Texas Politics

Perry and Paxton: Different approaches on politics of indictment

Gov. Rick Perry and Sen. Ken Paxton are handling the politics of dealing with a grand jury quite differently. Perry was indicted late Friday afternoon, Aug. 15, for coercion and abuse of power. He had threatened to veto $7.5 million in state funding for the Public Integrity Unit of the Travis County District Attorney’s office unless Democratic District Attorney Rosemary […]

Writer’s Roost

Country and Western was actually ‘divorced’ years ago

Occasionally, you still hear someone say County & Western in reference to a music type. And, in a broad sense, that’s probably true. Well past the 1960s and 1970s, it was common to hear C&W applied to a genre that was mostly performed with stringed instruments. Realistically, the split and attempts at distinction began sometime in the 1950s. Rockn Roll […]

On the Edge of Common Sense

Sometimes you ask yourself, why?

Jeff needed a workin’ pen for his little herd of cows. He decided all he needed was some panels and a head gate. He rounded up some 16’ panels of continuous fence, a metal head gate and two 8’ posts. Part of his intention was to involve his family with the cow project. Let them get a sense of what […]

The Next Chapter

Mom’s first day of school

Well, all the kids are back at school. This year I am really stretching my momma skills, with three kiddos going to two different districts, the first day was a little overwhelming. Sending my now Jr. High school student on her own to navigate a completely different school left me feeling inadequate. Why did I hit snooze on this very […]

Two teens sent to area hospitals

A single car crash sent two teens to hospitals last Saturday, August 23 just before noon. Driver Timothy Mark Garcia, 17, and two female passengers Raquel Dominque Brooks and Mary Abigail Bisslan, both 17, were heading south on IH 37 in a 2001 Toyota Tundra pickup. Garcia told DPS troopers that he reached into the back seat to grab some […]

Inside Brush Country Sports webcast premieres Friday

The first webcast of the season will be up on Friday. Inside Brush Country Sports webcast will feature game highlights, coach and player interviews, upcoming game preview, post game review and correspondent insights.You are able to view it on our site, pleasantonexpress.com, Facebook, Twitter or my personal favorite, our YouTube channel, ThePE1909. Best thing about YouTube is that you can […]

Casino Night planned for PISD Education Foundation

People celebrating around the craps table, the clickety-clack roulette wheel and strains of Frank Sinatra singing in the background will all be heard at the Pleasanton Independent School District Education Foundation Casino Night fundraiser on Saturday, September 13. Join the fun by stepping back to the days of old Las Vegas – black suits, thin ties, cocktail dresses and hob-knobbing […]



Poteet okays more paving; Eagle scoreboard lights up

60 years ago- Melvin Meads, former Pleasanton high school band director, has been employed as band director of the Poteet High School. He succeeds Cal Schultz who resigned recently to take a similar job at Lockhart. Mel decided to leave the teaching field more than two years ago. He first was employed as a Greyhound bus driver out of San […]


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