August 26, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Not so HOT news for area non-profit groups

For the first time since the Hotel/Motel Occupancy Tax grant process started, no funds will be distributed to the three applicants for the fiscal year 2016 which begins October 1, 2015. More...

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News

ATASCOSA CITIZENS IN ACTION

Atascosa Citizens in Action (ACA) grant committee had a meeting after achieving total access to Funding Information Network (FIN) for foundation contacts that aid in grant procurements. More...

Court agrees to consolidate voting boxes for Nov. election

Atascosa County Commissioners’ Court Second Regular Meeting August 24, 2015 9:00 a.m. Ordered by Hon. More...

NEW POLICE PATCH

Vince Carrasco (left), son-in-law of Pleasanton Police Chief Ronald Sanchez (right), donated his time and talent and designed a new patch for the Pleasanton Police Department. More...

Living

Frio Cookers win grand champion PYF Cowboy of the Year IBCA BBQ Cookoff

The Pleasanton Young Farmers’ Barbeque Cookoff drew 34 teams at this year’s PYF Cowboy of the Year Rodeo Festival. Grand Prize went to the Frio Cookers team of Anthony DeLaO and Ernest Garza. More...

Cookoff Winners

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FLASHBACK: Open house at new Pleasanton Hospital set for Sunday

60 Years More...

Farm & Ranch

‘Trench collapses shouldn’t happen’ - Zamarron

Oil & Gas Editor

“Trench collapses shouldn’t happen,” said Oscar Zamarron, during his keynote speech during the August 20th meeting of STEPS (A Safer Texas One STEP Closer) at Cowboy Fellowship Church on FM 3350. More...

4-H members awarded at banquet­RHONDA

The 4-H Annual Awards Banquet was held on August 1, 2015 at the Poteet High School Library. We were honored to host the inspiring speaker Mr. Ronnie McDonald of Texas A & M Agrilife. More...

School days

Verdilizer

Our schools started this week!!! Can you believe it? Our youngest grandson, Gideon, now 8 years old, is terribly excited. It’s amazing how quickly our memories go back to that day when we first walked into our new classroom. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

August 26 & 31 •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...

Injury to child upgraded to murder for Juarez

Last week, 26-year-old Jose Anthony Juarez Jr. of Pleasanton was arrested, and charged with Injury to a Child with a serious bodily injury, a first degree felony. More...

Suspect arrested in Virginia Twins Garden Market theft

A suspect, Charlie Coronado, has been arrested in connection to the burglaries at Virginia Twins Garden Market that occurred on August 12 and 15. More...

Sports

Squaws lead Atascosa County teams at tourney

Jourdanton finishes 4-2 overall after event, Poteet (3-3), Pleasanton (1-4)

DEVINE– Jourdanton led the way for Atascosa County teams after finishing 4-2 overall at the annual Devine Arabian tournament last week. “We won our pool the first day,” Jourdanton head coach Tabitha Fogle said. More...

Friday night won’t be the same until Christmas

Just For Kicks

Well it’s that time of year as the high school football season officially kicks off this week. I say officially because after three weeks of practice, along with two scrimmages teams will compete in their first regular season game. More...

Area teams gear up for first meet of year

Atascosa County teams Pleasanton, Jourdanton,and Poteet are gearing up for their first meet of the season in Pearsall on August 29th. More...

Opinion & Columns

HOT grant process could use some changes

The Way I See It

The Hotel/Motel Occupancy Tax (HOT) funding - or at least this fiscal year non-funding - mechanism just might need some tweaking. More...

Good luck, Sarah

Thank you, Sarah Elmer, for all the interesting and well written weekly “Off the Pitch” articles you authored for publication in the Pleasanton Express. More...

Energy agency chief rails against federal plan

State Capital Highlights

Texas Railroad Commission Chair David Porter on Aug. 19 spoke against America’s Clean Power Plan, a regulatory framework rolled out by the White House on Aug. 3. Texas is one of at least a dozen states lining up in opposition. More...

Obituaries

SALVADOR SANCHEZ

Salvador Pantoja Sanchez passed away August 13, 2015 in Jourdanton. Salvador was born August 6, 1949 to Ignacio and Maria (Pantoja) Sanchez in Poth. He loved fishing, hunting, gardening and especially cooking. More...

EDMUND BAUER

Edmund “Ed” Charles Bauer, longtime resident of Verdi, Atascosa County, Texas, entered eternal rest Thursday, August 20, 2015, at 12:51 p.m., at Methodist Hospital in San Antonio, at the age of 65 years, 8 months, 24 days. More...

GAYLE KUYKENDALL

Gayle Crain Kuykendall’s life of 83 years was lived with grace, beauty, strength, and courage. More...