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Garcia, Gonzales honored for animal assistance

By Lisa Luna | February 21, 2018

Lisa Luna Staff Writer Pleasanton Police Captain Johnny Gonzales and Animal Control Officer Leandro Garcia were recognized at the Feb. 15 council meeting. Pleasanton City Manager Johnny Huizar read a letter of appreciation that he received from Atascosa Animal Allies. The organization wanted to express their thanks to both Gonzales and Garcia for supporting the group’s efforts to save the […]

Gallegos, Garza file for Pleasanton municipal election

By Lisa Luna | February 21, 2018

Lisa Luna Staff Writer The City of Pleasanton will hold its general election and special election on Saturday, May 5. Friday, Feb. 16 was the deadline to file. These are the candidates who filed. Incumbent Councilman Robert Leonhardt has filed for the special election in Dist. 1, unexpired term. Running in the mayoral race are current Dist. 6 Councilman and […]

Gary Soward Day held in Pleasanton

By Lisa Luna | February 21, 2018

Lisa Luna Staff Writer Retired Pleasanton Police Chief Gary Soward was recognized at the Feb. 15 council meeting, with a proclamation in his honor. February 16 was proclaimed Chief Gary Soward Day, for his service to the City of Pleasanton. Pleasanton Mayor Pro-tem Travis Hall Jr. read the proclamation, which stated Soward officially retired in 2012, after 37 years of […]

Autism Awareness Series: The struggles & triumphs

By Lisa Luna | February 20, 2018

The third part of our Autism Awareness Series will feature a local family and their autistic son, who wished to remain anonymous. Their son is an only child at home, but has older siblings who adore him. The family supports their son all year long and tries to bring awareness to autism throughout the year, not just during Autism Awareness […]

Little Mister & Little Miss Poteet 2018

By Lisa Luna | February 14, 2018

The Little Mister Poteet and Little Miss Poteet were crowned on Friday, Feb. 9 at the Poteet High School Auditorium. This year’s royalty are Little Mister Poteet Tommy Christopher Lopez, the son of Brandon and Naomi Lopez. Little Miss Poteet is Michael Borja, the daughter of Morgan and Oliver Borja. Photo by Lisa Luna, Pleasanton Express

Atascosa Animal Allies making a difference

By Lisa Luna | February 14, 2018

With hearts of gold for our local, furry friends, the members of Atascosa Animal Allies are encouraging owners to spay and neuter their pets. The non-profit organization formed in October 2017 and has a contract with the City of Pleasanton Animal Shelter to find homes for cats and dogs. On Saturday, Feb. 3, the group held a volunteer work day […]

Poetry Night in Poteet

By Lisa Luna | February 13, 2018

Poteet Intermediate Campus presented a fun mic night at Poetry Cafe on Feb. 8, in which students performed poetry. Pleasanton Express photos by Lisa Luna

Autism Awareness Series

By Lisa Luna | February 13, 2018

The second part in our Autism Awareness Series features Logan David Jenks. Autism, or autism spectrum disorder, refers to a range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech and nonverbal communication, as well as by unique strengths and differences. Three-year-old Logan was diagnosed with autism at the age of 2, in June 2017 and is nonverbal. […]

Appraisal District reports to city

By Lisa Luna | February 07, 2018

Lisa Luna Staff Writer Michelle Cardenas, Chief Appraiser of the Atascosa County Appraisal District presented a report, at the Feb. 1 Pleasanton City Council meeting. She spoke on behalf of Joe Rodriguez, the city’s representative to ACAD, who had a family emergency. She said their appraisers are working in Pleasanton ISD and the City of Pleasanton, finishing up their 2018 […]

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month

By Lisa Luna | February 07, 2018

Lisa Luna Staff writer Nationwide, the month of February marks Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month. At the Feb. 1 Pleasanton City Council meeting, Mayor Clinton J. Powell read and signed the proclamation urging Pleasanton citizens to work toward ending teen dating violence. Some of the ways to accomplish this are by: empowering young people to develop healthier relationships, […]