Texas Politics

Republicans dump Texas Senate’s two-thirds rule

Outspoken conservative Republican radio talk show host Dan Patrick began his first legislative session in 2007 in the Texas Senate by proposing that the senators drop their 60-year tradition of requiring a two-thirds vote to bring up a bill. No matter that once a bill got to the floor it could be passed by a simple majority. Patrick said the […]

Writer’s Roost

Saw it all: Kodak Brownies to ‘smart phone’ cameras

Cameras have always been a puzzle to me. If it isn’t a “point-and-shoot,” my ability to discuss the photo capabilities of any of those instruments is extremely limited. After all, what can a guy do since he knows that when he says “mechanical,” he’s told you all he knows. I mean, really, I’m supposed to be the creative sort, not […]

On the Edge of Common Sense

‘Only take a minute’

I n my travels I have been on lots of family farms where the whole family is involved in the work. During calving season it is not uncommon for the “rancher” to allow his wife to take the 10 pm heifer check. It’s a practical decision because she’s fixed supper, done the dishes, helped the kids with their homework, got […]

UTSA Eagle Ford Shale program set for Thursday

The UTSA Eagle Ford Shale Community Development Program, in collaboration with the City of Jourdanton, would like to invite all interested residents to a presentation to discuss the impacts of Eagle Ford Shale activities on Thursday January 29, 2015, from 1-2 p.m. at the Jourdanton Community Center, 1101 Campbell Avenue, Jourdanton, Texas 78026. They need your input and feedback on […]

Win tickets for your Valentine

Everyone get ready, The Pleasanton Express will be hosting a contest on Facebook for Rodney Hayden concert tickets. For the next three weeks we will be featuring words on Facebook spelled out with photos of different letters from local businesses. If you correctly identify the business featured in the word of the week you will be entered in a drawing […]

Shade Tree Q & A

Q. Is now a good time to plant a new shade tree? What are the recommended shade trees for our area? A. Yes. Now is a good time to plant a shade tree. The recommended varieties include Texas red oak, live oak, cedar elm, bur oak, chinkapin oak and Mexican sycamore. Q. Our tomatoes froze several weeks ago, but the […]

STRAN participation proposed for Atascosa County

Atascosa CountyCommissioners’ CourtSpecial MeetingJanuary 26, 20159:00 a.m.Ordered byHon. Bob Hurley,Atascosa County Judge Present were all four Commissioners, Lonnie Gillespie, (Precinct 1); William “Bill” Torans, (Precinct 2); Freddie Ogden, (Precinct 3) & Bill Carroll, (Precinct 4). After call to order of the Special Meeting of the Commissioners’ Court, Judge Bob Hurley called on David Prasifka, Atascosa County EMC and Keith Lutz, […]


Flashback: Firefighters called to nearly dozen fires

60 Years ago- A 26-year-old was shot in the shoulder in a running gun battle that involved three car loads of Pleasanton residents and saw all three machines punctured by bullets at Charlotte, Sunday evening, shortly after 8 o’clock. Celestino Huizar of Pleasanton was treated at the Schotts Memorial Hospital in Poteet for a gunshot wound in his left shoulder […]

Cheniere Energy gets approval from FERC for its natural gas export facility

Cheniere Energy got a boost from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for building of its liquified natural gas (LNG) export facility in Corpus Christi. FERC issued the decision recently and that puts Cheniere ahead of other applicants seeking licenses. The building of this facility will be big for the Eagle Ford shale, realizing its proximity to the plant. It […]

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