now available for anyone wishing to file for a place on the ballot for Pleasanton, Poteet and Lytle city council or school boards. Deadline to file is Friday, Feb. 12. The election is scheduled for Saturday, May 1, 2021. Pleasanton City Council This year, the City of Pleasanton will hold an election for the offices of Mayor and […]

Commissioners show support for Verdi residents, take no action on proposed Verdi Acres Subdivision

Knowing they were limited on what they legally can and cannot do to a subdivision in the county, Atascosa County Commissioners stood by Verdi residents in a show of admirable support Monday morning by taking no action concerning approval of preliminary plat and construction plans for the Verdi Acres Subdivision. “I strongly believe that Judge Hurley and our commissioners are […]

Pleasanton Express awarded Texas Treasure Business Award

On Saturday, Jan. 9, the Pleasanton Express was presented with the Texas Treasure Business Award given by the Texas Historical Commission. This award recognizes businesses across the state of Texas that have provided employment opportunities to fuel the Texas economy for at least 50 years. At the award presentation, the Atascosa County Historical Commission arranged for a beautiful award presentation […]

Atascosa Co. awaits more doses of COVID-19 vaccine

The COVID-19 vaccine has become the latest trend and biggest disappointment across the nation as community leaders and citizens eagerly wait for more doses to be released. The vaccine distribution has failed to create a cohesive system that meets the high demand and needs of the global pandemic we are facing. Since it was first announced that the vaccine was […]

Out and About

Weeklong COVID-19 testing at PSF Grounds Weeklong COVID-19 testing is current taking place at the Poteet Strawberry Festival Grounds now through Friday, Jan. 15 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. This is a drive-thru, nasal swab testing site. You can preregister onsite by scanning the QR codes that are scattered along the drive-thru route. This is a FREE test. Results will be […]

The Heights staff, residents receive COVID vaccine

Last week, long-term care facilities in Atascosa County received their doses of the COVID-19 vaccine as part of the State of Texas Phase 1A and 1B. The Heights of Atascosa in Pleasanton had eligible staff and residents receive their first dose on Friday morning administered by the Pleasanton Walgreens Pharmacy staff. “We had a good turnout of staff and residents […]

Poteet city council annexes Strawberry Fields Subdivision

Poteet City Council members approved the ordinance annexing the 183 acres known as Strawberry Fields Subdivision within the city limits, at the Jan. 5 meeting. Abstaining was council member Denise Sanchez, who said some citizens had talked to her so she wanted to do some research first. Others comprising the council are Mayor Willie Leal Jr., Mayor Pro Tem Nicholas […]

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Sunshine House Coffee to be featured on ‘The Texas Bucket List’

This month will mark the one-year anniversary since Sunshine House Coffee, started by 50-50 partners Audrey McCleary and Kelli Hindes, opened in Jourdanton. It also marks the four-year anniversary of the passing of McCleary’s children, Madison (18) and Tanner (11), in January 2017. The beautifully designed, family-friendly coffee shop has become widely popular amongst young and old folks alike. But […]

Where and when can Atascosa County residents get the vaccine?

Local health and county officials are frustrated with the lack of information about when the next supply of COVID-19 vaccine will be shipped to the county. They are echoing the sentiments of providers and citizens across Texas as the demand for the vaccine is greater than the current supply shipped. The ability to get a vaccine today or this week […]


On Friday, Jan. 1, incumbents Atascosa County Sheriff David Soward, Pct. 3 Constable Cregg Thompson and Pct. 4 Constable Bill Meadows along with their deputies were sworn into office by Justice of the Peace, Pct. 4, Jackie Bodden, following their wins in the Nov. 3, 2020, General Election. Sheriff Soward was sworn into office for his third consecutive term. “I […]

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