Narcotics warrant yields 3 arrests

A lengthy narcotics investigation by the Pleasanton Police Department Criminal Investigative Division culminated with the execution of a search warrant on Thursday, April 11, at approximately 9:30 a.m. at a residence on the 500 block of Mansfield. Arrested at the scene were Alejandro Guerra, 29, and Jesse Galvan 30. Both were charged with possession of a controlled substance (Methamphetamine). Guerra […]

Pleasanton ISD’s school bond:

Will it Pass or Fail?

In a few weeks, Pleasanton ISD residents will decide whether or not an $85 million bond election will be approved. The bond will allow new construction for a high school and renovating other facilities within the district. Some of these renovations/improvements include: • New High School built for 1200 with the capability to expand if needed. • New practice fields, […]

HOT training attended by community groups

An in-depth training was held last Wednesday, April 10, for the use of Hotel/Motel Occupancy Tax (HOT) for organizations that are interested in applying for funding for the fiscal year 2014. Justin Bragiel, General Counsel for Texas Hotel and Lodging Association, explained the criteria and categories that are acceptable for the HOT usage during the two-hour presentation. The Texas Hotel […]

Reyes sets strawberry record with $13,100

Poteet strawberry grower Stella Reyes, of Reyes Farm, FM 2504, captured this year’s Grand Champion title at the Poteet Strawberry Festival Auction on April 13. Her crate of strawberries set a record, selling for a grand total of $13,100. A record was also set this year in the amount of total sales, $47,600. The primary bids were Silver Eagle Distributors […]

Poteet did it again!

The Poteet Strawberry Festival Association did it again! Records were broken in every way….strawberry auction, the food show (results in next week’s issue) and attendance. Congratulations to all on a successful event! Our thoughts and prayers Sincere prayers and thoughts to those who have been affected by the bombings in Boston. Peace and calmness to the families who lost loved […]


The Pleasanton Express Will Be Closed This Thursday and Friday. So, We May Attend Our Newspaper Convention

Telecommunicators to be recognized at meeting

The Pleasanton Police are celebrating National Public Safety Telecommunications Week, April 14-20, 2013. It is sponsored by the Association of Public Safety Communication Officials (PCO) International and celebrated annually. It honors the thousands of men and women who respond to emergency calls, dispatch emergency professionals and equipment and render life-saving assistance to the world’s citizens. The Pleasanton City Council will […]


The Way I See It

For a mere cup of Joe

Can you spare a cup of coffee or a glass of iced tea every day? If you can, that is below what it will cost to residents if the Pleasanton ISD bond election passes next month. Yes, based on a home that is worth $100,000 (homestead) it will cost about $23 more monthly. When the idea of building a new […]


American Security

This week’s planned topic is being preempted by an unknown coward or cowards. The Boston Marathon as well as Patriot’s day was ruined by at least two explosions. Currently reports number the dead between 2 and 12, the numbered injured unknown, and who can guess how many are in shock. At this moment there are no confirmed suspect/ suspects, and […]