April 27, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Jourdanton Police continues to crack down on drugs

Saturday afternoon was notaagoodonefortwo individuals who encountered Jourdanton Police. At around 5 p.m. More...

Entities presented with appraisal district’s building problems

Several representatives from the Atascosa County Appraisal District have been making the rounds to the various meetings of the entities in which they service - Atascosa County Commissioners’ Court, city councils and school districts. More...

Special Sections

Sports

Brush Country athletes qualify for regionals

DEVINE– Three Atascosa County schools competed at the Class 4A Region IV District 29-30 area meet last week. The Lady Eagles finished fifth while the Lady Aggies placed sixth overall. The Eagles took sixth place overall out of 12 schools. More...

State golf tournament always fun to cover

Just For Kicks

AUSTIN– The University Interscholastic League held its annual state golf tournament this week at the Onion Creek Golf Club. It was my third state tourney to cover as the sports editor for the Express. More...

Cowgirls win at area meet, Cowboys place runner-up

TRACK & FIELD: MCMULLEN COUNTY

The Cowgirls became area champions and the Cowboys placed runnerup at last week. “We are very proud of the hard work these young men and women have put in all year,” McMullen County head coach Tracy Dawson said. More...

Opinion & Columns

Parents upset over punishment?

The Way I See It

When I read that “several parents e-mailed KENS 5 and said they were concerned the students were allowed to participate in school activities” after an incident that occurred April 16 prior to the Pleasanton Junior/Senior prom, I wondered More...

Simple Steps to Protect Yourself from Melanoma Skin Cancer

Each year, about 75,000 Americans are diagnosed with melanoma, and around 10,000 people will die from it. While anyone can get it, those most often diagnosed are Caucasians, age 50 and older. More...

Abbott proclaims flooding disaster, adds more counties

State Capital Highlights

Gov. Greg Abbott on April 18 declared a state of disaster for Austin, Bastrop, Colorado, Fort Bend, Grimes, Harris, Montgomery, Waller and Wharton counties. More...

Farm & Ranch

It seems we are touching the bottom of this market cycle

Comments from Texas Railroad Commissioner Christi Craddick - Oil & Gas Editor

For 40 years, Texas oil producers were locked out of the global market, their West Texas Intermediate crude More...

Private Applicator Training in Tilden

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in McMullen County has scheduled a private-pesticide applicators training in Tilden for those seeking a Texas Department of Agriculture license. More...

TRAILER GIFTED TO MCMULLEN ISD

Dave Valtierra of MassMutual Financial Group of South Texas donated a trailer for McMullen ISD students to use when they travel to competition and/ or events where they need to take equipment with th More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

April 27 & May 2 •Zumba classes will be at the new Civic Center in Pleasanton each Monday and Wednesday from 5:45-6:45 p.m. for $2. Punch cards, $20. Earn a free class when card full. Cheryl Price, instructor. More...

St. Andrew to unveil new hall at annual picnic

St. Andrew Catholic Church in Pleasanton will be hosting its annual church picnic this Sunday in its new parish hall facility. More...

Out & About

The Navigators of South Texas Chili’s and The Navigators of South Texas have teamed up for a fundraiser. Pleasanton Chili’s wants you to allow them to do the cooking April 27. More...

#WeSeeYou

For every negative story about police in the press, a new trend is occurring where people are taking to social media and sharing photos, videos, and stories of all the good things that police officers do. More...

News

Jourdanton ISD hears update on construction, problems at ACAD

KC Club report given by students

The Jourdanton ISD board meeting opened with student recognition of the KC Club (Kindness and Compassion Club). More...

‘History surrounding Norman Porter, Sr. a historian’

10th segment - Mildred Soward and son, Martin Soward III

‘he would come by every few days to critique’, ‘chased by Indians, making a leap with his horse across a deep, wide gully’, ‘close my eyes now and not only see them but smell the aroma’, ‘when we’d turn More...

Illegal Drugs…what’s the big deal?

If you follow the news like many of us do you may have noticed a trend over the last decade or two. States are relaxing certain drug laws and even legalizing some substances that were criminal just a few short years ago. More...

Living

JHS law class gains first-hand experience

The Jourdanton Business Law class recently took a field trip to the Bexar County Courthouse in San Antonio on Friday, April 1, to experience an actual “Criminal Case.” Twentyeight students learned the differences between Civil and Crimina More...

UIL District Academic Meet Results

Teams from Jourdanton, Pleasanton, Poteet, Pearsall, Crystal City and Carrizo Springs met at Pearsall High School on Wednesday, April 6 for the District 30 Academic Meet. Pleasanton High School More...

Honoring John Hayes

Capt. Willliam “Devo” Devoney and Boedy Franklin, members of the Poteet United Methodist Church and graduates of the United States Air Force Academy, presented Mr. John Hayes with military memorabilia linking their generations. More...

School

Prom guests punished, parents complain

A group of parents are crying foul due to the punishment given to some students who allegedly arrived under the influence of alcohol at the Pleasanton High School Junior/Senior Prom held in San Antonio on April 16. More...

Jourdanton coach resigns after arrest

A Jourdanton High School teacher and coach has resigned his position after he was arrested for allegedly possessing 4 grams of cocaine while attending Oyster Bake, a San Antonio Fiesta event, on Friday, April 15. More...

Forensic Medical Program Ribbon Cutting at CAST on May 3; Big Give SA!

Join the Children’s Alliance of South Texas- A Child Advocacy Center on Tuesday, May 3, as they hold a ribbon cutting ceremony for their Forensic Medical Program. The ribbon cutting and comeand go reception is set for 4:30-7 p.m. More...

Obituaries

KENNETH HOFFMAN

Kenneth David Hoffman was born September 13, 1920 on the family farm in Somerset. He passed away April 18, 2016 at the age of 95 at home surrounded by his family on his farm near Poteet. More...

FRANK LEONARDO

Frank P. Leonardo, 69, former native of New York City, passed away on Friday, April 6, 2016. Mr. Leonardo is preceded in death by his parents Frances Augello and Umberto Vincent Leonardo, Sr. He had no known family survivors. More...

CHARLES RILEY

Charles C. Riley of McCoy passed away at his residence on Thursday, April 21, 2016 at the age of 76. He was born September 8, 1939 in Sample, Texas to Charles S. Jr. and Ruth (Brister) Riley. More...