Pleasanton Express closed for Memorial Day

The Pleasanton Express office will be closed Monday, May 30 in observance of Memorial Day. The office will re-open on Tuesday, May 31 at 8 a.m. for business as usual. Classified ad deadline will be moved to noon on Tuesday. More...

Posted 5/25/2016 01:24 PM

‘211 you are clear to go’

“He squeezed a lot of living into 57 years,” Ross Rutherford said of his brother John Eric. More...

Posted 5/18/2016 01:16 PM

Run-off election has slow turnout so far

The March Primary yielded run-off elections that are taking place now until May 20 in early voting. Only four voters turned out on Monday. Ballots can be cast from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. More...

Posted 5/18/2016 01:16 PM

SERRATA GOLD MEDALIST

McMullen County sophomore Makinna Serrata proudly smiles with her gold medal at the award stands during the state track and field meet last week in Austin. More...

Posted 5/18/2016 01:16 PM

WIND DAMAGE

High winds ripped through the county early Monday morning and caused power outages, too. This sign on Hwy. 281 in Pleasanton was snapped from its base. More...

Posted 5/11/2016 02:59 PM

Local officers attend Capitol memorial

National Police Week - May 15-21

Atascosa County was well represented at the 2016 Texas Police Memorial Service held at the Texas Capitol. Three law enforcement officers participated in the Honor Guard Detail. More...

Posted 5/11/2016 02:59 PM

Out & About

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Posted 5/4/2016 12:50 PM

Breaking News - 4/29/2016 12:51 PM

BREAKING NEWS: Local Arrests made in Human Trafficking Crime Ring

District Attorney Rene M. Pena and DPS Executive Director Steve McCraw held a press conference at the Atascosa County Courthouse this morning at 10 a.m. They announced 29 indictments were handed down along with 23 arrests. More...

Posted 4/29/2016 12:06 PM

Out & About

The Navigators of South Texas Chili’s and The Navigators of South Texas have teamed up for a fundraiser. Pleasanton Chili’s wants you to allow them to do the cooking April 27. More...

Posted 4/27/2016 12:01 PM

Entities presented with appraisal district’s building problems

Several representatives from the Atascosa County Appraisal District have been making the rounds to the various meetings of the entities in which they service - Atascosa County Commissioners’ Court, city councils and school districts. More...

Posted 4/27/2016 12:01 PM

‘Berry’ tasty entries at Poteet Festival Taste of Texas Food Show

For the past 32 years, the Poteet Strawberry Festival has held a food show featuring strawberry themed and other recipes. This year was no different. In all, 172 entries were judged in the Taste of Texas Food Show, up from last year’s contest. More...

Posted 4/20/2016 01:57 PM

Pleasanton Express brings home 8 awards

Judy & Bill Wilkerson namesakes for Sweepstakes Award

The South Texas Press Association’s (STPA) Better Newspaper Contest awarded the Pleasanton Express eight awards as well as coming in third place overall in the Sweepstakes category in Division 2 (weekly newspaper with a circulation larger than More...

Posted 4/20/2016 01:57 PM

Grand Champ Reyes breaks record

Longtime Poteet strawberry grower Albert Reyes was this year’s Grand Champion winner at the Poteet Strawberry Festival Auction on April 9. His crate of prize-winning berries were of the Albion variety and sold for a total of $15,000. More...

Posted 4/13/2016 01:30 PM

Out & About

Pleasanton Express closed for STPA Convention The Pleasanton Express will be closed on Thursday & Friday to attend their yearly STPA Convention. The office will re-open on Monday, April 18 at 8:30 a.m. for business as usual. More...

Posted 4/13/2016 01:30 PM

Strawberry growers picked

Poteet Rotary Club honors Cora Lamar as Grower of the Year

Her H-E-B commercials have made her famous in our neck of the woods, and now, Cora Lamar, champion strawberry farmer, has been named Grower of the Year by the Poteet Rotary Club - again. More...

Posted 4/6/2016 02:22 PM

WORLD’S TALLEST SHORTCAKE

The Poteet High School Culinary Arts class succeeded on April 5, at breaking the previous record for world’s tallest shortcake. The shortcake assembled in Poteet collapsed the first time at 40 inches. More...

Posted 4/6/2016 02:22 PM

Out & About

Poteet Strawberry Festival Special More...

Posted 4/6/2016 02:22 PM

TASTE OF TEXAS FOOD SHOW NEXT WEEK

The judges and event organizers had their plates full at last year’s Poteet Strawberry Festival Taste of Texas Food Show. More...

Posted 3/30/2016 02:47 PM

Out & About

Chili’s Teams Up with Poteet Project Grad More...

Posted 3/30/2016 02:47 PM

BEAUTY IN OUR OWN BACKYARD

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Posted 3/30/2016 02:47 PM

REMEMBERING THE REASON FOR EASTER

On Friday, March 18, the youth of St. Matthew Catholic Church in Jourdanton presented the Live Stations of the Cross. More...

Posted 3/23/2016 12:55 PM

JOURDANTON & POTEET OPENING DAY

Jourdanton and Poteet Little Leagues held their opening day on Saturday, March 19. Check out page 8C for additional photos. More...

Posted 3/23/2016 12:55 PM

WILDFLOWERS IN FULL BLOOM

These white prickly poppies help to spruce up the rusty pickup nearby. The flowers are located at the Cardwell place off of Goodwin, west of Oakhaven. More...

Posted 3/23/2016 12:55 PM

Out & About

Little League Opening Days in Jourdanton and Poteet Jourdanton More...

Posted 3/16/2016 12:17 PM

Special Sections

Sports

ARTIFICIAL TURF GRASS INSTALLED AT INDIAN STADIUM

Artificial turf grass was installed at Indian Stadium last week as preparations for the Jourdanton High School 2016 Graduation Ceremony are set for Saturday. More...

Posted 5/25/2016 01:26 PM

CHARLOTTE ATHLETES EARN SCHOLARSHIPS

Charlotte seniors Gabriela Raimondi (left) and Joey Garza gather for a photo after they received athletic scholarships from the Charlotte Booster Club last week during the sports banquet. More...

Posted 5/25/2016 01:26 PM

Pleasanton Slam Dunk Club seeks donations June 2-4

The Pleasanton High School Slam Dunk Basketball Club is seeking donations from June 2-4 at Chili’s in Pleasanton. More...

Posted 5/25/2016 01:26 PM

Living

PLEASANTON ISD HOLDS RIBBON CUTTING FOR NEW AG FACILITY

   Pleasanton ISD Staff and FFA members at the cutting of the ribbon for the new Ag barn. More...

Posted 5/25/2016 01:26 PM

POTEET HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 2016

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Posted 5/25/2016 01:25 PM

CHARLOTTE HIGH SCHOOL 2016 CLASS

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Posted 5/25/2016 01:25 PM

School

$15,000 in scholarships awarded by PISD Education Foundation

Members of the PISD Education Foundation awarded $15,000 in scholarships to 23 seniors on Thursday, May 19 in the High School Library. More...

Posted 5/25/2016 01:25 PM

White named Lucy Yanas Legacy Award Recipient

Tracey White, of Pleasanton was named as the 2016 recipient of the Lucy Yanas Legacy Award at South Texas Regional Medical Center on Monday, May 9. More...

Posted 5/18/2016 01:17 PM

ELEMENTARY STUDENTS FOR APRIL

Three wonderful students have been chosen to represent Pleasanton Elementary as April Students of the Month. Congratulations to the following students and keep up the good work! More...

Posted 5/18/2016 01:16 PM

Farm & Ranch

Forage producers face annual battle with weeds

It’s an annual battle to address range and pasture weeds, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. More...

Posted 5/25/2016 01:26 PM

BRUSH COUNTRY LIVING

The Pleasanton Express wants you to share your photos of Brush Country living. They can be old, or recent. We want you to send us your photos of life on the farm/ranch. Have a pic of a great crop? More...

Posted 5/25/2016 01:26 PM

GUZMAN PLACES

Aiden Guzman took 4th place with his Junior Market Goat, Mouse, at the Austin Rodeo More...

Posted 5/25/2016 01:26 PM

Obituaries

LENA DEES

Lena Romero Dees, age 94, of Pleasanton, passed away Thursday, May 19, 2016 in San Antonio. More...

Posted 5/25/2016 01:26 PM

SHARON BERAN

Sharon Annette “Speedy” Beran was born in Poteet, Texas, on October 5, 1928, and went home to her Lord and Savior May 16, 2016 with her older son, John, by her side. More...

Posted 5/25/2016 01:26 PM

CURRY JENKINS JR.

Curry Collins Jenkins, Jr. of Poteet passed away Monday, May 23, 2016. He was born in Poteet on March 18, 1933 to C.C. and Ima (Forrest) Jenkins. More...

Posted 5/25/2016 01:26 PM

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

May 25 & 30 •Zumba classes will be at the new Civic Center in Pleasanton each Monday and Wednesday from 5:45-6:45 p.m. for $2. Punch cards, $20. Earn a free class when card full. Cheryl Price, instructor. More...

Posted 5/25/2016 01:25 PM

Community Calendar

May 18 & 23 •Zumba classes at the new Civic Center in Pleasanton each Monday and Wednesday from 5:45-6:45 p.m. for $2. Punch cards, $20. Earn a free class when card full. Cheryl Price, instructor. More...

Posted 5/18/2016 01:16 PM

Community Calendar

May 11 & 16 •Zumba classes will be at the new Civic Center in Pleasanton each Monday and Wednesday from 5:45-6:45 p.m. for $2. Punch cards, $20. Earn a free class when card full. Cheryl Price, instructor. More...

Posted 5/11/2016 03:00 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

Long lost medals recovered with help of Jourdanton Veteran Service Center

“Tears came streaming down my face,” said Bertha Estrellita Gomez, when she received a shipment containing long lost medals from her dad’s service in the U.S. Army. More...

Posted 5/25/2016 01:24 PM

2016 Seniors

Graduates from all over the Brush Country will receive their diplomas beginning this Saturday, May 28 and continuing next Friday and Saturday. Jourdanton and McMullen County schools start the graduation season with its ceremonies this Saturday. More...

Posted 5/25/2016 01:24 PM

Pleasanton Express wins Sweepstakes - three in a row

The Pleasanton Express competing against 23 newspapers and 239 entries won the Texas Gulf Coast Press Association Sweepstakes award for the third year in a row. More...

Posted 5/25/2016 01:24 PM

Prasifka BBQ, chili cook-off this weekend

The Jourdanton Volunteer Fire Department will host the 26th annual Malvin Prasifka Cook-off at the American Legion Hall (1404 Zanderson, Jourdanton). More...

Posted 5/18/2016 01:16 PM

IH37/JIM BRITE RD. WRECK

A multiple vehicle accident on IH37 near Jim Brite Rd. occurred on Sunday evening. Several people were treated and two were flown by AirLife to San Antonio. More...

Posted 5/11/2016 02:59 PM

Out & About

#WeSeeYou A special tribute section titled: #WeSeeYou- The Hero and the Human, is inside this week’s issue of the Pleasanton Express More...

Posted 5/11/2016 02:59 PM

Poteet ISD trustees’ election replaces one

The unofficial results of Poteet ISD’s school board election show that Louis Vasquez (Place 6) kept his seat. He received 304 votes while Justin Ramirez received 245 and Bernardo Johnny Aguilar had 198 votes. Incumbent David Herrera Jr. More...

Posted 5/11/2016 02:59 PM

Locals arrested in human trafficking ring

D. A. René Peña holds press conference

A two-year investigation has resulted in the indictments of 29 people and 86 criminal charges relating to an organized crime ring with connections in Atascosa County. More...

Posted 5/4/2016 12:50 PM

GROUND BROKEN FOR NEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

The Pleasanton ISD held a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Elementary school last Wednesday, April 27. More...

Posted 5/4/2016 12:50 PM

St. Andrew to unveil new hall at annual picnic

St. Andrew Catholic Church in Pleasanton will be hosting its annual church picnic this Sunday in its new parish hall facility. More...

Posted 4/27/2016 12:01 PM

Jourdanton Police continues to crack down on drugs

Saturday afternoon was notaagoodonefortwo individuals who encountered Jourdanton Police. At around 5 p.m. More...

Posted 4/27/2016 12:01 PM

#WeSeeYou

For every negative story about police in the press, a new trend is occurring where people are taking to social media and sharing photos, videos, and stories of all the good things that police officers do. More...

Posted 4/27/2016 12:01 PM

Out & About

CASA 2nd Annual Bids For Kids More...

Posted 4/20/2016 01:57 PM

Historical marker to commemorate Mercy Hospital

The Atascosa County Historical Commission and the Atascosa Hospital Association Auxiliary invite everyone to attend the dedication of an Official Texas Historical Marker for Mercy Hospital on Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. More...

Posted 4/20/2016 01:57 PM

Perez pleads not guilty in Fernandez murder

Joe Anthony Perez, who stands accused of fatally stabbing Ariel Fernandez entered a plea of not guilty in the charge of murder and a second charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon on Monday, April 11. More...

Posted 4/13/2016 01:30 PM

Drug bust in Jourdanton

Last week, after the Jourdanton Police Department staff made a felony drug arrest, their patrol officers will be dedicating extra effort to reducing illegal drugs throughout the streets in Jourdanton. More...

Posted 4/13/2016 01:30 PM

A ‘berry’ fun weekend planned for festival

It is here - the 69th Poteet Strawberry Festival has been one of the most fun and entertaining festivals in Texas. It will not disappoint this year, April 8-10, either. More...

Posted 4/6/2016 02:22 PM

Leonard Sanchez Sr. named Honorary Strawberry Grower

A consistent winner in the Poteet Strawberry Festival contests, Leonard Sanchez Sr., has been named The Poteet Rotary Club Honorary Grower of the year. Each year the club honors a grower who has passed away. More...

Posted 4/6/2016 02:22 PM

Woman shot on Hwy. 281 near Leming

At approximately 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Atascosa County Sheriff’s Office dispatchers received a call from a motorist reporting that a woman had been shot on US 281, north of FM 536. EMS and deputies were dispatched to the scene. More...

Posted 4/6/2016 02:22 PM

Schorsch hired as new city manager in Jourdanton

On his second day on the job, Kendall Schorsch - Jourdanton’s new city manager - is settling in to help run his home town. More...

Posted 3/30/2016 02:47 PM

18-WHEELER CAB CATCHES ON FIRE

An 18-wheeler caught fire at the IH 37 northbound rest area near the 113 mile marker on Monday, March 28. The fiberglass cab was completely engulfed in flames when firefighters showed up. More...

Posted 3/30/2016 02:47 PM

Little League sign knocks it out of the park; goes viral reaching millions

The 2016 Pleasanton Little League board members had no idea what a “home run” they would hit when they decided on posting a friendly reminder sign at the baseball fields. More...

Posted 3/23/2016 12:55 PM

Strawberry Festival: Headliners still tops in entertainment

For 69 years the Poteet Strawberry Festival has been one of the most fun and entertaining festivals in Texas. It will not disappoint this year, April 8-10, either. More...

Posted 3/23/2016 12:55 PM

Gaming biz raided

On Friday March 18, Pleasanton Police Department officers and members of the Atascosa County Sheriffs’ Department executed a search warrant at an illegal gambling establishment located in the 600 block of West Goodwin Street. More...

Posted 3/23/2016 12:55 PM

Turn-n-Burn still largest BBQ payout in Texas

A success - that’s what the 6th annual Turn-n- Burn BBQ cookoff was deemed when the smoke cleared the air this past weekend. The Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce reached their capacity of 200 teams. More...

Posted 3/16/2016 12:17 PM

News

3 states seek clarity on federal transgender guidelines

State Capital Highlights

Attorneys General Ken Paxton of Texas, Patrick Morrissey of West Virginia and Scott Pruitt of Oklahoma are seeking clarification of the federal government’s guidelines regarding bathroom access and other issues involving transgender students. More...

Posted 5/25/2016 01:24 PM

Valero Three Rivers Refinery donates $10,000 to AFCC

Recently, Valero Three Rivers Refinery donated $10,000.00 to Atascosa Family Crisis Center (AFCC). More...

Posted 5/25/2016 01:24 PM

Sales Tax Holiday for Water-Efficient, ENERGY STAR® products set for May 28-30

Texas families can save on the purchase of certain water-efficient and waterconserving products and energy-efficient appliances during the state’s new Water-Efficient Products and annual ENERGY STAR® sales tax holidays. More...

Posted 5/25/2016 01:24 PM

Opinion & Columns

HEADLINE: Nude lady holds deputies at bay

10 Years ago – More...

Posted 5/25/2016 01:25 PM

Off She Goes

When my daughter was in kindergarten she was best friends with our little neighbor girl. Shortly before the Christmas holidays that first school year she told me Dominique was moving away to Fort Worth. More...

Posted 5/25/2016 01:25 PM

Texas Supremes: School Finance Abysmal, But Constitutional

Texas Politics

The Texas approach to paying for public schools is incredibly screwed up, the Texas Supreme Court observed in a May 13 opinion. But it’s constitutional, the court ruled. More...

Posted 5/25/2016 01:25 PM

Robbie Rambles

Never say never

A few weeks ago I did something I never thought I would do. In fact it was something I said I would never do. Never say never. More...

Posted 3/16/2016 12:17 PM

Pack rat level - hoarder

So the other day I was trying to de-clutter my room. I like crafts, and while I have gotten rid of a lot of stuff over the years, I still have a ton. Ladies, you know how it is. At one point I decided to scrap book. More...

Posted 2/17/2016 01:55 PM

She writes

I haven’t written in a while. It’s that thing. That perfectionist thing. More...

Posted 1/27/2016 02:11 PM

Oil and Gas Report

STEPS participants enjoy breakfast courtesy of PHS Culinary Class

The monthly meeting of Eagle Ford STEPS “A Safer Texas One STEP Closer” began with a nice continental creakfast courtesy of Pleasanton High School Culinary students. This took place on Thursday, April 16 at Cowboy Fellowship Church. More...

Posted 4/29/2015 11:50 AM

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

Atascosa Citizens in Action meeting set

Newly-organized ‘Atascosa Citizens in Action’ will meet at the Pleasanton Civic Center, Thursday, April 16, from 11 until 2. Food and beverages will be provided. More...

Posted 4/15/2015 01:18 PM

Church

PLEASANTON STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

March Students of the month for Pleasanton High School have been recognized. Jenna Westfall, Sarah Hanzalik, Kaye Hubert, and Sofia De la Garza have been selected by the staff. More...

Posted 4/20/2016 01:57 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. Also offered are parenting and other classes. More...

Posted 4/20/2016 01:57 PM

Witnesses “Imitate Jesus!” Convention series will feature resources to assist families

Jehovah’s Witnesses will discuss the keys to family happiness during their 2015 “Imitate Jesus!” Convention to be held at the Freeman Coliseum Arena. More...

Posted 8/12/2015 01:17 PM

Legals

Public Notices

Legal Notice: Application has been made with the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission for a Wine and More...

Posted 5/25/2016 01:26 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