Turkey time was a tickin’

Ahh, Thanksgiving. A day to fill our bellies with food that has been cooked with the most love and care. Everyone takes lots of time for their Thanksgiving dinner. It must be perfect.This is the first year I helped with the turkey. I mentioned to my mother that I wanted to make something new this year to help expand my […]

Wreck Claims Two Lives

One In Critical Condition

A fiery and fatal wreck has claimed two lives and leaves a man in critical condition. The crash occurred Wednesday morning around 7:00 a.m. on FM 476 about two miles west of Poteet. A 1997 Pontiac, heading west veered into an oncoming 1997 Honda. According to DPS Sgt. Jason Reyes, the impact was so severe, the Honda caught on fire. […]

Santa’s coming to the Brush Country; lighted parade is this Saturday

To encourage shoppers to do so locally this Christmas season, the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce along with merchants are sponsoring A Brush Country Christmas. The event will take place this Saturday, December 1 in downtown Pleasanton. Music will start at the downtown area at 3:30 and children and pets will line up at the Pleasanton Elementary School to get ready […]

Jourdanton officer suffers minor injuries from Hwy. 97 accident

Jourdanton Police Officer Wilie Galloway was involved in a two-car accident on Friday, November 23 while attempting to stop a speeding vehicle. The Jourdanton Police unit was struck by a vehicle that was pulling onto Highway 97 and did not yield the right of way to traffic on the highway. The Texas Department of Public Safety is the investigating agency […]

Happy Anniversary

..to us! We increased our online presence a year ago with a new website and Facebook page. To celebrate, we are giving away two gift bags full of cool items! Sign up online at the link below and maybe you will be our winner. Deadline is December 2 – so hurry! www.pleasantonexpress.com/webgiveaway Brush Country prizes You have until Thursday to […]


Burglary On Cruz Lane

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 200 block of Cruz Lane, 3 miles west of TX HWY 16 on Price Road, ½ mile north of West Ditto Road. On Monday, October 8, […]

Jourdanton police pitches K-9 officer to city council

Mayor Susan Netardus opened the Public Hearing before the Jourdanton City Council meeting held November 19. The hearing was to consider public comments regarding Planning and Zoning Commission’s recommendations granting special use permits for two manufactured homes in a single family area. Patricia J. Elizabeth Tymrak-Daughtry was the only one to speak and she was in favor of moving these […]

The Way I See It

Spirit of giving... especially to kids

I t is the season of giving and reflecting. Here in the Brush Country we have much for which to reflect upon and if we can give to various agencies who are helping make a child’s Chirstmas a little brighter and to put food on a table that otherwise would be bare, then I’m in. Here at our office we […]


An election rant

Recently I wrote two articles on the election, my editor, chided me for sounding more Rush than Roy. She was right, I was responding to many things at once. So here is an election rant. First, rest assured I am an independent, not a party hack, and a patriot. Just so you know, for me loyalty goes from state to […]

State Capital Highlights

Board proposes budget for next biennium

To pass a budget bill is the Texas Legislature’s main job, but it is the 10-member Legislative Budget Board’s job to propose how much money the state may spend. At a Nov. 15 public hearing, the Board offered up a 2014-2015 two-year state budget capped at $78 billion per year, observing the constitutional spending limit. Comptroller Susan Combs has another […]