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The Brush Country Tea Park (BCTP) will have a regular meeting at 7 p.m. on Monday, October 1, 2012, held in the fellowship hall behind Community Bible Chapel at 1176 W. Oaklawn St., Pleasanton, Texas. The meeting will stress that your vote will count in the November 6, 2012 national election, and also at the state and local levels. At […]

Pleasanton Main Street business owner wants additional parking




Following an hour-long closed session on Sept. 20, the Pleasanton City Council voted unanimously to direct City Manager Bruce Pearson to meet with business owner Margarito Martinez on parking options and a concept of parking for the complete Community Center and Library parking area. Comprising the council are Mayor Clinton J. Powell, Jimmy Magel (Dist. 1), Abraham Saenz (Dist. 2), […]

Library moves up weenie dog races, costume contest



October 13 isn’t a Friday, but it will be spooky, all the same. The Friends of the Pleasanton Public Library will hold their 9th Annual Howl-o-weenie Pet Costume Contest and 5th Ever Weenie Dog Races. The date has been moved up so there will be no conflict with other events the following two weekends. The festivities will begin at 10:00 […]

Snack to your benefit




The Express crew dug deep this week. We as a group have lost 22 pounds!! Hooray!! I am very proud of my co-workers for being dedicated. It’s a win win for them! Congrats to our Ad Productionist Aaron Davidson, Ad Production Manager David Wickersham, Comptroller Esther Pokladnik, Sports Editor Eric Smith, Lifestyles Editor Lisa Luna, Ad Sales Representative Michele Vecchiarino […]

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by saving lives



The South Texas Blood & Tissue Center (STBTC) is asking the community to honor National Hispanic Heritage Month by saving lives through blood donation. More than 50 percent of Hispanics carry O type blood and are considered universal donors. Because O type blood can be transfused to other blood types, Hispanics are in a position to save even more lives. […]

County Commissioners convene in special meeting




Atascosa CountyCommissioners CourtRegular MeetingSept. 24, 2012 • 9:00 a.m.Ordered byHon. Diana Bautista,Atascosa County Judge Present were all four commissioners, Lonnie Gillespie, (Precinct 1); William “Bill” Torans, (Precinct 2); Freddie Ogden, (Precinct 3) and Bill Carroll (Precinct 4) After call to order of the special meeting of the Commissioners Court, Judge Bautista announced the Public Hearing on Budget for Fiscal Year […]

School bus safety on busy roads a concern




The awarding of the Student of the Month Awards began again with the first Pleasanton ISD meeting of the school year. Two students from Primary, Elementary, PIC, Junior High and High School are chosen each month, given an award and a pass to the Plestex. They are all entered into a drawing, held at the end of the year, for […]

A flashback, do you remember when?




I would like to Honor two outstanding Hispanic women that are close to my heart in the community. These two women work daily to bring something new to the Hispanic children and other children of Pleasanton. One of these awesome women is Ms. Sonia Rodriguez who spends countless nights sewing costumes, making props and holding rehearsals for the drama department […]

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Atascosa County sales tax revenue increases 65 percent



The September, 2012 sales tax revenue received by the Texas Comptroller for Atascosa County rose 65 percent for a total of $746,088.05. The revenue received in September 2011 was $450,605.95. Year to date, Atascosa County has been allocated $5,816,029.50 which is a 34.4% increase over the total 2011 amount of 4,327,280.58. The city of Pleasanton has for the calendar year […]


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