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

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

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

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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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

Friday accident claims life of retired priest

The Corpus Christi community is mourning the loss of Monsignor Morgan Rowsome, a retired priest of the Corpus Christi Diocese. The 72-year-old was a former pastor of St. Peter Prince of the Apostles Catholic Church in Corpus Christi. More...

Posted 5/27/2015 01:39 PM

Murder in Charlotte

One suspect is dead and a Charlotte homeowner is in a San Antonio hospital with multiple gun shot wounds. Apparently five armed men went to a residence in Charlotte to settle an ongoing dispute. More...

Posted 5/27/2015 01:39 PM

Trenches drenched

Many parts of Atascosa County were underwater recently, following the deluge of rain that fell beginning Thursday, May 14. The heavy rainfall caused flood waters to rise rapidly, especially in low-lying areas surrounding businesses and homes. More...

Posted 5/20/2015 01:10 PM

Sweepstakes again!

For the second year in a row, the Pleasanton Express brought home the Sweepstakes award in the Texas Gulf Coast Press Association Better Newspaper Contest. More...

Posted 5/20/2015 01:10 PM

SQUAWS - AREA CHAMPS

The Jourdanton Squaws are still alive in softball playoffs with their area champ win last Saturday. More...

Posted 5/13/2015 01:49 PM

COUNCILMEMBERS HONORED

U. S. Congressman Henry Cuellar (second from right) gave specia lCongressional Recognition to three outgoing Pleasanton City Councilmembers - Roger G. More...

Posted 5/13/2015 01:49 PM

Amendments to Home Rule Charter to be decided by voters Saturday, May 9

The numbers have been sluggish in early voting for Pleasanton’s amendments to the Home Rule Charter. It could be because there are no councilmembers nor mayor running for office. More...

Posted 5/6/2015 01:37 PM

Wilkerson’s first column in the Pleasanton Express - ‘Get With It’

EDITOR’S NOTE - Looking up information, we found this in our back issues of the Pleasanton Express and thought it would be appropriate to share Bill Wikerson’s first column he wrote on January 8, 1975. More...

Posted 5/6/2015 01:38 PM

Special Sections

Sports

FC Dallas places second at tournament in San Marcos

Pleasanton’s FC Dallas ‘02 Girl’s U14 team placed second overall after competing at a tournament at 5-Mile Dam Park in San Marcos last weekend. More...

Posted 4/27/2016 12:03 PM

Poteet golfer makes strides during high-school career

Poteet’s Patrick Gonzales was crowned District 30-4A golf champion earlier this season. The Aggie has played golf nearly his entire life starting at the age of seven. Gonzales won his first nine-hole tournament at eight years old. More...

Posted 4/27/2016 12:03 PM

EXPRESS YOUTH HUNTING CONTEST WINNERS

Colby Fey (right) stands with Express sports editor Chris Filoteo after he received his award plaque, along with a hunting jacket sponsored by the Pleasanton Express after he won the Express Deer &am More...

Posted 4/27/2016 12:03 PM

Opinion & Columns

Flashback: Law and Order Banquet set

10 Years ago- Approximately 80 visitors from as far away as Greece, India, Argentina and Burkino Faso in West Africa were in Pleasanton on Wednesday, April 19, as guests of the South Texas Weather Modification Association (STWMA). More...

Posted 4/27/2016 12:02 PM

Texas and Transgender: Bathroom Battle

Texas Politics

Some Texas leaders may be itching to join the fight to shut the bathroom door for transgender folks. It will get them lots of publicity, and appeal to their Tea Party base. More...

Posted 4/27/2016 12:02 PM

Abbott proclaims flooding disaster, adds more counties

State Capital Highlights

Gov. Greg Abbott on April 18 declared a state of disaster for Austin, Bastrop, Colorado, Fort Bend, Grimes, Harris, Montgomery, Waller and Wharton counties. More...

Posted 4/27/2016 12:01 PM

Robbie Rambles

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

She writes

I haven’t written in a while. It’s that thing. That perfectionist thing. More...

Posted 1/27/2016 02:11 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

PLEASANTON STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

March Students of the month for Pleasanton High School have been recognized. Jenna Westfall, Sarah Hanzalik, Kaye Hubert, and Sofia De la Garza have been selected by the staff. More...

Posted 4/20/2016 01:57 PM

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. Also offered are parenting and other classes. More...

Posted 4/20/2016 01:57 PM

Witnesses “Imitate Jesus!” Convention series will feature resources to assist families

Jehovah’s Witnesses will discuss the keys to family happiness during their 2015 “Imitate Jesus!” Convention to be held at the Freeman Coliseum Arena. More...

Posted 8/12/2015 01:17 PM

Legals

Legals

NOTICE TO BIDDERS THE COMMISSIONER’SCOURT OF ATASCOSACOUNTY, TEXAS HAS AUTHORIZED THE COUNTYAUDITOR TO ADVERTISEFOR COPY MACHINEPAPER FOR ATASCOSACOUNTY. More...

Posted 4/27/2016 12:03 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

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

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

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

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

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

Commencement Schedule

Here is the updated/corrected commencement schedule for area schools. More...

Posted 5/28/2015 02:49 PM

Congrats Grads

Area seniors cross the stage over next two weeks

Over the next two weeks, seniors from all over the area will graduate from high school and end one chapter in their life. These graduates will start another chapter by beginning college, trade school, joining the military or entering the work force. More...

Posted 5/27/2015 01:39 PM

REMEMBERING THE FALLEN ON MEMORIAL DAY

Atascosa County veteran David Guerrero, lays flowers at the memorial at Jourdanton City Park. More...

Posted 5/27/2015 01:39 PM

Weather may have been factor in derailment

It was a frightening scene Friday morning on US Highway 281 North– piles of twisted metal and train axles, among overturned railroad cars. More...

Posted 5/20/2015 01:10 PM

BRONZE BEAUTIES

Pleasanton senior Cassie Leal stands on the podium after she finished third in the 300-meter hurdles event at the state meet. More...

Posted 5/20/2015 01:10 PM

PISD bond passes

Poteet elects new mayor

Voter turn-out could always be better, but those who cast their ballots unseated several incumbents. The unofficial results for the elections held in Pleasanton and Poteet follow. Pleasanton ISD Million Bond More...

Posted 5/13/2015 01:49 PM

ACA meets with city officials, county judge

City officials from Charlotte, Jourdanton, Pleasanton and Poteet, along with Atascosa County Judge Bob Hurley met with a panel from Atascosa Citizens in Action (ACA), Thursday, May 7, from 11:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. More...

Posted 5/13/2015 01:49 PM

Farewell ‘Wild Bill’

The news of Pleasanton Express Co-publisher William B. “Bill” Wilkerson’s death last Thursday, April 30, has left many people in shock. He had recently turned 86 on April 12 and had been hospitalized briefly. Early Years More...

Posted 5/6/2015 01:37 PM

Early numbers are in

For those who didn’t take advantage of voting early, Saturday’s elections will hopefully see voters heading to the polls in Pleasanton and Poteet. They will be open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. More...

Posted 5/6/2015 01:38 PM

News

Cementerio Leal meeting April 30

Cementerio Leal officers and members are scheduled to meet on Saturday, April 30, at 10 a.m. They will meet at the Wells Fargo Conference Room, located at 425 W. Oaklawn in Pleasanton. Attendance is valued, as is your input. More...

Posted 4/27/2016 12:02 PM

Navigators benefit

Chili’s and The Navigators of South Texas have teamed up for a fundraiser. Pleasanton Chili’s wants you to allow them to do the cooking on April 27. More...

Posted 4/27/2016 12:02 PM

Basketball-Arama set for May

The Navigators of South Texas invite the public to their 5th Annual City Tournament on May 14, 21 and 28. The event will take place at the Pleasanton Junior High Gym from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The double-elimination competition is for 10 teams. More...

Posted 4/27/2016 12:02 PM

Living

How parents can talk about bullying directly

Lifestyles Editor

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following article is the second part of a series on bullying. Atascosa Family Crisis Center Outreach Advocate Shawnene Edmondson presented a valuable session offering adv ice to parents about bullying. More...

Posted 4/27/2016 12:02 PM

H-E-B EARTH DAY HELPERS

A recycling partnership with H-E-B and Pleasanton Primary celebrating Earth Day resulted in a collection of 19,469 plastic bags. More...

Posted 4/27/2016 12:02 PM

Golden Knights soar across Pleasanton’s sky

Lately some very unusual things, such as record rainfall and hailstones, have fallen from the South Texas skies. More...

Posted 4/27/2016 12:02 PM

School

Salvation Army Sales this week!

The Salvation Army Family Store in Pleasanton will have several sales going on this week. This Wednesday and Saturday, clothes and shoes will be half-price. On Thursday, Friday and Saturday, purses will be half-price. More...

Posted 4/27/2016 12:02 PM

Health insurance help

Navigators with the Daughters of Charity Services of San Antonio are currently offering help to assist in enrolling for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act: Health Insurance Market Place. More...

Posted 4/27/2016 12:02 PM

Carolyn Wright Outstanding Leader in Catholic Education

The Archdiocese of San Antonio honored Carolyn Wright as a recipient of a prestigious honor: Outstanding Leaders in Catholic Education. She and other honorees will be recognized on May 6, at the Omni Hotel at the Colonnade in San Antonio. More...

Posted 4/27/2016 12:02 PM

Farm & Ranch

Area farmers markets support local agriculture

This spring, as you’re looking for the most colorful, flavorful and fresh produce for your table, don’t forget to take a stroll down the aisles of the local farmers market to support area agriculture. More...

Posted 4/27/2016 12:03 PM

Enhancing and Restoring Monarch Butterfly Habitat in Texas

Monarch populations have experienced a measured decline over the last 20-years, to some extent from a reduction in nectar producing plants. More...

Posted 4/27/2016 12:03 PM

4-HER’S AT SAN ANTONIO STOCK SHOW

4-H placers at San Antonio in the steer contest, left to right, Gracee McBee, Travis Bonner, Taylor Rankin, Colton Eisenhauer, Max Chessher and Weston Eisenhauer with their winning steers. More...

Posted 4/27/2016 12:03 PM

Obituaries

SUSANNA HERRERA

Susanna H. Herrera, of Poteet passed away Monday, April 25, 2016 at the age of 69. She was born in Leming on July 3, 1946 to Roberto and Guadalupe (Perez) Hernandez. More...

Posted 4/27/2016 12:03 PM

JOHN HAWKINS SR.

John Thomas Hawkins, Sr. born in Bessemer, Alabama, on August 18, 1936 passed away on Friday, April 22, 2016 at the age of 79 years. Mr. Hawkins was preceded in death by his nine brothers and sisters. More...

Posted 4/27/2016 12:03 PM

CHARLES RILEY

Charles C. Riley of McCoy passed away at his residence on Thursday, April 21, 2016 at the age of 76. He was born September 8, 1939 in Sample, Texas to Charles S. Jr. and Ruth (Brister) Riley. More...

Posted 4/27/2016 12:03 PM

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

April 27 & May 2 •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 4/27/2016 12:02 PM

Community Calendar

April 20 & 25 •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 4/20/2016 01:57 PM

Community Calendar

April 13 & 18 •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 4/13/2016 01:31 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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Frequently Asked Questions

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