On the Edge of Common Sense


While sitting next to a 20-something young woman on the airplane, I shook a handful of peanut butter M & M’s into my palm. She said, “I wish I’d bought some of those, too.” I offered her one but she declined, “Oh, no.” she sighed, “I’ve got these.” She indicated a plastic baggie with enough pills and capsules, big and […]

Pet food for fines

Every year, the Pleasanton Public Library accepts food for fines during the holiday season. The only time this applies is from December 1 to December 31. This year, we are doing something a little different. We will be accepting dog and cat food this year, instead of “people” food. This will be distributed to Tri-City Animal Sanctuary and other services […]

City Hall Profile


Utility maintenance Bulky Waste and Brush Disposal: The Wastewater Treatment Plant will be open this Saturday, December 3, from 10 am to 2 pm to accept bulky waste and brush from Pleasanton residents. Those interested in taking advantage of this service must bring a recent City utility bill. There is a charge of $20 per pickup truck load or trailer […]

Don’t miss it!

Support the Pleasanton Community Center and Library Project by coming to the Gold/Silver Buying Event and Fundraiser at the Pleasanton Public Library between 11:00 and 3:00 on Saturday, December 3rd. Here’s how it works: Bring your unwanted gold or silver jewelry (even if it is broken or tangled) and have it tested for karat purity. The value of your items […]

Repaving of River Park approved, discuss manager search

With a vote of 5-2, the Pleasanton City Council selected hot mix as the finished product for paving Veterans’ Memorial Drive in the Atascosa River Park. Also included in the motion is that the entire park be repaved. Voting against were Councilmembers Janet M. Jackson (Dist. 3) and Jeanne B. Israel (Dist. 6). Casting a vote in favor of the […]

Christmas events for the Brush Country

The Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce along with merchants are sponsoring A Brush Country Christmas to encourage shoppers to do so locally this Christmas season. The event will take place this Saturday, December 3 in downtown Pleasanton. A children’s bicycle and a pet parade will start at 4:30 p.m. Christmas decorations will adorn the bikes vying for two top prizes – […]

OIl & Gas Report

The Eagle Ford Shale and…what else is down there

I figured that at this period of time in Eagle Ford Shale articles, it would be a good idea to “set the stage” with information regarding geological data in this area. Incidentally, the Eagle Ford Formation was named for its exposure at the Eagle Ford crossing on the Trinity River near Dallas, Texas. It is beneficial that right here in […]

Website How To’s & Highlights

W e hope you had time to explore the Express’ new website. We are dedicating this page of the Express to help give readers an overview of our website’s highlights and features as well as provide answers to some probable Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s) The Express is offering all readers free access to the Website until Wednesday, December 14th, 2011. […]


What am I thankful for this holiday season? My answers would probably be no different than yours. My children, my husband, my family, good health, a job. The answers to that question pour out of my mouth without a thought. And, although I mean them with all my heart I don’t get any kind of warm and fuzzy feelings just […]


‘Tis the season to stand in a three hour line for great prices!! That’s right it’s day after Thanksgiving Sales or Black Friday as most of us know it. Many stores take advantage of this day to put great sales for the holidays, but you only get the deals if you’re willing to be there super early. And I do […]

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