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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 11:38 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 11:38 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 11:38 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 10:32 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 10:32 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 10:32 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 10:56 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 10:56 AM

EUWCD: SAWS may be making "dangerous assumption"

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

Posted 1/22/2014 10:56 AM

READY TO BUILD

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

Posted 1/15/2014 10:05 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 10:05 AM

Man arrested for attempted use of TASER on Jourdanton officer

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

Posted 1/15/2014 10:05 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 10:05 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 11:06 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 11:06 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 11:06 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 11:17 AM

Fatal fire in Poteet

A structure fire destroyed a double wide mobile home and led to the death of a 93 year old Martha Melcher on Melcher Lane just south of Poteet at 2:30 p.m. on Monday, December 23. More...

Posted 12/30/2013 11:17 AM

Through children’s eyes

We are so excited to present a new feature this year. We received so much artwork from the area first and second graders when they wrote their letters to Santa. More...

Posted 12/23/2013 03:51 PM

Little Man gives big

“The gift of giving shines through a four year old little boy this Christmas,” said a status update on the Pleasanton Police Department’s Facebook page, celebrating the generosity of Clayton Steele of Poteet. More...

Posted 12/23/2013 03:51 PM

Filings for March Primary revealed

It may be the holiday season, but the election season is only a few months away. The March Primary election will be held on Tuesday, March 4. More...

Posted 12/18/2013 12:35 PM

Blue Santa’s wish list: Volunteers

Blue Santa and the Pleasanton Police Department would welcome any “good will toward men” at the Pleasanton Fire Station Sunday Dec. 22 from 1 p.m. More...

Posted 12/18/2013 12:35 PM

secrets to santa

Four year old Madi Conner whispers if she’s been naughty or nice to Santa Claus. Madi is the daughter of Savanna & Justin Conner of Pleasanton and older sister to Maci. More...

Posted 12/18/2013 12:35 PM

Have a safe and Merry Christmas

We hope you all will enjoy the Santa Letters featured in this issue. First and second graders across the Brush Country and then some, have jotted down there wishes for this Christmas. More...

Posted 12/18/2013 12:33 PM

Alleged burglars speed through three counties

A San Antonio Police Department officer was shot in the head and a Poth Police Officer's car was sprayed with bullets while in pursuit of robbery suspects on the morning of Sunday, December 8. More...

Posted 12/11/2013 10:53 AM

Special Sections

News

TEXAS HOLD ‘EM WINNERS

Some of the Texas Hold ‘em Poker Tournament winners stayed to the end of the game. More...

Posted 10/29/2014 10:42 AM

PLEASANTON COWBOY HOMECOMING TRUCK AND TRACTOR PULL RESULTS

Saturday, October 25, 2014 Limited Modified Tractor More...

Posted 10/29/2014 10:42 AM

Commissioners’ Court rescinds previous action that made Cleo Lane a public access road

Atascosa CountyCommissioners’ CourtSpecial MeetingOctober 27, 20149:00 a.m.Ordered byHon. More...

Posted 10/29/2014 10:42 AM

Living

Cowboy Homecoming Round Up

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Posted 10/29/2014 10:43 AM

FUN BY ALL AT THE 2014 MARKET DAYS

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Posted 10/29/2014 10:43 AM

Rock-N-At the River Music Fest Nov. 8

The Navigators Men’s Fellowship will present the third annual Rock- NAt the River Music Festival on Nov. 8, at the Atascosa River Park in Pleasanton. Time will be from 1-5 p.m. More...

Posted 10/29/2014 10:42 AM

School

SAT BOOT CAMP

Pleasanton High School hosted the SAT Boot Camp on Wednesday, Oct. 1. Students from Poteet and Charlotte ISD’s also participated in the event. More...

Posted 10/15/2014 09:14 AM

Tupac is back!

The PHS robotics team is back for another year in the SA Best robotics competition! More...

Posted 10/15/2014 09:14 AM

PHS STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

Pleasanton High School announced their Students of the Month. The students are selected by their teachers for outstanding qualities, improvement, and overall excellence in Eagle Pride. More...

Posted 10/15/2014 09:14 AM

Obituaries

ANITA GUERRERO

Anita Maria Guerrero, age 73, peacefully passed away on Friday, October 24, 2014 at her home in Charlotte with her loving family by her side. Anita was born in Cotulla on September 3, 1941 to Santiago and Amalia (Sobervilla) Perez. More...

Posted 10/29/2014 10:43 AM

JOSEPH TENBERG JR.

Joseph Tenberg Jr., age 36, of Jourdanton passed away Friday, October 24 due to a long courageous battle with liver and kidney disease. Joe was born December 1, 1977 to Joe and Brenda Tenberg. More...

Posted 10/29/2014 10:43 AM

JAMES MAXWELL JR.

The family of James Walter Maxwell, Jr. mourn his passing on October 18, 2014. Jim was born on September 29, 1934 in Borger, Texas. More...

Posted 10/29/2014 10:43 AM

Community Calendar

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 10:42 AM

Community Calendar

October 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 10/22/2014 11:30 AM

Community Calendar

October 16 • 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 10/15/2014 09:14 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 11:38 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 11:38 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 11:38 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 11:38 AM

Breaking News - 1/30/2014 4:01 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 04:01 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 10:32 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 10:32 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 10:32 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 10:56 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 10:56 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 10:56 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 10:05 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 10:05 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 10:05 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 11:07 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 11:06 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 11:06 AM

Blue Santa brought Christmas to dozens of area families

Blue Santa delivered presents to Pleasanton families on Monday, December 23, thanks to the help of the dozens of volunteers who wrapped presents on Sunday, December 22 at the Pleasanton Fire Station. More...

Posted 12/30/2013 11:17 AM

Year in Review 2013

2013 is almost another year in the books. And while residents are finally adjusting to the influx of traffic and activity due to the Eagle Ford Shale oil play, other events happened throughout the year that were truly notable. More...

Posted 12/30/2013 11:17 AM

Christmas angels

These angelic girls, McAda Rutherford and Kynlie Graf, were among many angels who sang in the First United Methodist Church Christmas program 'Twas the Year Before Christmas on Dec. 15. |align=left|width=250|height=249|link=node] More...

Posted 12/23/2013 03:51 PM

City of Jourdanton moving into new complex

Like an early Christmas present, Jourdanton Police Department and the City of Jourdanton opened the doors to their new office building early Thursday morning. More...

Posted 12/23/2013 03:51 PM

Alleged crime spree stopped by Poteet Police

On Dec. 5, around 4 p.m, Deputy Daniel Hernandez was dispatched to Trophy Oaks subdivision between Lytle and Poteet for an aggravated robbery call. More...

Posted 12/18/2013 12:35 PM

Missing woman found after eight months

The body of Deborah Jean Williams, 50, was positively identified on Dec. 13 by an investigation conducted by the Atascosa County Sheriff's Office (ACSO), the Texas Department of Public Safety and the Texas Rangers that began on Nov. 24. More...

Posted 12/18/2013 12:35 PM

Don’t miss IceFights

Christmas is around the corner and there’s so much going on in the county. More...

Posted 12/11/2013 10:53 AM

Sports

2014-2015 Pleasanton Hall of Honor Inductees

Left to right: Siblings Kenny Johnson, Sandra Johnson Staley, Hall of Honor inductee Wayne Johnson and wife Belva, Bill Johnson and Chris Filoteo, Pleasanton Express Sports Editor. More...

Posted 10/29/2014 10:43 AM

Area Fishing Report

BRAUNIG- Water stained. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are fair on liver and shad near the pier and at Dead Tree Point. Redfish are fair on perch, shad, and silver spoons. Channel catfish are excellent on liver, shrimp, cut bait, and cheesebait. More...

Posted 10/29/2014 10:43 AM

Scrambling Aggie

Poteet quarterback eludes a Crystal City defender in a 19-0 shutout last week on the road. More...

Posted 10/29/2014 10:43 AM

Opinion & Columns

Hydraulic fracturing chemical disclosure policy initiated by Baker Hughes

Baker Hughes, a Houston-based company opened a $30 million operations center on IH 37, 18 miles northeast of Pleasanton in 2012. This facility, on 65 acres, was built to support the booming activity in the Eagle Ford shale. More...

Posted 10/29/2014 10:42 AM

FLASHBACK:

Rotarians flip flapjacks for jack

60 Years ago- More...

Posted 10/29/2014 10:42 AM

Win gift cards from Trailer Park Trinkets, Cattleman’s Vet Supplies

After a fantastic time at the Pleasanton Cowboy Homecoming, why not finish it off by winning gift cards from Trailer Park Trinkets and Cattleman’s Vet Supplies. More...

Posted 10/29/2014 10:42 AM

Farm & Ranch

Texas Deer Association continues to forge strong relationships

The Texas Deer Association leads the way in the deer industry as the largest organization in the state dedicated to protecting the rights of both the landowner and the hunter. More...

Posted 10/29/2014 10:44 AM

Texas to receive Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Restoration Funding

AUSTIN – Five Texas-based projects totaling about $18 million have been approved to begin to compensate Texas for lost human use of natural resources resulting from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. More...

Posted 10/29/2014 10:44 AM

Prospects good for deer season

If early field reports by bow hunters and those hunting on Managed Lands Deer Permit properties are a sign of things to come, Texas hunters should see deer in good condition and above average numbers of mature bucks when the general season kicks off More...

Posted 10/29/2014 10:44 AM

Church

Food Pantry closed

First Baptist Church of Jourdanton would like to inform the public that its Food Pantry is currently closed. More...

Posted 10/29/2014 10:42 AM

Bible study in Verdi on Thursdays

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 10/29/2014 10:42 AM

FBC Food Pantry time

First Baptist Church of Jourdanton will distribute items from its Food Pantry on Friday, Oct. 31, from 10 a.m. - noon. It had been originally scheduled for earlier in the month, but it changed. More...

Posted 10/22/2014 11:30 AM

Legals

Legal Notices

RAILROAD COMMISSION OF TEXAS OIL AND GAS DIVISION DISTRICT 01 Rule 37 Case No. 0289078 DATE OF ISSUANCE: Oct 17, 2014 Status/ Permit No. More...

Posted 10/29/2014 10:43 AM

Misc

Sports Documents

Charlotte Basketball Schedule Jourdanton Boys Basketball Jourdanton Girls Basketball McMullen Basketball Schedule More...

Posted 12/6/2011 06:27 PM

Submission Forms

General News Item Letter to the Editor Engagement Announcement Stork Club Birthdays Anniversary More...

Posted 11/14/2011 03:23 PM

Frequently Asked Questions

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Posted 11/14/2011 03:22 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