The London 2012 Olympic games start this week. I am infatuated with the Olympics. I count down the days. I even sing along with the theme song every time it’s played. While I do enjoy the Winter Olympics even more so now that snowboarding is an event, Summer are my favorite. My chosen summer sports to watch are beach volleyball, […]

And so it begins!

Well, July 26 is basically the start of a new season beginning with training camp (most rookies reported Sunday), another year of fantasy football and an excuse to not do anything for entire sundays at a time. Also a welcome addition this year is the addition of the 5 added Thursday Night Football games making it 13 games on Thursday […]

Early voting for Primary runoff elections underway

Election day is Tuesday, July 31

Early voting in the 2012 Primary run-off elections began Monday July 23, 2012 and will continue through Friday, July 27, 2012. As of Tuesday afternoon, the tally of early voters numbered at 168. Voters may vote at the Atascosa County Election Administrator’s office at 914 N. Main, Jourdanton. Voters who participated in the May 29, 2012 Primary Elections must vote […]


Play Rodeo Riches and win $500 shopping spree

The Pleasanton Young Farmers’ Cowboy of the Year Rodeo and Festival is less than a month away, so to help promote it, the Pleasanton Express is introducing the Rodeo Riches contest. Contestants can win big – a $500 gift certificate redeemable at the participating merchants. These merchants recognize the impact of local events in our community and are giving away […]

Rutherford named Interim Police Chief

John Eric Rutherford has been named Interim Chief for the Pleasanton Police Department. The appointment comes after the recent retirement of former Chief Gary Soward. Pleasanton City Manager Bruce Pearson made the announcement on Monday, July 23. “Interim Chief Rutherford will make sure the day to day duties of taking care of our citizens are being handled,” said Pearson. Rutherford […]


We have a couple of new features this week in our paper. First, Roy Pokladnik, (husband of our new Comptroller Esther Pokladnik) an educator for Jourdanton ISD, is a contributor on our Opinions and Letter page with his new column “Solutions”. He will offer these solutions to current event problems/questions/challenges we experience. His smart writing will get you thinking and […]


Leming 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 burglary that occurred in the 7700 block of North US HWY 281 in the city of Leming. On Thursday, July 12, 2012 sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the Leming Express Drive Thru […]

The Atascosa County Election Administrator wants voters to be aware that on election day, they are consolidating voting boxes. See this election graphic for your location.

Witte Museum celebrates National Day of the Cowboy

CONTRIBUTED Saturday, July 28 marks the 8th annual National Day of the Cowboy, a celebration dedicated to preserving pioneer heritage and cowboy culture, who serve as a symbol of the grand history of the American West. In honor of National Day of the Cowboy, the Witte Museum will offer a discounted general admission rate of $7.28, plus a full afternoon […]