Recommended budget presented to Pleasanton Council

City Manager Pearson cites accomplishments

At a special session on June 18, the Pleasanton City Council voted unanimously to direct staff to bring a proposed budget on August 6. This includes the programs, initiatives and capital expenditures listed in the section “2016 Programs and Initiatives” to include: planning, economic development, streets and CIP, water and waterwater CIP, public safety, parks and parks master plan, information […]

American Pride Day set for 4th of July

Fireworks planned at Jourdanton City Park

The Jourdanton Chamber of Commerce will sponsor the 12th annual American Pride Day. It will be celebrated once again on Saturday, July 4. The event, held at the Jourdanton City Park, will start at 5 p.m. with free hot dogs, drinks, pickles and popcorn given away while supplies last. There will be lots of local talent, kids’ games and the […]

Express adds four more awards

The Pleasanton Express came home with four awards at the Texas Press Association Better Newspaper Contest held at the Westin Hotel at the Domain in Austin. The judges, from Maryland, Delaware and D.C. and Mississippi made a few comments on the entries. The judges awarded third place in Advertising. Also receiving third place was Feature Photos. The judge commented “Joy […]


Academic Fitness is theme for new school year, 280 enrolled in learning camps

Renee Cadena, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction, opened the Pleasanton School Board Meeting by introducing her team members. Yvonne Little, Administrative Assistant, is the “rock behind it all” who helps with academic team leads, GT and DEIC programs, summer camps, testing and accountability, campus and district improvement plans and parent involvement. Keri Cooper is the Director of Special Programs […]

Another item marked off the list

The Way I See It

Next month, my daughter and her husband will be moving to New Mexico so he can begin working on his masters at the University of New Mexico. Before they leave Texas, they composed a list of places they wanted to visit before heading west. On that list was to eat at Franklin Barbecue on 11th Street in Austin. This is […]

Governor makes final decisions on bills passed by Legislature

State Capital Highlights

Governor Greg Abbott on June 20 completed the task of reviewing all bills that were passed by the Texas Legislature. He had until midnight on June 21 to get the job done. Of the 6,276 bills filed by the House and Senate during the Legislature’s 84th regular session that ended June 1, some 1,323 were passed by both bodies and […]

Effort to start race war may do opposite

Texas Politics

The senseless racist murder of nine members of an historic black church in Charleston, S.C., was a sad counterpoint to months of controversy of blacks being shot by white cops. In most of the “officerinvolved” shootings, it can be argued that there was at least something that legitimately drew law enforcement attention. No such legitimacy with this one. The white […]

Jourdanton ISD watches presentation on bond preparation

Guthrie receives Media Honor Roll award

The Jourdanton School Board held its regular meeting on June 8. Barbara Peeler, Lanny Wheeler and Tricia Taylor were absent. Mary Ramirez presided as vice chair, with Vance Jupe, Phillip Netardus and Amador Lugo, Jr. in attendance. After the pledge, Ramirez read a resolution recognizing Diana Guthrie as a 2015 member of the TASB Media Honor Roll. Superintendent Dr. Lana […]