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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

Pleasanton ISD 2015 Bond answers voters’ concerns

Community meeting Thurs., April 9 at 6 p.m.

About a month from now, voters in the Pleasanton Independent School District will be able to vote in the 2015 bond election. More...

Posted 4/8/2015 12:41 PM

TWICE AS NICE

The Jourdanton Indian Powerlifting Team brought back lots of medals with their back-to-back State Championship win. See more on page 2C in Sports. More...

Posted 4/1/2015 10:08 AM

Strawberry growers of the year named for 2015

Tomas Ambriz’ legacy is remembered as Honorary Grower

Born to Miguel and Estefana Ambriz in 1944, Tomas Ambriz started farming after his many years of working in manufacturing and in oil fields. Ambriz was named as Poteet Rotary Club’s Honorary Grower of the Year for 2015. More...

Posted 4/1/2015 10:08 AM

Easter church services set

Community Easter Sunrise Service in Jourdanton

The pastors of Atascosa County announce their 22nd annual Community Easter Sunrise Service for 7 a.m. on April 5. More...

Posted 4/1/2015 10:07 AM

Hurley Funeral Homes honored with Texas Treasure Business Award

Hurley Funeral Homes was presented the Texas Treaure Business Award last Thursday at the Atascosa County Courthouse by Texas State Representative Ryan Guillen. More...

Posted 3/25/2015 11:33 AM

FARMER’S MARKET THIS SATURDAY

These local growers will be at the second annual Farmer’s Market this Saturday, March 28 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Strawberry Festival Grounds. More...

Posted 3/25/2015 11:33 AM

Turn-n-Burn’s another winner

BBQ Cook-off tops in Texas

It was perfect weather for the 5th Annual Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce Turn-n-Burn Barbeque Cook-off - and the pay-out was, too. More...

Posted 3/18/2015 02:11 PM

UP IN A FLASH

The Leming VFD, Ata-Bexar VFD and Pleasanton VFD battled this structure fire on Saturday, March 14. It was located south of Old Pleasanton Road, around 1 a.m. More...

Posted 3/18/2015 01:45 PM

Turn-n-Burn’s another winner

BBQ Cook-off tops in Texas

It was perfect weather for the 5th Annual Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce Turn-n-Burn Barbeque Cook-off - and the pay-out was, too. More...

Posted 3/18/2015 01:45 PM

Turn-n-Burn, fundraiser set

This weekend at Turnn Burn, there is a very special fundraising event being held. In a field of over 130 of the best competition BBQ teams in the state of Texas and beyond, there is a team called COOKING 4 KEITH. More...

Posted 3/11/2015 10:38 AM

Vodochodsky parole denied

Kenneth Vodochodsky has been denied parole, much to the relief of family and friends of the three local law enforcement officers who perished during an ambush by Vodochodsky’s friend Jeremiah Engleton in October 1999. More...

Posted 3/11/2015 10:38 AM

Election filings: some confusion and one seat empty

The May 9 elections for both Pleasanton and Poteet had some last minute filings on Friday, February 27. One seat has no candidate and another may not be eligible. More...

Posted 3/4/2015 01:07 PM

Fatal shooting at oil field yard still under investigation

According to Atascosa County Sheriff David Soward, a fatal shooting occurred Thursday, February 26 around 10:30 a.m. More...

Posted 3/4/2015 01:07 PM

Breaking News - 2/27/2015 5:23 PM

Fatal shooting at oil field yard

According to Atascosa County Sheriff David Soward, a fatal shooting occurred Thursday, February 26 around 10:30 a.m. More...

Posted 2/26/2015 06:43 PM

Primrose home destroyed in fire

An account has been set up at www.gofundme.com/msgy6K under the name “Gilham-Villa Family Relief Fund,” to assist the family whose home was lost in a fire, Thursday, Feb. 19. More...

Posted 2/25/2015 12:26 PM

9-month-old injured, alleged abuser arrested

Jourdanton Police Investigators arrested Erwin Cook, age 21 of Jourdanton, on Monday, February 23 . This case stemmed from information that police received regarding severe injuries to a 9-month-old female over the weekend. More...

Posted 2/25/2015 12:25 PM

Filing deadline approaches

Candidates have until Friday, February 27 to file for public office in the upcoming municipal and school board elections. The elections for Pleasanton and Poteet will be held on Saturday, May 9. More...

Posted 2/18/2015 12:14 PM

Dr. Mann named PISD lone finalist for superintendent

In a unanimous 7-0 vote, the Pleasanton ISD School Board named Dr. Matthew Mann as the lone finalist for the Superintendent position. In accordance with state law, the district must wait 21 days before officially offering Mann a contract. More...

Posted 2/18/2015 12:14 PM

Sheriff’s Deputies seize $20K worth of Methamphetamine

On February 9, an Atascosa County Deputy Sheriff conducted a traffic stop on FM 476 near Old Rock Road about four miles southwest of Somerset. The deputy stopped a Ford Expedition for an inspection sticker violation around 3:00 p.m. More...

Posted 2/11/2015 02:49 PM

Railroad Commission drilling permits, stats shared

1,506 drilling permits issued in December, 2014

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Posted 2/11/2015 02:49 PM

Election filings slow

Candidates for the upcoming municipal and school board elections that will be held on Saturday, May 9, have until February 27, 2015 to file. More...

Posted 2/4/2015 11:15 AM

Workshop for parks master plan held

About 25 civic minded citizens gathered at the Pleasanton Civic Center on Tuesday, Feb. 3 to attend the first workshop for the City of Pleasanton Parks Master Plan. More...

Posted 2/4/2015 11:15 AM

Special Sections

News

Scholarship offered

Hello, Folks, Lots of in the next few weeks. Those of you who have graduating seniors to think about, listen up. More...

Posted 4/22/2015 12:21 PM

Jourdanton FFA competes at Area X

On Wednesday April 8, Jourdanton FFA competed at the Area X Judging Contest in Robstown, Texas. Teams competing included: Livestock Judging, Poultry Judging, and Wool Judging. More...

Posted 4/22/2015 12:21 PM

Agri-land workshop

The Atascosa County Extension Office, Alamo RC&D, and TMBC are hosting an Agri-Land Workshop in Jourdanton, Texas on today Wednesday, April 22 (8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.) at the Jourdanton Library and Community Center. More...

Posted 4/22/2015 12:21 PM

Opinion & Columns

Local icon, governor impressive duo in news coverage

Show me a 20-yearold today who isn’t intimidated by celebrities, particularly the governor of your state and I’ll…well… I’d attended college for two years and sort of ran out of money. More...

Posted 4/22/2015 12:20 PM

Making Ol’ Bay famous

Picture this; a panoramic background, the green Okanogan Valley, pines and quakies with contrasting colors of a splendid autumn springtime. The artistic eye discerns a lone riderless horse, a bay with More...

Posted 4/22/2015 12:20 PM

Pay-it-forward meal appreciated

On Friday, April 17, a friend and I ate lunch at Cancun Restaurant in Pleasanton. When I went to pay, I was told that someone had already paid for our meal. I would like to thank this person for his kindness. It was truly appreciated. More...

Posted 4/22/2015 12:20 PM

Farm & Ranch

CHAMPION MUTTON BUSTER

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Posted 4/22/2015 12:21 PM

Emergency Loans from FSA

Emergency Farm Loan Applications Being Accepted

Applications for emergency farm loans for losses caused by drought occurring from October 16, 2014 and continuing are being accepted at the Farm Service Agency (FSA) office located in Uvalde, Farm Loan Manager, Sara Webb said recently. More...

Posted 4/22/2015 12:21 PM

Teens and distracted driving – worse than we thought

April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month

While distractions affect drivers of all ages, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has found that hand-held cell phone use is highest among 16- to 24-year-olds. This age group has the largest proportion of drivers who were distracted. More...

Posted 4/22/2015 12:21 PM

Church

CUB SCOUTS CAMPOUT IN MCGIMPSY SCOUT PARK

The Cub Scouts of Pack 194 of Pleasanton, Texas held their annual spring campout at the Boy Scouts of America, Alamo Area Council’s McGimpsy Park on Saturday, March 28-29, 2015. McGimsey is a 140 acre Scout Park in North Central San Antonio. More...

Posted 4/8/2015 12:42 PM

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 4/8/2015 12:41 PM

The Refuge offers help

The Refuge, located at 506 W. Adams Street, Pleasanton is here to help. They offer free and confidential pregnancy tests, spiritual counseling and ultrasounds by appointment. Also offered are parenting and other classes. More...

Posted 4/8/2015 12:41 PM

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

April 23 • 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 4/22/2015 12:21 PM

Community Calendar

April 8 • The Historical Commission will be holding a meeting on Wednesday April 8. Regular meetings are held the second Wednesday of the month at the Jourdanton Community Center at 9:30 a.m. More...

Posted 4/8/2015 12:42 PM

Community Calendar

April 1 • Special Needs Parent Network will be holding their first meeting at 6 p.m. at Pleasanton Civic Center today, April 1. For more information visit simplyspeechtx.com. April 2 More...

Posted 4/1/2015 10:08 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

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

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

$7,500 reward offered for Most Wanted Fugitive

AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has added James Lee Matley, 40, to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives list, and a cash reward up to $7,500 is now being offered for information leading to his capture. More...

Posted 4/8/2015 12:41 PM

It’s berry time in Poteet

68th Strawberry Festival April 10-12

What began as a small town festival to encourage returning servicemen to farm strawberries in the sandy fields back in 1948, has blossomed to a huge event that attracts over 100,000 visitors from all over the nation. More...

Posted 4/8/2015 12:41 PM

S.A. woman killed in IH-37 accident

Traffic near the Atascosa County/Live Oak County line on Thursday, March 26 was backed up for four-five miles, following an afternoon fatality. More...

Posted 4/1/2015 10:08 AM

Strawberry growers of the year named for 2015

David E. Reyes carries on family’s farming tradition

With Poteet Strawberry Festival just a little over a week away, April 10-12, it is also time to name a strawberry grower. More...

Posted 4/1/2015 10:08 AM

ABUNDANCE OF FLOWERS FOR EASTER TIME

Flowers are as beautiful as ever in Atascosa County. Families have been taking advantage of the roadside beauties for photo opportunities - which is not against the law. More...

Posted 4/1/2015 10:07 AM

STRAWBERRY FEST

Headliners include Dustin Lynch, Josh Abbott Band

In a few weeks, the town of Poteet will swell with crowds visiting the 68th annual Strawberry Festival April 10- 12. And those visitors will not be disappointed with the headliners chosen for the weekend’s entertainment. More...

Posted 3/25/2015 11:33 AM

UP IN A FLASH

The Leming VFD, Ata-Bexar VFD and Pleasanton VFD battled this structure fire on Saturday, March 14. It was located south of Old Pleasanton Road, around 1 a.m. More...

Posted 3/18/2015 02:11 PM

CAUGHT IN A FLASH

Area law enforcement took no time in catching four men who allegedly committed a strong-arm robbery at Wal-Mart in Pleasanton last Wednesday morning. More...

Posted 3/18/2015 02:11 PM

CAUGHT IN A FLASH

Area law enforcement took no time in catching four men who allegedly committed a strong-arm robbery at Wal-Mart in Pleasanton last Wednesday morning. More...

Posted 3/18/2015 01:45 PM

Citizens honored at annual chamber banquet

The Pleasanton Civic Center, decorated in red, white and blue set the backdrop for honoring Pleasanton’s finest at the 64th annual Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce awards banquet held last Thursday, March 5 More...

Posted 3/11/2015 10:38 AM

The Y’s have it

Yee, Ybañez crowned Strawberry Festival King, Queen

Poteet High School students Naomi Jo Ybañez and Rex Yee will reign as the Poteet Strawberry Festival Queen and King for 2015. The two were announced at the 68th annual Coronation of Royalty on March 7, at Poteet High School. More...

Posted 3/11/2015 10:38 AM

Hunter’s fight ends

Hunter Matthew Galloway, 16-month-old son of Pleasanton ISD Chief Willie and Crystal Galloway, has lost his battle with a rare form of childhood cancer. He passed away in the early hours on Friday, February 27. More...

Posted 3/4/2015 01:07 PM

Strawberry royalty to be crowned Sat.

Farmers’ Market returns for locals

Amid a theme of “The Court of the Egyptian Nile,” the 2015 Poteet Strawberry Festival Queen and King will be crowned this Saturday, March 7. Organized by the Kappa Tau Sorority, the coronation is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. More...

Posted 3/4/2015 01:07 PM

Two accidents claim two lives over weekend

Two accidents over the weekend claimed the lives of a Rio Hondo man and a San Antonio man. According to DPS Trooper Jason Reyes, on Friday, Feb. More...

Posted 2/25/2015 12:26 PM

Turn -n-Burn set for March 13-14

Bellamy Brothers, Watson to headline 5th BBQ Cook-Off

The Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce and Western Premium BBQ Products (W3) are again partnering up for another bigger-than-life barbeque cook-off March 13 and 14. More...

Posted 2/25/2015 12:25 PM

Comptroller distributes $873 million statewide

(AUSTIN) — Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar said today that state sales tax revenue in January was $2.56 billion, up 11.2 percent compared to January 2014. More...

Posted 2/18/2015 12:14 PM

Oil/Gas mobile lab travels to Coastal Bend college sites

Coastal Bend College listened to the needs of the Oil and Gas Industry and with a grant with the Higher Education Coordinating Board, created a mobile, one-of-a-kind learning environment for the oilfield industry. More...

Posted 2/18/2015 12:14 PM

School bond has better chance of passing in May

Focus groups, input from community heard

A brand new elementary school and upgrades for other campuses may be the right combination to get a $63 million bond passed on May 9 for the Pleasanton Independent School District. More...

Posted 2/18/2015 12:14 PM

One more files for office

Candidates still have a little over two weeks to file for the upcoming municipal and school board elections that will be held on Saturday, May 9. More...

Posted 2/11/2015 02:49 PM

CommZoom Communications to offer internet, phone, video

At the February 5 Pleasanton City Council meeting, veteran media executive and now Chief Executive Officer of CommZoom Communications, LLC Bob Cohen, presented his company’s information and timelime for completion for high speed internet, Voice More...

Posted 2/11/2015 02:49 PM

TxDOT distributes more resources to energy sectors

Reminds motorists to ‘Be Safe, Drive Smart.”

In an effort to address traffic crashes and roadway conditions in the increasingly busy energy sectors of the state, the Texas Department of Transportation is launching its “Be Safe. More...

Posted 2/4/2015 11:15 AM

Sports

Keeping Pace

Pleasanton senior Sydnie Downs keeps pace at the District 30-4A meet last week. More...

Posted 4/22/2015 12:21 PM

Eagle Reels In Lunker Catfish

Scotty Ray Martinez, of Leming and a senior at Pleasanton High School, reeled in this monster catfish near Three Rives on April 11 with his friends. The catfish weighed 52 pounds. More...

Posted 4/22/2015 12:21 PM

Pleasanton softball to host rummage sale

The Pleasanton Lady Eagle softball team will host a rummage sale April 25 at Reliable Title in Pleasanton off 433 West Oaklawn. Items will include tools, home decor, electronics, appliances, sports equipment and much more. More...

Posted 4/22/2015 12:21 PM

Living

Plate sale at Crosspoint Fellowship on April 25

There will be a chicken and sausage barbeque plate sale this Saturday, April 25 at Crosspoint Fellowship Church. Come out and support Crosspoint Fellowship as they send some members to Haiti to do mission work and spread the gospel. More...

Posted 4/22/2015 12:21 PM

Day of Prayer set

A National Day of Prayer service is set for Thursday, May 7 at 11 am. This event is being hosted by various churches in Poteet, Pleasanton and Jourdanton. The service will be at Poteet Canyon Park. Please join them for a service of music and prayer! More...

Posted 4/22/2015 12:21 PM

Seeking volunteers for Sr. Medicare Patrol Training

Train today to right Medicare fraud in your community. Free sessions will be Thursday, May 7, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Friday, May 8, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. More...

Posted 4/22/2015 12:21 PM

School

Retired teachers to meet in Austin for convention and Capitol events

More than 1000 retired educators will meet in Austin next week at the Texas Retired Teachers Association (TRTA) 62nd Annual Convention at the JW Marriott. More...

Posted 4/8/2015 12:42 PM

DENTAL KITS DONATED

The Pleasanton Masonic Lodge #283 recently donated 250 dental kits to the Pleasanton elementary and primary students. More...

Posted 4/8/2015 12:41 PM

PACESETTER AWARDS

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Obituaries

JC GOINS

Our amazing father, brother JC Goins went to be with the Lord and his wife on March 4, 2015 at the age of 72. More...

Posted 4/22/2015 12:21 PM

CHARLENE RASSAT

Charlene De La Rosa Rassat, 48, of Poteet, beloved wife of Frank Rassat; loving mother of Valerie De La Rosa of San Antonio, and Carl Rassat of Poteet; cherished daughter of Mary Perez Chavez of Poteet, and the late Fidel De La Rosa of San Antonio; p More...

Posted 4/22/2015 12:21 PM

ALBERTO AGUILAR

Alberto “Scooter” Aguilar was 50-years-old when he passed on Wednesday, April 15, 2015. Scooter first fell ill in 2003, and being the stubborn man we all knew him to be, he wasn’t going out without a fight. More...

Posted 4/22/2015 12:21 PM

Legals

Legal Notices

NOTICE TO PUBLIC: The Pleasanton City Council adopted Ordinance No. 15-1141 at the Regular Session of April 16, 2015. The caption of the ordinance is shown below: ORDINANCE NO. 15-1141 More...

Posted 4/22/2015 12:21 PM

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS

by the Planning and Zoning Commission and Jourdanton City Council On Thursday, May 7, 2015, at 6:00 P.M., the Planning and Zoning Commission shall conduct a public hearing and on Monday, May 18 2015, at 6:00 P.M., the Jourdanton City Council shall co More...

Posted 4/22/2015 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...

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Frequently Asked Questions

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