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December 21, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Out and About

Winning!

While this phrase was made popular by what’s his name (yes, I know it, but that is what he wants... recognition), it also applies to our readers, both newspaper and online. We have winners! More...

City Manager applicant offered two-year contract

In last week’s edition of the Pleasanton Express, it was stated that Bruce Pearson had accepted the job offer for the Pleasanton City Manager position. More...

Special Sections

News

$5,000 CASH REWARD

Business targeted in Charlotte

The Atascosa County Sheriff’s Department along with Crime Stoppers is hoping that a FIVE THOUSAND-DOLLAR cash reward being offered for one week only will help solve a burglary that occurred in the 500 block of Rodriguez Street in the city of Ch More...

MISLEADING?

The sign “Keep Main Street Open” indicates the whole street may close. More...

Candidates filing for 2012 elections

Democratic and Republican party candidates have been filing for positions on the ballots of their respective party’s March Primary elections. Candidates had until 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 15, to file as candidates. More...

Living

Pet food for fines

Throughout the month of December, the Pleasanton Public Library will be accepting pet food in lieu of your library fines. All donations go to the local no-kill shelter to help out with their continuing expenses and needs. More...

Community Center, Library fundraiser underway

The fundraising continues for the Pleasanton Public Library Foundation, Inc. and the Pleasanton Community Center, Inc. Both entities are 501(c)3 organizations so any donations are tax deductible. More...

Lions have great stocking stuffers

The Pleasanton Lions Club would like to wish your family from ours a Merry Christmas. Please keep in mind as you enjoy your holidays that there are families in our area that are less fortunate. More...

School

Poteet names Interim Athletic Director

The Poteet I.S.D. School Board met for their regular scheduled monthly meeting this past Monday, December 19th. During their meeting, the Board named current Head Baseball Coach Bart Oropeza as the Interim Athletic Director for Poteet I.S.D. More...

ESL Family Night

Pleasanton Primary and Elementary ESL parents and children attended the ESL Family Night held at the Primary School on Tuesday, Nov. 15. More...

Kids’ Christmas Adventure

On Friday, Dec. 23, from 7-10:30 p.m. Hosanna Baptist Tabernacle is hosting a Kids Christmas Adventure for students in grades 1-6. More...

Obituaries

Toni Black

Toni Wanelle Waits Black, 41, beloved wife, mother and daughter, went to be with her Lord on Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011. Graveside service: Noon Friday in Greenwood Memorial Park. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Greenwood Funeral Home. More...

Isabel Llanes

Isabel R. Llanes, age 80, passed away Sunday, December 18, 2011 in San Antonio, Texas surrounded by her family. Mrs. Llanes was preceded in death by her husband, Joe F. Llanes and her son, Joe John Llanes. More...

Robert Mangum Jr.

Robert Decator Mangum, Jr., better known as R.D., was born on June 1, 1917 to Bob and Mary Newman Mangum and passed away on Friday, December 16, 2011. More...

Christmas memories the priceless gift that keeps on giving

 Quickly, name five of your all time favorite Christmas gifts. Now, name five of your fondest Christmas memories. For me, I had to rack my brain to even recall a few of the presents.  But the memories, oh my, how easily they flowed.   More...

Masa, Menudo, Memories y Familia

Our annual Tamalada was this past Saturday. That means tamales for all. Well at least for us. More...

Driver killed in one-car rollover

A Pleasanton man was pronounced dead at the scene Sunday morning, December 18. The accident occurred around 3:10 a.m. on FM- 3350 near Pleasanton’s municipal airport. The deceased driver was identified as 35-year-old Ricardo Rodriguez Jr. More...

Petition Rally for Community Center/Library gains support

The cool temperatures, breeze and Christmas shopping kept people from coming out in full force for the Community Center/Library Petition Rally this past Saturday. More...

Sports

Garcia sinks one at buzzer to stun Apaches

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Pleasanton Eagle Senior Miguel Garcia hit a buzzer beater to down Gonzales 63-61. This was the 28-3A opener which was held at the Eagle Sports Complex on press night (December 20th). The Eagles improve to 8-10 overall and 1-0 in district play. More...

500th Career Victory

Defensive effort fuels Cowgirls to two wins

The McMullen County Cowgirls had to rely on tough defense early and often to pick up non-district wins during their week of action. More...

Stating The Obvious

Small town, big accomplishments

McMullen County has been known for their basketball teams since I can remember in my short years of life. The size of a town doesn’t always limit the amount of accomplishments that come out of it. More...

Opinion & Columns

The Way I See It

Christmas wants vs. needs

While folks are out scurrying to get last minute gifts bought and food items stocked, I’m reminded that all I really want is for my loved ones to be happy and well. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Clarification needed

Just want to overcome some misleading information conveyed by opponents of closing a small section of Main Street. On Saturday, December 17, these opponents had signs saying Keep Main Street Open. More...

Farm & Ranch

County Food Show winners attend District show

Winners from October’s County Food Show attended the District Food Show in Laredo Saturday December 10, 2011. With four entry categories this allowed for presentation of a variety of foods. More...

Producers need to watch margins

BRYAN - Farmers will need to manage margins closely in 2012 as commodity prices fluctuate with U.S. and European economic developments, according to a Texas AgriLife Extension Service economist. More...