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Man arrested for attempted use of TASER on Jourdanton officer

Atascosa County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Sgt. More...

Posted 1/15/2014 10:05 AM

Stock show underway; big auction Saturday

Volunteers for the 60th Atascosa County Livestock Show have been planning for this milestone event and are hoping for another successful show. More...

Posted 1/15/2014 10:05 AM

60th Livestock Show begins next week

Students across the county have been working diligently the past few months to prepare their livestock show projects for the Atascosa County Livestock Show which begins next Tuesday, Jan. 14. More...

Posted 1/8/2014 11:06 AM

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

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

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

Special Sections

News

Children’s Alliance needs assistance

At the September 18 Pleasanton City Council meeting, Mikey Betancourt, executive director of the Children’s Alliance of South Texas, gave a brief presentation. More...

Posted 9/24/2014 09:09 AM

Monday morning hit and run on goodwin

Pleasanton Police Department was called to a hit and run accident Monday morning, September 22, about 11:30. Johnathon Anderson, 19, a Pleasanton resident, was hit by a 2014 grey Toyota 4-door that had left the pavement. More...

Posted 9/24/2014 09:09 AM

VEHICLE A BLAZE

About 4:45 Tuesday afternoon, September 23, Patricia Herndon, Poteet, was driving eastbound on Goodwin near Oakhaven when she noticed smoke coming from underneath the dashboard of her 2010 Dodge SUV. More...

Posted 9/24/2014 09:09 AM

Opinion & Columns

Casedhole Solutions - operating early in the Eagle Ford and continuing to grow

I recently spoke with Mark Larimore, Southeast Regional Manager for Casedhole Solutions. Casedhole Solutions began servicing the Eagle Ford out of its Charlotte location in September, 2010. More...

Posted 9/24/2014 09:09 AM

Flashback: Jourdanton, Pleasanton and Poteet ISD will not consolidate

60 Years ago- More...

Posted 9/24/2014 09:09 AM

Plant Q & A Texas A&M

Coral vine Q&A

Q. What is the vine with pink flowers that the bees seem to love? It grows over our shed. A. The vine you are describing is called coral vine, also called queen’s crown. It is a beautiful vine, but it can overwhelm a landscape. More...

Posted 9/24/2014 09:09 AM

Farm & Ranch

Watershed Steward Workshop to be held

A Texas Watershed Steward workshop on water quality issues related to the Atascosa and Nueces rivers will be held from 1-5 p.m. Oct. 14 at the Jourdanton Public Library, 1101 Campbell Ave. in Jourdanton. More...

Posted 9/24/2014 09:09 AM

Roping event at CF

The Rockin at the River Benefit Team Roping will be held at the Cowboy Fellowship arena on Saturday, September 27. Books open at 9 a.m. and close at 10 a.m. Roping will immediately follow the draw. The Ladies Round Robin will be limited to 10x10. More...

Posted 9/24/2014 09:09 AM

Atascosa AG News

2014 South Texas Peanut Growers Association annual tour

The 2014 South Texas Peanut Growers Field Day and Tour will be held on Thursday September 25, 2014 in Pearsall. Registration will start at More...

Posted 9/24/2014 09:09 AM

Church

FUMC grief classes

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

Posted 9/24/2014 09:09 AM

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 9/24/2014 09:09 AM

Salvation Army holds sale

The Salvation Army will have a $3 bag sale on Thursday through Saturday, September 25-27. Shoes will be .99 during that time as well. The store’s hours of operation Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 10 a.m. -2 p.m. on Saturday. More...

Posted 9/24/2014 09:09 AM

Legals

Legal Notices

NOTICE TO PUBLIC: The Pleasanton City Council adopted Ordinance No. 14-1113 at the Regular Session of August 7, 2014. The caption of the ordinance is shown below: ORDINANCE NO. 14-1113 More...

Posted 9/24/2014 09:09 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

Resolutions shared by leaders

In the second week of featuring people in our community sharing their New Year’s resolutions, we have the thoughts from Pleasanton Mayor Clint Powell and South Texas Regional Medical Center’s Chief Executive Officer Jim Resendez, FACHE. More...

Posted 1/15/2014 10:05 AM

MISSING:

Local resident Gregorio “Greg” Cisnero, 26, has been reported missing. He was last seen in Pleasanton on Friday, Jan. 10th . More...

Posted 1/15/2014 10:05 AM

Sanchez to Estrada’s alleged murderer: ‘You can’t trust anyone.’

Atascosa Crime Stoppers is offering a $5000 reward for any information leading to the conviction of the person or persons responsible for the murder of Rick Estrada, who was shot late in the evening of January 6, 2014. More...

Posted 1/15/2014 10:05 AM

Special section for Livestock Show

We hope you read the special section fo the Atascosa County Livestock Show this week. `They are celebrating 60 years next week, Jan. 14- 18. More...

Posted 1/8/2014 11:07 AM

Resolutions shared by leaders

Making New Year resolutions is a task that is either embraced or avoided. While some look forward to a clean slate to to write down goals for the upcoming months, others would rather not commit to specific things they wish to accomplish or change. More...

Posted 1/8/2014 11:06 AM

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

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

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

Sports

Moments from Brush Country Sports

Charlotte sophomore Eric Casares cuts back after catching a deep pass last week when the Trojans lost to Natalia 35-0 at home. More...

Posted 9/24/2014 09:09 AM

Aggies Looking Upfield

Poteet sophomore Alfonso Peña prepares to return a punt as his Aggie teammates block upfield against Pleasanton last week. The Aggies fell 46-6 to the Eagles at the newly constructed Aggie Stadium. More...

Posted 9/24/2014 09:09 AM

Area Fishing Report

BRAUNIG- Water stained. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are fair on liver and shad off points near the pier. Redfish are fair on perch, shad, and silver spoons. Channel catfish are very good on liver, shrimp, cut bait, and cheesebait near the dam. More...

Posted 9/24/2014 09:09 AM

Living

Craft Show

The Atascosa County Childcare Board will hold a craft show in November. If anyone is interested, please send your request to Child Protective Services at 1302 Jiffy Blvd. Jourdanton, Texas 78026. Information will be sent to you. More...

Posted 9/24/2014 09:09 AM

Poteet ‘73 and athletic reunion

If you are a member of the Poteet High School Class of 1973, your fellow graduates are looking for you. Your address is needed for the class reunion scheduled for April, 25, 2015. Call Elaine at 273-3319 or Mary louise Shone at 742- 8471. More...

Posted 9/24/2014 09:09 AM

Bird Feeders - - “A Work of Art”

Happiness comes in many forms and ways of sharing and so does the countless ways of “art”. Recently, Kay, our daughter in-law surprised us with several beautiful renditions of artistic bird feeders. More...

Posted 9/24/2014 09:09 AM

School

HPU honor student interns in Washington, D.C.

BROWNWOOD – September 16, 2014 – Katie Rose Bonner of Lytle, a senior political science, history and Guy D. More...

Posted 9/24/2014 09:09 AM

ARMY INTERACTIVE SEMITRUCK (IS-4) AT PHS

PHS welcomed the Army and its Interactive Semi-Truck to campus on Wednesday, September 17th. Students were invited to participate in hands-on simulations with firearms and targets. More...

Posted 9/24/2014 09:09 AM

Free ESL/GED classes

Poteet ISD is currently offering free ESL/GED classes. The Afterschool ACE Program at Poteet ISD with the partnership of ESC Region 20 will be offering ESL/GED Classes free for all the parents from Poteet ISD. Registration will be on Tuesday, Sept. More...

Posted 9/24/2014 09:09 AM

Obituaries

MARGARET TROUART

Margaret Ann Trouart passed away on Monday, September 22, 2014 in Pleasanton at the age of 85. Margaret was born June 29, 1929 in Taft, Texas to Wilber and Gladys (Unangst) Muckleroy. More...

Posted 9/24/2014 09:09 AM

JOSE VELASQUEZ

Jose Velasquez, age 67, of Pleasanton, passed away Saturday, September 20, 2014 in San Antonio. He was born August 7, 1947. More...

Posted 9/24/2014 09:09 AM

Notice

BETTY FINCH

Betty Finch of Charlotte passed away Monday, September 22, 2014. She was born August 20, 1943. Services are pending with Hurley Funeral Home. More...

Posted 9/24/2014 09:09 AM

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

September 25 • 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 9/24/2014 09:09 AM

Community Calendar

September 18 • 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 9/17/2014 09:06 AM

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

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