Attorney General Paxton pleads not guilty to charges

State Capital Highlights

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Aug. 27 entered a plea of not guilty on felony charges of securities fraud at his arraignment in Fort Worth. Tarrant County 396th State District Court Judge George Gallagher gave Paxton until Sept. 30 to answer to the charges. Paxton is accused of encouraging two individuals to buy stock in Severgy, a Collin County-based […]

Billionaires and Bush Equals Clinton?

Texas Politics

The Washington Post reported a few weeks ago that Bill Clinton had encouraged Donald Trump to “play a larger role in the Republican Party.” That seemed puzzling. Why would the former president, whose wife Hillary is again seeking his old job, suggest that an outspoken billionaire with no filters get more involved with a Republican Party hell-bent on keeping her […]

T. Tommy and BAD NEWS

On the Edge of Common Sense

First, a little about T.Tommy; he likes Corrientes, carries a stock whip and is good help when you need a team ropin’ partner, a good hand on a gather, isn’t bad on a back hoe and is good to his dog. I’m sure he has had many fine team roping horses. His arena is open to all and he always […]

FLASHBACK: Swim pool opens in Northtown



60 Years North Pleasanton’s new swimming pool-built by the Progressive Clubopened Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock. The new pool will be open daily on week days from 4 to 9 p.m., according to Mayor C.A. Arrington, president of the Progressive Club, and from 3 to 9 p.m. on Sundays. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays and all holidays are limited to members […]

In my youth, respected elderly men given ‘Uncle’ title

Writer’s Roost

When I was just a tad, elderly men in our little country community of Luna, near Teague, were given the respectful title of ‘Uncle.’ Generally, a generation or two before me had applied the kinship label. Sometimes they were actually, as I am wont to say, left-handed kin, but usually it was an honorary appendage. Two in particular stick out […]

Webb County leads Texas’ top natural gas producers, with four other Eagle Ford counties in top ten

Oil & Gas Editor

JULY PERMITS TO DRILL The Railroad Commission of Texas issued a total of 979 original drilling permits in July 2015 compared to 2,419 in July 2014. The July total included 798 permits to drill new oil and gas wells, 18 to re-enter existing well bores and 163 for re-completions. Permits issued in July 2015 included 240 oil, 81 gas, 589 […]

Nancy Ford’s busy summer as a missionary



EDITOR’S NOTE: In August of 2013, I first wrote about a compassionate young lady, Nancy Ford. She is the daughter of Tom and Dr. Wendy Ford of Sylva, N.C. and granddaughter of Pleasanton Express staffer Leon Zabava. She graduated from Smoky Mountain High School in 2012 and founded “Set in Motion Ministry,” an organization that provides bicycles and Bibles to […]

CASA Open House Sept. 16

New fiscal year, new office Lifestyles Editor

Court Appointed Special Advocates of South Texas (CASA) Executive Director Joni Garcia invites everyone to their special Open House on Wed nesday, Sept. 16 . The event will be the perfect opportunity to see their new office at 115 W. College St. in Pleasanton. Come meet their new staff and board, between 3:30 and 6 p.m. They will have a […]

Pleasanton floral designer to compete in national floral industry design competition



A Pleasanton floral designer is among the 18 contestants participating in the U.S. floral industry’s longest running annual, live, national floral design competition. Rey Rodriguez, the Gypsy Florist, will compete on Sept. 12 in the 48th Annual Sylvia Cup Design Competition during the Society of American Florists’ (SAF’s) 131st Annual Convention in Amelia Island, Florida. The grand prize winner receives […]

Crisis Center closes on new facility



On Monday morning, Aug. 31, the Atascosa Family Crisis Center closed on the new shelter, which will finally make the center a residential shelter. Executive Director Donna Fisher completed the paperwork at Reliable Title Company in Pleasanton. Formed in 1992, the Atascosa Family Crisis Center gives support and needed services to victims of dating violence, family violence, sexual assault and […]


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