Next JISD bond election meeting on Oct. 14



Jourdanton ISD parents, students and community members are invited to attend an upcoming meeting, regarding the Jourdanton ISD proposed bond election. The meeting is set for Wednesday, Oct. 14, at 6:30 p.m. at the Jourdanton High School Cafeteria. There was a small turnout at the first meeting on Sept. 28, in which details were presented on the many projects included […]

Drumming deputy goes viral



“It was a flashback. It took me back to high school. That was me, 10 years ago,” said Atascosa County Sheriff’s Deputy A.J. Mendez, about joining in to play with members of the Poteet Aggie Band. Mendez, a 2005 Poteet High School graduate, thrilled the crowd when he performed in the stands at the Oct. 3 football game between the […]

Missing Pleasanton man found dead



A Pleasanton man’s death was ruled homicide after being found behind locked doors at one of his rental properties in the Shalimar Subdivision, eight miles north of Poteet. J. C. Peoples died from what appeared as blunt force trauma to his head. The 89-year-old’s nephew called the Atascosa County Sheriff’s office on Monday, October 12 just after 11 a.m. when […]

Little Mr. and Miss selected

First official event for 50th Cowboy Homecoming held

Deciding who would represent Pleasanton as Little Mr. and Miss Cowboy Homecoming was a difficult decision according to the judges last Sunday, October 11. Little Mr. Cowboy Homecoming is Austyn Partida. He is the son of Marissa and Abel Partida. Austyn goes to Pleasanton Pre-K. Little Miss Cowboy Homecoming is Payton Garza. She is the daughter of Rachel and Billy […]

Pleasanton Express has gone PINK



As you have noticed, this week’s edition of the Pleasanton Express has gone pink. For the first time ever, we are featuring a special feature called “Faces of Hope” in Section D. In our “Faces of Hope” section you’ll find information about breast cancer, encouraging messages from loved ones, and stories of three amazing Atascosa County residents who were willing […]

Porter leaves behind legacy



The passing of local historian, author and former educator and principal Norman F. Porter Sr., saddened many Atascosa Countians. Porter loved his community and was involved in the Pleasanton Church of Christ and the Atascosa County Historical Commission serving as its Chairman for 12 years. His interest and research of local and Texas history was contagious. He helped to bring […]

ATTENTION CANDIDATES:

Election Guide Deadline Oct. 16

This November 3, the Jourdanton ISD $46 million bond election will take place along with elections in two municipalities. The City of Jourdanton has three at-large places open (City 1 and 4). Incumbents Chester Gonzales and Patsy Patricia J. Elizabeth Tymrak-Daughtrey have drawn three opponents – Karen Pesek, Johnetta “Johnnie” Goetzel and Kendall W. Schorsch. City Councilman Donnie Blue chose […]

Behind the Badge

Lest we forget

If you are reading this article on Wednesday October 14, 2015, it has now been 16 years and 2 days that Atascosa County suffered the devastating loss of three fine Lawmen who gave their lives protecting our community. Atascosa County Sheriffs Department Deputies Mark Stephenson and Thomas Monse along with Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Terry Miller were gunned […]

FLASHBACK: New Liquor Law adds new restrictions on Texas Minors



60 Years ago- Texas minors not only cannot buy liquor but now may violate the law by possessing any intoxicating beverage in a public place under a new law which went into effect Sept. 6. R.J. Ball, state liquor board representative, said he has filed seven cases involving minors since the new law became effective. The law now reads like […]

Mr. Porter’s “cauveracity” was great (I think?)

The Way I See It

How many times do you leave a funeral feeling better than when you went in? For me, it happens more often than not, thankfully. Monday was one of those days. The life of Norman F. Porter Sr. was celebrated at the Church of Christ. The pews were filled to capacity with family and friends. Ray Bean, the church’s preacher, added […]


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