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Posted 8/26/2015 01:53 PM

Herschap wins Rodeo Riches

Roger Herschap of Pleasanton won the grand prize of $500 of merchandise from Rodeo Riches by registering at Sears 118 S. Main St., Pleasanton. More...

Posted 8/19/2015 12:58 PM

Proposed county tax rate clarified

Atascosa County Judge Bob Hurley discussed the reasons leading to the arrival of the decision by Commissioners’ Court to decide on the slight tax rate increase. More...

Posted 8/19/2015 12:58 PM

Wreck claims life of former councilwoman

An August 7 crash claimed the life of Roxanne Peters on US 281 near FM 536 about 2.5 miles north of Leming. A 2013 Mack truck, driven by 38-yearold Jerome Mack, was towing a 2007 flatbed trailer heading north on US 281. More...

Posted 8/12/2015 01:16 PM

Cowboy of the Year announced at rodeo Friday

Two to be inducted into South Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame

SUE BROWN EDITOR The Pleasanton Young Farmers are ready for their annual rodeo festival after working the past few months on the arena and grounds. More...

Posted 8/12/2015 01:16 PM

Guillen reminds families of back-to-school savings

Encourages shoppers to take advantage of Sales Tax Holiday

AUSTIN - State Representative Ryan Guillen (D - Rural South Texas) is reminding parents to mark August 7-9 on their calendars, as they can save on school supplies during the state’s annual sales tax holiday. More...

Posted 8/5/2015 10:37 AM

Two fatalities on IH-37

Local law enforcement agencies and emergency personnel have seen several accidents within the last week. Two resulted in a fatality and several other accidents required the assistance of Air Life. More...

Posted 8/5/2015 10:37 AM

Jourdanton citizens honored at annual banquet

The backyard barbeque theme, complete with red checkered tablecloths, set the tone for the Jourdanton Chamber of Commerce Awards banquet held last Tuesday, July 21. A social hour, sponsored by VTX1, was enjoyed by those in attendance. More...

Posted 7/29/2015 12:35 PM

Richest Open rodeo will have great entertainment, too

Cory Morrow headlines on August 15

Pegged as the “richest open rodeo in Texas,” the Pleasanton Young Farmers aren’t kidding with $17,500 added money for this year’s Cowboy of the Year Open Rodeo next month, Friday and Saturday, August 14-15. More...

Posted 7/29/2015 12:35 PM

DOLLS MAKING DOLLS AT YESTERYEAR FEST

Kamryn Abbott shows her handkershief doll she made at the Longhorn Museum Yesteryear Festival to Thelma Cardwell Cale who demonstrated the craft. She is joined by Karis Alcoser. More...

Posted 7/22/2015 12:36 PM

Sheriff’s office nabs burglars

Atascosa County Sheriffs deputies responded Monday morning to a call of an alleged burglary in progress on Old Pleasanton Rd. More...

Posted 7/22/2015 12:36 PM

Brush, bulky criteria changed

Pleasanton pick up set for August

The City of Pleasanton has updated their brush, bulky trash pick up criteria beginning with the upcoming August schedule. The new guidelines are: 1. Piles shall not be placed at curbside more than 2 weeks prior to the pick-up time. More...

Posted 7/22/2015 12:36 PM

Czech Heritage to be celebrated at St. Matthew’s

The sauerkraut is almost ready, kolaches are being baked, and the Markmann Polkateers are gearing up to play lots of polka music while visitors enjoy a fabulous Czech meal. That could only mean one thing: CZECH DAY! Yes, indeed, St. More...

Posted 7/15/2015 10:34 AM

Czech out this sauerkraut

Last year, Monica Meyer served up homemade sauerkraut, potatoes and sausage at St. Matthew Catholic Church’s annual Czech Day celebration. The Mass and meal will both begin at 11 a.m. More...

Posted 7/15/2015 10:34 AM

H-E-B hosts Customer Appreciation Day Saturday, July 11

The newly-remodeled, enlarged Pleasanton H-E-B will be holding a Customer Appreciation Day on Saturday, July 11, from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. More...

Posted 7/8/2015 02:08 PM

Search for Cowboy of the Year begins

For 50 years, cowboys have been honored with the title of Cowboy of the Year. More...

Posted 7/8/2015 02:08 PM

Pleasanton water line extensions underway

Speaking recently about elements of the City of Pleasanton’s Master Plan, City Manager Bruce Pearson discussed the million and a quarter gallon storage tank now under construction on Crestline. More...

Posted 7/1/2015 03:05 PM

It’s all about the red, white and blue

... and hot dogs, fireworks too!

For the 12th year, the Jourdanton Chamber of Commerce will sponsor the popular American Pride Day this Saturday, July 4. The event, held at the Jourdanton City Park, will start at 5 p.m. More...

Posted 7/1/2015 03:05 PM

Express adds four more awards

The Pleasanton Express came home with four awards at the Texas Press Association Better Newspaper Contest held at the Westin Hotel at the Domain in Austin. The judges, from Maryland, Delaware and D.C. More...

Posted 6/24/2015 11:48 AM

SOAKING UP SOME FUN

Kiddos at First Baptist Church Child Development had a treat from the Pleasanton Fire Department last week for Water Play Day. More...

Posted 6/24/2015 11:48 AM

YOU’RE A GRAND OLD FLAG

Flag Day Ceremony at Jourdanton Library & Community Center on Friday, June 12. Reciting of Pledge of Allegiance after the old flag was lowered and a new one hoisted. More...

Posted 6/17/2015 12:16 PM

Don’t miss Taste

Last year the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce resurrected the popular Taste of Atascosa and area businesses are signing up to participate again. It will be held at the Pleasanton Civic Center on Thursday, June 25 from 6-9 p.m. More...

Posted 6/17/2015 12:16 PM

HELP FOR FLOOD VICTIMS

The community is joining together to help raise funds for the recent victims of the floods in Wimberley, Martindale, San Marcos and Blanco areas. More...

Posted 6/10/2015 12:48 PM

Mother, daughters arrested for burglaries

On January 16, 2015 a burglary of a habitation was reported on County Rd. 303 northwest of Jourdanton. Deputy Michael Castaneda investigated the burglary where the homeowner reported six firearms and other items stolen valued at $6,700. More...

Posted 6/10/2015 12:48 PM

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News

NEW POLICE PATCH

Vince Carrasco (left), son-in-law of Pleasanton Police Chief Ronald Sanchez (right), donated his time and talent and designed a new patch for the Pleasanton Police Department. More...

Posted 8/26/2015 01:53 PM

Last week for Bulky/Brush pickup starts Monday

While Week 2 is winding down for Bulky/Brush pickup, the final week will be August 31-September 4. Week 2: August 24-28 for the area west of Hwy. 281 to Bryant St. and south of Goodwin. Week 3: August 31-September 4 for the area west of Bryant St. More...

Posted 8/26/2015 01:53 PM

ATASCOSA CITIZENS IN ACTION

Atascosa Citizens in Action (ACA) grant committee had a meeting after achieving total access to Funding Information Network (FIN) for foundation contacts that aid in grant procurements. More...

Posted 8/26/2015 01:53 PM

Living

Leal Cemetery Clean-Up Day

The Leal Cemetery officers invite all members to attend this weekend’s Clean-Up Day, on Saturday, Aug. 29. The clean-up is scheduled to begin at 7 a.m. Please bring your necessary tools and supplies. More...

Posted 8/26/2015 01:54 PM

Pearsall Christian Women to meet in Sept.

The next Pearsall Christian Women’s Luncheon is set for Monday, Sept. 14, at the First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall in Pearsall. They will meet from noon to 2 p.m. More...

Posted 8/26/2015 01:54 PM

TRS announces ‘My Superhero Teacher’ Art Contest

AUSTIN – Look, up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, it’s my teacher! More...

Posted 8/26/2015 01:54 PM

School

CISD lunch program

Children need healthy meals to learn. Charlotte ISD offers healthy meals every school day. More...

Posted 8/19/2015 12:59 PM

CBC hosts extended registration hours

Coastal Bend College will be open extended hours at all CBC locations through August 25, 2015 to better serve students and the general public with fall registration. More...

Posted 8/19/2015 12:59 PM

BBQ fundraiser in ‘Memory of Mary’ on Aug. 29

The 7th annual MOM (in Memory of Mary Gallegos) Fund-raiser is set for Saturday, Aug. 29, at the Jourdanton Fire Station. All proceeds from this barbecue brisket plate sale and prize drawing will go to the American Cancer Society. More...

Posted 8/19/2015 12:59 PM

Obituaries

JOSEPH DONATTO

On August 21, 2015, Joseph passed away peacefully of natural causes at age 92. With him at his side was his wife of 27 years Maryellen. Joseph Alcia Donatto was born on June 9, 1923 in Daisetta, Texas. He was the son of Alcia and Bernadine Donatto. More...

Posted 8/26/2015 01:54 PM

COL. WILLIAM THORNTON

Col. William Vance Shook Thornton, 79, of Pleasanton, passed away on August 23, 2015. William was born on September 29, 1935 in Ada, Oklahoma to Virginia Lee and John Hyland Thornton. More...

Posted 8/26/2015 01:54 PM

FRED DAVIS

Fred Albert Davis, born January 1, 1955, went to be with the Lord on Friday, August 21, 2015 at the age of 60. More...

Posted 8/26/2015 01:54 PM

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

August 26 & 31 •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 8/26/2015 01:54 PM

Community Calendar

August 19 & 24 •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 8/19/2015 12:59 PM

Community Calendar

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

Posted 8/12/2015 01:17 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

Not so HOT news for area non-profit groups

For the first time since the Hotel/Motel Occupancy Tax grant process started, no funds will be distributed to the three applicants for the fiscal year 2016 which begins October 1, 2015. More...

Posted 8/26/2015 01:53 PM

Injury to child upgraded to murder for Juarez

Last week, 26-year-old Jose Anthony Juarez Jr. of Pleasanton was arrested, and charged with Injury to a Child with a serious bodily injury, a first degree felony. More...

Posted 8/26/2015 01:53 PM

Two prominent Pleasanton businesses burgled

Pleasanton Police Department is investigating the burglaries of two prominent Pleasanton businesses, Virginia Twins Garden Market and Center Pharmacy. More...

Posted 8/19/2015 12:58 PM

Colby Mangum honored as top cowboy at PYF rodeo

The arena served as the backdrop while three cowboys were honored at the Pleasanton Young Farmers Cowboy of the Year Open Rodeo last Friday night. More...

Posted 8/19/2015 12:58 PM

Field house ... done - bond construction plans moving ahead

SUE BROWN EDITOR With one major building project completed - the new athletic training facility - Pleasanton ISD’s superintendent Dr. Matthew Mann is anxious to start the next phase. More...

Posted 8/12/2015 01:16 PM

Battle of Medina ceremony Sat.

The 202nd anniversary of the Battle of Medina will be celebrated this Saturday, August 15 at 10 a.m. One of the bloodiest battles in Texas is remembered through the efforts of the Atascosa County Historical Commission. More...

Posted 8/12/2015 01:16 PM

Battle of Medina historical ceremony set for August 15

CONTRIBUTED ATASCOSA COUNTY HISTORICAL COMMISSION More...

Posted 8/5/2015 10:37 AM

K9 officer ‘Meister’ retires

CONTRIBUTED Sgt. More...

Posted 8/5/2015 10:37 AM

Released, but not free

When word got out that a suspect who had been arrested for murder was released from jail on Thursday, July 30, some were confused on how it could happen. More...

Posted 8/5/2015 10:37 AM

Former District Clerk succumbs

Jerome Templeton Brite, of Pleasanton, passed away on Monday, July 27 at the age of 82. Jerome was raised in Pleasanton, and graduated from Pleasanton High School in 1950. More...

Posted 7/29/2015 12:35 PM

Monstrous water tower being built on Crestline

City of Pleasanton growth has put the community into a program of planning for the future needs in its anticipated expansion. A one and a quarter million gallon water tower is being erected at a high point in the city on Crestline. More...

Posted 7/29/2015 12:35 PM

Pleasanton water line work progressing on Yellowstone

LEON ZABAVA OIL AND GAS EDITOR Installation of 12-inch water line by Pleasanton Public Works Department is underway and progressing on Yellowstone under the direction of Doroteo Reyna, Pleasanton Utility Construction Foreman. More...

Posted 7/22/2015 12:36 PM

STRUCTURE FIRE ON UVALDE STREET

The Pleasanton and Jourdanton Volunteer Fire Department responded to this structure fire on Friday, July 17 at approximately 5:15 a.m. More...

Posted 7/22/2015 12:36 PM

YESTERYEAR FESTIVAL IS FUN - NO KIDDING

Ryan and Nathan Castellano try to pet the goats with the help of their mom, Christi Castellano, at last year’s annual Yesteryear Festival held at the Pleasanton Longhorn Museum grounds. More...

Posted 7/15/2015 10:34 AM

You dump, you go to jail

CONTRIBUTED The Atascosa County Sheriff’s Office continues to crack down on illegal dumping and promises to keep doing so. More...

Posted 7/15/2015 10:34 AM

Scams are out there - beware

The Pleasanton Police Department and AEP Texas both sent out notices this week about scams that are happening in our area. Water bills More...

Posted 7/15/2015 10:34 AM

STARS AND STRIPES FOREVER

Pablo Gutierrez, Devanie Ruiz and Amanda Ruiz of Pleasanton are decked out in their red, white and blue while they enjoy the festivities at the Jourdanton American Pride 4th of July celebration held More...

Posted 7/8/2015 02:08 PM

Morales keeps seat as appeal is filed on vote recount judgement

Another recount was held concerning the election of Jourdanton City Councilman Raul “Roy” Morales and his opponent Rudy Segura. Segura had asked for the first recount after the November election. That recount showed no change. More...

Posted 7/1/2015 03:05 PM

Atascosa County issues first same-sex marriage license

Pleasanton couple will marry soon

Kelly Ann Ramon and Alison Jean Peña made history this week when they became the first same-sex couple to receive a marriage license in Atascosa County. They arrived at the Atascosa County Courthouse in Jourdanton on Monday, June 29. More...

Posted 7/1/2015 03:05 PM

A TASTY TIME PLANNED

The Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce presents the popular Taste of Atascosa this Thursday, June 25 at the Pleasanton Civic Center from 6-9 p.m. Tickets are $15. More...

Posted 6/24/2015 11:48 AM

Recommended budget presented to Pleasanton Council

City Manager Pearson cites accomplishments

At a special session on June 18, the Pleasanton City Council voted unanimously to direct staff to bring a proposed budget on August 6. More...

Posted 6/24/2015 11:48 AM

American Pride Day set for 4th of July

Fireworks planned at Jourdanton City Park

The Jourdanton Chamber of Commerce will sponsor the 12th annual American Pride Day. It will be celebrated once again on Saturday, July 4. The event, held at the Jourdanton City Park, will start at 5 p.m. More...

Posted 6/24/2015 11:48 AM

$629 million distributed in sales tax revenue statewide from Comptroller

(AUSTIN) — Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar said that state sales tax revenue in May was $2.6 billion, up 5.2 percent compared to May 2014. More...

Posted 6/17/2015 12:16 PM

Trooper Rogers named top cop

Matthew Felan receives Citizen of the Year award

At the 40th annual Atascosa County Law Enforcement Officer Association’s banquet, DPS Trooper Waylon Rogers was named the 2014 Officer of the Year. More...

Posted 6/17/2015 12:16 PM

GRADUATED!

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Posted 6/10/2015 12:48 PM

Sports

Eagles In Pursuit

Three Eagles pursue a Kennedy ball carrier in a scrimmage last week. Pleasanton prepares to host San Antonio Edison Friday night for its season opener. More...

Posted 8/26/2015 01:54 PM

Cowgirls finish 5-2 after Floresville tournament

The Cowgirls fared well against larger and difficult competition at the Floresville tournament last week. McMullen County finished undefeated in its first day of the event after four matches. More...

Posted 8/26/2015 01:54 PM

Accepting applications for Pleasanton Hall of Honor

The Pleasanton Athletic Hall of Honor is seeking nominations of potential candidates for the 2015- 2016 induction ceremony. More...

Posted 8/26/2015 01:54 PM

Opinion & Columns

University of Houston ‘saved’ lots of us working folks

Writer’s Roost

Hundreds, probably thousands, of people have been able to gain a college degree by taking advantage of the Houston job market and attending the University of Houston in pursuit of that diploma. More...

Posted 8/26/2015 01:53 PM

Team Tying

On the Edge of Common Sense

I happened to be at the National Finals Rodeo in 1988 when Leo More...

Posted 8/26/2015 01:53 PM

Paxton: Democratic Piñata

Texas Politics

Republican Attorney General Ken Paxton, with his felony indictments for securities fraud, has become the new piñata for the Texas Democratic Party. More...

Posted 8/26/2015 01:53 PM

Farm & Ranch

School days

Verdilizer

Our schools started this week!!! Can you believe it? Our youngest grandson, Gideon, now 8 years old, is terribly excited. It’s amazing how quickly our memories go back to that day when we first walked into our new classroom. More...

Posted 8/26/2015 01:54 PM

Consider Risk Protection coverage

Farm Service Agency Administrator Val Dolcini recently encouraged producers to examine the available U.S. More...

Posted 8/26/2015 01:54 PM

4-H members awarded at banquet­RHONDA

The 4-H Annual Awards Banquet was held on August 1, 2015 at the Poteet High School Library. We were honored to host the inspiring speaker Mr. Ronnie McDonald of Texas A & M Agrilife. More...

Posted 8/26/2015 01:54 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 01:17 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 01:17 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 01:17 PM

Legals

Legal Notices

CITATION BY PUBLICATION - TRC 109 & 114 Cause No. 15-05-0385-CVA BRADLEY HENRICHSON and KATHIE LYNN BAKER vs. More...

Posted 8/26/2015 01:54 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...

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