Squaws Named All-State

Longoria, Ramirez bring home honors

Stephen Garcia Sports Editor The Jourdanton softball team reached new heights this season, and now the Squaws have a pair of players who have made some more school history. Recent graduates Bailey Longoria and Kristina Ramirez became the first players in Jourdanton history to be selected to the Texas Girls Coaches Association all-state team. The pair were two of five […]

Matt Shannon Drafted

STEPHEN GARCIA SPORTS EDITOR Pleasanton alumnus Matt Shannon is another step closer to reaching the major leagues. The Toronto Blue Jays selected the Angelo State pitcher in the 12th round of the MLB Draft on Wednesday. “It was just incredible,” Shannon said. “There’s no words to explain it unless you go through it yourself…It was unbelievable hearing my named called.” […]

Moms share why they opt children out of STAAR

LISA LUNA LIFESTYLE EDITOR There is a growing movement among parents in Texas to opt their children out of the controversial STAAR test. Kelli Powell of Pleasanton and Kristi Hindes Schulte of Charlotte are two local advocates choosing to do so. STAAR stands for State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness. Powell and Schulte are among the many active in […]

Sara White featured in The Dominion Magazine

LISA LUNA LIFESTYLES EDITOR Atascosa County native Sara White graced the cover of the May issue of The Dominion Magazine. She was featured in a story titled, “Building a Community” by Brian Kenneth Swain, about her role as an event coordinator with The Dominion Homeowner’s Association Neighborhood Outreach Committee. The publication is the official magazine of The Dominion HOA. White […]

Bladerunner Farms: GOOD AS GOLD

LISA LUNA LIFESTYLES EDITOR 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 […]

Holly Castillo launches Texas Legacy book series

LISA LUNA LIFESTYLES EDITOR Since childhood, Pleasanton author Holly Castillo has been drawn to writing for the way it allows one to travel to a different world. A successful book launch for “Texas Conquest,” the first book in her Texas Legacy series, was held on June 10. The event offered some Texas-sized fun at Alamo Cafe in San Antonio with […]

Keeping cool at FBC

Pleasanton Express photos by Lisa Luna First Baptist Church of Pleasanton concluded this year’s Vacation Bible School with its annual Water Day event. The Pleasanton Volunteer Fire Department kept children cool by bringing their ladder truck. The youngsters also enjoyed inflatable water slides, snow-cones and more.  

Hydrate local heroes

Summer time in South Texas is the worst time of year to fight fires as temperatures are in the high 90s and mostly over 100 degrees. Imagine fighting a fire in even higher temperatures while wearing a firefighter’s protective gear. The gear can weigh anywhere between 40 to 100 pounds, depending on the type of fire they’re fighting. The Pleasanton […]

Movie Nights June 30, July 28; Anti-Bullying Rally in August

Just a reminder that the Atascosa Family Crisis Center and Pleasanton Police Department will host a free Movie Night this Friday, June 30. The event will take place at the Atascosa River Park in Pleasanton, starting at approximately 8:30 p.m. (around sunset), where families can enjoy a free screening of “The Sandlot” at the baseball fields. Informational booths will be […]

Sign up for Back to School Bash

New Beginnings Baptist Church in Pleasanton is preparing for their 5th annual Back to School Bash on Saturday, Aug. 12, from 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. at the Atascosa River Park in Pleasanton. Every year for the past four years, the church has come together with other volunteers and businesses to help children of all ages in grades kindergarten- 12th grade […]