PENCILS, PENS & PAPER



STRMC us grow




On Friday, August 24, a group of South Texas Regional Medical Center (STRMC) staff and board members gathered on the eastern rim of the hospital campus to break ground on South Texas Medical Plaza—a 50,000 square foot medical office building that will be completed in the summer of 2013. STRMC Chief Executive Officer Jim Resendez addressed the crowd of 50 […]

Labor Day picnic this Sunday at St. Ignatius




What is better than having a barbecue on Labor Day? Having it a day early and prepared for you by the parishioners of St. Ignatius Catholic Church in Christine. Their annual Labor Day Picnic is this Sunday, September 2. Besides the barbecue brisket and sausage dinner, complete with trimmings, there will be lots of entertaining events happening as well. At […]

Texas Hardest Hit by West Nile

City of Pleasanton Works to Protect People from Infection


Thus far in 2012, a total of 1118 nationwide cases of West Nile virus disease in people, including 41 deaths, have been reported to the Center for Disease Control. Of these, 629 (56%) were classified as neuroinvasive disease (such as meningitis or encephalitis) and 489 (44%) were classified as non-neuroinvasive disease. The number of cases reported in 2012 is the […]

Jourdanton banquet citizens honored




Amid Bobby socks, cuffed jeans and decor reminiscent of the 50s, the Jourdanton Chamber of Commerce honored twelve citizens at their annual banquet August 21. After the social hour – sponsored by VTX Telecom, LLC – Chamber President Rhonda Lem welcomed the attendees, introduced the area dignitaries and offered the invocation before the meal of a diner inspired menu of […]

Shot not fired at Texas South



The story printed on page 6A in last week’s issue of the Pleasanton Express incorrectly reported that a patron pulled and shot his gun inside Texas South. The Express contacted Mr. Gary Hernandez to deeply apologize for reporting the misinformation. Mr. Hernandez, verified the fact that the story was incorrect and that he was highly disappointed. He further stated that […]

Tilden Rodeo waits a week



The popular Tilden Lions Rodeo is moving to the weekend after Labor Day! The rodeos will be held on September 7 and 8, with a team roping on September 6. Don’t miss Eddie Raven at the Saturday night dance. Please see the article on page 7 for more details! Labor Day Most county schools (except Charlotte) will be closed this […]

The Way I See It

I was wrong

I made a mistake. A huge one. I assumed too much and didn’t ask enough questions. And that was wrong. In an article I wrote about a shooting, I wrongly claimed it was done inside the place of a business. It had not happened inside, but rather outside after their security staff quelled the patron who had allegedly become argumentative […]

Leadership



Currently there is an unending stream of complaints about our leaders, both fair and foul. Ever so often a new poll comes out showing how politicians and lawyers are among the least trusted, and most despised, of careers. Why is this, what set of circumstances allows us to elect the most flawed of us to office. To positions of authority […]

Salvation Army still needs donations



We thank you and greatly appreciate the recent coverage in the Pleasanton Express and your continued support of The Salvation Army. However, many people in Pleasanton have misunderstood our need for a storage container to mean that The Salvation Army Family Store is no longer in need of donations. The Salvation Army Family Store located off on 2nd Street, is […]


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