McAllister shares TAPR



Superintendent Theresa McAllister gave the annual TAPR (Texas Academic Performance Report in a special meeting of the Jourdanton ISD on Monday, February 11. A complete breakdown is available online at the TEA website. Vance Jupe moved to accept the report as presented; Philip Netardus seconded. Also voting for were Mary Ramirez and Amador Lugo, Jr. Absent from the meeting were […]

Remembering President Bush, a letter from 41



To some, the presidency is like America’s own version of royalty, so when a former president passes away, it may hit close to home. Such is the case with Pleasanton native Angela Oesterle Sinclair when she attended the Inauguration of US President 41, George H.W. Bush on January 20, 1989. Angela’s father, Thomas Oesterle, was highly politically active, having been […]

Local Matters



Each year, FFA chapters around the country celebrate National FFA Week. The Pleasanton Express knows that one week is not enough to shine the light on the impact FFA has on its members and our community. The Pleasanton Express will be dedicating its Farm & Ranch pages as well as our Facebook page with 14K followers to showcasing the best […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report



As I have said in this column, I ask the question, “Why should the value of real estate around a school have anything to do with the money available for the schools’ operation?” I want to finish my comments on the unfairness of property tax, but I must each time declare that I respect all of the local appraisal district […]

Attention 5K runners … join me?

The Way I See It

Well, not join me per se by me actually running in a 5K, but join me for an event I’m helping coordinate. I’ve often said if you ever see me running it is because someone or something is chasing me. But, seriously, this will be a fun event and since the Wild Bill Cowboy Gallop will be delayed for the […]

Mayor’s Message



Greetings from the Mayor’s office: I have had many questions over the past several months about our city’s building code. There are some citizens here that think a building code is just another way of generating income for the city. Not so….it is so much more than that. If you look at the first building code established in the US […]

Chief Priest’s Weekly Report



Greetings from Lytle PD, 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 at richard.priest@lytletx.org . The city offices were closed Monday, Feb. 18 in observance of Presidents Day. I’ll start with the boring stats and go from there. We had […]

ACSO: It’s the Law



I need to take the opportunity this week to talk about telephone scams. The number of scam attempts and successful scams have became alarming. One of the hottest scams right now is the bogus Publisher’s Clearing House call. Residents will receive a phone call advising them they have won a large sum of money. The caller, who is usually a […]

Human Trafficking awareness


February is known as the month of love but for many, this is far from the truth. Human trafficking awareness month is also marked as February and the issue of trafficking in persons has been a universal concern for the world. The Department of the State states, “ ‘Trafficking in persons’ and ‘human trafficking’ have been used as umbrella terms […]

We love our cars, don’t we?



My first car was a 1951 Plymouth 4-door sedan. I acquired it, with the help of my parents, in 1959. The engine was a flathead six that burned (ahem) a “little” oil. (Translation: It could have produced a very useful smoke screen during the D-Day invasion of France in World War II.) But I was devoted to that car and […]