Appraisal District reports to city

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Lisa Luna Staff Writer Michelle Cardenas, Chief Appraiser of the Atascosa County Appraisal District presented a report, at the Feb. 1 Pleasanton City Council meeting. She spoke on behalf of Joe Rodriguez, the city’s representative to ACAD, who had a family emergency. She said their appraisers are working in Pleasanton ISD and the City of Pleasanton, finishing up their 2018 […]

Proms have evolved over time

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Boy  – how times have changed! I really enjoyed seeing all the posts and photos this past Saturday and into Sunday of friends’ children who attended Pleasanton’s prom. Everyone looked so gorgeous and handsome. Such sophistication they had, too! I posted my junior year prom photo with my good friend Dickie (Alan) Weisinger on Facebook. My dress was nothing like […]

Making your neighborhood safer – a Neighborhood Watch

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My neighborhood in Pleasanton—the Oak Forest neighborhood–has a neighborhood watch program that is now about a year old. Some residents had talked about starting one for quite some time, motivated by vandalism, property thefts and other concerns, including traffic issues and door to door solicitations. We were concerned about safety and security and finally decided it was time to do […]

Lytle Chief of Police Richey Priest

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This past week officers handled 37 calls for service and made 47 traffic stops. Of the 47 people stopped 22 ended up with citations and 25 received either a verbal or written warning.  I would say your odds were better than 50% that if you got stopped you wouldn’t get a ticket but that’s not the case. It most likely […]

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month

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Some stats listed in the proclamation: •Females between 16-24 are more vunerable to intimate partner violence, experiencing abuse at a rate almost triple the national average. •High school students who experience physical violence in a dating relationship are more likely to use drugs and alcohol, are at greater risk of suicide and are much more likely to carry patterns of abuse into future relationships. •Only 33 percent of teens who are in an abusive relationship ever tell anyone about the abuse and 81 percent of parents surveyed either believe dating violence is not an issue, or admit they do not know if it is one.

Lisa Luna Staff writer Nationwide, the month of February marks Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month. At the Feb. 1 Pleasanton City Council meeting, Mayor Clinton J. Powell read and signed the proclamation urging Pleasanton citizens to work toward ending teen dating violence. Some of the ways to accomplish this are by: empowering young people to develop healthier relationships, […]

Pleasanton council orders general, special elections

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Lisa Luna Staff writer At the Feb. 1 Pleasanton City Council meeting, the ordinance was adopted ordering the general election and special election on Saturday, May 5. As of Feb. 6, these are the candidates who have filed. In the mayoral race, current Dist. 6 councilman and mayor pro-tem Travis Hall Jr. will face Jeanne Burton Israel and Joseph “Joe” […]

Gary Soward Day

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The City of Pleasanton will be honoring retired Chief of Police Gary Soward at the council meeting on Thursday, Feb. 15. He will be presented with a retirement badge and the mayor will read a proclamation naming Feb 16 as Gary Soward Day in Pleasanton. The public is encouraged to attend  the  meeting.

Poteet rural citizens oppose plan to extend city’s ETJ

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Christelle Troell Special Correspondent Annexation was the main topic of conversation during a special called meeting of the Poteet City Council on January 23. The proposal was rejected by about 18 rural residents who spoke against the annexation. City Administrator Eric Jiminez explained that cities are allowed to annex within ten percent of their Extra Territorial Jurisdiction (ETJ) each year. […]

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