Merry on Main Christmas celebration December 14-15

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Downtown Pleasanton will be bustling with holiday cheer with the kick off of Merry on Main Friday, Dec. 14 – 15. The city of Pleasanton, the Pleasanton Parks and Recreation Department, the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce, the Pleasanton Express and local downtown merchants are working collaboratively to bring a joyous Christmas celebration to the community. Events planned for the two-day […]

AT&T tower scheduled mid December in Pleasanton

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AT&T has informed City Manager Johnny Huizar that a new tower located at Winship and Goodwin is estimated to be ready December 15. In addition, AT&T will focus six small cells from Hwy. 97 to downtown where service was shown to be the poorest in the city. “The contractor picked up all the permit papers that he needed,” said Huizar. […]

Mayor’s Message



Greetings from the Mayor’s Office: This week is a very exciting week for our city. This Friday, we will have the grand opening and ribbon cutting of our new fire station on Airport Rd. Five years in the making, we are very excited that this project has finally been completed and ready to serve the citizens of Pleasanton. The new […]

There are miles and miles of Texas; rows and rows of books

The Way I See It

The past few weeks I’ve driven a good portion of Texas and into Oklahoma. In all, I think I’ve registered about 3,000 miles. On my return trip from Oklahoma, my friends Judy and Jerry encouraged a stopover in Archer City, Texas. Yes, they are that good of friends that would drive down just so I wouldn’t have to visit it […]

Being a good neighbor



Nearly every Christian is familiar with that part of Luke Chapter 10 we know as the Parable of the Good Samaritan, and we can cite the lesson Jesus was teaching. But we could also call it the Parable of the Good Neighbor, because the question Christ was answering was “Who is my neighbor?” The young lawyer who asked the question […]

We the People

“This arrived in the mail for you today,” said my husband a few weeks ago. With a big grin, he handed me a book-shaped package and watched me open it. It was indeed a book; titled “The Know Your Bill of Rights Book” written by Sean Patrick and suitably subtitled “Don’t lose your constitutional rights, Learn them!” My husband then […]

From the Right

Your vote hires! And your vote fires! Two weeks ago we saw this principle at work when the voters of Senate District 19 decided that enough was enough and they elected a Republican as State Senator to represent the District for the first time in 139 years! The importance of each and every vote became overwhelmingly clear when we saw […]

An open letter to Atascosa County

It is imperative ALL ELIGIBLE VOTERS participate in the voting process in the November midterm election as well as all elections. No, I’m not here to argue politics with you; rather, I write to promote the ELECTORAL PROCESS. We live with the belief that the MAJORITY RULES, but we cannot have majority rule without majority participation at the polls. Think […]

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Will Jourdanton sports complex lawsuit bring a new pool?

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The city of Jourdanton held a town hall meeting regarding complications with the Jourdanton Sports Complex on Sept. 25. Litigation has been in process between representatives of the city of Jourdanton and the design build contractor, Slay Engineering/Texas Multichem/ Huser Construction. The city of Jourdanton’s position is that the pool, which the public has not been able to use, needs […]


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