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March 14, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

When did the dream die?

Park playground a dangerous place for children

In the space of five days, an army of untrained but enthusiastic volunteers from Pleasanton transformed an empty patch of ground at the Atascosa River Park into something magnificent – a community-designed and volunteer-built playground. More...

Out and About

Congrats to Poteet Royalty

Congratulations to the lovely King and Queen on our front page, Queen Leslee Ramon and King Brandon Christopher Lopez. More...

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News

Playground condition discussed

The state of the playground at the Atascosa River Park was one of the issues discussed at the March 15 Pleasanton City Council meeting. Comprising the council are Mayor Clinton J. Powell, Jimmy Magel (Dist. 1), Abraham Saenz (Dist. 2), Janet M. More...

Tornado in Devine

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Last night's storm did not come without an impression. The National Weather Service confirmed a tornado in Devine, Texas. The video posted shows a scene in Devine off of TX 173. More details to come in tomorrow's edition of the Pleasanton Express. More...

$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...

Living

Poteet Strawberry Festival Court

Many gathered at Poteet High School on March 10, for the coronation of the Poteet Strawberry Festival Queen and King. More...

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A ribbon cutting ceremony was held for new dental clinic Southern Smiles, located at 821 School Drive in Poteet, on Monday, March 5. Doctors are Cam Janse and Jeff Jacob (not pictured). More...

School

Pleasanton BPA students compete in State Competition

Students from Pleasanton High School attended the Business Professionals of America 2012 State Leadership Conference in Dallas, Texas, Feb. 29-March 3. More...

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Students at Jourdanton Elementary School recently enjoyed a field trip to the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo. The youngsters visited the different exhibits as part of an educational tour. More...

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Jade De La Rosa and Rosalynn Gonzalez look at some facts about farm animals. More...

Obituaries

Carolyn Appleton

Carolyn Appleton, age 63, of Jourdanton, passed away Friday, March 9, 2012, in Jourdanton. Carolyn was born April 26, 1948 in Nashville, Georgia. More...

Ralph Garcia

Ralph Garcia passed from this life on March 11, 2012 at the age of 49. Mr. Garcia was born in Pleasanton on January 22, 1963. More...

Santiago Faz

Santiago Faz was called home to be with our Lord March 7, 2012 at the age of 63 in the presence of his loving family. He was preceded in death by his brothers, George Faz, Elpidio Jr. and Jesse Briones. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

March 15 •Local Longhorn group meets Thursday evenings at 7 p.m. at All Saint’s Episcopal Church in Pleas., Hwy. 97 West, next to Whiffletree’s. •On-going classes at The Refuge on Thursdays. Parenting at 5 p.m. More...

Tornado in Devine

This story contains a video

Last night's storm did not come without an impression. The National Weather Service confirmed a tornado in Devine, Texas. The video posted shows a scene in Devine off of TX 173. More details to come in tomorrow's edition of the Pleasanton Express. More...

Playground condition discussed

The state of the playground at the Atascosa River Park was one of the issues discussed at the March 15 Pleasanton City Council meeting. Comprising the council are Mayor Clinton J. Powell, Jimmy Magel (Dist. 1), Abraham Saenz (Dist. 2), Janet M. More...

Strawberry Festival Queen, King named

Amid a festive evening featuring the theme of “The Court of the Old West,” Leslee Ramon and Brandon Christopher Lopez were crowned the 2012 Poteet Strawberry Festival Queen and King. More...

Sports

Only the strong survive

Two Atascosa Co. Lifters State Bound

Pleasanton Lady Eagle Veronica Urbanczyk and Poteet Agate Adriana DeLaFuente are state bound in the Texas High School Powerlifting Association. More...

Eagle Golf takes 1st at Uvalde

Led by Eagle sophomore standout James Sandoval, the Pleasanton varsity Eagles were able to capture the Uvalde Tourney Title for a second straight year last weekend in Uvalde. More...

LaVernia no match for # 8 Pleasanton Softball

Softball
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The # 8 state ranked Pleasanton Lady Eagles got the monkey off their back against reigning district champion LaVernia last Friday night during a wet and cold evening. More...

Opinion & Columns

Council is not to blame

My patience is exhausted with being accused of wasting taxpayers' money. I am tired of the one-sided stories, comments and misleading statements made in City Council meetings and the letters to the editor. This letter will set the records straight. More...

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The Way I See It

Life cut short

Though I had not known this amazing young woman for very long, she touched my life and others…and our lives are richer because of her. Aimee Allor-Cummings passed away on Saturday, March 10. More...

Farm & Ranch

Locals win calf scramble at rodeo

San Antonio –The calf scramble was held each night at the 2012 San Antonio Livestock Show & Rodeo. 4-H and FFA youth competed for $800 certificates to purchase breeding animals to exhibit in the 2013 San Antonio Junior Livestock Show. More...

Rains welcome, more needed

(Jourdanton) – Recent rains have been a godsend for Atascosa County farmers and ranchers. More...

Locals place in Houston, Austin

Atascosa AG News

Local 4-Hers recently placed at the Houston Livestock Show and the Austin Livestock Show. More...

Church

Jesus Now Revival

The public is invited to the Jesus Now Revival, which takes place Thursday-Saturday, March 15, 16 and 17. The Spring Break Three-Day Revival runs from 5-11 p.m. each evening at 632 Town Square in Charlotte. More...

The Rochester Family Country Gospel Singers appearing at Cowboy Fellowship

The Rochester Family will appear at Cowboy Fellowship Church on Saturday, March 24th at 7pm. The concert is free! Parking is free! This is a family concert so bring family and friends! More...

Galvan at Revival

Javier Galvan, former member of the Tejano group FAMA, will be among those performing at the Jesus Now Revival in Charlotte. Come and see Galvan this Friday, March 16. The revival begins at 5 p.m. and Galvan will perform at 7 p.m. More...