July 29, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Jourdanton citizens honored at annual banquet

The backyard barbeque theme, complete with red checkered tablecloths, set the tone for the Jourdanton Chamber of Commerce Awards banquet held last Tuesday, July 21. A social hour, sponsored by VTX1, was enjoyed by those in attendance. More...

Special Sections

News

Commissioners’ Court authorizes funding to CASA

Atascosa County Commissioners’ Court Second Regular Meeting July 27, 2015 9:00 a.m. Ordered by Hon. More...

Oil and Gas Exploration and Surface Ownership

Oil & Gas Editor

Questions and concerns frequently arise when owners of residential property in suburban and rural areas discover that oil and gas operations are being conducted in the vicinity. More...

The revitalization of American Legion Post 436

Theresea Cruz and the American Legion Post 436 in Jourdanton will soon be featured in an upcoming issue of American Legion Magazine. More...

Opinion & Columns

Still not used to empty nest

The Way I See It

You would think by now that after eight years that I would be used to my children being gone. Oh sure - they would come home for a summer or two or when they were between jobs. More...

Agreement on last week’s letter

Dear Editor, More...

Governor says family of woman who died in custody deserves answers

State Capital Highlights

Gov. Greg Abbott on July 22 issued a statement regarding the arrest and death of Sandra Bland, a 28-year-old Illinois resident who had driven to Hempstead in response to a job offer from Prairie View A&M University. More...

Farm & Ranch

Jourdanton FFA attends annual convention in Corpus

The Jourdanton FFA Chapter recently participated in the 87th Annual FFA State Convention in Corpus Christi. More...

Final water rule adds risk, uncertainty for Texas

A final rule by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will expand its authority under the Clean Water Act and could leave Texas agriculture mired in regulation. More...

Emergency farm loan applications being accepted

Applications for emergency farm loans for losses caused by severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding beginning May 4, 2015 and ending June 19, 2015 are being accepted at the Farm Service Agency (FSA) office located in Uvalde, Farm Lo More...

Church

The Refuge offers help

The Refuge, located at 506 W. Adams Street, Pleasanton is here to help. They offer free and confidential pregnancy tests, spiritual counseling and ultrasounds by appointment. Also offered are parenting and other classes. More...

Bible Study in Verdi

Every Thursday there will be an in depth Bible study held at the Verdi Community Center . The study will be held from 7-8 p.m. This is an opportunity to learn why there are so many churches, what it means to be born again and more. More...

Free clothing, shoes in Poteet

It is back to school time! If you need a helping hand and can use some gently worn clothing for you and your family, you are welcome to come by our community center on Monday August 3 from 5 - 7 p.m. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

July 29 - August 19 • Youth Empowerment Camp held weekly on Wednesdays: July 29 – August 19 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. at 1010 Zanderson Jourdanton. More...

Richest Open rodeo will have great entertainment, too

Cory Morrow headlines on August 15

Pegged as the “richest open rodeo in Texas,” the Pleasanton Young Farmers aren’t kidding with $17,500 added money for this year’s Cowboy of the Year Open Rodeo next month, Friday and Saturday, August 14-15. More...

Former District Clerk succumbs

Jerome Templeton Brite, of Pleasanton, passed away on Monday, July 27 at the age of 82. Jerome was raised in Pleasanton, and graduated from Pleasanton High School in 1950. More...

Sports

First day of practices just around the corner

Just For Kicks

Monday marks the beginning of the fall season for area student-athletes as practices begin around 8 a.m. for schools. This time of year always sparks excitement for area fans after what feels like a long summer break from sports. More...

Area teams prepare for upcoming season

It’s that time of year again. Monday marks the beginning of fall sports for area high school football, volleyball and cross country teams as many fans can’t wait to hear that first whistle of the season. More...

Express encourages readers to send summer pics

With summer officially here, the opportunity to snap summer pictures is upon us. Here at the Express, we encourage our readers to send photos of summer time activites. More...

Living

FLASHBACK: Vote due on new City Hall

60 Years ago- Pleasanton residents will vote soon on a $45,000 bond issue to build a new city hall. Meeting in special session, Tuesday morning, the council balloted unanimously in favor of calling a bond election. More...

Solis Benefit Dance

A benefit dance for Maria Esther Solis will take place at Marconi’s Dance Hall this Saturday, Aug. 1. The plate sale will start at 11 a.m. and continue until all is sold out. More...

Sales at the Salvation Army!

The Salvation Army Family Store in Pleasanton will hold a sale this Thursday and Friday, July 30 and 31. All bric-a-brac is half price. Purses and hanging wall decor will also be half off. More...

School

PACHECO RECEIVES SCHOLARSHIP School registrations, Meet the Teacher events

Meet the Teacher at Pleasanton ISD Pleasanton ISD invites students and parents to come out and meet their 2015-2016 teachers. More...

MYRIN AWARDED SCHOLARSHIP

Mikaela Myrin recently received a $750 scholarship from Susan Phillips, a member of the Alpha Chi Chi Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority. More...

JISD’s school lunch program announced

Children need healthy meals to learn. Jourdanton Independent School District offers healthy meals every school day. Breakfast costs: free for all students; lunch costs $1.75 for elementary students and $2 for junior high and high school students. More...

Obituaries

WILBERN PAYNE

Mr. Wilbern Eugene Payne, a native of Sweetwater, Texas and current resident of Mobile, Alabama passed away Tuesday, July 21 at the age of 92. More...

NANCY ANN COMPIAN

Nancy Ann Compian, lifelong resident of Pleasanton, Texas, entered eternal rest Tuesday, July 21, 2015, at 7:50 p.m. at Northeast Methodist Hospital in Live Oak, Texas, at the age of 53 years, 28 days. More...

ELOISA GARCIA

Eloisa Arguijo Garcia, 71, went to be the Lord on July 24, 2015 in Fort Worth, Texas. She was born November 21, 1943 in Pleasanton to Fidencio and Concepcion Arguijo. More...