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Lilia C. Rodriguez, 77, of Pleasanton, passed away peacefully on April 27, 2021, surrounded by her loved ones. She was born on October 21, 1943, in Jourdanton to Celestino Cordova, Jr. and Irene Gonzales Cordova. Lilia was an avid gardener and thoroughly enjoyed being outside. She was born and raised in Jourdanton and has spent most of her life in […]


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Joe Raymond Solis, Sr. of Pleasanton, born Monday, September 21, 1970, passed away Monday, April 26, 2021, at the age of 50. He is survived by his loving wife, Cindy A. Solis; mother, Angelita Solis and partner Juan Carillo; father, Willie Solis, Sr. and wife Andrea, and sisters, Diana Martinez and husband Armando, Sylvia Solis and partner Gloria Chapa, Esther […]


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Angelito Guadalupe Santos was born and passed away in San Antonio on Thursday, April 15, 2021. He is survived by his parents, Andres Santos and Maria Leon; twin brother, Christiano Santos; siblings, Ricky Bernal, Maricela Lozano, Mario Lozano, Aracely Santos, Andres Santos, Jr., Julian Santos and Alejandra Santos, and numerous other relatives. Angelito was preceded in death by his great-grandparents, […]

Tilden FFA competes at State

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Area ag students recently participated in several Career Development Events and many have moved on to participate in State competitions. CDEs provide participants with a challenging opportunity to put into practice the knowledge they gain in their agricultural classes. Tilden FFA is proud to announce the members of their State Qualifying CDE teams representing Mc- Mullen County ISD. Tilden FFA […]

Jourdanton FFA at State

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Jourdanton’s Neal Parks, Marti Ducote, Cali Hines and Aiden Guzman placed 10th at State in the Ag Sales Virtual CDE Contest after placing 2nd in the Virtual Area CDE competition. The Plant ID and Horse Judging teams competed in the State FFA CDE contest held at Texas Tech University in Lubbock. The Horse Judging team won 4th Place and qualified […]

Verdi Entrepreneurs

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This week we’ll continue with the Verdi resident entrepreneurial introduction with Darla Royal, owner of Artrageous. If you missed the Royal Farmer’s Market this past Saturday, you missed Darla offering one of the cutest ideas, the Kid’s Corner. She had the kids create and “pinch” clay into animals. I’m sure Darla will have a sample at her studio of the […]

Gardening Q&A

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Q. Why do you quit feeding the birds on May 1 each year? They seem eager for the seeds and suet plus they have the young birds to care for. A. If I stop feeding seeds and suet in the summer it pleases my pest control contractor because the rodents do not have the extra food to rely on. I […]

Livestock Exchange reports are back

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The Atascosa Livestock Exchange Sales Reports are back in the Pleasanton Express. The Farm & Ranch section shares its pages with the Obituaries, which we needed to devote more space to for a time. We apologize to those who have been missing them. There may be the occasional exception, but please know that, going forward, it is our intention to […]


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Pleasanton FFA Wildlife team placed 3rd in Area. From left are Ty Hehman, Montgomery Cain, Austin Dinscore and Matthew Guedea.

Classifieds 05-05-2021