Bladerunner Farms: Good as Gold

Nestled behind the familiar Bladerunner Farms sign as one enters Poteet, is the home of the official grass of the Olympic Golf Course, built to host the 2016 Rio Games. It was 2013, when Zeon Zoysia was confirmed as the grass chosen in the fairways, roughs and tees of the new golf course. This year marks golf as an Olympic […]

Cowboys, football and a battle

Nope. I’m not talking about the Dallas Cowboys football team battling other NFL teams. I’m talking about REAL cowboys gathering this weekend for the annual Pleasanton Young Farmers Cowboy of the Year Open Rodeo Festival. And there are football scrimmages happening all over the county, too. Oh…. and there is the annual ceremony commemorating the bloodiest battle on Texas soil […]

Squaws take second, Lady Eagles fourth

Jourdanton junior Savannah Bronstad spikes a ball against Devine in a tri-match at Pleasanton last week. PHOTOS BY JOE DAVID CORDOVA|PLEASANTON EXPRESS

JISD construction, expansion underway

Voters in Jourdanton ISD approved a $46 million bond package on Nov. 3, 2015. The bond includes many construction and renovation projects, encompassing all campuses.

Estella O. Martinez

Estella O. Martinez, 85, passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her children and family on August 9, 2016 in Poteet Texas.  She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend.  Despite her illness, she maintained her strong will to live and firm belief and faith in the Lord. Estella was born in Elgin, Texas on September […]

Billy Williams

Billy Don Williams of Poteet, passed away Saturday, August 13, 2016 at the age of 53.  He was born in Denver, Colorado, May 5, 1963 to Ted Don Henry Williams and Mary Westbrook Williams.   Billy is survived by his mother, Mary Bell and husband Fred of Poteet; son, Michael Alexander Williams of Pleasanton; girlfriend, Michele Clark of Poteet and […]

Donald Elkins

Donald Bruce Elkins of Poteet, TX entered into eternal rest at the age of 82 on Friday, August 5, 2016 in San Antonio, Texas following a brief illness.  He was born on October 28, 1933 to Marshall and Genevieve F. (Smith) Elkins in Carmen, OK.  The family moved to Santa Rosa, Texas in December of 1933, where he grew up […]

Dennis Alvord

Dennis Alvord of Jourdanton passed away Monday, August 15, 2016 at the age of 68.   He was born November 19, 1947 in Kalispell, Montana to Adelbert and Virginia (Pool) Alvord.  Dennis worked all over the US including San Antonio, Nashville, Miami and Los Angeles as a radio disc jockey known as “Joe Nasty” and worked for KTFM in the […]

Diedre Markland

Diedre A. Markland of Pleasanton, passed away Thursday, August 11, 2016 at the age of 67.  She was born in Galveston to Samuel and Beatrice (Toti) Markland on May 20, 1949.  Diedre is survived by her mother, Beatrice Markland of San Antonio; son, Clinton Meyer of San Antonio; daughter, Melissa Andrews and husband Greg of San Antonio; brother, Michael Markland […]

Mary Jane Brister-Hudson

Mary Jane “Janie” Brister-Hudson, 87, of Kingwood, TX had a stroke last Tuesday, August 2. She crossed over Jordan at 9:07 AM Thursday morning, August 11, 2016 while her daughters, Phyllis Boerm and Teresa Bogeman, held her hands.  Janie was born to Ethel Naomi (Blankenship) and James Franklin Brister in Pleasanton, TX on October 15, 1928 into a family of […]


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