Burglary arrest made



Pleasanton Police Officers were dispatched to the 100 block of Mansfield on April 6th to investigate an alleged burglary of a habitation. Responding officers learned that several items were taken from within the residence. Among the items taken were a laptop computer and some medication. Sgt. Noe Rodriguez and Officer Dustin Hieckman processed the crime scene and canvassed the neighborhood. […]

Warrant for arrest



The Pleasanton Police Department has issued a warrant for arrest for Maria “Gracie” Guerrero for an alleged burglary of a habitation. If you have any information please contact Lt. Ronald Sanchez at 830-281-8502.

Political Cartoon



Only a portion of Main will close if initiatives pass



On Saturday, May 12, the voters of Pleasanton will decide whether or not to build a community center and library with the design of July 28, 2011 that was presented to and accepted by City Council and reported in the Pleasanton Express. This is Initiative 1 on the ballot. Initiative 2 calls for the closing of a small part of […]

The Way I See It

A ‘berry’ fun event

I t takes so much to plan an event. Think about it. Even the most simple party takes some planning, some thought, some financial support and some organization. OK, now multiply this by 10,000 or so and you have what it takes to carry off Strawberry Festival. Really. There are dozens of folks who help organize this event – most […]

State Capital Highlights

DFW-area counties hit hard by tornadoes

Gov. Rick Perry on April 3 issued a disaster declaration for the North Texas counties of Dallas, Tarrant and Kaufman after system of tornados passed through, causing widespread damage to homes, businesses and infrastructure. According to an early count by the American Red Cross about 650 structures were affected, with 200 destroyed and more than 100 sustaining major damage. The […]

Texas Politics

Progressive Waco Philanthropist B Rapoport Dies at 94

Bernard Rapoport, the noted insurance magnate and philanthropist who died late Thursday at the age of 94, was an anomaly in a lot of ways. He was: • A Jew who made his home in the staunch Baptist stronghold of Waco, home of Baylor University, a well-known Baptist institution. • A well-to-do liberal, who became owner of his own insurance […]

On the Edge of Common Sense

‘Et, tu, Uteri!’

Many country veterinary practitioners have invested money in their clinics for facilities to handle cattle and horses. It is for the convenience of the vet but also for the restraint and treatment of the patient. However, there were those clients that assumed it was so the vet could charge them for an office call. Dr. Blaine took an after-hours call […]

Writer’s Roost

From campfire coffee to Starbuck’s is a long haul

Campfire coffee was my introduction to that brand of caffeine at age 12. Like most good native Texans, I’d been inoculated via the iced tea variety almost by the time I could walk. Addiction to the coffee version didn’t come until cramming for college tests necessitated burning midnight oil and sometimes pulling an all-nighter of study drudgery. My first cup […]

Pleasanton Commmunity Center, Inc.

Voting FOR intiatives 1 & 2

Pleasanton needs a new larger library. Pleasanton needs a community center. Pleasanton needs to be revitalized.. Two buildings have been purchased in downtown Pleasanton. Buildings that are waiting for renovations. Money has been allocated for the renovations. The money is in place and waiting. You, the citizens of Pleasanton, signed the petitions to bring the issue of the community center […]