Pleasanton stunned by drowning of Donut Danny

Sokha “Donut Danny” Din, 51 years old, drowned at Choke Canyon Reservoir after attempting to recover his boat that drifted off the bank around 9 p.m. Saturday night. Danny owned the Donut Palace in Pleasanton and was extremely well liked amongst the community. “We were neighbors for the past three years,” Sherry Glaser, owner of Sherry’s in Pleasanton said. “He […]

Out & About

Plestex 4 Summer Fun Festival The Pleasanton Lions Club is sponsoring Free Movie Wednesdays at Plestex 4 Theatre. You can beat the heat by catching a show at noon or 2 p.m. On Wednesday, June 22 Plestex is featuring Minions and on Wednesday, June 29 Norm of the North will be featured. No coupon is necessary! For more information, you […]

Express wins at Texas Press Association

Hamby hits trifecta with third 1st Place win

The Pleasanton Express brought home four awards from the state’s largest convention, Texas Press Association (TPA), held in Lake Conroe, June 16-18. Robbie Clifton Hamby, Pleasanton Express Agriculture Editor, Reporter and Columnist, hit the trifecta of Texas writing honors by winning her third 1st Place win this year for column writing. For the Texas Better Newspaper Contest Robbie’s columns earned […]


Drill to be conducted in the county

No need for county residents sighting men in uniforms or hearing emergency sirens this upcoming weekend to be alarmed. The engineering group from the Texas State Guard consisting of volunteers from the Engineering and construction industry will be conducing its annual training to prepare for natural disaster scenario on Friday and Saturday, June 24 and 25. The engineers, under the […]

Swipe right

HERE IS a reprint of Robbie Hamby’s award winning column “Swipe Right”. She has placed first with her musings in three Better Newspaper Contests in 2016. People often ask me if I am going to write about being single. If I plan on writing about some of my experiences with online dating. My usual answer is, “No way, Jose!” I […]

‘History surrounding Norman Porter, Sr., a historian’

The old Breaker home, Cockrell Canyon & a misnamed country road

I asked local Geologist Arthur Troell to review maps of the area surrounding the old Breaker home, Cockrell Canyon and Crain (Crane) Road. He also went out to the canyon. Troell said, “That’s a gully or a ravine. Well, a kid would call it a canyon because, to a kid, it looks that way. When they’re little kids and they […]

Charlotte City Council enters executive session twice

The Charlotte City Council regular meeting came to order on Thursday June 9 at 6:30 p.m. with Mayor Anna Estrada reminding all attending to silence cell phones and keep sidebar conversations to a minimum. First on the agenda was the invocation which was lead by Mayor Protem Mark Wilson. Mayor Estrada reminded everyone that the community recently lost David Garcia […]

Jourdanton council chambers filled, citizens air concerns

Supporters of former Jourdanton Police Officer Tina Egelston arrived at the regular Jourdanton City Council meeting on Monday June 20 filling the seats of City Hall. As regular council business was addressed, Council Member, Karen Pesek asked City Manager Kendall Schorsch to elaborate regarding the recent employee resignations, which included that of Tina Egelston listed on the City Manager’s report, […]

My bonus daughter is official

The Way I See It

It is every parent’s wish that their children find a spouse that is perfect for him or her. If they get along with the parents it is certainly a welcomed bonus. I have hit the mother load of in-laws. My son, Daryl, married his love, Emily, this past weekend and though she had already been a part of our family, […]