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 […]

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 […]


This Saturday, August 25, is the last day to vote in the Pleasanton ISD Tax Ratification Election. Voting will be held at the Pleasanton ISD Central Office, 831 Stadium Dr. from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m.


The Pleasanton Express published an incorrect Notice of Proposed Atascosa County Elected Officers Salary Increases for 2019 in the 8.15.18 issue. We apologize for this error made on our part. Special note of apologies go to Precinct 1, Commissioner Mark Gillespie, who appeared to be the only commissioner receiving a raise. This was incorrect. The correct version has been reprinted […]

Empty Nesters

The Way I See It

I’ve had several families of what I’ve always called mud swallows that have taken up space on my back porch. They most likely have an official name and I’ve Googled it, but the ones shown are so much more colorful than my little feathered friends. I may use the word “friends” loosely. These birds are MESSY! Not only do they […]

Local Matters

I don’t think there is anything more important I can write about than to urge everyone to please go vote in the PISD Tax Ratification Election. When you do vote please vote FOR. When you vote FOR you are truly voting for a better education and enhanced school experience for your children and your grandchildren. Strong schools are the backbone […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report

This week I am still talking about Guardianships. When a guardianship is done it involves legally taking away rights from the ward. It is a serious matter. It restricts such things as driving, voting, financial control, living accommodations, marriage, medical care and others. So, it should not be taken lightly. It is the state’s policy that the least restrictive form […]

Chief Priest’s Weekly Report

The weekly police blotter has been posted to our website, you can find it at www.lytletx.org/police. Our monthly report for July is posted too! Feel free to email or contact me if you have any questions. richard.priest@lytletx.org Another week of light activity and I’m not complaining. We had a total of 36 calls for service, which is one of the […]

Texas Education Agency releases two sets of ratings

State Capitol Highlights

The Texas Education Agency on Aug. 15 released 2018 campus accountability ratings and, for the first time ever, A-F district accountability ratings. More than 8,700 independent school campuses received a rating of Met Standard, Met Alternative Standard or Improvement Required. Some 7,260 public school campuses and 558 charters were rated Met Standard or Met Alternative Standard, while 293 public school […]

Why we should read the Opinion Page

Years ago, when I decided that reporting news was an interest of mine, I began reading Opinion-Editorial pages in newspapers and magazines. Sometimes they made me angry, because I didn’t always agree with what I was reading. Eventually I began to realize that was the value of the Op-Ed page–to make us think and to arouse passions or feelings and […]

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