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READY TO BUILD

South Trust Bank (formerly First National Bank) held their groundbreaking ceremony recently. More...

Posted 1/15/2014 10:05 AM

Time to bid

The 60th Atascosa Livestock Show is underway. Now is the time to contact the volunteers to offer funds to help purchase these projects our area youth have worked on for the past few months. More...

Posted 1/15/2014 10:05 AM

MISSING:

Local resident Gregorio “Greg” Cisnero, 26, has been reported missing. He was last seen in Pleasanton on Friday, Jan. 10th . More...

Posted 1/15/2014 10:05 AM

Sanchez to Estrada’s alleged murderer: ‘You can’t trust anyone.’

Atascosa Crime Stoppers is offering a $5000 reward for any information leading to the conviction of the person or persons responsible for the murder of Rick Estrada, who was shot late in the evening of January 6, 2014. More...

Posted 1/15/2014 10:05 AM

Special section for Livestock Show

We hope you read the special section fo the Atascosa County Livestock Show this week. `They are celebrating 60 years next week, Jan. 14- 18. More...

Posted 1/8/2014 11:07 AM

Accidental fatal shooting

Tragedy strikes early in the year as Debra Mishler, 50, dies from an accidental gunshot wound to the abdomen. More...

Posted 1/8/2014 11:06 AM

First Homicide of 2014

Late in the evening on January 6, 2014, Pleasanton Police Department officers responded to a shots fired call at the 600 block of Sanchez Street. More...

Posted 1/8/2014 11:06 AM

Blue Santa brought Christmas to dozens of area families

Blue Santa delivered presents to Pleasanton families on Monday, December 23, thanks to the help of the dozens of volunteers who wrapped presents on Sunday, December 22 at the Pleasanton Fire Station. More...

Posted 12/30/2013 11:17 AM

Year in Review 2013

2013 is almost another year in the books. And while residents are finally adjusting to the influx of traffic and activity due to the Eagle Ford Shale oil play, other events happened throughout the year that were truly notable. More...

Posted 12/30/2013 11:17 AM

Christmas angels

These angelic girls, McAda Rutherford and Kynlie Graf, were among many angels who sang in the First United Methodist Church Christmas program 'Twas the Year Before Christmas on Dec. 15. |align=left|width=250|height=249|link=node] More...

Posted 12/23/2013 03:51 PM

City of Jourdanton moving into new complex

Like an early Christmas present, Jourdanton Police Department and the City of Jourdanton opened the doors to their new office building early Thursday morning. More...

Posted 12/23/2013 03:51 PM

Alleged crime spree stopped by Poteet Police

On Dec. 5, around 4 p.m, Deputy Daniel Hernandez was dispatched to Trophy Oaks subdivision between Lytle and Poteet for an aggravated robbery call. More...

Posted 12/18/2013 12:35 PM

Missing woman found after eight months

The body of Deborah Jean Williams, 50, was positively identified on Dec. 13 by an investigation conducted by the Atascosa County Sheriff's Office (ACSO), the Texas Department of Public Safety and the Texas Rangers that began on Nov. 24. More...

Posted 12/18/2013 12:35 PM

Don’t miss IceFights

Christmas is around the corner and there’s so much going on in the county. More...

Posted 12/11/2013 10:53 AM

Twisted “carjacking” tale may be drug deal gone bad

County investigators are trying to unravel a tangled tale involving a supposed carjacking that may have happened on Wednesday, December 4. More...

Posted 12/11/2013 10:53 AM

Missing man found dead

Roberto Pacheco, 31, missing since November 24th, has been found dead. Pacheco's cousin was searching along Highway 16 Saturday morning. He found a body in a white Ford 150 crashed in between the Elm Creek bridges. More...

Posted 12/11/2013 10:53 AM

County Tragedy

Mom charged with capital murder

Tashawan Caldwell, 26, has been charged with capital murder after she confessed to stabbing her son to death in the early morning hours of Sunday, December 8, according to the Atascosa County Sheriff's Office. More...

Posted 12/11/2013 10:53 AM

Local man missing for over a week

County law enforcement is looking for any information regarding Jose Roberto Pacheco, 31, who was last seen November 24, 2013 between San Antonio and Poteet near Von Ormy. More...

Posted 12/4/2013 10:40 AM

Register for Brush Country Christmas spree

Christmas is now upon us and that means it is time for the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce Brush Country Christmas. More...

Posted 12/4/2013 10:40 AM

Many Mini Burglaries

Buried Treasures: Police uncover stolen goods

On the afternoon of Tuesday, December 3, Pleasanton Police found dozens of items buried in a yard on the 1000 block of Anna Drive in Pleasanton. More...

Posted 12/4/2013 10:40 AM

Former Express News Editor dies

~ 1946 - 2013 ~

Gerald Black, Pleasanton Express news editor from 1993 until 2012, passed away on Saturday, November 23, due to heart complications. More...

Posted 11/27/2013 10:14 AM

WHAT A ROLLOVER

A driver wrecked her Ford Focus at the corner of Johnson Street and Smith Street in Pleasanton around 4 p.m. on Tuesday, November 26. More...

Posted 11/27/2013 10:14 AM

Library to get tech upgrade, study rooms

At the November 21 Pleasanton City Council Meeting, council members voted unanimously to approve the purchase of a technology package for the Pleasanton Library, not to exceed $37,000 in price. More...

Posted 11/27/2013 10:14 AM

Special Sections

News

“The Role of Innovation and Engagement in the Eagle Ford” - Lee M. Tillman, Marathon Oil

Marathon Oil Corp. has an important Eagle Ford shale field office in Pleasanton. Their operations here put the company in an area where they can conveniently serve their assets in Atascosa County and other nearby counties. More...

Posted 10/1/2014 10:55 AM

Two men arrested on theft charges

On September 17, sheriff’s deputies responded to a call for a burglary in progress in the 2000 block of Eichman Road, northwest of Poteet. A witness reported a green Mustang leaving the scene. More...

Posted 10/1/2014 10:55 AM

Alert resident assists sheriff’s office

Atascosa County Sheriff David Soward is crediting an alert Oak South Subdivision resident in allegedly thwarting a burglary Monday, September 29 . More...

Posted 10/1/2014 10:55 AM

Living

WARNKEN ON BOARD

A new board member was welcomed on to the Pleasanton ISD Board of Trustees at the September 9 school board meeting. More...

Posted 10/1/2014 10:55 AM

PHS Class of ‘69 reunion

The Pleasanton High School Class of 1969 will soon be celebrating its 45th Reunion! Come join your fellow classmates on Saturday, Oct. 4, at the Pleasanton Civic Center, in downtown Pleasanton, from noon-5 p.m. More...

Posted 10/1/2014 10:55 AM

Grandparents’ Day at the Primary

Grandparents are our heritage and are essential members of our families and community. That is why a special day is set aside every year to honor them, National Grandparents’ Day. More...

Posted 10/1/2014 10:55 AM

School

PHS Pacesetters to perform in Paris

Five Pleasanton Pacesetters earned one of the highest recognitions in dance this past summer. Destiny Esparza, Kaitlyn Hollenbach, Brianna Ramos, Payton Kight and Bailey Parr were recognized for their outstanding abilities in kick. More...

Posted 10/1/2014 10:55 AM

JOURDANTON HOMECOMING ROYALTY CHOSEN JHS kids visit Argent Court

On Saturday, Sept. 20, Argent Court Assisted Living was treated to a very energized pep rally by Jourdanton High School students. More...

Posted 10/1/2014 10:55 AM

A chance to win a car at Poteet ISD

Poteet High School is very excited to receive a 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix donated by Mac Haik’s Southway Ford. More...

Posted 10/1/2014 10:55 AM

Church

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 10/1/2014 10:55 AM

Join FBC Jourdanton on Wednesdays

The First Baptist Church in Jourdanton invites area children and youth to join them every Wednesday starting at 6 p.m with a free meal. More...

Posted 10/1/2014 10:55 AM

FUMC grief classes

First United Methodist Church of Pleasanton will hold weekly grief classes beginning Wednesday, Oct. 1, from 6-7 p.m. in the church parlor. More...

Posted 9/24/2014 09:09 AM

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

October 2 • 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 10/1/2014 10:55 AM

Community Calendar

September 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. • Pleasanton AA Newcomers group meets Thursday at 8:15 p.m. at More...

Posted 9/24/2014 09:09 AM

Community Calendar

September 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 9/17/2014 09:06 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

Attempted kidnapping stopped by mother

Two children were nearly kidnapped in the evening hours of Saturday, January 18, 2014. Real names have been withheld at the request of the family. More...

Posted 1/22/2014 10:56 AM

EUWCD: SAWS may be making "dangerous assumption"

According to Jay Troell, P.E. More...

Posted 1/22/2014 10:56 AM

$747,000 stock show sale breaks all records

Thanks to robust bidding and buying, the 60th Atascosa County Junior Livestock Show is another one for the books with a total of $747,000.00 being spent. This is up almost $70,000.00 from last year’s results. More...

Posted 1/22/2014 10:56 AM

Resolutions shared by leaders

In the second week of featuring people in our community sharing their New Year’s resolutions, we have the thoughts from Pleasanton Mayor Clint Powell and South Texas Regional Medical Center’s Chief Executive Officer Jim Resendez, FACHE. More...

Posted 1/15/2014 10:05 AM

Man arrested for attempted use of TASER on Jourdanton officer

Atascosa County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Sgt. More...

Posted 1/15/2014 10:05 AM

Stock show underway; big auction Saturday

Volunteers for the 60th Atascosa County Livestock Show have been planning for this milestone event and are hoping for another successful show. More...

Posted 1/15/2014 10:05 AM

60th Livestock Show begins next week

Students across the county have been working diligently the past few months to prepare their livestock show projects for the Atascosa County Livestock Show which begins next Tuesday, Jan. 14. More...

Posted 1/8/2014 11:06 AM

Resolutions shared by leaders

Making New Year resolutions is a task that is either embraced or avoided. While some look forward to a clean slate to to write down goals for the upcoming months, others would rather not commit to specific things they wish to accomplish or change. More...

Posted 1/8/2014 11:06 AM

NEW YEAR BABY

The first day of 2014 saw a bevy of babies being born at South Texas Regional Medical Center, but Tinlee Jane McClellan made her debut before the others at 3:08 p.m. More...

Posted 1/8/2014 11:06 AM

National Exposure?

My friends’ phones started blowing up on Christmas Eve. Not because of Christmas greetings or anything like that. More...

Posted 12/30/2013 11:17 AM

Fatal fire in Poteet

A structure fire destroyed a double wide mobile home and led to the death of a 93 year old Martha Melcher on Melcher Lane just south of Poteet at 2:30 p.m. on Monday, December 23. More...

Posted 12/30/2013 11:17 AM

Through children’s eyes

We are so excited to present a new feature this year. We received so much artwork from the area first and second graders when they wrote their letters to Santa. More...

Posted 12/23/2013 03:51 PM

Little Man gives big

“The gift of giving shines through a four year old little boy this Christmas,” said a status update on the Pleasanton Police Department’s Facebook page, celebrating the generosity of Clayton Steele of Poteet. More...

Posted 12/23/2013 03:51 PM

Filings for March Primary revealed

It may be the holiday season, but the election season is only a few months away. The March Primary election will be held on Tuesday, March 4. More...

Posted 12/18/2013 12:35 PM

Blue Santa’s wish list: Volunteers

Blue Santa and the Pleasanton Police Department would welcome any “good will toward men” at the Pleasanton Fire Station Sunday Dec. 22 from 1 p.m. More...

Posted 12/18/2013 12:35 PM

secrets to santa

Four year old Madi Conner whispers if she’s been naughty or nice to Santa Claus. Madi is the daughter of Savanna & Justin Conner of Pleasanton and older sister to Maci. More...

Posted 12/18/2013 12:35 PM

Have a safe and Merry Christmas

We hope you all will enjoy the Santa Letters featured in this issue. First and second graders across the Brush Country and then some, have jotted down there wishes for this Christmas. More...

Posted 12/18/2013 12:33 PM

Alleged burglars speed through three counties

A San Antonio Police Department officer was shot in the head and a Poth Police Officer's car was sprayed with bullets while in pursuit of robbery suspects on the morning of Sunday, December 8. More...

Posted 12/11/2013 10:53 AM

Too Tired to Smile

Little Arkaidian Partida was too sleepy to smile for the camera with his photo with Santa at the Jourdanton Library on Monday. Santa heard the wishes of lots of boys and girls at the annual event. More...

Posted 12/11/2013 10:53 AM

Christine feels loss of former mayor

Walter Wesley Stevens, who served as Mayor of Christine for 11 years, passed away on Monday, December 2. Stevens was an active member with the Atascosa County Farm Bureau and served as a member of the Board of Directors. More...

Posted 12/4/2013 10:40 AM

No need to be bored

Over the next few weeks (and not even factoring in Christmas) there are tons of things to do in the Brush Country! Have a safe and wonderful holiday. Santa’s visits scheduled More...

Posted 12/4/2013 10:40 AM

Experience the Christmas Story

The 2013 presentation of Christmas Village is this Friday, Saturday and Sunday December 6-8 at the Strawberry Festival Grounds in Poteet. More...

Posted 12/4/2013 10:40 AM

Many Mini Burglaries

Drugs, guns, and stolen property found near PHS

Pleasanton Police found stolen tools, safes, speakers, a DSLR camera and even fishing poles in an apartment on Stadium Drive, less than 500 feet from Pleasanton High School, on Monday, December 2. More...

Posted 12/4/2013 10:40 AM

Be careful, be thankful

With Thanksgiving starting the holiday season, it is time to offer thanks and to be safe in this ever changing weather and keep an eye out for other drivers on the road. Distractions and over indulging can add to driving problems. More...

Posted 11/27/2013 10:14 AM

YUMMY, YUMMY IN MY TUMMY

Connor Hall, son of Linda Hall, chowed down on a turkey leg at the First Baptist Church Child Development Center’s annual Thanksgiving luncheon last week. More...

Posted 11/27/2013 10:14 AM

City Council chooses Park and River Board committee

The Pleasanton River Park has been serving the citizens of Pleasanton for 30 years, providing a place to fish, to exercise, to socialize, and to play sports. More...

Posted 11/27/2013 10:14 AM

Sports

Brush Country Box Scores

Jourdanton 28, Central Catholic 6 More...

Posted 10/1/2014 10:55 AM

Jourdanton Seniors Flying In For Pep Rally

Jourdanton seniors Justin Meyer (14), Nate Ramos (11) and Ian Hons (seated next to Ramos) arrive to a homecoming pep rally in a helicopter at Indian Stadium. More...

Posted 10/1/2014 10:55 AM

Lady Aggies triumphant in district opener

The Lady Aggies started District 30-4A competition with a win over Pearsall (24-26, 25-11, 25-15, 28-26) last week on the road. More...

Posted 10/1/2014 10:55 AM

Opinion & Columns

FLASHBACK:

Pleasanton Express subscription rises

60 Years ago- More...

Posted 10/1/2014 10:55 AM

Win tickets to the gun show

Although, many muscular jokes went through my head when I wrote that headline, this is indeed no joke. More...

Posted 10/1/2014 10:55 AM

Writer’s Roost

Recognizing schoolmates after six decades ain’t easy

Spending the better part of six decades editing and publishing country newspapers, as penned here before, includes enough sevenday work weeks that trips to my hometown were quite limited. More...

Posted 10/1/2014 10:55 AM

Farm & Ranch

PLEASANTON FFA ATTEND CONTEST

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 the Pleasanton FFA Chapter attended South Texas invitational CDE Contest in Christine. More...

Posted 10/1/2014 10:55 AM

Independent Cattlemen to meet

The Independent Cattlemen’s Association is inviting you to join them at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday October 28, 2014 at the Falls City Community Hall in Falls City. McBees BBQ will cater a dinner followed by guest speaker, Dr. More...

Posted 10/1/2014 10:55 AM

Quail Appreciation Day in Floresville

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and others will present a Quail Appreciation Day from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Oct. 15 at the Floresville Event Center, 600 Highway 97 West in Floresville. More...

Posted 10/1/2014 10:55 AM

Obituaries

ESSIE KREITZ

Essie “Tess” W. Kreitz went to be with the Lord September 24, 2014 at the age of 92. She was born January 4, 1922. More...

Posted 10/1/2014 10:55 AM

FRED WELLS

Fred Miller Wells, age 77, passed away at his residence, Sunday, September 28, 2014 in Pleasanton. Fred was born September 11, 1937. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Pleasanton, and Kactus Kickers Square Dancers Club. More...

Posted 10/1/2014 10:55 AM

DENISE MARTINEZ

Denise Pacheco Martinez, passed away on Saturday, September 27, 2014. Denise was 51 years old. More...

Posted 10/1/2014 10:55 AM

Legals

Legal Notices

NOTICE OF SALE THE STATE OF TEXAS COUNTY OF ATASCOSA BY VIRTUE OF AN ORDER OF SALE More...

Posted 10/1/2014 10:55 AM

Misc

Sports Documents

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