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NEW YEAR BABY

The first day of 2014 saw a bevy of babies being born at South Texas Regional Medical Center, but Tinlee Jane McClellan made her debut before the others at 3:08 p.m. More...

Posted 1/8/2014 11:06 AM

Blue Santa brought Christmas to dozens of area families

Blue Santa delivered presents to Pleasanton families on Monday, December 23, thanks to the help of the dozens of volunteers who wrapped presents on Sunday, December 22 at the Pleasanton Fire Station. More...

Posted 12/30/2013 11:17 AM

Year in Review 2013

2013 is almost another year in the books. And while residents are finally adjusting to the influx of traffic and activity due to the Eagle Ford Shale oil play, other events happened throughout the year that were truly notable. More...

Posted 12/30/2013 11:17 AM

Christmas angels

These angelic girls, McAda Rutherford and Kynlie Graf, were among many angels who sang in the First United Methodist Church Christmas program 'Twas the Year Before Christmas on Dec. 15. |align=left|width=250|height=249|link=node] More...

Posted 12/23/2013 03:51 PM

City of Jourdanton moving into new complex

Like an early Christmas present, Jourdanton Police Department and the City of Jourdanton opened the doors to their new office building early Thursday morning. More...

Posted 12/23/2013 03:51 PM

Alleged crime spree stopped by Poteet Police

On Dec. 5, around 4 p.m, Deputy Daniel Hernandez was dispatched to Trophy Oaks subdivision between Lytle and Poteet for an aggravated robbery call. More...

Posted 12/18/2013 12:35 PM

secrets to santa

Four year old Madi Conner whispers if she’s been naughty or nice to Santa Claus. Madi is the daughter of Savanna & Justin Conner of Pleasanton and older sister to Maci. More...

Posted 12/18/2013 12:35 PM

Have a safe and Merry Christmas

We hope you all will enjoy the Santa Letters featured in this issue. First and second graders across the Brush Country and then some, have jotted down there wishes for this Christmas. More...

Posted 12/18/2013 12:33 PM

Alleged burglars speed through three counties

A San Antonio Police Department officer was shot in the head and a Poth Police Officer's car was sprayed with bullets while in pursuit of robbery suspects on the morning of Sunday, December 8. More...

Posted 12/11/2013 10:53 AM

Too Tired to Smile

Little Arkaidian Partida was too sleepy to smile for the camera with his photo with Santa at the Jourdanton Library on Monday. Santa heard the wishes of lots of boys and girls at the annual event. More...

Posted 12/11/2013 10:53 AM

Christine feels loss of former mayor

Walter Wesley Stevens, who served as Mayor of Christine for 11 years, passed away on Monday, December 2. Stevens was an active member with the Atascosa County Farm Bureau and served as a member of the Board of Directors. More...

Posted 12/4/2013 10:40 AM

No need to be bored

Over the next few weeks (and not even factoring in Christmas) there are tons of things to do in the Brush Country! Have a safe and wonderful holiday. Santa’s visits scheduled More...

Posted 12/4/2013 10:40 AM

Experience the Christmas Story

The 2013 presentation of Christmas Village is this Friday, Saturday and Sunday December 6-8 at the Strawberry Festival Grounds in Poteet. More...

Posted 12/4/2013 10:40 AM

Many Mini Burglaries

Drugs, guns, and stolen property found near PHS

Pleasanton Police found stolen tools, safes, speakers, a DSLR camera and even fishing poles in an apartment on Stadium Drive, less than 500 feet from Pleasanton High School, on Monday, December 2. More...

Posted 12/4/2013 10:40 AM

Be careful, be thankful

With Thanksgiving starting the holiday season, it is time to offer thanks and to be safe in this ever changing weather and keep an eye out for other drivers on the road. Distractions and over indulging can add to driving problems. More...

Posted 11/27/2013 10:14 AM

YUMMY, YUMMY IN MY TUMMY

Connor Hall, son of Linda Hall, chowed down on a turkey leg at the First Baptist Church Child Development Center’s annual Thanksgiving luncheon last week. More...

Posted 11/27/2013 10:14 AM

City Council chooses Park and River Board committee

The Pleasanton River Park has been serving the citizens of Pleasanton for 30 years, providing a place to fish, to exercise, to socialize, and to play sports. More...

Posted 11/27/2013 10:14 AM

Man runs from police through hospital

An alleged parole violator bolted through South Texas Regional Medical Center (STRMC) around 2:20 p.m. Friday, November 15, with Jourdanton Police Department (JPD) officers not far behind. More...

Posted 11/20/2013 10:51 AM

Go Big Red!

The Jourdanton Indians have now made it to the next round of playoffs after beating Odem last week. The Bi-District Champion Indians will play the Hallettsville Brahmas in Seguin on Friday at 7:30 p.m. More...

Posted 11/20/2013 10:51 AM

Pleasanton mourns former mayor

Richard F. Wehman, former Mayor of Pleasanton, passed away at his home on Tuesday, November 12. Wehman had been battling cancer for almost eight years and succumbed to end stage symptoms. He was 84 years old. More...

Posted 11/20/2013 10:50 AM

Car sideswipes 18-wheeler

A compact car collided with an 18 wheeler Nov. 18 around 9 a.m. on IH-37 near the Campbellton exit (FM 791). Campbellton VFD responded to the accident. More...

Posted 11/20/2013 10:50 AM

Football Country

Three of our football teams we cover are heading to the playoffs this week – Pleasanton, Jourdanton and Charlotte. Pleasanton will play Canyon Lake on Friday, Nov. 15 at D. W. Rutledge Stadium (Judson ISD) at 7:30 p.m. More...

Posted 11/13/2013 12:48 PM

Alleged Poteet shooter surrenders

At approximately 3:30 pm on Tuesday, a Sheriff’s deputy attempted to stop a 21 year old man as he was driving toward his house on Brite Lane in Poteet. More...

Posted 11/13/2013 12:48 PM

Special Sections

News

PLEASANTON COUNCIL PRESENTATIONS

Pleasanton Mayor Clint Powell reads a proclamation establishing Tuesday, October 7 as National Night Out. More...

Posted 9/10/2014 09:13 AM

TSTA: TEA budget is inadequate

The Texas State Teachers Association today criticized the Texas Education Agency for submitting a “woefully inadequate” appropriations request for the Legislature to consider next year. More...

Posted 9/10/2014 09:13 AM

TEAM KAISER SHOWS SUPPORT IN JOURDANTON

Members of the City of Jourdanton staff, council and friends gathered on Friday, September 5 to honor their Police Chief Eric Kaiser by wearing “Team Kaiser” t-shirts. More...

Posted 9/10/2014 09:13 AM

Opinion & Columns

EOG’s Water Management Activities in the South Texas Eagle Ford

EOG Resources understands the importance of South Texas water resources. More...

Posted 9/10/2014 09:13 AM

FLASHBACK:

Sugar Beet Growers’ Association to meet here

60 Years ago- More...

Posted 9/10/2014 09:13 AM

Recipes wanted for Hispanic Heritage Month

Last year for Hispanic Heritage Month, we featured local traditional dishes such as menudo, sopapillas, buñuelos and much more. This cultural celebration runs from September 15 through October 15. We are looking for more recipes to feature. More...

Posted 9/10/2014 09:13 AM

Farm & Ranch

Free concert in Floresville

Many South Texas families have Polish ancestry, so it is not surprising that musicians in this part of Texas have been influenced by the talents of Polish artistry. More...

Posted 9/10/2014 09:15 AM

Atascosa AG News

The Farm Bill, What Is That?

The Atascosa County Farm Bureau and the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is hosting an informational meeting on the new farm bill at the Jourdanton Community Center on Monday September 22, 2014. More...

Posted 9/10/2014 09:15 AM

Livestock producers urged to enroll in Disaster Assistance Program by Oct. 1

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is encouraging producers who have suffered eligible disaster-related losses to act to secure assistance by Sept. More...

Posted 9/10/2014 09:15 AM

Church

FBC Pleasanton events set

First Baptist Church of Pleasanton has the following events going on (all started Sept. 7): •A study called “I am a Church Member” Discovering the Attitude that Makes the Difference. More...

Posted 9/10/2014 09:14 AM

FUMC grief classes

First United Methodist Church of Pleasanton will hold weekly grief classes beginning Oct. 1, from 6-7 p.m. in the church parlor. Goldie Richter is the group leader. More...

Posted 9/10/2014 09:14 AM

Changes to this year’s St. Andrew turkey dinner

St. Andrew’s Catholic Church Parish Hall in Pleasanton is undergoing a major renovation, to provide adequate and safe space for the church’s growing ministries and service to the community. More...

Posted 9/10/2014 09:14 AM

Legals

Legal Notices

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

Posted 9/10/2014 09:15 AM

Misc

Sports Documents

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

Posted 12/6/2011 06:27 PM

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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Posted 11/14/2011 03:22 PM

Accidental fatal shooting

Tragedy strikes early in the year as Debra Mishler, 50, dies from an accidental gunshot wound to the abdomen. More...

Posted 1/8/2014 11:06 AM

First Homicide of 2014

Late in the evening on January 6, 2014, Pleasanton Police Department officers responded to a shots fired call at the 600 block of Sanchez Street. More...

Posted 1/8/2014 11:06 AM

National Exposure?

My friends’ phones started blowing up on Christmas Eve. Not because of Christmas greetings or anything like that. More...

Posted 12/30/2013 11:17 AM

Fatal fire in Poteet

A structure fire destroyed a double wide mobile home and led to the death of a 93 year old Martha Melcher on Melcher Lane just south of Poteet at 2:30 p.m. on Monday, December 23. More...

Posted 12/30/2013 11:17 AM

Through children’s eyes

We are so excited to present a new feature this year. We received so much artwork from the area first and second graders when they wrote their letters to Santa. More...

Posted 12/23/2013 03:51 PM

Little Man gives big

“The gift of giving shines through a four year old little boy this Christmas,” said a status update on the Pleasanton Police Department’s Facebook page, celebrating the generosity of Clayton Steele of Poteet. More...

Posted 12/23/2013 03:51 PM

Filings for March Primary revealed

It may be the holiday season, but the election season is only a few months away. The March Primary election will be held on Tuesday, March 4. More...

Posted 12/18/2013 12:35 PM

Blue Santa’s wish list: Volunteers

Blue Santa and the Pleasanton Police Department would welcome any “good will toward men” at the Pleasanton Fire Station Sunday Dec. 22 from 1 p.m. More...

Posted 12/18/2013 12:35 PM

Missing woman found after eight months

The body of Deborah Jean Williams, 50, was positively identified on Dec. 13 by an investigation conducted by the Atascosa County Sheriff's Office (ACSO), the Texas Department of Public Safety and the Texas Rangers that began on Nov. 24. More...

Posted 12/18/2013 12:35 PM

Don’t miss IceFights

Christmas is around the corner and there’s so much going on in the county. More...

Posted 12/11/2013 10:53 AM

Twisted “carjacking” tale may be drug deal gone bad

County investigators are trying to unravel a tangled tale involving a supposed carjacking that may have happened on Wednesday, December 4. More...

Posted 12/11/2013 10:53 AM

Missing man found dead

Roberto Pacheco, 31, missing since November 24th, has been found dead. Pacheco's cousin was searching along Highway 16 Saturday morning. He found a body in a white Ford 150 crashed in between the Elm Creek bridges. More...

Posted 12/11/2013 10:53 AM

County Tragedy

Mom charged with capital murder

Tashawan Caldwell, 26, has been charged with capital murder after she confessed to stabbing her son to death in the early morning hours of Sunday, December 8, according to the Atascosa County Sheriff's Office. More...

Posted 12/11/2013 10:53 AM

Local man missing for over a week

County law enforcement is looking for any information regarding Jose Roberto Pacheco, 31, who was last seen November 24, 2013 between San Antonio and Poteet near Von Ormy. More...

Posted 12/4/2013 10:40 AM

Register for Brush Country Christmas spree

Christmas is now upon us and that means it is time for the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce Brush Country Christmas. More...

Posted 12/4/2013 10:40 AM

Many Mini Burglaries

Buried Treasures: Police uncover stolen goods

On the afternoon of Tuesday, December 3, Pleasanton Police found dozens of items buried in a yard on the 1000 block of Anna Drive in Pleasanton. More...

Posted 12/4/2013 10:40 AM

Former Express News Editor dies

~ 1946 - 2013 ~

Gerald Black, Pleasanton Express news editor from 1993 until 2012, passed away on Saturday, November 23, due to heart complications. More...

Posted 11/27/2013 10:14 AM

WHAT A ROLLOVER

A driver wrecked her Ford Focus at the corner of Johnson Street and Smith Street in Pleasanton around 4 p.m. on Tuesday, November 26. More...

Posted 11/27/2013 10:14 AM

Library to get tech upgrade, study rooms

At the November 21 Pleasanton City Council Meeting, council members voted unanimously to approve the purchase of a technology package for the Pleasanton Library, not to exceed $37,000 in price. More...

Posted 11/27/2013 10:14 AM

Avoiding ticket reasons for alleged shooter’s spree

As reported in the Pleasanton Express November 13 issue, an alleged shooter was arrested after a standoff in Poteet. More...

Posted 11/20/2013 10:51 AM

3006 STRUCTURE FIRE

Pleasanton, Jourdanton, Leming and Poteet VFDs responded to a structure fire on FM 3006 on Sunday, November 17 at 10 p.m. More...

Posted 11/20/2013 10:51 AM

Suspects in ATVjacking arrested

Atascosa County Sheriff’s Office arrested three San Antonio men Sunday, November 17, around 11:54 p.m. for their alleged involvement in a theft of a John Deere Gator ATV from a farm on Arnold Road. More...

Posted 11/20/2013 10:50 AM

Reported drive-by leads to gun, money and drug bust

Several unknown gunmen opened fire on a vehicle parked in front of a house on Water St. around 6 p.m. on Wednesday, November 13, shooting from inside their own vehicle. The gunmen drove away before police could arrive. More...

Posted 11/20/2013 10:50 AM

FIRE DESTROYS HOME

Poteet VFD and Pleasanton VFD responded to a home fire at the intersection of M Street and 8th Street in Poteet on Thursday Nov. 7. More...

Posted 11/13/2013 12:48 PM

Slogan, logos introduced at Pleasanton branding workshop

During the branding workshop held for the City of Pleasanton, several ideas were pitched to the Council by Briscoe-Hall. More...

Posted 11/13/2013 12:48 PM

County Commissioners hire new Fire Marshal/ Emergency Management Coordinator

Atascosa CountyCommissioners’ CourtRegular MeetingNovember 12, 20139:00 a.m.Ordered byHon. More...

Posted 11/13/2013 12:48 PM

Sports

Lady Aggie Junior High square off with Pearsall

The Lady Aggies 8th grade ‘A’ squad defeated Pearsall last week in the first volleyball match of the season. Poteet won in two sets (25-14, 25-10) to pick up the victory. More...

Posted 9/10/2014 09:15 AM

South Texas hoops officials looking for new members

Have you ever watched a Basketball game from the stands or in front of your TV and thought ‘I could referee better than that?’ Now here is your chance to take those thoughts and make them turn into reality. More...

Posted 9/10/2014 09:15 AM

Charlotte Trojanettes start season vs. Tilden

The Trojanettes junior high teams hosted Three Rivers last week in volleyball action. The gold team won in two sets (25-14, 25-5). The maroon team defeated Three Rivers in two sets (25-23, 25-14). More...

Posted 9/10/2014 09:15 AM

Living

SPJST LODGE 202 JOURDANTON PRESENTS SCHOLARSHIPS

SPJST Lodge 202 Jourdanton Officers present lodge scholarships to Miranda Wiederhold and Michelle House. More...

Posted 9/10/2014 09:14 AM

Friends of Jourdanton Community Library taking submissions for cookbook

The Friends of the Jourdanton Community Library are putting together a new cookbook. Please share your best recipes with the Friends for their new cookbook. You may pick up the form needed to submit the recipes at the library. More...

Posted 9/10/2014 09:14 AM

Bigfoot VFD to hold fundraiser

The Bigfoot Volunteer Fire Department will be having a Fall Fundraiser at the Bigfoot Park on Saturday, September 20th. They will be serving barbequed brisket and Kiolbassa® Sausage, pinto beans, potato salad and all the trimmings. More...

Posted 9/10/2014 09:14 AM

School

JROTC to hold Second Annual Patriot Day Ceremony Sept. 11

The community is invited to join PHS on Thursday, September 11 from 7:15 - 7:45 AM to recognize Patriot Day. The ceremony will be held at the Flag Pole, located in the courtyard of the PHS campus. More...

Posted 9/10/2014 09:14 AM

Order your JISD yearbook

The 2014 Jourdanton CHIEF Yearbook has arrived. All members of the senior class of 2014 have purchased a book and may pick them up any school day at the high school office. More...

Posted 9/10/2014 09:14 AM

Back To School Night at Charlotte ISD

On Aug. 21, Charlotte Elementary, Charlotte Junior High and Charlotte High School will host their “Back to School” night. All students, parents and or guardians are invited to attend and meet their Teachers for the upcoming school year. More...

Posted 8/20/2014 11:15 AM

Obituaries

BALDEMAR JARAMILLO JR.

Baldemar Jaramillo, Jr. of San Antonio passed away on September 5, 2014 at the age of 66. He was born May 22, 1948. He is survived by his brother, Ruben Martinez and sisters, Carmen Villarreal and Maggie Aguilar and husband Abel. More...

Posted 9/10/2014 09:15 AM

JOHN MOORE SR.

John Frank Moore, Sr., 78, formerly from New Jersey and resided in Corpus Christi passed away August 31, 2014 after a long illness. John was born January 12, 1936. More...

Posted 9/10/2014 09:15 AM

JOSE DELGADO

Jose C. Delgado, 73, of Charlotte, passed away on Friday, September 5, 2014 surrounded by his loving family. Jose was born June 23, 1941 in San Benito. Jose loved the beach, fishing, and la musica de accordion. More...

Posted 9/10/2014 09:15 AM

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

September 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 9/10/2014 09:14 AM

Community Calendar

September 4 • Local Longhorn group meets Thursday evenings at 7 p.m. at All Saint’s Episcopal Church in Pleas., Hwy. 97 West, next to Whieltree’s. • Pleasanton AA Newcomers group meets Thursday at 8:15 p.m. at More...

Posted 9/3/2014 09:53 AM

Community Calendar

August 28 • Local Longhorn group meets Thursday evenings at 7 p.m. at All Saint’s Episcopal Church in Pleas., Hwy. 97 West, next to Whiffeltree’s. • Pleasanton AA Newcomers group meets Thursday at 8:15 p.m. at More...

Posted 8/27/2014 10:50 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