Lupe G. Araiza

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Lupe G. Araiza of Pleasanton passed away, Thursday, April 8, 2021, at the age of 77. She was born in Pleasanton on January 19, 1944, to Pedro and Rosie (Romero) Garcia. Lupe was known for her cooking, especially tamales. She had a great love for her family and enjoyed spending time with them and her beloved cats. She was a […]

2021-05-19 E-Edition

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Pleasanton Express wins top awards at TGCPA

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The Pleasanton Express won General Excellence, Division Two, in the Texas Gulf Coast Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest Awards, Friday, May 7 at the association’s annual conference. The entries were judged by the Panhandle Press Association and were from work published in 2020. “Week in, week out, the Pleasanton Express meets the information needs of its growing communities,” said the […]


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Pleasanton Mayor Travis Hall and First Lady Linda Hall have served this community faithfully for decades. Hall will end his term as Mayor of Pleasanton at the May 20 City Council meeting where new Mayor Clint Powell and newly elected councilmembers Jeanne Israel and Lillian Cashmer will join current councilmembers Robert Leonhardt, Kenneth Hernandez, Diana Prasifka and JR Gallegos in […]

B.E. F.A.S.T., Methodist Hospital | South talks stroke awareness

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Minutes matter when you or someone you know is having a stroke. This month, Methodist Hospital | South is highlighting National Stroke Awareness Month by bringing awareness to the signs and symptoms of stroke and the importance of seeking immediate medical attention at your local hospital. “Stroke is very common in the US and in our county,” said Dr. James […]

Gov. Abbott mandates masks off

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Governor Greg Abbott on Tuesday issued an Executive Order prohibiting governmental entities in Texas — including counties, cities, school districts, public health authorities or government officials — from requiring or mandating mask wearing. Public schools may continue to follow current mask-wearing guidelines through June 4. After June 4, no student, teacher, parent or other staff member or visitor can be […]

New business resources slated for Pleasanton

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The City of Pleasanton is working on the development of two new resources to support economic development through entrepreneurship and job creation. The first, is called the Pleasanton Business Center that is part of the city’s first “P3” or Public Private Partnership. The center is located at the former Pleasanton Elementary School. In the P3 concept, resources are combined between […]

ICE stationed at Microtel during undocumented immigrant stay

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Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) will be stationed at the Microtel while it serves as a temporary rapid processing center during the undocumented immigrants’ stay in Pleasanton. Endeavors will provide management and services to the undocumented immigrants housed at the Microtel during their 72- hour processing period stay. The families that come into ICE custody will be housed to allow […]

Out and About

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Royal Farmer’s Market continues each Saturday 901 and 903 W. Goodwin in Pleasanton, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Now through July. Featuring homegrown and homemade goodness. Atascosa County Sheriff’s Public Auction Wednesday, May 19 in front of Sheriff’s Office and Jail, Hwy. 16 and Hwy. 97 intersection in Jourdanton. Starts at 10 a.m. All vehicles that start can be started from 8-9:45 […]

Sanchez sworn in as new Poteet mayor

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The meeting of the Poteet City Council was held on May 11, with all members present: Jesse Leal, Richard Castillon, Rick T. Flores, Denise Sanchez, Nicholas Sanchez and Mayor Willie Leal, Jr. The council unanimously approved the minutes from the previous meeting. New Business Lyle Hefstetler, Clean Cities Coordinator from AACOG was present to discuss a proposed Surface Use Agreement […]