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Poteet PD uses video camera to combat crime

POTEET– Beginning this week, the Poteet Police Department will look for an eye in the sky with the assistance of an extremely resourceful device: a high-powered camera. More...

Posted 6/4/2014 09:27 AM

LIGHTNING STRIKES OIL

Two oil tank batteries were engulfed in flames after a reported lighting strike hit around 4 a.m. Monday morning in Pleasanton. More...

Posted 5/28/2014 09:31 AM

Wilson named Officer of the Year

Pumpco awarded Citizen of the Year

Atascosa County Deputy Sheriff Stephen Wilson was named the 2013 of the Year at the Atascosa County Law Enforcement Officer Association’s banquet held last Friday, May 23. More...

Posted 5/28/2014 09:31 AM

Express wins sweepstakes

The Pleasanton Express came home with 11 awards after the 76th annual Texas Gulf Coast Press Association Convention last weekend. Placing first place in six categories helped them win Sweepstakes in Division 2, Large Weeklies. More...

Posted 5/21/2014 08:58 AM

Pleasanton to rebuild playground

First built in 1987, the wooden playground structure at the Atascosa River Park in Pleasanton has provided plenty of fond memories for local residents. More...

Posted 5/21/2014 08:58 AM

Riding for a cause

Freedom Center site for officer’s ceremony

Texas DPS Troopers and supporters will mount their bicycles and honor law enforcement members who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on the DPS Memorial Ride this Thursday, May 15 at 9 a.m. More...

Posted 5/14/2014 09:21 AM

Jourdanton Police Chief, Officer attend Memorial in D.C.

“We are really honored to be picked as part of the Honor Guard. We expect it to be a pretty moving experience,” said Jourdanton Police Chief Eric Kaiser. More...

Posted 5/14/2014 09:21 AM

Incumbents keep seats in Poteet election

Poteet ISD’s board members Barbara Reyes and Cynthia Hograves both kept their school board seats at the May 10 election. Hograves, Place 1, received 421 votes to Leticia Orta Salinas’ 204 votes. More...

Posted 5/14/2014 09:21 AM

PULLIAM WRECK

A three-vehicle accident occurred about 7:45 a.m. Tuesday morning on Pulliam Drive in Pleasanton. More...

Posted 5/14/2014 09:21 AM

DARLING DOLLS

These cute little dolls, Kenzie (left) and Alexis Rakowitz had a great time playing with their “new” Barbies® at the St. Andrew BBQ Picnic and Auction this past Sunday. More...

Posted 5/7/2014 09:07 AM

HWY. 97 ROLLOVER

A two vehicle accident resulted in a rollover of a truck on HWY 97 in front of Wal-Mart. The accident happened May 6th around 10:00 am with no fatalities. More...

Posted 5/7/2014 09:07 AM

County appraisal notices for tax year 2014 have been mailed

Protests must be received within 30 days of notice

You will soon receive an appraisal notice from the Atascosa County Appraisal District. The appraisal district began mailing appraisal notices on May 6, 2014. More...

Posted 5/7/2014 09:07 AM

Play ball!

Wow....baseball and softball season is still happening! The Jourdanton Squaws have advanced. They will face Santa Getrudis Academy this Thursday, May 1 in Skidmore at 7 p.m. Best of three series. Game 2 will be May 2 at 4:30 p.m. More...

Posted 4/30/2014 04:49 PM

Poteet officers take drugs off streets

Poteet is 29 packets safer after a traffic stop in Poteet around midnight on Wednesday. More...

Posted 4/30/2014 04:49 PM

WAYCROSS ROAD FIRE

A fire incinerated a vehicle and home on Waycross Road off Old Pleasanton Road in north Atascosa County around midnight on Sunday. More...

Posted 4/30/2014 04:49 PM

Vodochodsky parole protest in works

Atascosa County Sheriff David Soward confirmed that Kenneth Vodochodsky will come before the parole board for early release sometime in the next few months. More...

Posted 4/23/2014 09:52 AM

Relay For Life celebrating 10 years this weekend

Looking at this year’s theme for Relay For Life, “Relay Thru the Decades... More...

Posted 4/23/2014 09:52 AM

HWY. 97 JACK-KNIFE

A trailer came off the back of a truck as it was driving between Jourdanton and Charlotte on Hwy. More...

Posted 4/16/2014 09:06 AM

Grand opening of new civic center and library planned

The City of Pleasanton will celebrate the grand opening of its most recent completed project - The Pleasanton Civic Center and Library - on Monday, April 21 from 4-6 p.m. U.S. Congressman Dr. More...

Posted 4/16/2014 09:06 AM

Burglaries

Charlotte City Hall burglarized

One or more burglars are at large for stealing gas from the city workers fueling station behind Charlotte City Hall on Monday, April 14. More...

Posted 4/16/2014 09:06 AM

Garza wins with sweet berries

breaking auction for Strawberry Festival

The cooler weather and some late freezes had many farmers wondering if their strawberries would be ready in time for the 67th Strawberry Festival. More...

Posted 4/9/2014 09:04 AM

Ryan Gullien to “shed light” on SAWS

Texas State Representative Ryan Gullien has been appointed to the Joint Interim Committee to Study Water Desalination by Texas House Speaker Joe Strauss, along with Representatives Todd Hunter of Corpus Christi (Co-Chair), Lyle Larson of San Antonio, More...

Posted 4/9/2014 09:04 AM

Couple arrested on burglary charges

Yesterday, Jourdanton Police Officers completed the investigation of numerous alleged burglaries of rental storage units along Highway 16, that have occurred over several months. More...

Posted 4/2/2014 09:18 AM

Special Sections

News

LET’S GO FLY A KITE

Six-year-old Tyler Pritchett and his mom Alissa prepare their kite in a field in Williamsburg Estates last week. More...

Posted 3/25/2015 11:33 AM

Poteet Council renews Moore’s contract

There was quite an uproar of opposition from the audience when the Poteet City Council agreed to renew City Administrator Scott Moore’s contract for an additional five years, with an annual five percent salary increase as allowed by the budget More...

Posted 3/25/2015 11:33 AM

RIVER IMPROVED

As part of the ongoing maintenance for the City of Pleasanton, the river banks have been cleaned and trimmed to improve the state of the Atascosa River in the Pleasanton River Park area. More...

Posted 3/25/2015 11:33 AM

Living

AMRSP Salad Luncheon set

Get ready for salads galore, at the Salad Luncheon and Silent Auction on Thursday, March 26, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event will take place at the Jourdanton Community Center, at 1101 Campbell Ave. More...

Posted 3/25/2015 11:34 AM

Charlotte Egg Hunt

The Charlotte community is invited to the first ever Community Easter Egg Hunt, which organizers hope to make an annual event. It is scheduled for Wednesday, April 1, at the Charlotte City Park, from 6-8 p.m. More...

Posted 3/25/2015 11:34 AM

CBC NURSING SIMULATOR

Staff at Coastal Bend College demonstrate their nursing simulator. It offers many special features, along with a mannequin that helps students studying in the nursing field. More...

Posted 3/25/2015 11:34 AM

School

PHS Band members advance to State

The Pleasanton Eagle Band attended solo and ensemble contest on March 18 and performed very well with 24 students advancing to the state contest in May. More...

Posted 3/25/2015 11:34 AM

CBC hosts College Fair

On March 4, Coastal Bend College hosted its College Fair at its Pleasanton location. Students from Jourdanton, Charlotte, Poth and Pearsall ISD had the opportunity to learn about the programs CBC has to offer. More...

Posted 3/18/2015 02:11 PM

CBC hosts College Fair

On March 4, Coastal Bend College hosted its College Fair at its Pleasanton location. Students from Jourdanton, Charlotte, Poth and Pearsall ISD had the opportunity to learn about the programs CBC has to offer. More...

Posted 3/18/2015 01:45 PM

Church

Easter church services set

First Baptist Church March 29 musical First Baptist Church in Pleasanton cordially invites you to join them on Palm Sunday, March 29 at 10:50 a.m. More...

Posted 3/25/2015 11:34 AM

Revival in Spanish at Hosanna Baptist Church

Everyone is invited to attend a Revival this weekend, March 27-29, featuring Evangelist Pastor Marco Colina from Iglesia Bautista Del Espiritu Santo (Holy Baptist Church). The Revival will be held at Hosanna Baptist Church, 237 School Dr. in Poteet. More...

Posted 3/25/2015 11:34 AM

Navigators Basketball tourney

Bob Byrd of The Navigators reminds the public that their basketball tournament is this Sunday, March 29. This first annual Basketball Competition for Men and Women will be at the Atascosa River Park in Pleasanton from 2-7 p.m. More...

Posted 3/25/2015 11:34 AM

Legals

Legals

JOINT NOTICE OF SALE THE STATE OF TEXAS COUNTY OF ATASCOSA More...

Posted 3/25/2015 11:34 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 03:23 PM

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Narcotics Bust

The Atascosa County Sheriff's Office Narcotics Investigations Unit executed a search warrant May 28th in the 500 block of Timbercreek in the Shalimar Subdivision seizing a large quantity of drugs, according to Sheriff David Soward. More...

Posted 6/4/2014 09:27 AM

Council welcomes Best, Prasifka

Two new Pleasanton City Councilmembers, Douglas Best and Diana Prasifka, took their oath of office at the Thursday, May 15 council meeting. Best, a native of Springfield, Ohio, fills the vacancy for District 1, which Jimmy Magel held for 18 years. More...

Posted 6/4/2014 09:27 AM

18-WHEELER TRAPS DRIVER

An 18-wheeler was involved in an accident just south of FM 3387 and Hwy. 16 at 1:30 p.m. yesterday. More...

Posted 6/4/2014 09:27 AM

Atascosa County and the State of Texas’ economies shine

Texans need no excuse to boast state pride, but bragging rights have been given the state seal of approval this month through two recent Texas Government reports on our healthy and hearty economy. More...

Posted 5/28/2014 09:31 AM

Deluge yields damage

Brush Country residents experienced manageable structure damage, along with torrential downpour around the area Sunday and Monday. The National Weather Service issued a tornado warning for southwest Atascosa County yesterday at 3:30 p.m. More...

Posted 5/28/2014 09:31 AM

Got The Tassle With No Hassle

2014 Graduation Commencements

As area graduates cross their respective stages the next two weekends, they also will be crossing over into another stage in life. These young adults will be heading to higher learning institutions, the military or entering the workforce. More...

Posted 5/28/2014 09:31 AM

Honored for service

Plaques of appreciation were presented to longtime, outgoing Pleasanton City Councilmembers Kathy Coronado and Jimmy Magel, by Mayor Powell, at the May 15 Pleasanton council meeting. Magel served with District 1 from May of 1996 to May of 2014. More...

Posted 5/21/2014 08:58 AM

Operation Snake Eyes One Leads To GAME OVER

Trying the luck of the machine proved unlucky for several gameroom operators on Saturday evening as 30 Atascosa County Sheriff’s deputies, Texas State Troopers, Texas Ranger and Constable descended upon the businesses. More...

Posted 5/21/2014 08:58 AM

PROCLAMATION FOR NATIONAL POLICE WEEK 2014

To recognize National Police Week 2014 and to honor the service and sacrifice of those law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty while protecting our communities and safeguarding our democracy. More...

Posted 5/14/2014 09:21 AM

Drugs, guns found, suspect booked

Atascosa County Sheriff David Soward released information on a recent major drug and weapon arrest and credited an alert deputy in making the bust. At approximately 4:00 a.m. on May 11, Deputy D. More...

Posted 5/14/2014 09:21 AM

Primary runoff election May 27

There are several candidates on the Primary runoff ballot for the Tuesday, May 27 election. More...

Posted 5/14/2014 09:21 AM

Poteet holds elections this Saturday, May 10

The City of Poteet, as well as the Poteet ISD, will hold joint elections this Saturday, May 10 at the Poteet Jr. High cafeteria. They are the only entities that are having elections in our area. More...

Posted 5/7/2014 09:07 AM

PLAYOFF TIME

Pleasanton senior Jacob Arevalo fields a ground ball while attempting to throw a Navarro base runner out. More...

Posted 5/7/2014 09:07 AM

City denies $1,000,000 payment in damages

The Pleasanton City Council denied to pay the $1,000,000 in damages demanded by a letter from Paul D.Barkhurst Jr., the lawyer representing Ernest Trevino and family, regarding defamation, a pattern of harassment and violations of their civil rights. More...

Posted 5/7/2014 09:07 AM

HWY. 16 ROLLED OVER

A truck rolled over on Highway 16 north of Poteet around 7 p.m. on Sunday. More...

Posted 4/30/2014 04:49 PM

10th year raises $35K so far

Relay For Life of Atascosa County

The Jourdanton ISD football stadium was once again the home for the 10th annual American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life event. Event coordinator, Amber Zellweger, was pleased with the turnout. More...

Posted 4/30/2014 04:49 PM

Picnic time at St. Andrew’s

Kids can beat the heat with water games, slide

April is just about over and that can only mean that the St. Andrew Catholic Church picnic is this Sunday, May 4. The annual fundraiser is always held the first Sunday in May each year and the funds raised go towards the Parish Hall Building Fund. More...

Posted 4/30/2014 04:49 PM

Still missing after four months

Greg Cisnero, 26, has been missing for four months as of last week. Cisnero was last seen at the PICO gas station on Highway 97 in Jourdanton on January 11. Pearl Luna, his mother, and other family members have been working hard to find him. More...

Posted 4/23/2014 09:52 AM

Express wins nine awards

Wickersham earns Photographer of the Year

The Pleasanton Express staff attended the 88th annual South Texas Press Association convention held attheYORanchHotelin Kerrville this past weekend and came back with a bevy of awards. More...

Posted 4/23/2014 09:52 AM

It’s officially open

Cuellar assists in grand opening of civic center, library, freedom center

The room was full of dignitaries - both current and former office holders - citizens, city staff and guests to congratulate the City of Pleasanton on their new Civic Center, Library/Information Center and Freedom Center. More...

Posted 4/23/2014 09:52 AM

Sheriff’s Deputies arrest alleged pot grower in Charlotte

Coincidence and preparedness turned a felony arrest into a major drug bust for the Atascosa County Sheriff’s Office. More...

Posted 4/16/2014 09:06 AM

Burglaries

JPD catches alleged car burglar

The “Smith Village” car burglar has been caught, according to Chief Eric Kaiser. More...

Posted 4/16/2014 09:06 AM

Healthy Woman Gala - Sold Out!

The newly opened Pleasanton Country Club restaurant and banquet facility will host close to 200 women in little black dresses at the 2014 Healthy Woman Gala on Thursday, April 10th. More...

Posted 4/9/2014 09:04 AM

Crowds enjoyed cold weather, hot time

The cool and damp weather may have kept lots of folks at bay for the 67th Strawberry Festival, but there were still plenty in attendance to enjoy the three-day event. More...

Posted 4/9/2014 09:04 AM

Breaking News - 4/8/2014 10:37 AM

Pleasanton Express Moving Deadlines for Display and Classified Advertising

Due to changes in the Pleasanton Express’ newspaper printing schedule, we will be moving display and classified ad deadlines for the first time in 40 years. More...

Posted 4/8/2014 10:36 AM

More property recovered in Pleasanton storage facilities burglaries

Our agency has made recent arrests and recovered more property that appears to be stolen from storage units. If you have had your storage unit burglarized in the last two months please contact our investigators. More...

Posted 4/2/2014 09:18 AM

Sports

Eagle Geared Up For Abilene

Pleasanton Eagle Jonathon Ricks is ready for the boy’s state meet this week in Abilene. More...

Posted 3/25/2015 11:34 AM

Aggies Ready For State

Poteet Aggies Raul Guerra (left) and Angel Bermudez pose for a photo as the two prepare for the state meet this Saturday in Abilene. More...

Posted 3/25/2015 11:34 AM

San Antonio Big 16 Champions

Players of the 7th grade Pleasanton soccer team gather for a photo after being crowned champions. The team finished undefeated and had all shut out wins except one match. More...

Posted 3/25/2015 11:34 AM

Opinion & Columns

UTSA’S COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

Atascosa County citizens met at the Pleasanton Civic Center, Wednesday, March 18, for the third workshop in a series in the county. More...

Posted 3/25/2015 11:33 AM

Plant Q & A Texas A&M

Mulberry Q&A

Q. What do you think about mulberry trees? Are they good shade trees? Do they grow fast? Can you harvest the fruit? More...

Posted 3/25/2015 11:33 AM

STEPS brings monthly meeting to Karnes County

In an initiative to bring the STEPS program to other counties in the Eagle Ford Shale, the organization’s monthly meeting was held in Kenedy, Texas at the ConocoPhillips facility on Thursday, March 19. More...

Posted 3/25/2015 11:33 AM

Farm & Ranch

Verdilizer

Great start to Spring

We are really having a wonderful beginning to our Spring, aren’t we? I wish I had remembered to put a mention in our last week’s column about the Tenth Anniversary for Argent Court, our first assisted living facility in Atascosa County. More...

Posted 3/25/2015 11:34 AM

USDA finalizes procedures for Sorghum Referendum

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is announcing procedures for the upcoming referendum regarding the continuation of the Sorghum Checkoff Program and is announcing the dates it will conduct the referendum. More...

Posted 3/25/2015 11:34 AM

Team Roping and BBQ cook off in Christine

Christine Volunteer Fire Department is holding their Team Roping and BBQ Cook Off on Saturday, March 28 at the Christine Gym and Roping Arena. Books open at 9 a.m. There will be Beginners Youth Roping, enter 1 draw 2. More...

Posted 3/25/2015 11:34 AM

Obituaries

SEVERO GUERRA

Severo Guerra, loving husband, father, brother, age 79 of Poteet, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, March 20, 2015. More...

Posted 3/25/2015 11:34 AM

SANDRA WIATREK

Sandra Korus Wiatrek, age 52 of Cestohowa, TX went to the Lord on Tuesday March 3, 2015, at her home surrounded by family and friends. She was born on Feb. 7, 1963 to Mary Lou and Jerome Korus and grew up on a farm and ranch in Leming. More...

Posted 3/25/2015 11:34 AM

JOVITA GUAJARDO

Jovita Guajardo born November 10, 1954 in Pleasanton. She passed away to be with the Lord on March 22, 2015 in Jourdanton. Jovita is preceded in death by husband Rick Guajardo and mother Emilia Salazar. More...

Posted 3/25/2015 11:34 AM

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

March 25 More...

Posted 3/25/2015 11:34 AM

Community Calendar

March 19 • 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 3/18/2015 02:11 PM

Community Calendar

March 19 • 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 3/18/2015 01:45 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