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.  Bountiful and beautiful each and every one, these treasured times are my favorite gifts. No amount of […]

Masa, Menudo, Memories y Familia

Our annual Tamalada was this past Saturday. That means tamales for all. Well at least for us. Eight years ago we started making tamales. Not for sale, but  just to do something together as a family. Bringing  a new tradition to life. Usually everyone gets a handkerchief for their hair and an apron, but this year we did aprons with […]

Heisman boosting ticket sales

So, I will be the first to admit that I was wrong. A few weeks ago, I told one of my co-workers that he can wait until about 3-4 days before the Alamo Bowl to by tickets for the 2011 Alamo Bowl. With Baylor and Washington pitted to battle it out, who knew that ticket prices would be higher than […]

Away in a manger

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. A Texas Department of Public Safety Highway Patrol spokesman in San Antonio said Rodriguez worked for a freight hauler. The accident report says Rodriguez […]

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. Pleasanton Mayor Clint Powell contacted this newspaper afterward and stated, “We have made an offer to a candidate for city manager, but do not have a contract accepted or declined from council or the candidate.” […]

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. “We may not have gotten as many signatures as we wanted today, but we are well on our way of obtaining the 500 needed for the petition,” stated Sue Samsel, a supporter of keeping the original […]

Out and About


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! Lisa Luna, our editor of our Living section, received 15 entries in our annual Christmas Story contest. There were so many from children that we added […]


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 Charlotte. On November 26, 2011 sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to A& I Grocery in the 500 block of Rodriguez […]