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Relay For Life celebrating 10 years this weekend

Looking at this year’s theme for Relay For Life, “Relay Thru the Decades... More...

Posted 4/23/2014 09:52 AM

HWY. 97 JACK-KNIFE

A trailer came off the back of a truck as it was driving between Jourdanton and Charlotte on Hwy. More...

Posted 4/16/2014 09:06 AM

Grand opening of new civic center and library planned

The City of Pleasanton will celebrate the grand opening of its most recent completed project - The Pleasanton Civic Center and Library - on Monday, April 21 from 4-6 p.m. U.S. Congressman Dr. More...

Posted 4/16/2014 09:06 AM

Burglaries

Charlotte City Hall burglarized

One or more burglars are at large for stealing gas from the city workers fueling station behind Charlotte City Hall on Monday, April 14. More...

Posted 4/16/2014 09:06 AM

Garza wins with sweet berries

breaking auction for Strawberry Festival

The cooler weather and some late freezes had many farmers wondering if their strawberries would be ready in time for the 67th Strawberry Festival. More...

Posted 4/9/2014 09:04 AM

Ryan Gullien to “shed light” on SAWS

Texas State Representative Ryan Gullien has been appointed to the Joint Interim Committee to Study Water Desalination by Texas House Speaker Joe Strauss, along with Representatives Todd Hunter of Corpus Christi (Co-Chair), Lyle Larson of San Antonio, More...

Posted 4/9/2014 09:04 AM

Couple arrested on burglary charges

Yesterday, Jourdanton Police Officers completed the investigation of numerous alleged burglaries of rental storage units along Highway 16, that have occurred over several months. More...

Posted 4/2/2014 09:18 AM

FATALITY INVOLVING MOTORCYCLE ON HWY. 97

A male motorcyclist lost his life after a crash involving two other vehicles on Tuesday around noon on Oaklawn near Lantana Drive. More...

Posted 4/2/2014 09:18 AM

Lots of turning, burning at record breaking cook-off

They did it again. 2014’s Turn-n-Burn presented by the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce and WESTERN Premium BBQ Products set another record as the largest pay-out for a barbecue cookoff in the State of Texas this past weekend. More...

Posted 3/26/2014 12:40 PM

Reyes top grower

The dirt road that leads to this year’s Strawberry Grower of the Year isn’t hard to miss. More...

Posted 3/26/2014 12:40 PM

Breaking News - 3/21/2014 5:48 AM

Atascosa County Sheriff states case closed in death of Hollywood Park Mayor Bohlke

In a press conference Thursday held at the Atascosa County Sheriff’s Office, Sheriff David Soward issued a statement regarding the case of Bill Bohlke, former Hollywood Park Mayor, who was found dead on his ranch in August, 2012. More...

Posted 3/21/2014 05:39 AM

Charlotte mother missing

A Charlotte family is hoping to hear from their loved one, Michelle Longoria Villarreal, who has been missing now for over a month. Villarreal, 33, is a young mother of four children. More...

Posted 3/19/2014 09:09 AM

Popular groups for Strawberry entertainment

Pat Green, Randy Rogers, David Lee Garza y los Musicales headline for Strawberry Fest

• David Lee Garzy los Musicales• Pat Green• Jason Boland& The Stragglers• Intocable More...

Posted 3/19/2014 09:09 AM

Strawberry Festival Farmer’s Market

First Ever Harvesting Celebration

The Poteet/ Atascosa strawberry growers are holding their first annual Farmer's Market Saturday, March 22, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Strawberry Festival Grounds. More...

Posted 3/19/2014 09:09 AM

WRECK CLAIMS LIFE

Johnny Smith a resident of Christine was involved in a fatal car accident Saturday, March 15 near Tilden. More...

Posted 3/19/2014 09:09 AM

Pleasanton Chamber honors movers, shakers at annual banquet

The Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce held their 63rd annual banquet as the City of Pleasanton’s first guests in the new Pleasanton Civic Center. More...

Posted 3/12/2014 09:07 AM

Strawberry royalty crowned

The Strawberry Festival court were presented at the “Blooms of the Orient” themed coronation on Saturday, March 8, where Queen Caitlin Crisp and King Clayton Akers were crowned. More...

Posted 3/12/2014 09:07 AM

Chamber of Commerce pullout section here

You can see the Pleasanton Chamber pullout section featured in this week's print edition here. More...

Posted 3/6/2014 11:20 AM

Strawberry Festival Coronation

Queen To Be Crowned This Weekend

In less than a month, thousands will visit the Strawberry Capital of Texas, for the 67th annual Poteet Strawberry Festival. This year’s event will run from April 4-6. More...

Posted 3/5/2014 10:34 AM

Sheriff’s Deputies led on multi-county chase

Atascosa County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a 27-year-old Pleasanton man after he led deputies on two separate high speed pursuits, says Atascosa County Sheriff David Soward. More...

Posted 3/5/2014 10:33 AM

Multiple convictions in Mark Davis Byrd’s murder

A federal Judge in Houston has sentenced Shane Gail "Dirty" McNiel of San Antonio and Denise Nicole Feathers of Jourdanton to 10 years and six years in prison, respectively, in relation to the murder of Mark Davis Byrd Sr. in 2008. More...

Posted 3/5/2014 10:33 AM

SPLIT DECISION

A driver heading on Hwy. 97E veered of the road and crashed his Ford Taurus into a light pole on 1100 block of West Oaklawn on Thursday, February 20. The driver was checked by EMS. More...

Posted 2/26/2014 10:00 AM

Lions golden ticket event celebrates 50 years

The Pleasanton Lions Club is celebrating 50 years of hosting their annual wild game dinner this Saturday, March 1. More...

Posted 2/26/2014 10:00 AM

Time to vote

The Primary Election is in full swing with Early VOting underway. Locally, we have a bunch of elections to decide who will be on the November ballot Please view our Election Guide on pages 8-9A to help you make your decision on the local races. More...

Posted 2/19/2014 12:24 PM

Special Sections

News

A Healthy Success - 2014 Healthy Woman Gala

Black was in high fashion at the annual Healthy Woman gala held on April 10, 2014 at the Pleasanton Country Club. More...

Posted 4/23/2014 09:54 AM

FREEDOM CENTER DEDICATED TO OUR MILITARY

The Freedom Center is now officially open. More...

Posted 4/23/2014 09:54 AM

Coastal Bend College financial aid priority deadline is May 1

Students planning to enroll at Coastal Bend College (CBC) during the 2014-2015 academic year should submit their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by CBC’s priority deadline of May 1, 2014. More...

Posted 4/23/2014 09:54 AM

Opinion & Columns

Plant Q & A Texas A&M

Bermuda is best grass for high traffic

Q: What is the best grass for a high-traffic lawn in full sun? We have three children and three dogs. More...

Posted 4/23/2014 09:54 AM

On the Edge of Common Sense

Nebraska Mule

Rarely do I hear a bad mule story, especially in conversations comparing mules to horses. Mules are held up most often as having common sense, calmness in a wreck, not having sense of humor, and sleight of hand (or hoof) tricks. More...

Posted 4/23/2014 09:54 AM

Save the Carrizo

I am a citizen of Atascosa County that is concerned that SAWS (San Antonio Water System) is going to ruin our water supply from the Carrizo aquifer by over producing the Wilcox formation by pumping at the rate of approximately 45 million gallons a da More...

Posted 4/23/2014 09:54 AM

School

CBC to host Community Ties

Coastal Bend College in Pleasanton will host their Community Ties event on May 1. Area schools will be there from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and the community is invited from 3-6 p.m. More...

Posted 4/16/2014 09:07 AM

SEEDS FOR SECOND GRADERS

The Jourdanton Garden Club presented a short lesson on planting seeds to the elementary second graders. This enhanced their curriculum as they were studying the importance of plants in their lives. More...

Posted 4/16/2014 09:07 AM

Pleasanton Science Team takes 4th place at State

Congratulations to PIC and Junior High State Qualifiers who competed Saturday, April 5 at UTSA. More...

Posted 4/9/2014 09:05 AM

Church

Win a gift card in church drawing

The grand prize in the prize drawing for the Our Lady of Guadalupe Church Festival has been announced as a $1,000 VISA gift card! More...

Posted 4/23/2014 09:54 AM

Annual Christmas Village Ministry rummage sale

A rummage sale will be held on Saturday, April 26, to benefit the Christmas Village Ministry. The fundraiser will take place at the First Baptist Church, Pleasanton in the New Fellowship Hall, located on College Street. More...

Posted 4/23/2014 09:54 AM

Hosanna Baptist to welcome Lopez

On April 27, at 11 a.m. Dr. Evangelist Rolando Lopez will bring Sunday morning’s message. He is Associate Director of New Church Start with the San Antonio Baptist Association. More...

Posted 4/23/2014 09:53 AM

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

April 23 & 28 •Mother’s Day Out meets on Mondays & Wednesdays from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at St. Matthews. Bible-based curriculum teaches God’s love and care through age appropriate lessons. More...

Posted 4/23/2014 09:54 AM

Community Calendar

April 16 & 21•Mother’s Day Out meets on Mondays & Wednesdays from 9 a.m.-2p.m. at St. Matthews. Bible-based curriculum teaches God’s love andcare through age appropriate lessons. More...

Posted 4/16/2014 09:07 AM

Community Calendar

April 9 & 14 •Mother’s Day Out meets on Mondays & Wednesdays from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at St. Matthews. Bible-based curriculum teaches God’s love and care through age appropriate lessons. More...

Posted 4/9/2014 09:05 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

Vodochodsky parole protest in works

Atascosa County Sheriff David Soward confirmed that Kenneth Vodochodsky will come before the parole board for early release sometime in the next few months. More...

Posted 4/23/2014 09:52 AM

Express wins nine awards

Wickersham earns Photographer of the Year

The Pleasanton Express staff attended the 88th annual South Texas Press Association convention held attheYORanchHotelin Kerrville this past weekend and came back with a bevy of awards. More...

Posted 4/23/2014 09:52 AM

It’s officially open

Cuellar assists in grand opening of civic center, library, freedom center

The room was full of dignitaries - both current and former office holders - citizens, city staff and guests to congratulate the City of Pleasanton on their new Civic Center, Library/Information Center and Freedom Center. More...

Posted 4/23/2014 09:52 AM

Sheriff’s Deputies arrest alleged pot grower in Charlotte

Coincidence and preparedness turned a felony arrest into a major drug bust for the Atascosa County Sheriff’s Office. More...

Posted 4/16/2014 09:06 AM

Burglaries

JPD catches alleged car burglar

The “Smith Village” car burglar has been caught, according to Chief Eric Kaiser. More...

Posted 4/16/2014 09:06 AM

Healthy Woman Gala - Sold Out!

The newly opened Pleasanton Country Club restaurant and banquet facility will host close to 200 women in little black dresses at the 2014 Healthy Woman Gala on Thursday, April 10th. More...

Posted 4/9/2014 09:04 AM

Crowds enjoyed cold weather, hot time

The cool and damp weather may have kept lots of folks at bay for the 67th Strawberry Festival, but there were still plenty in attendance to enjoy the three-day event. More...

Posted 4/9/2014 09:04 AM

Breaking News - 4/8/2014 10:37 AM

Pleasanton Express Moving Deadlines for Display and Classified Advertising

Due to changes in the Pleasanton Express’ newspaper printing schedule, we will be moving display and classified ad deadlines for the first time in 40 years. More...

Posted 4/8/2014 10:36 AM

More property recovered in Pleasanton storage facilities burglaries

Our agency has made recent arrests and recovered more property that appears to be stolen from storage units. If you have had your storage unit burglarized in the last two months please contact our investigators. More...

Posted 4/2/2014 09:18 AM

A Berry Fun Weekend

While South Texas is in the throes of spring with wildflowers in prime color, it is also strawberry time in Poteet. More...

Posted 4/2/2014 09:18 AM

INDIAN POWER

STATE CHAMPS: Jourdanton trio Enrique Lugo, Joe Estrada and Marc Boconegra pose for a photo after winning overall as a team in Division 3 at the state powerlifting meet in Abilene. More...

Posted 3/26/2014 12:40 PM

Case Closed

Atascosa County Sheriff states case closed in death of Hollywood Park Mayor Bohlke

In a press conference Thursday held at the Atascosa County Sheriff’s Office, Sheriff David Soward issued a statement regarding the case of Bill Bohlke, former Hollywood Park Mayor, who was found dead on his ranch in August, 2012. More...

Posted 3/26/2014 12:40 PM

Economic outlook for Atascosa County keeps getting brighter

January tax rebate up 25.62 percent from 2013

Atascosa County’s $810,582 tax rebate for sales made in January, 2014 was up 25.62% from the comparable payment of $645,240 in 2013 according to figures released by Texas Comptroller Susan Combs. More...

Posted 3/19/2014 09:09 AM

Recount, runoff set for March

The 2014 March Primary election resulted in a recount for the Republican Justice of the Peace, Precinct 1 race between Debra Ann Herrera who received 141 votes and Michael Pascarella who received 144 votes. More...

Posted 3/19/2014 09:09 AM

Child molester sentenced

An Atascosa County District Court jury sentenced Alejandro Peña, 51, of Somerset to life in prison for Aggravated Sexual Assault and Indecency with Child Sexual Contact on Wednesday, March 12. More...

Posted 3/19/2014 09:09 AM

Large fires, payouts at 4th Turn-n-Burn

Friday and Saturday cookoff will break records, again

The ultimate barbeque series will be completed this weekend at the 4th annual Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce and WESTERN Premium BBQ Products (W3) Turn-n-Burn barbeque cookoff. More...

Posted 3/19/2014 09:09 AM

Cisnero missing for two months

Greg Cisnero, a resident of Jourdanton, has been missing for two months says his mother, Pearl Luna. More...

Posted 3/12/2014 09:07 AM

Local Geology Professor debates SAWS’ Desalination Project

At the February 28 Evergreen Underground Water Conservation District meeting, Geologist Arthur Troell, professor Emeritus of Geology at San Antonio College, stated his position on SAWS’ plans to expand production into the brackish water of the More...

Posted 3/12/2014 09:07 AM

A bigger, better store

H-E-B begins expansion

Pleasanton H-E-B continues its remodeling phase which will eventually bring a much bigger store to the community but with the small town feel. More...

Posted 3/12/2014 09:07 AM

Help with signing up for healthcare at STRMC

Time is running out to sign up for health insurance on the Health Insurance Marketplace. The Affordable Care Act requires that most Americans obtain health insurance by 2014 or pay a tax penalty. More...

Posted 3/5/2014 10:34 AM

Alleged auto parts arsonist arrested

The Atascosa County Sheriff’s Office arrested Steve Rene Brooks, 58, for alleged involvement with fire that burned the back warehouse at Hurley Auto Parts in Pleasanton on February 14. More...

Posted 3/5/2014 10:33 AM

AFTER THE FOG CLEARED

Fog is blamed for a four car pileup that happened around 8 a.m. on Saturday, March 1 at the corner of U.S. 281 and Wyoming Blvd, near the old perfume factory. More...

Posted 3/5/2014 10:33 AM

Early voting underway

The Primary Election is in full swing with Early Voting underway. Locally, we have a bunch of elections to decide who will be on the November ballot Please view our Election Guide on pages 8-9A to help you make your decision on the local races. More...

Posted 2/26/2014 10:00 AM

New Civic Center to hold first event

The Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce is excited to be the first to hold an event at the new Pleasanton Civic Center in downtown Pleasanton next Thursday, March 6 at 6 p.m. More...

Posted 2/26/2014 10:00 AM

Five more chances to win this week

Now in its third week, the Pleasanton Express Roarin’ Retro Online Photo Scavenger Hunt is going strong! Many have won great prizes. And you can too! More...

Posted 2/19/2014 12:24 PM

Sports

Pleasanton sprints to sixth place finish in area track meet, several qualify for regionals

The Lady Eagles competed in the district 27-AAA and 28-AAA Area track meet at Canyon Lake high school last Wednesday and finished 6th overall with two athletes qualifying for the Regional meet. More...

Posted 4/23/2014 09:54 AM

Sports Photographer Earns Third Place

Express sports photographer Joe David Cordova poses with his photo of Jourdanton baseball player Mark Medina sliding into home plate in a game last year. More...

Posted 4/23/2014 09:54 AM

Brush Country Softball Playoffs

Class 3A Bi-district round: Pleasanton Lady Eagles vs. More...

Posted 4/23/2014 09:54 AM

Living

PLEASANTON PRIMARY CELEBRATES EARTH WEEK

This week, Pleasanton Primary is doing its part to help our earth. Parents and students are enjoying the spring weather with a picnic lunch in the habitat. More...

Posted 4/23/2014 09:54 AM

SPJST LODGE 202 HONORED LODGE FRATERNALIST

Jourdanton SPJST Lodge 202 officers presented a gift card to 2013 Lodge Fraternalist nominee Regina House. More...

Posted 4/23/2014 09:54 AM

SPJST LODGE 202 DONATED TO JOURDANTON PROJECT GRAD

Jourdanton SPJST Lodge 202 donated to Jourdanton High School Project Graduation. More...

Posted 4/23/2014 09:54 AM

Farm & Ranch

Atascosa County 4-H members participate in judging contest

On Saturday April 12, 2014 twelve 4-H members from Atascosa County Participated in the District 12 4-H Livestock Judging Contest in Fredericksburg Texas. More...

Posted 4/23/2014 09:55 AM

‘The Next Crop Project’ fundraiser for FFA

On Saturday, April 26, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., Jourdanton FFA will hold a test drive fundraiser at Atascosa Chrysler Dodge Jeep to raise money for the National FFA Organization (FFA) in support of local FFA chapter leadership programs. More...

Posted 4/23/2014 09:55 AM

4H Horse Club “A.C.E.E.” competes in District and S.A.L.E. Contests

Local 4H members of the Atascosa Club of Equine Enthusiasts “A.C.E.E.” competed in the San Antonio Livestock Exposition Horse Judging Contest on February 13, 2014. This contest is open to all 4H and FFA members in Texas. More...

Posted 4/23/2014 09:55 AM

Obituaries

ROGER D. GARZA

Roger D. Garza, age 74, of Pleasanton, passed away on April 15, 2014 at his home with family members by his side. More...

Posted 4/23/2014 09:55 AM

VICTOR RENDON SR.

Victor Rendon Sr., age 80, of Devine, passed away on Friday, April 18, 2014. He was born and raised in Rossville. The son of Jose and Silberia Rendon. He was married to Lydia V. Rendon. She passed away in June 1976. Later he married Isidra Ramos. More...

Posted 4/23/2014 09:55 AM

BILLY JOE NEAL

Billy Joe Neal of Pleasanton, peacefully passed away on Monday, April 14, 2014 at the age of 83. Mr. Neal was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on November 5, 1930. However, he was raised in Corpus Christi, Texas for most of his childhood years. More...

Posted 4/23/2014 09:55 AM

Legals

Legal Notices

NOTICE TOCREDITORS Notice is hereby given that original Letters Testamentary for the Estate of JOE C. GATES, Deceased, were issued on April 21, 2014, in Cause No. 7494, pending in the County Court of Atascosa County, Texas, to: Joe C. Gates. More...

Posted 4/23/2014 09:55 AM

Misc

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

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