Pleasanton City Park playscape to be retired

Removal begins next week

In the April 8, 1987 issue of the Pleasanton Express, a story headlined “Park playground dream comes true” detailed the fiveday adventure of more than 500 residents coming together to build a wooden sculptured playscape designed by nationally known New York architect Robert Leathers. The playscape’s life span as dictated by Leathers was for 25 years, thirtyone years later the […]

Out and About

Meet the Teacher at Pleasanton ISD All current students that completed the 2017-2018 school year at Pleasanton ISD are already enrolled in the assigned grade at the appropriate campus for the 2018-2019 school year and only need to fill out registration paperwork online. High School August 6-24: New Student Registration will need to call 830-569- 1250. August 23: Meet the […]

Rodeo Riches contest winners announced

The annual contest for Rodeo Riches has ended and Karen Routh of Jourdanton was the lucky winner for the grand prize of $500. She registered at Granzin’s Meat Market and will spend at least $250 of her winnings there. She can spend the rest there or at any of the participating merchants. Each merchant had their own winner as well. […]


Pictured left to right are Chief Deputy Phillip Bosquez (Atascosa County Constables Office Pct. 3), Shawnene Heather (Atascosa Family Crisis Center Outreach Coordinator), Criminal Investigator Gary Laughlin (Wison County Sheriff’s Department), Investigator Stephen Moore (Wilson County Sheriff’s Department) Deputy Julie Cavazos (Atascosa County Constables Office Pct. 3) and Constable Rick Luna (Atascosa County Constable Pct. 3). Please see story on […]

Cruz appears with Flores in Pleasanton

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) appeared at Cafe Chris in Pleasanton with Republican State Senate candidate Pete Flores, who is a Pleasanton resident and was the front finisher in the District 19 Republican primary. After being introduced by Flores, Cruz spoke for an hour in front of the packed restaurant. Sen. Cruz, who is running a close reelection race against […]

AFCC shelter progresses

The Atascosa Family Crisis Center is excited to announce that their shelter is finally in the building process and coming along strong. The plans are for the shelter to be open by the end of the year. Jessica Tom, Capital Campaign Chair and Rhonda Williamson, AFCC Executive Director, discussed how the shelter came to fruition. According to the two, the […]


High school senior Wesley Harris addressed the Pleasanton School Board Tuesday, Aug. 14 regarding the district’s policy on hair length for boys. His hair is considered too long, according to regulations. He pointed out that this was gender discrimination since there is no rule regarding girls’ hair. Wesley has asked the board to reconsider their position.

The Twisted Tale of Ted Cruz and Medical Marijuana

My great-grandfather, W. T. Brite (1856-1939) was one of the first children born in Atascosa County. He and his wife, Mary, raised 15 children on their farm adjacent to the Brite Cemetery between Pleasanton and Verdi. I never knew him, but I wish I had because he obviously was a carrier of the Brite gene for making a valid point […]

We the People

I can still recall the smell of tear gas, and even writing these words makes my stomach cringe and I want to curl into a ball. It was January 2011, Cairo, Egypt and a revolution was underway. I remember looking out of my apartment window and seeing fog, but it wasn’t a gentle mist, it was acrid, hurt the back […]

From the Right

Last week I wrote about the upcoming runoff election in which our hometown hero, Republican Peter Flores, who came in first in the special election, will face off against Pete Gallego, a Democrat from Alpine or Austin. That runoff will take place on September 18, 2018 with early voting taking place September 10-14. Please vote fore Peter Flore – the […]