Pleasanton school board holds monthly meeting

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After recognizing the Students of the Month at the Pleasanton school board meeting on Oct. 12, Superintendent Dr. Matthew Mann gave a brief report on the events happening on the different campuses. The census data has been released and a redistricting will be done of the district by Gallegos and Walsh attorneys. However, since there is no election this year […]

2021 Special Elections Guide

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City Council Questions 1. What is one major issue in our city you plan to address? 2. What is your vision for the community? How does it support the economy and quality of life in our city? 3. If someone came to you with a proposal to build a new piece of public infrastructure in the city (i.e. road, bridge, […]

Local Matters

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The older I get the faster holidays arrive and fly by. It seems like Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas are each just days apart. Atascosa County has so many events between now and Christmas that our Out and About column is turning into a full page of happenings. Do you glance at Out and About weekly? This Pleasanton Express favorite starts […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report

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There is an excellent law that any citizen can make an “Open Records Request” for defined data belonging to Texas’s designated governments. It is good because, as citizens, we should expect our government to be transparent. We receive these requests from time to time, and I feel many who make these do not understand how to craft their request, and […]

Get out to the polls

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The November 2021 Special Election is underway with Early Voting happening now through Friday, Oct. 29, and while this isn’t as big of an election year as the 2020 Election, it is still just as important. As usual, the Pleasanton Express has published a Voter’s Information Guide with information about this year’s candidates for Jourdanton and Christine City Council and […]

Mayor’s Message – Pleasanton

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The city is in the process of wrapping up calendar year 2021. During this time of year, we traditionally go to one meeting a month. The reason is because we have less business to process and it is more of a planning phase and recap for the city. Over the next couple of months, we will have reports from volunteer […]

No Re-Greta on Climate Change

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The content of this column is for entertainment purposes only. The opinions expressed should not be construed as being for or against any politically-charged topic referred to herein. Just trying to be funny, y’all … Nevermind the solstices; this is Texas. Our seasons are judged by the number of days you don’t have to run the air conditioner. If we […]

Remember the restaurants

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Greetings, folks! I hope this column finds you healthy and happy. As Hispanic Heritage Month comes to a close nationwide, for us it never really does. I’ve spoken before about the diverse melting pot that our county is and our history just blends together beautifully. You can walk into any Atascosa County restaurant and see this same blended, cultural and […]

Black hole

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Last week I received the best news a wife could receive—Darlin’ is cancer-free, and the doctors see no signs that it will recur. I should be on cloud nine right now. Instead I’m hiding behind my “happy mask” while my emotions are being swallowed by the black hole of depression. Don’t get me wrong. I am extremely grateful my husband […]

Courage, Pride, Heart

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Indian Stadium was filled with “Courage, Pride and Heart” on Friday night as 2021 Homecoming festivities were celebrated. Molly Fluitt was named the 2021 Homecoming Queen and Hungarian foreign exchange student, Koda Varga, was named 2021 Homecoming King. Ed Robbins and Judy Brooks Winn were named the Coming Home King and Queen for 2021. Both were graduates from the JHS […]