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Strawberry royalty to be crowned Sat.

Farmers’ Market returns for locals

Amid a theme of “The Court of the Egyptian Nile,” the 2015 Poteet Strawberry Festival Queen and King will be crowned this Saturday, March 7. Organized by the Kappa Tau Sorority, the coronation is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. More...

Posted 3/4/2015 12:07 PM

Two accidents claim two lives over weekend

Two accidents over the weekend claimed the lives of a Rio Hondo man and a San Antonio man. According to DPS Trooper Jason Reyes, on Friday, Feb. More...

Posted 2/25/2015 11:26 AM

Turn -n-Burn set for March 13-14

Bellamy Brothers, Watson to headline 5th BBQ Cook-Off

The Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce and Western Premium BBQ Products (W3) are again partnering up for another bigger-than-life barbeque cook-off March 13 and 14. More...

Posted 2/25/2015 11:25 AM

Comptroller distributes $873 million statewide

(AUSTIN) — Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar said today that state sales tax revenue in January was $2.56 billion, up 11.2 percent compared to January 2014. More...

Posted 2/18/2015 11:14 AM

Oil/Gas mobile lab travels to Coastal Bend college sites

Coastal Bend College listened to the needs of the Oil and Gas Industry and with a grant with the Higher Education Coordinating Board, created a mobile, one-of-a-kind learning environment for the oilfield industry. More...

Posted 2/18/2015 11:14 AM

School bond has better chance of passing in May

Focus groups, input from community heard

A brand new elementary school and upgrades for other campuses may be the right combination to get a $63 million bond passed on May 9 for the Pleasanton Independent School District. More...

Posted 2/18/2015 11:14 AM

One more files for office

Candidates still have a little over two weeks to file for the upcoming municipal and school board elections that will be held on Saturday, May 9. More...

Posted 2/11/2015 01:49 PM

Railroad Commission drilling permits, stats shared

1,506 drilling permits issued in December, 2014

DECEMBER PERMITS TO DRILL More...

Posted 2/11/2015 01:49 PM

TxDOT distributes more resources to energy sectors

Reminds motorists to ‘Be Safe, Drive Smart.”

In an effort to address traffic crashes and roadway conditions in the increasingly busy energy sectors of the state, the Texas Department of Transportation is launching its “Be Safe. More...

Posted 2/4/2015 10:15 AM

UTSA holds forum to diversify economic activity

Eagle Ford cities in Atascosa County targeted

Thursday afternoon, January 29, representatives from the UTSA Institute for Community Development met with Atascosa County citizens at the Jourdanton Community Center. More...

Posted 2/4/2015 10:15 AM

THE PLEASANTON POLICE DEPARTMENT CRIME REPORT LOG

Janury 20 - January 26, 2015

Accident - Oaklawn (7), Main (2)Accident, Major - SecondAccident, Minor - Main, Hunt, Reed, Oaklawn (3), Bowen, Goodwin, AdamsAssault, Family Violence - AdamsBurglary of a Building - Cynthia, FrancisBurglary of Habitation - Virginia, GoodwinBurglary More...

Posted 1/28/2015 11:21 AM

Warrant yields arrests

An investigation that brought Narcotics Investigators from the Atascosa County Sheriff’s Office, the Pleasanton Police Department and the Jourdanton Police Department all working together culminated last night when officers from all three agenc More...

Posted 1/28/2015 11:21 AM

Atacosa County reported at full employment in Dec.

Workforce Solutions Alamo releases Labor Market Information

San Antonio, Texas–Workforce Solutions Alamo released information today indicating that the Atascosa County unemployment rate decreased to 3.7 percent in December, down from 4.4 percent reported in November. More...

Posted 1/28/2015 11:21 AM

WHERE ARE THEY?

Greg Cisnero, 26, was last seen in Jourdanton on January 11, 2014. If anyone has information please contact Jourdanton Police Department. 830-769-2241. Michelle Longoria- Villarreal, 33, was last seen on FM 173 on January 31, 2014. More...

Posted 1/21/2015 12:20 PM

Stock show breaks records ... again

Sales total $786,155 for Atascosa youth

Though the sales price for the Grand Champion steer was down from last year’s record-breaking amount, the 61st Atascosa County Livestock Show held its own and came out as another one for the books overall. More...

Posted 1/21/2015 12:20 PM

Gaitan killed in one car crash in Poteet

The Charlotte community is mourning the loss of 34-year-old Juan Gaitan Jr., who died after crashing his car this past weekend in Poteet. According to Poteet Police Chief Plutarco Castro, on Sunday, Jan. 11, at about 5:30 p.m. More...

Posted 1/14/2015 11:13 AM

Jourdanton officer fatally shoots man

A 43-year-old Jourdanton man, Rick McClendon, died after a confrontation with Jourdanton police officers on Tuesday, January 13. At around 11:30 a.m., officers were dispatched to a residence on Olive Street. More...

Posted 1/14/2015 11:13 AM

‘Indian Joe’ murdered

A well-known handyman in Poteet was murdered on December 29. When the death of Manuel “Indian Joe” Cantu, 66, hit social media, many folks responded and sent their condolences. More...

Posted 1/7/2015 12:05 PM

Breaking News - 1/5/2015 11:23 AM

Two arrested in firefighter murder

Two arrested for firefighter murder More...

Posted 1/5/2015 11:13 AM

Looking back through 2014

Time - measured by minutes, hours, days, weeks and years - goes by faster these days it seems. Here is the year in review - stories from the front pages of the Pleasanton Express. January More...

Posted 12/31/2014 10:40 AM

Gas is back on

Campbellton residents affected

Campbellton residents’ gas supply was interrupted for a few days during this cold weather snap. More...

Posted 12/31/2014 10:40 AM

Jourdanton’s new complex wins contest

When designing the new municipal building for the City of Jourdanton, the Mission Revival architecture style of the Atascosa County Courthouse was kept in mind on the plans of the prefabricated concrete structure. More...

Posted 12/23/2014 09:02 AM

SNOW DAY!

While it may not be a white Christmas in the Brush Country, there were a few hours of man-made snow where young and old could slide down the hill during the Cowboy Fellowship Snow Day event held last More...

Posted 12/23/2014 09:02 AM

O HOLY NIGHT

Cast members of First United Methodist Church Christmas play sing the final song. Left to right on the top row are: Brooke Rankin, Lauren Trapp, Brandi Barnett and Kinley Graf. More...

Posted 12/17/2014 10:44 AM

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News

PHS SCHOOL ELECTIVES NIGHT FEATURED COASTAL BEND

George Fiegel, who holds a Level I Certificate in oil and gas technology along with certificates in Haz-mat, Lock-Out/ Tag-Out, CPR & First Aid along with other oil industry qualifications is dis More...

Posted 3/4/2015 12:07 PM

Atascosa County Judge Bob Hurley gives update

“My new job as your County Judge is very exciting,” said Atascosa County Judge Bob Hurley, continuing, “Out of the first eight weeks of office I have been in training for two weeks. More...

Posted 3/4/2015 12:07 PM

Officer Patchett joins Jourdanton ISD as new resource officer

Jourdanton Police Chief Eric Kaiser addressed the Jourdanton School Board on the new school resource officer. Tina Patchett has been assigned that role and is very enthusiastic about working with the kids. More...

Posted 3/4/2015 12:07 PM

Living

‘Don’t Be a Litterbug’ Contest huge success

The Jourdanton Garden Club sponsored their fifth “Don’t Be a Litterbug” Contest, which was open to all elementary children, grades first-fifth attending Jourdanton schools. More...

Posted 3/4/2015 12:08 PM

American Cancer Society urges colon cancer screening

SAN ANTONIO - While a combination of earlier detection and better treatments have yielded a steady decline in the colorectal cancer death rate over the past 20 years, colorectal cancer will kill nearly 50,000 people in the U.S. More...

Posted 3/4/2015 12:08 PM

LOST DOG

The public’s help is needed to find this lost dog, “Shadow.” He is a 6-year-old male, Australian Shepherd/Border Collie mix weighing between 40-75 pounds. More...

Posted 3/4/2015 12:07 PM

School

Schaefer Wins January Cadet of the Month Board

Cadet Staff Sergeant Calvin C. Schaefer, Bravo Company, wins Pleasanton High School Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) Cadet of the Month Board (COTM) for the month of January 2015. More...

Posted 3/4/2015 12:07 PM

Dean’s List at SFA

NACOGDOCHES - The following students have been named to the Dean’s List at Stephen F. More...

Posted 3/4/2015 12:07 PM

JHS Debate team headed to state meet

Jourdanton High School has qualified four students for the 2014-15 UIL State Cross-Examination Debate Meet to be held March 16-21, at the University of Texas at Austin. More...

Posted 3/4/2015 12:07 PM

Church

Navigators Basketball tourney rescheduled

Bob Byrd of The Navigators would like to inform the public that their basketball tournament originally scheduled for March 1 was cancelled. It has been moved to Sunday, March 29. More...

Posted 3/4/2015 12:07 PM

Carseat inspection in Charlotte

Are your children buckled up correctly? More than 8 out of 10 car seats are installed incorrectly! Make sure your child is riding correctly. Get a free inspection on Wednesday, March 11 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

Posted 3/4/2015 12:07 PM

Plate sale at Crosspoint Fellowship Church

There will be a chicken and sausage barbeque plate sale on March 7 at Crosspoint Fellowship Church. Come out and support Crosspoint Fellowship as they send some members to Haiti to do mission work and spread the gospel. More...

Posted 3/4/2015 12:07 PM

Community Calendar

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Posted 3/4/2015 12:07 PM

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Posted 2/25/2015 11:26 AM

Community Calendar

February 19 • 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 2/18/2015 11:14 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

Election filings: some confusion and one seat empty

The May 9 elections for both Pleasanton and Poteet had some last minute filings on Friday, February 27. One seat has no candidate and another may not be eligible. More...

Posted 3/4/2015 12:07 PM

Fatal shooting at oil field yard still under investigation

According to Atascosa County Sheriff David Soward, a fatal shooting occurred Thursday, February 26 around 10:30 a.m. More...

Posted 3/4/2015 12:07 PM

Breaking News - 2/27/2015 4:23 PM

Fatal shooting at oil field yard

According to Atascosa County Sheriff David Soward, a fatal shooting occurred Thursday, February 26 around 10:30 a.m. More...

Posted 2/26/2015 05:43 PM

Primrose home destroyed in fire

An account has been set up at www.gofundme.com/msgy6K under the name “Gilham-Villa Family Relief Fund,” to assist the family whose home was lost in a fire, Thursday, Feb. 19. More...

Posted 2/25/2015 11:26 AM

9-month-old injured, alleged abuser arrested

Jourdanton Police Investigators arrested Erwin Cook, age 21 of Jourdanton, on Monday, February 23 . This case stemmed from information that police received regarding severe injuries to a 9-month-old female over the weekend. More...

Posted 2/25/2015 11:25 AM

Filing deadline approaches

Candidates have until Friday, February 27 to file for public office in the upcoming municipal and school board elections. The elections for Pleasanton and Poteet will be held on Saturday, May 9. More...

Posted 2/18/2015 11:14 AM

Dr. Mann named PISD lone finalist for superintendent

In a unanimous 7-0 vote, the Pleasanton ISD School Board named Dr. Matthew Mann as the lone finalist for the Superintendent position. In accordance with state law, the district must wait 21 days before officially offering Mann a contract. More...

Posted 2/18/2015 11:14 AM

Sheriff’s Deputies seize $20K worth of Methamphetamine

On February 9, an Atascosa County Deputy Sheriff conducted a traffic stop on FM 476 near Old Rock Road about four miles southwest of Somerset. The deputy stopped a Ford Expedition for an inspection sticker violation around 3:00 p.m. More...

Posted 2/11/2015 01:49 PM

CommZoom Communications to offer internet, phone, video

At the February 5 Pleasanton City Council meeting, veteran media executive and now Chief Executive Officer of CommZoom Communications, LLC Bob Cohen, presented his company’s information and timelime for completion for high speed internet, Voice More...

Posted 2/11/2015 01:49 PM

Election filings slow

Candidates for the upcoming municipal and school board elections that will be held on Saturday, May 9, have until February 27, 2015 to file. More...

Posted 2/4/2015 10:15 AM

Workshop for parks master plan held

About 25 civic minded citizens gathered at the Pleasanton Civic Center on Tuesday, Feb. 3 to attend the first workshop for the City of Pleasanton Parks Master Plan. More...

Posted 2/4/2015 10:15 AM

City of Pleasanton Parks Master Plan meeting Tuesday, Feb. 3 at 6 p.m.

Parks and recreation workshop for public input at Pleasanton Civic Center

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Posted 2/3/2015 12:17 PM

Filing for May elections officially opens today

Candidates for the upcoming municipal and school board elections that will be held on Saturday, May 9, can begin to file today. More...

Posted 1/28/2015 11:21 AM

Sales and use tax up as are jobs according to new Comptroller

Job growth, sales tax collections and building permits all signal that the Texas economy continues to outpace the national economy. More...

Posted 1/28/2015 11:21 AM

Grand Champion steer sells for $15,000

Even though the Mc- Mullen County Livestock Show overall numbers were down from last year, individuals and businesses still turned out and spent $382,800. 2014’s amount was $512,000. Grand Champions More...

Posted 1/28/2015 11:21 AM

McMullen Co. prepares for their show

The McMullen County Livestock Show will be underway this Friday and Saturday, January 23 and 24. Judging will begin at 6 p.m. with Rabbits and Poultry on Friday. Saturday’s judging starts at 7:3-0 a.m. with Swine, Goats, Lambs and Steers. More...

Posted 1/21/2015 12:20 PM

OFFICIALS SWORN IN

81st District Judge Donna Rayes administers the Oath of Office to Atascosa County elected officials on January 1. Left to right are Bill Torans, County Commissioner Pct. More...

Posted 1/14/2015 11:13 AM

Youth ready to shine at Livestock Show

After months of hard work, 515 local 4-H and FFA youth will see how well their livestock and mechanic projects measure up at the 61st annual Atascosa Livestock Show. More...

Posted 1/14/2015 11:13 AM

VICKS ARE READY FOR SHOW

Mason Vick and his Simbrah steer “Oreo” and Madilyn Vick with her Chia steer “Midnight Star” get help from their little brother and barn assistant MaCade Vick for the 61st Ata More...

Posted 1/7/2015 12:05 PM

Two arrested for firefighter’s murder

Four days after the murder of Primrose volunteer firefighter Todd Daniel Hayney on January 1, the second of two suspects was arrested. More...

Posted 1/7/2015 12:05 PM

GOOD FOR THE GEESE

Tuesday morning, January 6, wild geese could be seen foraging in a harvested peanut field east of Pleasanton on SH 97. More...

Posted 1/7/2015 12:05 PM

Sales use and tax still up from last year

(AUSTIN) — Texas Comptroller Susan Combs said today that state sales tax revenue in November was $2.66 billion, up 10.7 percent compared to November 2013. More...

Posted 12/31/2014 10:40 AM

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Posted 12/23/2014 09:02 AM

Use caution while handling fireworks

Atascosa County Fire Marshal Todd Perna is asking everyone to be extra careful during this holiday season while handling fireworks. More...

Posted 12/23/2014 09:02 AM

Clinesmith to resign as PISD superintendent

In her monthly brief to Pleasanton ISD personnel, Dr. Cynthia Clinesmith announced she would be tendering her resignation to the school board. More...

Posted 12/23/2014 09:02 AM

Sports

Several Trojans named All-District

Charlotte sophomore David Munoz was named Co-Offensive MVP in District 30-2A after the All-District awards were released this week. “They were happy,” Charlotte head coach Matt Ramos said. More...

Posted 3/4/2015 12:08 PM

Eagles Selected To All-District Teams

Pleasanton Eagles Zach Smith (left) and Eric Del Toro pose for a photo after earning First Team All-Distirct honors this week. Jace Llamas was selected to the Honorable Mention team for the Eagles. More...

Posted 3/4/2015 12:08 PM

Jourdanton Hunter Harvests Boar

Jourdanton 8-year old Bryce Andrus shot this big boar while hunting with his older brother Cole and his dad, Darrell, Feb. 21 while using a .243 rifle from 100 yards away. More...

Posted 3/4/2015 12:08 PM

Opinion & Columns

2013 winners awarded at 2014 Chamber banquet

CHAMBER PRESIDENTS More...

Posted 3/4/2015 12:07 PM

PAST AWARD RECIPIENTS

Lions Club Man of the Year More...

Posted 3/4/2015 12:07 PM

PLEASANTON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AWARDS BANQUET

Featured SpeakerMayor Clint Powell“State of Our City” Thursday, March 5, 2015 $10 • 6 p.m. - Reception & Dinner • 7 p.m. More...

Posted 3/4/2015 12:07 PM

Farm & Ranch

San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo—Junior Shootout

Eighteen members from Atascosa 4-H Shooting Sports competed at the 2015 S.A.L.E. Junior Shootout February 19-21 at the National Shooting Complex in San Antonio. More...

Posted 3/4/2015 12:08 PM

WAGNER PLACES IN SAN ANGELO

Rebekah Wagner, Poteet FFA, placed 4th place with her Dark Cross gilt at the San Angelo Stock Show. Rebekah is a senior at Poteet High school and is the daughter of Larry and Kathy Wagner. More...

Posted 3/4/2015 12:08 PM

USDA provides one-time extension of deadline to update base acres or yield history for ARC/PLC Programs

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently announced that a one-time extension will be provided to producers for the new safety-net programs established by the 2014 Farm Bill, known as Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC). More...

Posted 3/4/2015 12:08 PM

Obituaries

SUSIE STUTTS

Susie Matthews Stutts, age 100, of Pleasanton, Texas was called to join Our Lord on February 28, 2015 in Pleasanton. More...

Posted 3/4/2015 12:08 PM

JERRY MILLS

Jerry Wayne Mills, age 66 of Pleasanton, died Feb. 27, 2015 in Leander, Texas. He was born in Orange, Texas on Mar. 12, 1948 to Ireland and Doris Mills. Jerry graduated from A. C. Jones High School in Beeville in 1966. More...

Posted 3/4/2015 12:08 PM

SANTOS GUTIERREZ

Santos Gutierrez, age 80, of Pleasanton, began her journey to the Gates of Heaven on Friday, February 27, 2015 in San Antonio surrounded by family. Santos was born on July 5, 1934 to Juan DeDios and Flora Cano Guerrero in George West. More...

Posted 3/4/2015 12:08 PM

Legals

Legal Notices

NOTICE TO PUBLIC: The Pleasanton City Council adopted Ordinance No. 15-1132 at the Regular Session of February 19, 2015. The caption of the ordinance is shown below: ORDINANCE More...

Posted 3/4/2015 12:08 PM

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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Frequently Asked Questions

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