Warrant service leads to another arrest

Lawrence Bert Cole Jr., 25, of Pleasanton, was arrested for allegedly Resisting Arrest. An arrest warrant had been issued by the Atascosa County Sheriff’s office and Pleasanton Police Officer Corey Delgado was dispatched to the 500 Block of Adams where the suspect had been seen driving a white Volkswagen. Officer Jason Velasquez overheard the dispatch to Officer Delgado and arrived […]

Pleasanton council discusses traffic count

At the April 19 Pleasanton City Council, Councilman Jimmy Magel commented on the Feb. 2 study done by the Texas Department of Transportation. The volumes on northbound and southbound US-281 for the same day were about 10,000 (each direction). That same day the westbound approach (FM 3350) was 2,640. The eastbound approach (Goodwin St.) was 635. On Main Street the […]

Political Cartoon

The Way I See It

Your vote for your elections counts

I n just 10 days, the citizens of Pleasanton will have the result of our election. Our? Yes. This election belongs to us. Whether you decide on an incumbent or vote on someone new to represent your district is just that…your decision. You get to exercise your right to vote. Do you want the council to accept the plans for […]

Moving on

Thank you, Pleasanton Express, for putting the Pleasanton city manager’s speech on your website. Mr. Pearson courageously blazed a trail through the thicket of disorder on the library/community center squabble. Now it’s up to the voters to give him the clear direction he has asked for. Go to the Pleasanton City Hall today and vote! Yes, early voting has started […]

State Capital Highlights

Texas, Amazon.com come to terms

Texas last week resolved a multi-year dispute over uncollected revenue with Seattle-based Internet sales giant Amazon.com <http:// Amazon.com> , a company with a physical presence in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Comptroller Susan Combs, in an April 27 announcement carrying an Austin and Seattle dateline, said Amazon.com, Inc. will: – Begin collecting a state sales tax on July 1; – Begin […]

Texas Politics

Lots of different ways to select leaders

The receipt in the mail of this year’s voter registration card, plus the long legal battle over redistricting that caused postponed primary elections, are reminders of how many different offices for which we’re expected to vote. Your voter registration card will tell you not only which number precinct you are in, but also which districts you’re in for United States […]

Do the Right Thing – Vote May 12

Pearson puts the pride back in Pleasanton

Pearson puts pride back in Pleasanton In this day and age when officials, elected and appointed, take a stand only when the re-election or re-upping of their position is at stake, it is beyond refreshing to see our City Manager, Bruce Pearson, stand up and do the right thing. The city council sticking points are whether the steering committee adequately […]

On the Edge of Common Sense

The Veterinarian’s Husband

Normally when I get a letter or e-mail from someone who has “seen themselves” in my column, I write back, apologize, swear I’ll try to do better, and promise as a penance, to bathe their Pekingese. This does not include animal rights loonies, the Association for Political Correctness, or the ACLU drum bangers. So imagine my surprise when I received […]

Council to consider extension for city manager; dissolving building steering committee

A couple of items related to Pleasanton City Manager Bruce Pearson’s employment will be considered at this Thursday’s regular council meeting. On the agenda are: •Action on removing the city manager from his six month probationary period and extending his employment for the balance of the term of his contract. This was placed by Councilman Roger G. Garza. •Action on […]

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