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OFFICIALS SWORN IN

81st District Judge Donna Rayes administers the Oath of Office to Atascosa County elected officials on January 1. Left to right are Bill Torans, County Commissioner Pct. More...

Posted 1/14/2015 11:13 AM

Youth ready to shine at Livestock Show

After months of hard work, 515 local 4-H and FFA youth will see how well their livestock and mechanic projects measure up at the 61st annual Atascosa Livestock Show. More...

Posted 1/14/2015 11:13 AM

Jourdanton officer fatally shoots man

A 43-year-old Jourdanton man, Rick McClendon, died after a confrontation with Jourdanton police officers on Tuesday, January 13. At around 11:30 a.m., officers were dispatched to a residence on Olive Street. More...

Posted 1/14/2015 11:13 AM

Two arrested for firefighter’s murder

Four days after the murder of Primrose volunteer firefighter Todd Daniel Hayney on January 1, the second of two suspects was arrested. More...

Posted 1/7/2015 12:05 PM

GOOD FOR THE GEESE

Tuesday morning, January 6, wild geese could be seen foraging in a harvested peanut field east of Pleasanton on SH 97. More...

Posted 1/7/2015 12:05 PM

Sales use and tax still up from last year

(AUSTIN) — Texas Comptroller Susan Combs said today that state sales tax revenue in November was $2.66 billion, up 10.7 percent compared to November 2013. More...

Posted 12/31/2014 10:40 AM

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Posted 12/23/2014 09:02 AM

Use caution while handling fireworks

Atascosa County Fire Marshal Todd Perna is asking everyone to be extra careful during this holiday season while handling fireworks. More...

Posted 12/23/2014 09:02 AM

SNOW DAY!

While it may not be a white Christmas in the Brush Country, there were a few hours of man-made snow where young and old could slide down the hill during the Cowboy Fellowship Snow Day event held last More...

Posted 12/23/2014 09:02 AM

O HOLY NIGHT

Cast members of First United Methodist Church Christmas play sing the final song. Left to right on the top row are: Brooke Rankin, Lauren Trapp, Brandi Barnett and Kinley Graf. More...

Posted 12/17/2014 10:44 AM

Reindeer Bucks winners announced

Lots of folks registered for the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce and area merchants Reindeer Bucks shopping spree. The chamber gave away $500 worth of gift certificates to those who registered. More...

Posted 12/17/2014 10:44 AM

Porter steps down as local Historical Commission Chair

Commissioners appoint Westbrook

At the Atascosa County Commissioners’ Court meeting on Monday, December 8, 2014, Norman Porter, Sr. resigned as chairman of the Atascosa County Historical Commission. Porter had been chairman since 2003. More...

Posted 12/10/2014 11:33 AM

Bazan dies in crash

A young Poteet man, Charles Alan Bazan, was killed in an accident early on Monday, Dec. 8, about 100 feet north of the Poteet city limits. The accident occurred about 6:45 a.m. More...

Posted 12/10/2014 11:33 AM

SHE’S BEEN GOOD, TOO, SANTA!

Maxine Campbell of Three Rivers shares a moment with Santa Claus at the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce photo opportunity at H-E-B last Saturday. Santa saw over 100 children as well as Mrs. Campbell. More...

Posted 12/10/2014 11:33 AM

Register for Reindeer Bucks

Christmas is now upon us and that means it is time for the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce shopping spree - Reindeer Bucks. More...

Posted 12/3/2014 10:42 AM

Local Christmas events galore

There are scores of area events that will be happening over the next few weekends in the Brush Country. Don’t miss out on visits from Santa, parades and lots more. Pleasanton Chamber Santa visit Dec. 6 More...

Posted 12/3/2014 10:42 AM

Friday accident claims Gonzales’ life

Daniel Ray Gonzales, of Jourdanton, was laid to rest on Tuesday, Nov. 25, at Rodriguez Cemetery in Poteet. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Camero Funeral Home in San Antonio. More...

Posted 11/26/2014 10:40 AM

Morales keeps seat

Outcome unchanged by recount

Jourdanton City Councilman Raul “Roy” Morales kept his seat after the recount ordered by his opponent Rudy Segura. More...

Posted 11/26/2014 10:40 AM

Sales tax still strong for county

While the monthly city sales and use tax may be down a bit from last year’s distribution for Pleasanton, Charlotte and Lytle, the year-to-date amount is still up compared to 2013 figures. More...

Posted 11/19/2014 11:21 AM

Recount for Jourdanton council seat set

After the provisional votes were tallied last week, a lone vote separated two candidates for a seat on the Jourdanton City Council. Incumbent Raul (Roy) Morales ended up with 364 votes and his opponent, Rudy Segura had 363. More...

Posted 11/19/2014 11:21 AM

281/536 WRECK

Two vehicles collided on Hwy 281 & 536 North of Leming involving a four door Dodge Charger and a 4 door Kia Monday afternoon.Ata-BexarandPleasanton Volunteer Fire Departments were dispatched to as More...

Posted 11/19/2014 11:21 AM

Veteran honors civilians with flags

On a day where she should be honored for her service to our country, LTC Retired U.S. Army Veronica R. Hernandez made two stops in Pleasanton to show her gratitude to hometown folks with hometown service. More...

Posted 11/12/2014 01:30 PM

Saluting all our area Veterans

Post 6970 a History of Accomplishment

Accomplishments are not made overnight, in the early 1980’s, the National VFW was promoting All Life Memberships. Post 6970 decided to increase their Life Memberships. More...

Posted 11/12/2014 01:29 PM

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News

STEER is catalyst between petroleum industry and communities in the Eagle Ford shale

Oil and gas are depletable resources. There will be swings in the price of oil and gas in the commodities market as we’re seeing at the present time. More...

Posted 1/21/2015 12:20 PM

4-Hers to hold trail ride, change in license plate renewal

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Posted 1/21/2015 12:20 PM

SHEAR DELIGHT FOR ‘BIGGIE’

“BIggie” is getting ready for the McMullen Co. Livestock Show this Friday and Saturday with Mark Casas’ help. Mark, 14, is the son of Carlos and Veronica Casas. Mom is partially hidden by the lamb. More...

Posted 1/21/2015 12:20 PM

Opinion & Columns

Legislature returns. Perry leaves - maybe just in time

Texas Politics

Adios, Texas! Howdy, U S of A! That, in a nutshell, was outgoing Gov. Rick Perry’s swan song speech to a joint session of the Texas Legislature Thursday (Jan. 15). More...

Posted 1/21/2015 12:20 PM

Criteria we use to define a ‘Texiz cuss word’?

Writer’s Roost

Cursing is not a flattering form of speech for the speaker and certainly not for any intended or even incidental target. More...

Posted 1/21/2015 12:20 PM

The Little Engine That Could

On the Edge of Common Sense

Have you read The Little Engine That Could to your kids or grandkids? Dr. Tom told me a story that brought it back to me. More...

Posted 1/21/2015 12:20 PM

Farm & Ranch

2015 ACLS Reserve Grand Champions

RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION SWINE Pleasanton FFA member, Mackenzie Thompson showed the 2015 Reserve Champion Swine. The Heavy Hamp brought $6,010. More...

Posted 1/21/2015 12:21 PM

2015 ACLS Grand Champions

RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION STEER Collin Cass, Pleasanton FFA member, sold his Reserve Grand Champion Steer for $6,250 at the Atascosa County Junior Livestock Show. More...

Posted 1/21/2015 12:21 PM

AG MECHANICS AT STOCKSHOW

Jack Fluitt and Jaxon West take a moment out of their busy schedule video game playing schedule to remind everyone that the annual Atascosa County Stock Show isn’t just about animals, the show More...

Posted 1/14/2015 11:13 AM

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 1/14/2015 11:13 AM

FBC Poteet Senior Adult Program

The new year will start at FBC Senior Adult Program this month on Jan. 20, at 10:30 a.m. Bro. Juan Florez from Hosanna Baptist Church in Poteet will bring our program and bless us with a devotional thought and his musical talent. More...

Posted 1/14/2015 11:13 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 1/7/2015 12:06 PM

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Posted 1/21/2015 12:20 PM

Community Calendar

January 15 • 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 1/14/2015 11:13 AM

Community Calendar

January 8 • 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 1/7/2015 12:05 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 08:48 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 04:37 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 08:48 AM

McMullen Co. prepares for their show

The McMullen County Livestock Show will be underway this Friday and Saturday, January 23 and 24. Judging will begin at 6 p.m. with Rabbits and Poultry on Friday. Saturday’s judging starts at 7:3-0 a.m. with Swine, Goats, Lambs and Steers. More...

Posted 1/21/2015 12:20 PM

Stock show breaks records ... again

Sales total $786,155 for Atascosa youth

Though the sales price for the Grand Champion steer was down from last year’s record-breaking amount, the 61st Atascosa County Livestock Show held its own and came out as another one for the books overall. More...

Posted 1/21/2015 12:20 PM

Gaitan killed in one car crash in Poteet

The Charlotte community is mourning the loss of 34-year-old Juan Gaitan Jr., who died after crashing his car this past weekend in Poteet. According to Poteet Police Chief Plutarco Castro, on Sunday, Jan. 11, at about 5:30 p.m. More...

Posted 1/14/2015 11:13 AM

VICKS ARE READY FOR SHOW

Mason Vick and his Simbrah steer “Oreo” and Madilyn Vick with her Chia steer “Midnight Star” get help from their little brother and barn assistant MaCade Vick for the 61st Ata More...

Posted 1/7/2015 12:05 PM

‘Indian Joe’ murdered

A well-known handyman in Poteet was murdered on December 29. When the death of Manuel “Indian Joe” Cantu, 66, hit social media, many folks responded and sent their condolences. More...

Posted 1/7/2015 12:05 PM

Breaking News - 1/5/2015 11:23 AM

Two arrested in firefighter murder

Two arrested for firefighter murder More...

Posted 1/5/2015 11:13 AM

Looking back through 2014

Time - measured by minutes, hours, days, weeks and years - goes by faster these days it seems. Here is the year in review - stories from the front pages of the Pleasanton Express. January More...

Posted 12/31/2014 10:40 AM

Gas is back on

Campbellton residents affected

Campbellton residents’ gas supply was interrupted for a few days during this cold weather snap. More...

Posted 12/31/2014 10:40 AM

Jourdanton’s new complex wins contest

When designing the new municipal building for the City of Jourdanton, the Mission Revival architecture style of the Atascosa County Courthouse was kept in mind on the plans of the prefabricated concrete structure. More...

Posted 12/23/2014 09:02 AM

Clinesmith to resign as PISD superintendent

In her monthly brief to Pleasanton ISD personnel, Dr. Cynthia Clinesmith announced she would be tendering her resignation to the school board. More...

Posted 12/23/2014 09:02 AM

Christmas services set

All Saints Episcopal Join All Saints Episcopal Church at 6:30 p.m. on Christmas Eve to sing your favorite Christmas songs and carols. Their traditional Candlelight Service begins at 7 p.m. with the Rev. Craig Pooser, celebrant. More...

Posted 12/17/2014 10:44 AM

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Posted 12/17/2014 10:44 AM

Poteet receives early Christmas present

Rep. Cuellar, USDA grant over $3.1 million for water facility improvements

Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX28) and the U.S. More...

Posted 12/17/2014 10:44 AM

DPMA Art Walk features Ice Fights: Part 2

Ready for a really cool time? There literally will be lots of ice shavings traveling through the air during the second annual Ice Fights at the Downtown Pleasanton Merchants Association Second Saturday Art Walk on December 13. More...

Posted 12/10/2014 11:33 AM

S.A. STREET FIRE

On Wednesday, Nov. 26, the Pleasanton and Jourdanton Volunteer Fire Departments responded to an evening structure fire in Pleasanton. More...

Posted 12/3/2014 10:42 AM

Burglary suspects arrested in series of alleged thefts

Atascosa County Sheriff David Soward announced the arrest of two burglary suspects that his investigators believe are responsible for numerous residential burglaries in Atascosa and surrounding counties. More...

Posted 12/3/2014 10:42 AM

Missing man may be dead

According to the FBI, the disappearance of a Pleasanton man back in January may be due to foul play. More...

Posted 12/3/2014 10:42 AM

15-year-old runaway sought

The Atascosa Sheriff’s Department confirmed that Danika Ashton Lopez, 15, is missing and is being considered a runaway. She was last seen at Poteet High School on Friday, November 21 around 3:45 p.m. More...

Posted 11/26/2014 10:40 AM

BULKY / BRUSH PICK UP

ZONE 3

December 1 - 4, 2014 Properties west of Bryant Street and north of Oaklawn Street will be included in this route. More...

Posted 11/26/2014 10:40 AM

PIE TIME

Brennan Wickham, four-year-old son of Clint and Brandy Wickham, digs into his pumpkin pie after he ate his turkey dinner at the annual Thanksgiving meal held at the First Baptist Church Child Develop More...

Posted 11/26/2014 10:40 AM

TEAM KAISER A SUCCESS

Ethan, Dina and Eric Kaiser were thankful for all of the support at the TEAM KAISER fundraiser held last Saturday for Chief Kaiser. More...

Posted 11/19/2014 11:21 AM

Apply for ACCEPT Dec. 1-6

Now that Thanksgiving is next week and a chill finally fills the air, local charities are busy preparing for this year’s Christmas season. More...

Posted 11/19/2014 11:21 AM

Jourdanton Council starts process on sports complex

The regular meeting of the Jourdanton City Council was held on October 20, with all present: Mayor Susan Netardus, Donnie Blue, Robert “Doc” Williams, Raul Morales, Patsy Tymrak-Daughtrey and Chester Gonzales. More...

Posted 11/12/2014 01:30 PM

How the county voted

Early voting was brisk for the General Election. According to the Election Administrator’s office, 3,112 voted early. More...

Posted 11/12/2014 01:30 PM

Military Wall at PHS

The Pleasanton High School Student Council will host the Military Wall of Honor again this year. More...

Posted 11/5/2014 04:05 PM

Hazardous waste collection set for Nov. 8 in Pleasanton

The City of Pleasanton along with Atascosa County will sponsor a household hazardous waste collection day on Saturday, November 8 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. More...

Posted 11/5/2014 04:05 PM

Sports

Capturing Brush Country Moments

Senior Sarah Elmer (16) celebrates with teammate Seleste Griego after the Lady Eagle netted a goal against San Antonio Brackenridge last week in a 1-1 draw. More...

Posted 1/21/2015 12:21 PM

Hunting the Brush Country

Austin Ludlam, 9 years old of Pleasanton, shot this 8-point buck with a .223 rifle from 100 yards in Medina County while hunting from a blind with his dad, Mike Ludlam, and big brother Ronnie Ludlam. More...

Posted 1/21/2015 12:21 PM

Going For Goal

Pleasanton’s Josh Lopez dribbles into San Antonio Brackenridge territory last week as the Eagles lost 5-1 at home. More...

Posted 1/21/2015 12:21 PM

Living

First Baptist Church events

First Baptist Church Pleasanton will begin a new women’s Bible study on Tuesday, February 3 at 6:30 p.m. in the Old Fellowship Hall, 400 Reed St. The study, Agents of the Apocalypse by Dr. David Jeremiah will last ten weeks. More...

Posted 1/21/2015 12:20 PM

Until Joy Comes Back

A few years back I was a consulting psychologist to a large children’s’ home in south Texas. One of the caseworkers, Joy, had to go up to the elementary campus to bring a girl home because of a behavioral episode at school. More...

Posted 1/21/2015 12:20 PM

Masquerade Ball to benefit Children’s Alliance of South Texas

Dance the night away at the 2nd annual Masquerade Ball set for Saturday, Feb. 7. The event will take place at the Floresville Community Center on Highway 97 West. More...

Posted 1/21/2015 12:20 PM

School

Cadet Olivarri wins Cadet of the Month Board

Cadet Private First Class Morgan R. Olivarri, Alpha Company, wins Pleasanton High School Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) Cadet of the Month Board (COTM) for the month of December. More...

Posted 1/14/2015 11:13 AM

Pleasanton ISD GT Testing and Screening Schedule

The window for GT Nominations at the Pleasanton Primary campus will be from Jan. 12– Jan. 23. Nomination forms will be available in the school office or upon request from your child’s teacher. More...

Posted 1/14/2015 11:13 AM

Pleasanton Elementary Rocks

On Friday, December 12, Pleasanton Elementary students traveled to Pearsall for the District UIL meet. We are so proud of our students and coaches for a job well done. CONGRATULATIONS! UIL Results 4th Grade1. 133 Pleasanton2. 108 Jourdanton3. More...

Posted 1/7/2015 12:05 PM

Obituaries

JOANN ALANIZ

JoAnn (Ogden) Alaniz, age 68, of Poteet, Texas passed away at her residence on January 15. She was born on August 12, 1946 in Rossville. More...

Posted 1/21/2015 12:21 PM

GEORGIA BENAVIDES

Funeral services for Mrs. Georgia Benavides were held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, January 17, 2015 in the Rush Chapel, Oakdale, with Reverend Greg Willis officiating. More...

Posted 1/21/2015 12:21 PM

PETRA GALLEGOS

Petra was born January 17, 1922 in Crown, Texas, (a small community just north of Charlotte off FM 1333), one of 11 children born to the late Nicasio Castanon Briseño and Serafina Piedra Briseño. More...

Posted 1/21/2015 12:21 PM

Legals

Legal Notices

NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS More...

Posted 1/21/2015 12:21 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...

Posted 11/14/2011 02:23 PM

Frequently Asked Questions

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