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Comptroller distributes $622 million statewide

(AUSTIN) — Texas Comptroller Susan Combs said today that state sales tax revenue in September was $2.17 billion, up 7.9 percent compared to September 2013. More...

Posted 10/29/2014 10:42 AM

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

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

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

Special Sections

News

TEXAS HOLD ‘EM WINNERS

Some of the Texas Hold ‘em Poker Tournament winners stayed to the end of the game. More...

Posted 10/29/2014 10:42 AM

PLEASANTON COWBOY HOMECOMING TRUCK AND TRACTOR PULL RESULTS

Saturday, October 25, 2014 Limited Modified Tractor More...

Posted 10/29/2014 10:42 AM

Commissioners’ Court rescinds previous action that made Cleo Lane a public access road

Atascosa CountyCommissioners’ CourtSpecial MeetingOctober 27, 20149:00 a.m.Ordered byHon. More...

Posted 10/29/2014 10:42 AM

Living

Cowboy Homecoming Round Up

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Posted 10/29/2014 10:43 AM

FUN BY ALL AT THE 2014 MARKET DAYS

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Posted 10/29/2014 10:43 AM

Rock-N-At the River Music Fest Nov. 8

The Navigators Men’s Fellowship will present the third annual Rock- NAt the River Music Festival on Nov. 8, at the Atascosa River Park in Pleasanton. Time will be from 1-5 p.m. More...

Posted 10/29/2014 10:42 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

ANITA GUERRERO

Anita Maria Guerrero, age 73, peacefully passed away on Friday, October 24, 2014 at her home in Charlotte with her loving family by her side. Anita was born in Cotulla on September 3, 1941 to Santiago and Amalia (Sobervilla) Perez. More...

Posted 10/29/2014 10:43 AM

JOSEPH TENBERG JR.

Joseph Tenberg Jr., age 36, of Jourdanton passed away Friday, October 24 due to a long courageous battle with liver and kidney disease. Joe was born December 1, 1977 to Joe and Brenda Tenberg. More...

Posted 10/29/2014 10:43 AM

JAMES MAXWELL JR.

The family of James Walter Maxwell, Jr. mourn his passing on October 18, 2014. Jim was born on September 29, 1934 in Borger, Texas. More...

Posted 10/29/2014 10:43 AM

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

October 30 • 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 10/29/2014 10:42 AM

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

Olle Crowned Queen

49th Cowboy Homecoming - another one for the books

Pleased with the crowds that attended the 49th annual Cowboy Homecoming, the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce is already thinking how they will top it for the 50th anniversary celebration next year. More...

Posted 10/29/2014 10:42 AM

Early voting ends on Friday

Brush Country voters have been voting early and according to the Atascsoa County Election Adminstrator’s office, it has been busy. As of the close of Monday, October 27, 1,840 have voted in the General Election. More...

Posted 10/29/2014 10:42 AM

St. Andrew’s turkey dinner

What better way to usher out October than to welcome the holiday season with St. Andrew Catholic Church’s annual turkey dinner? St. More...

Posted 10/22/2014 11:30 AM

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

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

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

Sports

2014-2015 Pleasanton Hall of Honor Inductees

Left to right: Siblings Kenny Johnson, Sandra Johnson Staley, Hall of Honor inductee Wayne Johnson and wife Belva, Bill Johnson and Chris Filoteo, Pleasanton Express Sports Editor. More...

Posted 10/29/2014 10:43 AM

Area Fishing Report

BRAUNIG- Water stained. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are fair on liver and shad near the pier and at Dead Tree Point. Redfish are fair on perch, shad, and silver spoons. Channel catfish are excellent on liver, shrimp, cut bait, and cheesebait. More...

Posted 10/29/2014 10:43 AM

Scrambling Aggie

Poteet quarterback eludes a Crystal City defender in a 19-0 shutout last week on the road. More...

Posted 10/29/2014 10:43 AM

Opinion & Columns

Hydraulic fracturing chemical disclosure policy initiated by Baker Hughes

Baker Hughes, a Houston-based company opened a $30 million operations center on IH 37, 18 miles northeast of Pleasanton in 2012. This facility, on 65 acres, was built to support the booming activity in the Eagle Ford shale. More...

Posted 10/29/2014 10:42 AM

FLASHBACK:

Rotarians flip flapjacks for jack

60 Years ago- More...

Posted 10/29/2014 10:42 AM

Win gift cards from Trailer Park Trinkets, Cattleman’s Vet Supplies

After a fantastic time at the Pleasanton Cowboy Homecoming, why not finish it off by winning gift cards from Trailer Park Trinkets and Cattleman’s Vet Supplies. More...

Posted 10/29/2014 10:42 AM

Farm & Ranch

Texas Deer Association continues to forge strong relationships

The Texas Deer Association leads the way in the deer industry as the largest organization in the state dedicated to protecting the rights of both the landowner and the hunter. More...

Posted 10/29/2014 10:44 AM

Texas to receive Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Restoration Funding

AUSTIN – Five Texas-based projects totaling about $18 million have been approved to begin to compensate Texas for lost human use of natural resources resulting from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. More...

Posted 10/29/2014 10:44 AM

Prospects good for deer season

If early field reports by bow hunters and those hunting on Managed Lands Deer Permit properties are a sign of things to come, Texas hunters should see deer in good condition and above average numbers of mature bucks when the general season kicks off More...

Posted 10/29/2014 10:44 AM

Church

Food Pantry closed

First Baptist Church of Jourdanton would like to inform the public that its Food Pantry is currently closed. More...

Posted 10/29/2014 10:42 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 10/29/2014 10:42 AM

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

Legals

Legal Notices

RAILROAD COMMISSION OF TEXAS OIL AND GAS DIVISION DISTRICT 01 Rule 37 Case No. 0289078 DATE OF ISSUANCE: Oct 17, 2014 Status/ Permit No. More...

Posted 10/29/2014 10:43 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

Frequently Asked Questions

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Posted 11/14/2011 03:22 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