Community Center: to rebuild or not to rebuild

About 25 residents attended the first public input meeting on June 18, on the Pleasanton Community Center and Library project. The event was held at the Douglas R. Williamson Performing Arts Center, which is where the next meetings will be: Tuesday, June 26 and Wednesday, June 27, both at 7 p.m. Pleasanton City Manager Bruce Pearson began the 1 1/2 […]

Comptroller Combs distributes $514 million in monthly sales tax revenue to local governments

(AUSTIN) — Texas Comptroller Susan Combs announced today that state sales tax revenue in May was $2.09 billion, up 7.3 percent compared to May 2011. “This marks 26 consecutive months of sales tax growth,” Combs said. “As the recovery continues, the year-to-year rate of growth is stabilizing. Collections remain strong in the oil and natural gas-related sectors as well as […]

Pleasanton FD preparing for full time positions

In last year’s fiscal year budget, appropriations were made to accommodate hiring part time (paid) firefighters, stated City Manager Bruce Perason at the June 12 budget workshop. After Pearson arrived in January and met with Chief Garris, he felt at that time that the hiring of part-time personnel was not advisable. “He was in favor of that pursuit in the […]

Out and About

Informational meetings

A small group of citizens showed up for the first informational meeting for the Pleasanston Community Center/Library on Monday, June 18. Two more are scheduled, next Tuesday, June 26 and Wednesday, June 27. Both will be held at the Douglas R. Williamson Performing Arts Center at Pleasanton ISD. The meetings will begin at 7 p.m. RVK Architects will be in […]


Little League Cries Foul

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 two burglaries that occurred at the City River Park and the Sports Complex in the city of Pleasanton. On Sunday, June 10, 2012 Pleasanton Police were dispatched to the City River Park where […]

Pleasanton Express online photo scavenger hunt prizes going fast

Now in its third week, the Pleasanton Express Photo Scavenger Hunt is going strong. The first week we had our ten winners by Thursday afternoon. This past week all of them were in by Wednesday evening. The early birds are definitely getting the worm. You can win too from now until July 1 if you play the Pleasanton Express Photo […]

Pearson presents recommendations at Pleasanton budget workshop

Pleasanton City Manager Bruce Pearson presented his list of recommendations and projects for the upcoming fiscal year, at the June 12 budget workshop. Pearson discussed both the general fund and utility fund in one evening. “It gives us a chance to examine where the city is and where we need to go next year,” said Pearson. Pearson stated,” The city […]

Jourdanton Chamber seeks award nominations

The Jourdanton Chamber of Commerce is please to announce and solicit nominations for the following2012 Good Citizenship Categories: Senior Citizen (65 years+); Young Citizen (2-40 years); Man o the Year (40 years+); Woman of the Year (40 years+); Teacher ofthe Year (must teach at JISD or retired from teaching at JISD); Teen of the Year (high school senior or junior […]

Tax amnesty offered

(AUSTIN) — Texas Comptroller Susan Combs is reminding businesses they can soon begin clearing up their tax records without penalty and interest when the state’s Fresh Start tax amnesty period begins June 12. The tax amnesty covers taxes and fees that were originally due before April 1, 2012. Businesses can file missing tax reports and pay the overdue taxes, or […]