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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

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

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

Special Sections

News

A DAY TO REMEMBER

JROTC Cadets, under the supervision of LTC (retired) Alan W. More...

Posted 9/17/2014 09:05 AM

Superintendent contract renewed; quilt given

The Pleasanton ISD meeting on August 12 began with a public hearing on the tax rate and budget for the 2014/2015 school year. More...

Posted 9/17/2014 09:05 AM

THE DUCKS ARE CROSSING

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Posted 9/17/2014 09:05 AM

Opinion & Columns

FLASHBACK:

Local restaurant closed after fire

60 Years ago- A year ago this month the Pleasanton city council agreed to a raise in telephone rates here. More...

Posted 9/17/2014 09:05 AM

On the Edge of Common Sense

Plant’s Rights

BEWARE CONNOISSEURS! A new discovery may change the way America eats! Love your broccoli? Savor your home-grown tomatoes? Would give your eye-teeth for a blueberry pie? More...

Posted 9/17/2014 09:05 AM

Where is the spirit at football games?

It’s so SAD that on Friday Night lights for Football games there is NO Spirit and NO Pride for our mighty Eagles. More...

Posted 9/17/2014 09:05 AM

Farm & Ranch

Decade-long research study confirms 4-H provides benefits

During National 4-H Week Oct. 5-11, local and county 4-H clubs and groups have the opportunity to showcase what they have gained from their membership at the local and county level, said Dr. More...

Posted 9/17/2014 09:06 AM

Pleasanton FFA attend leadership lab in Zapata

On Saturday, September 13, 2014 the Pleasanton FFA Chapter attended the District Leadership lab in Zapata. Each district officer conducted a session on an important FFA tool. More...

Posted 9/17/2014 09:06 AM

McMullen 4-H Meeting on September 23

McMullen 4-H will be hosting it first meeting on Tuesday, September 23rd beginning at 4:00 p.m. at the McMullen County School cafeteria. More...

Posted 9/17/2014 09:06 AM

Church

New programs at FBC Poteet

FBC Poteet is excited to announce new children’s and youth programs beginning on Wednesday, Sept. 17. “Strawberry Patch,” a program for children from 3-years-old to sixth graders will be held from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. More...

Posted 9/17/2014 09:06 AM

FBC Food Pantry

First Baptist Church of Jourdanton will distribute food from its food pantry on Friday, Sept. 19, from 10 a.m. to noon. The church is located on Hwy 16 South in Jourdanton. More...

Posted 9/17/2014 09:06 AM

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 9/17/2014 09:06 AM

Community Calendar

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sports

Moments from Brush Country Sports

Cortnee Branson digs a ball for Charlotte against Knippa. More...

Posted 9/17/2014 09:06 AM

Awesome A’s 10-Under Baseball Team

Members of the 10U Awesome A’s baseball team gathered for a team photo after playing in the spring/summer league. More...

Posted 9/17/2014 09:06 AM

Brush Country Box Scores

Mathis 66, Poteet 12 More...

Posted 9/17/2014 09:06 AM

Living

Ricks’ art on display

The public is invited to a Creative Celebration, at the Episcopal Church of Reconciliation, 8900 Starcrest in San Antonio! The Watercolor Gang will have their artwork on display, of which local artist Lee Ricks is a part of. More...

Posted 9/17/2014 09:06 AM

DR. PLANCHET HONORED

Carolyn Wright is presenting Dr. More...

Posted 9/17/2014 09:06 AM

Featured Artist Robert L. Wenske

Robert L. Wenske was honored to be chosen as the featured artist for the months of September and October. His painting will hang in the Pleasanton City Hall. Robert is married to the former Shirley Fletcher Van Horn of Jourdanton. More...

Posted 9/17/2014 09:06 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

SARAH SCHANE

A church memorial will be held for our daughter Sarah Schane at the Jesus Name Brush Arbor Church at 2107 2nd Street in the RV Park next to the Relax Inn Motel. Services will start at 10:30 a.m. Saturday morning, September 20, 2014. More...

Posted 9/17/2014 09:06 AM

ROY EAKINS

Roy Willis Eakins of Charlotte, passed away on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at the age of 84. Mr. Eakins was born October 23, 1929. Roy was born in Frederick, Oklahoma to Roy Lester and Velma (Burk) Eakins. More...

Posted 9/17/2014 09:06 AM

ESTEBAN SALAZAR

Esteban Salazar, age 87, of Von Ormy, Texas, passed away Friday, September 12, 2014 in San Antonio. He was born August 10, 1927. More...

Posted 9/17/2014 09:06 AM

Legals

Legal Notices

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Notice is hereby given that original Letters Testamentary for the Estate of Iva Lee Lawson Dietz, Deceased, were issued on August 18, 2014, under Docket No. More...

Posted 9/17/2014 09:06 AM

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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