THE BELL HAS SOUNDED



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. The social hour, sponsored by Allen Travel Services and Lewis and Rhonda Lem set the tone for the dinner which was sponsored by AEP-Texas Smart- Meters and consisted of picnic fare foods – […]

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. Locally there will be two elections. Pleasanton ISD will hold another bond election and the City of Jourdanton will have an at-large election to select […]

PICNIC TIME



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. Mr. Starkweather came in as superintendent in 2009, after serving as superintendent at Paint Rock ISD (the town of Paint rock is between Ballinger and Eden). While he held office there, the district built a new gym, a […]

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. They are either video or audio. We will have the Brush Country Sports (BCS) podcast available […]

ACAD budget disapproved; new hearing set




The Atascosa County Appraisal District’s 2014 Approved Budget has been disapproved by a majority of the Taxing Units in Atascosa County. As of Friday, August 16, Atascosa County, City of Pleasanton, City of Poteet, Poteet ISD, Jourdanton ISD, City of Lytle, City of Charlotte and Charlotte ISD had all adopted resolutions disapproving ACAD’s 2014 adopted budget. Pleasanton ISD, City of […]

Commissioners vote pay raise into 2014 Budget




Atascosa CountyCommissioners’ CourtSpecial MeetingAugust 26, 2013•9:00 a.m.Ordered byHon. Diana Bautista,Atascosa County Judge Present were all four commissioners, Lonnie Gillespie, (Precinct 1); William “Bill” Torans, (Precinct 2); Freddie Ogden, (Precinct 3) and Bill Carroll, Precinct (4). After call to order of the Special Meeting of the Commissioners’ Court, Judge Bautista called on Joe Ramos for a presentation about Mechanical Concrete. Commissioners’ […]

Express expands county coverage

Lauren Jette takes flight as Sports Writer


“Stories from the Jetteway” is a new column written by Lauren Jette who joined the Pleasanton Express this week as sports writer. Whether you are a sports fan or not, do not miss this talented writer’s first column featured on page 1C of the Sports Page. Jette graduated from the University of Texas (UT) where she was a reporter for […]

Express expands county coverage

Delgado joins as News Writer


The Pleasanton Express is pleased to introduce one of their newest members and staff writers, Adrian Delgado. Adrian, a native of San Antonio, earned a Bachelor of Science in Forest Management Cum Laude from Stephen F. Austin State University. He was a contributing writer for The Pine Log, SFASU’s newspaper for two years. He worked as a copy writer for […]


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