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A day to remember

JROTC offers morning 9/11 ceremony; H-E-B honors firemen and policemen with luncheon

The second annual Patriot Day ceremony was held at the Pleasanton High School courtyard on September 11. More...

Posted 9/17/2014 09:05 AM

Adiós

For 31 years Mary Gallegos has been a part of the heart and soul of the Pleasanton Express. More...

Posted 9/10/2014 09:13 AM

IH-37 ROLLOVER

The Jaws-of-Life were needed for an accident near mile marker 96 on IH 37, Tuesday, September 9. More...

Posted 9/10/2014 09:13 AM

Jourdanton letter carrier recognized for safe driving record

Jourdanton Letter Carrier Josie Martinez has joined the thousands of Postal Service employees who have individually driven more than a million, accident-free miles. More...

Posted 9/3/2014 09:52 AM

Hotel/Motel occupancy tax funds distributed for FY2015

Funds have been distributed using the criteria set out by the Hotel/ Motel Occupancy Tax (HOT) Committee during the August 21 Pleasanton City Council meeting. More...

Posted 9/3/2014 09:52 AM

Citizens’ park watch group considered

At the August 21 Pleasanton City Council meeting, Councilmember Jeanne B. More...

Posted 9/3/2014 09:52 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

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

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

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

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

Special Sections

News

A DAY TO REMEMBER

JROTC Cadets, under the supervision of LTC (retired) Alan W. More...

Posted 9/17/2014 09:05 AM

Superintendent contract renewed; quilt given

The Pleasanton ISD meeting on August 12 began with a public hearing on the tax rate and budget for the 2014/2015 school year. More...

Posted 9/17/2014 09:05 AM

THE DUCKS ARE CROSSING

Pictured are three ducks cruising around on the Atascosa River in Pleasanton near the Adams Street low water crossing. More...

Posted 9/17/2014 09:05 AM

Opinion & Columns

Win tickets to the Unmask Domestic Violence Masquerade Ball

The Atascosa County Crisis Center is holding a black tie masquerade ball to “Unmask Domestic Violence” on Saturday, October 4 at Coughran Hall in Pleasanton. More...

Posted 9/17/2014 02:16 PM

FLASHBACK:

Local restaurant closed after fire

60 Years ago- A year ago this month the Pleasanton city council agreed to a raise in telephone rates here. More...

Posted 9/17/2014 09:05 AM

Where is the spirit at football games?

It’s so SAD that on Friday Night lights for Football games there is NO Spirit and NO Pride for our mighty Eagles. More...

Posted 9/17/2014 09:05 AM

School

JROTC to hold Second Annual Patriot Day Ceremony Sept. 11

The community is invited to join PHS on Thursday, September 11 from 7:15 - 7:45 AM to recognize Patriot Day. The ceremony will be held at the Flag Pole, located in the courtyard of the PHS campus. More...

Posted 9/10/2014 09:14 AM

Order your JISD yearbook

The 2014 Jourdanton CHIEF Yearbook has arrived. All members of the senior class of 2014 have purchased a book and may pick them up any school day at the high school office. More...

Posted 9/10/2014 09:14 AM

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

Obituaries

SARAH SCHANE

A church memorial will be held for our daughter Sarah Schane at the Jesus Name Brush Arbor Church at 2107 2nd Street in the RV Park next to the Relax Inn Motel. Services will start at 10:30 a.m. Saturday morning, September 20, 2014. More...

Posted 9/17/2014 09:06 AM

ROY EAKINS

Roy Willis Eakins of Charlotte, passed away on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at the age of 84. Mr. Eakins was born October 23, 1929. Roy was born in Frederick, Oklahoma to Roy Lester and Velma (Burk) Eakins. More...

Posted 9/17/2014 09:06 AM

ESTEBAN SALAZAR

Esteban Salazar, age 87, of Von Ormy, Texas, passed away Friday, September 12, 2014 in San Antonio. He was born August 10, 1927. More...

Posted 9/17/2014 09:06 AM

Legals

Legal Notices

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Notice is hereby given that original Letters Testamentary for the Estate of Iva Lee Lawson Dietz, Deceased, were issued on August 18, 2014, under Docket No. More...

Posted 9/17/2014 09:06 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

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Posted 11/14/2011 03:22 PM

Pleasanton bypass route helpful in many ways

Referring to the needs for the bypass route, Atascosa County Commissioner Bill Carroll, Precinct 4, said, “It’s entirely just a safety issue involved here, not only for the residents of the county and city of Pleasanton but even for peopl More...

Posted 9/17/2014 09:05 AM

County rocked by quake

Many residents in the Charlotte and Jourdanton area were startled Wednesday, Sept. 10, when a 3.2 magnitude earthquake shook the region. More...

Posted 9/17/2014 09:05 AM

Sports complex, pool in planning stage for Jourdanton

Jourdanton will see a new sports complex - specifically Little League baseball/softball fields - by the next season - as well as a new swimming pool, if all is approved. The sports complex idea has been under discussion for the past four years or so. More...

Posted 9/10/2014 09:13 AM

Pleasanton ISD Education Foundation to host Casino Night on Saturday

Longing to hit the tables Vegas-style but don’t have the funds to travel and do it up right? More...

Posted 9/10/2014 09:13 AM

Elect Cowboy Homecoming Queen this weekend

Cowboy Homecoming is about two months away - October 24-25 - and it is time to elect the Cowboy Homecoming Queen. The five young ladies who are running for queen have already secured a spot on the court. More...

Posted 9/3/2014 09:52 AM

Rodeo time in Tilden

The Tilden Lion Club’s 64th annual rodeo will be presented this Friday and Saturday, September 5 and 6 at the Tilden Lions Club Arena at 8 p.m. nightly. More...

Posted 9/3/2014 09:52 AM

TIME TO PICNIC AT ST. IGNATIUS

Inviting all to come enjoy their annual picnic in Christine this Sunday, August 31, are some of the St. Ignatius parishioners. 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

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

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

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

Sports

Moments from Brush Country Sports

Cortnee Branson digs a ball for Charlotte against Knippa. More...

Posted 9/17/2014 09:06 AM

Awesome A’s 10-Under Baseball Team

Members of the 10U Awesome A’s baseball team gathered for a team photo after playing in the spring/summer league. More...

Posted 9/17/2014 09:06 AM

Brush Country Box Scores

Mathis 66, Poteet 12 More...

Posted 9/17/2014 09:06 AM

Living

Ricks’ art on display

The public is invited to a Creative Celebration, at the Episcopal Church of Reconciliation, 8900 Starcrest in San Antonio! The Watercolor Gang will have their artwork on display, of which local artist Lee Ricks is a part of. More...

Posted 9/17/2014 09:06 AM

DR. PLANCHET HONORED

Carolyn Wright is presenting Dr. More...

Posted 9/17/2014 09:06 AM

Featured Artist Robert L. Wenske

Robert L. Wenske was honored to be chosen as the featured artist for the months of September and October. His painting will hang in the Pleasanton City Hall. Robert is married to the former Shirley Fletcher Van Horn of Jourdanton. More...

Posted 9/17/2014 09:06 AM

Farm & Ranch

Decade-long research study confirms 4-H provides benefits

During National 4-H Week Oct. 5-11, local and county 4-H clubs and groups have the opportunity to showcase what they have gained from their membership at the local and county level, said Dr. More...

Posted 9/17/2014 09:06 AM

Pleasanton FFA attend leadership lab in Zapata

On Saturday, September 13, 2014 the Pleasanton FFA Chapter attended the District Leadership lab in Zapata. Each district officer conducted a session on an important FFA tool. More...

Posted 9/17/2014 09:06 AM

McMullen 4-H Meeting on September 23

McMullen 4-H will be hosting it first meeting on Tuesday, September 23rd beginning at 4:00 p.m. at the McMullen County School cafeteria. More...

Posted 9/17/2014 09:06 AM

Church

New programs at FBC Poteet

FBC Poteet is excited to announce new children’s and youth programs beginning on Wednesday, Sept. 17. “Strawberry Patch,” a program for children from 3-years-old to sixth graders will be held from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. More...

Posted 9/17/2014 09:06 AM

FBC Food Pantry

First Baptist Church of Jourdanton will distribute food from its food pantry on Friday, Sept. 19, from 10 a.m. to noon. The church is located on Hwy 16 South in Jourdanton. More...

Posted 9/17/2014 09:06 AM

FUMC grief classes

First United Methodist Church of Pleasanton will hold weekly grief classes beginning Wednesday, Oct. 1, from 6-7 p.m. in the church parlor. More...

Posted 9/17/2014 09:06 AM

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

September 18 • 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 9/17/2014 09:06 AM

Community Calendar

September 11 • 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 9/10/2014 09:14 AM

Community Calendar

September 4 • Local Longhorn group meets Thursday evenings at 7 p.m. at All Saint’s Episcopal Church in Pleas., Hwy. 97 West, next to Whieltree’s. • Pleasanton AA Newcomers group meets Thursday at 8:15 p.m. at More...

Posted 9/3/2014 09:53 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