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Homicide north of Poteet


Monday night an arrest was made for murder on Ashford Circle off Stacey Road, 8 miles northwest of Poteet. A 17-year-old Devon McKinney from Somerset was shot and killed allegedly by Dustin De La Vega, age 21, of Ashford Circle, Poteet. The call came in to the Atascosa County Sheriff’s Department shortly before 10 p.m. Monday night. First Deputy on […]

Out and About

Senior’s Day on Sept. 17 & Sept. 24 at Civic Center The Pleasanton Parks and Recreation Department has partnered with the Pleasanton Express to create an avenue for our senior citizens to stay active throughout the year. Each week there will be a day dedicated and time for all seniors to join in the fun activities at the Pleasanton Civic […]

Early voting of emergency special election runoff race



Early voting for the special election run off for Texas Senate District 19 began Monday, September 10 and continues through Friday, September 14. This is a critical election for Atascosa County. Voters will be choosing who represents Atascosa County which is part of District 19 in the Texas Senate. The special election was called to replace former Texas Senator District […]

Senior’s Day kicks off with line dancing



The City of Pleasanton Parks and Recreation Department has partnered with the Pleasanton Express to hold Senior’s Day. Senior’s Day is a place for local senior citizens to stay active, fellowship and join together on a weekly basis. The program kicked off Monday, September 10 with a Beginners Line Dance program. “We would like to thank Susan Ackerman for leading […]

EAGLE COURT OF HONOR

Pleasanton Express Graphic Designer and Eagle Scout Aaron Davidson was a special guest along with Master of Ceremonies, William “Bill” Meadows at the Eagle Scout Court of Honor at St. Andrew’s Parish Hall on September 8. Davidson received his Eagle Scout when he was junior in Pleasanton High School. Davidson is a 2003 graduate of the Houston Art School. He […]

VFW HOLDS AWARDS CELEBRATION

Post Commander Mueller is presented with a Quilt of Honor by Margie Willems and Debbie Hayes, both of Quilts of Honor, Texas, at a ceremony hosted by VFW Post #12162, Monday, Sept. 10, at the Pleasanton Civic Center.

Deputies make arrest for controlled substance

On September 8 at 10p.m., Deputy Sheriff John McRae stopped a 2010 Chevrolet in Pleasanton for Defective Tail Lights. The driver failed to produce a driver’s license. Deputy McRae detained the driver who told the officer that there was narcotic paraphernalia in the vehicle. Deputy McRae assisted by Deputy Chris Neely conducted a search of the vehicle and located a […]

Poteet ISD talks school safety plan



On August 23, Poteet ISD Superintendent Charles Camarillo, Poteet Police Chief Bruce Hickman and Poteet ISD Police Chief Willie Mendes and Officer Jason Velasquez revealed their school safety plan for faculty, staff and students in the case of an emergency situation during the school year. “We always do an active shooter presentation for the staff that teaches them what to […]

Jourdanton City Council meets



The regular meeting of the Jourdanton City Council was held on August 21, with Mayor Robert “Doc” Williams presiding. After the approval of the Consent Agenda and acceptance of departmental reports, the first item of business was the discussion of the re-plat of the school district property on 200 Zanderson Avenue. This was discussed last month and approved for a […]

Atascosa Co. Jail Bookings

The people named in this report have been charged with but not found guilty of the crimes listed. This information is provided by the ACSO under the Texas Public Information Act, Chapter 552. 09/03/18-Roy Anthony Lopez,DOB 1975, was arrested by the ACSOon a charge of Public Intoxication at12:08 a.m.09/03/18-Matthew John Chapa,DOB 1993, was arrested by theJourdanton PD on a charge […]


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