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Appraisal Board hears complaints on tax bills, prepares for appeals

By Contributed | May 30, 2018

Christelle Troell Staff Writer The Atascosa Appraisal District board of directors heard an earful of complaints from citizens on May 17, regarding the recent property tax bills just delivered in the mail which represented a large increase in taxes on properties. After Chairman Arthur Troell called the meeting to order, public comments were first on the agenda. Eight land owners […]

Ohio woman killed in crash

By Contributed | May 30, 2018

On Saturday, May 26 at approximately 3:46 p.m., Texas Department of Public Safety Troopers responded to a fatal crash in Atascosa County. According to DPS spokesman Sgt. Deon Cockrell, for unknown reasons, the 2013 Kia Sorento traveling southbound on IH-37 near mile post 115  traveled off the right edge of the roadway impacting a tree with the front left portion […]

Sales Tax Holidays for Water-Efficient and ENERGY STAR Products

By Contributed | May 25, 2018

(AUSTIN) — Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar is reminding families and businesses that they can save on the purchase of certain water- and energy-efficient products during the state’s Water-Efficient Products and ENERGY STAR® sales tax holidays. Both take place Saturday, May 26, through Monday, May 28. Hegar is promoting the sales tax holidays at an event today at 1:30 p.m. in […]

Chief Appraiser explains why property taxes increased

By Contributed | May 24, 2018

Christelle Troell Staff Writer While county residents are still in a state of disbelief after receiving their county’s appraisal notices, the county appraisal district’s chief appraiser, Michelle Cardenas, met with the Pleasanton Express to shed some light on how this increase came about. In 2015, she related, the Comptroller’s Office did a study of all independent school districts and looked […]

Rep. Cuellar announces U.S. Service Academy nomination application open

By Contributed | May 24, 2018

WASHINGTON— Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced the U.S. Service Academy nomination applications for class of 2023 are now open: “Every year, I have the privilege of nominating young men and women from the 28th Congressional District for admission to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, the U.S. Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs […]

Pleasanton BPA attends the National Leadership Conference in Dallas

By Contributed | May 22, 2018

Four Pleasanton High School students, along with advisor Janie Olivarri, attended the National Leadership Conference (NLC) of Business Professionals of America (BPA) in Dallas May 9-13. Over 6,000 conference delegates participated in this year’s conference. The Economic Research Team, made up of Matthew Elmer, Avery Falcon, and Kinsley Moore competed with their project on Agricultural Subsidies. They presented the pros […]

Poteet native shares WWII memories

By Contributed | May 22, 2018

“I can still hear the sound of thousands of army boots marching to the ship that would take us to war. The streets were lined with people cheering us on, women holding out candies, baked goods, snacks to eat on the ship. I thought to myself, ‘Does anyone sleep in New York?’ Somewhere a band was playing music, not songs […]

Two local businesses begin city’s new mentoring program

By Contributed | May 21, 2018

Two Local Businesses Begin City’s New Mentoring Program (Pleasanton, TX – May 21, 2018) The City of Pleasanton is pleased to announce that two local business owners have begun the mentoring process as part of the city’s new Business Start-up Assistance Program last week. The program was launched on May 16, 2018. Pleasanton residents Elizabeth Benavides and Jessica Chiverton formerly […]

City to hold GSA Procurement Workshop next week

By Contributed | May 21, 2018

The City of Pleasanton will hold its first General Service Administration (GSA) Procurement Workshop on May 31, 2018, at 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., at the Pleasanton Civic Center. The Pleasanton-GSA Procurement Workshop is free and open to any person or small business that would like to do business with the federal government. The workshop will feature: GSA registration, GSA […]

PHS artists qualify for state

By Contributed | May 15, 2018

These Pleasanton High School students competed on April 28 at the Visual Arts Scholastic State Event in San Marcos. State qualifiers were Kate McNeil (not pictured, painting at bottom left), Haley Sorola, Angeline Navarro, Katelyn Rivera, Mathieu Cantona, Tatum Bosquez and Jacqueline Lugo. Awarded State Medals were Katelyn for her panther batik, Kate for her acrylic painting of a cattle […]