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It’s all about the red, white and blue

... and hot dogs, fireworks too!

For the 12th year, the Jourdanton Chamber of Commerce will sponsor the popular American Pride Day this Saturday, July 4. The event, held at the Jourdanton City Park, will start at 5 p.m. More...

Posted 7/1/2015 03:05 PM

A TASTY TIME PLANNED

The Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce presents the popular Taste of Atascosa this Thursday, June 25 at the Pleasanton Civic Center from 6-9 p.m. Tickets are $15. More...

Posted 6/24/2015 11:48 AM

Recommended budget presented to Pleasanton Council

City Manager Pearson cites accomplishments

At a special session on June 18, the Pleasanton City Council voted unanimously to direct staff to bring a proposed budget on August 6. More...

Posted 6/24/2015 11:48 AM

American Pride Day set for 4th of July

Fireworks planned at Jourdanton City Park

The Jourdanton Chamber of Commerce will sponsor the 12th annual American Pride Day. It will be celebrated once again on Saturday, July 4. The event, held at the Jourdanton City Park, will start at 5 p.m. More...

Posted 6/24/2015 11:48 AM

$629 million distributed in sales tax revenue statewide from Comptroller

(AUSTIN) — Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar said that state sales tax revenue in May was $2.6 billion, up 5.2 percent compared to May 2014. More...

Posted 6/17/2015 12:16 PM

Trooper Rogers named top cop

Matthew Felan receives Citizen of the Year award

At the 40th annual Atascosa County Law Enforcement Officer Association’s banquet, DPS Trooper Waylon Rogers was named the 2014 Officer of the Year. More...

Posted 6/17/2015 12:16 PM

GRADUATED!

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Posted 6/10/2015 12:48 PM

Home run for Jessie

The crowd cheered, “Go, Jessie, go!” as 5-year-old Jessie James Sandoval struck the ball, then circled the bases at the Pleasanton Sports Complex. His older sister, Leanna Alcorta, ran alongside him. More...

Posted 6/10/2015 12:48 PM

Four arrested in Charlotte shootings

Four men have been arrested and charged with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon in connection with a shootout at a residence in Charlotte Memorial Day night that left a Pleasanton man dead. More...

Posted 6/3/2015 10:02 AM

FIRST ROUND OF COMMENCEMENT CEREMONIES HELD IN BRUSH COUNTRY

Jourdanton Seniors head to the stadium to prepare for their graduation last Saturday, May 30. More...

Posted 6/3/2015 10:02 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

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

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

Special Sections

News

HOT WHEELS

Jourdanton Volunteer Fire Department responded quickly to a vehicle fire at the corner of Brown and Magnolia Street on Tuesday morning. More...

Posted 7/1/2015 03:05 PM

Appeal filed on vote recount judgement, information center feasibilty discussed

The monthly meeting of the Jourdanton City Council opened with a Public Hearing regarding a special use permit requested by Ildefonso and Maria Franco to move a manufactured home onto a lot at 1107 Magnolia Street. More...

Posted 7/1/2015 03:05 PM

Jourdanton ISD watches presentation on bond preparation

Guthrie receives Media Honor Roll award

The Jourdanton School Board held its regular meeting on June 8. Barbara Peeler, Lanny Wheeler and Tricia Taylor were absent. Mary Ramirez presided as vice chair, with Vance Jupe, Phillip Netardus and Amador Lugo, Jr. in attendance. More...

Posted 6/24/2015 11:48 AM

Living

Skloss retires as General Manager of Karnes Electric Cooperative, Inc.

Leroy Skloss has been employed with the Karnes Electric Cooperative, Inc. (KEC) for 42 years; the last 25 of those years have been as the General Manager. More...

Posted 7/1/2015 03:06 PM

FIRST BAPTIST VBS

Many from the local area took part in the Vacation Bible School held at First Baptist Church in Pleasanton, from June 15-19. More...

Posted 7/1/2015 03:06 PM

Camp Discovery at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

Discover His plan! Discover His purpose! Children are invited to CAMP DISCOVERY, one day Vacation Bible School at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church of Pleasanton on Saturday, July 11. The church is located at 2507 E. Hwy. 97 in Pleasanton. More...

Posted 7/1/2015 03:06 PM

School

4-H SHOOTING SPORTS RIFLE SENIOR TEAM

After placing 1st in the District 12 3P Rifle contest in Benavides on April 25, the Atascosa 4-H Shooting Sports Rifle Senior team represented Atascosa 4-H at the State match in Victoria on June 6. More...

Posted 7/1/2015 03:06 PM

State Fair of Texas scholarships awarded to local graduates

Two graduating high school seniors: Kathryn Elizabeth Klumb from Jourdanton High School and Rebekah Leah Wagner from Poteet High School have each been awarded a four year $6,000.00 Youth Livestock Scholarship sponsored by the State Fair of Texas. More...

Posted 7/1/2015 03:06 PM

BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP

Poteet is striving to build a culture of reading to help combat summer learning loss. Poteet 6th-12th graders are participating in summer reading of The Hunger Games. More...

Posted 7/1/2015 03:06 PM

Obituaries

JOYCE RIDDLE

Joyce Elizabeth Riddle, age 84, entered her eternal home on Friday, June 26, 2015, following a heart procedure at Baptist Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas. More...

Posted 7/1/2015 03:06 PM

J. B. TAYLOR

J. B. Taylor passed away on Sunday, June 21, 2015 in Victoria. He was 102 years old. He was born October 30, 1912 to William and Ester Taylor in Sulphur Springs. More...

Posted 7/1/2015 03:06 PM

GENEVA JENKINS

Geneva Jenkins, age 72, of Poteet, passed away Tuesday, June 23, 2015 in San Antonio. More...

Posted 7/1/2015 03:06 PM

Legals

Legal Notices

THE STATE OF TEXAS: COUNTY OF ATASCOSA: More...

Posted 7/1/2015 03:06 PM

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

Morales keeps seat as appeal is filed on vote recount judgement

Another recount was held concerning the election of Jourdanton City Councilman Raul “Roy” Morales and his opponent Rudy Segura. Segura had asked for the first recount after the November election. That recount showed no change. More...

Posted 7/1/2015 03:05 PM

Atascosa County issues first same-sex marriage license

Pleasanton couple will marry soon

Kelly Ann Ramon and Alison Jean Peña made history this week when they became the first same-sex couple to receive a marriage license in Atascosa County. They arrived at the Atascosa County Courthouse in Jourdanton on Monday, June 29. More...

Posted 7/1/2015 03:05 PM

Express adds four more awards

The Pleasanton Express came home with four awards at the Texas Press Association Better Newspaper Contest held at the Westin Hotel at the Domain in Austin. The judges, from Maryland, Delaware and D.C. More...

Posted 6/24/2015 11:48 AM

SOAKING UP SOME FUN

Kiddos at First Baptist Church Child Development had a treat from the Pleasanton Fire Department last week for Water Play Day. More...

Posted 6/24/2015 11:48 AM

YOU’RE A GRAND OLD FLAG

Flag Day Ceremony at Jourdanton Library & Community Center on Friday, June 12. Reciting of Pledge of Allegiance after the old flag was lowered and a new one hoisted. More...

Posted 6/17/2015 12:16 PM

Don’t miss Taste

Last year the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce resurrected the popular Taste of Atascosa and area businesses are signing up to participate again. It will be held at the Pleasanton Civic Center on Thursday, June 25 from 6-9 p.m. More...

Posted 6/17/2015 12:16 PM

HELP FOR FLOOD VICTIMS

The community is joining together to help raise funds for the recent victims of the floods in Wimberley, Martindale, San Marcos and Blanco areas. More...

Posted 6/10/2015 12:48 PM

Mother, daughters arrested for burglaries

On January 16, 2015 a burglary of a habitation was reported on County Rd. 303 northwest of Jourdanton. Deputy Michael Castaneda investigated the burglary where the homeowner reported six firearms and other items stolen valued at $6,700. More...

Posted 6/10/2015 12:48 PM

Outgoing council members honored; new members sworn in

A special Pleasanton City Council meeting was held after a dinner honoring outgoing members of the council due to term limits. Jeanne Israel (District 6 ) served six years, Roger Garza (District 5) served 18 years and J. R. Gallegos served 23 years. More...

Posted 6/3/2015 10:02 AM

Popular event is set for Thursday, June 25

Last year the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce resurrected the popular Taste of Atascosa and area businesses are signing up to participate again. It will be held at the Pleasanton Civic Center from 6-9 p.m. More...

Posted 6/3/2015 10:02 AM

Support flood victims fundraiser

The recent floods have left a devastating swath of destruction and some communities are needing help – either through financial donations or with items. More...

Posted 6/3/2015 10:02 AM

REMEMBERING THE FALLEN ON MEMORIAL DAY

Atascosa County veteran David Guerrero, lays flowers at the memorial at Jourdanton City Park. 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

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

Sports

Father’s Day Fishing Stringer

Richard Thiel, along with his daughter Jaelynn caught nine catfish on Father’s Day at a private ranch in Jourdanton. The catfish weighed from five to 20 pounds. More...

Posted 7/1/2015 03:06 PM

Which game to watch is one tough decision

Sports Focus

My Tuesday deadline prevents me from waiting to comment here on the outcome of the United States - Germany soccer match later tonight (Tuesday) so I can’t tell you who won. More...

Posted 7/1/2015 03:06 PM

Little Slugger Crowned Champ

Zoe DeLuna recently helped her SEAS Wildcats T-ball team win the CYO North Zone championship in San Antonio. Zoe is the daughter of the former Tanya Cornejo, a graduate of Jourdanton High School. More...

Posted 7/1/2015 03:06 PM

Opinion & Columns

Community cemeteries, memorials, all-day ‘sangin’s

Writer’s Roost

No one likes to dwell on death. Well, with tongue firmly in cheek, maybe funeral directors and perpetual care cemetery owners. More...

Posted 7/1/2015 03:05 PM

Officials react to decision on federal health care law

State Capital Highlights

Pursuant to a 6-3 decision by the United States Supreme Court on June 25, health insurance policies will stay on course for Texans who secured coverage through a federally facilitated exchange under the U.S. Affordable Care Act. More...

Posted 7/1/2015 03:05 PM

Supreme Court throws Republicans double life preserver: upholding ObamaCare and legalizing same-sex marriage

Texas Politics

Whether the Republicans realize it, the U.S. Supreme Court has just thrown them a double life preserver, by chilling two of the hottest political potatoes GOP candidates faced going into the 2016 elections. More...

Posted 7/1/2015 03:05 PM

Farm & Ranch

ZOE AND THE GIANT ZUCCHINI

Four-year old Zoe DeLuna picked a Texas-size zucchini while helping her Paw-Paw, Raymond Cornejo, in his garden in Jourdanton. Zoe is the daughter of Joe and Tanya DeLuna of Leon Springs. More...

Posted 7/1/2015 03:06 PM

Fresh veggies in Verdi

Verdilizer

Don’t know that I’ve ever seen Verdi look so green. Isn’t it wonderful? I just watched our President start an impromptu verse of “Amazing Grace” and joined by the entire audience and the organist at the church. More...

Posted 7/1/2015 03:06 PM

USDA opens enrollment period for Safety- Net programs

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsackrecently announced that eligible producers may now formally enroll in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs for 2014 and 2015. More...

Posted 7/1/2015 03:06 PM

Church

Atascosa Family Crisis Center By the Numbers

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Posted 6/17/2015 12:16 PM

Summer Preaching Series continues

The Pleasanton Church of Christ invites you to hear the next featured speaker during their Summer Preaching Series on Wednesday, June 24, at 7:30 p.m. More...

Posted 6/17/2015 12:16 PM

Presentation on Radical Islam

Lt. Col Roy White USAF (Ret.) will speak to the Brush Country Republican Women on radical Islam on Thursday June 25. Lt. Col White is the Head of the San Antonio chapter of ACT! for America. More...

Posted 6/17/2015 12:16 PM

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

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Posted 7/1/2015 03:06 PM

Community Calendar

June 25 • 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. More...

Posted 6/24/2015 11:48 AM

Community Calendar

June 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 6/17/2015 12:16 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