Voters to decide on Poteet ISD Tax Ratification this Saturday

Poteet ISD is holding a Tax Ratification Election this Saturday, September 14. The special election was called by the school board trustees to approve a tax rate that is above the $1.04 rate allowed by state law. If passed, the school district will be able to move 13 cents from the Bonded Indebtedness Tax Rate to the Maintenance and Operating […]

Brill joins Express as new advertising sales representative

The Pleasanton Express is pleased to announce Jessica Brill as the new advertising sales representative. Jessica graduated from Floresville High School and attended St. Phillip’s College for Histology. She has worked as a MOHS Histologist since 2005, helping surgeons process skin tissues for patients with skin cancers. She was previously employed with UT Healthscience Center as the Supervising MOHS Histologist […]

The Way I See It

12 years later, are we any safer?

Twelve years ago today, four planes changed thousands of lives. Not only of those that were lost, but the collateral damage of those who were affected. The images that were etched into our minds on 9/11 will never be forgotten. We all watched in horrified awe as the events unfolded throughout that fateful day. You can ask almost anyone, “What […]


Solutions on Syria

To bomb or not to bomb that is the question, whether it is nobler to intervene in a civil war or not? My apologies to Shakespeare for stealing the opening but it fits. Better yet to use Shakespeare is to quote the past and the past of the Mid-east is one of violence and bloody battle. This means before a […]

State Capital Highlights

Court lets redistricting maps stand, for now

A San Antonio federal court on Sept. 6 ordered that redistricting maps passed by the 2013 Texas Legislature will serve as interim plans and those plans would be used in upcoming elections, including 2014 elections. Plaintiffs challenging the maps allege racial discrimination in the drawing of boundaries in certain districts. In its order, a three-judge panel of the U.S. District […]

Texas Politics

Atty. Gen. Eric Holder on Right Track on Prisons

When U.S. Atty. Gen. Eric Holder, told the American Bar Association Aug. 12, that he is working to reduce the number of federal prisoners, and harshly long sentences, his applause came in stereo. That’s because one area in which the left and right increasingly back into agreement with each other is criminal justice. Those leaning left think that some of […]

Writer’s Roost

Hauling papers in a Morris Minor while racing a Volvo

A mazingly some of us manage to live into at least “early old age” despite some risky (add “dumb”) shenanigans in which we involved ourselves. Being an inveterate storyteller, some “set-up” is involved before getting to the point of the story of the pointless race between the Morris Minor (driven by me while “hauling papers”) and the Volvo. Let’s say […]

On the Edge of Common Sense

Pickled Bulls

Robin lives in a valley that is dotted with grazing pasture and selected irrigated vegetables. She has neighbors who graze yearling heifers to sell in the fall and another neighbor who grows pickling cucumbers. Her heifer neighbors, Barry and Claire, had their yearlings comin’ on strong. The grass held up and they supplemented them. Their heifer market was good, but […]

To Congressman Cuellar

About four years ago when The Affordable Healthcare Act (aka Obamacare) was first being considered, Nancy Pelozi, then speaker of the house, made her infamous comment, “We have to pass the bill to find out what’s in it.” In my naivety, I always assumed legislators read bills intended to become the law of the land before they voted for them […]

Brick, tile sale deadline extended to Monday, Sept. 16

CONTRIBUTED Good news! The deadline to get your personalized brick from the Friends of the Pleasanton Public Library has been extended to Monday, September 16. Additionally, we have found out that you can add clip art or a logo to your brick for an additional cost. Standard clipart is $20 extra and a personalized logo is an additional $100. This […]

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