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

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

Historical marker to commemorate Mercy Hospital

The Atascosa County Historical Commission and the Atascosa Hospital Association Auxiliary invite everyone to attend the dedication of an Official Texas Historical Marker for Mercy Hospital on Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. More...

Posted 4/20/2016 01:57 PM

Perez pleads not guilty in Fernandez murder

Joe Anthony Perez, who stands accused of fatally stabbing Ariel Fernandez entered a plea of not guilty in the charge of murder and a second charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon on Monday, April 11. More...

Posted 4/13/2016 01:30 PM

Drug bust in Jourdanton

Last week, after the Jourdanton Police Department staff made a felony drug arrest, their patrol officers will be dedicating extra effort to reducing illegal drugs throughout the streets in Jourdanton. More...

Posted 4/13/2016 01:30 PM

A ‘berry’ fun weekend planned for festival

It is here - the 69th Poteet Strawberry Festival has been one of the most fun and entertaining festivals in Texas. It will not disappoint this year, April 8-10, either. More...

Posted 4/6/2016 02:22 PM

Leonard Sanchez Sr. named Honorary Strawberry Grower

A consistent winner in the Poteet Strawberry Festival contests, Leonard Sanchez Sr., has been named The Poteet Rotary Club Honorary Grower of the year. Each year the club honors a grower who has passed away. More...

Posted 4/6/2016 02:22 PM

Woman shot on Hwy. 281 near Leming

At approximately 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Atascosa County Sheriff’s Office dispatchers received a call from a motorist reporting that a woman had been shot on US 281, north of FM 536. EMS and deputies were dispatched to the scene. More...

Posted 4/6/2016 02:22 PM

Schorsch hired as new city manager in Jourdanton

On his second day on the job, Kendall Schorsch - Jourdanton’s new city manager - is settling in to help run his home town. More...

Posted 3/30/2016 02:47 PM

18-WHEELER CAB CATCHES ON FIRE

An 18-wheeler caught fire at the IH 37 northbound rest area near the 113 mile marker on Monday, March 28. The fiberglass cab was completely engulfed in flames when firefighters showed up. More...

Posted 3/30/2016 02:47 PM

Little League sign knocks it out of the park; goes viral reaching millions

The 2016 Pleasanton Little League board members had no idea what a “home run” they would hit when they decided on posting a friendly reminder sign at the baseball fields. More...

Posted 3/23/2016 12:55 PM

Strawberry Festival: Headliners still tops in entertainment

For 69 years the Poteet Strawberry Festival has been one of the most fun and entertaining festivals in Texas. It will not disappoint this year, April 8-10, either. More...

Posted 3/23/2016 12:55 PM

Gaming biz raided

On Friday March 18, Pleasanton Police Department officers and members of the Atascosa County Sheriffs’ Department executed a search warrant at an illegal gambling establishment located in the 600 block of West Goodwin Street. More...

Posted 3/23/2016 12:55 PM

Turn-n-Burn still largest BBQ payout in Texas

A success - that’s what the 6th annual Turn-n- Burn BBQ cookoff was deemed when the smoke cleared the air this past weekend. The Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce reached their capacity of 200 teams. More...

Posted 3/16/2016 12:17 PM

STRMC’s new CEO Ulbricht puts patients and people first

Within moments of meeting South Texas Regional Medical Center’s (STRMC) new CEO, one thing is very apparent – creating a caring culture is John Ulbricht’s purpose and passion. More...

Posted 3/16/2016 12:17 PM

Pleasanton Express expands Little League coverage

Little League is an important foundational building block of our community. Children learn about teamwork, leadership and sportsmanship, all of which will help to contribute to their development as solid citizens. More...

Posted 3/9/2016 01:40 PM

Crime in Charlotte

Woman stabbed

An Atascosa County man is in the Atascosa County Jail charged with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon-Family Violence after he stabbed his wife multiple times at Ramos Drive-In in Charlotte at about 5:15 a.m. Monday morning More...

Posted 3/9/2016 01:40 PM

Strawberry Festival Queen, King named

The 69th annual Poteet Strawberry Festival Coronation culminated with the crowning of the new Queen and King- Isabella Wiederhold and Donovan Roanin Garcia II. The two Poteet High School juniors were announced at the ceremony on Saturday, Feb. 27. More...

Posted 3/2/2016 12:26 PM

Out & About

Shout out to all our neighbors. Come join the Charlotte community for a great evening of food and fun at our SpringFest Celebration. The SpringFest will be held at the Charlotte City Park on March 3 from 4 to 7 p.m. More...

Posted 3/2/2016 12:26 PM

Out & About

FREE Fit Camp The FREE Fit Camp that was being held at South Texas Nutrition has now relocated to the Pleasanton River Park. Fit Camp sessions will still take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning at 5:30 p.m. More...

Posted 2/24/2016 07:24 PM

JUMPING WITH ALL HIS HEART!

Pleasanton Primary student Elijah Velasquez was among those participating in Jump Rope for Heart activities on Friday, Feb. 12. More...

Posted 2/24/2016 07:24 PM

Turn-n-Burn set for March 11-12

Casey Donahew Band to headline 6th BBQ Cook-Off

The Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce and Western Premium BBQ Products (W3) are again partnering up for another biggerthan life barbeque cook-off March 11 and 12. More...

Posted 2/17/2016 01:52 PM

Special Sections

Sports

FC Dallas places second at tournament in San Marcos

Pleasanton’s FC Dallas ‘02 Girl’s U14 team placed second overall after competing at a tournament at 5-Mile Dam Park in San Marcos last weekend. More...

Posted 4/27/2016 12:03 PM

Poteet golfer makes strides during high-school career

Poteet’s Patrick Gonzales was crowned District 30-4A golf champion earlier this season. The Aggie has played golf nearly his entire life starting at the age of seven. Gonzales won his first nine-hole tournament at eight years old. More...

Posted 4/27/2016 12:03 PM

EXPRESS YOUTH HUNTING CONTEST WINNERS

Colby Fey (right) stands with Express sports editor Chris Filoteo after he received his award plaque, along with a hunting jacket sponsored by the Pleasanton Express after he won the Express Deer &am More...

Posted 4/27/2016 12:03 PM

Opinion & Columns

Flashback: Law and Order Banquet set

10 Years ago- Approximately 80 visitors from as far away as Greece, India, Argentina and Burkino Faso in West Africa were in Pleasanton on Wednesday, April 19, as guests of the South Texas Weather Modification Association (STWMA). More...

Posted 4/27/2016 12:02 PM

Texas and Transgender: Bathroom Battle

Texas Politics

Some Texas leaders may be itching to join the fight to shut the bathroom door for transgender folks. It will get them lots of publicity, and appeal to their Tea Party base. More...

Posted 4/27/2016 12:02 PM

Abbott proclaims flooding disaster, adds more counties

State Capital Highlights

Gov. Greg Abbott on April 18 declared a state of disaster for Austin, Bastrop, Colorado, Fort Bend, Grimes, Harris, Montgomery, Waller and Wharton counties. More...

Posted 4/27/2016 12:01 PM

Robbie Rambles

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

She writes

I haven’t written in a while. It’s that thing. That perfectionist thing. More...

Posted 1/27/2016 02:11 PM

Oil and Gas Report

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

WATER: Protecting one of our most precious resources

Wouldn’t it be so nice and convenient for a city to increase its future water supply by simply finding a convenient, close-by source and taking whatever they want. More...

Posted 4/22/2015 12:20 PM

Atascosa Citizens in Action meeting set

Newly-organized ‘Atascosa Citizens in Action’ will meet at the Pleasanton Civic Center, Thursday, April 16, from 11 until 2. Food and beverages will be provided. More...

Posted 4/15/2015 01:18 PM

Church

PLEASANTON STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

March Students of the month for Pleasanton High School have been recognized. Jenna Westfall, Sarah Hanzalik, Kaye Hubert, and Sofia De la Garza have been selected by the staff. More...

Posted 4/20/2016 01:57 PM

The Refuge offers help

The Refuge, located at 506 W. Adams Street, Pleasanton is here to help. They offer free and confidential pregnancy tests, spiritual counseling and ultrasounds. Also offered are parenting and other classes. More...

Posted 4/20/2016 01:57 PM

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

Legals

Legals

NOTICE TO BIDDERS THE COMMISSIONER’SCOURT OF ATASCOSACOUNTY, TEXAS HAS AUTHORIZED THE COUNTYAUDITOR TO ADVERTISEFOR COPY MACHINEPAPER FOR ATASCOSACOUNTY. More...

Posted 4/27/2016 12:03 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

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

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

#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

Out & About

CASA 2nd Annual Bids For Kids More...

Posted 4/20/2016 01:57 PM

Pleasanton Express brings home 8 awards

Judy & Bill Wilkerson namesakes for Sweepstakes Award

The South Texas Press Association’s (STPA) Better Newspaper Contest awarded the Pleasanton Express eight awards as well as coming in third place overall in the Sweepstakes category in Division 2 (weekly newspaper with a circulation larger than More...

Posted 4/20/2016 01:57 PM

Grand Champ Reyes breaks record

Longtime Poteet strawberry grower Albert Reyes was this year’s Grand Champion winner at the Poteet Strawberry Festival Auction on April 9. His crate of prize-winning berries were of the Albion variety and sold for a total of $15,000. More...

Posted 4/13/2016 01:30 PM

Out & About

Pleasanton Express closed for STPA Convention The Pleasanton Express will be closed on Thursday & Friday to attend their yearly STPA Convention. The office will re-open on Monday, April 18 at 8:30 a.m. for business as usual. More...

Posted 4/13/2016 01:30 PM

Strawberry growers picked

Poteet Rotary Club honors Cora Lamar as Grower of the Year

Her H-E-B commercials have made her famous in our neck of the woods, and now, Cora Lamar, champion strawberry farmer, has been named Grower of the Year by the Poteet Rotary Club - again. More...

Posted 4/6/2016 02:22 PM

WORLD’S TALLEST SHORTCAKE

The Poteet High School Culinary Arts class succeeded on April 5, at breaking the previous record for world’s tallest shortcake. The shortcake assembled in Poteet collapsed the first time at 40 inches. More...

Posted 4/6/2016 02:22 PM

Out & About

Poteet Strawberry Festival Special More...

Posted 4/6/2016 02:22 PM

TASTE OF TEXAS FOOD SHOW NEXT WEEK

The judges and event organizers had their plates full at last year’s Poteet Strawberry Festival Taste of Texas Food Show. More...

Posted 3/30/2016 02:47 PM

Out & About

Chili’s Teams Up with Poteet Project Grad More...

Posted 3/30/2016 02:47 PM

BEAUTY IN OUR OWN BACKYARD

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REMEMBERING THE REASON FOR EASTER

On Friday, March 18, the youth of St. Matthew Catholic Church in Jourdanton presented the Live Stations of the Cross. More...

Posted 3/23/2016 12:55 PM

JOURDANTON & POTEET OPENING DAY

Jourdanton and Poteet Little Leagues held their opening day on Saturday, March 19. Check out page 8C for additional photos. More...

Posted 3/23/2016 12:55 PM

WILDFLOWERS IN FULL BLOOM

These white prickly poppies help to spruce up the rusty pickup nearby. The flowers are located at the Cardwell place off of Goodwin, west of Oakhaven. More...

Posted 3/23/2016 12:55 PM

Out & About

Little League Opening Days in Jourdanton and Poteet Jourdanton More...

Posted 3/16/2016 12:17 PM

Stolen items recovered

A Pleasanton couple, Sherry and Bart Glaser, were upset to find that their vehicle had been broken into when they checked on it Sunday morning. More...

Posted 3/16/2016 12:17 PM

Weather prediction for Turn-n-Burn: Smokey, with a big chance of BBQ

200 teams registered; parade set for Saturday at 10 a.m.

Rain or shine, it’s on... that is what the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce promises for the 6th annual Turn-N-Burn BBQ Cook-Off taking place March 11-12, 2016 at the Pleasanton River Park. More...

Posted 3/9/2016 01:40 PM

Crime in Charlotte

Intruder subdued by Hindes

A bizarre home invasion was thwarted by Clint Hindes last Friday afternoon in Charlotte. Sotero Garza Jr, 49, of Charlotte, ended up in the living room area next to Charlotte rancher Bob Hindes and his caretaker around 1:30 p.m. More...

Posted 3/9/2016 01:40 PM

Out & About

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Posted 3/9/2016 01:40 PM

Turn-n-Burn set

The Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce is still looking for the best BBQ cookers to enter the 6th annual Turn-N-Burn BBQ Cook-Off taking place March 11-12, 2016 at the Pleasanton River Park. More...

Posted 3/2/2016 12:26 PM

SUSPECTED STOLEN PROPERTY RECOVERED

Sergeant Investigators Robert Newman and Joseph Manguso of the Atascosa County Sheriffs Office pose with suspected stolen property they recovered from a residence in Leming on Monday. More...

Posted 3/2/2016 12:26 PM

Stories Surrounding a Remarkable Historian: The "old Breaker Home" Cockrell Canyon and a misnamed country road

In his early childhood and later as a teenager, where did he play and find early adventure in life? More...

Posted 2/24/2016 07:24 PM

Strawberry Fest Coronation on Saturday

This Saturday, Feb. 27, one lucky young lady and gentleman will be crowned the 2016 Poteet Strawberry Festival Queen and King. The annual coronation will take place at the Poteet High School Auditorium and will feature a strawberry theme. More...

Posted 2/24/2016 07:24 PM

Woman carjacked at gunpoint

A horrific scene that has been played out on television hundreds of times came true for a local 33-year old woman in Poteet Sunday afternoon. More...

Posted 2/24/2016 07:24 PM

News

Cementerio Leal meeting April 30

Cementerio Leal officers and members are scheduled to meet on Saturday, April 30, at 10 a.m. They will meet at the Wells Fargo Conference Room, located at 425 W. Oaklawn in Pleasanton. Attendance is valued, as is your input. More...

Posted 4/27/2016 12:02 PM

Navigators benefit

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 on April 27. More...

Posted 4/27/2016 12:02 PM

Basketball-Arama set for May

The Navigators of South Texas invite the public to their 5th Annual City Tournament on May 14, 21 and 28. The event will take place at the Pleasanton Junior High Gym from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The double-elimination competition is for 10 teams. More...

Posted 4/27/2016 12:02 PM

Living

How parents can talk about bullying directly

Lifestyles Editor

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following article is the second part of a series on bullying. Atascosa Family Crisis Center Outreach Advocate Shawnene Edmondson presented a valuable session offering adv ice to parents about bullying. More...

Posted 4/27/2016 12:02 PM

H-E-B EARTH DAY HELPERS

A recycling partnership with H-E-B and Pleasanton Primary celebrating Earth Day resulted in a collection of 19,469 plastic bags. More...

Posted 4/27/2016 12:02 PM

Golden Knights soar across Pleasanton’s sky

Lately some very unusual things, such as record rainfall and hailstones, have fallen from the South Texas skies. More...

Posted 4/27/2016 12:02 PM

School

Salvation Army Sales this week!

The Salvation Army Family Store in Pleasanton will have several sales going on this week. This Wednesday and Saturday, clothes and shoes will be half-price. On Thursday, Friday and Saturday, purses will be half-price. More...

Posted 4/27/2016 12:02 PM

Health insurance help

Navigators with the Daughters of Charity Services of San Antonio are currently offering help to assist in enrolling for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act: Health Insurance Market Place. More...

Posted 4/27/2016 12:02 PM

Carolyn Wright Outstanding Leader in Catholic Education

The Archdiocese of San Antonio honored Carolyn Wright as a recipient of a prestigious honor: Outstanding Leaders in Catholic Education. She and other honorees will be recognized on May 6, at the Omni Hotel at the Colonnade in San Antonio. More...

Posted 4/27/2016 12:02 PM

Farm & Ranch

Area farmers markets support local agriculture

This spring, as you’re looking for the most colorful, flavorful and fresh produce for your table, don’t forget to take a stroll down the aisles of the local farmers market to support area agriculture. More...

Posted 4/27/2016 12:03 PM

Enhancing and Restoring Monarch Butterfly Habitat in Texas

Monarch populations have experienced a measured decline over the last 20-years, to some extent from a reduction in nectar producing plants. More...

Posted 4/27/2016 12:03 PM

4-HER’S AT SAN ANTONIO STOCK SHOW

4-H placers at San Antonio in the steer contest, left to right, Gracee McBee, Travis Bonner, Taylor Rankin, Colton Eisenhauer, Max Chessher and Weston Eisenhauer with their winning steers. More...

Posted 4/27/2016 12:03 PM

Obituaries

SUSANNA HERRERA

Susanna H. Herrera, of Poteet passed away Monday, April 25, 2016 at the age of 69. She was born in Leming on July 3, 1946 to Roberto and Guadalupe (Perez) Hernandez. More...

Posted 4/27/2016 12:03 PM

JOHN HAWKINS SR.

John Thomas Hawkins, Sr. born in Bessemer, Alabama, on August 18, 1936 passed away on Friday, April 22, 2016 at the age of 79 years. Mr. Hawkins was preceded in death by his nine brothers and sisters. More...

Posted 4/27/2016 12:03 PM

CHARLES RILEY

Charles C. Riley of McCoy passed away at his residence on Thursday, April 21, 2016 at the age of 76. He was born September 8, 1939 in Sample, Texas to Charles S. Jr. and Ruth (Brister) Riley. More...

Posted 4/27/2016 12:03 PM

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

April 27 & May 2 •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 4/27/2016 12:02 PM

Community Calendar

April 20 & 25 •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 4/20/2016 01:57 PM

Community Calendar

April 13 & 18 •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 4/13/2016 01:31 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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Frequently Asked Questions

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