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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

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

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

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

PEDESTRIAN HIT BY VEHICLE

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

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

18-WHEELER TRAPS DRIVER

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

PROCLAMATION FOR NATIONAL POLICE WEEK 2014

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

Special Sections

News

Kruse chosen for 2015 Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Boston

Brandon Kruse, a 9th grader at Ronald Reagan High School of San Antonio, son of Dr. More...

Posted 5/20/2015 01:10 PM

Gonzales named 3rd V.P. of Texas Jail Association

Atascosa County Sheriff David Soward announced this week that his Jail Administrator, Captain Martin Gonzales, was elected last week as 3rd Vice President of the Texas Jail Association at their annual training conference in Austin. More...

Posted 5/20/2015 01:10 PM

65 year Masonic pins to be awarded

Pleasanton Masonic Lodge #283 AF&AM proudly announces that Brothers Raymond Penrod and Doyle Lawhon will be presented with their 65 Year Membership pins by our District Deputy Grand Master Brother Victor Garza. More...

Posted 5/20/2015 01:10 PM

Living

STUDENT OF THE MONTH

Our Lady of Grace Academy Student of the Month for April is Abigail Warnken. Pictured with the kindergartener is Joey Moczygemba (left) and board president, Chris Jenschke. More...

Posted 5/20/2015 01:10 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 5/20/2015 01:10 PM

Bill Wilkerson

Happiness can be from someone you know or someone you have just met! Such was the day we met Bill and Judy Wilkerson in the latter part of 1974. My husband David, a veterinarian, had lost his right leg in July of that same year. More...

Posted 5/20/2015 01:10 PM

School

Poteet High School students receive statewide music award

Students of Poteet High School were honored as Texas Music Scholars at a ceremony on May 8. The four students that were selected for this honor were: •Cierra Cervantez, 9th Grade, Bb Clarinet. •Allyson Groenke, 10th Grade, Cornet/Trumpet. More...

Posted 5/13/2015 01:49 PM

Our Lady of Grace Academy offers scholarships to public school children

Our Lady of Grace Academy is pleased to announce that it will be offering public school children a scholarship to attend its school. More...

Posted 5/13/2015 01:49 PM

MULEY ROPING WINNERS

Here are the winners from the Muley Roping, held during Heritage Days at Cowboy Fellowship. Left to right are: Tee Woolman, Joel Galvan, Jackie Stephenson and Jaime Macias. More...

Posted 5/13/2015 01:49 PM

Obituaries

DOROTHY BUTLER

Dorothy Elizabeth Butler was born in Fairview on June 29, 1929, the youngest child of Henry Carlton Butler and Janie Lou Gentry. She grew up on the family farm and graduated from Floresville High School. More...

Posted 5/20/2015 01:11 PM

ROBERT CLARK

Robert Donald Clark, age 53, of Jourdanton, passed away at his residence Friday, May 15, 2015. He loved to fish, hunt, and going to garage sales. Robert was a very giving and helpful person, who saw the best in everybody. More...

Posted 5/20/2015 01:11 PM

LUCY WALLACE

Lucy (Harlan) Wallace of Jourdanton passed away on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at the age of 104. She was born December 19, 1910 in Marquez, Texas to Isiah Irvin and Maggie Lee (Marten) Harlan. More...

Posted 5/20/2015 01:11 PM

Legals

Legal Notices

NOTICE TO PUBLIC: The Pleasanton City Council adopted Ordinance No. 15-1143 at the Regular Session of May 7, 2015. The caption of the ordinance is shown below: ORDINANCE NO. 15-1143 More...

Posted 5/20/2015 01:11 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

Frequently Asked Questions

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Posted 11/14/2011 03:22 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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

LIGHTNING STRIKES OIL

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

Sports

Capturing Brush Country Sports

McMullen County’s Conner Dawson leaps in the triple jump event at the state meet. More...

Posted 5/20/2015 01:11 PM

Witnessing two athletes win medals was exciting

Just For Kicks

AUSTIN– Any hour-long trip up IH-35 is always interesting. Austin is a town unlike any other in the state. From the food trucks everywhere to the horrible traffic jams; the city has separated itself from the rest of Texas. More...

Posted 5/20/2015 01:11 PM

Astros bring back fans after solid start to year

Sports Focus

Just a few years ago, the Houston Astros were the worst team in the major leagues. They were so bad their network, Fox Sports Southwest, let them go. More...

Posted 5/20/2015 01:11 PM

Opinion & Columns

Who’s meaner? A big brother or stinging red ants?

Writer’s Roost

My hero Leon Hale, a former longtime Houston Chronicle columnist and current Facebook blogger and tweeter, never fails to prompt a story in my mind. More...

Posted 5/20/2015 01:10 PM

Don’t take chances in rain

The Way I See It

Traveling around the state last Wednesday - a morning trip to Devine and then an afternoon trip to Galveston - I got to see a lot of rainy weather, bad driving and a few wrecks. I really should check my weather app on my phone more often. More...

Posted 5/20/2015 01:10 PM

El Castillo to the rescue

What a great town we live in! This past Sunday, the First United Methodist Church in Pleasanton held a Pancake Breakfast fundraiser for the Sr. High mission trip this summer. More...

Posted 5/20/2015 01:10 PM

Farm & Ranch

JOURDANTON FFA IN HOUSTON

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Posted 5/20/2015 01:11 PM

4-Hers shoot

Several members of Atascosa County 4-H Shooting Sports project group entered the Nueces County 4-H Whiz Bang Contest on May 1st and 2nd at the Corpus Christi Pistol & Rifle Club in Corpus Christi. More...

Posted 5/20/2015 01:11 PM

Sugar Cane Aphid scouting meeting today

A relatively new Aphid species has infested much of Texas, Oklahoma, Eastern Mississippi and South West Louisiana since late 2013. In affected fields, producers have lost up to 50% of the yield. More...

Posted 5/20/2015 01:11 PM

Church

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 5/13/2015 01:49 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 5/13/2015 01:49 PM

Art al Fresco in Boerne

The City of Boerne is pleased to announce its new public art program, Art al Fresco—an annual outdoor public sculpture competition with a Call for Entry that is open now through May 31, 2015. More...

Posted 5/13/2015 01:49 PM

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

May 21 • 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 5/20/2015 01:10 PM

Community Calendar

May 13 • The Historical Commission will be holding a meeting on Wednesday May 13. Regular meetings are held the second Wednesday of the month at the Jourdanton Community Center at 9:30 a.m. Next meeting will be June 10. More...

Posted 5/13/2015 01:49 PM

Community Calendar

May 7 • 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 914 Ohio St. More...

Posted 5/6/2015 01:38 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