Always keep your pole with you

With summer in full gear, things around the paper have significantly slowed down.The area Little League All-Star season is in full swing, but that’s about it.Which leads me to more time fishing outside of work.I always keep a lightweight rod and reel inside my truck.And I mean always.That way if I find any river, or creek I’m prepared to search […]

Can I ax you a question?

Boys will be boys, right? That is certainly true of mine. I have always had busy kids, especially the youngest.  And this is still true.  Colton doesn’t spend a lot of time sitting down. He likes to piddle. He’s almost always working on something.  He likes to rearrange his golf cart.  I don’t pay a lot of attention to what […]


Suspects found in school burglaries

Pleasanton Police officers were dispatched to the Pleasanton High School on the early morning hours of June 12, 2013. Upon arriving, officers discovered a window to the front office had been broken and the school had been burglarized. While working the crime scene, they learned that the Junior High and the Intermediate campuses had also been burglarized. During the course […]

Express wins at TPA

Winning five awards, round table discussions, an Astros game at Minute Maid Park and connecting with colleagues were some of the highlights at the Texas Press Association summer convention held in Houston June 20-22. The Pleasanton Express won a 2nd place, two 3rd place and two 4th place awards at the 2013 Better Newspaper Contest competing in Large Weeklies Division. […]

Fire destroys home

A couple’s home was destroyed in a morning fire last Wednesday, June 19. Both Tony Romero and Esther Flores were at work when the fire broke out in their mobile home on Houston Street. “My neighbor called me at work and I left as soon as got the news. I drove up to find my burning house,” said Flores. According […]

Poteet VFD receives $195K

Congressman Henry Cuellar presented a $195,000 grant to the Poteet Volunteer Fire Department, on June 24. Poteet Fire Chief Curtis Adams joined the Congressman as they announced the new fire service tanker made possible through the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (which the department applied for), under the Department of Homeland Security. Also on hand at the event were Poteet […]

Celebrate The 4th

Jourdanton is planning their 10th annual American Pride Day event for July the Fourth at their city park. Free hotdogs, sodas, entertainment and fireworks are all on the schedule for some red, white and blue fun that starts at 5 p.m. and ends at 10 p.m. Patriotic display We have included a patriotic symbol for everyone to enjoy for the […]


H-E-B customers raise over $400,000 for West, Texas Community

SAN ANTONIO, TX (June 25, 2013) – Today, H-E-B is pleased to announce a more than $400,000 donation to the American Red Cross as a result of an in-store campaign for customers to support the community of West, TX in the wake of the recent fertilizer plant explosion. In addition to launching the statewide checkstand donation campaign, H-E-B donated $50,000 […]