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Sweepstakes again!

For the second year in a row, the Pleasanton Express brought home the Sweepstakes award in the Texas Gulf Coast Press Association Better Newspaper Contest. More...

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News

No wrong doing for deputy in Garcia death

Atascosa County Sheriff David Soward has released the results of the investigation into the in-custody death of Macario Cisnero Garcia, 54, of Pleasanton during his arrest by a sheriff’s deputy on October 12, 2014 in Pleasanton. More...

Turn Around Don’t Drown®

Each year, more deaths occur due to flooding than from any other thunderstorm related hazard. More...

Trailer full of tools taken

$5,000 CASH REWARD

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 theft located in the 10000 block of East TX HWY 97, outside the city limits o More...

Living

FLASHBACK: Water district okayed for area

60 Years ago- More...

Lambaria’s drowning 50 years ago remembered

Fifty years ago today, on May 20, 1965, Paul Lambaria Jr. died heroically, trying to rescue another youth from drowning. A Pleasanton native, Lambar- ia was the son of Dorothy and Pablo Lambaria Sr. He was only 17-years-old. More...

AirLIFE works out of Pleasanton Municipal Airport

Oil & Gas Editor

Atascosa County and the Eagle Ford Shale, as a whole, are a constant area of flights for AirLIFE. More...

Farm & Ranch

Kinsel Ford awards scholarships to Burris, Crisp Be careful in the rain

Verdilizer

Kloe Burris received a $1,000 Kinsel Ford/Built Ford Tough scholarship. Kloe is a Senior at Jourdanton High School where her FFA advisor is Peggy Georg. She is the daughter of Keith and Kristal Burris and is ranked 4 in her class. Her GPA is 4.0. More...

4-HERS COMPETE AT CONTEST

The District 12 Shotgun Contest was held May 9, 2015 in Mission, Texas. Atascosa County had 11 attendees. More...

ATASCOSA COUNTY SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT AWARDED

The Atascosa County Soil and Water Conservation District headquartered in Pleasanton, attended the Texas Soil and Water Conservation Awards Banquet for Area III on Tuesday, May 5, in Victoria. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

May 21 • Local Longhorn group meets Thursday evenings at 7 p.m. at All Saint’s Episcopal Church in Pleas., Hwy. 97 West, next to Granny D’s. • Pleasanton AA Newcomers group meets Thursday at 8:15 p.m. at More...

Trenches drenched

Many parts of Atascosa County were underwater recently, following the deluge of rain that fell beginning Thursday, May 14. The heavy rainfall caused flood waters to rise rapidly, especially in low-lying areas surrounding businesses and homes. More...

BRONZE BEAUTIES

Pleasanton senior Cassie Leal stands on the podium after she finished third in the 300-meter hurdles event at the state meet. More...

Sports

Sprinting At State

Leal, Serrata win bronze

AUSTIN– Two area athletes earned bronze medals after competing at the state meet last week under inclement weather. Pleasanton’s Cassie Leal sprinted to a third place finish in the 300-meter hurdles in a time of 44.76. More...

Area athletes earn All-District honors

After all of the schools in District 30-4A were eliminated from the playoffs, the All-District awards were released with numerous area athletes earning honors. Pleasanton senior Grant Jackson was named MVP while Keagan Downs earned Co-Defensive MVP. More...

Squaws sweep Ingleside, ready for Region IV semifinal

SOFTBALL: REGION IV QUARTERFINALS- JOURDANTON SWEEPS INGLESIDE IN TWO GAMES
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Opinion & Columns

Don’t take chances in rain

The Way I See It

Traveling around the state last Wednesday - a morning trip to Devine and then an afternoon trip to Galveston - I got to see a lot of rainy weather, bad driving and a few wrecks. I really should check my weather app on my phone more often. More...

El Castillo to the rescue

What a great town we live in! This past Sunday, the First United Methodist Church in Pleasanton held a Pancake Breakfast fundraiser for the Sr. High mission trip this summer. More...

“Elvis” is alive and well

A man stopped to help me out by taking this “veteran” to the store and other chores last week during all the rain, wind etc. God works in mysterious ways. I now have a new comrade. “Gracias”, Bro. P.S. More...

Obituaries

DOROTHY BUTLER

Dorothy Elizabeth Butler was born in Fairview on June 29, 1929, the youngest child of Henry Carlton Butler and Janie Lou Gentry. She grew up on the family farm and graduated from Floresville High School. More...

ROBERT CLARK

Robert Donald Clark, age 53, of Jourdanton, passed away at his residence Friday, May 15, 2015. He loved to fish, hunt, and going to garage sales. Robert was a very giving and helpful person, who saw the best in everybody. More...

LUCY WALLACE

Lucy (Harlan) Wallace of Jourdanton passed away on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at the age of 104. She was born December 19, 1910 in Marquez, Texas to Isiah Irvin and Maggie Lee (Marten) Harlan. More...