Writer’s Roost

Shade’s of Emily Post – the whole town’s invited?

Since I don’t get involved in high toned social soirees I don’t know who the 21st Century Miss Manners of High Society is. When I paid attention to such matters, it was Emily Post, who wrote a book titled Rules of Etiquette. She wrote the book in 1946. Now, an Emily Post Institute (established in 1946) keeps up with matters […]

On the Edge of Common Sense

Grammar Lessons

Stew and I were talking about the world we grew up in. A time when family had a much greater influence on children than they do today. We grew up before cable television, texting, I-tunes, unavoidable soft porn, misogynistic vulgar rap, instantaneous news, a sense of entitlement and electronic isolation. Both of our folks were Bible belt believers and played […]

Pleasanton ISD swears in board, maintains current offices

The regular meeting of the Pleasanton School Board highlighted the accomplishments of the students from various campuses. Superintendent Dr. Cynthia Clinesmith and members of the board gave the Students of the Month their awards. James Sandoval, the first student to win the UIL golf competition and Heather Elizondo who won in powerlifting, lifting 920 pounds. Region 20 showcased 12 PISD […]

Flashback – Melons, bonds and no smoking

60 years ago • Bids for enlarging the present Pleasanton elementary school building will be received by the board of education up until 8 p.m. on June 23, according to a decision reached by the trustees last Thursday night. Five classrooms will be added to the present building out of $70,000 in bonds recently voted by the school district. The […]

Game room issues dominate Poteet City Council meeting

The opposition to local game rooms dominated the regular meeting of the Poteet City Council last night. During citizens’ comments, Juan Gonzales asked the council to stop those from out of town bringing in the rooms and putting them in the wrong places, such as residential areas. The final agenda item dealt with a room being adjacent to a residence […]

County Commissioners in Special Meeting

Atascosa CountyCommissioners’ CourtSpecial MeetingMay 28, 2013 • 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, Atascosa County Fire Marshal Chuck Garris was first on the agenda. […]

Make yours a happy pappy

Father’s Day ad deadline fast approaching

You can wish your daddy a Happy Father’s Day with a greeting ad in the print edition of the Pleasanton Express. What better way to tell your Pops he’s the best than to show the world. You can place your Dad Ad by coming into the office or via email, jmachado@pleasantonexpress.com. Greetings start at $20 with a photo and $15 […]


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The Urology and Prostate Institute opens this Friday

The Urology and Prostate Institute is opening their new South location on Friday, June 7 at 4:00 P.M. This exciting event will include an official San Antonio Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, a brief welcoming speech by Dr. Naveen Kella (the Institute’s Founder and Director), as well as a reception with food and refreshments. This new facility will provide […]

RRC adopts amendments to oil & gas well construction rules

U.S. drilling dominance is in Texas...

The Railroad Commission of Texas reported that 49 percent of all active land rigs in the United States are drilling in Texas. This was based on average rig count figures for May 17 when this state had 831 active drilling rigs. In the last twelve months, total reported production in Texas was 583 million barrels of crude oil and 7.4 […]

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