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Battle of Medina event Aug. 16

Join local historians and descendants at the 201st anniversary of the Battle of Medina this Saturday, August 16 at 10 am. It will be held on site off of Old Applewhite Rd. - between S.H. 16 and U.S. 281. More...

Posted 8/13/2014 11:33 AM

Young Farmer’s Open Rodeo and Festival

The bleachers are set, discs have plowed the arena and cowboys will be there in full force for the Pleasanton Young Farmers’ Cowboy of the Year Open Rodeo and Festival. More...

Posted 8/13/2014 11:33 AM

Battle of Medina anniversary event commemorates 201st year

The public is invited to attend our 14th annual ceremony commemorating the Battle of Medina, this being the 201st anniversary of the bloodiest battle in Texas history! More...

Posted 8/6/2014 09:15 AM

IH-37 ROLLOVER

A Chevy Tahoe traveling northbound Monday morning on IH-37 rolled and came to a stop on the access road. A female passenger was treated and Airlifted from the scene. More...

Posted 8/6/2014 09:15 AM

Richest rodeo in Texas should draw top contenders in Aug.

With $15,000 added, the Pleasanton Young Farmers’ Cowboy of the Year Open Rodeo should bring some great talent to compete Friday and Saturday, August 15-16. More...

Posted 7/30/2014 09:00 AM

Comptroller releases sales tax figures; tax free holiday announced

(AUSTIN) — Texas Comptroller Susan Combs said today that state sales tax revenue in June was $2.24 billion, up 3.7 percent compared to June 2013. More...

Posted 7/30/2014 09:00 AM

Suspect arrested

The Atascosa County Sheriff’s Office has made an arrest in the February 5 burglary of a residence on Parsons Road east of Pleasanton. Sergeant Kevin Draughn investigated the burglary where around $10,000 in household items were stolen. More...

Posted 7/30/2014 09:00 AM

Rodeo Festival fast approaching

Cowboy of the Year, Hall of Fame announced - plus Mark Chesnutt headlines on Saturday

The Young Farmers are getting ready for the Pleasanton Young Farmers’ Cowboy of the Year Open Rodeo Festival. Natalie Rose will perform after the Cowboy of the Year, South Texas Hall of Fame presentations and rodeo on Friday, August 15. More...

Posted 7/23/2014 09:33 AM

Coronado murdered

Three weeks after his son’s murder, Daniel Coronado Sr. was shot to death at his home on Dallas Street in Pleasanton. More...

Posted 7/23/2014 09:33 AM

Former Fugitive Arrested Again

Thursday night search yields arrest

A former Texas Department of Public Safety Most Wanted Fugitive has been captured once again. More...

Posted 7/23/2014 09:33 AM

Breaking News - 7/19/2014 9:32 AM

Thursday night search yields arrest

A collaborative effort between officers of the Pleasanton Police Department and the Atascosa County Sheriff's Office, executed a search warrant on July 17, 2014 at a residence located at the 800 block of Trade Street. More...

Posted 7/18/2014 05:08 PM

Breaking News - 7/16/2014 10:27 AM

Coronado shot

The Pleasanton Police Department sent the following press release. More...

Posted 7/16/2014 10:12 AM

Poteet man missing since holidays

Three still unaccounted

Joel Martinez Jr. was reported missing July 5 in Poteet according to Atascosa County Sheriff David Soward. “His last known location was a residence in Poteet,” Soward said. More...

Posted 7/16/2014 08:59 AM

Czech Day this Sunday

The sauerkraut is almost ready, kolaches are being baked, and the Markmann Polkateers are gearing up to play lots of polka music while visitors enjoy a fabulous Czech meal. That could only mean one thing: CZECH DAY!!! Yes, indeed, St. More...

Posted 7/16/2014 08:59 AM

Breaking News - 7/9/2014 5:06 PM

Murder suspect arrested

John Bryan Finch was arrested hiding in a closet at a residence in Charlotte.  The arrest was made by Atascosa County Sheriff's Officers and members of the U.S. Marshals Service Lone Star Fugitive Task Force. More...

Posted 7/9/2014 05:04 PM

Poteet recreation trail opens

The Poteet Middle Camino Real Recreation Trail (phase one) officially opened Monday, June 30, 2014. The ceremony began with an introduction and welcome by former Poteet Mayor Irene Escamilla Ramos which was followed by the pledge of allegiance. More...

Posted 7/9/2014 08:59 AM

Water expansion approved for Pleasanton

The City of Pleasanton’s Master Plan – a concerted effort to answer the city’s needs over the next 10 years – has some very specific goals. More...

Posted 7/9/2014 08:59 AM

St. Philip’s Parish Hall breaks ground Sunday

Parishioners at St. Philip Benizi Catholic Church in Poteet celebrated a longawaited, historical event on Sunday, June 29– the ground-breaking of their new Parish Hall. More...

Posted 7/2/2014 09:01 AM

STAR SPANGLED CELEBRATION

Come out and enjoy an evening of free food, entertainment and fireworks at Jourdanton’s American Pride Day at Jourdanton City Park. More...

Posted 7/2/2014 09:01 AM

Breaking News - 6/25/2014 2:40 PM

$2000 reward offered for assistance in Wadkins Murder

John Bryan Finch of Charlotte sought

At this hour, the Atascosa County Sheriff's Office is asking for assistance in locating the second suspect in the case, who investigators More...

Posted 6/25/2014 02:13 PM

TASTY COMBO

Entertainment for the return of the Taste of Atascosa will be provided by Wade Hill, Toby Hill and Brian Anderson. 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

Special Sections

News

HOT WHEELS

Jourdanton Volunteer Fire Department responded quickly to a vehicle fire at the corner of Brown and Magnolia Street on Tuesday morning. More...

Posted 7/1/2015 03:05 PM

Appeal filed on vote recount judgement, information center feasibilty discussed

The monthly meeting of the Jourdanton City Council opened with a Public Hearing regarding a special use permit requested by Ildefonso and Maria Franco to move a manufactured home onto a lot at 1107 Magnolia Street. More...

Posted 7/1/2015 03:05 PM

Jourdanton ISD watches presentation on bond preparation

Guthrie receives Media Honor Roll award

The Jourdanton School Board held its regular meeting on June 8. Barbara Peeler, Lanny Wheeler and Tricia Taylor were absent. Mary Ramirez presided as vice chair, with Vance Jupe, Phillip Netardus and Amador Lugo, Jr. in attendance. More...

Posted 6/24/2015 11:48 AM

Living

Skloss retires as General Manager of Karnes Electric Cooperative, Inc.

Leroy Skloss has been employed with the Karnes Electric Cooperative, Inc. (KEC) for 42 years; the last 25 of those years have been as the General Manager. More...

Posted 7/1/2015 03:06 PM

FIRST BAPTIST VBS

Many from the local area took part in the Vacation Bible School held at First Baptist Church in Pleasanton, from June 15-19. More...

Posted 7/1/2015 03:06 PM

Camp Discovery at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

Discover His plan! Discover His purpose! Children are invited to CAMP DISCOVERY, one day Vacation Bible School at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church of Pleasanton on Saturday, July 11. The church is located at 2507 E. Hwy. 97 in Pleasanton. More...

Posted 7/1/2015 03:06 PM

School

4-H SHOOTING SPORTS RIFLE SENIOR TEAM

After placing 1st in the District 12 3P Rifle contest in Benavides on April 25, the Atascosa 4-H Shooting Sports Rifle Senior team represented Atascosa 4-H at the State match in Victoria on June 6. More...

Posted 7/1/2015 03:06 PM

State Fair of Texas scholarships awarded to local graduates

Two graduating high school seniors: Kathryn Elizabeth Klumb from Jourdanton High School and Rebekah Leah Wagner from Poteet High School have each been awarded a four year $6,000.00 Youth Livestock Scholarship sponsored by the State Fair of Texas. More...

Posted 7/1/2015 03:06 PM

BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP

Poteet is striving to build a culture of reading to help combat summer learning loss. Poteet 6th-12th graders are participating in summer reading of The Hunger Games. More...

Posted 7/1/2015 03:06 PM

Obituaries

JOYCE RIDDLE

Joyce Elizabeth Riddle, age 84, entered her eternal home on Friday, June 26, 2015, following a heart procedure at Baptist Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas. More...

Posted 7/1/2015 03:06 PM

J. B. TAYLOR

J. B. Taylor passed away on Sunday, June 21, 2015 in Victoria. He was 102 years old. He was born October 30, 1912 to William and Ester Taylor in Sulphur Springs. More...

Posted 7/1/2015 03:06 PM

GENEVA JENKINS

Geneva Jenkins, age 72, of Poteet, passed away Tuesday, June 23, 2015 in San Antonio. More...

Posted 7/1/2015 03:06 PM

Legals

Legal Notices

THE STATE OF TEXAS: COUNTY OF ATASCOSA: More...

Posted 7/1/2015 03:06 PM

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

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Posted 11/14/2011 03:22 PM

Playscape’s graffiti draws reward

For more than two months, Robert Garcia and his crew have been replacing the playscape structure at the Pleasanton River Park. The wooden structure is near completion and as soon as the circular slide arrives, it will once again be open. More...

Posted 8/13/2014 11:33 AM

Last chance to play Rodeo Riches

Since the Pleasanton Young Farmers Cowboy of the Year Open Rodeo and Festivalis this weekend, this means that it is your last chance to register in the Rodeo Riches contest. More...

Posted 8/13/2014 11:33 AM

Burn Ban goes into effect, August 13

Due to extremely dry conditions and lack of recent rains within Atascosa County, the drought index has come up significantly. The County is implementing a burn ban for 90 days This will take effect on Wednesday, August 13, 2014. More...

Posted 8/13/2014 11:33 AM

Roadway improvements planned for area

Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) personnel met with national, state and city officials to discuss improvements to the roadways in Pleasanton back in June at the request of Mayor Pro Tem Jeanne Israel (Councilmember, District 6). More...

Posted 8/6/2014 09:15 AM

Cowboys choose newest member

Attend the Pleasanton Young Farmers’ richest open rodeo to find out who won

Sixteen former Cowboys of the Years met last Wednesday at the Pleasanton Express office to select the 2014 Working Cowboy of the Year and the inductees into the South Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame. More...

Posted 8/6/2014 09:15 AM

Martinez’ body found

Atascosa County Sheriff David Soward confirmed that Joel Martinez Jr.’s body was found in south Bexar County on July 26. Martinez was found off of a bridge on Senior Road. Martinez disappeared on July 3 from Poteet. More...

Posted 8/6/2014 09:15 AM

Coronado arrested on warrants

Arrested on Monday, July 28 was Charlie Coronado following a brief stand-off with the Pleasanton Police Department. Coronado had several felony warrants against him and was located outside of a dwelling at the 800 block of Market Street. More...

Posted 7/30/2014 09:00 AM

PLAYGROUND PROGRESS

Robert Garcia and his crew continue to make progress renovating the Atascosa River Park playground in Pleasanton. Pictured (l to r) Logan Rodriguez, Robert Garcia, John Gosnell and Michael Garcia. More...

Posted 7/30/2014 09:00 AM

POTEET’S FRESH NEW LOOK

A ribbon cutting and open house was held for the new Poteet High School athletic facility this past Monday. Poteet School Board members were on hand for the ceremony. More...

Posted 7/23/2014 09:33 AM

Caballero indicted for Tampering with Governmental Record

Court documents obtained on July 17, 2014 revealed an indictment was handed down charging Justice of the Peace, Pct. 1 Betty Caballero with the offense of Tampering with Governmental Record. More...

Posted 7/23/2014 09:33 AM

Citizens Concerned about future of Carrizo Aquifer

A panel discussion on the impact of SAWS desalination project on the Atascosa County water supply was held at the Pleasanton Community Center, Monday evening, July 21. More...

Posted 7/23/2014 09:33 AM

KEEPING COOL

Keeping cool this summer Joshua Herrera plays with a water hose. Joshua is the son of Chris and Vanessa Herrera of Poteet. More...

Posted 7/23/2014 09:33 AM

Breaking News - 7/18/2014 5:05 PM

Caballero indicted for Tampering with Governmental Record

Court documents obtained on July 17, 2014 revealed an indictment was handed down charging Justice of the Peace, Pct. More...

Posted 7/18/2014 05:05 PM

Yesteryear Festival to celebrate 21 years this Saturday, July 19

The 21st Annual Yesteryear Festival will be this Saturday, July 19 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. on the grounds of the Longhorn Museum. If you’re looking for a great FREE summer activity for your kids, then mark your calendar for Saturday, July 19. More...

Posted 7/16/2014 08:59 AM

Finch found

Another arrested for hindering apprehension

On Wednesday July 9, 2014 murder suspect John Bryan Finch, age 29 of Charlotte, was arrested at a residence in Charlotte hiding in a closet wrapped up in a bed spread comforter. More...

Posted 7/16/2014 08:59 AM

GRINDING ON MAIN

Issac Rodriguez of Pleasanton shows off his grinding skills on a low rail during the skateboarding event this past Saturday during Art On Main. See more about this event on page 1B. More...

Posted 7/16/2014 08:59 AM

A BEAUTIFUL 4TH

The City of Jourdanton again celebrated the 4th of July. There was food, fun and fireworks for all to enjoy. More...

Posted 7/9/2014 08:59 AM

A PATRIOTIC WEEKEND RIDE

Rooster Drake went for a ride this past weekend at the bullriding event held at Cowboy Fellowship. More...

Posted 7/9/2014 08:59 AM

Cowboy of the Year search begins

Cowboy of the Year - this title is given to a genuine, hard-working individual that not only knows all things cowboy, but is also respected by his peers. More...

Posted 7/9/2014 08:59 AM

Second Baptist Chapel unveils Historical Marker

On Sunday, June 29, members of the Second Baptist Chapel of Pleasanton and members of the Atascosa County Historical Commission gathered to dedicate an Official Texas Historical Marker in honor of the church’s rich history. More...

Posted 7/2/2014 09:01 AM

Delgado arrested in Wadkins murder

John Bryan Finch still at large

Atascosa County Sheriff David Soward announced last Wednesday, June 25, 2014, that one arrest has been made in the murder of Lindsey Wadkins, 29, of Jourdanton that occurred the evening of Wednesday, June 18. More...

Posted 7/2/2014 09:01 AM

Breaking News - 6/25/2014 3:04 PM

Suspect Arrested in Wadkins Murder

Sheriff's office calls for help in locating second suspect

Suspect arrested in Wadkins murder, another sought Atascosa County Sheriff David Soward has announced at 12 Noon today, June 25, 2014, that one arrest has been made in the murder of Lindsey Wadkins, 29, of Jourdanton that occurred last Wednesday e More...

Posted 6/25/2014 01:45 PM

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

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

THE JOY OF SUMMER

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

Sports

Father’s Day Fishing Stringer

Richard Thiel, along with his daughter Jaelynn caught nine catfish on Father’s Day at a private ranch in Jourdanton. The catfish weighed from five to 20 pounds. More...

Posted 7/1/2015 03:06 PM

Which game to watch is one tough decision

Sports Focus

My Tuesday deadline prevents me from waiting to comment here on the outcome of the United States - Germany soccer match later tonight (Tuesday) so I can’t tell you who won. More...

Posted 7/1/2015 03:06 PM

Little Slugger Crowned Champ

Zoe DeLuna recently helped her SEAS Wildcats T-ball team win the CYO North Zone championship in San Antonio. Zoe is the daughter of the former Tanya Cornejo, a graduate of Jourdanton High School. More...

Posted 7/1/2015 03:06 PM

Opinion & Columns

Community cemeteries, memorials, all-day ‘sangin’s

Writer’s Roost

No one likes to dwell on death. Well, with tongue firmly in cheek, maybe funeral directors and perpetual care cemetery owners. More...

Posted 7/1/2015 03:05 PM

Officials react to decision on federal health care law

State Capital Highlights

Pursuant to a 6-3 decision by the United States Supreme Court on June 25, health insurance policies will stay on course for Texans who secured coverage through a federally facilitated exchange under the U.S. Affordable Care Act. More...

Posted 7/1/2015 03:05 PM

Supreme Court throws Republicans double life preserver: upholding ObamaCare and legalizing same-sex marriage

Texas Politics

Whether the Republicans realize it, the U.S. Supreme Court has just thrown them a double life preserver, by chilling two of the hottest political potatoes GOP candidates faced going into the 2016 elections. More...

Posted 7/1/2015 03:05 PM

Farm & Ranch

ZOE AND THE GIANT ZUCCHINI

Four-year old Zoe DeLuna picked a Texas-size zucchini while helping her Paw-Paw, Raymond Cornejo, in his garden in Jourdanton. Zoe is the daughter of Joe and Tanya DeLuna of Leon Springs. More...

Posted 7/1/2015 03:06 PM

Fresh veggies in Verdi

Verdilizer

Don’t know that I’ve ever seen Verdi look so green. Isn’t it wonderful? I just watched our President start an impromptu verse of “Amazing Grace” and joined by the entire audience and the organist at the church. More...

Posted 7/1/2015 03:06 PM

USDA opens enrollment period for Safety- Net programs

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsackrecently announced that eligible producers may now formally enroll in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs for 2014 and 2015. More...

Posted 7/1/2015 03:06 PM

Church

Atascosa Family Crisis Center By the Numbers

MAY 2015 More...

Posted 6/17/2015 12:16 PM

Summer Preaching Series continues

The Pleasanton Church of Christ invites you to hear the next featured speaker during their Summer Preaching Series on Wednesday, June 24, at 7:30 p.m. More...

Posted 6/17/2015 12:16 PM

Presentation on Radical Islam

Lt. Col Roy White USAF (Ret.) will speak to the Brush Country Republican Women on radical Islam on Thursday June 25. Lt. Col White is the Head of the San Antonio chapter of ACT! for America. More...

Posted 6/17/2015 12:16 PM

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

July 2 More...

Posted 7/1/2015 03:06 PM

Community Calendar

June 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. More...

Posted 6/24/2015 11:48 AM

Community Calendar

June 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 6/17/2015 12:16 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 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