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Friday accident claims life of retired priest

The Corpus Christi community is mourning the loss of Monsignor Morgan Rowsome, a retired priest of the Corpus Christi Diocese. The 72-year-old was a former pastor of St. Peter Prince of the Apostles Catholic Church in Corpus Christi. More...

Posted 5/27/2015 01:39 PM

BRONZE BEAUTIES

Pleasanton senior Cassie Leal stands on the podium after she finished third in the 300-meter hurdles event at the state meet. More...

Posted 5/20/2015 01:10 PM

Trenches drenched

Many parts of Atascosa County were underwater recently, following the deluge of rain that fell beginning Thursday, May 14. The heavy rainfall caused flood waters to rise rapidly, especially in low-lying areas surrounding businesses and homes. More...

Posted 5/20/2015 01:10 PM

COUNCILMEMBERS HONORED

U. S. Congressman Henry Cuellar (second from right) gave specia lCongressional Recognition to three outgoing Pleasanton City Councilmembers - Roger G. More...

Posted 5/13/2015 01:49 PM

SQUAWS - AREA CHAMPS

The Jourdanton Squaws are still alive in softball playoffs with their area champ win last Saturday. More...

Posted 5/13/2015 01:49 PM

Wilkerson’s first column in the Pleasanton Express - ‘Get With It’

EDITOR’S NOTE - Looking up information, we found this in our back issues of the Pleasanton Express and thought it would be appropriate to share Bill Wikerson’s first column he wrote on January 8, 1975. More...

Posted 5/6/2015 01:38 PM

Farewell ‘Wild Bill’

The news of Pleasanton Express Co-publisher William B. “Bill” Wilkerson’s death last Thursday, April 30, has left many people in shock. He had recently turned 86 on April 12 and had been hospitalized briefly. Early Years More...

Posted 5/6/2015 01:37 PM

Father arrested for injury to 7-month-old son

The Atascosa County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation made an arrest last Thursday, April 23 on an Injury to a Child - intentionally causing serious bodily injury case. More...

Posted 4/29/2015 11:50 AM

Early voting underway

Early voting is underway in Pleasanton and Poteet municipal and school elections. Pleasanton ISD Early votes totaled 292 for Monday and Tuesday for the Pleasanton ISD elections. Vying for District 7 are incumbent Ami Powell and Pete J. Pawelek. More...

Posted 4/29/2015 11:50 AM

Pleasanton ISD Bond readies for election

The Pleasanton ISD 2015 Bond Proposal proponents have been cognizant of the questions and concerns of the voters during this bond’s process. The school district has held meetings to answer and address these concerns. More...

Posted 4/22/2015 12:20 PM

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

Pearsall officer dies in wreck, two sent via AirLife

Pearsall Police Officer Michael Villarreal was killed in a two-vehicle head-on collision with a 1-ton pickup pulling a trailer on Sunday afternoon in Dobrowolski. The wreck happened around 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 12. More...

Posted 4/15/2015 01:18 PM

$7,500 reward offered for Most Wanted Fugitive

AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has added James Lee Matley, 40, to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives list, and a cash reward up to $7,500 is now being offered for information leading to his capture. More...

Posted 4/8/2015 12:41 PM

It’s berry time in Poteet

68th Strawberry Festival April 10-12

What began as a small town festival to encourage returning servicemen to farm strawberries in the sandy fields back in 1948, has blossomed to a huge event that attracts over 100,000 visitors from all over the nation. More...

Posted 4/8/2015 12:41 PM

S.A. woman killed in IH-37 accident

Traffic near the Atascosa County/Live Oak County line on Thursday, March 26 was backed up for four-five miles, following an afternoon fatality. More...

Posted 4/1/2015 10:08 AM

Strawberry growers of the year named for 2015

David E. Reyes carries on family’s farming tradition

With Poteet Strawberry Festival just a little over a week away, April 10-12, it is also time to name a strawberry grower. More...

Posted 4/1/2015 10:08 AM

ABUNDANCE OF FLOWERS FOR EASTER TIME

Flowers are as beautiful as ever in Atascosa County. Families have been taking advantage of the roadside beauties for photo opportunities - which is not against the law. More...

Posted 4/1/2015 10:07 AM

STRAWBERRY FEST

Headliners include Dustin Lynch, Josh Abbott Band

In a few weeks, the town of Poteet will swell with crowds visiting the 68th annual Strawberry Festival April 10- 12. And those visitors will not be disappointed with the headliners chosen for the weekend’s entertainment. More...

Posted 3/25/2015 11:33 AM

UP IN A FLASH

The Leming VFD, Ata-Bexar VFD and Pleasanton VFD battled this structure fire on Saturday, March 14. It was located south of Old Pleasanton Road, around 1 a.m. More...

Posted 3/18/2015 02:11 PM

CAUGHT IN A FLASH

Area law enforcement took no time in catching four men who allegedly committed a strong-arm robbery at Wal-Mart in Pleasanton last Wednesday morning. More...

Posted 3/18/2015 02:11 PM

CAUGHT IN A FLASH

Area law enforcement took no time in catching four men who allegedly committed a strong-arm robbery at Wal-Mart in Pleasanton last Wednesday morning. More...

Posted 3/18/2015 01:45 PM

Citizens honored at annual chamber banquet

The Pleasanton Civic Center, decorated in red, white and blue set the backdrop for honoring Pleasanton’s finest at the 64th annual Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce awards banquet held last Thursday, March 5 More...

Posted 3/11/2015 10:38 AM

The Y’s have it

Yee, Ybañez crowned Strawberry Festival King, Queen

Poteet High School students Naomi Jo Ybañez and Rex Yee will reign as the Poteet Strawberry Festival Queen and King for 2015. The two were announced at the 68th annual Coronation of Royalty on March 7, at Poteet High School. More...

Posted 3/11/2015 10:38 AM

Special Sections

News

Pleasanton Express Scholarship Recipient

Pleasanton senior Kendra Perez stands with Express sports editor Chris Filoteo after recieving the Pleasanton Express Athletic Scholarship last week at the sports banquet. More...

Posted 5/27/2015 01:40 PM

Scholarship service at Second Baptist Chapel

Second Baptist Chapel is inviting the public to their special scholarship program service at 11 a.m. on Sunday, May 31. The church is located at 539 Adams St. in Pleasanton. More...

Posted 5/27/2015 01:40 PM

Ministry to the Oil Patch

The road to supply and demand in the Oil Patch has never been an easy one. Like the proverbial road to success, it is full of bends and turns and potholes along the way. More...

Posted 5/27/2015 01:40 PM

Living

VBS at Crosspoint

It is time for “Journey Off The Map, Unknown To Us, Known To Him,” which is this year’s theme at Vacation Bible School at Crosspoint Fellowship. Dates are Sunday, June 7- Thursday, June 11, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. More...

Posted 5/27/2015 01:40 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 by appointment. Also offered are parenting and other classes. More...

Posted 5/27/2015 01:40 PM

Bible Study in Verdi

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 5/27/2015 01:40 PM

School

Pleasanton FFA holds end of year chapter banquet

On May 13, 2015 the Pleasanton FFA Chapter held there annual end of the year banquet at Pleasanton High School. More...

Posted 5/27/2015 01:40 PM

Area officers elected

Friday, May 15, 2015 the Pleasanton FFA attended the annual Area X FFA Banquet in Robstown. At this banquet new Area officers were voted on and elected, talent teams performed and were voted on as well. More...

Posted 5/27/2015 01:40 PM

Poteet High School students receive statewide music award

Students of Poteet High School were honored as Texas Music Scholars at a ceremony on May 8. The four students that were selected for this honor were: •Cierra Cervantez, 9th Grade, Bb Clarinet. •Allyson Groenke, 10th Grade, Cornet/Trumpet. More...

Posted 5/13/2015 01:49 PM

Obituaries

ESSIE SCHROEDER

Essie Nadine Schroeder passed away Sunday, May 24, 2015 at the age of 89 in Pleasanton. More...

Posted 5/27/2015 01:40 PM

MONICA MORALES

Monica Romero Morales of Jourdanton passed away Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at the age of 86. She was born May 4, 1929 in Jourdanton to Sebastian and Juanita (Garza) Romero. More...

Posted 5/27/2015 01:40 PM

IRENE GUZMAN

Irene Guzman, age 70, of Pleasanton, passed away Friday, May 22, 2015 in San Antonio. More...

Posted 5/27/2015 01:40 PM

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

May 28 • 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 914 Ohio St. More...

Posted 5/27/2015 01:40 PM

Community Calendar

May 21 • 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 5/20/2015 01:10 PM

Community Calendar

May 13 • The Historical Commission will be holding a meeting on Wednesday May 13. Regular meetings are held the second Wednesday of the month at the Jourdanton Community Center at 9:30 a.m. Next meeting will be June 10. More...

Posted 5/13/2015 01:49 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

Commencement Schedule

Here is the updated/corrected commencement schedule for area schools. More...

Posted 5/28/2015 02:49 PM

Murder in Charlotte

One suspect is dead and a Charlotte homeowner is in a San Antonio hospital with multiple gun shot wounds. Apparently five armed men went to a residence in Charlotte to settle an ongoing dispute. More...

Posted 5/27/2015 01:39 PM

Congrats Grads

Area seniors cross the stage over next two weeks

Over the next two weeks, seniors from all over the area will graduate from high school and end one chapter in their life. These graduates will start another chapter by beginning college, trade school, joining the military or entering the work force. More...

Posted 5/27/2015 01:39 PM

Sweepstakes again!

For the second year in a row, the Pleasanton Express brought home the Sweepstakes award in the Texas Gulf Coast Press Association Better Newspaper Contest. More...

Posted 5/20/2015 01:10 PM

Weather may have been factor in derailment

It was a frightening scene Friday morning on US Highway 281 North– piles of twisted metal and train axles, among overturned railroad cars. More...

Posted 5/20/2015 01:10 PM

ACA meets with city officials, county judge

City officials from Charlotte, Jourdanton, Pleasanton and Poteet, along with Atascosa County Judge Bob Hurley met with a panel from Atascosa Citizens in Action (ACA), Thursday, May 7, from 11:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. More...

Posted 5/13/2015 01:49 PM

PISD bond passes

Poteet elects new mayor

Voter turn-out could always be better, but those who cast their ballots unseated several incumbents. The unofficial results for the elections held in Pleasanton and Poteet follow. Pleasanton ISD Million Bond More...

Posted 5/13/2015 01:49 PM

Early numbers are in

For those who didn’t take advantage of voting early, Saturday’s elections will hopefully see voters heading to the polls in Pleasanton and Poteet. They will be open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. More...

Posted 5/6/2015 01:38 PM

Amendments to Home Rule Charter to be decided by voters Saturday, May 9

The numbers have been sluggish in early voting for Pleasanton’s amendments to the Home Rule Charter. It could be because there are no councilmembers nor mayor running for office. More...

Posted 5/6/2015 01:37 PM

St. Andrew Picnic fun at Showbarn

Popular auction, Country Store featured

The parish of St. Andrew Catholic Church in Pleasanton is busy putting the final touches on this Sunday’s Parish Picnic on May 3. More...

Posted 4/29/2015 11:50 AM

Woman dies in one-car roll-over

A one-vehicle accident on Sunday, April 26, resulted in the death of Linda Pederson, 67, of Adkins. According to Anthony Flores, spokesperson with Texas DPS, the accident occurred at 5:25 p.m. on IH-37, four miles south of Campbellton. Mrs. More...

Posted 4/29/2015 11:50 AM

Express places second overall, brings home 6 awards at STPA contest

The South Texas Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest awarded the Pleasanton Express six awards as well as coming in second place overall in the Sweepstakes category in Division 2 (weekly newspaper with a circulation larger than 2,000). More...

Posted 4/22/2015 12:20 PM

St. Andrew Picnic moving to Showbarn

BBQ dinner and family fun May 3

Father Gilberto Vallejo and Deacon Bennie Garcia of St. Andrew Catholic Church in Pleasanton invite everyone to their annual Parish Picnic on Sunday, May 3. More...

Posted 4/22/2015 12:20 PM

Healthy Woman’s Gala features “The Biggest Loser’s” Abby Rike

The 10th Annual Healthy Woman’s Gala is fast approaching and it promises to be a great ladies night out. This year the gala will be held at the Pleasanton Civic Center Thursday, April 23rd from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. More...

Posted 4/15/2015 01:18 PM

Sweepstakes winner Reyes breaks auction record

Grand Champion strawberries bring $14,800

This year’s Strawberry Grower of the Year, David E. Reyes, captured both the Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion title, making him the seventh grower to win Sweepstakes in the festival’s history. More...

Posted 4/15/2015 01:18 PM

Pleasanton ISD 2015 Bond answers voters’ concerns

Community meeting Thurs., April 9 at 6 p.m.

About a month from now, voters in the Pleasanton Independent School District will be able to vote in the 2015 bond election. More...

Posted 4/8/2015 12:41 PM

TWICE AS NICE

The Jourdanton Indian Powerlifting Team brought back lots of medals with their back-to-back State Championship win. See more on page 2C in Sports. More...

Posted 4/1/2015 10:08 AM

Strawberry growers of the year named for 2015

Tomas Ambriz’ legacy is remembered as Honorary Grower

Born to Miguel and Estefana Ambriz in 1944, Tomas Ambriz started farming after his many years of working in manufacturing and in oil fields. Ambriz was named as Poteet Rotary Club’s Honorary Grower of the Year for 2015. More...

Posted 4/1/2015 10:08 AM

Easter church services set

Community Easter Sunrise Service in Jourdanton

The pastors of Atascosa County announce their 22nd annual Community Easter Sunrise Service for 7 a.m. on April 5. More...

Posted 4/1/2015 10:07 AM

Hurley Funeral Homes honored with Texas Treasure Business Award

Hurley Funeral Homes was presented the Texas Treaure Business Award last Thursday at the Atascosa County Courthouse by Texas State Representative Ryan Guillen. More...

Posted 3/25/2015 11:33 AM

FARMER’S MARKET THIS SATURDAY

These local growers will be at the second annual Farmer’s Market this Saturday, March 28 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Strawberry Festival Grounds. More...

Posted 3/25/2015 11:33 AM

Turn-n-Burn’s another winner

BBQ Cook-off tops in Texas

It was perfect weather for the 5th Annual Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce Turn-n-Burn Barbeque Cook-off - and the pay-out was, too. More...

Posted 3/18/2015 02:11 PM

UP IN A FLASH

The Leming VFD, Ata-Bexar VFD and Pleasanton VFD battled this structure fire on Saturday, March 14. It was located south of Old Pleasanton Road, around 1 a.m. More...

Posted 3/18/2015 01:45 PM

Turn-n-Burn’s another winner

BBQ Cook-off tops in Texas

It was perfect weather for the 5th Annual Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce Turn-n-Burn Barbeque Cook-off - and the pay-out was, too. More...

Posted 3/18/2015 01:45 PM

Turn-n-Burn, fundraiser set

This weekend at Turnn Burn, there is a very special fundraising event being held. In a field of over 130 of the best competition BBQ teams in the state of Texas and beyond, there is a team called COOKING 4 KEITH. More...

Posted 3/11/2015 10:38 AM

Vodochodsky parole denied

Kenneth Vodochodsky has been denied parole, much to the relief of family and friends of the three local law enforcement officers who perished during an ambush by Vodochodsky’s friend Jeremiah Engleton in October 1999. More...

Posted 3/11/2015 10:38 AM

Sports

Longhorns ready to make moves

Sports Focus

I would imagine a lot of Texas Longhorn baseball fans are smiling these days. And with good reason. Just a few days ago, and on May 3rd to be exact, the Horns looked dead in the water. More...

Posted 5/27/2015 01:40 PM

Region IV Softball Semifinals

Jourdanton junior Sheyanne Luckman connects with a pitch during game two. More...

Posted 5/27/2015 01:40 PM

Charlotte Athletes Awarded Scholarships

Charlotte seniors pose for a photo after receiving athletic scholarships at the sports banquet. From left are: Adan Tijerina, Emily Gonzales and James DeLeon. More...

Posted 5/27/2015 01:40 PM

Opinion & Columns

‘False smarts’ sank pretentious managing editor’s job

Willis Webb

Everyone knows someone like this person — very bright but not quite as smart as they think they are. More...

Posted 5/27/2015 01:39 PM

Protecting peaches Q & A

Q. I followed your recommendation on insects and diseases by using a weekly spray on my peaches. It worked very well in protecting the fruit from those problems. The issue now is the birds! More...

Posted 5/27/2015 01:39 PM

‘Oh the places you’ll go...’

The Way I See It

With the words of Dr. Seuss ever present, graduating seniors really will be going places. They may be going up the road to various colleges or overseas if they are joining the military. More...

Posted 5/27/2015 01:39 PM

Farm & Ranch

JOURDANTON FFA AUSTIN WINNERS

Hailey Higginbotham (right) with her-2nd Black AOB Steer. Also pictured with Hailey is Justin Taylor, Lane Lanier, John Lanier, Jourdanton FFA Advisor and Abbie Lanier. More...

Posted 5/27/2015 01:40 PM

USDA announces $30 million available to develop new products

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that USDA is making $30 million available to farmers, ranchers and food entrepreneurs to develop new product lines. More...

Posted 5/27/2015 01:40 PM

From Battleground to breaking ground

Are you a military veteran or active duty military, small farmer or rancher, woman interested in agri- business, a beginning farmer or rancher interested infarming or ranching? More...

Posted 5/27/2015 01:40 PM

Church

Bible Study in Verdi

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 5/13/2015 01:49 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 by appointment. Also offered are parenting and other classes. More...

Posted 5/13/2015 01:49 PM

Art al Fresco in Boerne

The City of Boerne is pleased to announce its new public art program, Art al Fresco—an annual outdoor public sculpture competition with a Call for Entry that is open now through May 31, 2015. More...

Posted 5/13/2015 01:49 PM

Legals

Legal Notices

REQUEST FOR COMPETITIVE SEALED PROPOSALS (RFCSP) More...

Posted 5/27/2015 01:40 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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