Atascosa County EMS Director Edward Dugosh shows off the new ambulance the county purchased to add to the EMS fleet. From left are Atascosa County Judge Bob Hurley, Commissioner Mark Gillespie, Pct. 1; Commissioner Eliseo Perez, Pct. 3; Commissioner Bill Carroll, Pct. 4; EMS Director Edward Dugosh and Atascosa County Sheriff David Soward.

Commissioner’s Court approve telecommunications audit and electrical provider contract

Commissioner’s Court approved vendor Spyglass to analyze the county’s telecommunications service accounts to seek cost recovery, service elimination and cost reduction recommendations. The commissioner’s authorized the County Judge to sign agreement on behalf of the county. “This will allow them to review our phone bills,” said Hurley. “The reason they are reviewing the county phone bills is to check for […]

Honoring a cowboy and his family

The Way I See It

This weekend, August 17-18, is the Pleasanton Young Farmers Cowboy of the Year Open Rodeo Festival. Each year we honor true cowboys on Friday evening. The Pleasanton Express has sponsored the event since its inception in 1966 and the selection committee is made up of former cowboys of the year. Last year, I made a grave mistake. I failed to […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report

The state legislature passed a bill last session requiring all guardians to be certified by the state before they can become a guardian. That took effect June 1, 2018. There are other legal requirements already in place by the State Estate Code and are still effective. They are also working toward developing a master file of all guardianships in the […]

Local Matters

There are three important elections of note mentioned in this week’s Pleasanton Express. First, the Pleasanton ISD Tax Ratification Election held at 831 Stadium Drive, Pleasanton, Texas. Early voting is through August 21, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Election Day is August 25. PISD will ask voters to decide whether the district can swap 13 cents from the I&S tax rate to […]

Mayor’s Message

Greetings from the Mayor’s office: Recently, Linda and I had the pleasure of being invited to Coastal Bend College branch campus here in Pleasanton for their Cougar Days, new student orientation. Thanks to Benito Tamez, Site Facilitator, and Julia Garcia, Dean of Workforce Training, for the invitation. This is actually the first time for me to visit and I can […]

TEA releases preliminary financial accountability ratings

State Capitol Highlights

Some 80 percent of public school districts and charters earned the highest-possible preliminary financial accountability rating, according to figures released by the Texas Education Agency on Aug. 8. The “superior” ratings were calculated using 15 financial indicators, such as administrative cost expenditures, the accuracy of a district or charter’s financial information submitted to TEA and any financial vulnerabilities or material […]

A beach party on a tropical island…

Some of us complain about not getting enough rain, but—believe it or not—there is such a thing as getting too much. Been there, done that. Not long after I arrived for an Air Force assignment on the island of Guam—a U.S. territory–I was a guest at a beach party for members of the Guam Press Association. I was an Air […]

We the People

Almost 19 years ago today, I fell in love. He was handsome and dashing and his uniform spoke of safety, security and a protective strength. Ten months later, I married my sailor. But one never marries in isolation. I married my husband’s family, the US Navy, the military and his country. Over the years, my love for all aspects of […]

From the Right

We are finally in the last lap! Yes, Governor Abbott called the runoff election for the office of State Senator in Senate District 19 following a decisive victory by Peter Flores in the special election held July 31, 2018. Because no candidate received 50% + 1 of the votes cast, a runoff between the two highest contenders is now at […]

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