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Now that Thanksgiving is next week and a chill finally fills the air, local charities are busy preparing for this year’s Christmas season. More...

Posted 11/19/2014 11:21 AM

Jourdanton Council starts process on sports complex

The regular meeting of the Jourdanton City Council was held on October 20, with all present: Mayor Susan Netardus, Donnie Blue, Robert “Doc” Williams, Raul Morales, Patsy Tymrak-Daughtrey and Chester Gonzales. More...

Posted 11/12/2014 01:30 PM

How the county voted

Early voting was brisk for the General Election. According to the Election Administrator’s office, 3,112 voted early. More...

Posted 11/12/2014 01:30 PM

Saluting all our area Veterans

Post 6970 a History of Accomplishment

Accomplishments are not made overnight, in the early 1980’s, the National VFW was promoting All Life Memberships. Post 6970 decided to increase their Life Memberships. More...

Posted 11/12/2014 01:29 PM

How Atascosa County Voted

Unofficial Early Voting Results As Of Press Time GovernorGreg Abbott (Rep)...........................2313Wendy R. Davis (Dem)....................1085Kathie Glass (Libertarian)................. 27Brandon Parmer (Green Party)..........14 More...

Posted 11/5/2014 04:05 PM

Frausto succumbs to injuries by wrong-way driver

A wrong-way driver caused a crash on October 18 which has now resulted in a fatality. Esperanza “Hopey” Frausto, 19, from Somerset died due to her injuries received from the head-on wreck. More...

Posted 11/5/2014 04:05 PM

Martinez wins Cowboy Crazy Cash

Angela Martinez of Leming was the lucky winner in the Cowboy Crazy Cash contest that was held over the past four weeks. Her winning entry was made at MG Building Materials. More...

Posted 10/29/2014 09:42 AM

Early voting ends on Friday

Brush Country voters have been voting early and according to the Atascsoa County Election Adminstrator’s office, it has been busy. As of the close of Monday, October 27, 1,840 have voted in the General Election. More...

Posted 10/29/2014 09:42 AM

Comptroller distributes $622 million statewide

(AUSTIN) — Texas Comptroller Susan Combs said today that state sales tax revenue in September was $2.17 billion, up 7.9 percent compared to September 2013. More...

Posted 10/29/2014 09:42 AM

Market Days a success

The seventh annual Pleasanton Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Market Days kicked-off at noon, at the Atascosa River Park, on Oct. 18. More...

Posted 10/22/2014 10:30 AM

Early voting underway, i.d. needed to vote

Early voting is underway and voters may cast their ballots for the November 4 General Election at the Atascosa County Annex II Building at 816 N. Main, Jourdanton, TX. Their hours for October 20-24 (weekdays) are 8 a.m. More...

Posted 10/22/2014 10:30 AM

A healthy fair set for Saturday

The 13th Annual Texas Sized Health Fair is set for Saturday, October 18, 2014 at the South Texas Regional Medical Center (STRMC) campus. The health fair will begin at 10 a.m. and end at 2 a.m. As always there is no cost for the health fair. More...

Posted 10/15/2014 08:14 AM

Enjoy Market Days this weekend

This Saturday, Oct. 18, the Atascosa River Park in Pleasanton will be filled with the sweet sounds of Tejano, Country and Mariachi music, at the seventh annual Market Days. More...

Posted 10/15/2014 08:14 AM

Smoke alarms for Atascosa County families

On Saturday October 11, 2014 at 10 a.m., at the Atascosa County Courthouse, Attorney Wyatt Wright will donate 2,800 smoke alarms to the Atascosa County Fire Marshal’s Office. More...

Posted 10/8/2014 08:24 AM

Poteet PD implements body-cameras

The Poteet Police Department recently upgraded to a high-tech in-car video system, along with body-cameras for all officers, said Poteet Police Chief Plutarco Castro. It is known as the 4RE system by Watchguard, with wireless upgrades. More...

Posted 10/8/2014 08:24 AM

Family fun at St. Luke’s-Loire Fall Festival

Come join the members of St. Luke’s-Loire as they celebrate their 9th Annual Fall Festival on Sunday, October 5, 2014. All are welcomed to celebrate the Sunday morning Mass at 10:30 a.m. More...

Posted 10/1/2014 09:55 AM

La Tropa F headlines Market Days in Oct.

Mark your calendars for Saturday, Oct. 18, when the Pleasanton Hispanic Chamber of Commerce will host the seventh annual Market Days. It will be filled with great music, food, fun and family entertainment for everyone! More...

Posted 10/1/2014 09:55 AM

STEERING TO THE FAIR

Nine-year-old Morgan Winter and her steer “Tiny” will be at the Atascosa County Fair this weekened. The prospect and home arts show are Saturday and Sunday, October 4-5. More...

Posted 10/1/2014 09:55 AM

Sales tax and use continue to be strong

According to the State Comptroller’s September, 2014 report, Texas had a great close to its fiscal year with a total of $27.27 billion in sales tax collections. This was a 5.5 % increase over last year’s $25.82 billion in collections. More...

Posted 9/24/2014 08:08 AM

MUSIC TO THE MASSES

A huge crowd gathered at the Jourdanton City Park to enjoy the musical entertainment of Erik y Grupo Massore on Sunday, September 21. The St. More...

Posted 9/24/2014 08:08 AM

Local schools receive distinction designations for 2014

All five school districts in the Brush Country region had at least one campus earn a distinction designation, according to the Texas Education Agency’s 2014 accountability ratings. More...

Posted 9/17/2014 08:05 AM

County rocked by quake

Many residents in the Charlotte and Jourdanton area were startled Wednesday, Sept. 10, when a 3.2 magnitude earthquake shook the region. More...

Posted 9/17/2014 08:05 AM

Sports complex, pool in planning stage for Jourdanton

Jourdanton will see a new sports complex - specifically Little League baseball/softball fields - by the next season - as well as a new swimming pool, if all is approved. The sports complex idea has been under discussion for the past four years or so. More...

Posted 9/10/2014 08:13 AM

Pleasanton ISD Education Foundation to host Casino Night on Saturday

Longing to hit the tables Vegas-style but don’t have the funds to travel and do it up right? More...

Posted 9/10/2014 08:13 AM

Special Sections

News

Brush/bulky pick-up continues

The city-wide brush/ bulky trash clean up for Pleasanton started this week. The City of Pleasanton appreciates the cooperation of our residents and businesses in keeping Pleasanton beautiful. The second week of the pickup begins November 24-28. More...

Posted 11/19/2014 11:21 AM

Commissioners’ Court accepts canvass of returns for November 4 general election

Atascosa CountyCommissioners’ CourtSpecial MeetingNovember 17 , 20149:00 a.m.Ordered byHon. More...

Posted 11/19/2014 11:21 AM

Jourdanton superintendent squelches rumors of special education co-op

Superintendent Lana Collavo opened the Jourdanton ISD meeting with the Supplemental Funds Report. This annual report was formatted to show the values of the last ten years. More...

Posted 11/19/2014 11:21 AM

Living

RESIDENCE OF THE MONTH

The home of Rebecca Bowen, the November Residence of the Month, is located at 1312 Commerce. More...

Posted 11/19/2014 11:21 AM

2,800 free smoke alarms from Wayne Wright stop deaths in county

The Pleasanton Volunteer Fire Department has a way for people to protect themselves from fires and save money. The fire department teamed up with the Atascosa County Fire Marshal’s office to get 2,800 smoke alarms. More...

Posted 11/19/2014 11:21 AM

Zumba time!

The City of Pleasanton will sponsor a Turkey Burner Zumbathon, free for everyone. The event is set for Tuesday, Nov. 25, from 5:30-7 p.m at the Pleasanton Civic Center. Join five incredible Zumba instructors. Prizes and fun for all! More...

Posted 11/19/2014 11:21 AM

School

PHS STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

Pleasanton High School is proud to showcase the October Students of the Month. The 9th grade student is Jennifer Smith. Tenth grade is represented by Pedro Mares. More...

Posted 11/19/2014 11:21 AM

PHS LEGISLATES IN AUSTIN

Students from PHS traveled to the State Capitol in Austin, November 10, 2014 to participate in the 11th Student Legislative Session hosted by State Representative Ryan Guillen. More...

Posted 11/19/2014 11:21 AM

COASTAL BEND COLLEGE TOUR IN BEEVILLE

This week, 34 seniors participated in a college campus tour at Coastal Bend College in Beeville. More...

Posted 11/19/2014 11:21 AM

Obituaries

ISMAEL GARZA

Ismael Leal Garza (Smitty) passed away November 18, 2014 at the age of 63. Smitty was born June 19, 1952. More...

Posted 11/19/2014 11:22 AM

DORA ALANIZ

Dora B. Alaniz, born on July 11, 1931 in Charlotte went to be with the Lord on November 17, 2014 at the age of 83. She is preceded in death by her parents, Luis Bermea and Elvira Gomez Escalante; and her loving husband, Jesus S. Alaniz. More...

Posted 11/19/2014 11:21 AM

JERRY KOSUB

Jerry Morgan Kosub “Poppie” was born on October 10, 1940 and joined the Lord on November 13, 2014. More...

Posted 11/19/2014 11:21 AM

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

November 20 • Local Longhorn group meets Thursday evenings at 7 p.m. at All Saint’s Episcopal Church in Pleas., Hwy. 97 West, next to Granny D’s. • Pleasanton AA Newcomers group meets Thursday at 8:15 p.m. at More...

Posted 11/19/2014 11:21 AM

Community Calendar

November 5• CLA Estate Services to host FREE Estate Planning WorkshopWednesday, Nov. 5s at 9:30 a.m. at La Quinta Inn & Suites in Floresville (1910 10th St.). The workshop will provide info. More...

Posted 11/5/2014 04:05 PM

Community Calendar

October 30 • Local Longhorn group meets Thursday evenings at 7 p.m. at All Saint’s Episcopal Church in Pleas., Hwy. 97 West, next to Granny D’s. • Pleasanton AA Newcomers group meets Thursday at 8:15 p.m. at More...

Posted 10/29/2014 09:42 AM

Fishing for Fun

Springing Into The Season

With warmer weather upon us, area anglers can have something to smile about.Now that we are officially in spring, anglers should head out in search of spawning bass.White bass are known for spawning during this time of the month while black bass are More...

Posted 3/24/2014 08:48 AM

Times bleak during winter

February is a difficult time for anglers around the area.With water temperatures roughly teetering around the mid-50s, searching for receptive fish is a daunting task for anglers.As I prepared to write this entry, I peeked at the weekly fishing repor More...

Posted 2/13/2014 04:37 PM

Frigid temperatures keep anglers at bay

With winter setting in around the area, along with frigid temperatures in the forecast fishing is probably one of the last things I’m thinking about right now.Granted, the slimy film on top of the Atascosa River at River Park in Pleasanton has myster More...

Posted 1/24/2014 08:48 AM

TEAM KAISER A SUCCESS

Ethan, Dina and Eric Kaiser were thankful for all of the support at the TEAM KAISER fundraiser held last Saturday for Chief Kaiser. More...

Posted 11/19/2014 11:21 AM

Recount for Jourdanton council seat set

After the provisional votes were tallied last week, a lone vote separated two candidates for a seat on the Jourdanton City Council. Incumbent Raul (Roy) Morales ended up with 364 votes and his opponent, Rudy Segura had 363. More...

Posted 11/19/2014 11:21 AM

281/536 WRECK

Two vehicles collided on Hwy 281 & 536 North of Leming involving a four door Dodge Charger and a 4 door Kia Monday afternoon.Ata-BexarandPleasanton Volunteer Fire Departments were dispatched to as More...

Posted 11/19/2014 11:21 AM

Veteran honors civilians with flags

On a day where she should be honored for her service to our country, LTC Retired U.S. Army Veronica R. Hernandez made two stops in Pleasanton to show her gratitude to hometown folks with hometown service. More...

Posted 11/12/2014 01:30 PM

Military Wall at PHS

The Pleasanton High School Student Council will host the Military Wall of Honor again this year. More...

Posted 11/5/2014 04:05 PM

Hazardous waste collection set for Nov. 8 in Pleasanton

The City of Pleasanton along with Atascosa County will sponsor a household hazardous waste collection day on Saturday, November 8 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. More...

Posted 11/5/2014 04:05 PM

Pleasanton continues to rapidly grow

I sat down with Pleasanton City Manager, Bruce Pearson for an up-to-date review about progress in this city regarding projects and development. More...

Posted 11/5/2014 04:05 PM

MOTORCYCLE WRECKED

A motorcyclist was injured in an accident on Hwy 281 and 37. The accident occurred on October 29th. More...

Posted 11/5/2014 04:05 PM

Olle Crowned Queen

49th Cowboy Homecoming - another one for the books

Pleased with the crowds that attended the 49th annual Cowboy Homecoming, the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce is already thinking how they will top it for the 50th anniversary celebration next year. More...

Posted 10/29/2014 09:42 AM

St. Andrew’s turkey dinner

What better way to usher out October than to welcome the holiday season with St. Andrew Catholic Church’s annual turkey dinner? St. More...

Posted 10/22/2014 10:30 AM

Thursday night coronation, street dance kicks off 49th Cowboy Homecoming

The Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce has been working hard to make the 49th annual Cowboy Homecoming Festival another fun-filled event. More...

Posted 10/22/2014 10:30 AM

Lil’ Mr. and Miss Cowboy Homecoming chosen at pageant

Cuteness abounded at the Lil’ Mr. and Miss Cowboy Homecoming pageant with four contestants vying for the titles. More...

Posted 10/15/2014 08:14 AM

Man dies after being tased

Macario Cisnero Garcia, 54, of Pleasanton was pronounced dead at South Texas Regional Medical Center early Monday morning. More...

Posted 10/15/2014 08:14 AM

ALWAYS REMEMBERED

The widows of the fallen officers, family and friends - including law enforcement personnel from all over the area - gathered to remember the lives of Atascosa Deputies Thomas Monse, Mark Stephenson More...

Posted 10/15/2014 08:14 AM

St. Philip’s presents Intocable, Fowler, team roping this Sunday

Drawing on their successes over the past few years, St. Philip Benizi Catholic Church annual festival will once again serve more than food, fun and games. Over the years it has transformed into 12 hours of fun, with a heavy emphasis on music. More...

Posted 10/8/2014 08:24 AM

Area wrecks cause fatalities

Three young men lost their lives over the weekend due to two different wrecks. Pleasanton motorcyclist Joseph Anthony (Joe) Montgomery, 30, died at the scene of a crash at the intersection of State Hwy. 97 E. and Houston Street around 6:30 p.m. More...

Posted 10/8/2014 08:24 AM

Markers dedicated for SAU&G Railroad, old North Pleasanton

The much needed rain that fell Saturday morning, September 27, may have dampened the plans to unveil the new markers, but folks gathered despite the weather under a tent and umbrellas to attend the ceremony to dedicate the newest Texas Historial Mark More...

Posted 10/1/2014 09:55 AM

Be a part of National Night Out Oct. 7

The entire community is invited to join the Pleasanton Police Department as they host the 2nd annual National Night Out on Tuesday, Oct. 7. This free event will run from 6-9 p.m. at the Atascosa River Park in Pleasanton. More...

Posted 10/1/2014 09:55 AM

Attend “Sausage” railroad, North Pleasanton historical markers’ unveiling

Dedication ceremony this Saturday at 10 a.m.

The Atascosa County Historical Commission will be dedicating two markers - one for old North Pleasanton and the other for the San Antonio, Uvalde and Gulf (SAU&G - nicknamed the “Sausage” ) Railroad - this Saturday, September 27. More...

Posted 9/24/2014 08:08 AM

Picnic time for everyone

Food, Fun, and Fellowship for the Whole Family!

St. Matthew Catholic Church in Jourdanton will hold its annual picnic this Sunday, September 28. Fr. Kazimierz Oleksy and the parishioners of St. Matthew’s invite you to begin the celebration with us by joining us for Sunday Mass at 10:30 a.m. More...

Posted 9/24/2014 08:08 AM

Pleasanton bypass route helpful in many ways

Referring to the needs for the bypass route, Atascosa County Commissioner Bill Carroll, Precinct 4, said, “It’s entirely just a safety issue involved here, not only for the residents of the county and city of Pleasanton but even for peopl More...

Posted 9/17/2014 08:05 AM

A day to remember

JROTC offers morning 9/11 ceremony; H-E-B honors firemen and policemen with luncheon

The second annual Patriot Day ceremony was held at the Pleasanton High School courtyard on September 11. More...

Posted 9/17/2014 08:05 AM

Adiós

For 31 years Mary Gallegos has been a part of the heart and soul of the Pleasanton Express. More...

Posted 9/10/2014 08:13 AM

IH-37 ROLLOVER

The Jaws-of-Life were needed for an accident near mile marker 96 on IH 37, Tuesday, September 9. More...

Posted 9/10/2014 08:13 AM

Elect Cowboy Homecoming Queen this weekend

Cowboy Homecoming is about two months away - October 24-25 - and it is time to elect the Cowboy Homecoming Queen. The five young ladies who are running for queen have already secured a spot on the court. More...

Posted 9/3/2014 08:52 AM

Sports

Hunting the Brush Country

Meredith Rutherford harvested this buck on her family farm in Atascosa County Nov. 2. The 10-point buck had an inside spread of 18.5 inches, along with a 20-inch outside spread. More...

Posted 11/19/2014 11:21 AM

Indians Gearing Up For New Season

Jourdanton’s Zach Daughtry goes up for a layup in a scrimmage against John Paul II last week. The indians host Cotulla Friday night with tip-off set for 7:30 p.m. More...

Posted 11/19/2014 11:21 AM

Cowboys run past Nordheim to start year

The McMullen County junior high Cowboys kicked off their season with a win over Nordheim 54-12 last week. More...

Posted 11/19/2014 11:21 AM

Opinion & Columns

Marvin Deckert - “Hughes two-cone drill bit and my dad, uncles working on wooden derricks at Spindletop”

“Since I read your article about Baker Hughes last week, I wanted to tell you that my dad, Elmo Royce Deckert, had one of the first Hughes rotary bit watch fobs made,” said Marvin Deckert, former oil field employee retiree living in Pleas More...

Posted 11/19/2014 11:21 AM

FLASHBACK:

School buses vandalized

60 Years ago- More...

Posted 11/19/2014 11:21 AM

Rep. Cuellar reminds public enrollment period for health insurance ends Dec. 15

SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX28) announced that this year’s open enrollment period for health insurance began Saturday, Nov. 15. More...

Posted 11/19/2014 11:21 AM

Farm & Ranch

Larger loan amounts offered

Texas Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director Judith A. Canales reminds farmers and ranchers that the FSA borrowing limit for microloans increased from $35,000 to $50,000, effective Nov. 7. More...

Posted 11/19/2014 11:22 AM

Hamm chosen to visit Space Center

NASA’s Summer of Innovation is partnered with the Texas 4 - H Youth Development Program and the Texas A&M University Department of Geology and Geophysics to bring Texas student essay winners to Johnson Space Center on Wednesday, October 8, More...

Posted 11/19/2014 11:21 AM

South Texas CattleWomen host USO Day

South Texas CattleWomen hosted USO Day on the 707 Ranch near La Coste on Saturday, September 20, 2014. More...

Posted 11/19/2014 11:21 AM

Church

Local Bible Bowlers strike big results

Ten Pleasanton Church of Christ youth competed in the 31st annual Weber Road Church of Christ Bible Bowl in Corpus Christi on Saturday, Nov. 8. More...

Posted 11/19/2014 11:21 AM

FBC Poteet to hold John Moody Concert

Skillfully blending gospel music with Christian entertainment, John Moody has become a favorite at concerts, county fairs, picnics and churches across the country. More...

Posted 11/19/2014 11:21 AM

Surviving the Holidays meeting

In past years, the Christmas holiday season may have been a time of great anticipation and excitement … but this year, the prospect of facing the holidays without your loved one may cause anxiety and dread. You are not alone. More...

Posted 11/19/2014 11:21 AM

Legals

Legal Notices

PUBLIC ADVERTISEMENT FOR MANAGEMENT SERVICES The City of Christine is soliciting proposals from a qualified management consultant/firm to carry out several aspects of overall program management required by the City for implementation of the Texas Com More...

Posted 11/19/2014 11:21 AM

Misc

Sports Documents

Charlotte Basketball Schedule Jourdanton Boys Basketball Jourdanton Girls Basketball McMullen Basketball Schedule More...

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Submission Forms

General News Item Letter to the Editor Engagement Announcement Stork Club Birthdays Anniversary More...

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