Abraxas drilling south of Pleasanton



It’s all about the red, white and blue …and hot dogs, fireworks too!



For the 13th year, the Jourdanton Chamber of Commerce will sponsor the popular 4th of July Celebration on Monday, 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 big fireworks […]

Pleasanton Express closed July 4th, 2016



The Pleasanton Express office will be closed Monday, July 4th in honor of Independence Day. The office will reopen on Tuesday, July 5th for business as usual. The classified ad deadline will be moved to Tuesday, July 5th at noon.

All hands on deck




Last week Emergency Management Coordinator David Prasifka saw months of hard work and planning come to fruition when “Operation Strong Castle” launched at base camp set up by Texas State Guard at the Emergency Management office in Jourdanton. David Prasifka, along with Bexar County Emergency Management specialists and Texas State Guard member, Mark Chadwick, organized a drill to be held […]

Moms share why they opt children out of STAAR




There is a growing movement among parents in Texas to opt their children out of the controversial STAAR test. Kelli Powell of Pleasanton and Kristi Hindes Schulte of Charlotte are two local advocates choosing to do so. STAAR stands for State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness. Powell and Schulte are among the many active in social media, supporting other […]

Investigation continues after dog attack in Pleasanton




Pleasanton resident Shawn Johnson, 23 years old, was attacked by two pitbulls Saturday at the 400 block of Hunt Street in Pleasanton. The Pleasanton Police Department responded to the house at 6:17 p.m. after Johnson suffered several dog bites to his neck, right shoulder and underarm areas, according to a press release. Shawn’s mother, Maryann Boyd, said she was headed […]

Huizar presents recommended budget to Pleasanton council



Members of the Pleasanton City Council voted at the June 16 workshop, to direct staff to bring a proposed budget on August 4. Comprising the council are Mayor Clinton J. Powell, Douglas Best (Dist. 1), Kenneth Hernandez (Dist. 2), Diana Prasifka (Dist. 3), Eliseo Flores (Dist. 4), Robert Earl Wood (Dist. 5) and Travis Hall Jr. (Dist. 6). Councilman Best […]

City spraying for mosquitoes




The Pleasanton City Council met June 16 for their regular council meeting. Comprising the council are Mayor Clinton J. Powell, Douglas Best (Dist. 1), Kenneth Hernandez (Dist. 2), Diana Prasifka (Dist. 3), Eliseo Flores (Dist. 4), Robert Earl Wood (Dist. 5) and Travis Hall Jr. (Dist. 6). Councilman Best was unable to attend. Pleasanton Parks Superintendent Greg Leach reported on […]

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

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



‘Coach Porter was my seventh grade teacher and P.E. Instructor’, ‘I served with the 4th Inf. Div. in Vietnam as an M60 machine gunner’ “Growing up in a home on the Breaker property was a lot of fun back while I was living there,” said Ebodio Gonzales who now resides in Dallas, Texas. “I remember playing around a cluster of […]

AT&T causes Post Office problems




Citizens of Pleasanton experienced a loss of Internet service at the Pleasanton Post Office between June 17-23 from its service provider AT&T. “We have a contingency plan for system shutdowns due to Internet and/or power outages to provide a limited scope of products and services with minimal customer service impact,” U.S. Postal Service Communications Programs Specialist Robert Bolen said. “While […]


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