City of Poteet hires Maldonado Law Group PLLC

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FREE Maldonado firm did not submit an RFP

Update Editor’s Note: At the Aug.4 Poteet City Council meeting, it was determined that the motion for hiring a new legal counsel was unable to pass due to lack of a majority vote. A revote was done on the original motion. N. Sanchez and Flores voted against while Cantu, Fernandez and Bautista voted in favor leading to the hiring of […]

2021-08-04 E-Edition

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Express takes home big wins at STPA

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The 95th South Texas Press Association 2021 Convention and Better Newspaper Contest was held in Uvalde July 29-31. The Pleasanton Express walked away with big wins including 1st Place Sports Section, 1st Place Advertising, Journalist of the Year, Photographer of the Year, 2nd Place Lifestyle Pages, 2nd Place Community Service, 2nd and 3rd place Sports Photos, 3rd Place Bill and […]

Complaint against Pleasanton City Manager Huizar released

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Following a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request by the Pleasanton Express, the City of Pleasanton has released the complaint filed against Pleasanton City Manager Johnny Huizar that led to his 21-day suspension without pay and a six-month zero tolerance probation period effective July 16. The complaint was filed by Pleasanton Parks and Recreation Facilities Coordinator Tony Aguirre after an […]

Who will be Queen?

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Seven girls are vying for the chance to be crowned the 2021 Cowboy Homecoming Queen. Voting for this year’s Cowboy Homecoming Queen will be Aug.13-14 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce located at 605 2nd St.  The final five girls will be crowned at the Pleasanton’s Young Farmers Open Rodeo on Aug. 21 at the Atascosa […]

Out and About

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Implementing Community-Wide Response to Strangulation Crimes Training on Thursday, Aug. 5 from 12-4 p.m. This is an in-person event, Pleasanton Civic Center, 115 N. Main St. Royal Farmer’s Market on Aug. 7 901 and 903 W. Good- win in Pleasanton, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Delicious, baked goods. Fresh eggs and produce, coffee and more. Level One Skateboard Training Hosted by The […]

Flores, citizens say Poteet Public Library is an asset to community

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At the July 27 Poteet City Council budget meeting at the Poteet Public Library, Mayor Denise Sanchez and Council discussed multiple budget items. One of these items included potentially cutting down the librarian hours. At the meeting, the library was described by one council member as a “dead asset.” Though no actions could be made at the meeting, this led […]

Emergency Mortgage Assistance available

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Low income families in rural communities may qualify for the Texas Emergency Mortgage Assistance Program (TEMAP). The Alamo Area Council of Governments may pay up to six months of mortgage payments for qualifying families (five months in arrears and one future payment). This program is administered by the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs with Community Development Block Grant […]

One step forward for Charlotte PD

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The City of Charlotte has formed a Charlotte Police Advisory Committee who meets regularly as they progress in creating the Charlotte Police Department. The committee, made up of city staff including Charlotte Mayor Christi Rankin and Chairman Rick Luna, is following suggested guidelines provided by the US Department of Justice, Texas Commission on Law Enforcement, Texas Police Chiefs Association and […]

Charlotte ISD STAAR test results released

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The Charlotte ISD board of trustees were presented with the Spring 2021 STAAR test results during their July 14 meeting. On June 28, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) released spring 2021 State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) results including mathematics and reading for grades 3-8, fourth and seventh grade writing, fifth and eighth grade science and social studies […]