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Mother abandons 9-year-old daughter at hospital

The Jourdanton Police Department has charged Patricia Woodrow, 31, for abandoning and endangering a child after the mother dropped off her 9-yearold daughter at South Texas Regional Medical Center last week in Jourdanton. More...

Posted 6/25/2014 09:03 AM


Brandon Morales of Pleasanton shows his joy while playing in the water during a water day at First Baptist Church in Pleasanton. More...

Posted 6/25/2014 09:03 AM

Taste of Atascosa is Back

County event next Thursday

Ready to sample some of the best food offered throughout the county under one roof? Then make plans to attend the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce’s Taste of Atascosa and auctions. More...

Posted 6/18/2014 08:58 AM

Plane crashes near municipal airport

A 414 Cessna twin engine plane crashed outside Pleasanton Monday around 7 p.m. at the Pleasanton Municipal Airport. No injuries were reported by the six passengers on board. More...

Posted 6/18/2014 08:58 AM

Man charged with arson

POTEET– The Poteet Police Department was dispatched to 1511 FM 476 Sunday at 5 p.m. after a call for a structure fire. Roger Rey Garza, 26 of Poteet, allegedly started a fire in the hallway and living room of his mobile home. More...

Posted 6/11/2014 09:56 AM


Airlife was dispatched after this man was involved in a car-pedestrian accident on Hwy. 281 in Pleasanton Friday around 10:20 p.m. More...

Posted 6/11/2014 09:56 AM

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

Pleasanton City Pool Opens

With summer upon us, area Pleasanton residents can bask in the sun as the Pleasanton city pool is up and running. The pool is opened this weekend. Normal operating hours are from Tuesday-Sunday from 8 a.m.-10 p.m. and the pool is closed on Mondays. More...

Posted 6/4/2014 09:27 AM


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


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


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


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! 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


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

Special Sections


Scholarship offered

Hello, Folks, Lots of in the next few weeks. Those of you who have graduating seniors to think about, listen up. More...

Posted 4/22/2015 12:21 PM

Jourdanton FFA competes at Area X

On Wednesday April 8, Jourdanton FFA competed at the Area X Judging Contest in Robstown, Texas. Teams competing included: Livestock Judging, Poultry Judging, and Wool Judging. More...

Posted 4/22/2015 12:21 PM

Agri-land workshop

The Atascosa County Extension Office, Alamo RC&D, and TMBC are hosting an Agri-Land Workshop in Jourdanton, Texas on today Wednesday, April 22 (8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.) at the Jourdanton Library and Community Center. More...

Posted 4/22/2015 12:21 PM

Opinion & Columns

Local icon, governor impressive duo in news coverage

Show me a 20-yearold today who isn’t intimidated by celebrities, particularly the governor of your state and I’ll…well… I’d attended college for two years and sort of ran out of money. More...

Posted 4/22/2015 12:20 PM

Making Ol’ Bay famous

Picture this; a panoramic background, the green Okanogan Valley, pines and quakies with contrasting colors of a splendid autumn springtime. The artistic eye discerns a lone riderless horse, a bay with More...

Posted 4/22/2015 12:20 PM

Pay-it-forward meal appreciated

On Friday, April 17, a friend and I ate lunch at Cancun Restaurant in Pleasanton. When I went to pay, I was told that someone had already paid for our meal. I would like to thank this person for his kindness. It was truly appreciated. More...

Posted 4/22/2015 12:20 PM

Farm & Ranch


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Emergency Loans from FSA

Emergency Farm Loan Applications Being Accepted

Applications for emergency farm loans for losses caused by drought occurring from October 16, 2014 and continuing are being accepted at the Farm Service Agency (FSA) office located in Uvalde, Farm Loan Manager, Sara Webb said recently. More...

Posted 4/22/2015 12:21 PM

Teens and distracted driving – worse than we thought

April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month

While distractions affect drivers of all ages, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has found that hand-held cell phone use is highest among 16- to 24-year-olds. This age group has the largest proportion of drivers who were distracted. More...

Posted 4/22/2015 12:21 PM



The Cub Scouts of Pack 194 of Pleasanton, Texas held their annual spring campout at the Boy Scouts of America, Alamo Area Council’s McGimpsy Park on Saturday, March 28-29, 2015. McGimsey is a 140 acre Scout Park in North Central San Antonio. More...

Posted 4/8/2015 12:42 PM

Bible Study in Verdi

Every Thursday there will be an in depth Bible study held at the Verdi Community Center . The study will be held from 7-8 p.m. This is an opportunity to learn why there are so many churches, what it means to be born again and more. More...

Posted 4/8/2015 12:41 PM

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 4/8/2015 12:41 PM

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

April 23 • 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 4/22/2015 12:21 PM

Community Calendar

April 8 • The Historical Commission will be holding a meeting on Wednesday April 8. Regular meetings are held the second Wednesday of the month at the Jourdanton Community Center at 9:30 a.m. More...

Posted 4/8/2015 12:42 PM

Community Calendar

April 1 • Special Needs Parent Network will be holding their first meeting at 6 p.m. at Pleasanton Civic Center today, April 1. For more information visit April 2 More...

Posted 4/1/2015 10:08 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

St. Rose of Lima honor Msgr. Wagner; picnic held, too

The annual picnic for St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church will be held this Sunday, June 29. Barbeque brisket and sausage plates will be served at 11 a.m. Plates will be sold for $7. Mass will be held at 11:30 a.m. with Monsignor John A. More...

Posted 6/25/2014 09:03 AM

Pleasanton Express wins top state press award

The Better Newspaper Contest awarded the coveted Sweepstakes award to the Pleasanton Express last Saturday. The contest was held during the Texas Press Association (TPA) Leadership Retreat held in Corpus Christi June 19-21. More...

Posted 6/25/2014 09:03 AM

Three county residents murdered

Three people from our county have lost their lives violently over the course of one week. Last Wednesday, a young mother from Jourdanton, Lindsey Wadkins, was found murdered on Taylor Road. More...

Posted 6/25/2014 09:03 AM

Historical sales tax allocation

Texas Comptroller Susan Combs reported that state sales tax revenue in May was $2.45 billion, up 8.5 percent compared to May 2013. More...

Posted 6/18/2014 08:58 AM

Pleasanton man found with funny money, drugs

Larry Leroy Twigg, 57 of Pleasanton, has been charged after Atascosa County Deputies and investigators foiled a counterfeit operation yesterday. More...

Posted 6/18/2014 08:58 AM

County hosts simulated wreck

Tuesday morning, June 10, Atascosa County EMS personnel, Jourdanton and Pleasanton Fire Departments, Atascosa and Bexar County Fire Marshals arranged a simulated wreck scene. Location for the staged wreck was about a mile west of SH 16 on FM 162. More...

Posted 6/11/2014 09:57 AM

Land Use Assumption, Impact Fee plan presented to Pleasanton council

It is no surprise that this area is growing and with this growth, leaders are planning to handle it in a proactive manner. More...

Posted 6/11/2014 09:56 AM

Poteet substitute allegedly involved with student

POTEET– The Poteet Police Department was contacted by Poteet High School officials regarding allegations of an improper relationship between a teacher and a student May 28. More...

Posted 6/11/2014 09:56 AM

Atascosa County Fire Marshal Todd Perna comments on lifting Burn Ban

The Burn Ban in effect in Atascosa County was lifted on May 14 due to increasing rain. The rainfall pattern increased even more this past week when Atascosa County experienced rain totals up to seven inches in some areas. More...

Posted 6/4/2014 09:27 AM

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


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


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


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


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


Keeping Pace

Pleasanton senior Sydnie Downs keeps pace at the District 30-4A meet last week. More...

Posted 4/22/2015 12:21 PM

Eagle Reels In Lunker Catfish

Scotty Ray Martinez, of Leming and a senior at Pleasanton High School, reeled in this monster catfish near Three Rives on April 11 with his friends. The catfish weighed 52 pounds. More...

Posted 4/22/2015 12:21 PM

Pleasanton softball to host rummage sale

The Pleasanton Lady Eagle softball team will host a rummage sale April 25 at Reliable Title in Pleasanton off 433 West Oaklawn. Items will include tools, home decor, electronics, appliances, sports equipment and much more. More...

Posted 4/22/2015 12:21 PM


Plate sale at Crosspoint Fellowship on April 25

There will be a chicken and sausage barbeque plate sale this Saturday, April 25 at Crosspoint Fellowship Church. Come out and support Crosspoint Fellowship as they send some members to Haiti to do mission work and spread the gospel. More...

Posted 4/22/2015 12:21 PM

Day of Prayer set

A National Day of Prayer service is set for Thursday, May 7 at 11 am. This event is being hosted by various churches in Poteet, Pleasanton and Jourdanton. The service will be at Poteet Canyon Park. Please join them for a service of music and prayer! More...

Posted 4/22/2015 12:21 PM

Seeking volunteers for Sr. Medicare Patrol Training

Train today to right Medicare fraud in your community. Free sessions will be Thursday, May 7, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Friday, May 8, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. More...

Posted 4/22/2015 12:21 PM


Retired teachers to meet in Austin for convention and Capitol events

More than 1000 retired educators will meet in Austin next week at the Texas Retired Teachers Association (TRTA) 62nd Annual Convention at the JW Marriott. More...

Posted 4/8/2015 12:42 PM


The Pleasanton Masonic Lodge #283 recently donated 250 dental kits to the Pleasanton elementary and primary students. More...

Posted 4/8/2015 12:41 PM


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Our amazing father, brother JC Goins went to be with the Lord and his wife on March 4, 2015 at the age of 72. More...

Posted 4/22/2015 12:21 PM


Charlene De La Rosa Rassat, 48, of Poteet, beloved wife of Frank Rassat; loving mother of Valerie De La Rosa of San Antonio, and Carl Rassat of Poteet; cherished daughter of Mary Perez Chavez of Poteet, and the late Fidel De La Rosa of San Antonio; p More...

Posted 4/22/2015 12:21 PM


Alberto “Scooter” Aguilar was 50-years-old when he passed on Wednesday, April 15, 2015. Scooter first fell ill in 2003, and being the stubborn man we all knew him to be, he wasn’t going out without a fight. More...

Posted 4/22/2015 12:21 PM


Legal Notices

NOTICE TO PUBLIC: The Pleasanton City Council adopted Ordinance No. 15-1141 at the Regular Session of April 16, 2015. The caption of the ordinance is shown below: ORDINANCE NO. 15-1141 More...

Posted 4/22/2015 12:21 PM


by the Planning and Zoning Commission and Jourdanton City Council On Thursday, May 7, 2015, at 6:00 P.M., the Planning and Zoning Commission shall conduct a public hearing and on Monday, May 18 2015, at 6:00 P.M., the Jourdanton City Council shall co More...

Posted 4/22/2015 12:21 PM


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...

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Frequently Asked Questions

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