Writer’s Roost

Of gasoline service stations and filling stations

Those of us who’ve been around for more than 50 years understand the distinction between “service” stations and “filling” stations. Plus, in today’s hurry-up world, we’ve added “self-service” stations. Actually, it’s probably splitting hairs to try to distinguish between filling stations and self-service stations. However, a filling station is a phenomenon from years ago when an attendant would just fill […]

On the Edge of Common Sense

A day in the life of a city

A ll in the same day the city newspaper carried stories about crime, predators, instant millionaires, mad hikers and oppressed artists. YOUNG MEN DIE AND KILLERS GO FREE shows a family holding up a photo of their murdered son. Ten witnesses saw who did it but none will testify. This took place in a neighborhood ruled by gangs. Any person […]

Police granted access to Jourdanton Schools in case of crisis

Police Chief Eric Kaiser addressed the Jourdanton School Board on safety and security at their regular June meeting. Previously, the trustees discussed police access to the school in the event of a crisis in which the buildings were locked down. There was no question that they should have that access. The discussion came in how to facilitate it. Kaiser had […]

Council dissolves Building Steering Committee

On June 4, the Pleasanton City Council voted unanimously to dissolve the Building Steering Committee for the Community Center and Library. Councilman Roger G. Garza (Dist. 5), cited the city charter, which states council can remove a board, committee or commission. Garza made the motion, which was seconded by Councilwoman Jeanne B. Israel (Dist. 6). Said Garza, “After reading the […]

Win with Express Online Photo Scavenger Hunt

Ten people have already won! You can win too from now until July 1 if you play the Pleasanton Express Photo- Scavenger Hunt. It’s easy! Ten clues will appear in the Express each week to help you identify the Scavenger Hunt photos. See below for this week’s clues. Be one of the first 10 people to email the correct answers […]

Clean your boat, save your lake

ATHENS — Invasive species, plants or animals that find their way to new places they don’t belong and cause economic, environmental or ecological damage, have wreaked havoc throughout the U.S. A couple of wellknown examples are the lamprey invasion of the Great Lakes and everybody’s favorite in Texas, the fire ant. Texas is home to a number of aquatic invasive […]

Oil & Gas Editor

Wildfire dangers increase as hot, dry times are approaching Eagle Ford/Brush Country area

Well over 1,000 oil-related vehicles, alone, be it 18-wheelers, larger service trucks or pickups, travel through Pleasanton every day. This is in addition to the regular inner-city flow of traffic. As we’re entering the hot, dry summer time of the year, a lot of this traffic will proceed through other cities and the rural areas of Atascosa, McMullen and other […]


Texas Nurses Association honors State AG’s team that defended nurses’ rights

Each May, the month when Florence Nightingale – the founder of modern nursing – was born, the nation observes National Nurses Week. This year, National Nurses Week held special significance for the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) because the Texas Nurses Association bestowed its highest honor upon three of our dedicated law enforcement officials. Texas Nurses Association President Margie […]

Upcoming events to raise funds for CASA!

Redneck Games on Saturday

Calling all racers! You are invited to the first annual Redneck Games and Hillbilly Races– a family-friendly event that is sure to be fun for all. Racers and business sponsors are still needed. The event will be held on Saturday, June 16, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Atascosa County Showbarn. All proceeds benefit CASA of South Texas. There will […]