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Cisnero missing for two months

Greg Cisnero, a resident of Jourdanton, has been missing for two months says his mother, Pearl Luna. More...

Posted 3/12/2014 08:07 AM

Local Geology Professor debates SAWS’ Desalination Project

At the February 28 Evergreen Underground Water Conservation District meeting, Geologist Arthur Troell, professor Emeritus of Geology at San Antonio College, stated his position on SAWS’ plans to expand production into the brackish water of the More...

Posted 3/12/2014 08:07 AM

A bigger, better store

H-E-B begins expansion

Pleasanton H-E-B continues its remodeling phase which will eventually bring a much bigger store to the community but with the small town feel. More...

Posted 3/12/2014 08:07 AM

Help with signing up for healthcare at STRMC

Time is running out to sign up for health insurance on the Health Insurance Marketplace. The Affordable Care Act requires that most Americans obtain health insurance by 2014 or pay a tax penalty. More...

Posted 3/5/2014 09:34 AM

Alleged auto parts arsonist arrested

The Atascosa County Sheriff’s Office arrested Steve Rene Brooks, 58, for alleged involvement with fire that burned the back warehouse at Hurley Auto Parts in Pleasanton on February 14. More...

Posted 3/5/2014 09:33 AM

AFTER THE FOG CLEARED

Fog is blamed for a four car pileup that happened around 8 a.m. on Saturday, March 1 at the corner of U.S. 281 and Wyoming Blvd, near the old perfume factory. More...

Posted 3/5/2014 09:33 AM

Early voting underway

The Primary Election is in full swing with Early Voting underway. Locally, we have a bunch of elections to decide who will be on the November ballot Please view our Election Guide on pages 8-9A to help you make your decision on the local races. More...

Posted 2/26/2014 09:00 AM

New Civic Center to hold first event

The Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce is excited to be the first to hold an event at the new Pleasanton Civic Center in downtown Pleasanton next Thursday, March 6 at 6 p.m. More...

Posted 2/26/2014 09:00 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

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

Special Sections

News

There’s a new star on Texas license plates!

Texas now offers the a new star symbol for specialty plates

The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles board recently approved the addition of a new star symbol as an option on all personalized specialty license plates in Texas. My Plates, recently proposed the introduction of the new symbol. More...

Posted 12/17/2014 10:44 AM

10 ways to keep holiday hackers at bay

Cyber-security expert offers tips to safeguard information

We’ve all lost our identity at least three times, with more than 930 million records breached, lost or stolen to hackers and cyber criminals, says consumer advocacy non-profit Privacy Rights Clearinghouse. More...

Posted 12/17/2014 10:44 AM

U. S. Congressman Henry Cuellar honors Judge Diana Bautista

Atascosa County Judge Diana Bautista is retiring and U. S. Congressman Henry Cuellar made a surprise visit to the courthouse Monday morning, December 15, to honor her. More...

Posted 12/17/2014 10:44 AM

Opinion & Columns

Turboprops and other larger planes justify need for extended runway at Pleasanton Municipal Airport

Mark Eby, Chief Pilot with Hellas Construction, Inc. out of Austin, flew a Merlin IVA Swearingen Metroliner into Pleasanton Municipal Airport, Tuesday, December 9. He was accompanied by Co-Pilot Jerry White. More...

Posted 12/17/2014 10:44 AM

The ice men came, sawed and conquered

The two veteran ice sculptors took their respective spaces and revved up their chain saws to begin the second annual ice fights at the Downtown Pleasanton Merchants’ Association’s Art Walk event last Saturday, December 13 . More...

Posted 12/17/2014 10:44 AM

Flashback: Past Atascosa County Superintendent dies

60 Years ago- A trash fire ignited a concession stand at Legion Memorial park yesterday afternoon about 2:30 o’clock and the flames totally destroyed the concession stand. J.F. More...

Posted 12/17/2014 10:44 AM

Farm & Ranch

CONSUMER DECISION MAKING TEAM ATTEND CONTEST

Consumer Decision Making is a judging contest designed to teach kids to observe, compare and make consumer based decisions based on facts. More...

Posted 12/17/2014 10:45 AM

Our Christmas Story “Bowser and the Flying Red Stallion”

Part IV THIS IS the last installment of a column written by David R. Cardwell originally ran in the Pleasanton Express in 1980. More...

Posted 12/17/2014 10:45 AM

Verdilizer

More Christmas activities

Did you all live over all the Christmas activities this past weekend? How did you get to all of them? More...

Posted 12/10/2014 11:34 AM

Church

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 12/17/2014 10:44 AM

Angels and Cherubs visit nursing home

Are you looking for some fun, wholesome and Christian based activities for your children? The Atascosa Cherubs and Atascosa Angels are up and functioning again. The Atascosa Cherubs are for children ages 4-9 and is directed by Irma Ramirez- Ponce. More...

Posted 12/17/2014 10:44 AM

Tableau to be presented

The Living Nativity Tableau has been First Presbyterian Church’s Christmas gift to the community since 1987. The Tableau will be Friday, December 19 and Saturday, December 20, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. More...

Posted 12/17/2014 10:44 AM

Legals

Legal Notices

PUBLIC AUCTION Pursuant to Chapter 59, Texas Property Code, Pleasanton Mini Storage, located at 1215 Encino Dr., Pleasanton, TX, will hold a public silent auction of property being sold to satisfy landlord’s lien. More...

Posted 12/17/2014 10:45 AM

Misc

Sports Documents

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

Posted 12/6/2011 05:27 PM

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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Posted 11/14/2011 02:22 PM

Strawberry Festival Farmer’s Market

First Ever Harvesting Celebration

The Poteet/ Atascosa strawberry growers are holding their first annual Farmer's Market Saturday, March 22, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Strawberry Festival Grounds. More...

Posted 3/19/2014 08:09 AM

WRECK CLAIMS LIFE

Johnny Smith a resident of Christine was involved in a fatal car accident Saturday, March 15 near Tilden. More...

Posted 3/19/2014 08:09 AM

Pleasanton Chamber honors movers, shakers at annual banquet

The Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce held their 63rd annual banquet as the City of Pleasanton’s first guests in the new Pleasanton Civic Center. More...

Posted 3/12/2014 08:07 AM

Strawberry royalty crowned

The Strawberry Festival court were presented at the “Blooms of the Orient” themed coronation on Saturday, March 8, where Queen Caitlin Crisp and King Clayton Akers were crowned. More...

Posted 3/12/2014 08:07 AM

Chamber of Commerce pullout section here

You can see the Pleasanton Chamber pullout section featured in this week's print edition here. More...

Posted 3/6/2014 10:20 AM

Strawberry Festival Coronation

Queen To Be Crowned This Weekend

In less than a month, thousands will visit the Strawberry Capital of Texas, for the 67th annual Poteet Strawberry Festival. This year’s event will run from April 4-6. More...

Posted 3/5/2014 09:34 AM

Sheriff’s Deputies led on multi-county chase

Atascosa County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a 27-year-old Pleasanton man after he led deputies on two separate high speed pursuits, says Atascosa County Sheriff David Soward. More...

Posted 3/5/2014 09:33 AM

Multiple convictions in Mark Davis Byrd’s murder

A federal Judge in Houston has sentenced Shane Gail "Dirty" McNiel of San Antonio and Denise Nicole Feathers of Jourdanton to 10 years and six years in prison, respectively, in relation to the murder of Mark Davis Byrd Sr. in 2008. More...

Posted 3/5/2014 09:33 AM

SPLIT DECISION

A driver heading on Hwy. 97E veered of the road and crashed his Ford Taurus into a light pole on 1100 block of West Oaklawn on Thursday, February 20. The driver was checked by EMS. More...

Posted 2/26/2014 09:00 AM

Lions golden ticket event celebrates 50 years

The Pleasanton Lions Club is celebrating 50 years of hosting their annual wild game dinner this Saturday, March 1. More...

Posted 2/26/2014 09:00 AM

Time to vote

The Primary Election is in full swing with Early VOting underway. Locally, we have a bunch of elections to decide who will be on the November ballot Please view our Election Guide on pages 8-9A to help you make your decision on the local races. 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

Sports

McMullen County Hoops Coverage

Jordan Stephenson goes up for a high-percentage shot. More...

Posted 12/17/2014 10:45 AM

Hunting the Brush Country

Peter Korus, 14 years old, shot this hog with his bow from 30 yards away in Atascosa County. The hog weighed 145 pounds and was 63 inches long. More...

Posted 12/17/2014 10:45 AM

Aggies face county foe Eagles

The 8th grade Aggies ‘A’ squad fell to Pleasanton 37-32 despite two Poteet players scoring in double digits. Daryn Garza led the Aggies with 12 points, 5 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 steals while Carlos Reyes scored 10 points in the loss. More...

Posted 12/17/2014 10:45 AM

Living

Atascosa Health Center, Inc. First Annual Campaign

The Atascosa Health Center, Inc., (AHC), an area health care provider for 37 years, is asking the community to help achieve its mission of providing quality health care for needy families. More...

Posted 12/17/2014 10:44 AM

Pleasanton welcomes Troop 39

Girl Scout Troop 39 held their first meeting on Monday, Dec. 8. Their initial meeting was held at the Pizza Hut in Pleasanton. Those girls in attendance were Priscilla Delgado, Haidyn Beishline, Caitlyn Cincotta and Makaya Cincotta. More...

Posted 12/17/2014 10:44 AM

Smoke detectors available

Free smoke detectors are available for Leming residents, installed by the Leming Volunteer Fire Department. For details please contact Raymond Rodriguez at 830-569-4517 or Andrew Martinez at 830-570-6363. More...

Posted 12/17/2014 10:44 AM

School

Pleasanton ISD schedules holiday events

Pleasanton ISD has many festive events scheduled for the coming weeks, to celebrate Christmas and the holiday season. More...

Posted 12/10/2014 11:33 AM

JHS, CHS hosting Coat Drives

Jourdanton High School The Jourdanton High School National Honor Society is sponsoring a Blanket and Coat Drive to benefit the local Child Protective Services. More...

Posted 12/3/2014 10:42 AM

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

Obituaries

JULIAN ORTIZ

Julian Ortiz of Jourdanton passed away on Sunday, December 14, 2014 at the age of 87. He was born April 8, 1927 in San Antonio to Jose and Antonia Ortiz. More...

Posted 12/17/2014 10:45 AM

CAROLYN DANIEL

Carolyn Ann Daniel passed away December 13, 2014 in Lavernia. She was born October 20, 1960 to Leland and Linda (Benishek) Long in San Antonio. More...

Posted 12/17/2014 10:45 AM

HOPIE ZEPEDA

Services for Hopie Zepeda, age 75, of Pleasanton are pending with Hurley Funeral Home. More...

Posted 12/17/2014 10:45 AM

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

December 18 • 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. More...

Posted 12/17/2014 10:44 AM

Community Calendar

December 11 • 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 12/10/2014 11:33 AM

Community Calendar

December 4 • 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 12/3/2014 10:42 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