Grand Champ Reyes breaks record

Longtime Poteet strawberry grower Albert Reyes was this year’s Grand Champion winner at the Poteet Strawberry Festival Auction on April 9. His crate of prize-winning berries were of the Albion variety and sold for a total of $15,000. This breaks last year’s record of $14,800, set by David E. Reyes. Reyes, 74, has farmed his entire life. He had his […]

Perez pleads not guilty in Fernandez murder

Joe Anthony Perez, who stands accused of fatally stabbing Ariel Fernandez entered a plea of not guilty in the charge of murder and a second charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon on Monday, April 11. Poteet police arrested Perez, 23, on the morning of December 13, 2015 after a double stabbing. Perez is alleged to have killed 24-year-old […]

Out & About

Pleasanton Express closed for STPA Convention The Pleasanton Express will be closed on Thursday & Friday to attend their yearly STPA Convention. The office will re-open on Monday, April 18 at 8:30 a.m. for business as usual. #Strawfest16 Photo Contest Extended A photo contest had been taking place through our social media sites (Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter). Due to phone […]

Drug bust in Jourdanton

Last week, after the Jourdanton Police Department staff made a felony drug arrest, their patrol officers will be dedicating extra effort to reducing illegal drugs throughout the streets in Jourdanton. In conjunction with that effort, on Friday, April 8, Officer Mari Magana placed into custody Dolores Villareal, age 20, of Poteet, after she was found to be in possession of […]


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

The old Breaker home, Cockrell Canyon and a misnamed country road ‘8th Segment - Player/Coach Porter - Norman Porter, Jr.

‘I was the ‘big dog’ riding with him’, ‘dad and Billy Vessels arm’, ‘my dad, myself and grandmother Ruby Porter, fishing Sunday afternoons’, ‘world’s greatest snowball fight’, ‘we slept uneasily that night’, ‘ice fishing in the Rio Grande’. “When I was around five or six years old, I used to ride the school bus with my dad and the football […]



• City of Pleasanton – City Council Meetings are the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. at Pleasanton City Hall, 108 Second St. 830-569-3867. • City of Jourdanton – City Council Meetings are the 3rd Monday of the month at 6 p.m. at the Jourdanton City Hall, 1604 State Hwy. 97 E. 830-769-3589. • City of […]

Burglary on CR 300


The Atascosa County Sheriff’s Department along with Crime Stoppers is hoping that up to a FIVE THOUSAND-DOLLAR cash reward being offered for one week only will help solve a burglary that occurred in the 2300 block of County Road 300 located 3 miles south of TX HWY 173, 4 miles north of the city of Jourdanton. On April 1, 2016 […]