Mayor’s Message



Greetings from the Mayor’s Office: We have our first official rainfall report from the Pleasanton Municipal Airport. Several weeks ago, I asked our City Manager, Johnny Huizar, and our Airport Manager, J.J. Roberts, to report any rainfall that the city received and make it official. Partnering with the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), the airport measured 3.82 inches, which covers […]

‘Twas the season

The Way I See It

By now the votes are counted and reported. Some are relieved and some are disappointed. It happens. But what matters is this – people got up off their butts, registered and then actually voted. Statewide, early voting has broken records for midterm elections. More voted early this year than the TOTAL amount in 2014. That is quite impressive. I’m so […]

Chief Priest’s Weekly Report



The weekly police blotter has been posted to our website, you can find it at www.lytletx.org/police. Feel free to email or contact me if you have any questions. richard.priest@lytletx.org Your weekly snapshot of Lytle Police activity: Total calls for police service was 47. Capt. Reyes was the lucky fellow, he got to handle 25 of those. Officers conducted 31 traffic […]

Ideas with which we disagree



Have you ever read or heard something and simply dismissed it as “I don’t agree with that,” without reading any further? Okay. Don’t be afraid to admit it. I have, too. We don’t like disagreement, but disagreement can be healthy. How do we decide what to believe and what not to believe? A first step is to recognize the difference […]

From the Right

It has been a great three years. That is when we began the campaign journey for Senate District 19 with the filing by, now, Senator Peter Flores, for the state senate seat. And even though he was unsuccessful in 2016, the campaign maintained its momentum, knowing that there would be another battle ahead. Today, I am optimistic about the outcome […]

We the People

It’s 5 p.m. on Election Day and I’m sitting in my car writing one more time for the Pleasanton Express. Yes, I thought last week was my final piece, but I just couldn’t refuse Noel when she turns on her charm. It has been a long day. My day started before the sunrise and I have been busy with emails, […]

Caron Tuttle’s comments to Pleasanton City Council



This month marks Atascosa Animal Allies’ one year anniversary. I am proud to say that our group, that started out with myself and four other ladies, has grown to approximately 40 members. We saw a need to help the City of Pleasanton’s growing problem with stray animals and we want to personally thank Mayor Travis Hall, City Manager Johnny Huizar, […]

Letter to the Editor

This letter is to address some of the statements Mrs. Knowlton made in her “From the Right” column that ran in the October 24, 2018 issue of the Pleasanton Express. In her column Mrs. Knowlton stated, “We then make an appointment to appeal values and sit before the Appraisal Review Board (ARB) that is made up of individuals appointed by […]

November is Adoption Awareness Month



The month of November marks National Adoption Awareness Month. On Nov. 1, Associate Judge Melissa DeGerolami of the Child Protection Court of South Central Texas signed the proclamation recognizing Adoption Awareness Month for the 81st Judicial District. This includes Atascosa, Karnes, Wilson, LaSalle and Frio counties. Recently, you may have noticed large portraits of children displayed in the county. The […]

JHS Spanish Club at Dia de los Muertos Celebration



For the second year in a row, the Jourdanton Spanish Club submitted a hand made altar into the Altar Exhibition and Contest in the San Antonio Dia De Los Meurtos Celebration held on Oct. 27 and 28. The event was held at the La Villita Historic Arts Village where roughly 45 schools displayed their altars at the festival. By participating, […]


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