Votes canvassed; become official

In a Special Meeting, November 21, members of the County Commissions Court voted to accept and approve the canvassing of the Atascosa County results from the General Election held November 8, 2011. Voters’ turnout was very low. For the 10 Constitutional Amendments only 625 cast ballots out of the 23,211 registered voters (2.69% turnout). In the northern part of the […]

Jourdanton trustees discuss ‘bonus’ pay

Members of the Jourdanton School Board took a tour of the ongoing construction, prior to their regular meeting on November 14. Contractors accompanied them and met with them afterward when the meeting was officially called to order. There was a lengthy discussion whether to repair or replace the roof on the band hall and how much to do. There is […]

Political Cartoon

The Way I See It

How do we look?

They say change is good and I tend to agree. Many of our readers and advertisers may not be aware, but our newspaper began a new year last week. This translates to 102 years of publishing the Pleasanton Express. This week we are launching our redesign of the newspaper…. your newspaper. And since it is your paper, we would welcome […]

Kindness appreciated

We want to let you know how much we appreciate the wonderful article written by Thelma Cardwell in her Pen an Palette column about our uncle, Douglas McEuen. We realize the large article Thelma wrote, about Doug and the story of our great, great grandfather and grandfather, Mary Ann and Francis Marion Poteet, was upon your approval. Our family story […]

State Capital Highlights

Perry, Abbott applaud court’s decision to hear case

Gov. Rick Perry and Attorney General Greg Abbott last week reacted to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to hear Texas and 25 other states’ challenge to the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. On Nov. 14, Perry said the court’s decision to hear the case “is encouraging news for Texas.” And, Perry said, the act would cost Texas taxpayers […]

Texas Politics

Perry’s roundhouse swings getting wilder

I n trying to pull his presidential campaign out of a nosedive, Gov. Rick Perry is escalating his attack on all things Washington. Perry’s latest proposals include making serving in Congress a part-time job, for half the current $174,000 salary, with members spending more time earning a living in their districts. “It is time to create a part time Congress […]

On the Edge of Common Sense

Thanksgiving thoughts

Not everyone has a car, owns a home, carries a cell phone, can swim, knows the 18th president and can hum “Blue Eyes Cryin’ in the Rain.” But everyone in this country, rich or homeless, conservative, liberal, gray, green, black, white, brown or yellow eats what we in agriculture produce; everyone, no exceptions. Do those of you who farm and […]

Writer’s Roost

Minimum wage responsibility in tipping situations

Having never worked in a job that relied on tipping to make decent pay or to reach the minimum wage requirement, it’s hard to identify with someone complaining about a shortfall in that situation. A recent story outlined some problems for airport workers responsible for assisting disabled travelers. Apparently, Houston’s Bush Intercontinental Airport hires people to perform that service for […]

City Hall Profile

Utility maintenance

Pleasanton City crews will be periodically flushing water lines to help maintain water quality. The mix of both Carrizo and Queens City aquifers that the City relies on to produce water needed for our community can create issues and regular flushing helps overcome those problems. Crews will also be cleaning and videotaping sewer lines to evaluate the need for improvements […]

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