Martinez’ body found

Atascosa County Sheriff David Soward confirmed that Joel Martinez Jr.’s body was found in south Bexar County on July 26. Martinez was found off of a bridge on Senior Road. Martinez disappeared on July 3 from Poteet. Bexar County Sheriff’s office is investigating his death as a homicide with Atascosa County Sheriff’s Criminal Investigation Division assisting with information gathered during […]

Cowboys choose newest member

Attend the Pleasanton Young Farmers’ richest open rodeo to find out who won

Sixteen former Cowboys of the Years met last Wednesday at the Pleasanton Express office to select the 2014 Working Cowboy of the Year and the inductees into the South Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame. Nomination letters were read and three men will be honored at the Pleasanton Young Farmers’ Cowboy of the Year Open Rodeo and Festival on Friday, August […]

Battle of Medina anniversary event commemorates 201st year

The public is invited to attend our 14th annual ceremony commemorating the Battle of Medina, this being the 201st anniversary of the bloodiest battle in Texas history! The Battle of Medina occurred on August 18, 1813 between the Royal Spanish Army and the Republican Army of the North when between 800 and 1,300 Americans, Tejanos, Indians and Spanish soldiers died […]

Roadway improvements planned for area

Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) personnel met with national, state and city officials to discuss improvements to the roadways in Pleasanton back in June at the request of Mayor Pro Tem Jeanne Israel (Councilmember, District 6). Discussed were the need for traffic lights, streetlights, turning lanes, crosswalks, sidewalks, rehabilitating intersections and amending the truck route ordinance. At the intersection of […]



Theft Of Shed Items

The Atascosa County Sheriff’s Department along with Crime Stoppers is hoping that a FIVE THOUSAND-DOLLAR cash reward being offered for one week only will help solve a report of a burglary located on County Road 343, located 7 miles east of FM 140. On July 20, 2014 at about 12:30 p.m. sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the Whitetail Ranch on […]

Pleasanton resident claims $1 million prize

(AUSTIN) – Jacob Walker of Pleasanton became the newest Texas Lottery® million-dollar winner when he claimed the sixth of 10 top prizes in the 50X The Cash scratch-off game. “It was unbelievable when I saw the prize,” said Walker. “It will be a blessing for my family and I.” After winning $10 on another game, Walker decided to reinvest the […]

The Way I See It

Yikes, will it be here for us?

A s I read the article next to mine, I couldn’t help but think about when my dad would say “I won’t live to see Social Security” at any given chance. He didn’t know he would be leaving this world at 60 years of age, though. I’m sure he felt he would live to a ripe old age like his […]

Social Security celebrates 79 years

For the past 79 years, Social Security has maintained its place as an American cornerstone. Secure as its foundation is, Social Security has also been at the forefront of change. As the face of America has evolved over the course of the last eight decades, so too has Social Security changed along with the needs of the nation. On August […]