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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

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

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

HONORING OUR VETERANS

Pleasanton JROTC Honor Guard salutes veterans Roy Ybarra, Roger Romero, M. Belman Jr., Jesse Huizar and other veterans during ceremonies to honor Veteran’s Day at Pleasanton High School. More...

Posted 11/13/2013 12:48 PM

Pleasanton hosts Blue Santa for the first time

Pleasanton Police Department is asking residents and businesses to donate toys, non-perishable food, and gift cards to needy families at Pleasanton's first ever Operation Blue Santa Toy Drive. More...

Posted 11/6/2013 12:14 PM

County charity smash and grab burglary

According to Rev. Junior Jones, Director of Atascosa Christian Assistance Ministries (CAM) and Interim Chief Frank Leal of Poteet Police Department, a burglar broke into CAM’s office on 500 Avenue H in Poteet around 1:30 a.m. on Wednesday. More...

Posted 11/6/2013 12:14 PM

Bump, set, spike!

Wow....it is great to be a volleyball player or fan in the Brush Country. Four teams are heading to the play-offs this season – Pleasanton, Jourdanton, Charlotte and McMullen County. Congratulations and good luck to all the teams and coaches! More...

Posted 10/30/2013 10:15 AM

Hispanic Chamber to refund Friday dance tickets

Due to some technical difficulties, the Friday night dance for the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Market Days had to be cancelled. More...

Posted 10/30/2013 10:15 AM

Vote early until Nov. 1

Find your polling places for Tuesday, Nov. 5

Early voting for several elections is still underway through November 1. More...

Posted 10/30/2013 10:15 AM

A Crown For Orie

While the final numbers aren’t in just yet, Cowboy Homecoming planners and most who attended are agreeing the change of venue was for the better. More...

Posted 10/30/2013 10:15 AM

Don’t Forget To Vote, Please

Early voting began Monday, October 21 and ends on Friday, November 1. Besides the Constitutional Amendment election, Pleasanton ISD is holding a bond election and the City of Joudanton is having a council member election. More...

Posted 10/23/2013 12:16 PM

Missing:

Perforating Gun

J-W Energy Company is offering a $1,000 dollar reward in exchange for help in finding a perforating gun that went missing from one of their trailers on Thursday. More...

Posted 10/23/2013 12:15 PM

Bands, BBQ and Bullriding

Showbarn grounds site for 48th annual celebration

This year, the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce has pulled up stakes and moved the festival to the Atascosa County Showbarn grounds. More...

Posted 10/23/2013 12:15 PM

Keep calm and gallop on

Attention all runners and walkers .. it is time to sign up for the Cowboy Gallop 5K Run and 2 Mile Fun Walk! More...

Posted 10/16/2013 10:54 AM

LaMafia, Johnny Lee headline for Market Days this weekend

The downtown streets of Pleasanton will come alive for the sixth annual Pleasanton Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s Market Days this Friday and Saturday. Expanded to two days this year, the event promises to be bigger and better. More...

Posted 10/16/2013 10:54 AM

SOUTHBOUND IH-37 ROLLOVER

Airlife transported an injured woman after she rolled her Toyota Forerunner on the southbound lane of Interstate 37 around noon on Wednesday. DPS and Pleasanton VFD responded. More...

Posted 10/16/2013 10:54 AM

Pedestrian killed on Highway 16

A 2002 Chevy Trailblazer struck James Edward Hale, 48, as he was walking beside State Highway 16 Tuesday, Oct. 1. More...

Posted 10/9/2013 09:50 AM

Salute our firefighters

This week is National Fire Prevention Week and we have featured the departments in a sponsorship advertisement on pages 10 and 11 C. More...

Posted 10/9/2013 09:49 AM

Saluting Our Firefighters

National Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 6-10

National Fire Prevention Week, October 6-12, was proclaimed by President Calvin Coolidge in 1925, in commemoration of the Great Chicago fire, in which hundreds of people were killed. More...

Posted 10/9/2013 09:49 AM

Special Sections

News

$5,000 CASH REWARD

Shalimar Subdivision Theft

The Atascosa County Sheriff’s Department along with Crime Stoppers is hoping that a FIVE THOUSAND-DOLLAR cash reward being offered for one week only will help solve a report of a burglary located in the 300 block of Bocawood, located in the Sha More...

Posted 7/23/2014 09:33 AM

JISD board approves property purchase

The Jourdanton School Board meeting opened with the District Self- Evaluation that is now required by the Texas Legislature. The report is made to TEA and the public and is available on the district’s website. More...

Posted 7/23/2014 09:33 AM

Poteet council seeking bids for water project

Delinquent tax collection was at the top of the business during the Poteet City Council earlier this month. More...

Posted 7/23/2014 09:33 AM

Opinion & Columns

Railroad Commission continues plugging orphaned wells and site remediation

“By plugging these wells, we are protecting Texas’ precious natural resources,” Commissioner David Porter said. More...

Posted 7/23/2014 09:33 AM

Play Rodeo Riches and win prizes

The Young Farmers are getting ready for their annual Cowboy of the Year Rodeo and Festival to be held August 15-16, so it must be time to launch the popular Rodeo Riches contest.. More...

Posted 7/23/2014 09:33 AM

7,000 pennies for your thoughts

Thank you to all who entered the 7,000 “likes” drawing and a big congratulations to Angelina Rodriguez! She won 7,000 pennies (or $70) just by “liking” our Facebook page. If you haven’t liked our page please go do that. More...

Posted 7/23/2014 09:33 AM

Farm & Ranch

Pleasanton FFA attend State Convention

On July the 14th through the 18th the Pleasanton FFA chapter attended the 86th annual Texas FFA State convention which was held in Fort Worth, Texas. There was an alltime attendance record of 12,372 members and guests present. More...

Posted 7/23/2014 09:35 AM

BRUSH COUNTRY YOUTH RODEO ASSOCIATION AWARDS

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Posted 7/23/2014 09:35 AM

Atascosa AG News

4-H Club Officer training offered

State Sheep and Goat Tag Orders Due for the major Stock Shows More...

Posted 7/23/2014 09:34 AM

Church

Atascosa Angels headed for International Pathfinder Camporee

Every five years, Youth Pathfinder groups from Seventh-day Adventist Churches around the world gather in Oshkosh Wisconsin for an International Pathfinder Camporee. More...

Posted 7/23/2014 09:34 AM

Bible study in Verdi on Thursdays

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 7/23/2014 09:34 AM

Hosanna Team visits Haiti

The mission team from the churches of Hosanna Leming and Hosanna Poteet returned to the U.S. from Haiti this past week. Joined with the Hosanna Team were teams from New York and Canada. More...

Posted 7/23/2014 09:34 AM

Legals

Legal Notices

Notice of Request for Competitive Sealed Proposals RFCSP 1480 – Jourdanton Elementary School Gym Jourdanton Independent School District 200 Zanderson Jourdanton TX 78026 Date: July 15, 2014 More...

Posted 7/23/2014 09:35 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

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

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

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

Marijuana leads to meth in alleged Pleasanton drug bust

Pleasanton Police Officer David Gardner initiated a traffic stop on College St. around 10:15 a.m. on Friday, according to Investigator Seth Trussell. More...

Posted 11/6/2013 12:14 PM

Man allegedly runs from cops, assaults officer.

Officer David Gardner of the Pleasanton Police Department was driving behind Robert Romero, 26, on Martin St. on Wednesday, October 30, according to Pleasanton Police Department Investigator Seth Trussell. More...

Posted 11/6/2013 12:14 PM

RAIL DAMAGE

Campbellton “Paisano” VFD says a man fell asleep while driving north on IH 37 between Borrego Creek and mile marker 91 around 11:40 a.m. on Friday. More...

Posted 11/6/2013 12:14 PM

Thief chased by Sheriff’s Deputies, busts through fence

San Antonian John Randy Torres, 51, allegedly stole a chainsaw from a ranch on Leal Road and drove off in his red Dodge pickup shortly before noon on Wednesday, Oct 23, according to the Atascosa County Sheriff’s Office (ACSO). More...

Posted 10/30/2013 10:15 AM

Stinson wins Cowboy Crazy Cash

Elvin Stinson, of Pleasanton, was chosen the most recent Cowboy Crazy Cash winner. Stinson registered his winning entry at Center Pharmacy. More...

Posted 10/30/2013 10:15 AM

Drug Dealer Detained

The Pleasanton Police Department arrested Christopher Talley, 31, an alleged drug dealer, on Friday, October 25th. More...

Posted 10/30/2013 10:15 AM

RIDING THE RANGE ON THE OILFIELD

Horse riders and oil are a big part of what the City of Pleasanton is “all about”. More...

Posted 10/23/2013 12:16 PM

New Atascosa Health Center breaks ground!

Since 1953, the Atascosa Health Center building on W. Oaklawn has held a special place in the hearts of many. To make room for the new facility, the original structure (which first opened as the Pleasanton Hospital in 1953), was recently demolished. More...

Posted 10/23/2013 12:16 PM

Wreck, Fire and Drug Arrest in one incident.

The vehicle Emilio Ryan Acosta, 18, was driving collided into a telephone pole around 9:00 a.m. on Sunday. The collision caused his vehicle to catch fire. A witness passing by pulled Acosta out of his burning vehicle and called police. More...

Posted 10/23/2013 12:15 PM

LIL’ MR. & MRS. COWBOY HOMECOMING COURT

H-E-BUDDY gave out goodies to all the contestants of the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce Lil’ Mr. and Miss Cowboy Homecoming. More...

Posted 10/16/2013 10:54 AM

A Fair of the Heart

The 12th Annual Texas Sized Health Fair is set for this Saturday, October 19, 2013 at the South Texas Regional Medical Center (STRMC) campus. The health fair will begin at 10 AM and end at 2 PM. As always there is no cost for the health fair. More...

Posted 10/16/2013 10:54 AM

Lil’ Mr. & Miss Cowboy Homecoming selected

A total of 10 boys and girls vied for Lil’ Mr. and Miss Cowboy Homecoming this past Sunday. Selected to represent the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce are Killian Kaiser and Laney Aguilar. More...

Posted 10/16/2013 10:54 AM

Burglars clean house, literally

Pleasanton Police Department and the Atascosa County Sheriff’s Office Deputies (ASCO) arrested a man and a woman Monday afternoon as they were traveling northbound on I-37. More...

Posted 10/16/2013 10:54 AM

St. Philip’s United Music Fest features Intocable, Fowler

St. Philip Benizi Catholic Church annual festival is much more than food, fun and games. Over the years it has transformed into 12 hours of fun, with a heavy emphasis on music. More...

Posted 10/9/2013 09:49 AM

Whitsett citizens must get mail in Campbellton

The United States Postal Service closed Whitsett's post office, which served 50 post office box customers, on Friday, Oct. 4, 2013. Sam Bolen, News Media Contact with the United States Postal Service said in a press release that those 50 P.O. More...

Posted 10/9/2013 09:49 AM

Sports

Eagle Lanes offers kids free bowling

Eagle Lanes in Pleasanton is offering kids 15 years or younger two free games of bowling a day during summer. Registration is available online at www.kidsbowlfree.com. Free bowling passes are sent weekly via email after signing up. More...

Posted 7/23/2014 09:34 AM

Arlington to host state title games

FROM UIL REPORTS The 2014 University Interscholastic League Football State Championship games will be played at AT&T Stadium in Arlington the League announced Tuesday. More...

Posted 7/23/2014 09:34 AM

Express asks readers to send summer photos

With summer rapidly approaching, the opportunity to snap summer pictures is upon us. More...

Posted 7/23/2014 09:34 AM

Living

WELCOME NEW BUSINESS

The Jourdanton Garden Club presented a “New Business” plant to Sharon and Edward LaGrange, owners of The Other Shot Glass. Their business is located at 1306 Zanderson Avenue. More...

Posted 7/23/2014 09:34 AM

Adult classes in Leming

Free Adult Educations classes have started at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Leming, 170 Hackberry St. Classes include: GED, ESL, Citizenship and Literacy. The schedule is: Wednesday, 6:30-7:30 p.m. English as a Second Language and 7:30-8:30 p.m. More...

Posted 7/23/2014 09:34 AM

Texas State Grange to meet in Poteet

The Poteet Grange will host the 80th annual Convention of the Texas State Grange Friday and Saturday, July 25-26. The Poteet Grange Hall is located at Ave. D and 6th Street in Poteet. More...

Posted 7/23/2014 09:34 AM

School

Jourdanton ISD conducts new student registration

New student registration for those students new to the district will be held Wednesday, August 6 and Thursday, August 7 from 9:00 to 3:00 at all campuses. More...

Posted 7/23/2014 09:34 AM

New Principal at our Lady of Grace Academy

In June, the School Board at Our Lady of Grace Academy selected Joey Moczygemba as their new principal. Joey has 31 years of experience in education. More...

Posted 7/23/2014 09:34 AM

Our Lady of Grace enrolling

Our Lady of Grace Academy is currently enrolling for the 2014-15 school year. More...

Posted 7/16/2014 09:00 AM

Obituaries

SULEMA GONZALES

Sulema N. Gonzales, age 83, of Pleasanton, passed away Friday, July 18, 2014 in Pleasanton. More...

Posted 7/23/2014 09:35 AM

MARTA GARCIA

Marta Aleman Garcia of Pleasanton, passed away on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at the age of 71. She was born January 19, 1943 in San Antonio to Ruperto H. and Juanita (Vasquez) Aleman. More...

Posted 7/23/2014 09:35 AM

RODGER STODDARD

Rodger Scott Stoddard of Pleasanton passed away on Thursday, July 17, 2014 at the age of 50. Rodger was born March 11, 1964 in San Antonio to Richard Lee and Anna Pearl (Robertson) Stoddard. More...

Posted 7/23/2014 09:35 AM

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

July 23-24 •St. John Lutheran and Jourdanton United Methodist Church will be hosting a Vacation Bible School at St. John Luthern, Hwy 97, Jourdanton on Sunday, July 20-Thursday, July 24 from 6-8:30 p.m. Call Michele at 830-534-9390. July 24 More...

Posted 7/23/2014 09:34 AM

Community Calendar

July 9 & 16 • The Alzheimer’s Association will hold a workshop from 10-11:30 a.m. at the Pleasanton Civic Center, 108 2nd St., Pleas. Part Two: The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia, and Alzheimer’s Disease, will be July More...

Posted 7/9/2014 09:00 AM

Community Calendar

July 2, 9 & 16 • The Alzheimer’s Association will be holding a workshop from 10- 11:30 a.m. at the Pleasanton Civic Center, 108 2nd St., Pleas. Part One: Know The Ten Signs: Early Detection Matters, will be held July 2. Part More...

Posted 7/2/2014 09:03 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