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The Pleasanton Express hosted a candidate forum Thursday evening in the Pleasanton River Park. We had no idea what the turnout would be with only two and half weeks of planning due to COVID-19. We were pleasantly surprised and so appreciated the citizens who took part by attending. I want to give a huge shout out to Jessica Tom, Julie […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report



Did you know that your County is expected by the State to pay for all County, State and Federal elections (not primaries)? That means paying for all the expensive electronics, the personnel and the supplies (and much more). Did you know that your County is expected to pay for Justice of the Peace Courts, County Courts and we provide office […]

Mayor’s Message – Pleasanton



Greetings from the Mayor’s office: We are entering an exciting time of the year with our first major cold front this week putting temperatures in the 40s and with Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays just around the corner. I’m looking forward to hot chocolate, chili, getting into a winter wardrobe and turning off that AC. Also looking forward to beginning some […]

Mayor’s Message – Poteet



On Oct. 21, I assisted the Alamo Area Council of Government (AACOG) in providing gift cards for Atascosa County at the Poteet Housing Authority. All the senior citizens who applied and met the criteria received a $200 Walmart gift card. Seventy-one senior citizens received gift cards from AACOG. On Oct. 24, I had the honor of accepting and joining the […]

Halloween, Shiloh and the Armless Wonder

Historically Speaking


Greetings, Atascosa County! I hope you all are doing well. It has been an exciting week, historically speaking. This past Saturday, I volunteered with the Pleasanton Ag Boosters’ Amazing Raise Scavenger Hunt. The object was to seek and find the clues that the participating teams were given. Some of the clues were historic in nature and some clues involved historical […]

Chief Priest’s Weekly Report



Greetings from Lytle PD, A week of cooler weather and 52 service calls. Property crimes were “light” this week. John’s Small Engine repair reported the theft of a lawnmower valued at $50. If I was going to steal a lawnmower, I wouldn’t pick an old one that was at the repair shop. From stealing an “old one” to stealing a […]

Go away and leave me alone



When depression wraps me in its darkness, I just want to crawl back into bed, pull the covers over my head, and tell the entire world to go away and leave me alone. I don’t have the strength or the energy to deal with conversation or people in general. I just want to hide in my tiny, dark cave. As […]

More than conquerors



’Tis the season for spooky things. This week, it’s Halloween. Next week, it’s the elections. Like I said … spooky things. This morning, I woke up with the phrase “more than conquerors” rolling around in my head. The phrase comes from Romans 8:37. So, being the spiritual person that I am, I meditated on it some. What the heck does […]

Amazon goes big in Texas

State Capital Highlights

Amazon delivered good economic news, announcing plans for a 700,000-square-foot distribution center and warehouse in Waco. Gov. Greg Abbott and other state officials heralded the plan to bring up to 1,000 workers to Central Texas at a starting wage of $15 an hour. The online retailing giant previously announced other expansions in Texas, including Forney, Pflugerville and Richmond. Two other […]

Crime Stoppers: Crime of the Week

Blackhill residence burglarized

The Atascosa County Sheriff’s Office along with Crime Stoppers is hoping that a reward of up to $5,000 being offered for one week only will help solve a burglary located in the 2600 block of FM 478, in the Blackhill Community. On Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, at around 2 a.m., sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the 2600 block of FM […]


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