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February 22, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Jourdanton I.S.D. uses team concept to achieve

Jourdanton I.S.D. may have turned 100 years old this school year, but the education of their students continues to get is anything but aged. With the state implementing new testing standards once again, J.I.S.D. More...

Out and About

Lots going on

Over the next few weeks there’s so much going on in the Brush Country. With dinners, concerts, sporting events, you really can’t complain that there isn’t anything to do! Good luck in figuring out which one you want to attend. 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...

Pleasanton receives favorable audit

At the Feb. 16 Pleasanton City Council meeting, councilmembers voted unanimously to approve the audit for the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, 2011. Wayne Beyer gave an unqualified opinion, the highest that can be given. More...

CORRECTIONS

If you have a complaint about fairness or accuracy of items in this issue of our paper, call Editor Sue Brown at (830)281-2341 Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. More...

Living

Ash Wednesday

St. John Lutheran Church More...

Meet Artist of the Year Feb. 23

The Pleasanton Brush Country Art Club announces “The Artist of the Year” award to be celebrated Thursday, Feb. 23, at the Pleasanton City Hall. More...

KSAT 12 Scholar Athletes of the Week

Poteet ISD congratulates Clarissa Carrasco and Salome Briseno for being named the KSAT 12 Scholar Athletes of the Week. Carrasco’s interview will air on March 18 and Briseno’s interview will air on March 25. More...

School

Grants awarded to Pleasanton I.S.D.

The monthly meeting of the Pleasanton ISD opened with the awards for the Students of the Month. Two from each class are selected. This month, there is the addition of a movie pass to the Plestex Theatre. More...

Jourdanton UIL Creative Writing Update

Madilyn placed first and Addi Douglas placed fifth at the meet in December. More...

Classes get glimpse of future

The PHS AP Biology Classes traveled to Churchill High School on Thursday to attend the annual Genetics Update Conference. More...

Obituaries

Jose Navarro

Jose Jesus Navarro, age 77, of Pleasanton, passed away on Wednesday, February 15th, 2012 in Pleasanton. He was born August 27, 1934 in Christine. More...

David Borrayo

David Ortiz Borrayo, age 56, of Tahoka, passed away Tuesday, February 14, 2012 in Galveston. More...

Darlean Schmidt

Darlean Schmidt, age 69, of Pleasanton, passed away Wednesday, February 15th, 2012 in Pleasanton. Darlean was born December 20, 1942 in Fort Riley, Kansas. More...

Election Administrator explains delay

Janice Ruple, Atascosa County Election Administrator, assures all the voters in Atascosa County that their new voter registration certificates will be going out. She just doesn’t know when. More...

LIONS READY FOR FEEDING FRENZY

The popular Lions Club Wild Game Dinner is this Saturday, February 25 and is officially sold out. Members are still collecting items for the silent and live auctions. More...

Superintendent sheds light on “Excellence for All” vision for PISD

“You are like a light at the end of a very dark tunnel," said a parent to PISD Superintendent Dr. Clinesmith at the end of her Community Conversation last Wednesday. More...

ELECTION GUIDE SUBMISSION

DEADLINE: MARCH 30 Candidates running for an elected office in the upcoming May 12 City/ School and Primary Elections (date to be determined due to redistricting) are invited to be part of the Pleasanton Express Election Guide. More...

Sports

MISSIONS ANNOUNCE 2012 SPRING TRAINING SCHEDULE

San Antonio More...

Cowgirls kick it up a notch

Regional Tourney a possibility
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The #11 state ranked McMullen County Cowgirls were able to break an internal streak as they captured their first playoff victory since 2004. More...

Stating The Obvious

Tilden on the map again

Even though the regular season ended two weeks ago for Brush Country Girls Basketball teams, we have one who is alive and well as of press time. More...

Opinion & Columns

Political Cartoon

Full Story

The Way I See It

An open invitation

Hello candidate. So, you’re running for office I hear. Don’t you want to let voters know who you are and why you are running? Of course you do. More...

Sargent’s off

Regarding Ben Sargent’s political cartoon in the Feb. More...

Farm & Ranch

Atascosa AG News

S.A. show results

Early spring showers bless the county once more. Reports from across Atascosa County ranged from 3/4ths to two inches this past week. Farmers are starting to plant corn crops. It should be a beautiful spring. More...

Verdilizer

Lent begins today

The Easter season is upon us! More...

Celebrate 2012 National FFA Week, February 18-25

Local Atascosa County FFA Chapters will celebrate National FFA Week February 18-25, 2012. I Believe is this year’s theme, and it celebrates more than 80 years of FFA traditions while eagerly anticipating the organization’s future. More...

Church

Buckner Fanning in Whitsett

Buckner Fanning will be preaching this Sunday, February 26 at the Whitsett Baptist Church. A meal will be served afterward. The public is invited to attend this event. More...

Angels Bible team wins first place

The Atascosa Angels Pathfinder Club from the Atascosa First Seventh-day Adventist Church competed against other Pathfinder Clubs from the Central Texas Areas. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

February 23 •Local Longhorn group meets Thursday evenings at 7 p.m. (non-smoking, open discussion) at All Saint’s Episcopal Church in Pleasanton, Hwy. 97 West, next to Whiffletree’s. More...