Pleasanton Express expands Little League coverage




Little League is an important foundational building block of our community. Children learn about teamwork, leadership and sportsmanship, all of which will help to contribute to their development as solid citizens. Team members and parents’ memories of these times become woven into the fabric of our community uniting and strengthening our ties with each other and our towns. When Little […]

Weather prediction for Turn-n-Burn: Smokey, with a big chance of BBQ

200 teams registered; parade set for Saturday at 10 a.m.


Rain or shine, it’s on… that is what the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce promises for the 6th annual Turn-N-Burn BBQ Cook-Off taking place March 11-12, 2016 at the Pleasanton River Park. The event, sanctioned by the International Barbeque Cookers Association (IBCA), will award a record amount of cash plus prizes to the winners, and hopefully the rain that is predicted […]

Crime in Charlotte

Intruder subdued by Hindes


A bizarre home invasion was thwarted by Clint Hindes last Friday afternoon in Charlotte. Sotero Garza Jr, 49, of Charlotte, ended up in the living room area next to Charlotte rancher Bob Hindes and his caretaker around 1:30 p.m. Clint Hindes, grandson of Hindes, and his employees came across a suspicious man a few minutes earlier. His employee had seen […]

Crime in Charlotte

Woman stabbed

An Atascosa County man is in the Atascosa County Jail charged with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon-Family Violence after he stabbed his wife multiple times at Ramos Drive-In in Charlotte at about 5:15 a.m. Monday morning The sheriff’s office received a 9-1-1 call from a woman who claimed to have been stabbed by her husband. The victim is an […]

Out & About



Turn N Burn Are you ready for one of the best BBQ contests in this great state? Turn N Burn kicks off this Thursday and runs through Sunday, March 13. There’s a carnival for the kids all weekend long, a parade on Saturday, March 12 at 10 a.m., and lots of great live entertainment. Over 180 teams from around the […]

“History surrounding Norman Porter, Sr., a historian”

The ‘old Breaker home’, Cockrell Canyon and a misnamed country road. Third segment.


In this third segment of the ‘old Breaker home’, Cockrell Canyon and a misnamed country road, there will be stories about ‘a Preacher’, ‘swimming beneath the railroad tracks’, ‘how hoboes are able to board trains’, ‘15 dollars to go by train and attend the State Fair’, ‘gathering neighbors old shoes to earn money’ and ‘The Porter State Pigs’ as related […]

‘Service is the rent that you pay for room on this earth’



Last week I had the true honor of being invited to the retirement ceremony of SSgt. Phillip McGill from the United States Marine Corps. SSgt McGill dedicated 13 years of his life to defending this nation. He deployed to faraway lands to run security operations where being a target was a daily occurrence. After witnessing the work that Marine EOD […]

Poteet ISD Applying for CCLC Grant




The Poteet ISD School Board meeting was held on Monday, February 15. The meeting was called to order at 7 p.m., with board members Henry Ortiz, Yvette Navarro, Barbara Reyes- President; Andy Castillo- Superintendent; David Herrera Jr.-Secretary; and Cynthia Hograves in attendance. Jo Marie Cervantez and Louis Vasquez-Vice President were absent. Superintendent Andy Castillo gave a full report on various […]

Jourdanton Council grants variances on lots, sign specs




Before the regular meeting of the Jourdanton City Council, there was a Board of Adjustments meeting to consider two requests for variance permits. The first was on 1208 Plum Street, where the applicants, Julio and Angelica Hernandez were asking for lot size variance in order to move in a manufactured home. City Manager Dan Nick advised the council that the […]

Good luck Megan, we wish you well

The Way I See It

This week marks the last one that our Advertising Manager Megan Benishek will be with the Pleasanton Express. She will be heading over to South Texas Regional Medical Center as their new Senior Circle/Healthy Woman Director and also assisting in their busy marketing department. Megan became a part of the Express family in December 2013 and throughout her time here […]


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