Monstrous water tower being built on Crestline

City of Pleasanton growth has put the community into a program of planning for the future needs in its anticipated expansion. A one and a quarter million gallon water tower is being erected at a high point in the city on Crestline. More...

Posted 7/29/2015 12:35 PM

Pleasanton water line work progressing on Yellowstone

LEON ZABAVA OIL AND GAS EDITOR Installation of 12-inch water line by Pleasanton Public Works Department is underway and progressing on Yellowstone under the direction of Doroteo Reyna, Pleasanton Utility Construction Foreman. More...

Posted 7/22/2015 12:36 PM

STRUCTURE FIRE ON UVALDE STREET

The Pleasanton and Jourdanton Volunteer Fire Department responded to this structure fire on Friday, July 17 at approximately 5:15 a.m. More...

Posted 7/22/2015 12:36 PM

YESTERYEAR FESTIVAL IS FUN - NO KIDDING

Ryan and Nathan Castellano try to pet the goats with the help of their mom, Christi Castellano, at last year’s annual Yesteryear Festival held at the Pleasanton Longhorn Museum grounds. More...

Posted 7/15/2015 10:34 AM

You dump, you go to jail

CONTRIBUTED The Atascosa County Sheriff’s Office continues to crack down on illegal dumping and promises to keep doing so. More...

Posted 7/15/2015 10:34 AM

Scams are out there - beware

The Pleasanton Police Department and AEP Texas both sent out notices this week about scams that are happening in our area. Water bills More...

Posted 7/15/2015 10:34 AM

STARS AND STRIPES FOREVER

Pablo Gutierrez, Devanie Ruiz and Amanda Ruiz of Pleasanton are decked out in their red, white and blue while they enjoy the festivities at the Jourdanton American Pride 4th of July celebration held More...

Posted 7/8/2015 02:08 PM

Pleasanton water line extensions underway

Speaking recently about elements of the City of Pleasanton’s Master Plan, City Manager Bruce Pearson discussed the million and a quarter gallon storage tank now under construction on Crestline. More...

Posted 7/1/2015 03:05 PM

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

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

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

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News

Stay hydrated y’all

Hard to believe that we are in the last week of July, 2015. Don’t know about you, but I really can’t remember this stifling heat. Hard to believe I’m a native Texan, isn’t it? More...

Posted 7/29/2015 12:37 PM

LOCALS COMPETE IN FFA RODEO

Tristan Pacheco from Pleasanton and Tyler Gunter from Tilden competed at the Texas FFA Rodeo on Tuesday, July 14. The duo came in 3rd on the short go and 3rd overall team roping. More...

Posted 7/29/2015 12:37 PM

USDA accepting more farmland for wildlife habitat

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Texas Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Judith A. Canales today announced that an additional 27,300 acres of agricultural land in Texas is eligible for funding for wildlife habitat restoration. More...

Posted 7/29/2015 12:37 PM

Living

Pearsall Christian Women to meet on Aug. 10

The next Pearsall Christian Women’s Luncheon is set for Monday, Aug. 10, at the First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall in Pearsall. They will meet from noon to 2 p.m. More...

Posted 7/29/2015 12:36 PM

Oropeza in Army

Isaac Oropeza graduated from basic training on July 17, in Ft. Leonard Wood, Missouri, BCO 31st EN BN 3rd Platoon Wolf Pack. Oropeza is a 2014 graduate of Jourdanton High School and the son of Robert and Mary Alice Ochoa of Jourdanton. More...

Posted 7/29/2015 12:36 PM

Register at CISD

Charlotte ISD new student registration for prekindergarten and kindergarten is set for Thursday, Aug. 6 and Friday, Aug. 7 at the Charlotte Cafeteria. Times are 9-11 a.m. and 2-5 p.m. More...

Posted 7/29/2015 12:36 PM

School

JISD’s school lunch program announced

Children need healthy meals to learn. Jourdanton Independent School District offers healthy meals every school day. Breakfast costs: free for all students; lunch costs $1.75 for elementary students and $2 for junior high and high school students. More...

Posted 7/29/2015 12:36 PM

MYRIN AWARDED SCHOLARSHIP

Mikaela Myrin recently received a $750 scholarship from Susan Phillips, a member of the Alpha Chi Chi Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority. More...

Posted 7/29/2015 12:36 PM

PACHECO RECEIVES SCHOLARSHIP School registrations, Meet the Teacher events

Meet the Teacher at Pleasanton ISD Pleasanton ISD invites students and parents to come out and meet their 2015-2016 teachers. More...

Posted 7/29/2015 12:36 PM

Obituaries

Legal Notices

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE In order to satisfy a contractual landlord’s lien, the following property will be sold at public sale for cash at Downtown Storage, 413 W. Goodwin St., Pleasanton, TX 78064, beginning at 11:00 a.m. More...

Posted 7/29/2015 12:37 PM

DANIEL HURON

Daniel Huron, age 67, of Poteet, passed away Monday, July 20, 2015 in Jourdanton. Daniel loved hunting, archery, fishing, seeing new places, riding motorcycles, playing pool and his job as a crane operator. More...

Posted 7/29/2015 12:37 PM

FREDA CAMPBELL

Freda Loveta Campbell, 80, of Bangs, Texas, passed away Monday July 27, 2015, in Brownwood. More...

Posted 7/29/2015 12:37 PM

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

July 29 - August 19 • Youth Empowerment Camp held weekly on Wednesdays: July 29 – August 19 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. at 1010 Zanderson Jourdanton. More...

Posted 7/29/2015 12:36 PM

Community Calendar

July 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 7/22/2015 12:36 PM

Community Calendar

July 15-17 •St. Philip Benizi Catholic Church Vacation Bible School – Hometown Nazareth – Where Jesus was a Kid! July 13-17, 2015 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. More...

Posted 7/15/2015 10:34 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

Former District Clerk succumbs

Jerome Templeton Brite, of Pleasanton, passed away on Monday, July 27 at the age of 82. Jerome was raised in Pleasanton, and graduated from Pleasanton High School in 1950. More...

Posted 7/29/2015 12:35 PM

Richest Open rodeo will have great entertainment, too

Cory Morrow headlines on August 15

Pegged as the “richest open rodeo in Texas,” the Pleasanton Young Farmers aren’t kidding with $17,500 added money for this year’s Cowboy of the Year Open Rodeo next month, Friday and Saturday, August 14-15. More...

Posted 7/29/2015 12:35 PM

DOLLS MAKING DOLLS AT YESTERYEAR FEST

Kamryn Abbott shows her handkershief doll she made at the Longhorn Museum Yesteryear Festival to Thelma Cardwell Cale who demonstrated the craft. She is joined by Karis Alcoser. More...

Posted 7/22/2015 12:36 PM

Sheriff’s office nabs burglars

Atascosa County Sheriffs deputies responded Monday morning to a call of an alleged burglary in progress on Old Pleasanton Rd. More...

Posted 7/22/2015 12:36 PM

Brush, bulky criteria changed

Pleasanton pick up set for August

The City of Pleasanton has updated their brush, bulky trash pick up criteria beginning with the upcoming August schedule. The new guidelines are: 1. Piles shall not be placed at curbside more than 2 weeks prior to the pick-up time. More...

Posted 7/22/2015 12:36 PM

Czech Heritage to be celebrated at St. Matthew’s

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 7/15/2015 10:34 AM

Czech out this sauerkraut

Last year, Monica Meyer served up homemade sauerkraut, potatoes and sausage at St. Matthew Catholic Church’s annual Czech Day celebration. The Mass and meal will both begin at 11 a.m. More...

Posted 7/15/2015 10:34 AM

H-E-B hosts Customer Appreciation Day Saturday, July 11

The newly-remodeled, enlarged Pleasanton H-E-B will be holding a Customer Appreciation Day on Saturday, July 11, from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. More...

Posted 7/8/2015 02:08 PM

Search for Cowboy of the Year begins

For 50 years, cowboys have been honored with the title of Cowboy of the Year. More...

Posted 7/8/2015 02:08 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

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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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

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

Sports

Eagles ready for brand new field house

Pleasanton High School will have a fresh look this upcoming fall sports season. The newly developed field house was open to the coaches this Monday with one week before fall practices begin. More...

Posted 7/29/2015 12:37 PM

Jourdanton Squaws Going Summer Camping

Jourdanton students from third to sixth grades gathered for a group picture after participating in the volleyball summer camp recently. More...

Posted 7/29/2015 12:36 PM

Pleasanton Eagle football season tickets to go on sale Aug. 12-13

Reserved Pleasanton Eagle season ticket holders will be able to purchase their same tickets on August 12 and 13 from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Athletic Department ticket office. The office is closed from 12-1 p.m. More...

Posted 7/29/2015 12:36 PM

Opinion & Columns

JOURDANTON TOWER CLOAKED FOR REPAIRS

The water tower in Jourdanton is getting a facelift. It is cloaked during the sandblasting - inside and out - and a new exterior paint job will be performed as well. More...

Posted 7/29/2015 12:36 PM

Term ‘closet bass singer’ was deemed inappropriate

Writer’s Roost

As I’ve mentioned previously, I grew up in rural and small town environs. More...

Posted 7/29/2015 12:36 PM

The Stocking Demonstration

On the Edge of Common Sense

Pete was invited to put on a working stockdog demonstration at the agricultural fair in the nearby town of Perdue, Saskatchewan. He could have brought his own lambs that were ‘dog wise’ but his hosts offered to furnish the sheep. More...

Posted 7/29/2015 12:36 PM

Farm & Ranch

Final water rule adds risk, uncertainty for Texas

A final rule by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will expand its authority under the Clean Water Act and could leave Texas agriculture mired in regulation. More...

Posted 7/29/2015 12:37 PM

Emergency farm loan applications being accepted

Applications for emergency farm loans for losses caused by severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding beginning May 4, 2015 and ending June 19, 2015 are being accepted at the Farm Service Agency (FSA) office located in Uvalde, Farm Lo More...

Posted 7/29/2015 12:37 PM

Jourdanton FFA attends annual convention in Corpus

The Jourdanton FFA Chapter recently participated in the 87th Annual FFA State Convention in Corpus Christi. More...

Posted 7/29/2015 12:37 PM

Church

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 7/29/2015 12:36 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 7/29/2015 12:36 PM

Free clothing, shoes in Poteet

It is back to school time! If you need a helping hand and can use some gently worn clothing for you and your family, you are welcome to come by our community center on Monday August 3 from 5 - 7 p.m. More...

Posted 7/29/2015 12:36 PM

Legals

Legals

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Notice is hereby given that original Letters Testamentary for the Estate of GUS NOVOSAD, Deceased, were issued on June 26, 2015, under Cause No. 7618, pending in the County Court of Atascosa County, Texas, to: PATRICIA E. More...

Posted 7/22/2015 12:36 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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