Jourdanton sends seven girls, three boys to track regional

Jourdanton will have a total of nine athletes at the 3A track and field regional in Converse April 26-27. The Squaws placed fourth as a team with 78 points at the area meet in Goliad on April 16, while the Indians were eighth as a team with 29 points. The Squaws had two second-place finishes among their six athletes in […]

Flashbacks 4-3-19


Flashbacks 4-3-19 Madeleine Guajardo Pleasanton Intern 10 years ago   The Poteet Strawberry Growers Association usually picks one of its current members to honor as the Grower of the Year; however, this year local producers decided to honor two of their own who passed away recently. Each of the two growers being honored this year left a legacy on the […]

Sports Maven: Star glow not enough for Magic as Lakers president

Lately, I have thought of Magic Johnson’s departure as the Lakers’ president of basketball operations through the lens of a line from “Star Treatment” by the Arctic Monkeys, “That isn’t how they look tonight. Oh, no. It took the light forever to get to your eyes.” Stars travel so many lightyears to reach us and change in form through the […]

Pleasanton Express wins two 1st Places at 2019 STPA Better Newspaper Contest

The Pleasanton Express brought home ten awards total with two first places for Display Advertising and Sports Section coverage at the 93rd Annual South Texas Press Association Convention (STPA) held in La Grange April 11-13. The Pan Handle Press Association judged the STPA Better Newspaper Contest this year. The STPA 1st Place in Display Advertising is a coveted award. Kudos […]

Sen. Flores Offers Amendment to Property Tax Bill

Bill and Amendment both pass with 18 ayes

AUSTIN – Monday, Senator Peter P. Flores offered a floor amendment during the debate on Senate Bill 2, the Texas Property Tax Reform and Relief Act of 2019. The amendment helps counties cover the unpredictable cost of indigent criminal defense. “I offered an amendment to Senate Bill 2 to balance costs of indigent criminal defense for our counties, especially small […]

Sanchez’s berries capture Grand Champ

For Lisa Sanchez, the Grand Champion winner at this year’s Poteet Strawberry Festival auction, it is the community support that truly makes farming berries worth it. Sanchez is a grower with 4G Reyes Farms, who captured $16,300 at the auction. 4G Reyes Farms is a family farming partnership consisting of David E. Reyes, Joel A. Garcia, and their spouses, Lisa […]

Early voting for city, school elections begins Monday

It’s that time of the year again for local city council and school board elections. Early Voting begins, April 22-26 and April 29- 30 with the General Election on Saturday, May 4. Pleasanton ISD District 2: Edward Zamarripa (incumbent) Gerald P. Guerra District 4: Patricia Seay Cox (unopposed) District 5: Jimmy Zuniga (incumbent) Ralph Unger District 7: Pete J. Pawelek […]

Out and About

Townhall Meeting in Poteet April 18 School board and city candidates will be on hand at the Townhall Meeting on Thursday, April 18 at The Grange in Poteet. The event will be held from 7-8:30 p.m. The Grange is located at the corner of Ave D and 6th Street, about two blocks from Poteet Elementary School. Candidates will present their […]

Sweet berries of blessings, Strawberryville Farms wins Reserve Grand Champion

Only one word describes how Jose Dominguez of Strawberryville Farms feels after his strawberries were named Reserve Grand Champion at this year’s judging contest during the Poteet Strawberry Festival. Blessed. Dominguez’s history of growing strawberries goes back as far as the 1950s with his grandparents, Amadeo and Maria Garcia Sr., who won Grand Champion in the mid 1950s and then […]

Poteet Strawberry Auction 2019