‘Berry’ tasty entries at Poteet Festival Taste of Texas Food Show

For the past 32 years, the Poteet Strawberry Festival has held a food show featuring strawberry themed and other recipes. This year was no different. In all, 172 entries were judged in the Taste of Texas Food Show, up from last year’s contest. Winning Berry Best in Show was Hunter Rankin with his Fruit Pizza. Bids totaled $2,875. Buyers were […]

Out & About

CASA 2nd Annual Bids For Kids How would you like to support local efforts to assist abused and neglected children? Would you love to win an auction item knowing your donation helps children? You don’t have to attend an event and can bid right from home! CASA of South Texas is holding an On-line auction via Facebook. The bidding started […]

Pleasanton Express brings home 8 awards

Judy & Bill Wilkerson namesakes for Sweepstakes Award

The South Texas Press Association’s (STPA) Better Newspaper Contest awarded the Pleasanton Express eight awards as well as coming in third place overall in the Sweepstakes category in Division 2 (weekly newspaper with a circulation larger than 2,000). Fredericksburg Standard-Radio Post won Sweepstakes with the Port Aransas South Jetty placing second. The Sweepstakes Award has been named after of Judy […]

Historical marker to commemorate Mercy Hospital

The Atascosa County Historical Commission and the Atascosa Hospital Association Auxiliary invite everyone to attend the dedication of an Official Texas Historical Marker for Mercy Hospital on Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. in front of the Jourdanton Municipal Complex. Refreshments will be served. History of Mercy Hospital As the population of Atascosa County grew and the roads and […]

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

‘9th segment - Norman Porter working in oilfield - Marvin Deckert’

‘He’d hit, I’d hit and the third person would hit…we were windmilling’, ‘we were working for 78 cents an hour’, ‘enjoying watermelons… who drives up?…the boss man – never fails!’ “A lot of us guys worked as roustabouts for Lewis Lease Service in the summertime,” said Marvin Deckert, an oilfield retiree living here in Pleasanton. Lewis Lease Service, operated by […]

Thorn gives powerpoint

Atascosa County Commissioners’ Court First Regular Meeting April 11, 2016 9:00 a.m. Ordered by Hon. Bob Hurley, Atascosa County Judge present during the reading. Commissioners’ Courtap•proved the Resolution. Judge Hurley recognized J. F. Ramos from AACOG concerning the following Interlocal agreements between AACOG and Atascosa County. Interlocal agreement for 9-1-1 Public Safety Answering Services with AACOG, for 2016-2017, Jymie Perna, […]

Sales Tax Holiday on emergency prep supplies

With the potential for severe weather approaching this spring, Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar reminds Texans they can purchase certain supplies tax-free during the Emergency Preparation Supplies Sales Tax Holiday, April 23-25. “The severe weather, fire and flooding we had last year provided a stark reminder that Texans should be prepared for any emergency,” Hegar said. “This tax holiday allows people […]


It’s Okay to unplug

I was in the hardware store today. Up on the wall were several pictures of early 20th century Jourdanton, including many of the old businesses that lined Main St. and other areas near the courthouse. Chatting with the employees we quickly decided that our grandparents definitely lived in a different world than we do. We also agreed that our kids […]

Pleasanton Council hears update on capital improvement plan

The regular meeting of the Pleasanton City Council was called to order at 6 p.m. on March 17 by Mayor Clint Powell. in attendance were council members Doug Best, District 1, Abraham Saenz, District 2; Diana Prasifka (District 3); Eliseo Flores, District 4 and Robert Earl Wood, District 5. Absent from the meeting was Travis Hall Jr., District 6. The […]