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EAGLES WIN BATTLE OF THE BASH IN SAN ANTONIO

Pleasanton fifth graders competed at the ‘Battle of the Texas Heat Bash’ tournament in San Antonio last month. The Eagles won first place overall at the tourney. More...

Express seeking sponsorship for youth fishing clinic

Interested in your child attending a free fishing education clinic in the area? More...

Summer fun flying past as season approaches

Just For Kicks

This time of year always flies past us. One minute I’m writing about the summer just beginning and the next minute it’s time for fall workouts. Well for a few weeks during the summer, there isn’t a whole lot going on in my section. More...

Opinion & Columns

Moving dedication ceremony for officers

The Way I See It

The dedication ceremony of the three signs honoring our officers - DPS Trooper Terry Wayne Miller, Atascosa County Sheriff’s Deputies Mark Stephenson and Thomas Monse - that will be/are erected in our county was such a moving event. More...

Act of Kindess Appreciated

On July 7 I went grocery shopping at HEB with my grandson. We were ready to check out when a woman, who seemed in a hurry, asked if she could go ahead of us. As she was getting her groceries checked, she was smiling. More...

Governor reacts to downtown Dallas ambush

State Capital Highlights

A “Black Lives Matter” protest turned tragic when a sniper fired into a crowd estimated at 1,000 people in downtown Dallas at about 9 p.m. on July 7. More...

Robbie Rambles

Better not laugh

Growing up my mom always told us kids, “Never laugh at someone broke down by the road.” She said it could happen to us at any time. Well, when I really think about it, she actually said our car would break down if we laughed. More...

Farm & Ranch

ACA to meet Thursday

Atascosa Citizens in Action (ACA) Grant Committee will meet at the Pleasanton Civic Center, Thursday, July 14, at 1:15 p.m. ACA Grant Committee is totally enrolled in Funding Information Network (FIN). More...

RODEO NUMBER 4 FOR BRUSH COUNTY YOUTH RODEO ASSOC.

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RODEO NUMBER 4 FOR BRUSH COUNTY YOUTH RODEO ASSOC.

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Church

Coolest VBS this summer!

St. John Lutheran, Jourdanton United Methodist Church invite children to Cross Culture VBS: Expedition Norway

A summer kids’ event called Expedition Norway VBS will be hosted at St. John Lutheran Church from Sunday, July 17-Thursday, July 21. More...

St. Philip Benizi VBS

Children ages five to those in sixth grade are invited to take part in Vacation Bible School at St. Philip Benizi Catholic Church in Poteet. The event will be held from July 18-22, from 6-8 p.m. More...

Trinity Baptist VBS

Join the dive team at Trinity Baptist Church for their upcoming Vacation Bible School “Deep Sea Discovery” on Saturday, July 16. Time will be from 10 a.m. until 3:15 p.m. The church is located at 1219 N. Bryant in Pleasanton. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

July 13 •Zumba classes will be at the new Civic Center in Pleasanton each Monday and Wednesday from 5:45-6:45 p.m. for $2. Punch cards, $20. Earn a free class when card full. Cheryl Price, instructor. More...

Pleasanton Express announces new changes

The Pleasanton Express is announcing the price of its weekly print edition is being raised from $0.75 per copy up to $1.00 per copy. This price increase will take effect on Wednesday, July 20. More...

Sales, use tax payments down from last year

Pleasanton’s sales and use tax allocations dropped 36.57 percent for the taxing month of May and reported to the State Comptroller in July. The amount paid was $293,052.70, down from last year’s payment of $462,025.47. More...

News

Area graduates receive near $4 million in scholarships

While graduating is certainly a milestone event worth celebrating, students who received scholarships have reasons to celebrate as well. More...

‘History surrounding Norman Porter, Sr., a historian’

The old Breaker home, Cockrell Canyon & a misnamed country road

19th Segment - Lonnie Gillespie - Norman Porter, Sr. More...

Traffic stop yields two arrests

Two Pleasanton residents were arrested for allegedly manufacturing a controlled substance, a first degree felony, during a traffic stop on July 3 at 9:18 a.m. More...

Living

Flashback: Betty Scott reached ‘Poteet Canyon’ finals

10 Years ago- More...

Commissioners’ Court enters into Memorandum of Agreement with Camino Real Community Services

Atascosa County Commissioners’ Court Regular Meeting July 11, 2016 9:00 a.m. Ordered by Hon. More...

Pleasanton JLAB Leadership named Runner-Up National Champions

The Pleasanton High School Army Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) Leadership Team placed as the Runner Up National Champions, at the 2016 JROTC Academic and Leadership Bowl (JLAB) National Championships. More...

School

Coastal Bend College presents awards

Near the end of the spring semester, Coastal Bend College in Pleasanton held its annual Student Awards Assembly. CBC Dean of Workforce Training Julia Garcia welcomed everyone. More...

News for Primary Parents, Little Eagles!

As the principal of the Primary campus, I would like to welcome you to the 2016-2017 school year at the Pleasanton Primary. We are excited about the new school year, and the adventure that is awaiting our embrace. More...

Briseño promoted

Professor Jason Dominic Briseño was promoted in January 2016 to Associate Professor of History at Austin Community College. More...

Oil and Gas Report

Oilfield Helping Hands announces 12th Annual Saltwater Fishing Tournament Fundraiser

Entry Deadline is July 18 for Port O’Connor Event

It will be a great day of fishing and fellowship at the Oilfield Helping Hands (OHH) 12th Annual Saltwater Fishing Tournament, to be held August 11-12 at Port O’Connor, Texas. More...

Obituaries

ROBERT HINDES

Robert "Bob" Walter Hindes, age 89, of Charlotte, passed away at his residence surrounded by his wife and her family, Monday, July 4, 2016. He was born January 28, 1927 to Leroy and Mazie Hindes in Pearsall. More...

ROSE MARY BUTTS

Rose Mary Perez Butts, 62 of San Antonio, Texas passed away Thursday, July 7, 2016 in San Antonio, Texas. Rose was born in San Antonio, Texas to Alberto and Delores (Ornelas) Perez. She graduated from Fox Tech High School in 1972. More...

IRENE HILL

Irene Marie Hill was born in Leming, Texas on November 23, 1928 and went to be with the Lord on July 10, 2016. More...