2020-05-06 E-Edition

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Back to work: Restaurants, shops open with care

Sheila Crouch, owner of Paisley’s, was greeted with shoppers waiting outside her storefront prior to their 10 a.m. opening on Friday, May 1. It was the first time the clothing store was able to open with a 25% capacity limit under Gov. Greg Abbott’s new guidelines to reinvigorate the economy amid the coronavirus pandemic. Crouch, her daughter and Store Manager, […]

Barbershops, salons may reopen May 8, gyms to reopen May 18

Gov. Greg Abbott in a briefing Tuesday said that Texas barbershops and hair, nail and tanning salons may reopen Friday May 8 with limitations. The governor also announced Texas gyms and exercise facilities may reopen starting May 18 at 25% capacity. “Texas is in a position to continue opening parts of our economy because of the efforts and determination of […]

Strong as a mother

Supporter. Encourager. Protector. Friend. These are just a few words used when referencing a mother. Moms all over the world play such an important role in our everyday lives. They wear many hats, but, if COVID-19 has brought to light any one particular characteristic about a mother, it would be strength. Mothers sacrifice so much for the ones they love […]

Relief funds available for local businesses


The City of Pleasanton, U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) San Antonio District Office, Office of Congressman Henry Cuellar, Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce and the Pleasanton Express will host a COVID-19 Business Funding Webinar, on Tuesday, May 12, at 10:30 a.m. SBA District Director Anthony Ruiz, MBA-JD, will lead the webinar. This webinar will address coronavirus (COVID 19) small business guidance […]

Out and About

Pleasanton Library opens The Pleasanton Library welcomes everyone back. They re-opened on May 4. Library hours will be 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday- Friday. They will remain closed on Saturdays until further notice. The public computers will not be available to the public until further notice. The study rooms will also not be available for use. Patrons are still […]

Pleasanton PD receives new tool to fight credit card skimmers

The Pleasanton Police Department has a new tool to combat credit card skimmers frequently found at gas pumps and ATMs. On Thursday, April 30, the Alamo Area Council of Governments presented the department with a new skimmer device that can tell whether or not a credit card skimmer has been installed anywhere you pay by card. Pleasanton was one of […]

Pastor Scotty rides 150 miles in honor of fallen

In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation which designated May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which that date falls as Police Week. This year National Police week will be May 10-16. Normally, tens of thousands of law enforcement officers from around the world converge on Washington, DC to participate in a number of […]

Salute to the Seniors of 2020

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Class of 2020 will be celebrating the time-honored tradition of spring graduation without the usual pomp and circumstance. Local administrations are working on details and dates that keep students and attendees safe. The Pleasanton Express is publishing a Salute to the Seniors of 2020 designed to be a treasured keepsake for the graduates of […]


The Pleasanton Rotary Club donated $700 worth of food to the Community Food Pantry at First United Methodist Church and the Church of Christ Food Pantry in Pleasanton. Pictured at Pleasanton Church of Christ is, from left, Secretary Stamo Andrews, Minister Robert Miller, Pleasanton NHS member Cali Evans, Rotarian Sarah Evans, church member Betty Rackley, Evangelism Minister Ray Bean, Meredith […]