Poteet Strawberry Festival Court

Pleasanton Express Photo by Lisa Luna On Saturday, Jan. 7, the Kappa Tau Sorority hosted the annual Poteet Strawberry Festival Tea, to choose the candidates for the 2017 Queen and King. The candidates for Poteet Strawberry Festival Queen are, left to right, front row: Kayla Ramos, Emily Zavala, Amanda Rivera, Lea Sanchez and Isabel Reyes. The candidates for Poteet Strawberry […]

CBC saves the day for Career Point students

When Career Point College in San Antonio abruptly closed its doors in October 2016, many students were left devastated and seeking ways to finish their education. Many were in disbelief at the loss of student loans, financial aid and course credits and worried for their future. Coastal Bend College in Pleasanton changed all of that for some in accepting over […]

You say to-may-to, I say to-mah-to

A fun quiz popped up again on my Facebook feed last week from our Texas State Representive Ryan Guillen’s page. It had first made its appearance in 2015 via the Houston Chronicle asking if people knew the correct pronunciation of several small Texas towns. The main photo on Rep. Guillen’s page was that of Jourdanton. The question “Jourdanton is pronounced […]

Poteet FFA says Thank you

Jeff Kennedy | Poteet FFA Advisor The Poteet FFA wrote over 50 Christmas Cards at their December meeting. All FFA members were allowed the opportunity to give thanks to our local Fire Department, Police Department and Nursing Home.  FFA officers, Daniel Orta, Hannah Watts, Jayci Kennedy and Jared Stevens delivered these cards to the Poteet Volunteer Fire department during their […]

Roger Morris

  Roger Morris Roger Hendricks Morris, Sr. was born in Devine on March 21, 1918 and the last of five children born to Thomas Hendricks Morris and Georgia Newsom Morris:  Georgia Louise Morris Rudolph, Thomas Jackson Morris, Elmer F. “Shorty” Morris, and Vivian Abi Morris Stevens. He is also preceded in death by his wife of 66 years Betty Ruth […]

Ernesto Santos Sr.

  Ernesto Santos Sr. Ernesto F. Santos, Sr. was born on May 9, 1930, to the union of Filberto and Francisca Santos in Poteet, Tx.  Ernesto Santos accepted Jesus Christ and was baptized at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Poteet.  He passed away on January 2, 2017. Ernesto (Neto) Santos was employed as a truck driver for many […]

Beatrice Martin

  Beatrice Martin Beatrice Brown Martin, 83, passed away Saturday, January 7, 2017 in Poteet.   She was born in Rochelle, Texas to Drew Austin and Oma Mae (Coffelt) Brown.  She was a devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend.  Beatrice worked for Lacks for twenty years until she retired.  She enjoyed collecting clocks and was a very active member of […]

Virginia Yocom

  Virginia Yocom Virginia Charlene Yocom of Jourdanton, passed away Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at the age of 79.   She was born in Knox City, Texas on February 4, 1937 to Lawrence and Ione (Messer) Skinner.   Charlene married her husband James “Slim” Yocom July 12, 1984 and they settled in Jourdanton where they ran Slim’s Tire Service.  She […]

Elogia Hernandez

  Elogia Hernandez Elogia Hernandez, 99, of Poteet, Texas past away January 4, 2017.  Elogia was born in Rossville, Texas to Gregorio and Maria (Curvier) Hernandez.  She is preceded in death by her parents, Gregorio and Maria Hernandez, husband Ed Hernandez, son, Ed Hernandez, Jr., brothers, Felipe Reyes, Raymond and Edward Hernandez, sisters, Angelita Alvarado and Tiodosa Mendez. Elogia is […]

Patricia Hunt

Patricia Hunt Patricia Chandler Hunt of Pleasanton, passed away Monday, January 9, 2017 at the age of 93.  She was born in London, England to Sidney T. and Florence (Haine) Chandler on Sept. 3, 1923. A graveside service will be held at Houston National Cemetery, 10410 Veterans Memorial Drive  on Mon., Jan. 16  at 12:30 p.m.  A memorial service will […]