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PULLIAM WRECK

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

Posted 5/14/2014 08:21 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 08:07 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 08:07 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 08:07 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 03:49 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 03:49 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 03:49 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 08:52 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 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

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

Special Sections

News

National Health Survey underway In Atascosa County

The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), the most comprehensive survey of the health and nutritional status of the U.S. population is coming to Atascosa County, TX beginning on February 28, 2015. Why Atascosa County? More...

Posted 2/25/2015 11:26 AM

College Fair Day at CBC, March 4

The Pleasanton campus of Coastal Bend College will be having its College Fair Day on Wednesday, March 4. Keynote speaker for the event will be Geno Vargas with Workforce Solutions at Coastal Bend. His theme will be Goal Setting and Decision Making. More...

Posted 2/25/2015 11:26 AM

Eagle Scout Fehr gives report to Court on Scouting’s 105 years

Atascosa County Commissioners’ Court Special Meeting February 23, 2015 9:00 a.m. Ordered by Hon. More...

Posted 2/25/2015 11:26 AM

Living

MORE SCOUT AWARDS

Pictured above with their derby cars and awards back row, left to right are: Augustin De La Torre, Carmen De La Torre, Cubmaster, Alondra De La Torre, Webelos I & II Den Leader, Danny Morrison II More...

Posted 2/25/2015 11:26 AM

SCOUT SUNDAY AT THE FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

Cub Scouts of Pack 194, Boy Scouts of Troop 194, and Girl Scouts of Troop 53 all from Pleasanton participated in a Scout Sunday Service hosted by the Pleasanton First United Methodist Church on Sunda More...

Posted 2/25/2015 11:26 AM

Senior Circle offers England, Scotland and Wales Tour!

Everyone is invited to join the South Texas Regional Chapter of Senior Circle on this British Landscapes Tour. More...

Posted 2/25/2015 11:26 AM

School

Area students honored for academic success at HPU

BROWNWOOD – February 6, 2015 – Howard Payne University honored 255 students for academic success during the fall 2014 semester. Area students who received honors include: •Pleasanton- Kelsie Lyn Piland, President’s List More...

Posted 2/25/2015 11:26 AM

Lytle student to travel to Washington, D.C. for Prestigious Journalism Conference

FAIRFAX, VA-- Gabriela Medina, a student at Lytle High School has been selected to represent Lytle, Texas as a National Youth Correspondent to the 2015 Washington Journalism and Media Conference at George Mason University. More...

Posted 2/25/2015 11:26 AM

Local seniors urged to apply for scholarship

Texas high school seniors of any faith or ethnicity may apply for one of four $1,000 scholarships to be awarded by the Father Leopold Moczygemba Foundation. The Silesian- Polish Texans Essay Contest deadline to enter is April 15. More...

Posted 2/25/2015 11:26 AM

Obituaries

REYNALDO MENDOZA

Reynaldo Mendoza, passed away February 17, 2015 in Charlotte, Texas. He was born October 10, 1968 to Maria A. Deleon and later adopted by his grandparents Jose and Juanita (Aranda) Mendoza, Sr. More...

Posted 2/25/2015 11:26 AM

WAYNE WELCH

Albert Wayne Welch, 70 years of age, of Charlotte, passed away Friday, February 20 at his home. Wayne was born May 16, 1944 in San Antonio, Texas to the late Richard Henderson Welch and the late Theo Essie Lea Bearden Birch. More...

Posted 2/25/2015 11:26 AM

VAUGHN YEAGER

Vaughn Asher Yeager of Floresville, Wilson County, Texas entered into rest on February 21, 2015 at 3:15 P.M. at his residence, at the age of 89 years, 7 months, 22 days. More...

Posted 2/25/2015 11:26 AM

Legals

Legal Notices

NOTICE TO PUBLIC: The Pleasanton City Council adopted Ordinance No. 15-1130 at the Regular Session of February 19, 2015. The caption of the ordinance is shown below: ORDINANCE NO. 15-1130 More...

Posted 2/25/2015 11:26 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

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 08:21 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 08:21 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 08:07 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 08:07 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 08:07 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 03:49 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 03:49 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 03:49 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 08:52 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 08:52 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 08:52 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 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

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

Sports

Hunting Contest Sponsors

Leroy Urrabazo of Atascosa Liquor presents his three bottles of liquor that will be given to the winners of the 2014-2015 Hunting Contest. More...

Posted 2/25/2015 11:26 AM

2014-2015 Hunting Contest Winners

The 2014-2015 Pleasanton Express Hunting Contest winners will be presented with plaques and prizes at the 51st Anniversay Lions Club Wild Game Dinner at the Atascosa County Showbarn
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Posted 2/25/2015 11:26 AM

Squaws win own tournament after going 5-0

JOURDANTON– The Squaws won their own tournament last week after going 5-0 in the event. Bailey Longoria, Sheyanne Luckman and Karley Taylor were named All-Tournament for their performance on the diamond. More...

Posted 2/25/2015 11:26 AM

Opinion & Columns

Railroad Commission hosts Australian and Japanese delegates

Expertise shared in Oil and Gas Regulation with International Regulators

The Railroad Commission of Texas hosted delegations this week representing Australia and Japan. Regulators from both countries were interested in learning more about the successful regulation of the oil and gas industry in Texas. More...

Posted 2/25/2015 11:26 AM

It’s in the blood

A few weeks ago I decided it was time to go to the gym again. I needed to get some exercise. You know the drill. It’s the greatest therapy! Time to get in shape! Slightly late New Years resolutions! More...

Posted 2/25/2015 11:26 AM

FLASHBACK: Dallas Cowboys coming to Jourdanton

60 Years ago- Voters in the Charlotte school district will ballot Saturday on whether or not to build a new $200,000 building for Charlotte high school. More...

Posted 2/25/2015 11:26 AM

Farm & Ranch

Vilsack announces $30 Million to fight Citrus Disease

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced $30 million in funding today for 22 projects to help citrus producers combat Huanglongbing (HLB), also known as citrus greening, a devastating citrus disease that threatens U.S. citrus production. More...

Posted 2/25/2015 11:26 AM

Private water well screening in Jourdanton and Pearsall

Jourdanton and Pearsall -- The Texas Well Owner Network is hosting a water well screening from 8:30 a.m. More...

Posted 2/25/2015 11:26 AM

Texas Big Game Awards College Scholarship Applications available

Applications are now available for the 15th Annual Texas Big Game Awards (TBGA) Wildlife Conservation College Scholarship Program, sponsored by Carter’s Country Outdoor Stores and the Wildlife Heritage Foundation of Texas. More...

Posted 2/25/2015 11:26 AM

Church

GriefShare at Cowboy Fellowship

Cowboy Fellowship is currently holding its GriefShare program. This all new grief support group will continue every week for 13 weeks. More...

Posted 2/25/2015 11:26 AM

Christmas Village Rummage Sale set

Bring those items that you are done with and that others can get use of, on Friday, Feb. 27, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. for the upcoming rummage sale at First Baptist Church in Pleasanton. A rummage sale will be held Saturday, Feb. 28, at 8 a.m. More...

Posted 2/25/2015 11:26 AM

Visit The Shroud of Turin Exposition this Lenten season

SAN ANTONIO- The Shroud of Turin Exposition offers a unique experience as visitors embark on an eye-opening journey exploring the history of Christianity, and the pain and suffering of the Man in the Shroud during the Lenten season. More...

Posted 2/25/2015 11:26 AM

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

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Posted 2/25/2015 11:26 AM

Community Calendar

February 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. • Pleasanton AA Newcomers group meets Thursday at 8:15 p.m. at More...

Posted 2/18/2015 11:14 AM

Community Calendar

February 6 •TOPS #1509 Pleasanton meets every Friday morning at 201 N. Main St. (Crosspoint Fellowship building) from 8:30 a.m.-11 a.m. For details call 830-200-9922. February 7 More...

Posted 2/11/2015 01:50 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 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