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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

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

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

Man runs from police through hospital

An alleged parole violator bolted through South Texas Regional Medical Center (STRMC) around 2:20 p.m. Friday, November 15, with Jourdanton Police Department (JPD) officers not far behind. More...

Posted 11/20/2013 10:51 AM

Go Big Red!

The Jourdanton Indians have now made it to the next round of playoffs after beating Odem last week. The Bi-District Champion Indians will play the Hallettsville Brahmas in Seguin on Friday at 7:30 p.m. More...

Posted 11/20/2013 10:51 AM

Pleasanton mourns former mayor

Richard F. Wehman, former Mayor of Pleasanton, passed away at his home on Tuesday, November 12. Wehman had been battling cancer for almost eight years and succumbed to end stage symptoms. He was 84 years old. More...

Posted 11/20/2013 10:50 AM

Car sideswipes 18-wheeler

A compact car collided with an 18 wheeler Nov. 18 around 9 a.m. on IH-37 near the Campbellton exit (FM 791). Campbellton VFD responded to the accident. More...

Posted 11/20/2013 10:50 AM

Football Country

Three of our football teams we cover are heading to the playoffs this week – Pleasanton, Jourdanton and Charlotte. Pleasanton will play Canyon Lake on Friday, Nov. 15 at D. W. Rutledge Stadium (Judson ISD) at 7:30 p.m. More...

Posted 11/13/2013 12:48 PM

Alleged Poteet shooter surrenders

At approximately 3:30 pm on Tuesday, a Sheriff’s deputy attempted to stop a 21 year old man as he was driving toward his house on Brite Lane in Poteet. More...

Posted 11/13/2013 12:48 PM

HONORING OUR VETERANS

Pleasanton JROTC Honor Guard salutes veterans Roy Ybarra, Roger Romero, M. Belman Jr., Jesse Huizar and other veterans during ceremonies to honor Veteran’s Day at Pleasanton High School. More...

Posted 11/13/2013 12:48 PM

Pleasanton hosts Blue Santa for the first time

Pleasanton Police Department is asking residents and businesses to donate toys, non-perishable food, and gift cards to needy families at Pleasanton's first ever Operation Blue Santa Toy Drive. More...

Posted 11/6/2013 12:14 PM

County charity smash and grab burglary

According to Rev. Junior Jones, Director of Atascosa Christian Assistance Ministries (CAM) and Interim Chief Frank Leal of Poteet Police Department, a burglar broke into CAM’s office on 500 Avenue H in Poteet around 1:30 a.m. on Wednesday. More...

Posted 11/6/2013 12:14 PM

Bump, set, spike!

Wow....it is great to be a volleyball player or fan in the Brush Country. Four teams are heading to the play-offs this season – Pleasanton, Jourdanton, Charlotte and McMullen County. Congratulations and good luck to all the teams and coaches! More...

Posted 10/30/2013 10:15 AM

Hispanic Chamber to refund Friday dance tickets

Due to some technical difficulties, the Friday night dance for the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Market Days had to be cancelled. More...

Posted 10/30/2013 10:15 AM

Special Sections

News

SHOP WITH A COP

Poteet Chief of Police Plutarco Castro (far left), Municipal Court Clerk Cassandra Luna and secretary Yvonne Mejia assist in Shop with a Cop for two Poteet boys at the Pleasanton Payless Shoe Source. More...

Posted 8/27/2014 10:50 AM

Commissioners’ Court approves preliminary plat for Timber Ridge Subdivision, Unit II

Atascosa CountyCommissioners’ CourtSpecial MeetingAugust 25, 20149:00 a.m.Ordered byHon. More...

Posted 8/27/2014 10:50 AM

BACK TO SCHOOL IS COOL

Pleasanton first grader Melina Padilla was a bit hesitant in joining her classmates on the first day of school. More...

Posted 8/27/2014 10:50 AM

Living

What Treasures I Could Find

I had a visitor not long ago from Scotland. Ada Castellanos met her future American husband while he was serving in our U.S. Navy in Scotland in 1967. We love to hear her accent in our art class. And her paintings sparkle. More...

Posted 8/27/2014 10:50 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 8/27/2014 10:50 AM

JHS Class of ‘64 reunion

The Jourdanton High School Class of 1964 will celebrate its 50th class reunion during the Jourdanton football game on Friday, Sept. 26 and at a lunch on Saturday, Sept. 27. More...

Posted 8/27/2014 10:50 AM

School

Back To School Night at Charlotte ISD

On Aug. 21, Charlotte Elementary, Charlotte Junior High and Charlotte High School will host their “Back to School” night. All students, parents and or guardians are invited to attend and meet their Teachers for the upcoming school year. More...

Posted 8/20/2014 11:15 AM

Primary students to receive free breakfast, lunch

Thanks to the Community Eligibility Provision, all students at Pleasanton Primary School, School of Choice and the District Re- Assignment Opportunity Center will be able to enjoy free breakfast and lunch this school year. More...

Posted 8/13/2014 11:34 AM

School guidelines for free and reduced-price meals

Pleasanton ISD, Jourdanton ISD Poteet ISD and Charlotte ISD have announced their policy for providing free and reducedprice meals for children served under the attached current income eligibility guidelines. More...

Posted 8/13/2014 11:34 AM

Obituaries

EDNA BELL ERTEL

Edna Bell Ertel, age 86, passed away August 23, 2014 in Pleasanton. She was born on April 5, 1928 to D.T. and Sophie M. Perry. She is preceded in death by her parents and her husband, John C. Ertel. Edna is survived by her daughter, Charlene M. More...

Posted 8/27/2014 10:51 AM

MARIA HASSETTE

Maria Cruz Garcia-Hassette of Tilden passed away on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 in San Antonio at the age of 69. She was born April 10, 1945. Maria is survived by her husband, Willie Hassette of Tilden; son, Willie Hassette, Jr. More...

Posted 8/27/2014 10:51 AM

LARRY WELLS

Graveside services for Larry Jack Wells, 75 of Cameron formerly of Rockdale were at 10:30 a.m. Thursday August 21, 2014 in the Oak Lawn Cemetery in Rockdale. Visitation was 8 - 10 a.m. Thursday at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home. More...

Posted 8/27/2014 10:51 AM

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

August 28 • Local Longhorn group meets Thursday evenings at 7 p.m. at All Saint’s Episcopal Church in Pleas., Hwy. 97 West, next to Whiffeltree’s. • Pleasanton AA Newcomers group meets Thursday at 8:15 p.m. at More...

Posted 8/27/2014 10:50 AM

Community Calendar

August 21 • Local Longhorn group meets Thursday evenings at 7 p.m. at All Saint’s Episcopal Church in Pleas., Hwy. 97 West, next to Whiffeltree’s. • Pleasanton AA Newcomers group meets Thursday at 8:15 p.m. at More...

Posted 8/20/2014 11:15 AM

Community Calendar

Aug. 14 • Local Longhorn group meets Thursday evenings at 7 p.m. at All Saint’s Episcopal Church, Pleasanton, Hwy. 97 West, next to Granny D’s. •Pleasanton AA Newcomers group meets Thursday at 8:15 p.m. at More...

Posted 8/13/2014 11:34 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

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

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

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

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

Avoiding ticket reasons for alleged shooter’s spree

As reported in the Pleasanton Express November 13 issue, an alleged shooter was arrested after a standoff in Poteet. More...

Posted 11/20/2013 10:51 AM

3006 STRUCTURE FIRE

Pleasanton, Jourdanton, Leming and Poteet VFDs responded to a structure fire on FM 3006 on Sunday, November 17 at 10 p.m. More...

Posted 11/20/2013 10:51 AM

Suspects in ATVjacking arrested

Atascosa County Sheriff’s Office arrested three San Antonio men Sunday, November 17, around 11:54 p.m. for their alleged involvement in a theft of a John Deere Gator ATV from a farm on Arnold Road. More...

Posted 11/20/2013 10:50 AM

Reported drive-by leads to gun, money and drug bust

Several unknown gunmen opened fire on a vehicle parked in front of a house on Water St. around 6 p.m. on Wednesday, November 13, shooting from inside their own vehicle. The gunmen drove away before police could arrive. More...

Posted 11/20/2013 10:50 AM

FIRE DESTROYS HOME

Poteet VFD and Pleasanton VFD responded to a home fire at the intersection of M Street and 8th Street in Poteet on Thursday Nov. 7. More...

Posted 11/13/2013 12:48 PM

Slogan, logos introduced at Pleasanton branding workshop

During the branding workshop held for the City of Pleasanton, several ideas were pitched to the Council by Briscoe-Hall. More...

Posted 11/13/2013 12:48 PM

County Commissioners hire new Fire Marshal/ Emergency Management Coordinator

Atascosa CountyCommissioners’ CourtRegular MeetingNovember 12, 20139:00 a.m.Ordered byHon. More...

Posted 11/13/2013 12:48 PM

Marijuana leads to meth in alleged Pleasanton drug bust

Pleasanton Police Officer David Gardner initiated a traffic stop on College St. around 10:15 a.m. on Friday, according to Investigator Seth Trussell. More...

Posted 11/6/2013 12:14 PM

Man allegedly runs from cops, assaults officer.

Officer David Gardner of the Pleasanton Police Department was driving behind Robert Romero, 26, on Martin St. on Wednesday, October 30, according to Pleasanton Police Department Investigator Seth Trussell. More...

Posted 11/6/2013 12:14 PM

RAIL DAMAGE

Campbellton “Paisano” VFD says a man fell asleep while driving north on IH 37 between Borrego Creek and mile marker 91 around 11:40 a.m. on Friday. More...

Posted 11/6/2013 12:14 PM

Thief chased by Sheriff’s Deputies, busts through fence

San Antonian John Randy Torres, 51, allegedly stole a chainsaw from a ranch on Leal Road and drove off in his red Dodge pickup shortly before noon on Wednesday, Oct 23, according to the Atascosa County Sheriff’s Office (ACSO). More...

Posted 10/30/2013 10:15 AM

Sports

Kaminski Competes In Junior Olympics

Brianna Kaminski (# 1273), daughter of Isabel Reyes Kaminski and Craig Kaminski of Mountain City, placed sixth overall at the Junior Olympics this summer in Iowa. More...

Posted 8/27/2014 10:51 AM

Charlotte junior participates in Florida tourney

Charlotte junior Joey Garza returned from Florida after participating in a tournament with Baseball Factory recently. Garza’s team took second place in the event after falling in the title game. More...

Posted 8/27/2014 10:51 AM

Grid Picks

Area teams ready for new season

Our inner Atascosa County teams have finished with their pre-season scrimmages and will begin regular season play this Friday evening, August 29. More...

Posted 8/27/2014 10:51 AM

Opinion & Columns

Pleasanton Mayor Clint Powell gives “oil busy” airport update - training his family to be pilots

Pleasanton’s Mayor, Clinton J. Powell, started his pilot training when he was 21 years old and is an avid pilot, having logged many hours flying aircraft. More...

Posted 8/27/2014 10:50 AM

FLASHBACK:

Poteet okays more paving; Eagle scoreboard lights up

60 years ago- More...

Posted 8/27/2014 10:50 AM

Inside Brush Country Sports webcast premieres Friday

The first webcast of the season will be up on Friday. More...

Posted 8/27/2014 10:50 AM

Farm & Ranch

RODEO TIME

Emma was the ribbon runner for Logan Moore at the Gonzales Rodeo. More...

Posted 8/27/2014 10:51 AM

Verdilizer

Make donations to CAM

Listen up Verdi folks. There is a notice each week about a Bible study held at the Verdi Community Association building. I’ve received several calls about it asking questions. More...

Posted 8/27/2014 10:51 AM

Local Rodeo Youth bring home more awards

Emma Smith and her brother Ayden “Boomer” Smith are no strangers to rodeo. This summer they spent Friday nights at the Brush Country Youth Rodeo right here at the Cowboy Fellowship covered facility. More...

Posted 8/27/2014 10:51 AM

Church

CCD in Campbellton

The parish of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Campbellton will soon be starting CCD classes on Sept. 7. Classes are held after the 8:30 a.m. mass, which usually ends at 9:20 a.m. Classes usually start at 9:30 a.m. and end at 11 a.m. More...

Posted 8/27/2014 10:50 AM

Does God exist?

You are invited to hear an unusual series of lectures that directly address key concepts you may have about modern science and faith in God. More...

Posted 8/27/2014 10:50 AM

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 8/27/2014 10:50 AM

Legals

Legal Notices

NOTICE OF PUBLIC AUCTION August 28th at 11 a.m. at Johnny’s Paint and Body Shop, 440 Franklin Blvd., Pleasanton, TX 78064. 2003 GMC (GREY)VIN #3GKEC16Z63G263364TAG # 586191G 2004 FORD (BLACK)VIN #1FTRF12W64NC12228TAG # 0166AW(42c) More...

Posted 8/27/2014 10:51 AM

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...

Posted 11/14/2011 03:23 PM

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