Voter’s registration cards delivered

2014 is just around the corner. Wow how time flies. By now you should have received your new voter registration form in the mail the nice orange one. If you have not received one contact the Elections Administrator’s office (830.769.1472) to ask why. There are some changes in voting laws. For example the Photo ID now required for voting in […]

State Capital Highlights

Governor, Texas lawmakers honor Mandela

Following the death of Nelson Mandela on Dec. 5, Gov. Rick Perry and other elected officials released statements in honor of the former president of South Africa whose message of racial reconciliation and leading role in breaking down apartheid in that country are acknowledged globally. Perry said: “Through his valiant struggle against the injustices of apartheid, Nelson Mandela became a […]

Texas Politics

Attorney General’s Job Can Affect Greg Abbott’s Governor Race

The presumption that the 2014 governor’s race is between Republican Atty. Gen. Greg Abbott and Democratic State Sen. Wendy Davis is just too tough to overcome. On Thursday, Dec. 5 – four days before the filing deadline on Monday, Dec. 9 – Abbott’s most prominent GOP opponent, Tom Pauken, dropped his challenge to Abbott. Pauken, chair of the Texas Republican […]

Writer’s Roost

Give me three drunken newsmen over one with B.O.

Over the years, my profession has had a general reputation as one that produced some recalcitrants who were inclined, as the saying goes, to “crawl into the bottle.” I have to admit, there seems to have been a propensity among journalists to have a friendly drink or two or three. But, I don’t believe I ever had as much problem […]

On the Edge of Common Sense

Crypt Orchid is King

“I n the land of the geldings, the crypt orchid is king.” That seems to be the best way to describe American politics since Reagan or Truman. But we get what we deserve. Politics by nature is divisive, susceptible to corruption and injurious to the participant. Government bureaucracy is the pre-eminent example of Peter’s Principle, which says as long as […]

Sheriff Coward honored with plaque of appreciation

60 Years ago – Pleasanton – where the many business houses are decorated for Christmas is rapidly becoming Santa Claus U.S.A. for this South Texas shopping area. This fact is being accentuated by this special Christmas shopping addition of the Pleasanton Express. A thousand extra copies are being distributed in the county. The edition bulges with Christmas shopping specials and […]

Coastal Bend College announces evening registration dates

Course registration for the spring 2014 semester at Coastal Bend College is open from now through January 10, 2014. Students may register online at through Campus Connect or in person at CBC’s locations in Beeville, Alice, Kingsville, or Pleasanton. Spring classes begin Monday, January 13, 2014, but students are encouraged to register as soon as possible because some classes […]

Library will close this Saturday

The Pleasanton Public Library will be closed this Saturday, December 14. Please join our team at the Art Walk that afternoon. We will be selling tickets for the Jingle Bells Raffle, which will be drawn on Friday, December 20. Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5. There are six prizes for this raffle: a Yeti cooler worth $400; a […]

Commissioners’ Court hires Druann Benavides to County Agent – Family and Consumer Sciences position

Atascosa County Commissioners’ CourtRegular MeetingDecember 9, 20139:00 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 Diana Bautista called on the office of District Attorney Rene Peña […]

I like to be early, but

Last week, my two younger kids had a doctor appointment in San Antonio. It’s been a while since we have seen this particular doctor and I couldn’t remember exactly how to get there. So, I google mapped directions. But I wasn’t satisfied with the results. So on the way up I called my friend Jenci. Her kids have seen that […]

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