Flashbacks 12/4/19


Flashbacks Mackenzie Pilgrim Pleasanton Intern   10 years ago Castro’s artwork on display- Pleasanton resident Luis Castro is shown with one of his pencil drawings, which is currently on display at Red Crown Coffee. The talented 32-year old… is self-taught and has been an artist for eight years.   20 years ago Kris Rakowitz was appointed to the Wrangler High […]

2019-12-04 E-Edition

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Holiday Cheer at Merry on Main this weekend

Start a new Christmas tradition this year by attending the two day Merry on Main festival which offers different delights and experiences for kids of all ages 0-99 plus. The Merry on Main festivities begin at the Pleasanton River Park, Friday, at 5:30 p.m. and continue in downtown Pleasanton, Saturday morning at 10 a.m. Friday evening at the River Park […]


At 3 a.m. on Tuesday morning, Jourdanton VFD along with Pleasanton and Poteet VFDs responded to a residential structure fire on the 900 block of Olive St. in Jourdanton. Firefighters were able to contain and extinguish the fire, keeping it from spreading to nearby houses. Fortunately, the house was saved with slight damage to the siding, and there were no […]

Christmas Village Dec. 6-8

Bring the entire family to the Poteet Strawberry Festival grounds this weekend and experience the true meaning of Christmas at the annual Christmas Village. This year’s outdoor presentation will take place Friday, Dec. 6-Sunday, Dec. 8. The annual event is made possible through hundreds of volunteers depicting the journey of Christ and life in the biblical era, with many local […]

District Attorney launches district-wide school K9 program WOOF (Watching Over Our Future)

With funding from the Governor’s Office, as your District Attorney I am proud to launch our early interdiction K9 program, Watching Over Our Future (WOOF). After applying for and receiving grant funds to pay for the salary as well as the vehicle, every school in Atascosa, Frio, Karnes, La Salle, and Wilson Counties now have access to free, unlimited K9 […]

Out and About

Please see the Pleasanton Express “Holiday Go and Giving” page in the Living section, for details on Blue Santa events, Santa visits, toy drives, food drives and other outreaches for those in need. You will also find a listing of fun holiday and religious Christmas events for the whole family. CCSCT seeks volunteers Community Council of South Central Texas (CCSCT) […]


On Saturday, Nov. 30, the Cowboy Homecoming Court participated in the Christmas in Comfort night parade and won 2nd Place for Best Christmas Themed float. Pictured, from left, are Princess Cali Evans, Princess Claudia Acuff, Princess Valentina Gasca, 53rd CH Queen Elena Ortiz, 54th CH Queen Brianna Ortiz, Princess Jussiah Lopez, Princess Chloe Rodriguez and Princess Abby Izaguirre. Be sure […]

Entrepreneur and Business Start-up Workshop Dec. 5

The City of Pleasanton and EMC Strategy Group, LLC will hold an Entrepreneur and Business Start-up Workshop on December 5, 2019, at Coastal Bend College in Pleasanton, from 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. Workshop topics will include registration through the Internal Revenue Service, Texas Secretary of State, Texas Comptroller’s Office, Systems for Award Management (SAM), and Dun & Bradstreet DUNS […]

2020 Census pay rates increase starting Dec. 1

On December 1, the U.S. Census Bureau pay rates increased across the nation for the many positions available to conduct the once-a-decade census. These positions offer competitive pay, flexible hours, paid training and weekly paychecks. Pay rates vary depending on where the job is located, with rates ranging in San Antonio and surrounding counties from $18-$20 per hour. The selection […]