Christmas Story Contest- Humorous Winner

FREE A Bah Humbug Christmas

By: Bryan Grafton Canyon Lake There once was a man named Mr. Grichwald and each Christmas season he would ring a bell and collect for a charitable organization. But each year he seemed to collect less and less money, and this year he had become disenchanted, disheartened and disgusted with the whole Christmas thing itself. Now on this chilly, wintery, […]

Christmas Story Contest Winner

FREE When the Bell Falls Silent- Serious Category

By Kim Villalva Dayton, Ohio The other day “It’s a Wonderful Life” was on TV and I chuckled as I remembered how long I held out before ever watching that movie. I think it was the famous movie lines that kept me away. That was until one day when there was nothing else on and I needed background noise while […]

Pleasanton Express Christmas Story Contest Winner

FREE Katherine’s Christmas- Children’s Category

By Jessica Hill Katherine was never a favorite of her adopted grandparents. Her adopted siblings, Jay and Lacey sure were favorites, though. They always got the most wonderful gifts for Christmas. They didn’t get Katherine wonderful gifts. She felt her siblings wished she had never come to live with them. She had been living with the Jarrman family for three […]

Doris Quinney

Doris Quinney Doris Aline Quinney, age 79, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, December 6, 2017. Aline was born on January 28, 1938 to Pearl and D. L. Montgomery in Pleasanton. In her younger years, she was an accomplished softball player and often spoke of playing sports with her brothers. She was her husband Jessy’s partner in everything. They didn’t […]

It’s the season for giving!


The Pleasanton Police Department helped make the season brighter for local children, through its annual Blue Santa program. Athletes with the Pleasanton High School Slam Dunk Basketball Club assisted with the event at the Pleasanton Civic Center on Saturday, Dec. 16. Pleasanton Police Chief Ronald Sanchez estimated that approximately 200 children were registered to receive toys through the program, which […]

Jessy Quinney

Jessy Quinney Jessy William Quinney, age 85, passed away on Saturday, November 4, 2017. He was born July 7, 1932 to William Eli and Nettie Mae Quinney in Stockdale. He was a person who loved God, his family, and his country wholeheartedly. He proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War. He was an avid […]

Clarence Thompson, Jr.

Clarence Thompson Jr. Clarence Leslie Thompson Jr. of Pearland passed away December 8, 2017.  He was born in San Antonio on February 25, 1959 to Clarence Sr. and June Glynn Couser.  Clarence loved outdoor activities including fishing, hunting and working cattle.  He loved watching football, baseball and basketball and he was an avid fan of George Strait, Willie Nelson and […]

David Morin

David Morin David C. Morin of Pleasanton, passed away December 13, 2017 at the age of 63. He was born in Three Rivers on May 24, 1954 to Domingo and Rosa (Cano) Morin. David is survived by his son, T.J. Soliz of Jamestown, New York; daughter, Anna Marie Morin of Little Rock, Arkansas; brother, Juan C. Morin of Houston; sisters, […]

Rosalinda Garcia

Rosalinda Garcia Rosalinda Garcia of Jourdanton, passed away Friday, December 15, 2017 at the age of 53.  She was born in Campbellton on May 17, 1964 to Margarito and Olivia (Lopez) Garcia. Rosalinda is survived by her mother, Olivia (Lopez) Garcia; husband, Juan Salinas; sons, Ernesto Hernandez, Jose A. Hernandez and Reginaldo Garcia and wife Janeth; daughter, Stephanie A. Bosquez; […]

Ethel Rogers

Ethel Rogers On Saturday, December 9, 2017, Ethel Rogers, loving wife, mother, daughter and sister, passed away at the age of 103 years in Pleasanton.  Ethel was born on October 10, 1914. Ethel will be forever remembered by her son, Allen and his wife Gloria, and daughter Mildred Bandy and her husband Bert, brother, Robert Montgomery, sister Thelma Kline Burden, […]