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Suspect arrested

The Atascosa County Sheriff’s Office has made an arrest in the February 5 burglary of a residence on Parsons Road east of Pleasanton. Sergeant Kevin Draughn investigated the burglary where around $10,000 in household items were stolen. More...

Posted 7/30/2014 09:00 AM

Rodeo Festival fast approaching

Cowboy of the Year, Hall of Fame announced - plus Mark Chesnutt headlines on Saturday

The Young Farmers are getting ready for the Pleasanton Young Farmers’ Cowboy of the Year Open Rodeo Festival. Natalie Rose will perform after the Cowboy of the Year, South Texas Hall of Fame presentations and rodeo on Friday, August 15. More...

Posted 7/23/2014 09:33 AM

Caballero indicted for Tampering with Governmental Record

Court documents obtained on July 17, 2014 revealed an indictment was handed down charging Justice of the Peace, Pct. 1 Betty Caballero with the offense of Tampering with Governmental Record. More...

Posted 7/23/2014 09:33 AM

Citizens Concerned about future of Carrizo Aquifer

A panel discussion on the impact of SAWS desalination project on the Atascosa County water supply was held at the Pleasanton Community Center, Monday evening, July 21. More...

Posted 7/23/2014 09:33 AM

KEEPING COOL

Keeping cool this summer Joshua Herrera plays with a water hose. Joshua is the son of Chris and Vanessa Herrera of Poteet. More...

Posted 7/23/2014 09:33 AM

Breaking News - 7/18/2014 5:05 PM

Caballero indicted for Tampering with Governmental Record

Court documents obtained on July 17, 2014 revealed an indictment was handed down charging Justice of the Peace, Pct. More...

Posted 7/18/2014 05:05 PM

Breaking News - 7/16/2014 10:27 AM

Coronado shot

The Pleasanton Police Department sent the following press release. More...

Posted 7/16/2014 10:12 AM

Poteet man missing since holidays

Three still unaccounted

Joel Martinez Jr. was reported missing July 5 in Poteet according to Atascosa County Sheriff David Soward. “His last known location was a residence in Poteet,” Soward said. More...

Posted 7/16/2014 08:59 AM

Czech Day this Sunday

The sauerkraut is almost ready, kolaches are being baked, and the Markmann Polkateers are gearing up to play lots of polka music while visitors enjoy a fabulous Czech meal. That could only mean one thing: CZECH DAY!!! Yes, indeed, St. More...

Posted 7/16/2014 08:59 AM

Breaking News - 7/9/2014 5:06 PM

Murder suspect arrested

John Bryan Finch was arrested hiding in a closet at a residence in Charlotte.  The arrest was made by Atascosa County Sheriff's Officers and members of the U.S. Marshals Service Lone Star Fugitive Task Force. More...

Posted 7/9/2014 05:04 PM

Poteet recreation trail opens

The Poteet Middle Camino Real Recreation Trail (phase one) officially opened Monday, June 30, 2014. The ceremony began with an introduction and welcome by former Poteet Mayor Irene Escamilla Ramos which was followed by the pledge of allegiance. More...

Posted 7/9/2014 08:59 AM

Water expansion approved for Pleasanton

The City of Pleasanton’s Master Plan – a concerted effort to answer the city’s needs over the next 10 years – has some very specific goals. More...

Posted 7/9/2014 08:59 AM

St. Philip’s Parish Hall breaks ground Sunday

Parishioners at St. Philip Benizi Catholic Church in Poteet celebrated a longawaited, historical event on Sunday, June 29– the ground-breaking of their new Parish Hall. More...

Posted 7/2/2014 09:01 AM

STAR SPANGLED CELEBRATION

Come out and enjoy an evening of free food, entertainment and fireworks at Jourdanton’s American Pride Day at Jourdanton City Park. More...

Posted 7/2/2014 09:01 AM

Breaking News - 6/25/2014 2:40 PM

$2000 reward offered for assistance in Wadkins Murder

John Bryan Finch of Charlotte sought

At this hour, the Atascosa County Sheriff's Office is asking for assistance in locating the second suspect in the case, who investigators More...

Posted 6/25/2014 02:13 PM

TASTY COMBO

Entertainment for the return of the Taste of Atascosa will be provided by Wade Hill, Toby Hill and Brian Anderson. More...

Posted 6/25/2014 09:03 AM

Pleasanton Express wins top state press award

The Better Newspaper Contest awarded the coveted Sweepstakes award to the Pleasanton Express last Saturday. The contest was held during the Texas Press Association (TPA) Leadership Retreat held in Corpus Christi June 19-21. More...

Posted 6/25/2014 09:03 AM

Three county residents murdered

Three people from our county have lost their lives violently over the course of one week. Last Wednesday, a young mother from Jourdanton, Lindsey Wadkins, was found murdered on Taylor Road. More...

Posted 6/25/2014 09:03 AM

Historical sales tax allocation

Texas Comptroller Susan Combs reported that state sales tax revenue in May was $2.45 billion, up 8.5 percent compared to May 2013. More...

Posted 6/18/2014 08:58 AM

Pleasanton man found with funny money, drugs

Larry Leroy Twigg, 57 of Pleasanton, has been charged after Atascosa County Deputies and investigators foiled a counterfeit operation yesterday. More...

Posted 6/18/2014 08:58 AM

County hosts simulated wreck

Tuesday morning, June 10, Atascosa County EMS personnel, Jourdanton and Pleasanton Fire Departments, Atascosa and Bexar County Fire Marshals arranged a simulated wreck scene. Location for the staged wreck was about a mile west of SH 16 on FM 162. More...

Posted 6/11/2014 09:57 AM

Land Use Assumption, Impact Fee plan presented to Pleasanton council

It is no surprise that this area is growing and with this growth, leaders are planning to handle it in a proactive manner. More...

Posted 6/11/2014 09:56 AM

Poteet substitute allegedly involved with student

POTEET– The Poteet Police Department was contacted by Poteet High School officials regarding allegations of an improper relationship between a teacher and a student May 28. More...

Posted 6/11/2014 09:56 AM

Narcotics Bust

The Atascosa County Sheriff's Office Narcotics Investigations Unit executed a search warrant May 28th in the 500 block of Timbercreek in the Shalimar Subdivision seizing a large quantity of drugs, according to Sheriff David Soward. More...

Posted 6/4/2014 09:27 AM

Council welcomes Best, Prasifka

Two new Pleasanton City Councilmembers, Douglas Best and Diana Prasifka, took their oath of office at the Thursday, May 15 council meeting. Best, a native of Springfield, Ohio, fills the vacancy for District 1, which Jimmy Magel held for 18 years. More...

Posted 6/4/2014 09:27 AM

Special Sections

News

Village Inn Restaurant breaks ground in Pleasanton

Village Inn, the familydining brand known for serving quality breakfast all day and The Best Pie in America®, has broken ground on two new restaurants, one companyowned and one franchiseowned. More...

Posted 7/30/2014 09:00 AM

Commissioners’ Court accepts bid for construction of new Precinct 2 Justice Court Building

Atascosa CountyCommissioners’ CourtSpecial MeetingJuly 28, 20149:00 a.m.Ordered byHon. More...

Posted 7/30/2014 09:00 AM

C&J ENERGY SERVICES JOB FAIR

Christina Ramirez and Robin Urrea greet potential employees at the C & J Energy Services job fair Tuesday, July 28th at the Floresville Event Center. More...

Posted 7/30/2014 09:00 AM

Living

Atascosa Health Center conducts community health care needs assessment meeting with Atascosa County residents

The Atascosa Health Center, Inc. More...

Posted 7/30/2014 09:00 AM

Cinema in the Park events in August

The Pleasanton Hispanic Chamber of Commerce will once again host Cinema in the Park on Aug. 2 and Aug. 23. The free, family-fun event takes place at the Atascosa River Park in Pleasanton. All shows will begin near sunset (about 8:30 p.m.). More...

Posted 7/30/2014 09:00 AM

Jourdanton Hermann Sons Dance classes

Registration for Dance, Tumbling and Twirling classes is available online this year by visiting the Hermann Sons web page. The officers will be available to help with registration and/or answer any questions you may have on Friday, Aug. More...

Posted 7/30/2014 09:00 AM

School

6th 6 Weeks

Charlotte Elementary All A’s 2nd grade - Antonio Garcia, Alexandria Canfield 3rd grade - Gerald Segundo, Gabriel Bermea, Andru Castillo, Carley Pruett, Ariel Ramon More...

Posted 7/30/2014 09:00 AM

After School Care for PISD PreK – 6th grade

With the start of school just around the corner, PISD wants to help parents get ready for the year. Pleasanton ISD is excited to again offer the Beyond the Bell Program to provide after school care. More...

Posted 7/30/2014 09:00 AM

Districtwide registration

Pleasanton ISD is excited to welcome all new Eagles to the district. Please join us on August 4th and 5th to get registered for the 2014-2015 school year. More...

Posted 7/30/2014 09:00 AM

Obituaries

DOROTHY MOORE

Dorothy Jean Moore, age 96, passed away on July 26, 2014 in Floresville, TX. Dorothy was born April 16, 1918 in Dallas. She was a volunteer for many years at Santa Rosa Hospital. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. More...

Posted 7/30/2014 09:01 AM

JOHN HUIE

John Eddie Huie, Sr. passed away on July 25, 2014 in Fredericksburg at the age of 86. John was born January 14, 1928 in Pearsall to Charles and Edna Powell Huie. The youngest of nine children, John married Evangeline Autry on February 1, 1950. More...

Posted 7/30/2014 09:01 AM

BILLIE WISDOM

Billie Elijah Wisdom entered into eternal rest on July 22, 2014 at the age of 87. He was born on November 14, 1926 in Von Ormy, Texas to George and Ola Dee (Bishop) Wisdom. More...

Posted 7/30/2014 09:01 AM

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

July 31 • Local Longhorn group meets Thursday evenings at 7 p.m. at All Saint’s Episcopal Church in Pleas., Hwy. 97 West, next to Whiffeltree’s. •Pleasanton AA Newcomers group meets Thursday at 8:15 p.m. at More...

Posted 7/30/2014 09:00 AM

Community Calendar

July 23-24 •St. John Lutheran and Jourdanton United Methodist Church will be hosting a Vacation Bible School at St. John Luthern, Hwy 97, Jourdanton on Sunday, July 20-Thursday, July 24 from 6-8:30 p.m. Call Michele at 830-534-9390. July 24 More...

Posted 7/23/2014 09:34 AM

Community Calendar

July 9 & 16 • The Alzheimer’s Association will hold a workshop from 10-11:30 a.m. at the Pleasanton Civic Center, 108 2nd St., Pleas. Part Two: The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia, and Alzheimer’s Disease, will be July More...

Posted 7/9/2014 09:00 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 09:48 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 05:37 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 09:48 AM

Comptroller releases sales tax figures; tax free holiday announced

(AUSTIN) — Texas Comptroller Susan Combs said today that state sales tax revenue in June was $2.24 billion, up 3.7 percent compared to June 2013. More...

Posted 7/30/2014 09:00 AM

Coronado arrested on warrants

Arrested on Monday, July 28 was Charlie Coronado following a brief stand-off with the Pleasanton Police Department. Coronado had several felony warrants against him and was located outside of a dwelling at the 800 block of Market Street. More...

Posted 7/30/2014 09:00 AM

PLAYGROUND PROGRESS

Robert Garcia and his crew continue to make progress renovating the Atascosa River Park playground in Pleasanton. Pictured (l to r) Logan Rodriguez, Robert Garcia, John Gosnell and Michael Garcia. More...

Posted 7/30/2014 09:00 AM

POTEET’S FRESH NEW LOOK

A ribbon cutting and open house was held for the new Poteet High School athletic facility this past Monday. Poteet School Board members were on hand for the ceremony. More...

Posted 7/23/2014 09:33 AM

Coronado murdered

Three weeks after his son’s murder, Daniel Coronado Sr. was shot to death at his home on Dallas Street in Pleasanton. More...

Posted 7/23/2014 09:33 AM

Former Fugitive Arrested Again

Thursday night search yields arrest

A former Texas Department of Public Safety Most Wanted Fugitive has been captured once again. More...

Posted 7/23/2014 09:33 AM

Breaking News - 7/19/2014 9:32 AM

Thursday night search yields arrest

A collaborative effort between officers of the Pleasanton Police Department and the Atascosa County Sheriff's Office, executed a search warrant on July 17, 2014 at a residence located at the 800 block of Trade Street. More...

Posted 7/18/2014 05:08 PM

Yesteryear Festival to celebrate 21 years this Saturday, July 19

The 21st Annual Yesteryear Festival will be this Saturday, July 19 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. on the grounds of the Longhorn Museum. If you’re looking for a great FREE summer activity for your kids, then mark your calendar for Saturday, July 19. More...

Posted 7/16/2014 08:59 AM

Finch found

Another arrested for hindering apprehension

On Wednesday July 9, 2014 murder suspect John Bryan Finch, age 29 of Charlotte, was arrested at a residence in Charlotte hiding in a closet wrapped up in a bed spread comforter. More...

Posted 7/16/2014 08:59 AM

GRINDING ON MAIN

Issac Rodriguez of Pleasanton shows off his grinding skills on a low rail during the skateboarding event this past Saturday during Art On Main. See more about this event on page 1B. More...

Posted 7/16/2014 08:59 AM

A BEAUTIFUL 4TH

The City of Jourdanton again celebrated the 4th of July. There was food, fun and fireworks for all to enjoy. More...

Posted 7/9/2014 08:59 AM

A PATRIOTIC WEEKEND RIDE

Rooster Drake went for a ride this past weekend at the bullriding event held at Cowboy Fellowship. More...

Posted 7/9/2014 08:59 AM

Cowboy of the Year search begins

Cowboy of the Year - this title is given to a genuine, hard-working individual that not only knows all things cowboy, but is also respected by his peers. More...

Posted 7/9/2014 08:59 AM

Second Baptist Chapel unveils Historical Marker

On Sunday, June 29, members of the Second Baptist Chapel of Pleasanton and members of the Atascosa County Historical Commission gathered to dedicate an Official Texas Historical Marker in honor of the church’s rich history. More...

Posted 7/2/2014 09:01 AM

Delgado arrested in Wadkins murder

John Bryan Finch still at large

Atascosa County Sheriff David Soward announced last Wednesday, June 25, 2014, that one arrest has been made in the murder of Lindsey Wadkins, 29, of Jourdanton that occurred the evening of Wednesday, June 18. More...

Posted 7/2/2014 09:01 AM

Breaking News - 6/25/2014 3:04 PM

Suspect Arrested in Wadkins Murder

Sheriff's office calls for help in locating second suspect

Suspect arrested in Wadkins murder, another sought Atascosa County Sheriff David Soward has announced at 12 Noon today, June 25, 2014, that one arrest has been made in the murder of Lindsey Wadkins, 29, of Jourdanton that occurred last Wednesday e More...

Posted 6/25/2014 01:45 PM

St. Rose of Lima honor Msgr. Wagner; picnic held, too

The annual picnic for St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church will be held this Sunday, June 29. Barbeque brisket and sausage plates will be served at 11 a.m. Plates will be sold for $7. Mass will be held at 11:30 a.m. with Monsignor John A. More...

Posted 6/25/2014 09:03 AM

Mother abandons 9-year-old daughter at hospital

The Jourdanton Police Department has charged Patricia Woodrow, 31, for abandoning and endangering a child after the mother dropped off her 9-yearold daughter at South Texas Regional Medical Center last week in Jourdanton. More...

Posted 6/25/2014 09:03 AM

THE JOY OF SUMMER

Brandon Morales of Pleasanton shows his joy while playing in the water during a water day at First Baptist Church in Pleasanton. More...

Posted 6/25/2014 09:03 AM

Taste of Atascosa is Back

County event next Thursday

Ready to sample some of the best food offered throughout the county under one roof? Then make plans to attend the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce’s Taste of Atascosa and auctions. More...

Posted 6/18/2014 08:58 AM

Plane crashes near municipal airport

A 414 Cessna twin engine plane crashed outside Pleasanton Monday around 7 p.m. at the Pleasanton Municipal Airport. No injuries were reported by the six passengers on board. More...

Posted 6/18/2014 08:58 AM

Man charged with arson

POTEET– The Poteet Police Department was dispatched to 1511 FM 476 Sunday at 5 p.m. after a call for a structure fire. Roger Rey Garza, 26 of Poteet, allegedly started a fire in the hallway and living room of his mobile home. More...

Posted 6/11/2014 09:56 AM

PEDESTRIAN HIT BY VEHICLE

Airlife was dispatched after this man was involved in a car-pedestrian accident on Hwy. 281 in Pleasanton Friday around 10:20 p.m. More...

Posted 6/11/2014 09:56 AM

Atascosa County Fire Marshal Todd Perna comments on lifting Burn Ban

The Burn Ban in effect in Atascosa County was lifted on May 14 due to increasing rain. The rainfall pattern increased even more this past week when Atascosa County experienced rain totals up to seven inches in some areas. More...

Posted 6/4/2014 09:27 AM

Sports

Eagle Lanes Summer League Results

Monday Night– 7/14Men High GameDanny Stone: 667Patrick Sorola: 248 Women High GameCarol Martin: 628Sarah Rodriguez: 229 TeamSo-Rollers2,567 More...

Posted 7/30/2014 09:01 AM

Indians Go Summer Camping

Jourdanton athletic director/head football coach Darrell Andrus talks with summer camp participants earlier this week. The camp began Monday and runs through tomorrow at Indian Stadium. More...

Posted 7/30/2014 09:01 AM

Trojans Take Diamond In Florida

Charlotte seniors James DeLeon (left) and Joey Garza are headed to Florida to participate on two separate baseball teams by Under Armour Baseball Factory. More...

Posted 7/30/2014 09:01 AM

Opinion & Columns

WellAware growing “Leaps and Bounds” with leading international businessmen on board

In the November 27, 2013 edition of the Pleasanton Express, my Oil and Gas article pertained to a new ‘leading edge’ company called WellAware, started by CEO & Co-Founder, Matt Harrison. More...

Posted 7/30/2014 09:00 AM

FLASHBACK:

All-American to coach in Charlotte

60 Years ago- A Little All-American from Sam Houston college in Huntsville will be head coach at Charlotte high school this year. He is Larry Kesling, who starred at end for the Sam Houston team last fall. More...

Posted 7/30/2014 09:00 AM

Last chance for Summer Snapshot submissions

Time’s up, buttercups! Get your Summer Snapshot to us by noon tomorrow, July 31, 2014. You can submit via email, jmachado@pleasantonexpress.com. We will add them to the Facebook album “Summer Snapshot Contest 2014”. More...

Posted 7/30/2014 09:00 AM

Farm & Ranch

Atascosa AG News

State Horse Show News

Members of the Atascosa Club of Equine Enthusiasts did well at the State 4-H Horse show in Abilene this July. Charity Harris was 11th in Trail Riding and Champion Gelding 5 & Over. More...

Posted 7/30/2014 09:01 AM

Verdilizer

Friends are a gift

I don’t know about you, but I have been overwhelmed several times in the last few weeks with all the celebrations and remembrances about special anniversaries for our country. More...

Posted 7/30/2014 09:01 AM

I Can: Achieve

Members from the Jourdanton FFA chapter attended the 86th annual Texas FFA State Convention held July 14-18 in Fort Worth, Texas. More...

Posted 7/30/2014 09:01 AM

Church

Tim Archer at Church of Christ

On Wednesday, Aug. 6, the Pleasanton Church of Christ will welcome Tim Archer as their next featured speaker during their Summer Preaching Series. Tim Archer has coordinated the Spanish-speaking Ministries for Herald of Truth Ministries since 2006. More...

Posted 7/30/2014 09:00 AM

Bible study in Verdi on Thursdays

Every Thursday there will be an in depth Bible study held at the Verdi Community Center . The study will be held from 7-8 p.m. This is an opportunity to learn why there are so many churches, what it means to be born again and more. More...

Posted 7/30/2014 09:00 AM

Free clothing

If you need a helping hand, you are welcome to come by Atascosa First Seventh-day Adventist Church community center on Monday August 4 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. More...

Posted 7/30/2014 09:00 AM

Legals

Legal Notices

PUBLIC AUCTION Pursuant to Chapter 59, Texas Property Code, Pleasanton Mini Storage, located at 1215 Encino Dr., Pleasanton, TX, will hold a public silent auction of property being sold to satisfy landlord’s lien. More...

Posted 7/30/2014 09:01 AM

Misc

Sports Documents

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

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