2011: A year in review, a year of change

This past year has brought many changes to the Brush Country – the oil boom has increased traffic, buildings and our tax revenue. While the lack of rain has impacted farmers, ranchers and the lawns of residents, the last two weeks of moisture certainly will help the overall rainfall record for the year. These highlights from the front page of […]

Out and About

Safety first

I know that New Year’s Eve is approaching and with that may come a few libations being consumed. Please designate a sober driver if you are going to be on the road and enjoying celebratory cocktails. As the Texas Department of Transportation says – “Drink. Drive. Go to jail.” Deadline is Friday If you haven’t visited our website to upload […]


Pearson’s contract approved

On Dec. 26, the Pleasanton City Council officially named Bruce Pearson as the new Pleasanton City Manager. Ratification of the executed city manager’s contract was approved unanimously by the four councilmembers present: Mayor Clint Powell, Roger G. Garza, Jeanne B. Israel and J.R. Gallegos. Councilmembers Janet M. Jackson, Abraham Saenz and Jimmy Magel were unable to attend. Before voting on […]


Property tax abatement granted to Hampton Inn project

With a unanimous vote, the Pleasanton City Council approved the proposed new Hampton Inn project and letter of support for the Foreign Investments Program, at the Dec. 15 meeting. Council also unanimously approved granting property tax abatement for three years for the proposed Hampton Inn project. The project will be located west of Price Chevrolet, next to Atascosa Market. Comprising […]


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 […]

ACCION Texas teams with Pleasanton for free seminar

The ACCION Texas Business Center is teaming up with the City of Pleasanton to offer a free Jan. 17 seminar to business owners on how to market their businesses to government agencies. It will start at 9 a.m. and continue until 1 p.m. at Pleasanton City Hall (108 Second St.). The class is important for any business seeking to work […]

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The Way I See It

Twenty-twelve... on its way

However you wish to call this new year, it makes no difference because in a few days it will be here! As we usher in 2012, all of us at the Pleasanton Express wish to thank our readers, advertisers, subscribers and contributors for helping us bring you solid community news and to encourage you to shop the pages of our […]