Fire south of Lytle burns over 375 acres

Atascosa County Fire Marshal Todd Perna was summoned to a fire south of Lytle, Sunday afternoon, shortly after four p.m. More...

Posted 9/16/2015 01:15 PM

Mayor Pro Tempore Hall resigns council seat

Mayor ProTempore and District 6 Councilman Travis Hall, Jr. has stepped down from office. Mr. Hall could not be reached for comment. On the September 17 Pleasanton City Council agenda is an item to appoint his replacement. More...

Posted 9/16/2015 01:15 PM

Snake Eyes ... rolled again

More gaming rooms shut down

A late night raid Saturday, September 5, found three arrested for operating illegal gaming rooms in the Leming area. A double wide house located at 10822 N. Hwy. 281 had 26 8-liner machines. The alleged owner and an operator were both arrested. More...

Posted 9/9/2015 01:59 PM

A MOMENT OF SILENCE

The Atascosa County Sheriff’s Office gathered with the Sheriff, CID Deputies, and support staff standing, dressed in blue, for a minute of silence with lights on in memory of Darren Goforth on More...

Posted 9/9/2015 01:59 PM

St. Ignatius picnic set for this Sunday

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Posted 9/2/2015 01:41 PM

Comptroller distributes $760 million in sales tax revenue to local governments

(AUSTIN) — Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar will send cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts their August local sales tax allocations totaling $760.2 million, which represents an increase of 7.6 percent compared to More...

Posted 9/2/2015 01:41 PM

Back to School Time

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Posted 8/26/2015 01:53 PM

Suspect arrested in Virginia Twins Garden Market theft

A suspect, Charlie Coronado, has been arrested in connection to the burglaries at Virginia Twins Garden Market that occurred on August 12 and 15. More...

Posted 8/26/2015 01:53 PM

Proposed county tax rate clarified

Atascosa County Judge Bob Hurley discussed the reasons leading to the arrival of the decision by Commissioners’ Court to decide on the slight tax rate increase. More...

Posted 8/19/2015 12:58 PM

Herschap wins Rodeo Riches

Roger Herschap of Pleasanton won the grand prize of $500 of merchandise from Rodeo Riches by registering at Sears 118 S. Main St., Pleasanton. More...

Posted 8/19/2015 12:58 PM

Cowboy of the Year announced at rodeo Friday

Two to be inducted into South Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame

SUE BROWN EDITOR The Pleasanton Young Farmers are ready for their annual rodeo festival after working the past few months on the arena and grounds. More...

Posted 8/12/2015 01:16 PM

Wreck claims life of former councilwoman

An August 7 crash claimed the life of Roxanne Peters on US 281 near FM 536 about 2.5 miles north of Leming. A 2013 Mack truck, driven by 38-yearold Jerome Mack, was towing a 2007 flatbed trailer heading north on US 281. More...

Posted 8/12/2015 01:16 PM

Released, but not free

When word got out that a suspect who had been arrested for murder was released from jail on Thursday, July 30, some were confused on how it could happen. More...

Posted 8/5/2015 10:37 AM

K9 officer ‘Meister’ retires

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Posted 8/5/2015 10:37 AM

Guillen reminds families of back-to-school savings

Encourages shoppers to take advantage of Sales Tax Holiday

AUSTIN - State Representative Ryan Guillen (D - Rural South Texas) is reminding parents to mark August 7-9 on their calendars, as they can save on school supplies during the state’s annual sales tax holiday. More...

Posted 8/5/2015 10:37 AM

Richest Open rodeo will have great entertainment, too

Cory Morrow headlines on August 15

Pegged as the “richest open rodeo in Texas,” the Pleasanton Young Farmers aren’t kidding with $17,500 added money for this year’s Cowboy of the Year Open Rodeo next month, Friday and Saturday, August 14-15. More...

Posted 7/29/2015 12:35 PM

Jourdanton citizens honored at annual banquet

The backyard barbeque theme, complete with red checkered tablecloths, set the tone for the Jourdanton Chamber of Commerce Awards banquet held last Tuesday, July 21. A social hour, sponsored by VTX1, was enjoyed by those in attendance. More...

Posted 7/29/2015 12:35 PM

Brush, bulky criteria changed

Pleasanton pick up set for August

The City of Pleasanton has updated their brush, bulky trash pick up criteria beginning with the upcoming August schedule. The new guidelines are: 1. Piles shall not be placed at curbside more than 2 weeks prior to the pick-up time. More...

Posted 7/22/2015 12:36 PM

Pleasanton water line work progressing on Yellowstone

LEON ZABAVA OIL AND GAS EDITOR Installation of 12-inch water line by Pleasanton Public Works Department is underway and progressing on Yellowstone under the direction of Doroteo Reyna, Pleasanton Utility Construction Foreman. More...

Posted 7/22/2015 12:36 PM

Scams are out there - beware

The Pleasanton Police Department and AEP Texas both sent out notices this week about scams that are happening in our area. Water bills More...

Posted 7/15/2015 10:34 AM

You dump, you go to jail

CONTRIBUTED The Atascosa County Sheriff’s Office continues to crack down on illegal dumping and promises to keep doing so. More...

Posted 7/15/2015 10:34 AM

STARS AND STRIPES FOREVER

Pablo Gutierrez, Devanie Ruiz and Amanda Ruiz of Pleasanton are decked out in their red, white and blue while they enjoy the festivities at the Jourdanton American Pride 4th of July celebration held More...

Posted 7/8/2015 02:08 PM

H-E-B hosts Customer Appreciation Day Saturday, July 11

The newly-remodeled, enlarged Pleasanton H-E-B will be holding a Customer Appreciation Day on Saturday, July 11, from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. More...

Posted 7/8/2015 02:08 PM

Special Sections

Sports

SUMMER TAEKWONDO

Augustin (left) and Alberto De La Torre focus on Taekwondo during their summer activities. More...

Posted 6/22/2016 10:41 AM

Area Fishing Report

Braunig Water murky. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are slow. Redfish are slow. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Calaveras Water murky. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are slow. Redfish are slow. Channel catfish are slow. More...

Posted 6/22/2016 10:41 AM

PLEASANTON LITTLE LEAGUE ALL-STAR TEAMS

Pleasanton Major Little League team faced Devine on Friday, June 17th and won with a score of 10-0. More...

Posted 6/22/2016 10:41 AM

Opinion & Columns

Johnny Lambaria

I didn’t meet Johnny Lambaria until late in December of 1988. I had known his wife Carmen for many years. We had three children in the Pleasanton school systems beginning in the 1st through the 12th grades. More...

Posted 6/22/2016 10:40 AM

Flashback: Memberships now being sought for big recreation center proposed here

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Posted 6/22/2016 10:39 AM

Presidential Race in Texas

Texas Politics

Word from the recent Texas Democratic Convention in San Antonio is that Donald Trump is doing something far better than Hillary Clinton: uniting the often fractious Texas Democrats. More...

Posted 6/22/2016 10:39 AM

Robbie Rambles

Off She Goes

When my daughter was in kindergarten she was best friends with our little neighbor girl. Shortly before the Christmas holidays that first school year she told me Dominique was moving away to Fort Worth. More...

Posted 5/26/2016 07:37 PM

Never say never

A few weeks ago I did something I never thought I would do. In fact it was something I said I would never do. Never say never. More...

Posted 3/16/2016 12:17 PM

Pack rat level - hoarder

So the other day I was trying to de-clutter my room. I like crafts, and while I have gotten rid of a lot of stuff over the years, I still have a ton. Ladies, you know how it is. At one point I decided to scrap book. More...

Posted 2/17/2016 01:55 PM

Oil and Gas Report

Thomas Tunstall, PhD, discusses South Texas oil boom

What did it bring us? What did it leave us with?

How often does a person ‘come in contact’ with someone like the scholar/gentleman I’m writing about today? Not often! More...

Posted 6/9/2016 10:45 AM

STEPS participants enjoy breakfast courtesy of PHS Culinary Class

The monthly meeting of Eagle Ford STEPS “A Safer Texas One STEP Closer” began with a nice continental creakfast courtesy of Pleasanton High School Culinary students. This took place on Thursday, April 16 at Cowboy Fellowship Church. More...

Posted 4/29/2015 11:50 AM

WATER: Protecting one of our most precious resources

Wouldn’t it be so nice and convenient for a city to increase its future water supply by simply finding a convenient, close-by source and taking whatever they want. More...

Posted 4/22/2015 12:20 PM

Church

Summer preaching series begins

Need a good mid-week spiritual boost? Then attend the Wednesday Night Summer Preaching Series at the Pleasanton Church of Christ! More...

Posted 5/26/2016 07:38 PM

Church News?

The Pleasanton Express is looking for your church news. If you have any upcoming events that your church would like to have publicized please contact us. You can call 830-569- 6130 or email rhamby@pleasantonexpress.com. More...

Posted 5/26/2016 07:38 PM

BEACH TO BAY RUNNERS

The Beach to Bay was held in Corpus Christi this Saturday, May 21st. This is the 2nd year for a crew from Pleasanton ISD to compete in the run. More...

Posted 5/26/2016 07:38 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...

Posted 11/14/2011 03:23 PM

Frequently Asked Questions

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Time to picnic at St. Matthew’s Church

St. Matthew Catholic Church in Jourdanton will hold its annual picnic this Sunday, September 27. The pastor and the parishioners of St. Matthew’s invite you to begin the celebration with us by joining us for Sunday Mass at 11:00 a.m. More...

Posted 9/23/2015 01:56 PM

CASINO NIGHT THIS SATURDAY

Tickets are still available for the Pleasanton ISD Education Foundation Casino Night for Saturday, September 26. Fun starts at 6:30 p.m. with gaming at 8 p.m. More...

Posted 9/23/2015 01:56 PM

St. Matthew’s popular Music Fest is Sunday

The fall type weather we’ve been experiencing is just perfect to enjoy listening – or dancing- to South Texas’ favorite Tejano groups. Make plans to attend the 2015 Fall Music Festival Sunday, Sept. 20, at Jourdanton City Park. More...

Posted 9/16/2015 01:15 PM

NEW CHIEF FOR POTEET

The City of Poteet named Bruce Hickman as their new Chief of Police on Monday, September 14. More...

Posted 9/16/2015 01:15 PM

Rodeo time in Tilden, again

The Tilden Lion Club’s 65th annual rodeo will be presented this Friday and Saturday, September 11 and 12 at the Tilden Lions Club Arena at 8 p.m. nightly. More...

Posted 9/9/2015 01:59 PM

Recent break-ins concern businesses

At the Pleasanton City Council meeting held on September 3, a group of concerned business owners addressed the council during the Citizen’s Comments section. More...

Posted 9/9/2015 01:59 PM

HOT fund grant decisions reconsidered

Chamber and Young Farmers receive requested amounts

The Pleasanton City Council heard appeals from the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce and the Pleasanton Young Farmers at a Special Meeting on August 27 concerning their decision at the August 20 meeting to not fund the groups’ Hotel/Motel Occupanc More...

Posted 9/2/2015 01:41 PM

Senator Zaffirini announces 61 new laws effective Sept. 1

(AUSTIN) — Sixty-one new laws, including 26 Senate Bills (SB) authored by Senator Judith Zaffirini, D-Laredo, and 35 House Bills (HB) that she sponsored during the 2015 legislative session will become effective on Sept. 1 (Tuesday). More...

Posted 9/2/2015 01:41 PM

Injury to child upgraded to murder for Juarez

Last week, 26-year-old Jose Anthony Juarez Jr. of Pleasanton was arrested, and charged with Injury to a Child with a serious bodily injury, a first degree felony. More...

Posted 8/26/2015 01:53 PM

Not so HOT news for area non-profit groups

For the first time since the Hotel/Motel Occupancy Tax grant process started, no funds will be distributed to the three applicants for the fiscal year 2016 which begins October 1, 2015. More...

Posted 8/26/2015 01:53 PM

Colby Mangum honored as top cowboy at PYF rodeo

The arena served as the backdrop while three cowboys were honored at the Pleasanton Young Farmers Cowboy of the Year Open Rodeo last Friday night. More...

Posted 8/19/2015 12:58 PM

Two prominent Pleasanton businesses burgled

Pleasanton Police Department is investigating the burglaries of two prominent Pleasanton businesses, Virginia Twins Garden Market and Center Pharmacy. More...

Posted 8/19/2015 12:58 PM

Battle of Medina ceremony Sat.

The 202nd anniversary of the Battle of Medina will be celebrated this Saturday, August 15 at 10 a.m. One of the bloodiest battles in Texas is remembered through the efforts of the Atascosa County Historical Commission. More...

Posted 8/12/2015 01:16 PM

Field house ... done - bond construction plans moving ahead

SUE BROWN EDITOR With one major building project completed - the new athletic training facility - Pleasanton ISD’s superintendent Dr. Matthew Mann is anxious to start the next phase. More...

Posted 8/12/2015 01:16 PM

Two fatalities on IH-37

Local law enforcement agencies and emergency personnel have seen several accidents within the last week. Two resulted in a fatality and several other accidents required the assistance of Air Life. More...

Posted 8/5/2015 10:37 AM

Battle of Medina historical ceremony set for August 15

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Posted 8/5/2015 10:37 AM

Monstrous water tower being built on Crestline

City of Pleasanton growth has put the community into a program of planning for the future needs in its anticipated expansion. A one and a quarter million gallon water tower is being erected at a high point in the city on Crestline. More...

Posted 7/29/2015 12:35 PM

Former District Clerk succumbs

Jerome Templeton Brite, of Pleasanton, passed away on Monday, July 27 at the age of 82. Jerome was raised in Pleasanton, and graduated from Pleasanton High School in 1950. More...

Posted 7/29/2015 12:35 PM

STRUCTURE FIRE ON UVALDE STREET

The Pleasanton and Jourdanton Volunteer Fire Department responded to this structure fire on Friday, July 17 at approximately 5:15 a.m. More...

Posted 7/22/2015 12:36 PM

Sheriff’s office nabs burglars

Atascosa County Sheriffs deputies responded Monday morning to a call of an alleged burglary in progress on Old Pleasanton Rd. More...

Posted 7/22/2015 12:36 PM

DOLLS MAKING DOLLS AT YESTERYEAR FEST

Kamryn Abbott shows her handkershief doll she made at the Longhorn Museum Yesteryear Festival to Thelma Cardwell Cale who demonstrated the craft. She is joined by Karis Alcoser. More...

Posted 7/22/2015 12:36 PM

Czech out this sauerkraut

Last year, Monica Meyer served up homemade sauerkraut, potatoes and sausage at St. Matthew Catholic Church’s annual Czech Day celebration. The Mass and meal will both begin at 11 a.m. More...

Posted 7/15/2015 10:34 AM

Czech Heritage to be celebrated at St. Matthew’s

The sauerkraut is almost ready, kolaches are being baked, and the Markmann Polkateers are gearing up to play lots of polka music while visitors enjoy a fabulous Czech meal. That could only mean one thing: CZECH DAY! Yes, indeed, St. More...

Posted 7/15/2015 10:34 AM

YESTERYEAR FESTIVAL IS FUN - NO KIDDING

Ryan and Nathan Castellano try to pet the goats with the help of their mom, Christi Castellano, at last year’s annual Yesteryear Festival held at the Pleasanton Longhorn Museum grounds. More...

Posted 7/15/2015 10:34 AM

Search for Cowboy of the Year begins

For 50 years, cowboys have been honored with the title of Cowboy of the Year. More...

Posted 7/8/2015 02:08 PM

Atascosa County issues first same-sex marriage license

Pleasanton couple will marry soon

Kelly Ann Ramon and Alison Jean Peña made history this week when they became the first same-sex couple to receive a marriage license in Atascosa County. They arrived at the Atascosa County Courthouse in Jourdanton on Monday, June 29. More...

Posted 7/1/2015 03:05 PM

News

Pleasanton renews Dr. Mann’s contract

Dr. Matthew Mann delivered his Superintendent’s Report to the members of the Pleasanton School Board at their regular monthly meeting. More...

Posted 6/22/2016 10:39 AM

Pleasanton council addresses oak wilt in city

At the June 16 Pleasanton City Council meeting, city leaders discussed the need for a public workshop to address oak wilt disease in town. More...

Posted 6/22/2016 10:39 AM

Jourdanton council chambers filled, citizens air concerns

Supporters of former Jourdanton Police Officer Tina Egelston arrived at the regular Jourdanton City Council meeting on Monday June 20 filling the seats of City Hall. More...

Posted 6/22/2016 10:39 AM

Living

REGULADORES SPONSOR FOOD DRIVE FOR COMMUNITY

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Posted 6/22/2016 10:40 AM

DONATION TO RELAY FOR LIFE

Jourdanton RVOS Farm Mutual Insurance Lodge 127 donated to Relay for Life and three project graduations on May 21, 2016 at the Jourdanton Community Center. More...

Posted 6/22/2016 10:40 AM

Blood donors needed

A combination of factors has contributed to an extraordinary need for blood across South Texas this summer, and the South Texas Blood and Tissue Center is depending on both current and new donors to meet those needs. More...

Posted 6/22/2016 10:40 AM

School

Castillo earns degree from Southwestern Adventist Univ.

Angel Castillo is a 2016 graduate of Southwestern Adventist University in Keene, Texas. He recently earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science. More...

Posted 6/15/2016 07:32 AM

Hanson receives scholarship

Sarah Elizabeth Hanson graduated from Poteet High School on June 3. She was a member of the National Honor Society and an honor student with 90 average and above. She participated in Basketball, Volleyball and Track. More...

Posted 6/15/2016 07:32 AM

Photo

Shown left to right are: Terrel Harris, Charlotte High School Counselor; Denise Cruz, Principal; Judy Greene, Woman’s Club; Charlotte student Ashlyn Dillard and Patsy Troell, Woman’s Club More...

Posted 6/15/2016 07:32 AM

Farm & Ranch

JOURDANTON FFA VISITS GARNER

On Wednesday, June 8, Jourdanton FFA took a trip to Garner State Park. About 25 FFA members made the trip, and fun was had by all. More...

Posted 6/22/2016 10:41 AM

USDA Provides Targeted Assistance to Cotton Producers to Share in the Cost of Ginning

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that the U.S. More...

Posted 6/22/2016 10:41 AM

BRUSH COUNTRY YOUTH RODEO ASSOC. OPENING RODEO

Shaylyn Trench throws her loop in the Pee Wee Breakaway. More...

Posted 6/22/2016 10:41 AM

Obituaries

ESPERANZA COMPIAN

Esperanza Peña Compian, longtime resident of Pleasanton, Texas, entered eternal rest Sunday, June 12, 2016, at 5 p.m., at her residence in Pleasanton, at the age of 85 years, 3 months, 1 day. More...

Posted 6/22/2016 10:41 AM

VICKIE WALL

Vickie L. Wall entered into heaven June 19, 2015. She was born in San Antonio, Texas to Carl and Jonnie Mae (Dunaway) Shoemake. She was preceded in death by her parents, Carl A. and Jonnie M. Shoemake; and sister, Bobbie R. Tracy. More...

Posted 6/22/2016 10:41 AM

DANNY DIN

Memorial services for Danny Din, 51, of Pleasanton will be held at Cowboy Fellowship on Tuesday, June 28. Family will be present from 6 - 7 p.m. with services beginning at 7 p.m. More...

Posted 6/22/2016 10:41 AM

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

June 22 •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 6/22/2016 10:40 AM

Community Calendar

June 15 & 20 •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 6/15/2016 07:31 AM

Community Calendar

June 1 & 6 •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 6/8/2016 10:35 AM

Legals

Legal Notices

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE of property to satisfy landlord’s lien. Sale is 9a.m. July 2, 2016 at 8385 Hwy. 16 N. Poteet, Texas. Property will be sold to the highest bidder for cash. More...

Posted 6/22/2016 10:41 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 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