Atascosa County Judge issues emergency declaration, instates COVID-19 hotline

Atascosa County Judge Robert Hurly said that the county is following Governor Abbott’s declaration that states: There shall be no private or public gatherings of more than 10. All restaurants, bars, gyms and massage parlors will remain closed until April 3. Restaurants are encouraged to offer curbside, drive through and delivery. Schools shall remain closed. No visitation at nursing homes, […]

Pleasanton opens COVID-19 Emergency Operation Center

City of Pleasanton closes parks, library, civic center and Longhorn Museum to protect the public

The City of Pleasanton has opened an Emergency Operations Center (EOC) to help answer the public’s questions concerning local matters relating to COVID-19. “The reason that we set this emergency operation center up is to have one central location in the city to gather and disseminate factual information to the public,” said Mayor Travis Hall. “We wanted to establish a […]

Business Support Services available now

The City of Pleasanton launched efforts last week to support local businesses impacted by COVIC-19. These services are available to any business within the Pleasanton city limits. The city’s consulting firm EMC Strategy Group, LLC will provide technical assistance to any business in Pleasanton that is seeking working capital during the federal and state declared emergency. The federal government has […]

Emergency Declaration by Atascosa County Judge Bob Hurley


Editor’s Note: The Pleasanton Express will be providing full coverage of this morning’s Commissioners Court meeting in a later news update this afternoon and in Wednesday’s issue. As of March 23, as reported during Commissioners Court, there are still only two confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Atascosa County. In accordance with CDC recommendations and the recent Emergency Declaration by Judge […]

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


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 […]

Gov. Abbott postpones run-off election


Governor Greg Abbott today issued a proclamation postponing the runoff primary election until July 14, 2020. The runoff election was originally scheduled for May 26th, but has been postponed in conjunction with the state’s ongoing efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. In Atascosa County there is only one run-off.  The run-off is for the position of Constable Precinct 1 […]

Methodist healthcare system limits all non-essential planned surgeries and procedures


The following news advisory was released by STRIC Friday afternoon. Methodist Hospital | South CEO Greg Seiler Comments: “The health of our patients, our employees and our community will always be our top priority,” said Greg Seiler, CEO of Methodist Hospital | South.  “We understand that these new protocols represent a marked change from day-to-day hospital procedures, but they have […]

Local Restaurants get creative still serving food

FREE Open for Business! Support Local!

Please support local businesses during this time of transition!  The following 19 Atascosa County businesses are offering a mix of curbside, delivery, and take-out. If you are a food business in Atascosa County and would like to be on this list  text Noel Wilkerson Holmes, publisher, at 5129656876 or email  Noel will add you to the list that is […]

Gov. Abbott temporarily closes schools, restaurants, gyms, bars statewide


Effective midnight March 20, Gov. Greg Abbott will temporarily close schools, restaurants, gyms and bars statewide in his most sweeping step yet to stop the spread of novel coronavirus. Restaurants now will be drive-thru and “to go” only, plus delivery. The order is effective at midnight tomorrow and continues until April 3, the Governor stated in a live broadcast at […]

City of Pleasanton Small Business Support Services Available Now


The City of Pleasanton through its consulting firm, EMC Strategy Group, LLC, is offering assistance to any business in Pleasanton that is seeking critical working capital during the nationally declared federal emergency. The federal government has authorized the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to work with businesses of all sizes to get access to immediate working capital. EMC Strategy Group […]

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