New mayor sworn in

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Travis Hall Jr. (at left) was sworn in as the newly elected Mayor of Pleasanton, by Pleasanton City Secretary Andres Aguirre. Later in the meeting council member Robert Leonhardt was selected as the Mayor Pro-tem. Lisa Luna | Pleasanton Express

Chief Appraiser explains why property taxes increased

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Christelle Troell Staff Writer While county residents are still in a state of disbelief after receiving their county’s appraisal notices, the county appraisal district’s chief appraiser, Michelle Cardenas, met with the Pleasanton Express to shed some light on how this increase came about. In 2015, she related, the Comptroller’s Office did a study of all independent school districts and looked […]

Remembering Memorial Day – Capt. Ralph W. Brite, USAF bombardier served in WWII

LEON ZABAVA STAFF WRITER Following the attack at Pearl Harbor, the United States entered into war with Japan in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater of Operations. President Franklin D. Roosevelt said “Yesterday, December 7, 1941—a date which will live in infamy, the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.” In […]

Area graduates take the stage next two weeks

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Over the next two weeks, several hundred seniors will receive their diplomas from Atascosa and McMullen County schools. Below are the bios and phots of this year’s valedictorians. The salutatorian photos and bios also follow. The senior class photos, principal’s honor graduates, and personal congratulatory advertisements are included in this section on pages 13-18A. For individual photos of each graduating […]

Rep. Cuellar announces U.S. Service Academy nomination application open

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WASHINGTON— Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced the U.S. Service Academy nomination applications for class of 2023 are now open: “Every year, I have the privilege of nominating young men and women from the 28th Congressional District for admission to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, the U.S. Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs […]


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