Adiós

For 31 years Mary Gallegos has been a part of the heart and soul of the Pleasanton Express. More...

Posted 9/10/2014 09:13 AM

IH-37 ROLLOVER

The Jaws-of-Life were needed for an accident near mile marker 96 on IH 37, Tuesday, September 9. More...

Posted 9/10/2014 09:13 AM

Jourdanton letter carrier recognized for safe driving record

Jourdanton Letter Carrier Josie Martinez has joined the thousands of Postal Service employees who have individually driven more than a million, accident-free miles. More...

Posted 9/3/2014 09:52 AM

Hotel/Motel occupancy tax funds distributed for FY2015

Funds have been distributed using the criteria set out by the Hotel/ Motel Occupancy Tax (HOT) Committee during the August 21 Pleasanton City Council meeting. More...

Posted 9/3/2014 09:52 AM

Citizens’ park watch group considered

At the August 21 Pleasanton City Council meeting, Councilmember Jeanne B. More...

Posted 9/3/2014 09:52 AM

Local sales tax stays strong for August

Atascosa County is still holding strong in sales and use tax. The Texas Comptroller Susan Combs distributed over $816,000 to the cities in our county this period. This is down 4.41 percent from last year at this time. More...

Posted 8/27/2014 10:49 AM

School Back In Session

Heading to school are (left to right) Charlotte Elementary students Angel, Shyanne and Vincent Huizar; Joaquin Zuniga and Jack Fluitt, Poteet Elementary; Jenna Brown, Jourdanton Elementary; Mason Baz More...

Posted 8/27/2014 10:49 AM

BATTLE OF MEDINA

A musket salute by the Color Guard at the 201st anniversary of the Battle of Medina was fired after the ceremony, which included members of the DAR, SAR, DRT, SRT, the Tejanos representing the Texian More...

Posted 8/20/2014 11:11 AM

Playscape’s graffiti draws reward

For more than two months, Robert Garcia and his crew have been replacing the playscape structure at the Pleasanton River Park. The wooden structure is near completion and as soon as the circular slide arrives, it will once again be open. More...

Posted 8/13/2014 11:33 AM

Battle of Medina event Aug. 16

Join local historians and descendants at the 201st anniversary of the Battle of Medina this Saturday, August 16 at 10 am. It will be held on site off of Old Applewhite Rd. - between S.H. 16 and U.S. 281. More...

Posted 8/13/2014 11:33 AM

Young Farmer’s Open Rodeo and Festival

The bleachers are set, discs have plowed the arena and cowboys will be there in full force for the Pleasanton Young Farmers’ Cowboy of the Year Open Rodeo and Festival. More...

Posted 8/13/2014 11:33 AM

Battle of Medina anniversary event commemorates 201st year

The public is invited to attend our 14th annual ceremony commemorating the Battle of Medina, this being the 201st anniversary of the bloodiest battle in Texas history! More...

Posted 8/6/2014 09:15 AM

IH-37 ROLLOVER

A Chevy Tahoe traveling northbound Monday morning on IH-37 rolled and came to a stop on the access road. A female passenger was treated and Airlifted from the scene. More...

Posted 8/6/2014 09:15 AM

Richest rodeo in Texas should draw top contenders in Aug.

With $15,000 added, the Pleasanton Young Farmers’ Cowboy of the Year Open Rodeo should bring some great talent to compete Friday and Saturday, August 15-16. More...

Posted 7/30/2014 09:00 AM

Coronado arrested on warrants

Arrested on Monday, July 28 was Charlie Coronado following a brief stand-off with the Pleasanton Police Department. Coronado had several felony warrants against him and was located outside of a dwelling at the 800 block of Market Street. More...

Posted 7/30/2014 09:00 AM

PLAYGROUND PROGRESS

Robert Garcia and his crew continue to make progress renovating the Atascosa River Park playground in Pleasanton. Pictured (l to r) Logan Rodriguez, Robert Garcia, John Gosnell and Michael Garcia. More...

Posted 7/30/2014 09:00 AM

POTEET’S FRESH NEW LOOK

A ribbon cutting and open house was held for the new Poteet High School athletic facility this past Monday. Poteet School Board members were on hand for the ceremony. More...

Posted 7/23/2014 09:33 AM

Caballero indicted for Tampering with Governmental Record

Court documents obtained on July 17, 2014 revealed an indictment was handed down charging Justice of the Peace, Pct. 1 Betty Caballero with the offense of Tampering with Governmental Record. More...

Posted 7/23/2014 09:33 AM

Former Fugitive Arrested Again

Thursday night search yields arrest

A former Texas Department of Public Safety Most Wanted Fugitive has been captured once again. More...

Posted 7/23/2014 09:33 AM

Breaking News - 7/19/2014 9:32 AM

Thursday night search yields arrest

A collaborative effort between officers of the Pleasanton Police Department and the Atascosa County Sheriff's Office, executed a search warrant on July 17, 2014 at a residence located at the 800 block of Trade Street. More...

Posted 7/18/2014 05:08 PM

Breaking News - 7/16/2014 10:27 AM

Coronado shot

The Pleasanton Police Department sent the following press release. More...

Posted 7/16/2014 10:12 AM

Poteet man missing since holidays

Three still unaccounted

Joel Martinez Jr. was reported missing July 5 in Poteet according to Atascosa County Sheriff David Soward. “His last known location was a residence in Poteet,” Soward said. More...

Posted 7/16/2014 08:59 AM

Czech Day this Sunday

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 7/16/2014 08:59 AM

Breaking News - 7/9/2014 5:06 PM

Murder suspect arrested

John Bryan Finch was arrested hiding in a closet at a residence in Charlotte.  The arrest was made by Atascosa County Sheriff's Officers and members of the U.S. Marshals Service Lone Star Fugitive Task Force. More...

Posted 7/9/2014 05:04 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

A day to remember

JROTC offers morning 9/11 ceremony; H-E-B honors firemen and policemen with luncheon

The second annual Patriot Day ceremony was held at the Pleasanton High School courtyard on September 11. More...

Posted 9/17/2014 09:05 AM

Sports complex, pool in planning stage for Jourdanton

Jourdanton will see a new sports complex - specifically Little League baseball/softball fields - by the next season - as well as a new swimming pool, if all is approved. The sports complex idea has been under discussion for the past four years or so. More...

Posted 9/10/2014 09:13 AM

Pleasanton ISD Education Foundation to host Casino Night on Saturday

Longing to hit the tables Vegas-style but don’t have the funds to travel and do it up right? More...

Posted 9/10/2014 09:13 AM

Elect Cowboy Homecoming Queen this weekend

Cowboy Homecoming is about two months away - October 24-25 - and it is time to elect the Cowboy Homecoming Queen. The five young ladies who are running for queen have already secured a spot on the court. More...

Posted 9/3/2014 09:52 AM

Rodeo time in Tilden

The Tilden Lion Club’s 64th annual rodeo will be presented this Friday and Saturday, September 5 and 6 at the Tilden Lions Club Arena at 8 p.m. nightly. More...

Posted 9/3/2014 09:52 AM

TIME TO PICNIC AT ST. IGNATIUS

Inviting all to come enjoy their annual picnic in Christine this Sunday, August 31, are some of the St. Ignatius parishioners. More...

Posted 8/27/2014 10:49 AM

Honoring Citizens

Jourdanton holds awards banquet

The feel of relaxing at the ocean was enjoyed by all who attended the “Evening at the Beach” themed Jourdanton Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet. The banquet was held last Tuesday, August 19 at the Jourdanton Community Center. More...

Posted 8/27/2014 10:49 AM

Szulewski, Sissy’s Boutique win Rodeo Riches

$500 will be spent with participating merchants

Sharron Szulewski of Pleasanton won the grand prize of $500 of merchandise from Rodeo Riches by registering at Sissy’s Boutique, 113 W. Hunt St., Pleasanton. More...

Posted 8/20/2014 11:11 AM

Mangum named Cowboy of the Year

Pete Mangum, Margarito Guevara inducted into South Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame

Three cowboys - one posthumously - were honored at the Pleasanton Young Farmers’ Cowboy of the Year Open Rodeo and Festival this past weekend. More...

Posted 8/20/2014 11:11 AM

Last chance to play Rodeo Riches

Since the Pleasanton Young Farmers Cowboy of the Year Open Rodeo and Festivalis this weekend, this means that it is your last chance to register in the Rodeo Riches contest. More...

Posted 8/13/2014 11:33 AM

Burn Ban goes into effect, August 13

Due to extremely dry conditions and lack of recent rains within Atascosa County, the drought index has come up significantly. The County is implementing a burn ban for 90 days This will take effect on Wednesday, August 13, 2014. More...

Posted 8/13/2014 11:33 AM

Roadway improvements planned for area

Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) personnel met with national, state and city officials to discuss improvements to the roadways in Pleasanton back in June at the request of Mayor Pro Tem Jeanne Israel (Councilmember, District 6). More...

Posted 8/6/2014 09:15 AM

Cowboys choose newest member

Attend the Pleasanton Young Farmers’ richest open rodeo to find out who won

Sixteen former Cowboys of the Years met last Wednesday at the Pleasanton Express office to select the 2014 Working Cowboy of the Year and the inductees into the South Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame. More...

Posted 8/6/2014 09:15 AM

Martinez’ body found

Atascosa County Sheriff David Soward confirmed that Joel Martinez Jr.’s body was found in south Bexar County on July 26. Martinez was found off of a bridge on Senior Road. Martinez disappeared on July 3 from Poteet. More...

Posted 8/6/2014 09:15 AM

Comptroller releases sales tax figures; tax free holiday announced

(AUSTIN) — Texas Comptroller Susan Combs said today that state sales tax revenue in June was $2.24 billion, up 3.7 percent compared to June 2013. More...

Posted 7/30/2014 09:00 AM

Suspect arrested

The Atascosa County Sheriff’s Office has made an arrest in the February 5 burglary of a residence on Parsons Road east of Pleasanton. Sergeant Kevin Draughn investigated the burglary where around $10,000 in household items were stolen. More...

Posted 7/30/2014 09:00 AM

Rodeo Festival fast approaching

Cowboy of the Year, Hall of Fame announced - plus Mark Chesnutt headlines on Saturday

The Young Farmers are getting ready for the Pleasanton Young Farmers’ Cowboy of the Year Open Rodeo Festival. Natalie Rose will perform after the Cowboy of the Year, South Texas Hall of Fame presentations and rodeo on Friday, August 15. More...

Posted 7/23/2014 09:33 AM

Coronado murdered

Three weeks after his son’s murder, Daniel Coronado Sr. was shot to death at his home on Dallas Street in Pleasanton. More...

Posted 7/23/2014 09:33 AM

Citizens Concerned about future of Carrizo Aquifer

A panel discussion on the impact of SAWS desalination project on the Atascosa County water supply was held at the Pleasanton Community Center, Monday evening, July 21. More...

Posted 7/23/2014 09:33 AM

KEEPING COOL

Keeping cool this summer Joshua Herrera plays with a water hose. Joshua is the son of Chris and Vanessa Herrera of Poteet. More...

Posted 7/23/2014 09:33 AM

Breaking News - 7/18/2014 5:05 PM

Caballero indicted for Tampering with Governmental Record

Court documents obtained on July 17, 2014 revealed an indictment was handed down charging Justice of the Peace, Pct. More...

Posted 7/18/2014 05:05 PM

Yesteryear Festival to celebrate 21 years this Saturday, July 19

The 21st Annual Yesteryear Festival will be this Saturday, July 19 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. on the grounds of the Longhorn Museum. If you’re looking for a great FREE summer activity for your kids, then mark your calendar for Saturday, July 19. More...

Posted 7/16/2014 08:59 AM

Finch found

Another arrested for hindering apprehension

On Wednesday July 9, 2014 murder suspect John Bryan Finch, age 29 of Charlotte, was arrested at a residence in Charlotte hiding in a closet wrapped up in a bed spread comforter. More...

Posted 7/16/2014 08:59 AM

GRINDING ON MAIN

Issac Rodriguez of Pleasanton shows off his grinding skills on a low rail during the skateboarding event this past Saturday during Art On Main. See more about this event on page 1B. More...

Posted 7/16/2014 08:59 AM

A BEAUTIFUL 4TH

The City of Jourdanton again celebrated the 4th of July. There was food, fun and fireworks for all to enjoy. More...

Posted 7/9/2014 08:59 AM

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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