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South Texas Medical Plaza is open for business

In keeping with its mission of providing quality healthcare in a patient-centered environment, South Texas Regional Medical Center in Jourdanton has completed the construction of its 50,000 square ft. South Texas Medical Plaza. Tuesday, Sept. More...

Posted 9/4/2013 10:10 AM

Information gathered on ‘branding’ the City of Pleasanton

Most people realize in the cattle industry that a brand denotes ownership of livestock. The City of Pleasanton is looking to create a brand that will give ownership to everyone. What exactly is branding? More...

Posted 9/4/2013 10:09 AM

Inside Brush Country Sports Podcast - Episode 1

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Posted 8/29/2013 11:23 AM

PICNIC TIME

David Navejar, John Bukowski, Robert Regalado and Adam Partida invite you to join them at the St. Ignatius Catholic Church Annual Picnic. The picnic is this Sunday, September 1, 2013. More...

Posted 8/28/2013 10:56 AM

Sports podcast debuts Thursday

Our Brush Country Sports podcast launches this week. The first podcast will be available for viewing tomorrow by noon as long as the techno gods are on our side. A podcast is a show that can be downloaded to your computer, smartphone, tablet etc. More...

Posted 8/28/2013 10:56 AM

Bond, council elections added to November General Election

Citizens in the Pleasanton school district and the City of Jourdanton will join the statewide voters at the polls on November 5 to vote for a bond or councilperson and the nine proposed constitutional amendments. More...

Posted 8/28/2013 10:56 AM

ACAD budget disapproved

The Atascosa County Appraisal District’s  2014 Approved Budget has be disapproved by a majority of the Taxing Units in Atascosa County. More...

Posted 8/21/2013 02:56 PM

Hispanic recipes needed

In honor of Hispanic Heritage month we will be featuring Hispanic family recipes. Send your recipe with a bit of background information to Jessica Machado at jmachado@pleasantonexpress.com or bring it by our office. More...

Posted 8/21/2013 10:37 AM

Community gives after house fire

A stilt house, on the corner of Country Trail and South Trail, 4.1 miles east of Pleasanton, burned early Friday morning. The homeowners, Michael and Rebecca Myrin, said that the fire started in the kitchen. More...

Posted 8/21/2013 10:37 AM

Fatal Tragedy

Florez family loses son one year after daughter

Two vehicles collided around 11:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 14 on Farm to Market 476 between Downey Drive and Oak Valley Drive. More...

Posted 8/21/2013 10:37 AM

Last chance to register

Have you registered at participating merchants for the Rodeo Riches give away? You have until tomorrow, August 15, to register. The winner will be drawn at the Pleasanton Young Farmers’ Cowboy of the Year Rodeo on Friday, August 16. More...

Posted 8/14/2013 10:39 AM

Stabbing outside of Poteet Saturday

The Atascosa County Sheriff’s office made a quick arrest in the murder of a Poteet man Saturday night. More...

Posted 8/14/2013 10:39 AM

Rodeo Festival starts Friday

Cowboy of the Year, Hall of Fame named before Rodeo

The arena has been plowed, the fences spruced up with a new coat of paint and more shade has been added – all to make this an enjoyable weekend at the Pleasanton Young Farmers Cowboy of the Year Rodeo Festival, August 16-17. More...

Posted 8/14/2013 10:39 AM

Pleasanton PD and Union Pacific offer railroad safety training

It happens so fast. A train is coming down the track and a motorist thinks they can beat it. A few seconds later, the train proves that assumption wrong. More...

Posted 8/7/2013 09:09 AM

ROLL OVER ON 37

Around 11:00 am on Friday, August 2 this four door Ford pick up was going southbound on IH-37 when it rolled and landed near the access road. More...

Posted 8/7/2013 09:09 AM

Pleasanton Freedom Center plans accepted

The construction plans for the Freedom Center were approved, with the addition of bollards, with a 6-1 vote, at the July 18 Pleasanton council meeting. Voting against the item was Abraham Sanez (Dist. 2). More...

Posted 7/31/2013 09:11 AM

Last chance to Sizzle

SSSSSSSSS ... Hear that? It’s the sound of our Sizzling Summer Scavenger Hunt and it is getting ready to end this week. More...

Posted 7/31/2013 09:11 AM

Florida Couple Apprehended

The Pleasanton Police Department arrested two Florida fugitives around 1 p.m. last Thursday in the 600 block of Spur Street. Lisa Oneil, 33, and Brian Oneil, 39, were located and taken into custody without incident. More...

Posted 7/31/2013 09:11 AM

Pursch succumbs

~ 1945-2013 ~

The Pleasanton Church of Christ was full on Monday, July 22, with family and friends of Ed Clark Pursch as they celebrated the life he led. Pursch, 68, died last Friday, July 19 after a battle with Parkinson’s disease. More...

Posted 7/24/2013 03:38 PM

COMMEMORATING YESTERYEAR

David and Alma Perez and their children, Addison and Davin Perez watch Heather Gonzales crochet at the Yesteryear Festival at the Longhorn Museum. |align=left|width=215|height=250|link=node] More...

Posted 7/24/2013 03:38 PM

Jourdanton citizens still without pool

Summer is nearly over for area students with classes set to begin roughly one month from now. But there is still plenty of time to bask in the sun and find ways to stay cool. However, the citizens of Jourdanton are still without a city pool. More...

Posted 7/24/2013 03:38 PM

Atascosa County receipts still on the rise

$578 million in monthly sales tax revenue to local governments

AUSTIN - Texas Comptroller Susan Combs said today that state sales tax revenue in June was $2.17 billion, up 9.1 percent compared to June 2012. More...

Posted 7/17/2013 08:57 AM

Troopers honor fallen officers with climb

Local Department of Public Safety Troopers Trent Greebon and Waylon Rogers climbed a mountain late in June to honor fallen officers through an organization named Cops on Top. More...

Posted 7/17/2013 08:57 AM

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News

A Healthy Success - 2014 Healthy Woman Gala

Black was in high fashion at the annual Healthy Woman gala held on April 10, 2014 at the Pleasanton Country Club. More...

Posted 4/23/2014 09:54 AM

FREEDOM CENTER DEDICATED TO OUR MILITARY

The Freedom Center is now officially open. More...

Posted 4/23/2014 09:54 AM

Coastal Bend College financial aid priority deadline is May 1

Students planning to enroll at Coastal Bend College (CBC) during the 2014-2015 academic year should submit their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by CBC’s priority deadline of May 1, 2014. More...

Posted 4/23/2014 09:54 AM

Opinion & Columns

Plant Q & A Texas A&M

Bermuda is best grass for high traffic

Q: What is the best grass for a high-traffic lawn in full sun? We have three children and three dogs. More...

Posted 4/23/2014 09:54 AM

On the Edge of Common Sense

Nebraska Mule

Rarely do I hear a bad mule story, especially in conversations comparing mules to horses. Mules are held up most often as having common sense, calmness in a wreck, not having sense of humor, and sleight of hand (or hoof) tricks. More...

Posted 4/23/2014 09:54 AM

Save the Carrizo

I am a citizen of Atascosa County that is concerned that SAWS (San Antonio Water System) is going to ruin our water supply from the Carrizo aquifer by over producing the Wilcox formation by pumping at the rate of approximately 45 million gallons a da More...

Posted 4/23/2014 09:54 AM

School

CBC to host Community Ties

Coastal Bend College in Pleasanton will host their Community Ties event on May 1. Area schools will be there from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and the community is invited from 3-6 p.m. More...

Posted 4/16/2014 09:07 AM

SEEDS FOR SECOND GRADERS

The Jourdanton Garden Club presented a short lesson on planting seeds to the elementary second graders. This enhanced their curriculum as they were studying the importance of plants in their lives. More...

Posted 4/16/2014 09:07 AM

Pleasanton Science Team takes 4th place at State

Congratulations to PIC and Junior High State Qualifiers who competed Saturday, April 5 at UTSA. More...

Posted 4/9/2014 09:05 AM

Church

Win a gift card in church drawing

The grand prize in the prize drawing for the Our Lady of Guadalupe Church Festival has been announced as a $1,000 VISA gift card! More...

Posted 4/23/2014 09:54 AM

Annual Christmas Village Ministry rummage sale

A rummage sale will be held on Saturday, April 26, to benefit the Christmas Village Ministry. The fundraiser will take place at the First Baptist Church, Pleasanton in the New Fellowship Hall, located on College Street. More...

Posted 4/23/2014 09:54 AM

Hosanna Baptist to welcome Lopez

On April 27, at 11 a.m. Dr. Evangelist Rolando Lopez will bring Sunday morning’s message. He is Associate Director of New Church Start with the San Antonio Baptist Association. More...

Posted 4/23/2014 09:53 AM

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

April 23 & 28 •Mother’s Day Out meets on Mondays & Wednesdays from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at St. Matthews. Bible-based curriculum teaches God’s love and care through age appropriate lessons. More...

Posted 4/23/2014 09:54 AM

Community Calendar

April 16 & 21•Mother’s Day Out meets on Mondays & Wednesdays from 9 a.m.-2p.m. at St. Matthews. Bible-based curriculum teaches God’s love andcare through age appropriate lessons. More...

Posted 4/16/2014 09:07 AM

Community Calendar

April 9 & 14 •Mother’s Day Out meets on Mondays & Wednesdays from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at St. Matthews. Bible-based curriculum teaches God’s love and care through age appropriate lessons. More...

Posted 4/9/2014 09:05 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

Vote for Cowboy Homecoming AQueen

Please get out support this year’s Cowboy Homecoming Queen Election. The election will be held September 6th and 7th at the Chamber Log Cabin from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. More...

Posted 9/4/2013 10:10 AM

4 WHEELER ACCIDENT

A young woman was involved in a 4-wheeler accident on Saturday around 7 pm on FM 3006 and IH 37. Paramedics said she was paralyzed from the waist down. She was airlifted to University Hospital. JACK GARCIA | PLEASANTON EXPRESS More...

Posted 9/4/2013 10:10 AM

Assistant Fire Chief in motorcycle accident

Jerrod Roberts, Charlotte’s Assistant Fire Chief, was rear ended by a truck while riding on a motorcycle Tuesday afternoon at 5:00 pm. More...

Posted 9/4/2013 10:10 AM

Fire melts Charlotte Business

A fire gutted an oil-field services business at 4:00am Thursday morning, August 29th. Business owner Randy Balderas had just come home from a trip to Vegas when he heard that his shop had burned. More...

Posted 9/4/2013 10:09 AM

Elderly couple loses everything

A fire destroyed a singlewide trailer house on 512 Dallas Street in Pleasanton on Sunday August 25th around 9:50 a.m. According to the homeowners, Mr. and Mrs. Neesmith, the fire consumed all their possessions. More...

Posted 8/28/2013 10:56 AM

Superintendent Starkweather Says Goodbye to Trojans

Superintendent Starkweather Says Goodbye to Trojans The Charlotte Independent School District school board decided not to renew their superintendent Brett Starkweather’s contract. More...

Posted 8/28/2013 10:56 AM

Citizens honored at Jourdanton banquet

There were no ants at the picnic themed Jourdanton Chamber of Commerce banquet, but there were plenty of awards to honor dedicated citizens last Tuesday, August 20. More...

Posted 8/28/2013 10:56 AM

THE BELL HAS SOUNDED

Eric Coronado tackles a Welcome Back to School project at Poteet Elementary. Eric is a first grader in Mrs. Rutherford’s room. More...

Posted 8/28/2013 10:55 AM

Woerner wins Rodeo Riches

The Shot Glass wins, too

Under the lights at the Pleasanton Young Farmers’ Cowboy of the Year Rodeo Festival, the newest winner for Rodeo Riches was announced. Michael Woerner of Pleasanton won the grand prize of $500. More...

Posted 8/21/2013 10:37 AM

Record crowds attend area rodeo festival

Cowboys Alonzo, Gutierrez and Gonzales honored

There were lots of smiles on the tired faces of the Pleasanton Young Farmers after their successful Cowboy of the Year Rodeo Festival this past weekend. More...

Posted 8/21/2013 10:37 AM

Breaking News - 8/14/2013 3:55 PM

School fire drills this Friday

A fire drill is scheduled for Friday at 9 a.m. More...

Posted 8/14/2013 03:55 PM

Atascosa Health Center is building new facilities

This community could see it coming. With expanding growth already in the Pleasanton area, along comes the huge influx of oil field related activities. More...

Posted 8/14/2013 10:39 AM

Four businesses burglarized over weekend

Pleasanton police are tracking down one or more burglars who broke into four businesses in Pleasanton over last weekend. More...

Posted 8/14/2013 10:39 AM

Atascosa unemployment increases to 7.0% in June

Workforce Solutions Alamo released information indicating that the Atascosa County unemployment rate increased to 7.0 percent in June, up from 6.3 percent reported in May. More...

Posted 8/7/2013 09:09 AM

Back-to- School Tax Free shopping

The days are getting shorter and athletes and band members have begun practicing – which can only mean that kids will be returning to school very soon. More...

Posted 8/7/2013 09:09 AM

PYF Cowboy of the Year Rodeo Festival next weekend

Entertainers Steve Wariner, Gary P. Nunn will take stage after rodeos

Following last year’s expanded – and very successful– rodeo festival, the Pleasanton Young Farmers are preparing another weekend of rodeos, ceremonies, barbeque cook-off and more. The event will be held August 16 and 17. More...

Posted 8/7/2013 09:09 AM

Phone, internet service disrupted

What happens when phone lines – both land and cell – are inoperable? Atascosa County found out beginning Monday afternoon. Some service was available shortly before midnight on Monday. More...

Posted 7/31/2013 09:11 AM

Sales Tax Holiday moved up

Senate Bill 485 (83rd Regular Legislative Session, 2013) sets Aug. 9-11 as the dates of this year’s annual Sales Tax Holiday. More...

Posted 7/31/2013 09:11 AM

Area growth leads to H.E.B. expansion

While driving around the H.E.B. store in Pleasanton, one can’t help but notice all of the activity taking place at that location. The store is progressively engaged in a huge expansion program. More...

Posted 7/31/2013 09:11 AM

Salad weather

What better way to beat the heat than with a cool, yummy salad? The Pleasanton Friends of the Library are hosting their annual event at the the Jourdanton Community Center tommorrow, Thursday, July 25 from 11a.m. until 1 p.m. More...

Posted 7/24/2013 03:38 PM

Submit Cowboy of the Year & Hall of Fame nominations by this Friday

This Friday, July 26 is the deadline for nominations for this year’s Working Cowboy of the Year and South Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame inductee(s). More...

Posted 7/24/2013 03:38 PM

It’s back - play Rodeo Riches

The popular Rodeo Riches contest has returned to help promote The Pleasanton Young Farmers’ Cowboy of the Year Rodeo and Festival to be held August 16 & 17. More...

Posted 7/24/2013 03:38 PM

Poteet searching for new Chief

The city of Poteet is searching for its next police Chief after Martin Chavez submitted his resignation last week. Chavez was at the helm of the Poteet Police Department for just over a year before he was placed on administrative leave June 27. More...

Posted 7/24/2013 03:38 PM

Breaking News - 7/18/2013 3:32 PM

Verdi home destroyed in fire

The Pleasanton, Leming and Poteet Volunteer Fire Departments were dispatched to a structure fire in Verdi on Thursday, July 18. The fire occurred around 4 a.m. at the home where Santos Gonzales resides. More...

Posted 7/18/2013 03:30 PM

Sizzling Summer Winners

It’s cool to be hot! Our readers have taken advantage of our newest online contest, Sizzling Summer Scavenger Hunt, and through the generosity of our local businesses, are winning bunches of prizes. More...

Posted 7/17/2013 08:57 AM

Czech Heritage celebrated at St. Matthew

St. Matthew Catholic Church in Jourdanton will hold its annual Czech Day Celebration on Sunday, July 21, 2013, at the church and parish hall. More...

Posted 7/17/2013 08:57 AM

Sports

Pleasanton sprints to sixth place finish in area track meet, several qualify for regionals

The Lady Eagles competed in the district 27-AAA and 28-AAA Area track meet at Canyon Lake high school last Wednesday and finished 6th overall with two athletes qualifying for the Regional meet. More...

Posted 4/23/2014 09:54 AM

Sports Photographer Earns Third Place

Express sports photographer Joe David Cordova poses with his photo of Jourdanton baseball player Mark Medina sliding into home plate in a game last year. More...

Posted 4/23/2014 09:54 AM

Brush Country Softball Playoffs

Class 3A Bi-district round: Pleasanton Lady Eagles vs. More...

Posted 4/23/2014 09:54 AM

Living

PLEASANTON PRIMARY CELEBRATES EARTH WEEK

This week, Pleasanton Primary is doing its part to help our earth. Parents and students are enjoying the spring weather with a picnic lunch in the habitat. More...

Posted 4/23/2014 09:54 AM

SPJST LODGE 202 HONORED LODGE FRATERNALIST

Jourdanton SPJST Lodge 202 officers presented a gift card to 2013 Lodge Fraternalist nominee Regina House. More...

Posted 4/23/2014 09:54 AM

SPJST LODGE 202 DONATED TO JOURDANTON PROJECT GRAD

Jourdanton SPJST Lodge 202 donated to Jourdanton High School Project Graduation. More...

Posted 4/23/2014 09:54 AM

Farm & Ranch

Atascosa County 4-H members participate in judging contest

On Saturday April 12, 2014 twelve 4-H members from Atascosa County Participated in the District 12 4-H Livestock Judging Contest in Fredericksburg Texas. More...

Posted 4/23/2014 09:55 AM

‘The Next Crop Project’ fundraiser for FFA

On Saturday, April 26, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., Jourdanton FFA will hold a test drive fundraiser at Atascosa Chrysler Dodge Jeep to raise money for the National FFA Organization (FFA) in support of local FFA chapter leadership programs. More...

Posted 4/23/2014 09:55 AM

4H Horse Club “A.C.E.E.” competes in District and S.A.L.E. Contests

Local 4H members of the Atascosa Club of Equine Enthusiasts “A.C.E.E.” competed in the San Antonio Livestock Exposition Horse Judging Contest on February 13, 2014. This contest is open to all 4H and FFA members in Texas. More...

Posted 4/23/2014 09:55 AM

Obituaries

ROGER D. GARZA

Roger D. Garza, age 74, of Pleasanton, passed away on April 15, 2014 at his home with family members by his side. More...

Posted 4/23/2014 09:55 AM

VICTOR RENDON SR.

Victor Rendon Sr., age 80, of Devine, passed away on Friday, April 18, 2014. He was born and raised in Rossville. The son of Jose and Silberia Rendon. He was married to Lydia V. Rendon. She passed away in June 1976. Later he married Isidra Ramos. More...

Posted 4/23/2014 09:55 AM

BILLY JOE NEAL

Billy Joe Neal of Pleasanton, peacefully passed away on Monday, April 14, 2014 at the age of 83. Mr. Neal was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on November 5, 1930. However, he was raised in Corpus Christi, Texas for most of his childhood years. More...

Posted 4/23/2014 09:55 AM

Legals

Legal Notices

NOTICE TOCREDITORS Notice is hereby given that original Letters Testamentary for the Estate of JOE C. GATES, Deceased, were issued on April 21, 2014, in Cause No. 7494, pending in the County Court of Atascosa County, Texas, to: Joe C. Gates. More...

Posted 4/23/2014 09:55 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...

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