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May 9, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

STANDING TALL & PROUD

The Cowboy statue stands tall ready to see the revitalization of downtown. Pleasanton’s 100 Block of Main Street. See related story section A page 4. More...

City elections will be held Saturday

Pleasanton sees record early voting turnout

Early voting ended on Tuesday for the upcoming elections. According to the numbers it has been brisk. In Pleasanton, 539 have cast their votes prior to the Saturday, May 12 election day. As of May 7, Poteet I.S.D. More...

Special Sections

News

Ann Matthews announces campaign for Texas House of Representatives

Receives early support

Charlotte, TX--- Small business owner Ann Matthews has launched her campaign for the Texas House of Representatives (District 31), championing her roots in rural Texas and citing her support for agriculture, oil and gas development and fiscal respons More...

Pearson’s contract extended

The Pleasanton Ctiy Council’s unanimous decision to extend the employment of City Manager Bruce Pearson was met with thunderous applause at the May 3 meeting. More...

$5,000 CASH REWARD

Break In on CR 101

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 burglary that occurred in the 900 block of Atascosa County Road 101, near Ata More...

Living

Shattered Dreams

Staged crash shows how teenage drinking and driving can lead to

-- VIDEO INSIDE --“There’s been an accident! I think alcohol is involved!” screamed a female’s voice to a dispatcher. More...

Jourdanton FCCLA at State Conference

Jourdanton Family, Community and Career Leaders of America (FCCLA) attended the Texas FCCLA Leadership Conference in Dallas, Texas, April 12-14. More...

Photo

Jourdanton High School senior Jamie Cooper will be this week’s Scholar Athlete of the Week on Instant Replay. Her segment will air this Sunday night at 10:30 p.m. on KSAT 12. More...

School

JISD visits Primary

On Wednesday, May 2, Jourdanton Elementary second grade teachers visited Pleasanton Primary’s second grade teachers and Primary classrooms. More...

JISD offers ESL classes

The Jourdanton ISD will be offering a summer school program for limited English proficient students (LEP) who will be eligible for admission to kindergarten and first grade at the beginning of the 2012-2013 school year. More...

History up close and personal

History came to life in Norman Porter's History 1302 Class (post 1865) when one of his student's, Ellen Mann, brought her dad, local Aviation Historian, Chris Mann to show and tell. More...

Obituaries

Tim Bartosh

Tim A. Bartosh, age 54, passed away Friday, May 4, 2012, in San Antonio following a battle with cancer. A long-time business owner and resident of Pleasanton, he was born and raised in Taylor as the third of five children. More...

Clifton Jenkins Jr.

Clifton “Bubba” Daniel Jenkins, Jr. passed away May 1, 2012 in Poteet surrounded by loved ones. Bubba Jenkins was born on August 12, 1953 in Killen, to C.D. Jenkins and Francis Smith McCune. More...

Henry Goins

Henry C. Goins, age 82 of Poteet, passed away Tuesday, May 1, 2012 in San Antonio. More...

Breaking News - 5/13/2012 7:52 AM

Election results found on Pleasanton Express Facebook

BREAKING NEWS - THE VOTES ARE IN!

For Election Results, please click on the Find us on Facebook button located on the front page right hand column of pleasantonexpress.com. More...

Martinez named Officer of the Year

Once a year the Atascosa County’s Law Enforcement Officers Association (ACLEOA) is joined by the community to honor one of their own, as well as an outstanding citizen, by gathering for their annual awards banquet. Deputy Jesse M. More...

Out and About

Please vote

This Saturday, May 12, people will hopefully show up at their respective polls (if they didn’t vote early) and exercise their right to vote. A gentle nudge, this is... to remind you to please get out and vote. More...

Sports

Eagles pull the reigns

Eagles sweep Bi-District series

-- VIDEO INSIDE -- Boerne to challenge Pleasanton in Area Round More...

Stating The Obvious

Errors prove costly

As I watched the Class 3A Area Softball Championship in Kerrville last Friday night, I was worried from the first pitch of the game. All season long I have questioned if a defense would be able to back up pitching when the pressure is on. More...

CODY DECKER NAMED TEXAS LEAGUE PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Slugger Earns Honors for Second Week in a Row

May 14, 2012 San Antonio – For the second consecutive week San Antonio Missions infielder Cody Decker has been named the Texas League Player of the Week. More...

Opinion & Columns

The Way I See It

Involvement is natural

In my whole life, I don’t think I’ve ever been involved in such a divisive issue. Getting involved with this election, specifically the Initiatives #1 and #2, was a no-brainer. I was born here and most likely, I’ll die here. More...

“Mr. Cowboy” views the future growth and prosperity of Pleasanton

“Go Big” is what most of us think of when it comes to government on a national level. During this time of presidential campaigning, the candidates on both sides begin to make huge promises of what they will accomplish if elected. More...

State Capital Highlights

Merits trial ordered in case pitting state, health care providers

Three movements occurred last week in a legal battle over whether the state of Texas will allow health services to be rendered by Planned Parenthood affiliate clinics under the federal and state funded Women’s Health Program. More...

Farm & Ranch

Team Roping Sat. May 12

Cowboy Fellowship will sponsor a team roping event as part of the Heritage Days weekend in May. This Annual Team Roping will celebrate the 9th anniversary of the church. The new covered facility has been completed and will be used for the rodeo. More...

McMullen 4-H Rifle Team excels at District matches

McMullen County 4-H members participating in the 4-H Shooting Sports Rifle team were awarded top honors recently during the District 12 4-H Shooting Sports Match held on April 21st at the Duval County 4-H Shooting Sports Range in Benavides. More...

Poteet FFA Plant ID Team

On April 21st Poteet FFA competed in the State Plant Identification contest. The team consisted of Stephanie Rivera, Kayla Wilkins, Rebekah Wagner, and Patrick Reyes. The team placed 4th in the overall, Rebekah Wagner had 9th place individual. More...

Church

Mother’s Day service in the park

Atascosa Christian Fellowship is hosting a Mother’s Day service at Pleasanton Park this Sunday at 10:30 a.m. If you do not have a church to attend we invite you to join us at Pavilion #1 (next to playground) as we honor mom on her special day. More...

FBC upcoming events

Lots going on at Pleasanton First Baptist Church. First on Sunday, June 3rd, Cynthia Clawson will be in concert at First Baptist Church in Pleasanton at 6 p.m. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

May 10 •Local Longhorn group meets Thursday evenings at 7 p.m. at All Saint’s Episcopal Church in Pleas., Hwy. 97 West, next to Whifieltree’s. •On-going classes at The Refuge on Thursdays. Parenting at 5 p.m. More...