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Chief Priest’s Weekly Update


We spent the end of last week preparing for Hurricane Harvey. We attended meetings, fired up our generators, cleaned out our emergency management trailers, gassed up our vehicles, etc. and waited. In Lytle we ended up with about 1” of rain spread over three days, I’m not complaining though. What for us resulted in little more than a drill turned […]

School Opening Delayed New H.S. Plant Not Ready

60 Years ago- Originally published in the August 29, 1957 edition of the Pleasanton Express   School Opening Delayed New H.S. Plant Not Ready School to Open On September 9th Opening of all Pleasanton schools has been postponed until September 9, Supt. J.D. Kingeman announced this week. School originally was scheduled to begin here on September 3.  The delay is […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report


We are working on the Atascosa County jail expansion. We have 138 beds right now which is governed by the State Jail Standards Commission. The contracts and designs are done to expand the jail by 48 beds. We are, at this time, really in need of this. This is because if we exceed our authorized beds for prisoners we must […]

Stephen Liska

Longtime defensive coordinator Stephen Liska takes the reigns


For about 10 years, Stephen Liska wondered what things would be like as a head football coach. The offers were there, but the situation had never been right. Instead of packing up and leaving Pleasanton for other opportunities, Liska stayed with the only school district he has known. That patience paid off for Liska, and the Falls City native will […]

Patricia Ann Ford

Patricia Ann Ford, age 70, of Georgetown, formerly of  Lewistown, Illinois, and  Pleasanton, passed away Wednesday, August 2, 2017, in Georgetown. Pat was born on August 23, 1946, in Canton,  Illinois. She graduated from Lewistown High School in 1964. Upon graduation, she married Donald Ford, and they lived for a time in New Jersey and Rhode Island, where he was […]

Louella Pivonka

Louella Pivonka, age 88, passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 19, 2017. Louella was born on Tuesday, January 22, 1929 in Christine. She graduated from Jourdanton High School in 1946. That year the school only had 11 grades. Louella married Victor Pivonka on December 12, 1946. The ceremony took place in the church rectory in Falls City. She worked for […]

Laurel Dickey

Laurel Lee Dickey, 93, passed away August 22, 2017 in Pleasanton, Texas.  She was born in Sweetwater, Texas to David P. and Minerva (Weems) Sayle.  Laurel married Marvin Dickey in 1939.  They moved to California then to Arizona in 1951, where she became a foster parent.  Over the years, she enjoyed collecting rocks and doing landscaping.  In 2013, Laurel moved […]

Heroes give a helping hand with Harvey

Eric Kaiser Special Correspondent As I sit in my truck at 2:30 a.m. I don’t know what to think of the horrific sights I am seeing. I started working yesterday morning around 6:30 a.m. before I even left the house. Returning calls to my friends who are police officers in Port Aransas. By noon, thanks to the huge hearts of […]


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