Cletus K. Roo invites you… to the Wild Game Dinner

Lions Club News

Wild Game Dinner time is upon us!!! After my annual hop about across the outback I am ready to get back to work. The 49th Annual Wild Game Dinner and Dance is Saturday March 2nd. We have a very limited number of sponsor tables of 8 people for purchase at $600 and a very, very limited amount of individual tickets […]

The Way I See It

Box Tops kids are tops

Once again, the Pleasanton Express was invited to have lunch at the Pleasanton Elementary School as VIP guests. Parent volunteer Christel Nieschwitz organizes these visits as rewards for the students who participate in the Box Tops for Education program. For every 10 Box Top coupons turned in, the student’s name goes in for a drawing to eat on the stage […]



“R-E-S-P-E-C-T”, is that Aretha Franklin singing in the background? “Find out what it means to me”, why yes it is her, and this column is about respect who has it and who doesn’t. Currently this is a center right country, pursuing left center left policies. So we must ask ourselves two questions which party has the most respect and why. […]

Let’s think about science/ technology

In all the discussion of the future plans for the Pleasanton Schools (new Athletic building, new additional school, etc.), I would like to suggest something a bit different – a new and serious emphasis on Science and Technology, especially in the electronics and computers areas. While it is possible for athletes to make some major money in their endeavors, a […]

State Capital Highlights

Judge rules against school finance system

Texas’ current school finance system fails to provide substantially equal access to revenues needed to provide “a general diffusion of knowledge” in accordance with the state constitution, a Travis County state district court declared on Feb. 4. Judge John K. Dietz ruled in the lawsuit brought by nearly 700 school districts (as Texans for Real Efficiency and Equity in Education), […]

Texas Politics

Rick Perry and leadership

Gov. Rick Perry has been keeping Texas local governments on their toes. Especially school districts. Trying to get the state to come up with its share of educating Texas kids, twothirds of the school districts sued the state. They recently won a verdict from Austin State District Judge John Dietz, declaring the Texas school funding system unconstitutional. He said the […]

Writer’s Roost

Are you a hybrid if you use paper and digital?

Many national, state and local newspaper columnists provide me and other readers, regardless of philosophical and/ or political differences, lots of material to digest, then act on if so moved. Kathleen Parker is someone I read regularly although I often find much to disagree with in her missive. In a recent column, she said “goodbye to the world of print,” […]

On the Edge of Common Sense

Your own worst enemy

I t usually happens when you’re by yourself. You’re trying to load a bunch of cows in the one-ton. It should hold twelve head but with four to go, they plug up! You’re slappin’ them with the BQA approved paddle, you chunk a piece of wood at the one in the gate. You’ve actually turned around and leaned up against […]

Flashback: More Champions, new reporters and Toyota

50 years ago this week •Jim McGill, who’s never known a losing season as a football coach, has resigned as Pleasanton High School athletic director. His resignation was accepted by the Pleasanton School Board last night. It is effective Monday. McGill will become base athletic director at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio. “Coach McGill will be difficult to replace,” […]

Poteet council calls city election for May 11

In the absence of Mayor Raul Ybarra, Mayor Pro Temp Larry Cantu presided over the regular meeting of the Poteet City Council on February 4. All other members were present: Denise Sanchez, Sonny Estrada, Gerard Herrera and Greg Groesbeck. The first act of business was to approve the consent agenda, which consisted of the minutes from the January 7 meeting. […]

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