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March 7, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Primary Election date set May 29

Some city/ school will vote May 12

After months of arguing, debating and cajoling, the Texas Primary Election has been set for May 29. The date was decided by a federal court order on March 1. If a runoff is needed the election date will be held on July 31. More...

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News

$5,000 CASH REWARD

Armed robbery in Poteet

The Atascosa County Sheriff’s Department along with Crime Stoppers is hoping that a FIVE THOUSAND-DOLLAR cash reward being offered for one week only will help solve a robbery that occurred in the 10000 block of North State Highway 16, 2 miles n More...

The Jazz Ambassadors of the U.S. Army Field Band perform Tuesday

Free tickets availabe at Express office

The Jazz Ambassadors are the United States Army’s premier touring big band. This 19-member ensemble, formed in 1969, has received great acclaim both at home and abroad performing America’s original art form, jazz. More...

Appraisal District seminar

Have questions about real estate appraisals? These can be addressed at an Atascosa County Appraisal District informational seminar to be held March 13, beginning at 11:30 a.m. at the Longhorn Museum, 1959 E. Highway 97, Pleasanton. More...

Living

Berry Fest royalty to be crowned Saturday

Who will reign as Queen and King over the 65th annual Poteet Strawberry Festival? Find out at the coronation this Saturday, March 10. More...

Jourdanton FCCLA excels!

Jourdanton Family, Career and Community Leaders of America competed at the FCCLA Leadership Conference in Corpus Christi, Feb. 23-25. The meeting theme was FCCLA Highway to Success. More...

Royal earns law degree

HOUSTON-- Candence Royal graduated from South Texas College of Law on Dec. 17, 2011, earning a Doctorate of Jurisprudence degree. More...

Farm & Ranch

4th grade Ag/Science Fair Essay Contest winners

Texas AgriLife Extension Service – Atascosa County office held an Ag/Science Fair on October 27, 2011 at the Atascosa Show Barn. More...

National Ag Week is March 4-10

Agriculture is AMAZING

American agriculture is responsible for providing the necessities of everyday life ... food, fiber, clothing and even fuel. That’s the message of National Ag Day, which is celebrated March 8, 2012. More...

Where does your food come from?

If you’re like many Americans, the answer is the grocery store. And frankly, that disturbs me. The grocery store isn’t where food comes from - it’s just from where it’s distributed. More...

Obituaries

Debbie Hograves

Debbie Ann Hograves, age 48, of Poteet, passed away on Thursday, March 1st, 2012. Debbie was born November 22, 1963 in Pleasanton. More...

Manuel Martinez

Manuel Pena Martinez, age 83, of Poteet, passed away on Sunday, February 19, 2012, in San Antonio. He was born August 14, 1928. More...

Horace Wilson

Horace Wilson, age 93, of Pleasanton, Texas, passed away on Friday, March 2, 2012 in Pleasanton. More...

Two confirmed dead in early morning blaze

Two have been confirmed dead as a result of an early morning house fire in Jourdanton. More...

Pleasanton Chamber honors citizens

“Building Business, Building Community” was the theme for the 61st annual Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce awards banquet held last Thursday at Coughran Hall. More...

Out and About

Good news travels fast

I t’s always nice to hear good news - especially if it involves someone you know and is from our community. More...

Sports

WARHORSE CLASSIC CHAMPIONS

The Pleasanton Varsity Eagles won the 2011-2012 Devine Warhorse Classic last weekend in Devine. More...

Leaving her mark at state

Self-Morgan was a former Squaw and UT standout

Jourdanton High School and the city of Jourdanton were pounding their chests once again this past week after another of their favorite student-athletes made headlines. More...

Brush Country Relays a success

The Annual Brush Country Relays were held last Saturday at Eagle Stadium. On the varsity girls side of things, Pleasanton led county schools with a 2nd place finish as Jourdanton led on the boys side of things with a third place finish. More...

Opinion & Columns

Council voted wisely

At the February 28, 2012 Regular Meeting of the Pleasanton City Council, only four of the seven members were able to attend (Mayor Pro Tempore J.R. Gallegos, Councilmembers Abraham Saenz, Roger G. Garza and Jeanne Israel). More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

History is Irrevocable

Pleasanton is full of rich history. Thanks to Norman Porter, local historian and member of the Atascosa County Historical Commission, whose special expertise for preserving those historical moments has served our community well. More...

School

UIL Domination

On Saturday, February 25, the PIC UIL team competed at the State Qualifier Meet at Eisenhower Middle School in San Antonio. The UIL team dominated the competition taking home First Place Sweepstakes. More...

Tier II time

Just over 300 K-2 students attended Tier II at the Primary last week. The small group instruction is beneficial to students who are receiving targeted support in the areas of language arts and math throughout the week. More...

Eagle musicians advance to State

Several members of the Pleasanton High School Eagle Band competed in the UIL Solo and Ensemble contest hosted by Pleasanton High School on Thursday February 23. More...

Church

Things are moving In Poteet

Nowadays as gas prices are rising and it seems harder to get around, many people are staying at home. Many people in Atascosa County have done just that and one of the places they have stopped going is to church. More...

First Baptist Ladies’ Evening Bible Study begins

First Baptist Church, Pleasanton, evening ladies’ Bible study group will begin a new study on Tuesday, March 6, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Child care may be provided, if requested in advance. All denominations welcome. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

March 8 •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. •On-going classes at The Refuge on Thursdays. More...