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February 15, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Great Texas Warrant Roundup in process

Representatives of law enforcement agencies and courts from more than 250 jurisdictions across Texas announced combined efforts to host the fifth annual Great Texas Warrant Roundup. It began Saturday, February 11. More...

NOTICE: ELECTION GUIDE SUBMISSION

Candidates running for an elected office in the upcomingPrimary Elections (date to be determined due to redistricting)are invited to be part of the Pleasanton Express Election Guide.Submit a photo of yourself (we will take one for you if youprefer) a More...

Out and About

Missing pets

There seemas to be a rash of missing dogs over the last few weeks. Ads have been purchased and signs are staked in yards all around town. One dog in particular has been missing for about a month. More...

Special Sections

News

$5,000 CASH REWARD

Ninja Shanghaied

Atascosa County Crime Stoppers, along with the Jourdanton Police Department, are hoping that a FIVE THOUSAND-DOLLAR REWARD offered for ONE WEEK ONLY will help solve a theft that occurred in the 1200 block of Chestnut in the city of Jourdanton. More...

Brush Country Tea Party hosts forum

About 150 voters attended and 13 candidates spoke at the Brush Country Tea Party’s Candidates’ Forum on Monday, February 13. More...

WRECK ON FM 476

A wreck involving two pickup trucks occurred last Wednesday, February 15. Robert L. Tooke was eastbound on the improved shoulder on FM 476. More...

Opinion & Columns

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Exception to oil field trash

People should not be so eager to blame roadside trash on oil companies or their employees. Roadside tires are not new. And Trash certainly is not new. Want to blame someone? Blame the county first. More...

The Way I See It

Lose proof your pet

Sure seems like a lot of pets have gone missing over the past few weeks. I guess I’m a bit more aware of it since we have advertisements in our paper searching for them and offering rewards. More...

Farm & Ranch

PYF HOLD PRODUCTIVE AUCTION

Pleasanton Young Farmers had a very successful equipment auction this year with the help of Terry and Andrea Dickerson, co-owners of Machinery Auctioneers of Texas. More...

Muckleroy sharing ag knowledge in Afghanistan

SGM Jeffrey Muckleroy is the son of Mrs. Joel Muckleroy and the late John Muckleroy of Jourdanton. He graduated from Jourdanton High School in 1985. While in school he was actively involved in both 4-H and FFA. More...

Verdilizer

Do something special

Hope you got to make someone's day by wishing them a "Happy Valentine's Day" yesterday. It's so easy to be thoughtful. Sometimes I wonder why so few people grab the many chances we get each day to do something special for someone. More...

Church

Ash Wednesday, Holy Week services

St. John Lutheran Church St. John Lutheran Church members invite you to worship with us during Lenten Season and Holy Week. Ash Wednesday Services will be held Feb. 22 at 7 p.m. Lenten Services continue each Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. Feb. More...

Centennial celebration at Poteet UMC Feb. 19

Poteet United Methodist Church will celebrate 100 years of ministry in Poteet on Feb. 19, 2012 during the morning worship service at 9:30 a.m. Bishop James E. More...

Family Fun Day in Jourdanton

First Baptist Church in Jourdanton will host a Family Fun Day for toddlers-fifth grade on Sunday, Feb. 19. Join them from 3-5 p.m. at the church, located on Highway 16 at Olive Street. There will be free inflatables, games, food and prizes. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

February 16•Local Longhorn group meets Thursday evenings at 7 p.m. (nonsmoking, open discussion) at All Saint’s Episcopal Church in Pleasanton, Hwy. 97 West, next to Whiffletree’s. More...

PISD Superintendent Community Conversation tonight

6:00 PM PISD Board Room - Everyone welcomed to attend!

Pleasanton ISD Superintendent, Dr. Cynthia Clinesmith has invited community members to join her tonight, Wednesday, February 15th at 6:00pm in the PISD Board Room for a Superintendent Community Conversation. More...

Commissioners, STRMC discuss Medicaid waiver program

Atascosa County Commissioners did not take any action, following a workshop with South Texas Regional Medical Center about the Medicaid Supplemental Payment Program in Texas and/ or Medicaid waiver. The presentation was made Feb. More...

Charlotte I.S.D. focused on improving academics

The smallest school district in Atascosa County lies in Charlotte, home of the Trojans and Trojanettes. More...

Sports

UTSA promotes Kevin Brown to offensive coordinator

SAN ANTONIO — UTSA head coach Larry Coker announced Monday that he has promoted assistant coach Kevin Brown to offensive coordinator effective immediately. He replaces Travis Bush, who accepted an assistant coaching position at Houston on Feb. More...

#11 Cowgirls to face #14 Moulton in Floresville

The #11 state ranked McMullen County Cowgirls (25-5) will march on into the Regional Quarter-Finals. The Cowgirls were able to defeat the Fayetteville Lady Lions last Friday night at Wagner High School 49-41 in the Area Playoffs. More...

Playoff ride cut short

Cold third quarter sinks Charlotte
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The Charlotte Trojanettes were able to break a long playoff drought of nine years, but their playoff run was short lived. The Trojanettes dropped a Bi- District contest on Monday night in the Hill Country town of Center Point. More...

Living

Poteet Strawberry Festival Royalty

The annual Poteet Strawberry Festival tea was held on Feb. 4 at the Poteet Methodist Church. More...

H-E-B flash mob!

As a way to celebrate American Heart Month and get the heart pumping to a healthy beat, H-E-B Partners in Pleasanton took part in a flash mob this past weekend. More...

The Courthouse in Pleasanton, Part II

In about l936, Highway 281 was built going through the old courthouse square in front of the courthouse. In l939, I was one of the graduates of Pleasanton High School. More...

School

Eagle Feathers for Fikes’

Ms. Fikes’ kindergarten grade class has worked very hard to earn 100 Eagle Feathers. More...

Priadka honored as PISD’s 2012 District Distinguished Educator

Congratulations to Pleasanton ISD’s 2012 District Distinguished Educator, PIC Language Arts teacher Melinda Priadka. More...

Bunch on President’s List

Alyssa Bunch was among those local residents being named to the President’s List at The University of Texas at San Antonio. To receive this recognition she maintained a 4.0 grade point average while registered at UTSA. More...

Obituaries

Leticia Gomez

Leticia Covarrubias Gomez, 75, was received into the loving arms of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, on Thursday, February 9, 2012. Her final days were spent in San Antonio, surrounded by family. More...

Victor Gaenzel Sr.

Victor Gaenzel, Sr. of Jourdanton passed away on Thursday, February 9, 2012, at Regency Manor, Floresville. Victor was born May 23, 1925 in Rosenberg, Ukraine, to Lydia and Karl Gaenzel. More...

Jesus Martinez

Jesus Aguirre Martinez, lifelong resident of Pleasanton, entered eternal rest Thursday February 9, 2012, at 3:20 a.m., at Downtown Baptist Medical Center in San Antonio, at the age of 64 years, 10 months, 15 days. More...