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Elderly couple loses everything

A fire destroyed a singlewide trailer house on 512 Dallas Street in Pleasanton on Sunday August 25th around 9:50 a.m. According to the homeowners, Mr. and Mrs. Neesmith, the fire consumed all their possessions. More...

Posted 8/28/2013 10:56 AM

Superintendent Starkweather Says Goodbye to Trojans

Superintendent Starkweather Says Goodbye to Trojans The Charlotte Independent School District school board decided not to renew their superintendent Brett Starkweather’s contract. More...

Posted 8/28/2013 10:56 AM

Citizens honored at Jourdanton banquet

There were no ants at the picnic themed Jourdanton Chamber of Commerce banquet, but there were plenty of awards to honor dedicated citizens last Tuesday, August 20. More...

Posted 8/28/2013 10:56 AM

THE BELL HAS SOUNDED

Eric Coronado tackles a Welcome Back to School project at Poteet Elementary. Eric is a first grader in Mrs. Rutherford’s room. More...

Posted 8/28/2013 10:55 AM

Hispanic recipes needed

In honor of Hispanic Heritage month we will be featuring Hispanic family recipes. Send your recipe with a bit of background information to Jessica Machado at jmachado@pleasantonexpress.com or bring it by our office. More...

Posted 8/21/2013 10:37 AM

Community gives after house fire

A stilt house, on the corner of Country Trail and South Trail, 4.1 miles east of Pleasanton, burned early Friday morning. The homeowners, Michael and Rebecca Myrin, said that the fire started in the kitchen. More...

Posted 8/21/2013 10:37 AM

Fatal Tragedy

Florez family loses son one year after daughter

Two vehicles collided around 11:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 14 on Farm to Market 476 between Downey Drive and Oak Valley Drive. More...

Posted 8/21/2013 10:37 AM

Last chance to register

Have you registered at participating merchants for the Rodeo Riches give away? You have until tomorrow, August 15, to register. The winner will be drawn at the Pleasanton Young Farmers’ Cowboy of the Year Rodeo on Friday, August 16. More...

Posted 8/14/2013 10:39 AM

Stabbing outside of Poteet Saturday

The Atascosa County Sheriff’s office made a quick arrest in the murder of a Poteet man Saturday night. More...

Posted 8/14/2013 10:39 AM

Rodeo Festival starts Friday

Cowboy of the Year, Hall of Fame named before Rodeo

The arena has been plowed, the fences spruced up with a new coat of paint and more shade has been added – all to make this an enjoyable weekend at the Pleasanton Young Farmers Cowboy of the Year Rodeo Festival, August 16-17. More...

Posted 8/14/2013 10:39 AM

Pleasanton PD and Union Pacific offer railroad safety training

It happens so fast. A train is coming down the track and a motorist thinks they can beat it. A few seconds later, the train proves that assumption wrong. More...

Posted 8/7/2013 09:09 AM

ROLL OVER ON 37

Around 11:00 am on Friday, August 2 this four door Ford pick up was going southbound on IH-37 when it rolled and landed near the access road. More...

Posted 8/7/2013 09:09 AM

Pleasanton Freedom Center plans accepted

The construction plans for the Freedom Center were approved, with the addition of bollards, with a 6-1 vote, at the July 18 Pleasanton council meeting. Voting against the item was Abraham Sanez (Dist. 2). More...

Posted 7/31/2013 09:11 AM

Last chance to Sizzle

SSSSSSSSS ... Hear that? It’s the sound of our Sizzling Summer Scavenger Hunt and it is getting ready to end this week. More...

Posted 7/31/2013 09:11 AM

Florida Couple Apprehended

The Pleasanton Police Department arrested two Florida fugitives around 1 p.m. last Thursday in the 600 block of Spur Street. Lisa Oneil, 33, and Brian Oneil, 39, were located and taken into custody without incident. More...

Posted 7/31/2013 09:11 AM

Pursch succumbs

~ 1945-2013 ~

The Pleasanton Church of Christ was full on Monday, July 22, with family and friends of Ed Clark Pursch as they celebrated the life he led. Pursch, 68, died last Friday, July 19 after a battle with Parkinson’s disease. More...

Posted 7/24/2013 03:38 PM

COMMEMORATING YESTERYEAR

David and Alma Perez and their children, Addison and Davin Perez watch Heather Gonzales crochet at the Yesteryear Festival at the Longhorn Museum. |align=left|width=215|height=250|link=node] More...

Posted 7/24/2013 03:38 PM

Jourdanton citizens still without pool

Summer is nearly over for area students with classes set to begin roughly one month from now. But there is still plenty of time to bask in the sun and find ways to stay cool. However, the citizens of Jourdanton are still without a city pool. More...

Posted 7/24/2013 03:38 PM

Atascosa County receipts still on the rise

$578 million in monthly sales tax revenue to local governments

AUSTIN - Texas Comptroller Susan Combs said today that state sales tax revenue in June was $2.17 billion, up 9.1 percent compared to June 2012. More...

Posted 7/17/2013 08:57 AM

Troopers honor fallen officers with climb

Local Department of Public Safety Troopers Trent Greebon and Waylon Rogers climbed a mountain late in June to honor fallen officers through an organization named Cops on Top. More...

Posted 7/17/2013 08:57 AM

WILD WET SUMMER FUN

Garner Keeton (left; age 3) and his older brother Gage Keeton (age 5) enjoy a wonderful wet water filled day at First Baptist Church’s vacation bible school water playday in Pleasanton. More...

Posted 7/17/2013 08:57 AM

Rodeo time is near

The Young Farmers are getting ready for the Pleasanton Young Farmers’ Cowboy of the Year Open Rodeo Festival. Gary P. Nunn will perform after the Cowboy of the Year, South Texas Hall of Fame presentations and rodeo on Friday, August 16. More...

Posted 7/10/2013 09:46 AM

Special Sections

News

PLEASANTON CIVIC CENTER AND LIBRARY INFORMATION CENTER IS OPEN

The main entrance (west side) of the Pleasanton Civic Center and Library and Information Center has parking and beautiful landscaping. More...

Posted 4/16/2014 09:06 AM

Commisioners’ Court approves final plat for Spanish Oaks Subdivision - Phase II

Atascosa CountyCommissioners’ CourtRegular MeetingApril 14, 20149:00 a.m.Ordered byHon. More...

Posted 4/16/2014 09:06 AM

POTEET ELECTIONS

POTEET ISD

My name is Cynthia Guerra Hograves and I am seeking reelection for Poteet ISD Board Trustee- Place 1. I believe in the town I was born and raised. I believe in the education and the safe haven we bring to our children. More...

Posted 4/16/2014 09:06 AM

Opinion & Columns

Life as a gate guard in the Eagle Ford shale

Driving through the back country or better known in this area of South Texas, as the “brush country”, one can’t help but notice the various array of RVs/trailers at gate entrances. More...

Posted 4/16/2014 09:06 AM

Plant Q & A Texas A&M

Native plants for spring color revealed

Q: How much seaweed extract should I use to fight off spider mites in my tomatoes? More...

Posted 4/16/2014 09:06 AM

A Calamity of Errors

This past week was the Healthy Woman Gala. STRMC hosts this annual event. More...

Posted 4/16/2014 09:06 AM

Farm & Ranch

USDA sets ’14 MAL loan rates

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) will begin accepting requests for marketing assistance loans (MALs) and loan deficiency payments (LDPs) for eligible 2014 commodities. More...

Posted 4/16/2014 09:08 AM

Verdilizer

Harvest Country Church opens doors

It was so exciting to see all the pictures concerning the “Strawberry Festival”. We are so very fortunate to have our own paper!! More...

Posted 4/16/2014 09:08 AM

Atascosa AG News

Waterscreening opportunity

Birds, Bees and Trees Educational program will be conducted. Program will start at 9:00 a.m. and will discuss tree diseases, management, irrigation and more! More...

Posted 4/16/2014 09:08 AM

Church

Annual Christmas Village Ministry rummage sale

A rummage sale will be held on Saturday, April 26, to benefit the Christmas Village Ministry. The fundraiser will take place at the First Baptist Church, Pleasanton in the New Fellowship Hall, located on College Street. More...

Posted 4/16/2014 09:07 AM

Win a gift card in church drawing

The grand prize in the prize drawing for the Our Lady of Guadalupe Church Festival has been announced as a $1,000 VISA gift card! More...

Posted 4/16/2014 09:07 AM

FBC Food Pantry

The First Baptist Church Jourdanton Food Pantry will be held on Friday, April 25. Time will be from 10 a.m. to noon. More...

Posted 4/16/2014 09:07 AM

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

April 16 & 21•Mother’s Day Out meets on Mondays & Wednesdays from 9 a.m.-2p.m. at St. Matthews. Bible-based curriculum teaches God’s love andcare through age appropriate lessons. More...

Posted 4/16/2014 09:07 AM

Community Calendar

April 9 & 14 •Mother’s Day Out meets on Mondays & Wednesdays from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at St. Matthews. Bible-based curriculum teaches God’s love and care through age appropriate lessons. More...

Posted 4/9/2014 09:05 AM

Community Calendar

April 2 & 7 •Mother’s Day Out meets on Mondays & Wednesdays from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at St. Matthews. Bible-based curriculum teaches God’s love and care through age appropriate lessons. More...

Posted 4/2/2014 09:19 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

Fire melts Charlotte Business

A fire gutted an oil-field services business at 4:00am Thursday morning, August 29th. Business owner Randy Balderas had just come home from a trip to Vegas when he heard that his shop had burned. More...

Posted 9/4/2013 10:09 AM

Inside Brush Country Sports Podcast - Episode 1

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Posted 8/29/2013 11:23 AM

PICNIC TIME

David Navejar, John Bukowski, Robert Regalado and Adam Partida invite you to join them at the St. Ignatius Catholic Church Annual Picnic. The picnic is this Sunday, September 1, 2013. More...

Posted 8/28/2013 10:56 AM

Sports podcast debuts Thursday

Our Brush Country Sports podcast launches this week. The first podcast will be available for viewing tomorrow by noon as long as the techno gods are on our side. A podcast is a show that can be downloaded to your computer, smartphone, tablet etc. More...

Posted 8/28/2013 10:56 AM

Bond, council elections added to November General Election

Citizens in the Pleasanton school district and the City of Jourdanton will join the statewide voters at the polls on November 5 to vote for a bond or councilperson and the nine proposed constitutional amendments. More...

Posted 8/28/2013 10:56 AM

ACAD budget disapproved

The Atascosa County Appraisal District’s  2014 Approved Budget has be disapproved by a majority of the Taxing Units in Atascosa County. More...

Posted 8/21/2013 02:56 PM

Woerner wins Rodeo Riches

The Shot Glass wins, too

Under the lights at the Pleasanton Young Farmers’ Cowboy of the Year Rodeo Festival, the newest winner for Rodeo Riches was announced. Michael Woerner of Pleasanton won the grand prize of $500. More...

Posted 8/21/2013 10:37 AM

Record crowds attend area rodeo festival

Cowboys Alonzo, Gutierrez and Gonzales honored

There were lots of smiles on the tired faces of the Pleasanton Young Farmers after their successful Cowboy of the Year Rodeo Festival this past weekend. More...

Posted 8/21/2013 10:37 AM

Breaking News - 8/14/2013 3:55 PM

School fire drills this Friday

A fire drill is scheduled for Friday at 9 a.m. More...

Posted 8/14/2013 03:55 PM

Atascosa Health Center is building new facilities

This community could see it coming. With expanding growth already in the Pleasanton area, along comes the huge influx of oil field related activities. More...

Posted 8/14/2013 10:39 AM

Four businesses burglarized over weekend

Pleasanton police are tracking down one or more burglars who broke into four businesses in Pleasanton over last weekend. More...

Posted 8/14/2013 10:39 AM

Atascosa unemployment increases to 7.0% in June

Workforce Solutions Alamo released information indicating that the Atascosa County unemployment rate increased to 7.0 percent in June, up from 6.3 percent reported in May. More...

Posted 8/7/2013 09:09 AM

Back-to- School Tax Free shopping

The days are getting shorter and athletes and band members have begun practicing – which can only mean that kids will be returning to school very soon. More...

Posted 8/7/2013 09:09 AM

PYF Cowboy of the Year Rodeo Festival next weekend

Entertainers Steve Wariner, Gary P. Nunn will take stage after rodeos

Following last year’s expanded – and very successful– rodeo festival, the Pleasanton Young Farmers are preparing another weekend of rodeos, ceremonies, barbeque cook-off and more. The event will be held August 16 and 17. More...

Posted 8/7/2013 09:09 AM

Phone, internet service disrupted

What happens when phone lines – both land and cell – are inoperable? Atascosa County found out beginning Monday afternoon. Some service was available shortly before midnight on Monday. More...

Posted 7/31/2013 09:11 AM

Sales Tax Holiday moved up

Senate Bill 485 (83rd Regular Legislative Session, 2013) sets Aug. 9-11 as the dates of this year’s annual Sales Tax Holiday. More...

Posted 7/31/2013 09:11 AM

Area growth leads to H.E.B. expansion

While driving around the H.E.B. store in Pleasanton, one can’t help but notice all of the activity taking place at that location. The store is progressively engaged in a huge expansion program. More...

Posted 7/31/2013 09:11 AM

Salad weather

What better way to beat the heat than with a cool, yummy salad? The Pleasanton Friends of the Library are hosting their annual event at the the Jourdanton Community Center tommorrow, Thursday, July 25 from 11a.m. until 1 p.m. More...

Posted 7/24/2013 03:38 PM

Submit Cowboy of the Year & Hall of Fame nominations by this Friday

This Friday, July 26 is the deadline for nominations for this year’s Working Cowboy of the Year and South Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame inductee(s). More...

Posted 7/24/2013 03:38 PM

It’s back - play Rodeo Riches

The popular Rodeo Riches contest has returned to help promote The Pleasanton Young Farmers’ Cowboy of the Year Rodeo and Festival to be held August 16 & 17. More...

Posted 7/24/2013 03:38 PM

Poteet searching for new Chief

The city of Poteet is searching for its next police Chief after Martin Chavez submitted his resignation last week. Chavez was at the helm of the Poteet Police Department for just over a year before he was placed on administrative leave June 27. More...

Posted 7/24/2013 03:38 PM

Breaking News - 7/18/2013 3:32 PM

Verdi home destroyed in fire

The Pleasanton, Leming and Poteet Volunteer Fire Departments were dispatched to a structure fire in Verdi on Thursday, July 18. The fire occurred around 4 a.m. at the home where Santos Gonzales resides. More...

Posted 7/18/2013 03:30 PM

Sizzling Summer Winners

It’s cool to be hot! Our readers have taken advantage of our newest online contest, Sizzling Summer Scavenger Hunt, and through the generosity of our local businesses, are winning bunches of prizes. More...

Posted 7/17/2013 08:57 AM

Czech Heritage celebrated at St. Matthew

St. Matthew Catholic Church in Jourdanton will hold its annual Czech Day Celebration on Sunday, July 21, 2013, at the church and parish hall. More...

Posted 7/17/2013 08:57 AM

Meth Bust

Deputies make two arrests

Atascosa County sheriff’s deputies made a major Methamphetamine Ice bust last Wednesday night after a traffic stop south of Strawberry City Road on U.S. 281 between Leming and Pleasanton. More...

Posted 7/17/2013 08:57 AM

WHEELER ROAD ROLLOVER

The Poteet Volunteer Fire Department ‘s Jaws of Life were needed to free the female driver after crashing into a water truck near FM 476 and Wheeler Road on Wednesday, July 3 around 3:30 p.m. More...

Posted 7/10/2013 09:46 AM

Poteet Chief Chavez placed on administrative leave

The Poteet City Council spent over an hour in executive session Monday night, trying to determine the fate of Police Chief Martin Chavez. More...

Posted 7/10/2013 09:46 AM

Sports

Brush Country Sports Coverage

Jourdanton’s Devin Kaiser competes in the Pole Vault field event last week at the district meet. More...

Posted 4/16/2014 09:08 AM

Jourdanton Tennis Teams

Members of the Jourdanton tennis teams posed for a photo after winning the distirct tournaments.Front L to R: Amanda Lanier, Kathryn Klumb, Kaitlin Hindes, Marysol Gonzalez, Amber Bailey, Joey Balasz More...

Posted 4/16/2014 09:08 AM

Eagle Lanes League Weekly Results

Monday Night– 4/7Men High GameTJ Noriega: 752Robert Earl Wood: 260 Women High GameKelly Brown: 603Brandi Leal: 207 TeamPin Busters2,391 More...

Posted 4/16/2014 09:08 AM

Living

OLGA SUPPORT NATIONAL CHILD ABUSE AWARNESS DAY

Our Lady of Grace Academy in Leming showed their support for National Child Abuse Awareness Day on April 9. More...

Posted 4/16/2014 09:07 AM

Volunteer Training

Children’s Alliance of South Texas- A Child Advocacy Center, also known as CAST, serves Atascosa, Frio, Karnes, LaSalle and Wilson counties. They will hold volunteer training on Tuesday, April 22 and Thursday, April 24. More...

Posted 4/16/2014 09:07 AM

YARD OF THE MONTH

The Jourdanton Garden Club is proud to announce the residence of the month for April. The award goes to Norma and Teodoro Garcia. More...

Posted 4/16/2014 09:07 AM

School

CBC to host Community Ties

Coastal Bend College in Pleasanton will host their Community Ties event on May 1. Area schools will be there from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and the community is invited from 3-6 p.m. More...

Posted 4/16/2014 09:07 AM

SEEDS FOR SECOND GRADERS

The Jourdanton Garden Club presented a short lesson on planting seeds to the elementary second graders. This enhanced their curriculum as they were studying the importance of plants in their lives. More...

Posted 4/16/2014 09:07 AM

Pleasanton Science Team takes 4th place at State

Congratulations to PIC and Junior High State Qualifiers who competed Saturday, April 5 at UTSA. More...

Posted 4/9/2014 09:05 AM

Obituaries

ROGER D. GARZA

Roger D. Garza, age 74, of Pleasanton, passed away on April 15, 2014 at his home with family members by his side. More...

Posted 4/16/2014 09:08 AM

MACARIO HERNANDEZ SR.

Macario “Calle” P. Hernandez, Sr. passed away on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at the age of 82. He was born March 10, 1932 in Jourdanton to Clemente Z. Hernandez and San Juanita (Perez) Hernandez. More...

Posted 4/16/2014 09:08 AM

GUADALUPE GRIEGO JR.

Guadalupe “Lupe” Mejia Griego, Jr. a lifelong resident of Pleasanton went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at the age of 64. Lupe was born to Guadalupe and Josefina (Mejia) Griego on June 13, 1949. More...

Posted 4/16/2014 09:08 AM

Legals

Legal Notices

PO# 79424B NOTICE TO PUBLIC: The Pleasanton City Council adopted Ordinance No. 14-1104 at the Regular Session of April 3, 2014. The caption of the ordinance is shown below: ORDINANCE NO. More...

Posted 4/16/2014 09:08 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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