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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

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

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

How Atascosa County Voted

Unofficial Early Voting Results As Of Press Time GovernorGreg Abbott (Rep)...........................2313Wendy R. Davis (Dem)....................1085Kathie Glass (Libertarian)................. 27Brandon Parmer (Green Party)..........14 More...

Posted 11/5/2014 04:05 PM

Frausto succumbs to injuries by wrong-way driver

A wrong-way driver caused a crash on October 18 which has now resulted in a fatality. Esperanza “Hopey” Frausto, 19, from Somerset died due to her injuries received from the head-on wreck. More...

Posted 11/5/2014 04:05 PM

Martinez wins Cowboy Crazy Cash

Angela Martinez of Leming was the lucky winner in the Cowboy Crazy Cash contest that was held over the past four weeks. Her winning entry was made at MG Building Materials. More...

Posted 10/29/2014 09:42 AM

Early voting ends on Friday

Brush Country voters have been voting early and according to the Atascsoa County Election Adminstrator’s office, it has been busy. As of the close of Monday, October 27, 1,840 have voted in the General Election. More...

Posted 10/29/2014 09:42 AM

Comptroller distributes $622 million statewide

(AUSTIN) — Texas Comptroller Susan Combs said today that state sales tax revenue in September was $2.17 billion, up 7.9 percent compared to September 2013. More...

Posted 10/29/2014 09:42 AM

Market Days a success

The seventh annual Pleasanton Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Market Days kicked-off at noon, at the Atascosa River Park, on Oct. 18. More...

Posted 10/22/2014 10:30 AM

Early voting underway, i.d. needed to vote

Early voting is underway and voters may cast their ballots for the November 4 General Election at the Atascosa County Annex II Building at 816 N. Main, Jourdanton, TX. Their hours for October 20-24 (weekdays) are 8 a.m. More...

Posted 10/22/2014 10:30 AM

A healthy fair set for Saturday

The 13th Annual Texas Sized Health Fair is set for Saturday, October 18, 2014 at the South Texas Regional Medical Center (STRMC) campus. The health fair will begin at 10 a.m. and end at 2 a.m. As always there is no cost for the health fair. More...

Posted 10/15/2014 08:14 AM

Enjoy Market Days this weekend

This Saturday, Oct. 18, the Atascosa River Park in Pleasanton will be filled with the sweet sounds of Tejano, Country and Mariachi music, at the seventh annual Market Days. More...

Posted 10/15/2014 08:14 AM

Smoke alarms for Atascosa County families

On Saturday October 11, 2014 at 10 a.m., at the Atascosa County Courthouse, Attorney Wyatt Wright will donate 2,800 smoke alarms to the Atascosa County Fire Marshal’s Office. More...

Posted 10/8/2014 08:24 AM

Poteet PD implements body-cameras

The Poteet Police Department recently upgraded to a high-tech in-car video system, along with body-cameras for all officers, said Poteet Police Chief Plutarco Castro. It is known as the 4RE system by Watchguard, with wireless upgrades. More...

Posted 10/8/2014 08:24 AM

Special Sections

News

There’s a new star on Texas license plates!

Texas now offers the a new star symbol for specialty plates

The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles board recently approved the addition of a new star symbol as an option on all personalized specialty license plates in Texas. My Plates, recently proposed the introduction of the new symbol. More...

Posted 12/17/2014 10:44 AM

10 ways to keep holiday hackers at bay

Cyber-security expert offers tips to safeguard information

We’ve all lost our identity at least three times, with more than 930 million records breached, lost or stolen to hackers and cyber criminals, says consumer advocacy non-profit Privacy Rights Clearinghouse. More...

Posted 12/17/2014 10:44 AM

U. S. Congressman Henry Cuellar honors Judge Diana Bautista

Atascosa County Judge Diana Bautista is retiring and U. S. Congressman Henry Cuellar made a surprise visit to the courthouse Monday morning, December 15, to honor her. More...

Posted 12/17/2014 10:44 AM

Opinion & Columns

Turboprops and other larger planes justify need for extended runway at Pleasanton Municipal Airport

Mark Eby, Chief Pilot with Hellas Construction, Inc. out of Austin, flew a Merlin IVA Swearingen Metroliner into Pleasanton Municipal Airport, Tuesday, December 9. He was accompanied by Co-Pilot Jerry White. More...

Posted 12/17/2014 10:44 AM

The ice men came, sawed and conquered

The two veteran ice sculptors took their respective spaces and revved up their chain saws to begin the second annual ice fights at the Downtown Pleasanton Merchants’ Association’s Art Walk event last Saturday, December 13 . More...

Posted 12/17/2014 10:44 AM

Flashback: Past Atascosa County Superintendent dies

60 Years ago- A trash fire ignited a concession stand at Legion Memorial park yesterday afternoon about 2:30 o’clock and the flames totally destroyed the concession stand. J.F. More...

Posted 12/17/2014 10:44 AM

Farm & Ranch

USDA extends application deadline for Dairy Margin Protection Program to Dec. 19

U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently announced that the application deadline for the dairy Margin Protection Program (MPP) will be extended until Dec. 19, 2014. More...

Posted 12/17/2014 10:45 AM

CONSUMER DECISION MAKING TEAM ATTEND CONTEST

Consumer Decision Making is a judging contest designed to teach kids to observe, compare and make consumer based decisions based on facts. More...

Posted 12/17/2014 10:45 AM

Our Christmas Story “Bowser and the Flying Red Stallion”

Part IV THIS IS the last installment of a column written by David R. Cardwell originally ran in the Pleasanton Express in 1980. More...

Posted 12/17/2014 10:45 AM

Church

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 12/17/2014 10:44 AM

Angels and Cherubs visit nursing home

Are you looking for some fun, wholesome and Christian based activities for your children? The Atascosa Cherubs and Atascosa Angels are up and functioning again. The Atascosa Cherubs are for children ages 4-9 and is directed by Irma Ramirez- Ponce. More...

Posted 12/17/2014 10:44 AM

Tableau to be presented

The Living Nativity Tableau has been First Presbyterian Church’s Christmas gift to the community since 1987. The Tableau will be Friday, December 19 and Saturday, December 20, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. More...

Posted 12/17/2014 10:44 AM

Legals

Legal Notices

PUBLIC AUCTION Pursuant to Chapter 59, Texas Property Code, Pleasanton Mini Storage, located at 1215 Encino Dr., Pleasanton, TX, will hold a public silent auction of property being sold to satisfy landlord’s lien. More...

Posted 12/17/2014 10:45 AM

Misc

Sports Documents

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

Posted 12/6/2011 05:27 PM

Submission Forms

General News Item Letter to the Editor Engagement Announcement Stork Club Birthdays Anniversary More...

Posted 11/14/2011 02:23 PM

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Posted 11/14/2011 02:22 PM

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

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

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

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

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

Pleasanton continues to rapidly grow

I sat down with Pleasanton City Manager, Bruce Pearson for an up-to-date review about progress in this city regarding projects and development. More...

Posted 11/5/2014 04:05 PM

MOTORCYCLE WRECKED

A motorcyclist was injured in an accident on Hwy 281 and 37. The accident occurred on October 29th. More...

Posted 11/5/2014 04:05 PM

Olle Crowned Queen

49th Cowboy Homecoming - another one for the books

Pleased with the crowds that attended the 49th annual Cowboy Homecoming, the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce is already thinking how they will top it for the 50th anniversary celebration next year. More...

Posted 10/29/2014 09:42 AM

St. Andrew’s turkey dinner

What better way to usher out October than to welcome the holiday season with St. Andrew Catholic Church’s annual turkey dinner? St. More...

Posted 10/22/2014 10:30 AM

Thursday night coronation, street dance kicks off 49th Cowboy Homecoming

The Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce has been working hard to make the 49th annual Cowboy Homecoming Festival another fun-filled event. More...

Posted 10/22/2014 10:30 AM

Lil’ Mr. and Miss Cowboy Homecoming chosen at pageant

Cuteness abounded at the Lil’ Mr. and Miss Cowboy Homecoming pageant with four contestants vying for the titles. More...

Posted 10/15/2014 08:14 AM

Man dies after being tased

Macario Cisnero Garcia, 54, of Pleasanton was pronounced dead at South Texas Regional Medical Center early Monday morning. More...

Posted 10/15/2014 08:14 AM

ALWAYS REMEMBERED

The widows of the fallen officers, family and friends - including law enforcement personnel from all over the area - gathered to remember the lives of Atascosa Deputies Thomas Monse, Mark Stephenson More...

Posted 10/15/2014 08:14 AM

St. Philip’s presents Intocable, Fowler, team roping this Sunday

Drawing on their successes over the past few years, St. Philip Benizi Catholic Church annual festival will once again serve more than food, fun and games. Over the years it has transformed into 12 hours of fun, with a heavy emphasis on music. More...

Posted 10/8/2014 08:24 AM

Sports

McMullen County Hoops Coverage

Jordan Stephenson goes up for a high-percentage shot. More...

Posted 12/17/2014 10:45 AM

Hunting the Brush Country

Peter Korus, 14 years old, shot this hog with his bow from 30 yards away in Atascosa County. The hog weighed 145 pounds and was 63 inches long. More...

Posted 12/17/2014 10:45 AM

Aggies face county foe Eagles

The 8th grade Aggies ‘A’ squad fell to Pleasanton 37-32 despite two Poteet players scoring in double digits. Daryn Garza led the Aggies with 12 points, 5 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 steals while Carlos Reyes scored 10 points in the loss. More...

Posted 12/17/2014 10:45 AM

Living

Atascosa Health Center, Inc. First Annual Campaign

The Atascosa Health Center, Inc., (AHC), an area health care provider for 37 years, is asking the community to help achieve its mission of providing quality health care for needy families. More...

Posted 12/17/2014 10:44 AM

Pleasanton welcomes Troop 39

Girl Scout Troop 39 held their first meeting on Monday, Dec. 8. Their initial meeting was held at the Pizza Hut in Pleasanton. Those girls in attendance were Priscilla Delgado, Haidyn Beishline, Caitlyn Cincotta and Makaya Cincotta. More...

Posted 12/17/2014 10:44 AM

Smoke detectors available

Free smoke detectors are available for Leming residents, installed by the Leming Volunteer Fire Department. For details please contact Raymond Rodriguez at 830-569-4517 or Andrew Martinez at 830-570-6363. More...

Posted 12/17/2014 10:44 AM

School

Pleasanton ISD schedules holiday events

Pleasanton ISD has many festive events scheduled for the coming weeks, to celebrate Christmas and the holiday season. More...

Posted 12/10/2014 11:33 AM

JHS, CHS hosting Coat Drives

Jourdanton High School The Jourdanton High School National Honor Society is sponsoring a Blanket and Coat Drive to benefit the local Child Protective Services. More...

Posted 12/3/2014 10:42 AM

PHS STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

Pleasanton High School is proud to showcase the October Students of the Month. The 9th grade student is Jennifer Smith. Tenth grade is represented by Pedro Mares. More...

Posted 11/19/2014 11:21 AM

Obituaries

JULIAN ORTIZ

Julian Ortiz of Jourdanton passed away on Sunday, December 14, 2014 at the age of 87. He was born April 8, 1927 in San Antonio to Jose and Antonia Ortiz. More...

Posted 12/17/2014 10:45 AM

CAROLYN DANIEL

Carolyn Ann Daniel passed away December 13, 2014 in Lavernia. She was born October 20, 1960 to Leland and Linda (Benishek) Long in San Antonio. More...

Posted 12/17/2014 10:45 AM

HOPIE ZEPEDA

Services for Hopie Zepeda, age 75, of Pleasanton are pending with Hurley Funeral Home. More...

Posted 12/17/2014 10:45 AM

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

December 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. More...

Posted 12/17/2014 10:44 AM

Community Calendar

December 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 12/10/2014 11:33 AM

Community Calendar

December 4 • 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 12/3/2014 10:42 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 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