Battle of Medina ceremony Sat.

The 202nd anniversary of the Battle of Medina will be celebrated this Saturday, August 15 at 10 a.m. One of the bloodiest battles in Texas is remembered through the efforts of the Atascosa County Historical Commission. More...

Posted 8/12/2015 01:16 PM

Field house ... done - bond construction plans moving ahead

SUE BROWN EDITOR With one major building project completed - the new athletic training facility - Pleasanton ISD’s superintendent Dr. Matthew Mann is anxious to start the next phase. More...

Posted 8/12/2015 01:16 PM

Two fatalities on IH-37

Local law enforcement agencies and emergency personnel have seen several accidents within the last week. Two resulted in a fatality and several other accidents required the assistance of Air Life. More...

Posted 8/5/2015 10:37 AM

Battle of Medina historical ceremony set for August 15

CONTRIBUTED ATASCOSA COUNTY HISTORICAL COMMISSION More...

Posted 8/5/2015 10:37 AM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

$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

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

GRADUATED!

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Posted 6/10/2015 12:48 PM

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

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

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

Special Sections

Sports

ARTIFICIAL TURF GRASS INSTALLED AT INDIAN STADIUM

Artificial turf grass was installed at Indian Stadium last week as preparations for the Jourdanton High School 2016 Graduation Ceremony are set for Saturday. More...

Posted 5/26/2016 07:39 PM

CHARLOTTE ATHLETES EARN SCHOLARSHIPS

Charlotte seniors Gabriela Raimondi (left) and Joey Garza gather for a photo after they received athletic scholarships from the Charlotte Booster Club last week during the sports banquet. More...

Posted 5/26/2016 07:39 PM

Jourdanton ready to host summer football camp

The 2016 Indian Football Camp has been set for July 25-28 at the football practice field. Students currently enrolled in fourth through ninth grades are encouraged to participate. Time of the camp will be from 8:30- 11 a.m. each day. More...

Posted 5/26/2016 07:39 PM

Opinion & Columns

HEADLINE: Nude lady holds deputies at bay

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Posted 5/26/2016 07:38 PM

Texas Supremes: School Finance Abysmal, But Constitutional

Texas Politics

The Texas approach to paying for public schools is incredibly screwed up, the Texas Supreme Court observed in a May 13 opinion. But it’s constitutional, the court ruled. More...

Posted 5/26/2016 07:37 PM

3 states seek clarity on federal transgender guidelines

State Capital Highlights

Attorneys General Ken Paxton of Texas, Patrick Morrissey of West Virginia and Scott Pruitt of Oklahoma are seeking clarification of the federal government’s guidelines regarding bathroom access and other issues involving transgender students. More...

Posted 5/26/2016 07:37 PM

Robbie Rambles

Off She Goes

When my daughter was in kindergarten she was best friends with our little neighbor girl. Shortly before the Christmas holidays that first school year she told me Dominique was moving away to Fort Worth. More...

Posted 5/26/2016 07:37 PM

Never say never

A few weeks ago I did something I never thought I would do. In fact it was something I said I would never do. Never say never. More...

Posted 3/16/2016 12:17 PM

Pack rat level - hoarder

So the other day I was trying to de-clutter my room. I like crafts, and while I have gotten rid of a lot of stuff over the years, I still have a ton. Ladies, you know how it is. At one point I decided to scrap book. More...

Posted 2/17/2016 01:55 PM

Oil and Gas Report

STEPS participants enjoy breakfast courtesy of PHS Culinary Class

The monthly meeting of Eagle Ford STEPS “A Safer Texas One STEP Closer” began with a nice continental creakfast courtesy of Pleasanton High School Culinary students. This took place on Thursday, April 16 at Cowboy Fellowship Church. More...

Posted 4/29/2015 11:50 AM

WATER: Protecting one of our most precious resources

Wouldn’t it be so nice and convenient for a city to increase its future water supply by simply finding a convenient, close-by source and taking whatever they want. More...

Posted 4/22/2015 12:20 PM

Atascosa Citizens in Action meeting set

Newly-organized ‘Atascosa Citizens in Action’ will meet at the Pleasanton Civic Center, Thursday, April 16, from 11 until 2. Food and beverages will be provided. More...

Posted 4/15/2015 01:18 PM

Church

Summer preaching series begins

Need a good mid-week spiritual boost? Then attend the Wednesday Night Summer Preaching Series at the Pleasanton Church of Christ! More...

Posted 5/26/2016 07:38 PM

Church News?

The Pleasanton Express is looking for your church news. If you have any upcoming events that your church would like to have publicized please contact us. You can call 830-569- 6130 or email rhamby@pleasantonexpress.com. More...

Posted 5/26/2016 07:38 PM

BEACH TO BAY RUNNERS

The Beach to Bay was held in Corpus Christi this Saturday, May 21st. This is the 2nd year for a crew from Pleasanton ISD to compete in the run. More...

Posted 5/26/2016 07:38 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...

Posted 11/14/2011 03:23 PM

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Posted 11/14/2011 03:22 PM

Two prominent Pleasanton businesses burgled

Pleasanton Police Department is investigating the burglaries of two prominent Pleasanton businesses, Virginia Twins Garden Market and Center Pharmacy. More...

Posted 8/19/2015 12:58 PM

Cowboy of the Year announced at rodeo Friday

Two to be inducted into South Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame

SUE BROWN EDITOR The Pleasanton Young Farmers are ready for their annual rodeo festival after working the past few months on the arena and grounds. More...

Posted 8/12/2015 01:16 PM

Wreck claims life of former councilwoman

An August 7 crash claimed the life of Roxanne Peters on US 281 near FM 536 about 2.5 miles north of Leming. A 2013 Mack truck, driven by 38-yearold Jerome Mack, was towing a 2007 flatbed trailer heading north on US 281. More...

Posted 8/12/2015 01:16 PM

Released, but not free

When word got out that a suspect who had been arrested for murder was released from jail on Thursday, July 30, some were confused on how it could happen. More...

Posted 8/5/2015 10:37 AM

K9 officer ‘Meister’ retires

CONTRIBUTED Sgt. More...

Posted 8/5/2015 10:37 AM

Guillen reminds families of back-to-school savings

Encourages shoppers to take advantage of Sales Tax Holiday

AUSTIN - State Representative Ryan Guillen (D - Rural South Texas) is reminding parents to mark August 7-9 on their calendars, as they can save on school supplies during the state’s annual sales tax holiday. More...

Posted 8/5/2015 10:37 AM

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

Jourdanton citizens honored at annual banquet

The backyard barbeque theme, complete with red checkered tablecloths, set the tone for the Jourdanton Chamber of Commerce Awards banquet held last Tuesday, July 21. A social hour, sponsored by VTX1, was enjoyed by those in attendance. More...

Posted 7/29/2015 12:35 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

News

Porter Travels to Mexico in support of Country’s First Post-Graduate Energy Law Program

Applauds Nation’s Educators for Emphasis on Regulatory Certainty WTI CRUDE OIL (NYMEX) - 49.21, UP 1.13 AT 4:05 P.M., 5-24-16. OIL CONTINUES TO RISE DUE TO SUPPLY LOSSES

Texas Railroad Commission Chairman David Porter, on Friday, May 20, attended the inaugural commencement for the School of Law postgraduate program at the Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon (UANL) in Monterrey, Mexico to commemorate the graduation of More...

Posted 5/26/2016 07:38 PM

Strawberry growers needed

The Poteet Strawberry Festival Association and the Poteet Rotary Club would like to invite any past, present or future strawberry growers to attend the strawberry growers meeting on May 26, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. More...

Posted 5/26/2016 07:38 PM

Atascosa County Game Warden cites man for keeping wild turkey

Atascosa County Game Warden Derek Iden received a tip about a person keeping a wild Rio Grande turkey in captivity on his property last month. “He said he caught it because dogs were chasing the turkey,” Iden said. More...

Posted 5/26/2016 07:38 PM

Living

MICHAEL LAMBARIA RETIRING

Gilbert Lafuente, outreach coordinator representing Congressman Henry Cuellar, presented Michael Lambaria a plaque in recognition of his service to veterans in the area. More...

Posted 5/26/2016 07:38 PM

PISD Summer Food Program

Pleasanton ISD is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. More...

Posted 5/26/2016 07:38 PM

Jourdanton Summer Feeding

Jourdanton ISD will hold their Summer Feeding Program at the Jourdanton Jr. High School Cafeteria, (830) 769-3548, ext. 3738. Dates: June 1 – June 30, 2016 (Monday – Thursday) Time: Breakfast 7:30 – 8:30 a.m. More...

Posted 5/26/2016 07:38 PM

School

POTEET HIGH SCHOOL HONOR GRADUATES

Principal’s Honor Graduates at Poteet High School are, left to right: front row- Meranda Ramirez, Valerie Barron, Izela Rodriguez, Amber Reyes, Taylor McRae, Naomi Ybanez, Sarah Hanson, Kattie More...

Posted 5/26/2016 07:39 PM

POTEET HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 2016

Kattie Norment Highest Ranking Girl Poteet High School More...

Posted 5/26/2016 07:39 PM

CHARLOTTE HONOR GRADUATES

Honor Graduates for Charlotte High School are, left to right, front row Pilo Calvillo, Salutatorian; Ashlyn Dillard, Valedictorian. More...

Posted 5/26/2016 07:38 PM

Farm & Ranch

PLEASANTON ISD HOLDS RIBBON CUTTING FOR NEW AG FACILITY

Pleasanton ISD Staff and FFA members at the cutting of the ribbon for the new Ag barn. More...

Posted 5/26/2016 07:40 PM

Forage producers face annual battle with weeds

It’s an annual battle to address range and pasture weeds, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. More...

Posted 5/26/2016 07:40 PM

BRUSH COUNTRY LIVING

The Pleasanton Express wants you to share your photos of Brush Country living. They can be old, or recent. We want you to send us your photos of life on the farm/ranch. Have a pic of a great crop? More...

Posted 5/26/2016 07:39 PM

Obituaries

SHARON BERAN

Sharon Annette “Speedy” Beran was born in Poteet, Texas, on October 5, 1928, and went home to her Lord and Savior May 16, 2016 with her older son, John, by her side. More...

Posted 5/26/2016 07:39 PM

LENA DEES

Lena Romero Dees, age 94, of Pleasanton, passed away Thursday, May 19, 2016 in San Antonio. More...

Posted 5/26/2016 07:39 PM

CURRY JENKINS JR.

Curry Collins Jenkins, Jr. of Poteet passed away Monday, May 23, 2016. He was born in Poteet on March 18, 1933 to C.C. and Ima (Forrest) Jenkins. More...

Posted 5/26/2016 07:39 PM

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

May 18 & 23 •Zumba classes at the new Civic Center in Pleasanton each Monday and Wednesday from 5:45-6:45 p.m. for $2. Punch cards, $20. Earn a free class when card full. Cheryl Price, instructor. More...

Posted 5/18/2016 01:16 PM

Community Calendar

May 11 & 16 •Zumba classes will be at the new Civic Center in Pleasanton each Monday and Wednesday from 5:45-6:45 p.m. for $2. Punch cards, $20. Earn a free class when card full. Cheryl Price, instructor. More...

Posted 5/11/2016 03:00 PM

Community Calendar

May 4 & 9 •Zumba classes will be at the new Civic Center in Pleasanton each Monday and Wednesday from 5:45-6:45 p.m. for $2. Punch cards, $20. Earn a free class when card full. Cheryl Price, instructor. More...

Posted 5/4/2016 12:51 PM

Legals

Public Notices

Legal Notice: Application has been made with the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission for a Wine and More...

Posted 5/25/2016 01:26 PM

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