City arching out to PISD to resolve construction fee issue

Last week, the Pleasanton Express wrote about the $236,356 that the City of Pleasanton has charged Pleasanton ISD in fees and permits, relating to new school construction and renovations. Pleasanton Mayor Clint Powell was asked Tuesday by the Pleasanton Express if he wanted to share any key points he felt were not addressed in the story last week. Mayor Powell […]

Dolores Garza

Dolores Garza  Dolores Garza, age 93, of San Antonio, Texas, passed away Friday, December 16, 2016 in Pleasanton, Texas.  She was born in Bulverde on February 28, 1923 to Ramon and Josefina Garza.   Dolores is survived by her daughters, Angelita Gonzalez and husband Roy E. Gonzalez, Eva Gibson and Soila Lopez and husband Benny; daughter-in-law, Esperanza Reyes and brother, […]

Steven Turner

Steven Turner Steven Turner, of Pleasanton, passed away Wednesday, December 14, 2016 in San Antonio.  He is survived by his wife, Karen Y. Turner, of Pleasanton; son, Steven Wesley Turner and Megan Gilbride of Austin; daughter, Nacona David and husband Dale Ray of Pleasanton and Jesse Coulter and husband Alex of Round Rock, and brother, James Turner and wife Valerie […]

Arthur Peña

Arthur Peña  Arthur “Archie” M. Peña, age 55, of Pleasanton, passed away Sunday, December 18, 2016 in Pleasanton.  He is survived by his brothers, Bernaldo Peña, Jr., and David Peña and wife Wanda; sisters, Yolanda Beasley and husband Larry, Esther Guevara and husband Richard and Cindy Garza and husband Richard, and numerous nieces and nephews. Archie was preceded in death […]

Shirley McBurney

Shirley McBurney Shirley Ann McBurney passed away on December 14, 2016 at the age of 65.  She is preceded in death by her parents, Billy Luther and Alvoy Nellie Allen.  Shirley is survived by her husband of 47 years, Andrew McBurney; children, Traci McBurney, Robin Barnes (Billy) and Andrew Allen McBurney (Kristy); grandchildren, Ashlee Garcia (Charles), Hannah McBurney, Jack Huffenburger, […]

Mabel Lawson

Mabel Lawson Mabel Eva Lawson, age 88, of Poteet, passed away Saturday, December 17, 2016 in Poteet.  She is survived by her son, Stephen Douglas Lawson; grandchildren, Tracy Dunn, Gina Seiler and husband Scott, and great grandchildren, Corbin Dunn, Seth Dunn, Avary Seiler and Sean Seiler. Mabel was preceded in death by her husband, Lester “Corky” Carlton Lawson; son, Rip […]

Walter Osterman

  Walter Osterman Walter Osterman, age 94, of Charlotte, passed away Sunday, December 18, 2016 in Poteet. He is survived by his son, Dan Osterman and his wife Helen of Charlotte; grandson, Dustin Osterman, and numerous nieces and nephews. Walter was preceded in death by first wife, Lucy Osterman; second wife, Lexus Osterman; brother, Emery Osterman, and sisters, Mary Jean […]

Keegan Gilbreath

Keegan Gilbreath  Keegan Blake Gilbreath, 5, passed away on December 13, 2016.  She was born on May 6, 2011 to Blake Gilbreath and Danielle Ruiz in San Antonio.   Keegan was preceded in death by her grandmother, Elizabeth G. Hernandez. She is survived by her mother, Danielle Ruiz and stepfather, Lee Byers of Pleasanton; father, Blake Gilbreath of San Antonio; […]

TEEA blankets elderly with Christmas cheer


Tracking Santa goes social with help of NORAD

Many years ago, 61, to be exact, a typo on a Sears ad had children calling a wrong number instead of Santa Claus. Tha wrong number happened to belong to the North American Aerospace Defense Command. Yup … NORAD. THE NORAD. The quick thinking crew commander answered the phone what was then the Continental Air Defense Command Operations Center. Now […]