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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 08:06 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 08:06 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 08:06 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 08:04 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 08:04 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 08:18 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 08:18 AM

A Berry Fun Weekend

While South Texas is in the throes of spring with wildflowers in prime color, it is also strawberry time in Poteet. More...

Posted 4/2/2014 08:18 AM

INDIAN POWER

STATE CHAMPS: Jourdanton trio Enrique Lugo, Joe Estrada and Marc Boconegra pose for a photo after winning overall as a team in Division 3 at the state powerlifting meet in Abilene. More...

Posted 3/26/2014 11:40 AM

Case Closed

Atascosa County Sheriff states case closed in death of Hollywood Park Mayor Bohlke

In a press conference Thursday held at the Atascosa County Sheriff’s Office, Sheriff David Soward issued a statement regarding the case of Bill Bohlke, former Hollywood Park Mayor, who was found dead on his ranch in August, 2012. More...

Posted 3/26/2014 11:40 AM

Economic outlook for Atascosa County keeps getting brighter

January tax rebate up 25.62 percent from 2013

Atascosa County’s $810,582 tax rebate for sales made in January, 2014 was up 25.62% from the comparable payment of $645,240 in 2013 according to figures released by Texas Comptroller Susan Combs. More...

Posted 3/19/2014 08:09 AM

Recount, runoff set for March

The 2014 March Primary election resulted in a recount for the Republican Justice of the Peace, Precinct 1 race between Debra Ann Herrera who received 141 votes and Michael Pascarella who received 144 votes. More...

Posted 3/19/2014 08:09 AM

Child molester sentenced

An Atascosa County District Court jury sentenced Alejandro Peña, 51, of Somerset to life in prison for Aggravated Sexual Assault and Indecency with Child Sexual Contact on Wednesday, March 12. More...

Posted 3/19/2014 08:09 AM

Large fires, payouts at 4th Turn-n-Burn

Friday and Saturday cookoff will break records, again

The ultimate barbeque series will be completed this weekend at the 4th annual Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce and WESTERN Premium BBQ Products (W3) Turn-n-Burn barbeque cookoff. More...

Posted 3/19/2014 08:09 AM

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

Special Sections

News

STRAN participation proposed for Atascosa County

Atascosa CountyCommissioners’ CourtSpecial MeetingJanuary 26, 20159:00 a.m.Ordered byHon. More...

Posted 1/28/2015 11:21 AM

RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION LAMB

Kaylin Culpepper took the Reserve Grand Champion Lamb. The lamb was sold for $6,450. More...

Posted 1/28/2015 11:21 AM

UTSA Eagle Ford Shale program set for Thursday

The UTSA Eagle Ford Shale Community Development Program, in collaboration with the City of Jourdanton, would like to invite all interested residents to a presentation to discuss the impacts of Eagle Ford Shale activities on Thursday January 29, 2015, More...

Posted 1/28/2015 11:21 AM

Living

The Refuge offers help

The Refuge, located at 506 W. Adams Street, Pleasanton is here to help. They offer free and confidential pregnancy tests, spiritual counseling and ultrasounds by appointment. Also offered are parenting and other classes. More...

Posted 1/28/2015 11:22 AM

A day at Natural Bridge Caverns

The Cub Scout of Pack 194 of Pleasanton, along with members of their families had an adventurous day at Natural Bridge Caverns, on Saturday, Jan. 17. The group of 26 went on the Discovery Tour of the Caverns. More...

Posted 1/28/2015 11:22 AM

Free clothing and shoes

Winter is here! If you need a helping hand finding some gently worn clothing for you and your family, you are welcome to come by our community center on Monday, Feb. 2, from 5 to 7 p.m. More...

Posted 1/28/2015 11:22 AM

School

CBC dean’s list

Coastal Bend College (CBC) is proud to recognize the over 285 students on the dean’s list for fall 2014 for their excellent achievements in the classroom. More...

Posted 1/28/2015 11:22 AM

Locals on ASU Dean’s List

Students achieving the Dean’s List for the 2014 fall semester have been announced by Angelo State University in San Angelo, Texas. More...

Posted 1/28/2015 11:22 AM

Cadet Olivarri wins Cadet of the Month Board

Cadet Private First Class Morgan R. Olivarri, Alpha Company, wins Pleasanton High School Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) Cadet of the Month Board (COTM) for the month of December. More...

Posted 1/14/2015 11:13 AM

Obituaries

JUAN PACHECO

Juan Navarro Pacheco, age 85, of Christine, passed away Thursday, January 22, 2015 in Jourdanton. More...

Posted 1/28/2015 11:23 AM

ROY G. TREVIÑO

Roy G. Treviño of San Antonio passed away January 26, 2015 at the age of 87. He was born November 29, 1927 in Poteet to Ben and Susie (Garcia) Treviño. More...

Posted 1/28/2015 11:23 AM

JUDY VRANA

Judy Louise Trim Vrana was born to Willie Love Trim and Donna Elaine Hasenfratz, April 12, 1952 in San Antonio at Santa Rosa Hospital. More...

Posted 1/28/2015 11:22 AM

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

January 29 • 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 1/28/2015 11:22 AM

Community Calendar

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Posted 1/21/2015 12:20 PM

Community Calendar

January 15 • 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 1/14/2015 11:13 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

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 08:52 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 08:06 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 08:06 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 08:04 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 08:04 AM

Breaking News - 4/8/2014 9:37 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 09:36 AM

FATALITY INVOLVING MOTORCYCLE ON HWY. 97

A male motorcyclist lost his life after a crash involving two other vehicles on Tuesday around noon on Oaklawn near Lantana Drive. More...

Posted 4/2/2014 08:18 AM

Lots of turning, burning at record breaking cook-off

They did it again. 2014’s Turn-n-Burn presented by the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce and WESTERN Premium BBQ Products set another record as the largest pay-out for a barbecue cookoff in the State of Texas this past weekend. More...

Posted 3/26/2014 11:40 AM

Reyes top grower

The dirt road that leads to this year’s Strawberry Grower of the Year isn’t hard to miss. More...

Posted 3/26/2014 11:40 AM

Breaking News - 3/21/2014 4:48 AM

Atascosa County Sheriff states case closed in death of Hollywood Park Mayor Bohlke

In a press conference Thursday held at the Atascosa County Sheriff’s Office, Sheriff David Soward issued a statement regarding the case of Bill Bohlke, former Hollywood Park Mayor, who was found dead on his ranch in August, 2012. More...

Posted 3/21/2014 04:39 AM

Charlotte mother missing

A Charlotte family is hoping to hear from their loved one, Michelle Longoria Villarreal, who has been missing now for over a month. Villarreal, 33, is a young mother of four children. More...

Posted 3/19/2014 08:09 AM

Popular groups for Strawberry entertainment

Pat Green, Randy Rogers, David Lee Garza y los Musicales headline for Strawberry Fest

• David Lee Garzy los Musicales• Pat Green• Jason Boland& The Stragglers• Intocable More...

Posted 3/19/2014 08:09 AM

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

Sports

Hunting the Brush Country

Cade Smith, 16 years old of Pleasanton, shot this 12-point buck from 100 yards while using a .243 Remington in Las Gallias out of a blind. The buck had two kickers and a 17-inch spread. More...

Posted 1/28/2015 11:22 AM

Looking For Space

Poteet senior Charity Keeling looks for an open teammate as Jourdanton senior Sarah Gilson defends the Lady Aggie in a District 30-4A matchup. More...

Posted 1/28/2015 11:22 AM

Squaws dominate Pearsall in district

JOURDANTON– The Squaws remain undefeated (5-0) in District 30-4A action after routing Pearsall 57-36 last week. “We were able to hold them off in the fourth quarter,” Jourdanton head coach Doug Lum said. More...

Posted 1/28/2015 11:22 AM

Opinion & Columns

Cheniere Energy gets approval from FERC for its natural gas export facility

Cheniere Energy got a boost from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for building of its liquified natural gas (LNG) export facility in Corpus Christi. More...

Posted 1/28/2015 11:21 AM

Flashback: Firefighters called to nearly dozen fires

60 Years ago- More...

Posted 1/28/2015 11:21 AM

Texas Politics

Republicans dump Texas Senate’s two-thirds rule

Outspoken conservative Republican radio talk show host Dan Patrick began his first legislative session in 2007 in the Texas Senate by proposing that the senators drop their 60-year tradition of requiring a two-thirds vote to bring up a bill. More...

Posted 1/28/2015 11:21 AM

Farm & Ranch

SHOWMANSHIP

SHOWMANSHIP AWARDS: Awards were presented by Atascosa County Livestock Show President Joe Taylor. More...

Posted 1/28/2015 11:23 AM

SH0WMANSHIP AWARDS

SHOWMANSHIP: Junior Reserve Champion Poultry Showmanship rolling duffle back was donated by In Memory of Hollis and Ruth Duke; Junior Reserve Champion Poultry Showmanship rolling duffle bag donated b More...

Posted 1/28/2015 11:23 AM

SHOWMANSHIP

SHOWMANSHIP AWARDS: The Showmanship awards were presented by Joe Taylor ACLS President. More...

Posted 1/28/2015 11:23 AM

Church

BALLOON ROSARY

Our Lady of Grace Academy kicked-off Catholic Schools Week with a Balloon Rosary at St. Andrew Catholic Church last Sunday. More...

Posted 1/28/2015 11:22 AM

GriefShare at Cowboy Fellowship

Cowboy Fellowship is scheduled to begin Grief- Share on Feb. 15. This all new grief support group will continue every week for 13 weeks. More...

Posted 1/28/2015 11:22 AM

Unpacking Love in February

Pastor Pete Pawelek will begin a new sermon series entitled Unpacking Love on Sunday, February 1 at Cowboy Fellowship. This series will examine a different element of love each week during the month of February. More...

Posted 1/28/2015 11:22 AM

Legals

Legal Notices

CITATION BY PUBLICATION - TRC 109 & 114 THE STATE OF TEXAS: Cause No. 14-07-0551-CVA BILLY WAYNE KAISER AND WIFE, IDA MAE KAISER -VSP. GRANT FOREMAN, A/K/A PERCY GRANT FOREMAN, AND HIS UNKNOWN HEIRS, LAMAR F. More...

Posted 1/28/2015 11:22 AM

Misc

Sports Documents

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

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

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