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Atascosa County Sheriff busts sex offender

Atascosa County Sheriff David Soward announced on Friday, February 14, that his deputies arrested Johnathan Wicker, a registered sex offender who was convicted in 2004 in Bexar County for Sexual Assault of a Child for allegedly evading the sex offend More...

Posted 2/19/2014 11:24 AM

Woman arrested for alleged drug possession

On Thursday, February 13 around 9:45 P.M., officers of the Pleasanton Police Department executed a narcotics search warrant at 1035 West Oaklawn Trailer D in the City of Pleasanton, according to Pleasanton Police Chief Ronald Sanchez. More...

Posted 2/19/2014 11:24 AM

Beloved Poteet grower succumbs

The other half of the husband and wife team of strawberry growers, Jose Chavez, passed away last Friday, Feb. 7. Mr. More...

Posted 2/12/2014 11:16 AM

NOT THE BEST WRECK

Three car accidents occurred near Pleasanton over the weekend. A truck and an SUV collided in the Tex Best parking lot on Highway 97 around 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 8. No one was hurt. More...

Posted 2/12/2014 11:16 AM

Full-time firefighters for Pleasanton?

At the February 6, Pleasanton City Council meeting, Pleasanton Fire Chief Chuck Garris proposed to council that the Fire Department invite six city employees to apply to be “commissioned firefighters of the state of Texas.” “Having More...

Posted 2/12/2014 11:16 AM

$5,000 CASH REWARD

Campbellton Theft

The Atascosa County Sheriff’s Department along with Crime Stoppers is hoping that a FIVE THOUSAND DOLLAR cash reward being offered for one week only will help solve a report of a burglary located in the 2000 block of Commerce Street, located in More...

Posted 2/5/2014 10:38 AM

Retro Rules! Win playing Online Scavenger Hunt today

The Pleasanton Express Fourth Online Photo Scavenger Hunt begins TODAY! Let’s get to winning as we scroll through some “retro” advertising. More...

Posted 2/5/2014 10:38 AM

Voter’s Guide deadline extended to Feb. 10

March 4, 2014 Primary candidates are encouraged to participate in the Pleasanton Express Voter’s Guide. It will be printed on February 19. More...

Posted 2/5/2014 10:38 AM

Historical marker dedicated

Ribbon cutting at Jourdanton Municipal Complex

The Jourdanton Municipal Complex held an open house and dedicated a new Historical Marker to Jourdan Campbell, the founder of Jourdanton, on Thursday, Jan 30, 2014 at 3:30 p.m. Atascosa County Historical Commission Chairman Norman Porter Sr. More...

Posted 2/5/2014 10:38 AM

Breaking News - 1/30/2014 3:01 PM

Ramirez sons found safe in San Antonio


Rosie Hernandez is “very happy” to have found her two sons, Jose Angel Ramirez, 21, and Robert Ramirez, 19, alive and well in San Antonio on Wednesday, January 22, 2014. More...

Posted 1/30/2014 03:01 PM

Stock shows’ wrap-ups

Way to go Atascosa and McMullen Counties! They both held two very successful stock shows. We will have a big follow-up section on February 5. It will feature more McMullen Co. winners and lots of photos from both events and advertisements. More...

Posted 1/29/2014 09:32 AM

5 alarm structure fire on Main Street

A fire erupted on the 800 block of North Main Street in Pleasanton around 9:15 a.m. on Tuesday, January 28, 2014. EMS was called on standby, but no injuries were reported. The structure was a total loss. More...

Posted 1/29/2014 09:32 AM

McMullen Co. Exceeds $500K Mark

Livestock Show Sets Record

Great weather and great supporters meant for another record-breaking year for the McMullen County Livestock Show held last weekend. There were 90 entries able to participate in the auction which totaled $512,000.00. More...

Posted 1/29/2014 09:32 AM

MCMULLEN COUNTY LIVESTOCK SHOW THIS WEEKEND

McMullen County high school seniors help to put the finishing touches on the new addition to the show barn in preparation for the McMullen County Jr. Livestock Show this weekend Jan. 24 and 25. More...

Posted 1/22/2014 09:56 AM

Attempted kidnapping stopped by mother

Two children were nearly kidnapped in the evening hours of Saturday, January 18, 2014. Real names have been withheld at the request of the family. More...

Posted 1/22/2014 09:56 AM

$747,000 stock show sale breaks all records

Thanks to robust bidding and buying, the 60th Atascosa County Junior Livestock Show is another one for the books with a total of $747,000.00 being spent. This is up almost $70,000.00 from last year’s results. More...

Posted 1/22/2014 09:56 AM

Time to bid

The 60th Atascosa Livestock Show is underway. Now is the time to contact the volunteers to offer funds to help purchase these projects our area youth have worked on for the past few months. More...

Posted 1/15/2014 09:05 AM

MISSING:

Local resident Gregorio “Greg” Cisnero, 26, has been reported missing. He was last seen in Pleasanton on Friday, Jan. 10th . More...

Posted 1/15/2014 09:05 AM

Sanchez to Estrada’s alleged murderer: ‘You can’t trust anyone.’

Atascosa Crime Stoppers is offering a $5000 reward for any information leading to the conviction of the person or persons responsible for the murder of Rick Estrada, who was shot late in the evening of January 6, 2014. More...

Posted 1/15/2014 09:05 AM

Special section for Livestock Show

We hope you read the special section fo the Atascosa County Livestock Show this week. `They are celebrating 60 years next week, Jan. 14- 18. More...

Posted 1/8/2014 10:07 AM

Resolutions shared by leaders

Making New Year resolutions is a task that is either embraced or avoided. While some look forward to a clean slate to to write down goals for the upcoming months, others would rather not commit to specific things they wish to accomplish or change. More...

Posted 1/8/2014 10:06 AM

NEW YEAR BABY

The first day of 2014 saw a bevy of babies being born at South Texas Regional Medical Center, but Tinlee Jane McClellan made her debut before the others at 3:08 p.m. More...

Posted 1/8/2014 10:06 AM

National Exposure?

My friends’ phones started blowing up on Christmas Eve. Not because of Christmas greetings or anything like that. More...

Posted 12/30/2013 10:17 AM

Special Sections

News

Brush/bulky pick-up continues

The city-wide brush/ bulky trash clean up for Pleasanton started this week. The City of Pleasanton appreciates the cooperation of our residents and businesses in keeping Pleasanton beautiful. The second week of the pickup begins November 24-28. More...

Posted 11/19/2014 11:21 AM

Commissioners’ Court accepts canvass of returns for November 4 general election

Atascosa CountyCommissioners’ CourtSpecial MeetingNovember 17 , 20149:00 a.m.Ordered byHon. More...

Posted 11/19/2014 11:21 AM

Jourdanton superintendent squelches rumors of special education co-op

Superintendent Lana Collavo opened the Jourdanton ISD meeting with the Supplemental Funds Report. This annual report was formatted to show the values of the last ten years. More...

Posted 11/19/2014 11:21 AM

Living

RESIDENCE OF THE MONTH

The home of Rebecca Bowen, the November Residence of the Month, is located at 1312 Commerce. More...

Posted 11/19/2014 11:21 AM

2,800 free smoke alarms from Wayne Wright stop deaths in county

The Pleasanton Volunteer Fire Department has a way for people to protect themselves from fires and save money. The fire department teamed up with the Atascosa County Fire Marshal’s office to get 2,800 smoke alarms. More...

Posted 11/19/2014 11:21 AM

Zumba time!

The City of Pleasanton will sponsor a Turkey Burner Zumbathon, free for everyone. The event is set for Tuesday, Nov. 25, from 5:30-7 p.m at the Pleasanton Civic Center. Join five incredible Zumba instructors. Prizes and fun for all! More...

Posted 11/19/2014 11:21 AM

School

PHS STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

Pleasanton High School is proud to showcase the October Students of the Month. The 9th grade student is Jennifer Smith. Tenth grade is represented by Pedro Mares. More...

Posted 11/19/2014 11:21 AM

PHS LEGISLATES IN AUSTIN

Students from PHS traveled to the State Capitol in Austin, November 10, 2014 to participate in the 11th Student Legislative Session hosted by State Representative Ryan Guillen. More...

Posted 11/19/2014 11:21 AM

COASTAL BEND COLLEGE TOUR IN BEEVILLE

This week, 34 seniors participated in a college campus tour at Coastal Bend College in Beeville. More...

Posted 11/19/2014 11:21 AM

Obituaries

ISMAEL GARZA

Ismael Leal Garza (Smitty) passed away November 18, 2014 at the age of 63. Smitty was born June 19, 1952. More...

Posted 11/19/2014 11:22 AM

DORA ALANIZ

Dora B. Alaniz, born on July 11, 1931 in Charlotte went to be with the Lord on November 17, 2014 at the age of 83. She is preceded in death by her parents, Luis Bermea and Elvira Gomez Escalante; and her loving husband, Jesus S. Alaniz. More...

Posted 11/19/2014 11:21 AM

JERRY KOSUB

Jerry Morgan Kosub “Poppie” was born on October 10, 1940 and joined the Lord on November 13, 2014. More...

Posted 11/19/2014 11:21 AM

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

November 20 • 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 11/19/2014 11:21 AM

Community Calendar

November 5• CLA Estate Services to host FREE Estate Planning WorkshopWednesday, Nov. 5s at 9:30 a.m. at La Quinta Inn & Suites in Floresville (1910 10th St.). The workshop will provide info. More...

Posted 11/5/2014 04:05 PM

Community Calendar

October 30 • 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 10/29/2014 09:42 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 08:48 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 04:37 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 08:48 AM

Five more chances to win this week

Now in its third week, the Pleasanton Express Roarin’ Retro Online Photo Scavenger Hunt is going strong! Many have won great prizes. And you can too! More...

Posted 2/19/2014 11:24 AM

Poteet’s new Police Chief wants to D.A.R.E Poteet ISD

The City of Poteet hired Plutarco Castro as their new police chief on January 25, 2014. He said he would like to reintroduce Poteet ISD to some crime prevention programs. More...

Posted 2/19/2014 11:24 AM

Voting underway for March Primary

Early voting for Texas 2014 Primary Elections began yesterday and runs through February 28. The Primary Election date is March 4th. More...

Posted 2/19/2014 11:24 AM

WAREHOUSE FIRE

A warehouse holding parts for Hurley Auto Parts caught fire and burned on February 14 just before midnight. The fire is currently under investigation. More...

Posted 2/19/2014 11:24 AM

Happy Heart Day

Need ideas for Valentine’s Day? Please see our full page of ideas on page 8B. More...

Posted 2/12/2014 11:17 AM

Bohlke death revisited by family

Sheriff not opposed to exhuming body

Former Mayor of Hollywood Park William “Bill” Bohlke, 65, was found dead at his ranch off of Coble Road north of Poteet on August 27, 2012. His family says that he arrived at his ranch early that morning. More...

Posted 2/12/2014 11:16 AM

City nets $250,000

There were many accomplishments outlined in the Pleasanton City Council’s February 6 meeting. More...

Posted 2/12/2014 11:16 AM

Win in week two of Scavenger Hunt

Hope you enjoyed seeing the advertisements of the past in this week’s Online Scavenger Hunt. Here at the paper we tend to get “sucked in” to old issues. More...

Posted 2/12/2014 11:16 AM

Time to scavenge!

The popular Online Photo Scavenger Hunt begins today and once again you can win some great prizes donated by our equally great advertisers. More...

Posted 2/5/2014 10:38 AM

Indictments made in Robert Deckard’s murder

On Wednesday, January 29, 2014, according to the San Antonio Police Officers Association (SAPDA) the Bexar County District Attorney Susan Reed announced that Shawn Ruiz Puente, 32, and Jenevieve Ramos, 28 were indicted by a grand jury in Atascosa Cou More...

Posted 2/5/2014 10:38 AM

SUNDAY WRECK

There was a car accident at the corner of Goodwin and Georgia Ann Sunday evening in Pleasanton. Pleasanton PD responded. One person was taken by Atascosa EMS. More...

Posted 2/5/2014 10:38 AM

Ramirez brothers found

Rosie Hernandez is “very happy” to have found her two sons, Jose Angel Ramirez, 21, and Robert Ramirez, 19, alive and well in San Antonio on Wednesday, January 22, 2014. More...

Posted 2/5/2014 10:38 AM

Mayor thankful for City Council approval for runway realignment

Mayor Clint Powell says he usually skips the “Mayor’s Message” section of the city council meetings, but at the Jan 16 meeting he had something to say. More...

Posted 2/5/2014 10:38 AM

FREEZE DON’T MOVE

The recent freeze hit Pleasanton hard this past week. Ad Manager Mary Gallegos was out and about on Friday, Jan. 24 and took this photo on the corner of Smith and Johnson. More...

Posted 1/29/2014 09:32 AM

Heavy truck parking restrictions

At the January 16, 2014 Pleasanton City Council meeting, City Council unanimously approved the adoption of Ordinance 14-1097, which repeals and replaces the Heavy Truck Route Ordinance No. 11- 1030. More...

Posted 1/29/2014 09:32 AM

Multiple men missing

Ramirez Brothers, Chapa; Cisnero Update

Ramirez Brothers Rosie Hernandez and Jose Ramirez are looking for their two sons, Jose Angel Ramirez, 21 and Robert Ramirez, 19, who have been missing from Poteet since Sunday, January 19, 2014. More...

Posted 1/29/2014 09:32 AM

McMullen auction is Saturday

Our neighbors to the south on Hwy. 16 in McMullen County will be hosting their livestock show this Friday and Saturday. The Little Britches division will compete at 6 p.m. on Friday with the Rabbit and Poultry show following. More...

Posted 1/22/2014 09:56 AM

Pleasanton City Council picks Official Seal

City council has made some progress on branding Pleasanton Texas at the January 16, 2014 meeting, but some items remain contentious. More...

Posted 1/22/2014 09:56 AM

EUWCD: SAWS may be making "dangerous assumption"

According to Jay Troell, P.E. More...

Posted 1/22/2014 09:56 AM

READY TO BUILD

South Trust Bank (formerly First National Bank) held their groundbreaking ceremony recently. More...

Posted 1/15/2014 09:05 AM

Resolutions shared by leaders

In the second week of featuring people in our community sharing their New Year’s resolutions, we have the thoughts from Pleasanton Mayor Clint Powell and South Texas Regional Medical Center’s Chief Executive Officer Jim Resendez, FACHE. More...

Posted 1/15/2014 09:05 AM

Man arrested for attempted use of TASER on Jourdanton officer

Atascosa County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Sgt. More...

Posted 1/15/2014 09:05 AM

Stock show underway; big auction Saturday

Volunteers for the 60th Atascosa County Livestock Show have been planning for this milestone event and are hoping for another successful show. More...

Posted 1/15/2014 09:05 AM

60th Livestock Show begins next week

Students across the county have been working diligently the past few months to prepare their livestock show projects for the Atascosa County Livestock Show which begins next Tuesday, Jan. 14. More...

Posted 1/8/2014 10:06 AM

Accidental fatal shooting

Tragedy strikes early in the year as Debra Mishler, 50, dies from an accidental gunshot wound to the abdomen. More...

Posted 1/8/2014 10:06 AM

First Homicide of 2014

Late in the evening on January 6, 2014, Pleasanton Police Department officers responded to a shots fired call at the 600 block of Sanchez Street. More...

Posted 1/8/2014 10:06 AM

Sports

Hunting the Brush Country

Meredith Rutherford harvested this buck on her family farm in Atascosa County Nov. 2. The 10-point buck had an inside spread of 18.5 inches, along with a 20-inch outside spread. More...

Posted 11/19/2014 11:21 AM

Indians Gearing Up For New Season

Jourdanton’s Zach Daughtry goes up for a layup in a scrimmage against John Paul II last week. The indians host Cotulla Friday night with tip-off set for 7:30 p.m. More...

Posted 11/19/2014 11:21 AM

Cowboys run past Nordheim to start year

The McMullen County junior high Cowboys kicked off their season with a win over Nordheim 54-12 last week. More...

Posted 11/19/2014 11:21 AM

Opinion & Columns

Marvin Deckert - “Hughes two-cone drill bit and my dad, uncles working on wooden derricks at Spindletop”

“Since I read your article about Baker Hughes last week, I wanted to tell you that my dad, Elmo Royce Deckert, had one of the first Hughes rotary bit watch fobs made,” said Marvin Deckert, former oil field employee retiree living in Pleas More...

Posted 11/19/2014 11:21 AM

FLASHBACK:

School buses vandalized

60 Years ago- More...

Posted 11/19/2014 11:21 AM

Rep. Cuellar reminds public enrollment period for health insurance ends Dec. 15

SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX28) announced that this year’s open enrollment period for health insurance began Saturday, Nov. 15. More...

Posted 11/19/2014 11:21 AM

Farm & Ranch

Larger loan amounts offered

Texas Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director Judith A. Canales reminds farmers and ranchers that the FSA borrowing limit for microloans increased from $35,000 to $50,000, effective Nov. 7. More...

Posted 11/19/2014 11:22 AM

Hamm chosen to visit Space Center

NASA’s Summer of Innovation is partnered with the Texas 4 - H Youth Development Program and the Texas A&M University Department of Geology and Geophysics to bring Texas student essay winners to Johnson Space Center on Wednesday, October 8, More...

Posted 11/19/2014 11:21 AM

South Texas CattleWomen host USO Day

South Texas CattleWomen hosted USO Day on the 707 Ranch near La Coste on Saturday, September 20, 2014. More...

Posted 11/19/2014 11:21 AM

Church

Local Bible Bowlers strike big results

Ten Pleasanton Church of Christ youth competed in the 31st annual Weber Road Church of Christ Bible Bowl in Corpus Christi on Saturday, Nov. 8. More...

Posted 11/19/2014 11:21 AM

FBC Poteet to hold John Moody Concert

Skillfully blending gospel music with Christian entertainment, John Moody has become a favorite at concerts, county fairs, picnics and churches across the country. More...

Posted 11/19/2014 11:21 AM

Surviving the Holidays meeting

In past years, the Christmas holiday season may have been a time of great anticipation and excitement … but this year, the prospect of facing the holidays without your loved one may cause anxiety and dread. You are not alone. More...

Posted 11/19/2014 11:21 AM

Legals

Legal Notices

PUBLIC ADVERTISEMENT FOR MANAGEMENT SERVICES The City of Christine is soliciting proposals from a qualified management consultant/firm to carry out several aspects of overall program management required by the City for implementation of the Texas Com More...

Posted 11/19/2014 11:21 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 02:23 PM

Frequently Asked Questions

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