Time to bid

The 60th Atascosa Livestock Show is underway. Now is the time to contact the volunteers to offer funds to help purchase these projects our area youth have worked on for the past few months. See the article to contact those who will help you spend your money! Also, watch for our followup section on February 5. It will feature the […]


Murder Suspect Wanted

The Atascosa County Sheriff’s Department along with the Pleasanton Police Department is hoping that a FIVE THOUSAND-DOLLAR cash reward being offered for one week only will help solve a murder on Sanchez Street in Pleasanton. On the evening of January 6,2013, a young man identified as 23 year old Rick Estrada of Pleasanton was murdered in the City of Pleasanton. […]

6,000 thumbs up can’t be wrong

Woo hoo!! This milestone came so fast I missed the exact moment we went from 5,999 “likes” on Facebook to 6,000!! Thank you all so much for following our Facebook feed. We love hearing from you and getting your insight. One of the things I like the most is attending local events and posting live. We’ve had so much fun […]


The Way I See It

60th stock show has grown, really

Preparing for these past few issues to commemorate the 60th Atascosa County Livestock Show, it had me looking through our old bound books of previous Pleasanton Express editions. Though our “morgue” only goes back to 1952 due to a fire that destroyed earlier issues, the 1955 book was relatively intact. There are a few loose pages that are on the […]

Trust … But Definitely Verify

Of all the numbers thrown at us over the course of last year, one stands out for me. I hope we can avoid repeating it this year. That number is 12. It’s the percentage of Americans in a December Quinnipiac poll who said they trust the government in Washington to do what is right most or all of the time. […]

State Capital Highlights

Railroad Commission to hire seismologist

A fter meeting with Azle residents in a town hall style meeting last week, Texas Railroad Commissioner David Porter called for his agency, which regulates the oil and gas industry, to hire a seismologist. Azle residents told Porter about the effects of earth tremors felt at their homes and businesses, and their ongoing safety concerns over seismic activity that has […]

Texas Politics

Number Two and Three Slots in State Government

A fter the Texas governor, the two most powerful state positions are the speaker of the House of Representatives, and the lieutenant governor, who presides over the Senate. Yet you couldn’t tell it by the pay scale. The governor is paid $150,000 a year. The speaker and lieutenant governor get less than five percent that much: $7,200. That’s the same […]

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