Eagles use small ball to outlast rival Poteet

POTEET—For seven innings Monday night, the Pleasanton baseball team could not find a rhythm against Poteet starter Phillip Gonzales. The Eagles finally put things together in extra innings, getting a big boost from some small ball. Pleasanton utilized two bunt singles and a pair of sacrifices in the final frame to top District 30-4A rival Poteet 3-0 in eight innings […]

Jose Dominguez honored with quilt

Pleasanton Express Photos by Erika Vela The Poteet Rotary Club recognized Poteet strawberry grower and veteran Jose Dominguez Jr. with a Quilt of Honor, also known as “Quilted Hugs of Gratitude,” at the Poteet Strawberry Festival. Poteet Rotary Club member Lois Tymrak made the quilt and presented it at the strawberry auction on April 8. Dominguez also placed first in the Ruby June […]

Community speaks in support of Poteet Chief

Citizens of Poteet showed up by the numbers in support of Poteet Police Department’s Chief Bruce Hickman at the monthly city council meeting on Tuesday, April 4. After word spread about a meeting agenda item calling for the reassignment and possible demotion of Hickman from police chief to patrolman, members of the community came forward and spoke passionately to the […]

City Council unveils final master park plan

The final plan for the Pleasanton River Park renovation and revitalization was unveiled during the Thursday, April 6 city council meeting. Many new features to the park’s update in Phase 1 will include a water splash pad, skate park and concrete walking trails. A definitive construction start date has not yet been announced. They are still working toward finalizing the […]

Sand mine discussions continue at Evergreen UWCD meeting

“I have great concerns about the quality of our water. Water is life and once it is contaminated, there is no going back,” said Atascosa County resident Janice Jones. She shared these words at the Evergreen Underground Water Conservation District Board of Directors meeting on March 31. As reported in last week’s Pleasanton Express, the board voted to reclassify the […]

Sanchez takes top dollar for Grand Champion strawberry honors

The Grand Champion winner at the 70th Annual Poteet Strawberry Festival was third generation farmer Leonard Sanchez Jr. The winning crate of Albion berries brought $16,050 at the festival auction on Saturday, April 8. This breaks last year’s record of $15,000 set by longtime Poteet strawberry grower Albert Reyes. 55-year-old Sanchez has been in the strawberry business almost since birth. […]

Atascosa County residents reach out to U. S. Congressmen and Senators

Conversations about trade, tax reform, and the next Farm Bill echoed through the halls and offices on Capitol Hill recently as over 100 Texas Farm Bureau (TFB) members met with members of the Congress to talk about issues important to agriculture and Atascosa County. The farmers and ranchers were in Washington, D.C. March 27 – 30. Atascosa County Board Director […]

Isabel Garcia

  Isabel Garcia Isabel Garcia of Jourdanton passed away Sunday, April 9, 2017 at the age of 84. She was born in Charlotte on November 19, 1932 to Jose and Eila (Zulaica) Treviño. Isabel is survived by her daughters, Rosa Garcia of Jourdanton and Mary Lou Garcia and her grandchildren, Billy Garza and wife Rachel, Sophia Garcia, Melody Garcia and […]

Amelia Mielak

  Amelia Mielak Amelia M. Mielak, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and godmother was born August 6, 1944 to Norberto Martinez and Elizabeth Willborn Martinez in Poteet. Mrs. Mielak passed away Sunday, April 2, 2017 at the age of 72 years surrounded by her family. Mrs. Mielak was preceded in death by her brother, Rosendo Martinez. She is survived by her […]

Matthew Sisk

  Matthew Sisk Matthew Sisk passed away on April 1, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas at the age of 38. He is survived by his wife, Dara Lynn Wolff, mother Shannon Sisk, brother, Thomas Sisk, and step-daughter Kathryn Loughery. Matthew is also survived by a host of friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Danis Owen Sisk. A […]