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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

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

Pleasanton Express wins top state press award

The Better Newspaper Contest awarded the coveted Sweepstakes award to the Pleasanton Express last Saturday. The contest was held during the Texas Press Association (TPA) Leadership Retreat held in Corpus Christi June 19-21. More...

Posted 6/25/2014 09:03 AM

Three county residents murdered

Three people from our county have lost their lives violently over the course of one week. Last Wednesday, a young mother from Jourdanton, Lindsey Wadkins, was found murdered on Taylor Road. More...

Posted 6/25/2014 09:03 AM

Historical sales tax allocation

Texas Comptroller Susan Combs reported that state sales tax revenue in May was $2.45 billion, up 8.5 percent compared to May 2013. More...

Posted 6/18/2014 08:58 AM

Pleasanton man found with funny money, drugs

Larry Leroy Twigg, 57 of Pleasanton, has been charged after Atascosa County Deputies and investigators foiled a counterfeit operation yesterday. More...

Posted 6/18/2014 08:58 AM

County hosts simulated wreck

Tuesday morning, June 10, Atascosa County EMS personnel, Jourdanton and Pleasanton Fire Departments, Atascosa and Bexar County Fire Marshals arranged a simulated wreck scene. Location for the staged wreck was about a mile west of SH 16 on FM 162. More...

Posted 6/11/2014 09:57 AM

Land Use Assumption, Impact Fee plan presented to Pleasanton council

It is no surprise that this area is growing and with this growth, leaders are planning to handle it in a proactive manner. More...

Posted 6/11/2014 09:56 AM

Poteet substitute allegedly involved with student

POTEET– The Poteet Police Department was contacted by Poteet High School officials regarding allegations of an improper relationship between a teacher and a student May 28. More...

Posted 6/11/2014 09:56 AM

Narcotics Bust

The Atascosa County Sheriff's Office Narcotics Investigations Unit executed a search warrant May 28th in the 500 block of Timbercreek in the Shalimar Subdivision seizing a large quantity of drugs, according to Sheriff David Soward. More...

Posted 6/4/2014 09:27 AM

Council welcomes Best, Prasifka

Two new Pleasanton City Councilmembers, Douglas Best and Diana Prasifka, took their oath of office at the Thursday, May 15 council meeting. Best, a native of Springfield, Ohio, fills the vacancy for District 1, which Jimmy Magel held for 18 years. More...

Posted 6/4/2014 09:27 AM

Pleasanton City Pool Opens

With summer upon us, area Pleasanton residents can bask in the sun as the Pleasanton city pool is up and running. The pool is opened this weekend. Normal operating hours are from Tuesday-Sunday from 8 a.m.-10 p.m. and the pool is closed on Mondays. More...

Posted 6/4/2014 09:27 AM

LIGHTNING STRIKES OIL

Two oil tank batteries were engulfed in flames after a reported lighting strike hit around 4 a.m. Monday morning in Pleasanton. More...

Posted 5/28/2014 09:31 AM

Special Sections

News

$5,000 CASH REWARD

Shalimar Subdivision Theft

The Atascosa County Sheriff’s Department along with Crime Stoppers is hoping that a FIVE THOUSAND-DOLLAR cash reward being offered for one week only will help solve a report of a burglary located in the 300 block of Bocawood, located in the Sha More...

Posted 7/23/2014 09:33 AM

JISD board approves property purchase

The Jourdanton School Board meeting opened with the District Self- Evaluation that is now required by the Texas Legislature. The report is made to TEA and the public and is available on the district’s website. More...

Posted 7/23/2014 09:33 AM

Poteet council seeking bids for water project

Delinquent tax collection was at the top of the business during the Poteet City Council earlier this month. More...

Posted 7/23/2014 09:33 AM

Opinion & Columns

Railroad Commission continues plugging orphaned wells and site remediation

“By plugging these wells, we are protecting Texas’ precious natural resources,” Commissioner David Porter said. More...

Posted 7/23/2014 09:33 AM

Play Rodeo Riches and win prizes

The Young Farmers are getting ready for their annual Cowboy of the Year Rodeo and Festival to be held August 15-16, so it must be time to launch the popular Rodeo Riches contest.. More...

Posted 7/23/2014 09:33 AM

7,000 pennies for your thoughts

Thank you to all who entered the 7,000 “likes” drawing and a big congratulations to Angelina Rodriguez! She won 7,000 pennies (or $70) just by “liking” our Facebook page. If you haven’t liked our page please go do that. More...

Posted 7/23/2014 09:33 AM

Farm & Ranch

Pleasanton FFA attend State Convention

On July the 14th through the 18th the Pleasanton FFA chapter attended the 86th annual Texas FFA State convention which was held in Fort Worth, Texas. There was an alltime attendance record of 12,372 members and guests present. More...

Posted 7/23/2014 09:35 AM

BRUSH COUNTRY YOUTH RODEO ASSOCIATION AWARDS

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Posted 7/23/2014 09:35 AM

Atascosa AG News

4-H Club Officer training offered

State Sheep and Goat Tag Orders Due for the major Stock Shows More...

Posted 7/23/2014 09:34 AM

Church

Atascosa Angels headed for International Pathfinder Camporee

Every five years, Youth Pathfinder groups from Seventh-day Adventist Churches around the world gather in Oshkosh Wisconsin for an International Pathfinder Camporee. More...

Posted 7/23/2014 09:34 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 7/23/2014 09:34 AM

Hosanna Team visits Haiti

The mission team from the churches of Hosanna Leming and Hosanna Poteet returned to the U.S. from Haiti this past week. Joined with the Hosanna Team were teams from New York and Canada. More...

Posted 7/23/2014 09:34 AM

Legals

Legal Notices

Notice of Request for Competitive Sealed Proposals RFCSP 1480 – Jourdanton Elementary School Gym Jourdanton Independent School District 200 Zanderson Jourdanton TX 78026 Date: July 15, 2014 More...

Posted 7/23/2014 09:35 AM

Misc

Sports Documents

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

Posted 12/6/2011 06:27 PM

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

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

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

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

St. Rose of Lima honor Msgr. Wagner; picnic held, too

The annual picnic for St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church will be held this Sunday, June 29. Barbeque brisket and sausage plates will be served at 11 a.m. Plates will be sold for $7. Mass will be held at 11:30 a.m. with Monsignor John A. More...

Posted 6/25/2014 09:03 AM

Mother abandons 9-year-old daughter at hospital

The Jourdanton Police Department has charged Patricia Woodrow, 31, for abandoning and endangering a child after the mother dropped off her 9-yearold daughter at South Texas Regional Medical Center last week in Jourdanton. More...

Posted 6/25/2014 09:03 AM

THE JOY OF SUMMER

Brandon Morales of Pleasanton shows his joy while playing in the water during a water day at First Baptist Church in Pleasanton. More...

Posted 6/25/2014 09:03 AM

Taste of Atascosa is Back

County event next Thursday

Ready to sample some of the best food offered throughout the county under one roof? Then make plans to attend the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce’s Taste of Atascosa and auctions. More...

Posted 6/18/2014 08:58 AM

Plane crashes near municipal airport

A 414 Cessna twin engine plane crashed outside Pleasanton Monday around 7 p.m. at the Pleasanton Municipal Airport. No injuries were reported by the six passengers on board. More...

Posted 6/18/2014 08:58 AM

Man charged with arson

POTEET– The Poteet Police Department was dispatched to 1511 FM 476 Sunday at 5 p.m. after a call for a structure fire. Roger Rey Garza, 26 of Poteet, allegedly started a fire in the hallway and living room of his mobile home. More...

Posted 6/11/2014 09:56 AM

PEDESTRIAN HIT BY VEHICLE

Airlife was dispatched after this man was involved in a car-pedestrian accident on Hwy. 281 in Pleasanton Friday around 10:20 p.m. More...

Posted 6/11/2014 09:56 AM

Atascosa County Fire Marshal Todd Perna comments on lifting Burn Ban

The Burn Ban in effect in Atascosa County was lifted on May 14 due to increasing rain. The rainfall pattern increased even more this past week when Atascosa County experienced rain totals up to seven inches in some areas. More...

Posted 6/4/2014 09:27 AM

Poteet PD uses video camera to combat crime

POTEET– Beginning this week, the Poteet Police Department will look for an eye in the sky with the assistance of an extremely resourceful device: a high-powered camera. More...

Posted 6/4/2014 09:27 AM

18-WHEELER TRAPS DRIVER

An 18-wheeler was involved in an accident just south of FM 3387 and Hwy. 16 at 1:30 p.m. yesterday. More...

Posted 6/4/2014 09:27 AM

Atascosa County and the State of Texas’ economies shine

Texans need no excuse to boast state pride, but bragging rights have been given the state seal of approval this month through two recent Texas Government reports on our healthy and hearty economy. More...

Posted 5/28/2014 09:31 AM

Sports

Eagle Lanes offers kids free bowling

Eagle Lanes in Pleasanton is offering kids 15 years or younger two free games of bowling a day during summer. Registration is available online at www.kidsbowlfree.com. Free bowling passes are sent weekly via email after signing up. More...

Posted 7/23/2014 09:34 AM

Arlington to host state title games

FROM UIL REPORTS The 2014 University Interscholastic League Football State Championship games will be played at AT&T Stadium in Arlington the League announced Tuesday. More...

Posted 7/23/2014 09:34 AM

Express asks readers to send summer photos

With summer rapidly approaching, the opportunity to snap summer pictures is upon us. More...

Posted 7/23/2014 09:34 AM

Living

WELCOME NEW BUSINESS

The Jourdanton Garden Club presented a “New Business” plant to Sharon and Edward LaGrange, owners of The Other Shot Glass. Their business is located at 1306 Zanderson Avenue. More...

Posted 7/23/2014 09:34 AM

Adult classes in Leming

Free Adult Educations classes have started at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Leming, 170 Hackberry St. Classes include: GED, ESL, Citizenship and Literacy. The schedule is: Wednesday, 6:30-7:30 p.m. English as a Second Language and 7:30-8:30 p.m. More...

Posted 7/23/2014 09:34 AM

Texas State Grange to meet in Poteet

The Poteet Grange will host the 80th annual Convention of the Texas State Grange Friday and Saturday, July 25-26. The Poteet Grange Hall is located at Ave. D and 6th Street in Poteet. More...

Posted 7/23/2014 09:34 AM

School

Jourdanton ISD conducts new student registration

New student registration for those students new to the district will be held Wednesday, August 6 and Thursday, August 7 from 9:00 to 3:00 at all campuses. More...

Posted 7/23/2014 09:34 AM

New Principal at our Lady of Grace Academy

In June, the School Board at Our Lady of Grace Academy selected Joey Moczygemba as their new principal. Joey has 31 years of experience in education. More...

Posted 7/23/2014 09:34 AM

Our Lady of Grace enrolling

Our Lady of Grace Academy is currently enrolling for the 2014-15 school year. More...

Posted 7/16/2014 09:00 AM

Obituaries

SULEMA GONZALES

Sulema N. Gonzales, age 83, of Pleasanton, passed away Friday, July 18, 2014 in Pleasanton. More...

Posted 7/23/2014 09:35 AM

MARTA GARCIA

Marta Aleman Garcia of Pleasanton, passed away on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at the age of 71. She was born January 19, 1943 in San Antonio to Ruperto H. and Juanita (Vasquez) Aleman. More...

Posted 7/23/2014 09:35 AM

RODGER STODDARD

Rodger Scott Stoddard of Pleasanton passed away on Thursday, July 17, 2014 at the age of 50. Rodger was born March 11, 1964 in San Antonio to Richard Lee and Anna Pearl (Robertson) Stoddard. More...

Posted 7/23/2014 09:35 AM

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

July 23-24 •St. John Lutheran and Jourdanton United Methodist Church will be hosting a Vacation Bible School at St. John Luthern, Hwy 97, Jourdanton on Sunday, July 20-Thursday, July 24 from 6-8:30 p.m. Call Michele at 830-534-9390. July 24 More...

Posted 7/23/2014 09:34 AM

Community Calendar

July 9 & 16 • The Alzheimer’s Association will hold a workshop from 10-11:30 a.m. at the Pleasanton Civic Center, 108 2nd St., Pleas. Part Two: The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia, and Alzheimer’s Disease, will be July More...

Posted 7/9/2014 09:00 AM

Community Calendar

July 2, 9 & 16 • The Alzheimer’s Association will be holding a workshop from 10- 11:30 a.m. at the Pleasanton Civic Center, 108 2nd St., Pleas. Part One: Know The Ten Signs: Early Detection Matters, will be held July 2. Part More...

Posted 7/2/2014 09:03 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