All hands on deck

Last week Emergency Management Coordinator David Prasifka saw months of hard work and planning come to fruition when “Operation Strong Castle” launched at base camp set up by Texas State Guard at the Emergency Management office in Jourdan More...

Posted 6/29/2016 03:39 PM

Pleasanton stunned by drowning of Donut Danny

Sokha “Donut Danny” Din, 51 years old, drowned at Choke Canyon Reservoir after attempting to recover his boat that drifted off the bank around 9 p.m. Saturday night. More...

Posted 6/22/2016 10:39 AM

Express wins at Texas Press Association

Hamby hits trifecta with third 1st Place win

The Pleasanton Express brought home four awards from the state’s largest convention, Texas Press Association (TPA), held in Lake Conroe, June 16-18. More...

Posted 6/22/2016 10:39 AM

Drill to be conducted in the county

No need for county residents sighting men in uniforms or hearing emergency sirens this upcoming weekend to be alarmed. More...

Posted 6/22/2016 10:39 AM

Out & About

Plestex 4 Summer Fun Festival The Pleasanton Lions Club is sponsoring Free Movie Wednesdays at Plestex 4 Theatre. You can beat the heat by catching a show at noon or 2 p.m. More...

Posted 6/15/2016 07:31 AM

RAISING OF THE FLAG

Atascosa County Sheriff David Soward, Jourdanton Mayor Susan Netardus and several citizens gathered at the Jourdanton Community Center in honor of Flag Day on June 14. Raising the U. S. More...

Posted 6/15/2016 07:31 AM

Graduation ceremonies come to a close

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Posted 6/8/2016 10:34 AM

Recent rains soak Atascosa County

Recent rains have drenched Atascosa County as low-water crossings quickly disappeared after several storms over the past few weeks. More...

Posted 6/8/2016 10:34 AM

Out & About

Plestex 4 Summer Fun Festival The Pleasanton Lions Club is sponsoring Free Movie Wednesdays at Plestex 4 Theatre. You can beat the heat by catching a show at noon or 2 p.m. More...

Posted 6/8/2016 10:34 AM

Out & About

Summer Safety Seminar More...

Posted 6/1/2016 02:32 PM

Cowboy Homecoming to merge with Turnn Burn next spring

The Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce has decided to merge Cowboy Homecoming with the Turn-n-Burn Barbecue Cook-off in March 2017. More...

Posted 6/1/2016 02:32 PM

MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONY

Roy Casarez (left) and Joe Vela (right) attach the American Flag to be raised and then lowered it to half staff in honor of our nation’s veterans, especially those who lost their lives while de More...

Posted 6/1/2016 02:32 PM

2016 Seniors

Graduates from all over the Brush Country will receive their diplomas beginning this Saturday, May 28 and continuing next Friday and Saturday. Jourdanton and McMullen County schools start the graduation season with its ceremonies this Saturday. More...

Posted 5/26/2016 07:37 PM

Long lost medals recovered with help of Jourdanton Veteran Service Center

“Tears came streaming down my face,” said Bertha Estrellita Gomez, when she received a shipment containing long lost medals from her dad’s service in the U.S. Army. More...

Posted 5/26/2016 07:37 PM

Pleasanton Express wins Sweepstakes - three in a row

11 awarded at Texas Gulf Coast Press Association contest

The Pleasanton Express competing against 23 newspapers and 239 entries won the Texas Gulf Coast Press Association Sweepstakes award for the third year in a row. More...

Posted 5/26/2016 07:37 PM

Prasifka BBQ, chili cook-off this weekend

The Jourdanton Volunteer Fire Department will host the 26th annual Malvin Prasifka Cook-off at the American Legion Hall (1404 Zanderson, Jourdanton). More...

Posted 5/18/2016 01:16 PM

IH37/JIM BRITE RD. WRECK

A multiple vehicle accident on IH37 near Jim Brite Rd. occurred on Sunday evening. Several people were treated and two were flown by AirLife to San Antonio. More...

Posted 5/11/2016 02:59 PM

Out & About

#WeSeeYou A special tribute section titled: #WeSeeYou- The Hero and the Human, is inside this week’s issue of the Pleasanton Express More...

Posted 5/11/2016 02:59 PM

Poteet ISD trustees’ election replaces one

The unofficial results of Poteet ISD’s school board election show that Louis Vasquez (Place 6) kept his seat. He received 304 votes while Justin Ramirez received 245 and Bernardo Johnny Aguilar had 198 votes. Incumbent David Herrera Jr. More...

Posted 5/11/2016 02:59 PM

Locals arrested in human trafficking ring

D. A. René Peña holds press conference

A two-year investigation has resulted in the indictments of 29 people and 86 criminal charges relating to an organized crime ring with connections in Atascosa County. More...

Posted 5/4/2016 12:50 PM

GROUND BROKEN FOR NEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

The Pleasanton ISD held a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Elementary school last Wednesday, April 27. More...

Posted 5/4/2016 12:50 PM

St. Andrew to unveil new hall at annual picnic

St. Andrew Catholic Church in Pleasanton will be hosting its annual church picnic this Sunday in its new parish hall facility. More...

Posted 4/27/2016 12:01 PM

Jourdanton Police continues to crack down on drugs

Saturday afternoon was notaagoodonefortwo individuals who encountered Jourdanton Police. At around 5 p.m. More...

Posted 4/27/2016 12:01 PM

#WeSeeYou

For every negative story about police in the press, a new trend is occurring where people are taking to social media and sharing photos, videos, and stories of all the good things that police officers do. More...

Posted 4/27/2016 12:01 PM

Special Sections

Sports

Atascosa County Little League All-Stars

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Posted 6/29/2016 03:41 PM

Game Warden Field Notes

A Big Mouth Bass More...

Posted 6/29/2016 03:40 PM

POTEET ANGLER REELS IN RED SNAPPER OFF GULF COAST

Isaiah Oropeza went on a day charter off  Port Aransas June 13 for an eight hour fishing trip with his dad, Bart Oropeza. Both caught their limit in red snapper, but had no luck with shark. More...

Posted 6/29/2016 03:40 PM

Opinion & Columns

Greetings from the Fire Marshal

As the Fourth of July approaches, many of you will be celebrating the holiday with fireworks. More...

Posted 6/29/2016 04:14 PM

Flashback: July 4th celebration in Charlotte

Although Atascosa County leaders did not issue a ban on fireworks, County Judge Diana Bautista did issue a stern warning to the public Monday morning, June 26, for those planning to shoot off firecrackers, Roman candles and similar items. More...

Posted 6/29/2016 03:39 PM

Out & About

Plestex 4 Summer Fun Festival More...

Posted 6/29/2016 03:39 PM

School

Castillo earns degree from Southwestern Adventist Univ.

Angel Castillo is a 2016 graduate of Southwestern Adventist University in Keene, Texas. He recently earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science. More...

Posted 6/15/2016 07:32 AM

Hanson receives scholarship

Sarah Elizabeth Hanson graduated from Poteet High School on June 3. She was a member of the National Honor Society and an honor student with 90 average and above. She participated in Basketball, Volleyball and Track. More...

Posted 6/15/2016 07:32 AM

Photo

Shown left to right are: Terrel Harris, Charlotte High School Counselor; Denise Cruz, Principal; Judy Greene, Woman’s Club; Charlotte student Ashlyn Dillard and Patsy Troell, Woman’s Club More...

Posted 6/15/2016 07:32 AM

Farm & Ranch

FSA County Committee nominations have begun

June 23, 2016 –Atascosa County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Scott Heffernan, announced that the nomination period for local FSA county committees began on Wednesday, June 15, 2016. More...

Posted 6/29/2016 03:41 PM

FSA Acreage Reporting Dates for 2016 set for Atascosa County

Atascosa County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Scott Heffernan announced that producers who file accurate and timely reports for all crops and land uses, including failed acreage can prevent the potential loss of FSA program benefi More...

Posted 6/29/2016 03:41 PM

USDA announces measures to improve pollinator health

New partnership will ensure additional high-quality habitat in the future

Today, during National Pollinator Week and in advance of the U.S. More...

Posted 6/29/2016 03:41 PM

Obituaries

BRUSH COUNTY YOUTH RODEO ASSOCIATION

Wyatt Chapa, about to throw for a first place in the Sr. Boys Breakaway. More...

Posted 6/29/2016 03:41 PM

RONALD TOPPING

Mr. Ronald Topping, resident of Fowlerton passed away Friday, June 24. Contact Hurley Funeral Home for updated service information, hurleyfuneralhome.com or 830-569- 2535. More...

Posted 6/29/2016 03:41 PM

SOKHA “DANNY” DIN

Sokha ”Danny” Din, age 51, passed away Saturday, June 18, 2016 at around 9:30 p.m. during fishing trip. He was born on February 1, 1965 in Battambang, Cambodia. Danny was an only child. More...

Posted 6/29/2016 03:41 PM

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

June 29 •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 6/29/2016 03:40 PM

Community Calendar

June 22 •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 6/22/2016 10:40 AM

Community Calendar

June 15 & 20 •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 6/15/2016 07:31 AM

Misc

Sports Documents

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

Posted 12/6/2011 06:27 PM

Submission Forms

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

Posted 11/14/2011 03:23 PM

Frequently Asked Questions

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Posted 11/14/2011 03:22 PM

It’s all about the red, white and blue ...and hot dogs, fireworks too!

For the 13th year, the Jourdanton Chamber of Commerce will sponsor the popular 4th of July Celebration on Monday, July 4. The event, held at the Jourdanton City Park, will start at 5 p.m. More...

Posted 6/29/2016 03:39 PM

Pleasanton Express closed July 4th, 2016

The Pleasanton Express office will be closed Monday, July 4th in honor of Independence Day. The office will reopen on Tuesday, July 5th for business as usual. The classified ad deadline will be moved to Tuesday, July 5th at noon. More...

Posted 6/29/2016 03:39 PM

Moms share why they opt children out of STAAR

There is a growing movement among parents in Texas to opt their children out of the controversial STAAR test. Kelli Powell of Pleasanton and Kristi Hindes Schulte of Charlotte are two local advocates choosing to do so. More...

Posted 6/29/2016 03:39 PM

Out & About

Plestex 4 Summer Fun Festival More...

Posted 6/22/2016 10:39 AM

OAK WILT HITS PLEASANTON

Above is a photo of a symptomatic tree that Pleasanton Parks Superintendent Greg Leach took last week. See Oak Wilt story page 7A. More...

Posted 6/22/2016 10:39 AM

Unruly properties should be reported

The recent and much needed rains have added inches to area lakes, tanks and aquifers as well as contributing to the growth of weeds and tall grasses around the area. More...

Posted 6/15/2016 07:31 AM

YOUTH RODEO BEGINS

Tanner Vickers rounds a barrel at the opening of the Brush Country Youth Rodeo Association season on Friday, June 10. More...

Posted 6/15/2016 07:31 AM

Stolen truck chase ends near Charlotte

Atascosa County Sheriff’s Deputies pursued a stolen vehicle as it entered the county last Wednesday, June 8. More...

Posted 6/15/2016 07:31 AM

Jourdanton’s pool delayed; Pleasanton’s schedule/information released

The recent rains have further delayed the completion of the Jourdanton Sports Complex swimming pool. City Manager Kendall Schorsch hoped that the pool would be ready for the summer. More...

Posted 6/8/2016 10:34 AM

Coronado arrested at Atascosa River Park

Charlie Coronado, of Pleasanton, was charged with possession of a controlled substance (PG1 methamphetamine in a drug-free zone), evading arrest, a county warrant for assault bodily injury family violence and a second county warrant for criminal misc More...

Posted 6/8/2016 10:34 AM

Graduation Ceremonies begin

JOURDANTON HIGH SCHOOL

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Posted 6/1/2016 02:32 PM

MCMULLEN COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL

Tucker Smith, 2016 McMullen senior, gets a congratulatory hand slap from a friend in the audience during the commencement processional last Saturday evening. More...

Posted 6/1/2016 02:32 PM

POTEET MAN MISSING

The family of Eric Garcia of Poteet are seeking the publics help in locating Garcia. He has been missing since May 18. He is 38-yearsold. More...

Posted 6/1/2016 02:32 PM

Congratulations Graduates

Charlotte High School is proud to announce the Valedictorian and Salutatorian for the class of 2015-2016. Ashlyn Kenzie Dillard has been named Valedictorian and Pilo Anthony Calvillo has been named Salutatorian. More...

Posted 5/26/2016 07:37 PM

Pleasanton Express closed for Memorial Day

The Pleasanton Express office will be closed Monday, May 30 in observance of Memorial Day. The office will re-open on Tuesday, May 31 at 8 a.m. for business as usual. Classified ad deadline will be moved to noon on Tuesday. More...

Posted 5/26/2016 07:37 PM

‘211 you are clear to go’

“He squeezed a lot of living into 57 years,” Ross Rutherford said of his brother John Eric. More...

Posted 5/18/2016 01:16 PM

Run-off election has slow turnout so far

The March Primary yielded run-off elections that are taking place now until May 20 in early voting. Only four voters turned out on Monday. Ballots can be cast from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. More...

Posted 5/18/2016 01:16 PM

SERRATA GOLD MEDALIST

McMullen County sophomore Makinna Serrata proudly smiles with her gold medal at the award stands during the state track and field meet last week in Austin. More...

Posted 5/18/2016 01:16 PM

WIND DAMAGE

High winds ripped through the county early Monday morning and caused power outages, too. This sign on Hwy. 281 in Pleasanton was snapped from its base. More...

Posted 5/11/2016 02:59 PM

Local officers attend Capitol memorial

National Police Week - May 15-21

Atascosa County was well represented at the 2016 Texas Police Memorial Service held at the Texas Capitol. Three law enforcement officers participated in the Honor Guard Detail. More...

Posted 5/11/2016 02:59 PM

Out & About

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Posted 5/4/2016 12:50 PM

Breaking News - 4/29/2016 12:51 PM

BREAKING NEWS: Local Arrests made in Human Trafficking Crime Ring

District Attorney Rene M. Pena and DPS Executive Director Steve McCraw held a press conference at the Atascosa County Courthouse this morning at 10 a.m. They announced 29 indictments were handed down along with 23 arrests. More...

Posted 4/29/2016 12:06 PM

Out & About

The Navigators of South Texas Chili’s and The Navigators of South Texas have teamed up for a fundraiser. Pleasanton Chili’s wants you to allow them to do the cooking April 27. More...

Posted 4/27/2016 12:01 PM

Entities presented with appraisal district’s building problems

Several representatives from the Atascosa County Appraisal District have been making the rounds to the various meetings of the entities in which they service - Atascosa County Commissioners’ Court, city councils and school districts. More...

Posted 4/27/2016 12:01 PM

‘Berry’ tasty entries at Poteet Festival Taste of Texas Food Show

For the past 32 years, the Poteet Strawberry Festival has held a food show featuring strawberry themed and other recipes. This year was no different. In all, 172 entries were judged in the Taste of Texas Food Show, up from last year’s contest. More...

Posted 4/20/2016 01:57 PM

News

COUNCIL MEETINGS

• City of Pleasanton - City Council Meetings are the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. at Pleasanton City Hall, 108 Second St. 830-569-3867. More...

Posted 6/29/2016 03:39 PM

Commissioners’ Court recognizes Historical Commission

Atascosa County Commissioners’ Court Second Regular Meeting June 27, 2016 9:00 a.m. Ordered by Hon. More...

Posted 6/29/2016 03:39 PM

New Pleasanton fire station

The city of Pleasanton has begun its initial stages in preparation for building a new fire station at the Pleasanton Municipal Airport. More...

Posted 6/29/2016 03:39 PM

Living

How to keep cats out of your garden beds

Cats make for wonderful pets, especially those that are content with life indoors, where they can spend hours lounging on a windowsill watching the world go by. More...

Posted 6/29/2016 03:41 PM

Make this a safe fireworks season

Fireworks displays are a hallmark of summer, and a frequent component of Independence Day celebrations and commemorative events that require a touch of flair. More...

Posted 6/29/2016 03:41 PM

Monty Tuttle at Church of Christ

God’s Word teaches us about eternal salvation and the holy life of every Christian. This is one of the reasons we host our annual Summer Preaching Series. We invite you to attend. More...

Posted 6/29/2016 03:40 PM

Robbie Rambles

Off She Goes

When my daughter was in kindergarten she was best friends with our little neighbor girl. Shortly before the Christmas holidays that first school year she told me Dominique was moving away to Fort Worth. More...

Posted 5/26/2016 07:37 PM

Never say never

A few weeks ago I did something I never thought I would do. In fact it was something I said I would never do. Never say never. More...

Posted 3/16/2016 12:17 PM

Pack rat level - hoarder

So the other day I was trying to de-clutter my room. I like crafts, and while I have gotten rid of a lot of stuff over the years, I still have a ton. Ladies, you know how it is. At one point I decided to scrap book. More...

Posted 2/17/2016 01:55 PM

Oil and Gas Report

Abraxas Petroleum drilling Austin Chalk horizontally south of Pleasanton

Oil & Gas Editor

With the price of oil down and a whole lot of data retained from Eagle Ford drilling, “where do you go to from here?” How about doing a horizontal well into the previously “main standby”, the “well-known Austin Chalk&rdq More...

Posted 6/29/2016 03:39 PM

Thomas Tunstall, PhD, discusses South Texas oil boom

What did it bring us? What did it leave us with?

How often does a person ‘come in contact’ with someone like the scholar/gentleman I’m writing about today? Not often! More...

Posted 6/9/2016 10:45 AM

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 11:50 AM

Church

Summer preaching series begins

Need a good mid-week spiritual boost? Then attend the Wednesday Night Summer Preaching Series at the Pleasanton Church of Christ! More...

Posted 5/26/2016 07:38 PM

Church News?

The Pleasanton Express is looking for your church news. If you have any upcoming events that your church would like to have publicized please contact us. You can call 830-569- 6130 or email rhamby@pleasantonexpress.com. More...

Posted 5/26/2016 07:38 PM

BEACH TO BAY RUNNERS

The Beach to Bay was held in Corpus Christi this Saturday, May 21st. This is the 2nd year for a crew from Pleasanton ISD to compete in the run. More...

Posted 5/26/2016 07:38 PM

Legals

Legal Notices

CAUSE NO. More...

Posted 6/29/2016 03:41 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 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