H.E.R.O. Anti-Bullying Rally set for Oct. 17

Come out for a free community event at the Pleasanton River Park next Wednesday, Oct. 17 that will provide education and prevention resources against bullying. Safer Path: Family Violence Shelter (formerly Atascosa Family Crisis Center) is holding their annual H.E.R.O. (help everyone respect others) Anti-Bullying Rally where there will be information tables on bully topics, food, drinks and even some […]


Helen P. Morales of Pleasanton passed away Sunday, October 7, 2018 at the age of 95. She was born August 16, 1923 in Charlotte to Samuel and Juanita (Garcia) Pena. Helen was a member of the Pleasanton High School Eagle band and softball team. She sang in the St. Andrew Catholic Church Choir and was a member of the Guadalupana’s. […]

Lazaro wins Region 20 essay

Jourdanton High School Sophomore Maria Lazaro was chosen out of 20 students who entered a contest sponsored by Region 20 to visit Washington, D.C. under a Migrant Outreach Program. She was selected for the essay she had written about her life and how she came to the United States at seven years of age. Lazaro wrote that her mother wanted […]

JISD District’s 2018 Accountability rating is Superior

Superintendent Theresa McAllister reported at September’s JISD board meeting that the District’s rating under the 2018 Accountability as a Superior Report, with 90 out of 100, or an A rating. For Student Achievement, Elementary received a 71, meeting standard; Junior High received and 81, meeting standard and also receiving a Distinction in Math and High School received an 80, meeting […]

Resources for support

In light of the tragic loss of a Jourdanton Junior High student last week, Jourdanton ISD Superintendent Teresa McAllister and staff provided the following resource guide for faculty, students and the community. This is an easy resource to turn to for helpful community phone numbers. If you need help, please don’t hesitate to call on these services.

Local Matters


This is National Newspaper Week. The theme is “Journalism matters now more than ever.” This weekly column titled “Local matters” is written out of my love for community news. Telling the stories of the community is our job at the Pleasanton Express. We tell the good news, the sad news and when necessary the bad news. We may be a […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report


AACOG operates the Alamo Service Connection (ASC), an information, referral, and assistance system for seniors, people with disabilities, veterans and their families. ASC helps them navigate the complex system of services offered by government agencies, nonprofits, and other service providers. The range of services provided include, but are not limited to, Medicare, Social Security, legal aid, health and wellness training, […]

A paradox for thought

FREE The Way I See It

A friend of mine shared this on Facebook and I shared it as well. After a few more thoughts, I feel the need to share it with you all, too. Jackson Katz, a prominent social researcher and author of The Macho Paradox, explains male privilege. He’s done it with hundreds of audiences. “I draw a line down the middle of […]

Mayor’s Message


Greetings from the Mayor’s Office: The month of October is upon us. Our city crews have been extremely busy repairing streets (potholes), cutting tall grass and trying to catch up on delays due to the recent rains in Pleasanton, which I understand set a record for rainfall for the month of September. I was recently asked by a citizen if […]

Chief Priest’s Weekly Report


Last week was another busy one around here. Our officers handled 62 calls for service and conducted 42 traffic stops. Citations were the big winner last week with 30, warnings trailed behind with only twelve. It started out as a mostly slow week in regard to property crimes. The old Tri-County Dialysis building had three AC units taken, the officer […]

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