Senate panel conducts hearings on school violence, safety

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Senate panel conducts hearings on school violence, safety AUSTIN — A panel of Texas Senate members on June 11 and 12 received input about ways to improve security on public school campuses. Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, who presides over the Senate, formed the legislative body’s Select Committee on Violence in Schools and School Safety following the May shooting at Santa […]

Being bullied—being a survivor

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Being bullied—being a survivor Many of us have been bullied as children. It happened to me when I was in first grade and several times later. The first time was when I was “beaten up” when I was on my way home. I wasn’t permanently damaged physically, but it hurt emotionally. When I told my parents about it I was […]

Eagle Scout service projects benefit City of Pleasanton

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Pleasanton Express Photos by Rebecca Pesqueda, and courtesy photos by Joett Morrison.             Two Eagle Scout candidates, both from Boy Scout Troop 194 of Pleasanton, completed their Eagle Scout Service Projects in partnership with the City of Pleasanton Parks and Recreation Department benefiting the city pool and the youth in Pleasanton. The purpose of the […]

Chief Priest’s Weekly Report

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Chief Priest’s Weekly Report Last week officers completed 47 calls for service and conducted 12 traffic stops (7 citations and 5 warnings).  We were running a little light around the PD with one officer on light duty, one on vacation, and our administrative professional was on vacation too!  We took 3 theft reports this past week.  A firearm was reported […]

Mayor’s Message

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Mayor’s Message      Greetings from the Mayor’s office.     The beginning of summer is one of the busiest times for our city employees. It’s that time of the year to begin work on the budget for the upcoming fiscal year which begins October 1st. Our Budget Kick-Off is set for this Thursday, June 21st at 5:00 p.m., prior […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report

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Atascosa County Judge’s Report One of the biggest things to hit the Courts and the Schools is security and how to build defenses against the “active shooter”.  Because of the horrific act in Santa Fe, Governor Abbot has convened a council and issued a report that is well worth reading. The link is gov.texas.gov/uploads/files/press/School_Safety_Action_Plan_05302018.pdf.  I highly recommend this reading for […]

… it RAINED!!!

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… it RAINED!!! I’m not sure if I missed it, but weren’t we supposed to have a 60 percent chance of rain on Monday? I’m not going to complain too much, since it did rain on Tuesday.  I do understand that the percentage that is mentioned in weather forecasts is based on the actual viewing/listening area. Plus, I found out […]

Pleasanton qualifies for 2nd straight 7-on-7 state tourney

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The Pleasanton 7-on-7 team is making a return trip to College Station. The Eagles qualified for the state tournament Saturday, posting a 4-0 record at McAllen. Pleasanton also won the coin flip, which gave the Eagles the No. 1 seed from the state-qualifying tournament. Raymondville earned the other state berth in McAllen. Pleasanton will compete in Division II of the […]

Pleasanton Parks & Rec encourages active summer with free programs

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The Pleasanton Parks and Recreation department is doing its part to keep the community active this summer. The department, which has been around for about one year, launched its first summer program this June to encourage outdoor recreation. The effort is part of Pleasanton’s “Healthy City” initiative. Many of the activities provided by Parks and Recreation are free, including Yoga […]

Poteet’s Timothy Carrasco to play in Australia football game

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A Poteet football player is taking his talents down under. Rising senior Timothy Carrasco was selected to participate in the Down Under Bowl, a football game in Brisbane, Australia. The bowl is put on by Down Under Sports as part of the organization’s summer tournaments. “It’s a once in a lifetime thing that I’m going to get to experience,” Carrasco […]


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