Superintendent sheds light on “Excellence for All” vision for PISD

The meeting held in the PISD Board Room was packed full with parents, grandparents, business leaders and even a law enforcement official all eager to hear Dr. Clinesmith’s “Excellence for All” vision. The Community Conversations are Dr. Clinesmith’s effort to establish open lines of communication with the citizens of Pleasanton. She shared the recent accomplishments of PISD students and staff, […]

Election Administrator explains delay

Janice Ruple, Atascosa County Election Administrator, assures all the voters in Atascosa County that their new voter registration certificates will be going out. She just doesn’t know when. The redistricting has not only delayed the primary election it has also delayed the printing of new voter registration cards. Trying to be fiscally responsible and not have to bear the cost […]




DEADLINE: MARCH 30 Candidates running for an elected office in the upcoming May 12 City/ School and Primary Elections (date to be determined due to redistricting) are invited to be part of the Pleasanton Express Election Guide. Submit a photo of yourself (we will take one for you if you prefer) and a 250 word maximum statement on the issues […]

Jourdanton I.S.D. uses team concept to achieve

Jourdanton I.S.D. may have turned 100 years old this school year, but the education of their students continues to get is anything but aged. With the state implementing new testing standards once again, J.I.S.D. continues to stay on top of what is expected of them. Dr. Lana Collavo is in the middle of her seventh year during her second stint […]

Out and About

Lots going on

Over the next few weeks there’s so much going on in the Brush Country. With dinners, concerts, sporting events, you really can’t complain that there isn’t anything to do! Good luck in figuring out which one you want to attend. Artist of the Year Lee Ricks, Jr. will be awarded the Artist of the Year by the Brush Country Art […]


Ninja Shanghaied

Atascosa County Crime Stoppers, along with the Jourdanton Police Department, are hoping that a FIVE THOUSAND-DOLLAR REWARD offered for ONE WEEK ONLY will help solve a theft that occurred in the 1200 block of Chestnut in the city of Jourdanton. On Sunday, February 12, 2012 at about 3:00 p.m. Jourdanton Police Officers responded to the 1200 block of Chestnut for […]

Pleasanton receives favorable audit

At the Feb. 16 Pleasanton City Council meeting, councilmembers voted unanimously to approve the audit for the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, 2011. Wayne Beyer gave an unqualified opinion, the highest that can be given. The general fund increased last year by $1.5 million dollars and the sales tax basically doubled. Beyer noted that the city budgeted $2.1 million in […]


If you have a complaint about fairness or accuracy of items in this issue of our paper, call Editor Sue Brown at (830)281-2341 Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. The reporting of the Poteet City Council meeting in last week’s paper has caused some concern among many local citizens. This was exclusively the result of an awkwardly worded sentence; “The […]