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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 11:30 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 09:14 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 09:14 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 09:24 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 09:24 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 10:55 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 10:55 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 10:55 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 09:08 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 09:08 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 09:05 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 09:05 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 09:13 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 09:13 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 09:52 AM

Rodeo time in Tilden

The Tilden Lion Club’s 64th annual rodeo will be presented this Friday and Saturday, September 5 and 6 at the Tilden Lions Club Arena at 8 p.m. nightly. More...

Posted 9/3/2014 09:52 AM

TIME TO PICNIC AT ST. IGNATIUS

Inviting all to come enjoy their annual picnic in Christine this Sunday, August 31, are some of the St. Ignatius parishioners. More...

Posted 8/27/2014 10:49 AM

Honoring Citizens

Jourdanton holds awards banquet

The feel of relaxing at the ocean was enjoyed by all who attended the “Evening at the Beach” themed Jourdanton Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet. The banquet was held last Tuesday, August 19 at the Jourdanton Community Center. More...

Posted 8/27/2014 10:49 AM

Szulewski, Sissy’s Boutique win Rodeo Riches

$500 will be spent with participating merchants

Sharron Szulewski of Pleasanton won the grand prize of $500 of merchandise from Rodeo Riches by registering at Sissy’s Boutique, 113 W. Hunt St., Pleasanton. More...

Posted 8/20/2014 11:11 AM

Mangum named Cowboy of the Year

Pete Mangum, Margarito Guevara inducted into South Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame

Three cowboys - one posthumously - were honored at the Pleasanton Young Farmers’ Cowboy of the Year Open Rodeo and Festival this past weekend. More...

Posted 8/20/2014 11:11 AM

Last chance to play Rodeo Riches

Since the Pleasanton Young Farmers Cowboy of the Year Open Rodeo and Festivalis this weekend, this means that it is your last chance to register in the Rodeo Riches contest. More...

Posted 8/13/2014 11:33 AM

Burn Ban goes into effect, August 13

Due to extremely dry conditions and lack of recent rains within Atascosa County, the drought index has come up significantly. The County is implementing a burn ban for 90 days This will take effect on Wednesday, August 13, 2014. More...

Posted 8/13/2014 11:33 AM

Roadway improvements planned for area

Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) personnel met with national, state and city officials to discuss improvements to the roadways in Pleasanton back in June at the request of Mayor Pro Tem Jeanne Israel (Councilmember, District 6). More...

Posted 8/6/2014 09:15 AM

Cowboys choose newest member

Attend the Pleasanton Young Farmers’ richest open rodeo to find out who won

Sixteen former Cowboys of the Years met last Wednesday at the Pleasanton Express office to select the 2014 Working Cowboy of the Year and the inductees into the South Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame. More...

Posted 8/6/2014 09:15 AM

Special Sections

News

Commissioners’ Court declares Cleo Lane a public access road

Atascosa CountyCommissioners’ CourtRegular MeetingOctober 13, 20149:00 a.m.Ordered byHon. More...

Posted 10/22/2014 11:30 AM

Brush Country Republican Women to meet Oct. 28

State Republican Executive Committeeman (SREC) for SD 19, Henry Childs, will speak to the Brush Country Republican Women on Tuesday, Oct. 28. Childs will speak about the structure & functions of the SREC. More...

Posted 10/22/2014 11:30 AM

POTEET PD MAKES DONATION

On Tuesday, the Poteet Police Department recently donated two, brand-new Motorola radios to Medina County. More...

Posted 10/22/2014 11:30 AM

Opinion & Columns

Flashback: Burglar ring hitting South Texas schools

60 Years ago- More...

Posted 10/22/2014 11:30 AM

State Capital Highlights

High court allows voter ID law for current election

With early voting in Texas only days away, the U.S. Supreme Court on Oct. 18 let stand a U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals order, thereby allowing Texas’ 2011 voter identification law to remain in force for the time being. More...

Posted 10/22/2014 11:30 AM

Texas Politics

Ken and Glen play ‘Where’s Waldo?’ with press, public

I t’s not all that unusual for front-runners in political contests to duck debates. That’s part of political gamesmanship. More...

Posted 10/22/2014 11:30 AM

Farm & Ranch

Verdilizer

Be careful this Halloween

At the annual “Longhorn Museum Fund Raiser” I was telling you all about last week, I had such a great time, and meant to mention a few things that I just flat forgot, so here’s a few details I wanted to share with you all. More...

Posted 10/22/2014 11:30 AM

STARTING A GREAT YEAR

Blackhill 4-H is climbing to the top of a great year. Starting with Blackhill 4-H Club raffle and Blackhill Community Turkey Dinner on Sunday, November 2 at 11 a.m. There will be 20 prizes in all. More...

Posted 10/22/2014 11:30 AM

Cattleman’s Vet Supply open

Cattleman’s Vet Supply is a new store that opened about a month ago and is a one stop shop for more than just the cattleman. More...

Posted 10/22/2014 11:30 AM

Church

FBC Food Pantry time

First Baptist Church of Jourdanton will distribute items from its Food Pantry on Friday, Oct. 31, from 10 a.m. - noon. It had been originally scheduled for earlier in the month, but it changed. More...

Posted 10/22/2014 11:30 AM

Photo Contest!

Atascosa Christian Homeschoolers is seeking out photos of Texas Nature. Photo can be anything depicting nature, but are not to contain people, lettering or numbers. Deadline is Nov. 7. Entries need be 4X6. More...

Posted 10/22/2014 11:30 AM

FBC Drama Presentation

First Baptist Church will present the “City of Doom” a walk-through drama presentation on Thursday, Oct. 30, from 7-8:30 p.m. The church is located on the corner of Avenue D & 4th Street in Poteet. More...

Posted 10/22/2014 11:30 AM

Legals

Legal Notices

RAILROAD COMMISSION OF TEXAS OIL AND GAS DIVISION DISTRICT 01 Rule 37 Case No. 0293306 DATE OF ISSUANCE: Oct 17, 2014 Status/ Permit No. More...

Posted 10/22/2014 11:30 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...

Posted 11/14/2011 03:23 PM

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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 11:30 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 11:30 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 09:14 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 09:14 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 09:14 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 09:24 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 09:24 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 10:55 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 10:55 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 09:08 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 09:08 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 09:05 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 09:05 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 09:13 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 09:13 AM

Jourdanton letter carrier recognized for safe driving record

Jourdanton Letter Carrier Josie Martinez has joined the thousands of Postal Service employees who have individually driven more than a million, accident-free miles. More...

Posted 9/3/2014 09:52 AM

Hotel/Motel occupancy tax funds distributed for FY2015

Funds have been distributed using the criteria set out by the Hotel/ Motel Occupancy Tax (HOT) Committee during the August 21 Pleasanton City Council meeting. More...

Posted 9/3/2014 09:52 AM

Citizens’ park watch group considered

At the August 21 Pleasanton City Council meeting, Councilmember Jeanne B. More...

Posted 9/3/2014 09:52 AM

Local sales tax stays strong for August

Atascosa County is still holding strong in sales and use tax. The Texas Comptroller Susan Combs distributed over $816,000 to the cities in our county this period. This is down 4.41 percent from last year at this time. More...

Posted 8/27/2014 10:49 AM

School Back In Session

Heading to school are (left to right) Charlotte Elementary students Angel, Shyanne and Vincent Huizar; Joaquin Zuniga and Jack Fluitt, Poteet Elementary; Jenna Brown, Jourdanton Elementary; Mason Baz More...

Posted 8/27/2014 10:49 AM

BATTLE OF MEDINA

A musket salute by the Color Guard at the 201st anniversary of the Battle of Medina was fired after the ceremony, which included members of the DAR, SAR, DRT, SRT, the Tejanos representing the Texian More...

Posted 8/20/2014 11:11 AM

Playscape’s graffiti draws reward

For more than two months, Robert Garcia and his crew have been replacing the playscape structure at the Pleasanton River Park. The wooden structure is near completion and as soon as the circular slide arrives, it will once again be open. More...

Posted 8/13/2014 11:33 AM

Battle of Medina event Aug. 16

Join local historians and descendants at the 201st anniversary of the Battle of Medina this Saturday, August 16 at 10 am. It will be held on site off of Old Applewhite Rd. - between S.H. 16 and U.S. 281. More...

Posted 8/13/2014 11:33 AM

Young Farmer’s Open Rodeo and Festival

The bleachers are set, discs have plowed the arena and cowboys will be there in full force for the Pleasanton Young Farmers’ Cowboy of the Year Open Rodeo and Festival. More...

Posted 8/13/2014 11:33 AM

Battle of Medina anniversary event commemorates 201st year

The public is invited to attend our 14th annual ceremony commemorating the Battle of Medina, this being the 201st anniversary of the bloodiest battle in Texas history! More...

Posted 8/6/2014 09:15 AM

Sports

Brush Country Box Scores

Ingleside 45, Jourdanton 8 More...

Posted 10/22/2014 11:30 AM

Jourdanton Youth Football Players Ready For Game

Members of the Jourdanton Youth Football League stand for a team photo as they prepare for a small town football conference Oct. 25 from 9 ap.m.- 7 p.m. The junior team plays at 9 a.m. More...

Posted 10/22/2014 11:30 AM

Christine VFD Roping event set for October 26 at arena

Stop by and attend the Christine VFD Roping event Oct. 26, at the Christine Arena for a #10(#5cap)&Open. Both ropings are enter 1 draw 2 $100. Brown bag special includes a pulled pork sandwich, chips and a drink for $5. More...

Posted 10/22/2014 11:30 AM

Living

Bosquez Benefit

Second Baptist Chapel, 539 East Adams St. in Pleasanton, will have a benefit barbecue dinner sale on Saturday, Oct. 25, from 2-5 p.m. in support of Krystle Bosquez, who is in need of a bone marrow transplant. More...

Posted 10/22/2014 11:30 AM

AMRSP to meet Oct. 27

Atascosa-McMullen Retired School Personnel will meet on Monday, Oct. 27, at the Pleasanton Church of Christ Hall, 1003 N. Main. They will meet at 1:30 p.m. for the meet and greet and the program is set for start at 2 p.m. More...

Posted 10/22/2014 11:30 AM

NATIONAL ROSARY MONTH

Our Lady of Grace Academy in Leming made a large rosary out of white and green balloons to recognize National Rosary Month, which is in October. More...

Posted 10/22/2014 11:30 AM

School

SAT BOOT CAMP

Pleasanton High School hosted the SAT Boot Camp on Wednesday, Oct. 1. Students from Poteet and Charlotte ISD’s also participated in the event. More...

Posted 10/15/2014 09:14 AM

Tupac is back!

The PHS robotics team is back for another year in the SA Best robotics competition! More...

Posted 10/15/2014 09:14 AM

PHS STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

Pleasanton High School announced their Students of the Month. The students are selected by their teachers for outstanding qualities, improvement, and overall excellence in Eagle Pride. More...

Posted 10/15/2014 09:14 AM

Obituaries

JAMES MAXWELL JR.

James W. Maxwell, Jr. passed away on October 18, 2014. He was born September 29, 1934 Services are pending at this time. Please visit hurleyfuneralhome.com or call 830-569-6130 for updates. More...

Posted 10/22/2014 11:30 AM

VICTOR GOMEZ

Victor Gomez was born May 15, 1952 and passed away October 21, 2014. Services are pending at this time. Please visit hurleyfuneralhome.com or call 830-569-6130 for updates. More...

Posted 10/22/2014 11:30 AM

J.L. SUMMERS

J.L. Summers passed away on Saturday, October 18, 2014. Mr Summers was born March 2, 1921. Services are pending at this time. Please visit hurleyfuneralhome.com or call 830-569-6130 for updates. More...

Posted 10/22/2014 11:30 AM

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

October 23 • 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 10/22/2014 11:30 AM

Community Calendar

October 16 • 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 10/15/2014 09:14 AM

Community Calendar

October 8 • The Historical Commission will be holding a meeting on Wednesday October 8 Regular meetings are held the second Wednesday of the month at the Jourdanton Community Center at 9:30 a.m. Next meeting will be Nov. 12. October 9 More...

Posted 10/8/2014 09:24 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