Building Safety Month Proclamation

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At the May 17 Pleasanton City Council meeting, Mayor Travis Hall Jr. read the proclamation recognizing Building Safety Month. Pictured left to right are: Mario Escobedo – Pleasanton Firefighter, John Raney – Community Development Services Director, Chuck Garris – Pleasanton Fire Chief, Cassie Garcia – Administrative Assistance, Megan Caballero – Community Development Services Specialist, David Haley – Backflow / Building […]

Garcia Farms teams up with Brazos Valley Brewing Co. for berry beer

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Earlier this spring, Poteet strawberry grower Donovan Garcia of Garcia Farms North teamed up with the Brazos Valley Brewing Company to create “Wasted Days” Strawberry Blonde Ale. Based in Brenham, the company opened about four years ago. “It was started by two brothers and their two childhood friends. They were avid home-brewers and they got the wild idea to start […]

10 superlative winners highlight local all-district picks

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The high school baseball and softball seasons have come and gone. The UIL state tournaments conclude this week with the baseball championships, while softball crowned its champions a week ago. Seven of the eight baseball and softball teams in Atascosa County qualified for the postseason, with Charlotte’s two programs making runs to the regional quarterfinals. That team success translated into […]

Local baseball legend Dick Pipes passes away

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It’s always sad when news comes that an old friend and teammate has passed on. That’s the way I felt Sunday when one of my sons called to inform me that Richard “Dick” Pipes had died during the week. Pipes was well-known in Atascosa County and surrounding area in the late 1950s as a talented baseball player who was good […]

Coke Saenz

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Coke Saenz Coke Jose Saenz of Jourdanton passed away on Sunday, June 3, 2018 at the age of 53. He was a lifelong resident of Jourdanton and member of St. Matthews Catholic Church. Coke was a very caring, loving husband & father who had great faith in God. Coke was a hard worker who always made sure his family was […]

Governor offers safety plan designed to prevent shootings at schools

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Governor offers safety plan designed to prevent shootings at schools AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott on May 30 joined state and local leaders in Dallas and San Marcos to unveil his School and Firearm Safety Action Plan.  The governor’s plan came 12 days after the Santa Fe High School shooting in which 10 people were killed and 10 people were […]

Chief Priest’s Weekly Update

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Hello all, The weekly police blotter has been posted to our website, you can find it at www.lytletx.org/police. Feel free to email or contact me if you have any questions.  richard.priest@lytletx.org A quick look at our activity this past week reveals that officers “handled” 52 service calls. Only 26 traffic stops were conducted and of those 21 received citations and […]

Letter to the Editor: Farm bill fails

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Letter to the Editor: Farm bill fails As a local farmer and rancher, I appreciate Congressman Will Hurd’s vote for the farm bill. It failed because of an unrelated issue, but there will be another vote soon. The farm bill is vital for keeping U.S. farmers and ranchers in business.  Farm income is down 52 percent from five years ago. […]

Homeward bound, but how?

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Homeward bound, but how? Anyone who knows me fairly well knows I like trains and train travel. I have since my early childhood. And I have made some memorable trips by rail. But one stands out because of the very unusual nature of the train—a mail train operated by the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe. And there were other memorable […]

Mayor’s Message

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 I would sincerely like to thank the Pleasanton Express for the opportunity to bring information to the citizens of Pleasanton through this weekly column. I’m looking forward to sharing with you news about your city government.      First and foremost, I would like to invite any citizen of Pleasanton to attend our City Council meetings, held on the first […]


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