Another store robbed

Six county businesses hit in three months

The Dollar General store located on Hwy. 97 in Jourdanton is the latest business in the county that has been robbed. More...

Posted 2/3/2016 01:28 PM

School boards recognized in January

They may not be faster than a speeding bullet, nor stronger than a locomotive like Superman, but local school board members are Super Heroes to our county’s four independent school districts. More...

Posted 1/27/2016 01:09 PM

Charlotte convenience store robbed

Atascosa County Sheriff David Soward confirmed a robbery is being investigated that occurred in Charlotte at the Valero Store on Hwy. 97 on January 24. The sheriff’s office received a 9-1-1 call reporting an armed robbery. More...

Posted 1/27/2016 01:09 PM

ACCIDENT ON IH-37

Law enforcement agencies and emergency personnel responded to IH-37 near mile marker 92 on Thursday, Jan. 21, for a major accident involving an out-of-town EMS unit. More...

Posted 1/27/2016 01:09 PM

Out & About

Win Valentine’s Day Prizes! More...

Posted 1/27/2016 01:09 PM

Body unearthed near Poteet

The Atascosa County Sheriff’s investigators, acting on a tip, secured a search warrant on some rural property at an undisclosed location near Poteet. More...

Posted 1/20/2016 03:19 PM

McMullen County’s Junior Livestock Show this weekend

Auction begins at 2 p.m Saturday, Jan. 23

The McMullen County Livestock Show will be underway this Friday and Saturday, January 22 and 23 . Judging will begin at 6 p.m. Little Britches and will follow with Rabbits and Poultry on Friday with official weigh-in being held from 1-4 p.m. More...

Posted 1/20/2016 03:19 PM

Record broken for Grand Champion Swine, Lamb

Show continues to be a huge success

Though the sales price for Ruben Guzman’s Grand Champion Steer was up $500 from last year’s sale, the overall sales was down due to fewer projects making it to the sale. More...

Posted 1/20/2016 03:19 PM

McAllister to lead JISD

Theresa McAllister was recently named the new Superintendent of schools at Jourdanton ISD, and has plans to continue helping the district move forward in a positive direction. More...

Posted 1/13/2016 03:23 PM

Out & About

The 62nd Annual More...

Posted 1/13/2016 03:22 PM

Pleasanton council approves annexation, parks plan

At the December 17 regular session of the Pleasanton City Council, Mayor Pro-Tem Doug Best, District 1, called the meeting to order in the absence of Mayor Clint Powell. Councilwoman Diana Prasifka was also absent. More...

Posted 1/6/2016 05:12 AM

New Year’s Day wreck airlifes one

One was airlifted after a wreck involving two vehicles on New Year’s Day on S.H. 16, between Jourdanton and Poteet. Jourdanton Volunteer Fire Department extracted one with Jaws of Life. More...

Posted 1/6/2016 05:12 AM

Three arrested in murder of Jourdanton resident Harrell

Medina County Sheriff Randy Brown and Atascosa County Sheriff David Soward made three arrests in the murder case of 32-year-old Jourdanton resident Christopher Ryan Harrell. More...

Posted 1/6/2016 05:12 AM

Out & About

Goodbye, 2015! More...

Posted 12/30/2015 01:04 PM

Fireworks safety

“As the New Year approaches, many of you will be celebrating the holiday with fireworks,” said Atascosa County Fire Marshal, Todd Perna, “While Atascosa County is not currently under a burn ban, I’d like to take this time to r More...

Posted 12/30/2015 01:04 PM

It’s show time

The Atascosa County Livestock Show will be here before we know it. The show starts Monday, January 11 at the Atascosa County Show Barn in Pleasanton when the Ag Mechanics projects start to arrive. More...

Posted 12/30/2015 01:04 PM

Commissioners approve preliminary design

The Atascosa County Commissioners Court has approved the preliminary design of a Courthouse Annex that will provide much needed additional space for courtrooms and offices. It will be constructed on a block northeast of the present Courthouse. More...

Posted 12/23/2015 01:06 PM

Open Carry handgun legal in Texas Jan. 1

January 1 will not only usher in a new year, it will also allow Texans to carry handguns in plain sight. Governor Greg Abbott signed HB910 into law back in June 2015. More...

Posted 12/23/2015 01:06 PM

Not a creature was stirring

Heidi Garcia and her sons, Jimmy, 2, and Emiliano, 3, gave Mrs. More...

Posted 12/23/2015 01:06 PM

Alleged drunk driver crashes into school bus

An after school wreck delayed 47 students getting home on Tuesday afternoon. More...

Posted 12/16/2015 01:28 PM

True Blue Heroes

On Friday, December 4 a Christmas wish was granted for one local five year old whom was placed under hospice care. For the past three years, Darian Chapa has been battling bronchioveolar carcinoma, which is a form of cancer that attacks the lungs. More...

Posted 12/9/2015 09:42 AM

Vietnam MIA comes home to Texas Billy David Hill

editor’s note: In 2010, the Pleasanton Express ran an article on Billy David Hill of Poteet, who went Missing in Action on Jan. 21, 1968. More...

Posted 12/9/2015 09:42 AM

UPDATE: Shooting on Adams St. Fatal

One died and two were injured when an argument over personal property escalated and shots were exchanged by both sides in the 600 block of East Adams St. around 7 p..m. Wednesday, December 2. More...

Posted 12/3/2015 02:07 PM

Out & About

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Posted 12/2/2015 12:25 PM

Special Sections

Sports

Hunting The Brush Country

Scooter Everett, 7 years-old, harvested this 10 pointer (main-frame 8-pointer with an 8” drop tine and 2” kicker) in Atascosa County while using a .243 rifle out of a blind from 120 yards More...

Posted 2/3/2016 01:45 PM

Trojans slash Yorktown

BOY’S HOOPS: CHARLOTTE

The Trojans defeated Yorktown 53-44 last week in District 30-2A action on the road. Charlotte was led by seniors Joey Garza and Ramiro Gaitan in the win. More...

Posted 2/3/2016 01:44 PM

Eagles suffer losses leading up to district

BOY’S SOCCER: PLEASANTON

The Pleasanton Eagles played against Bandera on January 26. Derrick Martinez managed to score against Bandera making the final score 3-1 in favor of the Bulldogs. More...

Posted 2/3/2016 01:44 PM

Opinion & Columns

Flashback: Playground coming to town

A community playground is in the making for youngsters who live in the neighborhood along the old Pearsall highway. J.T. Mills Jr. More...

Posted 2/3/2016 01:29 PM

Anti-Planned Parenthood Witch Hunt Backfires

Texas Politics

A fter an anti-abortion group released several videos alleging that the Gulf Coast Planned Parenthood office was breaking federal law by selling parts of aborted fetuses, Gov. Greg Abbott told the anti choice posse to saddle up. Lt. Gov. More...

Posted 2/3/2016 01:28 PM

TxDOT awaits go-ahead signal for gridlock-reducing projects

State Capital Highlights

The Texas Department of Transportation on Jan. 27 reported that on average, Texas drivers in five of the state’s largest metropolitan areas lose about 52 hours and $1,200 annually due to traffic congestion. More...

Posted 2/3/2016 01:28 PM

Robbie Rambles

She writes

I haven’t written in a while. It’s that thing. That perfectionist thing. More...

Posted 1/27/2016 01:11 PM

Dear Smiths, I’m sorry

A co-worker went home last week a little earlier than normal. She wasn’t feeling well and left.  No big deal.But, it was a big deal because within one or two hours her family texted letting us know that she was on her way to the ER. More...

Posted 11/19/2015 08:32 AM

I’ve decided on this headline

I have a really hard time making decisions ... Wait, no I don’t. I can decide things! Wait, I think I have a hard time making decisions! Do you think I have a hard time deciding things? Okay, so I do have a hard time with decisions. More...

Posted 9/9/2015 12:59 PM

Oil and Gas Report

STEPS participants enjoy breakfast courtesy of PHS Culinary Class

The monthly meeting of Eagle Ford STEPS “A Safer Texas One STEP Closer” began with a nice continental creakfast courtesy of Pleasanton High School Culinary students. This took place on Thursday, April 16 at Cowboy Fellowship Church. More...

Posted 4/29/2015 10:50 AM

WATER: Protecting one of our most precious resources

Wouldn’t it be so nice and convenient for a city to increase its future water supply by simply finding a convenient, close-by source and taking whatever they want. More...

Posted 4/22/2015 11:20 AM

Atascosa Citizens in Action meeting set

Newly-organized ‘Atascosa Citizens in Action’ will meet at the Pleasanton Civic Center, Thursday, April 16, from 11 until 2. Food and beverages will be provided. More...

Posted 4/15/2015 12:18 PM

Church

Witnesses “Imitate Jesus!” Convention series will feature resources to assist families

Jehovah’s Witnesses will discuss the keys to family happiness during their 2015 “Imitate Jesus!” Convention to be held at the Freeman Coliseum Arena. More...

Posted 8/12/2015 12:17 PM

Misión Para Cristo’s Benny Baker at Pleasanton Church of Christ

Benny Baker will speak at the Church of Christ on Wednesday, August 19, at 7:30 p.m. More...

Posted 8/12/2015 12:17 PM

Super Heroes of the Bible VBS next week

“Super Heroes of the Bible” is the theme for Vacation Bible School this year at the Atascosa First Seventh-day Adventist Church in Poteet. More...

Posted 8/12/2015 12:17 PM

Legals

Legal Notices

NOTICE OF PUBLIC AUCTION FEBRUARY 4th, 2016 at 10 a.m. at Johnny’s Paint and Body Shop, 440 Franklin Blvd., Pleasanton, TX 78064. 2000 DODGE RAM VAN (WHITE) VIN # 2B7JB21ZOYK178475 TAG # BST2968 (13c) Constable’s Sale More...

Posted 2/3/2016 01:45 PM

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

Pleasanton chamber awards banquet set

The Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce will hold their annual awards banquet on Thursday, February 4 at Lew’s at Pleasanton Country Club Banquet Room, 1801 McGuffin Dr. The reception and dinner will begin at 6 p.m. More...

Posted 2/3/2016 01:28 PM

MOTORCYCLE FATALITY ON IH37

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Posted 2/3/2016 01:28 PM

First Commercial Bank, Jourdanton State Bank to merge

SEGUIN – First Commercial Financial Corp, the holding company for First Commercial Bank, N.A., Seguin, Texas, and Jourdanton Bancshares, Inc., the holding company for Jourdanton State Bank, today announced that they have entered into a definiti More...

Posted 1/27/2016 01:09 PM

Pleasanton chamber awards banquet set

The Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce will hold their annual awards banquet on Thursday, February 4 at Lew’s at Pleasanton Country Club Banquet Room, 1801 McGuffin Dr. The reception and dinner will begin at 6 p.m. More...

Posted 1/27/2016 01:09 PM

Judge Hurley updates County projects, initiatives

I asked Atascosa County Judge Bob Hurley for an update on projects, initiatives progressing in the county. More...

Posted 1/27/2016 01:09 PM

Free Voter’s Guide for March Primary Election

A Voter’s Guide for the March 1 Primary Election will be published on Wednesday, February, 17. Candidates are urged to participate in this free service. More...

Posted 1/27/2016 01:09 PM

Successful show, overall, in Tilden

Compared to the last few oil-rich years, the overall numbers for the 2016 McMullen County Livestock Show were down from 2015’s $382,800. This year’s total reached $225,050 for the annual auction. More...

Posted 1/27/2016 01:09 PM

HOME SCORCHED

This home, off of Oaklawn Road near Palmer Lake area, was a complete loss after a fire engulfed it on Thursday, January 14. More...

Posted 1/20/2016 03:19 PM

Out & About

The Shows Go On More...

Posted 1/20/2016 03:19 PM

“Teamwork is a mind-set”

Cooperation is the ‘go-word’ among Pleasanton city employees

Cooperation between employees in the realm of public service in a community is a beneficial attribute. Such is the case in the City of Pleasanton among public works entities. More...

Posted 1/13/2016 03:23 PM

Fire guts home

A mobile home fire on Mulberry Street in Jourdanton was a total loss. The fire broke out at 5:15 a.m. Tuesday morning with the Jourdanton Volunteer Fire and Pleasanton Fire Departments responding. More...

Posted 1/13/2016 03:23 PM

Atascosa youth prepare for stock show

Huge auction begins at noon Saturday, Jan. 16

This week, Atascosa County youth will find out how their efforts of raising animals, poultry and creating Ag Mechanics fare at the 62nd annual Atascosa Co. Livestock Show. More...

Posted 1/13/2016 03:22 PM

Livestock show approaches

Jourdanton FFA Freshman, Serah Kate Blair recently participated in the Jourdanton FFA Chapter show where she won Senior Lamb Showmanship. Serah is the daughter of Julie and Trace Blair. More...

Posted 1/6/2016 05:12 AM

Steer on over to the Atascosa County Livestock Show!

Mark you calendars for The 62nd Annual Atascosa County Livestock Show! The show begins on Monday, January 11 starting with Ag Mechanics and ends on Saturday, January 16 with the sale. More...

Posted 1/6/2016 05:12 AM

2015: One for the books

While the year 2015 started off and ended with grim stories on the front pages of the Pleasanton Express - the murders of Poteet residents “Indian Joe” Cantu in January and Ariel Fernandez in December - there were good, bad and memorable More...

Posted 12/30/2015 01:04 PM

New Jourdanton Sports Complex under construction

Heavy equipment is already moving debris out of the way for the new sports complex in Jourdanton, but on Tuesday, December 29, an official groundbreaking was held with many of the folks who have been promoting this idea for the past five years. More...

Posted 12/30/2015 01:04 PM

Out & About

Pleasanton Express Office Holiday Sche dule Our office will be closed on Thursday, December 24-25. We will also be closed on December 31 thru January 1, 2016. Ch ristmas will be he re in 2 days! More...

Posted 12/23/2015 01:06 PM

Welcome home ,Billy Hill

Sergeant First Class Billy David Hill was finally laid to rest at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen on Thursday, Dec. 17. More...

Posted 12/23/2015 01:06 PM

Aggravated robbery subjects sought

The Jourdanton Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating two subjects involved in an Aggravated Robbery of the Stripes (formerly Pico’s) store located at 1202 Oak St. Jourdanton, Texas. More...

Posted 12/23/2015 01:06 PM

Out & About

Erika Vela Special Assignments Editor

Christmas is Only 9 Days Away… More...

Posted 12/16/2015 01:28 PM

Blue Santa brings cheer

Blue Santa arrived on Sunday, December 13 at the Pleasanton Civic Center to bring Christmas gifts and cheer to local children at a party held by the Pleasanton PD Blue Santa Program. More...

Posted 12/16/2015 01:28 PM

A beautiful life cut short

Contributed Ariel Danielle Fernandez, 24, a beautiful life cut short. More...

Posted 12/16/2015 01:27 PM

AFCC awarded $50,000 grant

Baptist Health Foundation has awarded a $50,000.00 grant to the Atascosa Family Crisis Center, Inc. This Foundation grant will allow AFCC to provide ‘residential services’ that are not covered by any other funding source. More...

Posted 12/9/2015 09:42 AM

One killed in Wednesday night shoot-out on Adams St.

One died and two were injured when an argument over personal property escalated and shots were exchanged by both sides in the 600 block of East Adams St. around 7 p..m. Wednesday, December 2. More...

Posted 12/9/2015 09:42 AM

Veterans office grand opening

On Tuesday, November 24, the Atascosa County Veterans Service Office held its grand opening. The new facility is just east of the courthouse at 818 Main Street in Jourdanton. More...

Posted 12/2/2015 12:25 PM

News

DENTAL KITS DONATED

The Pleasanton Masonic Lodge #283 donated dental kits for all of the first grade students at the Pleasanton Primary. More...

Posted 2/3/2016 01:30 PM

Updated property tax information now available for Texas taxpayers

Poteet — New and updated property tax information has just been compiled by Atascosa County Appraisal District and is available now to assist taxpayers. More...

Posted 2/3/2016 01:30 PM

REPUBLICAN RALLY

On January 16, a Republican Rally was held in Charlotte. More...

Posted 2/3/2016 01:30 PM

Living

Explore alternative flowers for Valentine’s Day

Behind only Mother’s Day, Valentine’s Day is the second most popular day to give flowers to a loved one. More...

Posted 2/3/2016 01:38 PM

PAST AWARD RECIPIENTS

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Posted 2/3/2016 01:37 PM

CHAMBER PRESIDENTS

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Posted 2/3/2016 01:37 PM

School

ASU Dean’s List released

Students achieving the Dean’s List for the 2015 fall semester have been announced by Angelo State University in San Angelo, Texas. More...

Posted 2/3/2016 01:34 PM

Dean’s Honor Roll from A&M College Station

Jan. 28, 2016 - Texas A&M University has named its honor students for the fall semester, recognizing them for outstanding academic performance. More...

Posted 2/3/2016 01:34 PM

CHARLOTTE ELEMENTARY UIL STUDENTS

Charlotte School Board members and staff recognized elementary students who participated in UIL. More...

Posted 2/3/2016 01:34 PM

Farm & Ranch

Texas Youth Cattle Conference Announced

The Texas Beef Council (TBC) is proud to announce the inaugural Texas Youth Cattle Conference has been set for June 13 – 15, 2016 in San Antonio and South Texas regions. More...

Posted 2/3/2016 01:47 PM

Another year for free crape myrtles

Once again the Jourdanton Garden Club is committed to making our town beautiful. They will be distributing for the 5th year, 5-gallon free crape myrtles. More...

Posted 2/3/2016 01:47 PM

H-E-B 2016 football commercial reveals the recipe for a great Texas

From miles of rich land and clear water to a quarter of-a-million farms and the 28 million people that live in the Lone Star State, Texas is a flavorful dish best served with a single star. More...

Posted 2/3/2016 01:46 PM

Obituaries

ENRIQUE CARRASCO

Services are pending for Enrique Carrasco of Poteet. Mr. Carrasco passed away February 2 at the age of 84. More...

Posted 2/3/2016 01:46 PM

JAMES SMITH

James Robert Smith, age 56, passed away Sunday Jan. 24, 2016 in San Antonio, Texas after a brief struggle with cancer. James was born Jan. 5, 1960 in Batavia, New York to parents Thelma Hubbard Shaw and Sam Smith. More...

Posted 2/3/2016 01:46 PM

GILBERT DELGADO

Gilbert Alexander Delgado passed away January 26, 2016. He was born July 23, 1976. Gilbert loved to fish and spend time with his family and kids joking around all the time. All that time with his family is what meant the most to Gilbert. More...

Posted 2/3/2016 01:46 PM

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

February 3 & 8 • Zumba classes will be at the new Civic Center in Pleasanton each Monday and Wednesday from 5:45-6:45 p.m. for $2. Punch cards, $20. Earn a free class when card full. Cheryl Price, instructor. More...

Posted 2/3/2016 01:35 PM

Community Calendar

Now- End of January • Health insurance assistance available at local libraries. Assistance to enroll in the health insurance marketplace through the Affordable Care Act is currently underway. More...

Posted 1/27/2016 01:10 PM

Community Calendar

Now- End of January • Health insurance assistance available at local libraries. Assistance to enroll in the health insurance marketplace through the Affordable Care Act is currently underway. More...

Posted 1/20/2016 03:20 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...

Posted 11/14/2011 02:23 PM

Frequently Asked Questions

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