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Leandro Garcia saves woman’s life

By Lisa Luna | June 20, 2018

Lisa Luna Staff Writer Pleasanton Police Chief Ronald Sanchez recognized Animal Control Officer Leandro Garcia at the June 7 meeting. “It is with great pride and respect that I submit this report to you, on the life-saving act of our kennel attendant, Mr. Leandro Garcia,” Chief Sanchez said. On May 3, at 7:30 a.m. Garcia was patrolling the Pleasanton River […]

Out and About

By Lisa Luna | June 20, 2018

Pleasanton Library events Beat the heat with “Mondays at the Movies” began June 18 at the Pleasanton Civic Center and will continue until August 20 at 10 a.m. “Teen Fridays” will be held from June 22- August 24, at 3 p.m. Before the movie on Fridays, money management modules for the teens will be presented. These modules will include topics […]

Surprise retirement party for Leal

By Lisa Luna | June 15, 2018

The Poteet Police Association was honored to host a surprise retirement party for Poteet Police Lt. Frank Leal, on Saturday, June 2. Leal recently retired after 34 1/2 years of service with the Poteet Police Department. “It was a historical event and a great evening,” said Jennifer Hickman, wife of Poteet Police Chief Bruce Hickman. “We are thankful to everyone […]

Free Movie Night in Jourdanton

By Lisa Luna | June 12, 2018

The Atascosa Family Crisis Center and City of Jourdanton have teamed up for Free Family Movie Night this Friday, June 15. Start showing up about 7:30 p.m. to find a spot at the Jourdanton Sports Complex off Champion Drive (behind Jourdanton City Hall. Bring the family for a free, family-friendly movie “Mercy Rule” starring Kirk Cameron. Enjoy free drinks and […]

City of Pleasanton Healthy City Initiative

By Lisa Luna | June 06, 2018

The City of Pleasanton will always encourage living a healthy, active lifestyle in the outdoors. This summer, the city is starting a Healthy City Initiative, by providing a few workout classes and groups to join! Find a class that meets your needs and start staying active. Classes began the first week of June. •Yoga in the Park -Free classes are […]

Accident results in fatality

By Lisa Luna | June 06, 2018

Members of the Pleasanton Police Department responded to a major accident in the 1800 block of Hwy 97 East at 5:58 a.m., on June 4.  When officers arrived they discovered an adult male pinned between a semi-truck flatbed trailer and a Ford pickup.  Officers also discovered that a male inside the Ford pickup was pinned. Members of the Pleasanton Fire […]

Out and About

By Lisa Luna | June 06, 2018

12 Week Free Summer Program for kids The City of Pleasanton Parks and Recreation Department will begin its free, 12 Week Summer Program for kids on Thursday, June 7. The first program will feature leadership and games at the Pleasanton Civic Center at 10 a.m., sponsored by PISD Student Council. Weekly activities will include trades, skills, hobbies and sport-related events […]

Poteet Graduation

By Lisa Luna | June 06, 2018

Poteet High School graduate Isaiah Lamar Shaver smiles after walking the stage during graduation ceremonies on Friday, June 1. The evening culminated with a fireworks show. Lisa Luna | Pleasanton Express

Building Safety Month Proclamation

By Lisa Luna | June 05, 2018

At the May 17 Pleasanton City Council meeting, Mayor Travis Hall Jr. read the proclamation recognizing Building Safety Month. Pictured left to right are: Mario Escobedo – Pleasanton Firefighter, John Raney – Community Development Services Director, Chuck Garris – Pleasanton Fire Chief, Cassie Garcia – Administrative Assistance, Megan Caballero – Community Development Services Specialist, David Haley – Backflow / Building […]

Garcia Farms teams up with Brazos Valley Brewing Co. for berry beer

By Lisa Luna | June 05, 2018

Earlier this spring, Poteet strawberry grower Donovan Garcia of Garcia Farms North teamed up with the Brazos Valley Brewing Company to create “Wasted Days” Strawberry Blonde Ale. Based in Brenham, the company opened about four years ago. “It was started by two brothers and their two childhood friends. They were avid home-brewers and they got the wild idea to start […]