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The Way I See It

When August rolls around, I’m almost sad I don’t have kids in school anymore. Almost. Looking at parents buying school supplies – copious amounts of tissues, plastic storage bags, paper and pens, not to mention the clothes shopping – brings me back to realizing those old memories are maybe not so enjoyable. Even the years that I didn’t have to […]

Local Matters

Beginning next week, the Pleasanton Express will be expanding our Op-Ed page to include the Atascosa Republican Chairperson, Marianne Knowlton, and Atascosa Democratic Chairperson, Julie Hilberg. The goal of this new feature in the Pleasanton Express is to give an equal voice to both local political parties in an effort to help educate, inform, and motivate the 26,000 registered voters […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report

Many folks (and I used to as well) think the County Judge spends the workdays running the county. Yes, the County Judge has a lot of influence in county operations. But most of the departments either answer to an elected official (who does not work for me) or commissioner’s court which I preside over but manages by plurality. And, what […]

Mayor’s Message

Greetings from the Mayor’s office: This week, I thought I would visit with you about two very important subjects: city street reconstruction and the park renovation project. Our Street Improvement Recostruction program continues and those streets designated in this next budget year include Reed St. and Live Oak St. at a cost of $1,240,579.67. D&D Contractors will continue to do […]

Hurricane Harvey-affected campuses receive special evaluations

State Capitol Highlights

Some 109 independent school districts and charters directly affected by Hurricane Harvey are eligible for special evaluation in this year’s state accountability system, the Texas Education Agency announced on Aug. 1. Based on data reported to the agency during the past school year, the affected districts and charters encompass some 1,188 eligible campuses. Among the submitted data are the numbers […]

Celebrating life and lives

As I grow older it occurs to me that my life span in this world is limited. I have had many friends and family members who are no longer with us. Like other people I had four grandparents. One grandmother died two years before I was born. Emilie Moltzan Domke was my paternal grandmother, born in Warsaw, but—like my grandfather—ethnic […]

Call Stats

The ACSO has been very busy the past seven days with more than 211 calls. Animal Cruelty07/30/18, 2:55 p.m., ACS Kaufman,Marshall St. Arson08/01/18, 7:16 a.m., ACC Dominguez, ACS Lopez, ACS Miller, ACSSaucedo, ACS Wilson, FM 2146, Poteet Assault08/02/18, 7:52 p.m., ACS Diaz, ACSRuiz, E. Robin Lynn, LytleAssault Bodily Injury07/30/18, 1:31 p.m., ACS Schneider,Trumbo St., San AntonioAssault Family Violence08/05/18, 6:21 p.m., […]

‘The Butler Did It!’

Jourdanton ECC to open

On Thursday, Aug. 2, staff and administration greeted families at the Jourdanton Early Childhood Center Open House event. Jourdanton ISD Superintendent Theresa McAllister was pleased with the turn-out. “It was good to see everyone, especially all the kids that are going to be at that campus– the smiles on their faces. I think it went well. It was also nice […]

Remembering yesterday at Yesteryear Festival

On Saturday, July 21, the grounds of the Longhorn Museum in Pleasanton were packed with visitors from throughout South Texas, for the Yesteryear Festival. The event is sponsored by the Longhorn Museum Society. A crowd favorite, the annual festival features a wide variety of indoor and outdoor activities. Festival attendees were reminded of a more simpler time as they learned […]