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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

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

Roadway improvements planned for area

Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) personnel met with national, state and city officials to discuss improvements to the roadways in Pleasanton back in June at the request of Mayor Pro Tem Jeanne Israel (Councilmember, District 6). More...

Posted 8/6/2014 09:15 AM

Cowboys choose newest member

Attend the Pleasanton Young Farmers’ richest open rodeo to find out who won

Sixteen former Cowboys of the Years met last Wednesday at the Pleasanton Express office to select the 2014 Working Cowboy of the Year and the inductees into the South Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame. More...

Posted 8/6/2014 09:15 AM

Martinez’ body found

Atascosa County Sheriff David Soward confirmed that Joel Martinez Jr.’s body was found in south Bexar County on July 26. Martinez was found off of a bridge on Senior Road. Martinez disappeared on July 3 from Poteet. More...

Posted 8/6/2014 09:15 AM

Coronado arrested on warrants

Arrested on Monday, July 28 was Charlie Coronado following a brief stand-off with the Pleasanton Police Department. Coronado had several felony warrants against him and was located outside of a dwelling at the 800 block of Market Street. More...

Posted 7/30/2014 09:00 AM

PLAYGROUND PROGRESS

Robert Garcia and his crew continue to make progress renovating the Atascosa River Park playground in Pleasanton. Pictured (l to r) Logan Rodriguez, Robert Garcia, John Gosnell and Michael Garcia. More...

Posted 7/30/2014 09:00 AM

POTEET’S FRESH NEW LOOK

A ribbon cutting and open house was held for the new Poteet High School athletic facility this past Monday. Poteet School Board members were on hand for the ceremony. More...

Posted 7/23/2014 09:33 AM

Caballero indicted for Tampering with Governmental Record

Court documents obtained on July 17, 2014 revealed an indictment was handed down charging Justice of the Peace, Pct. 1 Betty Caballero with the offense of Tampering with Governmental Record. More...

Posted 7/23/2014 09:33 AM

Citizens Concerned about future of Carrizo Aquifer

A panel discussion on the impact of SAWS desalination project on the Atascosa County water supply was held at the Pleasanton Community Center, Monday evening, July 21. More...

Posted 7/23/2014 09:33 AM

KEEPING COOL

Keeping cool this summer Joshua Herrera plays with a water hose. Joshua is the son of Chris and Vanessa Herrera of Poteet. More...

Posted 7/23/2014 09:33 AM

Breaking News - 7/18/2014 5:05 PM

Caballero indicted for Tampering with Governmental Record

Court documents obtained on July 17, 2014 revealed an indictment was handed down charging Justice of the Peace, Pct. More...

Posted 7/18/2014 05:05 PM

Yesteryear Festival to celebrate 21 years this Saturday, July 19

The 21st Annual Yesteryear Festival will be this Saturday, July 19 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. on the grounds of the Longhorn Museum. If you’re looking for a great FREE summer activity for your kids, then mark your calendar for Saturday, July 19. More...

Posted 7/16/2014 08:59 AM

Finch found

Another arrested for hindering apprehension

On Wednesday July 9, 2014 murder suspect John Bryan Finch, age 29 of Charlotte, was arrested at a residence in Charlotte hiding in a closet wrapped up in a bed spread comforter. More...

Posted 7/16/2014 08:59 AM

GRINDING ON MAIN

Issac Rodriguez of Pleasanton shows off his grinding skills on a low rail during the skateboarding event this past Saturday during Art On Main. See more about this event on page 1B. More...

Posted 7/16/2014 08:59 AM

A BEAUTIFUL 4TH

The City of Jourdanton again celebrated the 4th of July. There was food, fun and fireworks for all to enjoy. More...

Posted 7/9/2014 08:59 AM

A PATRIOTIC WEEKEND RIDE

Rooster Drake went for a ride this past weekend at the bullriding event held at Cowboy Fellowship. More...

Posted 7/9/2014 08:59 AM

Cowboy of the Year search begins

Cowboy of the Year - this title is given to a genuine, hard-working individual that not only knows all things cowboy, but is also respected by his peers. More...

Posted 7/9/2014 08:59 AM

Second Baptist Chapel unveils Historical Marker

On Sunday, June 29, members of the Second Baptist Chapel of Pleasanton and members of the Atascosa County Historical Commission gathered to dedicate an Official Texas Historical Marker in honor of the church’s rich history. More...

Posted 7/2/2014 09:01 AM

Delgado arrested in Wadkins murder

John Bryan Finch still at large

Atascosa County Sheriff David Soward announced last Wednesday, June 25, 2014, that one arrest has been made in the murder of Lindsey Wadkins, 29, of Jourdanton that occurred the evening of Wednesday, June 18. More...

Posted 7/2/2014 09:01 AM

Breaking News - 6/25/2014 3:04 PM

Suspect Arrested in Wadkins Murder

Sheriff's office calls for help in locating second suspect

Suspect arrested in Wadkins murder, another sought Atascosa County Sheriff David Soward has announced at 12 Noon today, June 25, 2014, that one arrest has been made in the murder of Lindsey Wadkins, 29, of Jourdanton that occurred last Wednesday e More...

Posted 6/25/2014 01:45 PM

Special Sections

News

SHOP WITH A COP

Poteet Chief of Police Plutarco Castro (far left), Municipal Court Clerk Cassandra Luna and secretary Yvonne Mejia assist in Shop with a Cop for two Poteet boys at the Pleasanton Payless Shoe Source. More...

Posted 8/27/2014 10:50 AM

Commissioners’ Court approves preliminary plat for Timber Ridge Subdivision, Unit II

Atascosa CountyCommissioners’ CourtSpecial MeetingAugust 25, 20149:00 a.m.Ordered byHon. More...

Posted 8/27/2014 10:50 AM

BACK TO SCHOOL IS COOL

Pleasanton first grader Melina Padilla was a bit hesitant in joining her classmates on the first day of school. More...

Posted 8/27/2014 10:50 AM

Living

What Treasures I Could Find

I had a visitor not long ago from Scotland. Ada Castellanos met her future American husband while he was serving in our U.S. Navy in Scotland in 1967. We love to hear her accent in our art class. And her paintings sparkle. More...

Posted 8/27/2014 10:50 AM

PHS Class of ‘69 reunion

The Pleasanton High School Class of 1969 will soon be celebrating its 45th Reunion! Come join your fellow classmates on Saturday, Oct. 4, at the Pleasanton Civic Center, in downtown Pleasanton, from noon-5 p.m. More...

Posted 8/27/2014 10:50 AM

JHS Class of ‘64 reunion

The Jourdanton High School Class of 1964 will celebrate its 50th class reunion during the Jourdanton football game on Friday, Sept. 26 and at a lunch on Saturday, Sept. 27. More...

Posted 8/27/2014 10:50 AM

School

Back To School Night at Charlotte ISD

On Aug. 21, Charlotte Elementary, Charlotte Junior High and Charlotte High School will host their “Back to School” night. All students, parents and or guardians are invited to attend and meet their Teachers for the upcoming school year. More...

Posted 8/20/2014 11:15 AM

Primary students to receive free breakfast, lunch

Thanks to the Community Eligibility Provision, all students at Pleasanton Primary School, School of Choice and the District Re- Assignment Opportunity Center will be able to enjoy free breakfast and lunch this school year. More...

Posted 8/13/2014 11:34 AM

School guidelines for free and reduced-price meals

Pleasanton ISD, Jourdanton ISD Poteet ISD and Charlotte ISD have announced their policy for providing free and reducedprice meals for children served under the attached current income eligibility guidelines. More...

Posted 8/13/2014 11:34 AM

Obituaries

EDNA BELL ERTEL

Edna Bell Ertel, age 86, passed away August 23, 2014 in Pleasanton. She was born on April 5, 1928 to D.T. and Sophie M. Perry. She is preceded in death by her parents and her husband, John C. Ertel. Edna is survived by her daughter, Charlene M. More...

Posted 8/27/2014 10:51 AM

MARIA HASSETTE

Maria Cruz Garcia-Hassette of Tilden passed away on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 in San Antonio at the age of 69. She was born April 10, 1945. Maria is survived by her husband, Willie Hassette of Tilden; son, Willie Hassette, Jr. More...

Posted 8/27/2014 10:51 AM

LARRY WELLS

Graveside services for Larry Jack Wells, 75 of Cameron formerly of Rockdale were at 10:30 a.m. Thursday August 21, 2014 in the Oak Lawn Cemetery in Rockdale. Visitation was 8 - 10 a.m. Thursday at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home. More...

Posted 8/27/2014 10:51 AM

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

August 28 • Local Longhorn group meets Thursday evenings at 7 p.m. at All Saint’s Episcopal Church in Pleas., Hwy. 97 West, next to Whiffeltree’s. • Pleasanton AA Newcomers group meets Thursday at 8:15 p.m. at More...

Posted 8/27/2014 10:50 AM

Community Calendar

August 21 • Local Longhorn group meets Thursday evenings at 7 p.m. at All Saint’s Episcopal Church in Pleas., Hwy. 97 West, next to Whiffeltree’s. • Pleasanton AA Newcomers group meets Thursday at 8:15 p.m. at More...

Posted 8/20/2014 11:15 AM

Community Calendar

Aug. 14 • Local Longhorn group meets Thursday evenings at 7 p.m. at All Saint’s Episcopal Church, Pleasanton, Hwy. 97 West, next to Granny D’s. •Pleasanton AA Newcomers group meets Thursday at 8:15 p.m. at More...

Posted 8/13/2014 11:34 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

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

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

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

Young Farmer’s Open Rodeo and Festival

The bleachers are set, discs have plowed the arena and cowboys will be there in full force for the Pleasanton Young Farmers’ Cowboy of the Year Open Rodeo and Festival. More...

Posted 8/13/2014 11:33 AM

Battle of Medina anniversary event commemorates 201st year

The public is invited to attend our 14th annual ceremony commemorating the Battle of Medina, this being the 201st anniversary of the bloodiest battle in Texas history! More...

Posted 8/6/2014 09:15 AM

IH-37 ROLLOVER

A Chevy Tahoe traveling northbound Monday morning on IH-37 rolled and came to a stop on the access road. A female passenger was treated and Airlifted from the scene. More...

Posted 8/6/2014 09:15 AM

Richest rodeo in Texas should draw top contenders in Aug.

With $15,000 added, the Pleasanton Young Farmers’ Cowboy of the Year Open Rodeo should bring some great talent to compete Friday and Saturday, August 15-16. More...

Posted 7/30/2014 09:00 AM

Comptroller releases sales tax figures; tax free holiday announced

(AUSTIN) — Texas Comptroller Susan Combs said today that state sales tax revenue in June was $2.24 billion, up 3.7 percent compared to June 2013. More...

Posted 7/30/2014 09:00 AM

Suspect arrested

The Atascosa County Sheriff’s Office has made an arrest in the February 5 burglary of a residence on Parsons Road east of Pleasanton. Sergeant Kevin Draughn investigated the burglary where around $10,000 in household items were stolen. More...

Posted 7/30/2014 09:00 AM

Rodeo Festival fast approaching

Cowboy of the Year, Hall of Fame announced - plus Mark Chesnutt headlines on Saturday

The Young Farmers are getting ready for the Pleasanton Young Farmers’ Cowboy of the Year Open Rodeo Festival. Natalie Rose will perform after the Cowboy of the Year, South Texas Hall of Fame presentations and rodeo on Friday, August 15. More...

Posted 7/23/2014 09:33 AM

Coronado murdered

Three weeks after his son’s murder, Daniel Coronado Sr. was shot to death at his home on Dallas Street in Pleasanton. More...

Posted 7/23/2014 09:33 AM

Former Fugitive Arrested Again

Thursday night search yields arrest

A former Texas Department of Public Safety Most Wanted Fugitive has been captured once again. More...

Posted 7/23/2014 09:33 AM

Breaking News - 7/19/2014 9:32 AM

Thursday night search yields arrest

A collaborative effort between officers of the Pleasanton Police Department and the Atascosa County Sheriff's Office, executed a search warrant on July 17, 2014 at a residence located at the 800 block of Trade Street. More...

Posted 7/18/2014 05:08 PM

Breaking News - 7/16/2014 10:27 AM

Coronado shot

The Pleasanton Police Department sent the following press release. More...

Posted 7/16/2014 10:12 AM

Poteet man missing since holidays

Three still unaccounted

Joel Martinez Jr. was reported missing July 5 in Poteet according to Atascosa County Sheriff David Soward. “His last known location was a residence in Poteet,” Soward said. More...

Posted 7/16/2014 08:59 AM

Czech Day this Sunday

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 7/16/2014 08:59 AM

Breaking News - 7/9/2014 5:06 PM

Murder suspect arrested

John Bryan Finch was arrested hiding in a closet at a residence in Charlotte.  The arrest was made by Atascosa County Sheriff's Officers and members of the U.S. Marshals Service Lone Star Fugitive Task Force. More...

Posted 7/9/2014 05:04 PM

Poteet recreation trail opens

The Poteet Middle Camino Real Recreation Trail (phase one) officially opened Monday, June 30, 2014. The ceremony began with an introduction and welcome by former Poteet Mayor Irene Escamilla Ramos which was followed by the pledge of allegiance. More...

Posted 7/9/2014 08:59 AM

Water expansion approved for Pleasanton

The City of Pleasanton’s Master Plan – a concerted effort to answer the city’s needs over the next 10 years – has some very specific goals. More...

Posted 7/9/2014 08:59 AM

St. Philip’s Parish Hall breaks ground Sunday

Parishioners at St. Philip Benizi Catholic Church in Poteet celebrated a longawaited, historical event on Sunday, June 29– the ground-breaking of their new Parish Hall. More...

Posted 7/2/2014 09:01 AM

STAR SPANGLED CELEBRATION

Come out and enjoy an evening of free food, entertainment and fireworks at Jourdanton’s American Pride Day at Jourdanton City Park. More...

Posted 7/2/2014 09:01 AM

Breaking News - 6/25/2014 2:40 PM

$2000 reward offered for assistance in Wadkins Murder

John Bryan Finch of Charlotte sought

At this hour, the Atascosa County Sheriff's Office is asking for assistance in locating the second suspect in the case, who investigators More...

Posted 6/25/2014 02:13 PM

TASTY COMBO

Entertainment for the return of the Taste of Atascosa will be provided by Wade Hill, Toby Hill and Brian Anderson. More...

Posted 6/25/2014 09:03 AM

Sports

Kaminski Competes In Junior Olympics

Brianna Kaminski (# 1273), daughter of Isabel Reyes Kaminski and Craig Kaminski of Mountain City, placed sixth overall at the Junior Olympics this summer in Iowa. More...

Posted 8/27/2014 10:51 AM

Charlotte junior participates in Florida tourney

Charlotte junior Joey Garza returned from Florida after participating in a tournament with Baseball Factory recently. Garza’s team took second place in the event after falling in the title game. More...

Posted 8/27/2014 10:51 AM

Grid Picks

Area teams ready for new season

Our inner Atascosa County teams have finished with their pre-season scrimmages and will begin regular season play this Friday evening, August 29. More...

Posted 8/27/2014 10:51 AM

Opinion & Columns

Pleasanton Mayor Clint Powell gives “oil busy” airport update - training his family to be pilots

Pleasanton’s Mayor, Clinton J. Powell, started his pilot training when he was 21 years old and is an avid pilot, having logged many hours flying aircraft. More...

Posted 8/27/2014 10:50 AM

FLASHBACK:

Poteet okays more paving; Eagle scoreboard lights up

60 years ago- More...

Posted 8/27/2014 10:50 AM

Inside Brush Country Sports webcast premieres Friday

The first webcast of the season will be up on Friday. More...

Posted 8/27/2014 10:50 AM

Farm & Ranch

RODEO TIME

Emma was the ribbon runner for Logan Moore at the Gonzales Rodeo. More...

Posted 8/27/2014 10:51 AM

Verdilizer

Make donations to CAM

Listen up Verdi folks. There is a notice each week about a Bible study held at the Verdi Community Association building. I’ve received several calls about it asking questions. More...

Posted 8/27/2014 10:51 AM

Local Rodeo Youth bring home more awards

Emma Smith and her brother Ayden “Boomer” Smith are no strangers to rodeo. This summer they spent Friday nights at the Brush Country Youth Rodeo right here at the Cowboy Fellowship covered facility. More...

Posted 8/27/2014 10:51 AM

Church

CCD in Campbellton

The parish of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Campbellton will soon be starting CCD classes on Sept. 7. Classes are held after the 8:30 a.m. mass, which usually ends at 9:20 a.m. Classes usually start at 9:30 a.m. and end at 11 a.m. More...

Posted 8/27/2014 10:50 AM

Does God exist?

You are invited to hear an unusual series of lectures that directly address key concepts you may have about modern science and faith in God. More...

Posted 8/27/2014 10:50 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 8/27/2014 10:50 AM

Legals

Legal Notices

NOTICE OF PUBLIC AUCTION August 28th at 11 a.m. at Johnny’s Paint and Body Shop, 440 Franklin Blvd., Pleasanton, TX 78064. 2003 GMC (GREY)VIN #3GKEC16Z63G263364TAG # 586191G 2004 FORD (BLACK)VIN #1FTRF12W64NC12228TAG # 0166AW(42c) More...

Posted 8/27/2014 10:51 AM

Misc

Sports Documents

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

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