Good luck, Sarah

Thank you, Sarah Elmer, for all the interesting and well written weekly “Off the Pitch” articles you authored for publication in the Pleasanton Express. We always looked forward to reading your weekly sports column, and were so pleased with what a great job you did. We send our best wishes to you as you enter the next phase of your […]

Energy agency chief rails against federal plan

State Capital Highlights

Texas Railroad Commission Chair David Porter on Aug. 19 spoke against America’s Clean Power Plan, a regulatory framework rolled out by the White House on Aug. 3. Texas is one of at least a dozen states lining up in opposition. Porter called the plan “another blatant attack on the oil and gas industry that will further impede America’s energy security, […]

Paxton: Democratic Piñata

Texas Politics

Republican Attorney General Ken Paxton, with his felony indictments for securities fraud, has become the new piñata for the Texas Democratic Party. The Democrats didn’t have much to do with Paxton’s indictments. They came from a grand jury in Collin County, Paxton’s home county, appointed by a Republican state district judge, after an investigation by the Texas Rangers. But the […]

Team Tying

On the Edge of Common Sense

I happened to be at the National Finals Rodeo in 1988 when Leo Camarillo and partner roped their steer in five seconds flat! It ranked in my mind with John Alden pitoning up Plymouth Rock or Neil Armstrong making angels in the moon dust! I was there when history was being made! It didn’t matter that Leo’s time only took […]

Cookoff Winners

FLASHBACK: Open house at new Pleasanton Hospital set for Sunday

60 Years Valued at nearly a quarter of a million dollars, the new Pleasanton Hospital and Clinic will go on public display next Sunday afternoon with an open house from 3 to 6 o’clock. The new hospital will go into operation about Sept. 1, according to Dr. J.M. Faggard of Poteet and Dr. John D. Austin of Pleasanton, its builders. […]


University of Houston ‘saved’ lots of us working folks

Writer’s Roost

Hundreds, probably thousands, of people have been able to gain a college degree by taking advantage of the Houston job market and attending the University of Houston in pursuit of that diploma. Two of those sheepskins have a permanent place of honor in my household — Life Mate’s and mine. Of course, what I write here is based on my […]

‘Trench collapses shouldn’t happen’ – Zamarron

Oil & Gas Editor

“Trench collapses shouldn’t happen,” said Oscar Zamarron, during his keynote speech during the August 20th meeting of STEPS (A Safer Texas One STEP Closer) at Cowboy Fellowship Church on FM 3350. His talk was regarding ‘Trenching and Excavation’. Zamarron is the District Customer Trainer at United Rentals, Inc. Preceding Zamarron’s speech, STEPS President Andrews welcomed Gaylon and offered appreciation to […]

Atascosa Health Center preparing for grand opening

Since 1976, the Atascosa Health Center (AHC) has provided quality, accessible medical and health services to patients of all ages and income levels. The original structure (which first opened as the Pleasanton Hospital in 1955) was demolished in the fall of 2013 to make room for the new facility. The current administration building was built in 2010. AHC CEO Monty […]

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