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Jourdanton named Purple Heart City

The City of Jourdanton was designated a Purple Heart City by the Atascosa County Veterans Council on Monday, March 18. Lazaro Camarillo, the Military Order of the Purple Heart Department Chief of Staff, presented a sign in honor of proclaiming the city as a “Purple Heart City.” “This shows that we are backing our veterans in our community” said Jourdanton […]

Pleasanton Police Chief Ronald Sanchez Reports Yearly PD Calls to City Council Members

PLEASANTON PD TOTAL CALLS 2017 2018Total Calls………………………………………….. 9,136…………………….9,559Felony Offenses Cleared………………….. 273……………………….246Misdemeanor Offenses Cleared……… 720………………………668Forman Accident Reports………………… 344………………………425Citations/Warnings………………………….. 3,338……………………3,046Value Stolen Property Recovered…… $138,323………………$131,049January 1, 2019 – February 28, 2019Total Calls………………………………………….. 1,652Felony Offenses Cleared………………….. 37Misdemeanor Offenses Cleared……… 85Formal Accident Reports…………………. *79Citations/Warnings………………………….. 679Value Stolen Property Recovered…… $2,324*47 on Oaklawn

Pleasanton Bulky Trash Pick-up

Pleasanton Community Development Services Department reminds everyone: 1. Trash shall not be placed at curbside more than 2 WEEKS prior to the ASSIGNED pick-up dates as stated below. No exceptions – violators will be CITED if placed earlier than the 2 weeks. 2. Trash shall not be more than 10 cubic yards per residential unit, additional charges will apply if […]

Something for everyone at Poteet Strawberry Festival



Prepare yourselves for the 72nd Annual Poteet Strawberry Festival scheduled for next Friday, Saturday and Sunday April 5-7. The biggest festival in Atascosa County guarantees a fun time for all with a variety of food, fun, crafts, performances and music for everyone. The festival kicks off Thursday evening with Carnival Armband Night from 6-10 p.m. Gate admission on Friday night […]

WILDFLOWERS ‘JUST LIKE YOU LIKE IT!’

The Pleasanton Express Wild about Wildflowers Contest


According to Wide Open Country, this is Texas’ biggest wildflower season in a reported 10 years. The Texas Wildflower Reports said that Atascosa County is one of the best sites for wildflowers with special shout outs to areas around Poteet, FM 476 and 2504 where large fields of Bluebonnets, Indian Paintbrush, Groundsel or Engelman Daisies and other flowers are in […]

Sand mine companies authorized to remediate properties near Poteet



Jessica Hardy shared an update on the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality’s investigations on retention pond spills from local sand mines, Preferred Sands and Martin Marietta, at the Evergreen Underground Water Conservation District Board of Directors meeting on Feb. 28. She and Janice Jones spoke during public comments. Local residents such as Jones who lives on Mangum Road and Karl […]

Out and About

Poteet Strawberry Festival set for April 5-7 It is almost time for the 72nd Annual Poteet Strawberry Festival, set for Friday-Sunday, April 5-7. The annual event brings in thousands of visitors from the local area and from far away. Be sure to read about this year’s headliners in this week’s Pleasanton Express. Remember that parking on the festival grounds is […]

CUELLAR PRESENTS CHECK TO AIRPORT

Congressman Henry Cuellar presented a check for $508,000 to the Pleasanton Municipal Airport, which was part of $806,806 designated to cover costs associated with repaving the airport runway and taxi area. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) portion for the project amounts to $298,806, which supports annual projects through the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) Aviation Division. From left, John Roberts, Pleasanton […]

Locals awarded at Chamber banquet

A number of talented and hardworking citizens were recognized at the 68th Annual Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet held on February 28 at the Pleasanton Civic Center. You can read excerpts from their nomination letters below Man of the Year – Ronald Sanchez The 2019 Man of the Year was awarded to Pleasanton Chief of Police Ronald Sanchez and […]

Meth bust, three arrests


On Wednesday, March 13, a joint narcotics investigation between the Pleasanton Police Department Narcotics Unit, Texas Department of Public Safety Criminal Investigations Division and San Antonio Police Department HIDTA Unit resulted in the arrest of three individuals who were transporting 18.7 pounds of methamphetamine to a location in the Pleasanton area. The approximate street value of the seizure is $763,500. […]


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