June 29, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

All hands on deck

Last week Emergency Management Coordinator David Prasifka saw months of hard work and planning come to fruition when “Operation Strong Castle” launched at base camp set up by Texas State Guard at the Emergency Management office in Jourdan More...

Special Sections

Sports

Magazine to hit shelves this week

Just For Kicks

During the dog days of summer, avid sports fans eagerly wait for the most important publication in Texas high school football- Dave Campbell’s Texas Football. More...

Jourdanton Minor All-Stars eliminated from tourney

The Jourdanton Minor softball All-Stars were eliminated from the District 21 tournament this week. More...

Poteet Little League All-Star rosters released

The Poteet Little League All-Star baseball and softball teams were recently eliminated from District 21 tournaments. More...

Opinion & Columns

Greetings from the Fire Marshal

As the Fourth of July approaches, many of you will be celebrating the holiday with fireworks. More...

‘Ooh that smell ...’

The Way I See It

Maybe the lyrics to the Lynard Skynard song are too graphic and laced with drug references, but on Monday that is what was going through my head as most of us here at the Pleasanton Express office dealt with a horrible odor. More...

Acupuncture Can Help Relieve Pain and Many Other Ailments

Many well-designed studies over the years – funded by the National Institutes of Health – have found acupuncture to be very effective in easing arthritis pain, and can help with a variety of other ailments too. More...

Obituaries

VICKIE WALL

Vickie L. Wall entered into heaven June 19, 2016. She was born in San Antonio, to Carl and Jonnie Mae (Dunaway) Shoemake. She is preceded in death by her parents, Carl A. and Jonnie M. Shoemake; sister, Bobbie R. More...

NATHAN SMITH

Nathan Thomas Smith was born October 20, 1930, the seventh of ten children born to Willet and Issie Lee Davis Smith in Llano, Texas. More...

SOKHA “DANNY” DIN

Sokha ”Danny” Din, age 51, passed away Saturday, June 18, 2016 at around 9:30 p.m. during fishing trip. He was born on February 1, 1965 in Battambang, Cambodia. Danny was an only child. More...

It’s all about the red, white and blue ...and hot dogs, fireworks too!

For the 13th year, the Jourdanton Chamber of Commerce will sponsor the popular 4th of July Celebration on Monday, July 4. The event, held at the Jourdanton City Park, will start at 5 p.m. More...

Pleasanton Express closed July 4th, 2016

The Pleasanton Express office will be closed Monday, July 4th in honor of Independence Day. The office will reopen on Tuesday, July 5th for business as usual. The classified ad deadline will be moved to Tuesday, July 5th at noon. More...

Moms share why they opt children out of STAAR

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. More...

News

Investigation continues after dog attack in Pleasanton

Pleasanton resident Shawn Johnson, 23 years old, was attacked by two pitbulls Saturday at the 400 block of Hunt Street in Pleasanton. The Pleasanton Police Department responded to the house at 6:17 p.m. More...

Huizar presents recommended budget to Pleasanton council

Members of the Pleasanton City Council voted at the June 16 workshop, to direct staff to bring a proposed budget on August 4. Comprising the council are Mayor Clinton J. Powell, Douglas Best (Dist. 1), Kenneth Hernandez (Dist. More...

City spraying for mosquitoes

The Pleasanton City Council met June 16 for their regular council meeting. Comprising the council are Mayor Clinton J. Powell, Douglas Best (Dist. 1), Kenneth Hernandez (Dist. 2), Diana Prasifka (Dist. 3), Eliseo Flores (Dist. More...

Living

Summer fun at First Baptist Church

Vacation Bible School at First Baptist Church in Pleasanton culminated last week, with their annual Water Day event. More...

EAGLE HEIGHTS OPEN HOUSE CELEBRATION

The Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce had a ribbon cutting ceremony during the open house celebration at Eagle Heights, Thursday, June 23. More...

All Saints’ service to commemorate Independence Day

The public is cordially invited to visit All Saints’ Episcopal Church on Sunday, July 3, at 10:30 a.m. to join the congregation in commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. More...

Farm & Ranch

Abraxas Petroleum drilling Austin Chalk horizontally south of Pleasanton

Oil & Gas Editor

With the price of oil down and a whole lot of data retained from Eagle Ford drilling, “where do you go to from here?” How about doing a horizontal well into the previously “main standby”, the “well-known Austin Chalk&rdq More...

BCYRA Rodeo

Novice boy Zane Guerra makes big strides through the Poles. More...

4-HERS ATTEND LEADERSHIP LAB

District 12 4-H Leadership Lab is an overnight camping experience for youth ages 12-19. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

June 29 •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...