St. Philip’s presents Intocable, Fowler, team roping this Sunday

Drawing on their successes over the past few years, St. Philip Benizi Catholic Church annual festival will once again serve more than food, fun and games. Over the years it has transformed into 12 hours of fun, with a heavy emphasis on music. More...

Posted 10/8/2014 09:24 AM

Area wrecks cause fatalities

Three young men lost their lives over the weekend due to two different wrecks. Pleasanton motorcyclist Joseph Anthony (Joe) Montgomery, 30, died at the scene of a crash at the intersection of State Hwy. 97 E. and Houston Street around 6:30 p.m. More...

Posted 10/8/2014 09:24 AM

Markers dedicated for SAU&G Railroad, old North Pleasanton

The much needed rain that fell Saturday morning, September 27, may have dampened the plans to unveil the new markers, but folks gathered despite the weather under a tent and umbrellas to attend the ceremony to dedicate the newest Texas Historial Mark More...

Posted 10/1/2014 10:55 AM

Be a part of National Night Out Oct. 7

The entire community is invited to join the Pleasanton Police Department as they host the 2nd annual National Night Out on Tuesday, Oct. 7. This free event will run from 6-9 p.m. at the Atascosa River Park in Pleasanton. More...

Posted 10/1/2014 10:55 AM

Attend “Sausage” railroad, North Pleasanton historical markers’ unveiling

Dedication ceremony this Saturday at 10 a.m.

The Atascosa County Historical Commission will be dedicating two markers - one for old North Pleasanton and the other for the San Antonio, Uvalde and Gulf (SAU&G - nicknamed the “Sausage” ) Railroad - this Saturday, September 27. More...

Posted 9/24/2014 09:08 AM

Picnic time for everyone

Food, Fun, and Fellowship for the Whole Family!

St. Matthew Catholic Church in Jourdanton will hold its annual picnic this Sunday, September 28. Fr. Kazimierz Oleksy and the parishioners of St. Matthew’s invite you to begin the celebration with us by joining us for Sunday Mass at 10:30 a.m. More...

Posted 9/24/2014 09:08 AM

Local schools receive distinction designations for 2014

All five school districts in the Brush Country region had at least one campus earn a distinction designation, according to the Texas Education Agency’s 2014 accountability ratings. More...

Posted 9/17/2014 09:05 AM

County rocked by quake

Many residents in the Charlotte and Jourdanton area were startled Wednesday, Sept. 10, when a 3.2 magnitude earthquake shook the region. More...

Posted 9/17/2014 09:05 AM

Sports complex, pool in planning stage for Jourdanton

Jourdanton will see a new sports complex - specifically Little League baseball/softball fields - by the next season - as well as a new swimming pool, if all is approved. The sports complex idea has been under discussion for the past four years or so. More...

Posted 9/10/2014 09:13 AM

Pleasanton ISD Education Foundation to host Casino Night on Saturday

Longing to hit the tables Vegas-style but don’t have the funds to travel and do it up right? More...

Posted 9/10/2014 09:13 AM

Jourdanton letter carrier recognized for safe driving record

Jourdanton Letter Carrier Josie Martinez has joined the thousands of Postal Service employees who have individually driven more than a million, accident-free miles. More...

Posted 9/3/2014 09:52 AM

Hotel/Motel occupancy tax funds distributed for FY2015

Funds have been distributed using the criteria set out by the Hotel/ Motel Occupancy Tax (HOT) Committee during the August 21 Pleasanton City Council meeting. More...

Posted 9/3/2014 09:52 AM

Citizens’ park watch group considered

At the August 21 Pleasanton City Council meeting, Councilmember Jeanne B. More...

Posted 9/3/2014 09:52 AM

Local sales tax stays strong for August

Atascosa County is still holding strong in sales and use tax. The Texas Comptroller Susan Combs distributed over $816,000 to the cities in our county this period. This is down 4.41 percent from last year at this time. More...

Posted 8/27/2014 10:49 AM

School Back In Session

Heading to school are (left to right) Charlotte Elementary students Angel, Shyanne and Vincent Huizar; Joaquin Zuniga and Jack Fluitt, Poteet Elementary; Jenna Brown, Jourdanton Elementary; Mason Baz More...

Posted 8/27/2014 10:49 AM

BATTLE OF MEDINA

A musket salute by the Color Guard at the 201st anniversary of the Battle of Medina was fired after the ceremony, which included members of the DAR, SAR, DRT, SRT, the Tejanos representing the Texian More...

Posted 8/20/2014 11:11 AM

Playscape’s graffiti draws reward

For more than two months, Robert Garcia and his crew have been replacing the playscape structure at the Pleasanton River Park. The wooden structure is near completion and as soon as the circular slide arrives, it will once again be open. More...

Posted 8/13/2014 11:33 AM

Battle of Medina event Aug. 16

Join local historians and descendants at the 201st anniversary of the Battle of Medina this Saturday, August 16 at 10 am. It will be held on site off of Old Applewhite Rd. - between S.H. 16 and U.S. 281. More...

Posted 8/13/2014 11:33 AM

Young Farmer’s Open Rodeo and Festival

The bleachers are set, discs have plowed the arena and cowboys will be there in full force for the Pleasanton Young Farmers’ Cowboy of the Year Open Rodeo and Festival. More...

Posted 8/13/2014 11:33 AM

Battle of Medina anniversary event commemorates 201st year

The public is invited to attend our 14th annual ceremony commemorating the Battle of Medina, this being the 201st anniversary of the bloodiest battle in Texas history! More...

Posted 8/6/2014 09:15 AM

IH-37 ROLLOVER

A Chevy Tahoe traveling northbound Monday morning on IH-37 rolled and came to a stop on the access road. A female passenger was treated and Airlifted from the scene. More...

Posted 8/6/2014 09:15 AM

Richest rodeo in Texas should draw top contenders in Aug.

With $15,000 added, the Pleasanton Young Farmers’ Cowboy of the Year Open Rodeo should bring some great talent to compete Friday and Saturday, August 15-16. More...

Posted 7/30/2014 09:00 AM

Coronado arrested on warrants

Arrested on Monday, July 28 was Charlie Coronado following a brief stand-off with the Pleasanton Police Department. Coronado had several felony warrants against him and was located outside of a dwelling at the 800 block of Market Street. More...

Posted 7/30/2014 09:00 AM

PLAYGROUND PROGRESS

Robert Garcia and his crew continue to make progress renovating the Atascosa River Park playground in Pleasanton. Pictured (l to r) Logan Rodriguez, Robert Garcia, John Gosnell and Michael Garcia. More...

Posted 7/30/2014 09:00 AM

Special Sections

News

NEW POLICE PATCH

Vince Carrasco (left), son-in-law of Pleasanton Police Chief Ronald Sanchez (right), donated his time and talent and designed a new patch for the Pleasanton Police Department. More...

Posted 8/26/2015 01:53 PM

Last week for Bulky/Brush pickup starts Monday

While Week 2 is winding down for Bulky/Brush pickup, the final week will be August 31-September 4. Week 2: August 24-28 for the area west of Hwy. 281 to Bryant St. and south of Goodwin. Week 3: August 31-September 4 for the area west of Bryant St. More...

Posted 8/26/2015 01:53 PM

ATASCOSA CITIZENS IN ACTION

Atascosa Citizens in Action (ACA) grant committee had a meeting after achieving total access to Funding Information Network (FIN) for foundation contacts that aid in grant procurements. More...

Posted 8/26/2015 01:53 PM

Living

Leal Cemetery Clean-Up Day

The Leal Cemetery officers invite all members to attend this weekend’s Clean-Up Day, on Saturday, Aug. 29. The clean-up is scheduled to begin at 7 a.m. Please bring your necessary tools and supplies. More...

Posted 8/26/2015 01:54 PM

Pearsall Christian Women to meet in Sept.

The next Pearsall Christian Women’s Luncheon is set for Monday, Sept. 14, at the First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall in Pearsall. They will meet from noon to 2 p.m. More...

Posted 8/26/2015 01:54 PM

TRS announces ‘My Superhero Teacher’ Art Contest

AUSTIN – Look, up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, it’s my teacher! More...

Posted 8/26/2015 01:54 PM

School

CISD lunch program

Children need healthy meals to learn. Charlotte ISD offers healthy meals every school day. More...

Posted 8/19/2015 12:59 PM

CBC hosts extended registration hours

Coastal Bend College will be open extended hours at all CBC locations through August 25, 2015 to better serve students and the general public with fall registration. More...

Posted 8/19/2015 12:59 PM

BBQ fundraiser in ‘Memory of Mary’ on Aug. 29

The 7th annual MOM (in Memory of Mary Gallegos) Fund-raiser is set for Saturday, Aug. 29, at the Jourdanton Fire Station. All proceeds from this barbecue brisket plate sale and prize drawing will go to the American Cancer Society. More...

Posted 8/19/2015 12:59 PM

Obituaries

JOSEPH DONATTO

On August 21, 2015, Joseph passed away peacefully of natural causes at age 92. With him at his side was his wife of 27 years Maryellen. Joseph Alcia Donatto was born on June 9, 1923 in Daisetta, Texas. He was the son of Alcia and Bernadine Donatto. More...

Posted 8/26/2015 01:54 PM

COL. WILLIAM THORNTON

Col. William Vance Shook Thornton, 79, of Pleasanton, passed away on August 23, 2015. William was born on September 29, 1935 in Ada, Oklahoma to Virginia Lee and John Hyland Thornton. More...

Posted 8/26/2015 01:54 PM

FRED DAVIS

Fred Albert Davis, born January 1, 1955, went to be with the Lord on Friday, August 21, 2015 at the age of 60. More...

Posted 8/26/2015 01:54 PM

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

August 26 & 31 •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 8/26/2015 01:54 PM

Community Calendar

August 19 & 24 •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 8/19/2015 12:59 PM

Community Calendar

August 12 • The Historical Commission will be holding a meeting on Wednesday, August 12. Regular meetings are held the second Wednesday of the month at the Jourdanton Community Center at 9:30 a.m. Next meeting will be Sept. 9. More...

Posted 8/12/2015 01:17 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

ALWAYS REMEMBERED

The widows of the fallen officers, family and friends - including law enforcement personnel from all over the area - gathered to remember the lives of Atascosa Deputies Thomas Monse, Mark Stephenson More...

Posted 10/15/2014 09:14 AM

Smoke alarms for Atascosa County families

On Saturday October 11, 2014 at 10 a.m., at the Atascosa County Courthouse, Attorney Wyatt Wright will donate 2,800 smoke alarms to the Atascosa County Fire Marshal’s Office. More...

Posted 10/8/2014 09:24 AM

Poteet PD implements body-cameras

The Poteet Police Department recently upgraded to a high-tech in-car video system, along with body-cameras for all officers, said Poteet Police Chief Plutarco Castro. It is known as the 4RE system by Watchguard, with wireless upgrades. More...

Posted 10/8/2014 09:24 AM

Family fun at St. Luke’s-Loire Fall Festival

Come join the members of St. Luke’s-Loire as they celebrate their 9th Annual Fall Festival on Sunday, October 5, 2014. All are welcomed to celebrate the Sunday morning Mass at 10:30 a.m. More...

Posted 10/1/2014 10:55 AM

La Tropa F headlines Market Days in Oct.

Mark your calendars for Saturday, Oct. 18, when the Pleasanton Hispanic Chamber of Commerce will host the seventh annual Market Days. It will be filled with great music, food, fun and family entertainment for everyone! More...

Posted 10/1/2014 10:55 AM

STEERING TO THE FAIR

Nine-year-old Morgan Winter and her steer “Tiny” will be at the Atascosa County Fair this weekened. The prospect and home arts show are Saturday and Sunday, October 4-5. More...

Posted 10/1/2014 10:55 AM

Sales tax and use continue to be strong

According to the State Comptroller’s September, 2014 report, Texas had a great close to its fiscal year with a total of $27.27 billion in sales tax collections. This was a 5.5 % increase over last year’s $25.82 billion in collections. More...

Posted 9/24/2014 09:08 AM

MUSIC TO THE MASSES

A huge crowd gathered at the Jourdanton City Park to enjoy the musical entertainment of Erik y Grupo Massore on Sunday, September 21. The St. More...

Posted 9/24/2014 09:08 AM

Pleasanton bypass route helpful in many ways

Referring to the needs for the bypass route, Atascosa County Commissioner Bill Carroll, Precinct 4, said, “It’s entirely just a safety issue involved here, not only for the residents of the county and city of Pleasanton but even for peopl More...

Posted 9/17/2014 09:05 AM

A day to remember

JROTC offers morning 9/11 ceremony; H-E-B honors firemen and policemen with luncheon

The second annual Patriot Day ceremony was held at the Pleasanton High School courtyard on September 11. More...

Posted 9/17/2014 09:05 AM

Adiós

For 31 years Mary Gallegos has been a part of the heart and soul of the Pleasanton Express. More...

Posted 9/10/2014 09:13 AM

IH-37 ROLLOVER

The Jaws-of-Life were needed for an accident near mile marker 96 on IH 37, Tuesday, September 9. More...

Posted 9/10/2014 09:13 AM

Elect Cowboy Homecoming Queen this weekend

Cowboy Homecoming is about two months away - October 24-25 - and it is time to elect the Cowboy Homecoming Queen. The five young ladies who are running for queen have already secured a spot on the court. More...

Posted 9/3/2014 09:52 AM

Rodeo time in Tilden

The Tilden Lion Club’s 64th annual rodeo will be presented this Friday and Saturday, September 5 and 6 at the Tilden Lions Club Arena at 8 p.m. nightly. More...

Posted 9/3/2014 09:52 AM

TIME TO PICNIC AT ST. IGNATIUS

Inviting all to come enjoy their annual picnic in Christine this Sunday, August 31, are some of the St. Ignatius parishioners. More...

Posted 8/27/2014 10:49 AM

Honoring Citizens

Jourdanton holds awards banquet

The feel of relaxing at the ocean was enjoyed by all who attended the “Evening at the Beach” themed Jourdanton Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet. The banquet was held last Tuesday, August 19 at the Jourdanton Community Center. More...

Posted 8/27/2014 10:49 AM

Szulewski, Sissy’s Boutique win Rodeo Riches

$500 will be spent with participating merchants

Sharron Szulewski of Pleasanton won the grand prize of $500 of merchandise from Rodeo Riches by registering at Sissy’s Boutique, 113 W. Hunt St., Pleasanton. More...

Posted 8/20/2014 11:11 AM

Mangum named Cowboy of the Year

Pete Mangum, Margarito Guevara inducted into South Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame

Three cowboys - one posthumously - were honored at the Pleasanton Young Farmers’ Cowboy of the Year Open Rodeo and Festival this past weekend. More...

Posted 8/20/2014 11:11 AM

Last chance to play Rodeo Riches

Since the Pleasanton Young Farmers Cowboy of the Year Open Rodeo and Festivalis this weekend, this means that it is your last chance to register in the Rodeo Riches contest. More...

Posted 8/13/2014 11:33 AM

Burn Ban goes into effect, August 13

Due to extremely dry conditions and lack of recent rains within Atascosa County, the drought index has come up significantly. The County is implementing a burn ban for 90 days This will take effect on Wednesday, August 13, 2014. More...

Posted 8/13/2014 11:33 AM

Roadway improvements planned for area

Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) personnel met with national, state and city officials to discuss improvements to the roadways in Pleasanton back in June at the request of Mayor Pro Tem Jeanne Israel (Councilmember, District 6). More...

Posted 8/6/2014 09:15 AM

Cowboys choose newest member

Attend the Pleasanton Young Farmers’ richest open rodeo to find out who won

Sixteen former Cowboys of the Years met last Wednesday at the Pleasanton Express office to select the 2014 Working Cowboy of the Year and the inductees into the South Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame. More...

Posted 8/6/2014 09:15 AM

Martinez’ body found

Atascosa County Sheriff David Soward confirmed that Joel Martinez Jr.’s body was found in south Bexar County on July 26. Martinez was found off of a bridge on Senior Road. Martinez disappeared on July 3 from Poteet. More...

Posted 8/6/2014 09:15 AM

Comptroller releases sales tax figures; tax free holiday announced

(AUSTIN) — Texas Comptroller Susan Combs said today that state sales tax revenue in June was $2.24 billion, up 3.7 percent compared to June 2013. More...

Posted 7/30/2014 09:00 AM

Suspect arrested

The Atascosa County Sheriff’s Office has made an arrest in the February 5 burglary of a residence on Parsons Road east of Pleasanton. Sergeant Kevin Draughn investigated the burglary where around $10,000 in household items were stolen. More...

Posted 7/30/2014 09:00 AM

Sports

Eagles In Pursuit

Three Eagles pursue a Kennedy ball carrier in a scrimmage last week. Pleasanton prepares to host San Antonio Edison Friday night for its season opener. More...

Posted 8/26/2015 01:54 PM

Cowgirls finish 5-2 after Floresville tournament

The Cowgirls fared well against larger and difficult competition at the Floresville tournament last week. McMullen County finished undefeated in its first day of the event after four matches. More...

Posted 8/26/2015 01:54 PM

Accepting applications for Pleasanton Hall of Honor

The Pleasanton Athletic Hall of Honor is seeking nominations of potential candidates for the 2015- 2016 induction ceremony. More...

Posted 8/26/2015 01:54 PM

Opinion & Columns

University of Houston ‘saved’ lots of us working folks

Writer’s Roost

Hundreds, probably thousands, of people have been able to gain a college degree by taking advantage of the Houston job market and attending the University of Houston in pursuit of that diploma. More...

Posted 8/26/2015 01:53 PM

Team Tying

On the Edge of Common Sense

I happened to be at the National Finals Rodeo in 1988 when Leo More...

Posted 8/26/2015 01:53 PM

Paxton: Democratic Piñata

Texas Politics

Republican Attorney General Ken Paxton, with his felony indictments for securities fraud, has become the new piñata for the Texas Democratic Party. More...

Posted 8/26/2015 01:53 PM

Farm & Ranch

School days

Verdilizer

Our schools started this week!!! Can you believe it? Our youngest grandson, Gideon, now 8 years old, is terribly excited. It’s amazing how quickly our memories go back to that day when we first walked into our new classroom. More...

Posted 8/26/2015 01:54 PM

Consider Risk Protection coverage

Farm Service Agency Administrator Val Dolcini recently encouraged producers to examine the available U.S. More...

Posted 8/26/2015 01:54 PM

4-H members awarded at banquet­RHONDA

The 4-H Annual Awards Banquet was held on August 1, 2015 at the Poteet High School Library. We were honored to host the inspiring speaker Mr. Ronnie McDonald of Texas A & M Agrilife. More...

Posted 8/26/2015 01:54 PM

Church

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

Misión Para Cristo’s Benny Baker at Pleasanton Church of Christ

Benny Baker will speak at the Church of Christ on Wednesday, August 19, at 7:30 p.m. More...

Posted 8/12/2015 01:17 PM

Super Heroes of the Bible VBS next week

“Super Heroes of the Bible” is the theme for Vacation Bible School this year at the Atascosa First Seventh-day Adventist Church in Poteet. More...

Posted 8/12/2015 01:17 PM

Legals

Legal Notices

CITATION BY PUBLICATION - TRC 109 & 114 Cause No. 15-05-0385-CVA BRADLEY HENRICHSON and KATHIE LYNN BAKER vs. More...

Posted 8/26/2015 01:54 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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