Hunter Norment perseveres through Type 1 diabetes

Since he was only 10-years-old, Hunter Norment has faced the challenges of Type I diabetes head on. The Pleasanton High School sophomore demonstrates how he won’t let illness stop him– he is active in football, baseball, FFA and 4-H and recently joined powerlifting. Type 1 diabetes vs. Type 2 diabetes   According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, […]

Alfred Smith

Alfred “Fred” Steve Smith, age 76, of Jourdanton, passed away at his residence Monday, November 14, 2016 in Jourdanton.  He is survived by his daughter, Sharon LeAnn Kuehn and husband Clayton of Dona Ana, New Mexico; brothers, Richard Smith and wife Sharon of Arcata, California, Paul Smith and wife Rosie of San Antonio and Larry Smith. Alfred is also survived […]

Jerry Zabava

Jerry Christian “Jori” Zabava, husband, father, grandfather, teacher, coach, athletic director, entrepreneur and business owner passed away peacefully at home on November 21, 2016, at the age of 79.  He was born in North Pleasanton, Texas in 1937 to Leo L. and Elizabeth (Stanush) Zabava.  He graduated from Pleasanton High School, where he lettered in football, basketball, track and baseball.  […]

4-Hers Collect for CAM

Local 4-H students brought canned goods to their meeting Monday, November 14, to donate to CAM (Christian Alliance Ministries).  Pictured, left to right, back row: Blair Rankin, Jodie Shearrer, Retta Roberts, Landon Perez, Mattie Wright, Trey Hagan, David Garcia, Nathan Ricks, Peter Korus, Blake Foster,Logan Peralta, Reed Foster, Holden Hagen, Luke Thorton, second row (standing): Chloe Nieschwitz, Sadie Schimelpfening, Lilly […]

Relatively unknown, CMSgt. Donald Bramlett served his country

This 3rd segment about the life of CMSgt. Donald Bramlett, gives more details about his inventive rice delivery development. As we complete this rice story part of Bramlett’s life, which is just part of various special missions he was called on, we’ll then continue his story of duty to our country. He was “extraordinarily special” and high ranking officers and […]

Pie and thankful times

Ahhhh, Thanksgiving time! Where we all get to overeat, watch sports, play board games and visit with family and friends. My contribution to this year’s feast are pies. Pecan, chocolate chess and, of course, pumpkin are my choices this year. There was quite the scuttlebutt on the web that the pumpkin puree we all use to make our crusted confections […]

Main Street progress report

The City of Pleasanton will be meeting with its engineer regarding sidewalk enhancement on Main Street, where work is being done at the present time. “What is being worked on at this time is the east side of Main Street and that will be completed this week,” said Pleasanton City Manager Johnny Huizar. “This is all the way from Dowdy’s […]

It’s all about family time

meron Thompson | Pleasanton Express The family of Willie J. Molden Sr. (Seated, right) gathered at Retama Manor South in Pleasanton for an early Thanksgiving meal. Left to right is son Willie J. Molden Jr. with Mr. Molden. Middle row are grandchildren Alti Molden, Catrina Molden, De’Shawn Molden and Jeremiah Molden. Top row is daughter La’Shell Geisel  and granddaughter Lexus […]

Can You ID this man?

Pleasanton Police Department The Pleasanton Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying and locating the man in this surveillance  photo.  He is wanted in connection with the theft of security cameras from the Salvation Army store on Second Street in Pleasanton. If you have any information regarding the identity of the person in this photo, please call […]

Collision sends one to University Hospital

Jack Garcia | Pleasanton Express Twenty-three-year old Keith Pierce was airlifted to University Hospital  in San Antonio on Saturday, November 19.  Pierce was traveling on a 2004 teal Honda behind a 1998 Ford F150 with a trailer at approximately 3:30 p.m.  The Ford was turning off of Oaklawn onto a private drive with the Honda close behind.  The motorcycle failed […]


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