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Texas Senator Pete Flores tells constituents they are the boss

By Noel Wilkerson-Holmes | October 17, 2018

On Friday, Oct. 12, the swearing-in ceremony of newly elected Texas State Senator Peter P. Flores, R-Pleasanton was held in Austin in the Senate Chamber. Flores, who resides in Pleasanton, was elected in a special election last month to represent Senate District 19, a sprawling 17 county district which includes the South Side of San Antonio. Lt. Governor Patrick, who […]

Reading Rotarians visit Pleasanton Primary School

By Noel Wilkerson-Holmes | October 10, 2018

Rotary International’s motto is “Service above Self” and part of their service has been a global literacy initiative. “The district is extremely excited to partner with Pleasanton Rotary to strengthen the PISD Literacy Initiative,” said Dr. Matthew Mann. “It has been a true blessing to work with our students in our afterschool program ‘Beyond the Bell.’ We have started our […]

Have an opinion?

By Noel Wilkerson-Holmes | August 22, 2018

As our columnist Warren Domke posed this week “Why we should read the opinion page?” – because you get all sides of a story from different viewpoints. The Pleasanton Express Opinion pages feature guest columns from Atascosa County residents and natives from the Pleasanton Mayor to the County Judge to the Atascosa County Republican and Democrat chairpersons.The content of each […]

Flores in run-off

By Noel Wilkerson-Holmes | August 01, 2018

  Pete Flores wins the lead to secure a spot in a run-off race against Pete Gallego. For the full story on Flores run for Texas State Senate District 19 seat, please see August 1 front page story.

Governor Abbott endorses Pleasanton resident Pete Flores for Texas State Senator District 19

By Noel Wilkerson-Holmes | July 30, 2018

Governor Greg Abbott today endorsed Pete Flores, Pleasanton, for State Senator in SD-19. Flores is a former leader of Texas Parks and Wildlife’s statewide law enforcement division and has an extensive background in proactive leadership and community involvement. In making his endorsement, Governor Abbott encouraged the constituents of Senate District 19 to send Flores to Austin to enact positive conservative […]

Atascosa Stop Forced Annexation challenge – 2000 signatures in 48 hours.

By Noel Wilkerson-Holmes | July 28, 2018

IF YOU THINK IT CAN’T HAPPEN TO US…THINK AGAIN Atascosa County residents are in the crosshairs of San Antonio. If you don’t believe it, take a look at the map below. San Antonio can annex up to 5 miles in all direction each year. How far are you from San Antonio?…and, they don’t have to ask our permission because we […]

7-18-18 Flashback

By Noel Wilkerson-Holmes | July 27, 2018

Flashbacks Madeleine Guajardo Staff Writer 10 years ago Chase Phillips competed in the Frio County 4-H Big Blast shotgun Shoot on Saturday, July 5th. There were over 150 4-H members competing in Trap, Skeet, 5 Stand, and sporting clays this shoot. Chase placed 6th in the Skeet Shooting competition. This was Chase’s first time to compete in an organized shotgun […]

Salvation Army fan drive for the elderly underway

By Noel Wilkerson-Holmes | June 20, 2018

Noel Wilkerson Holmes Publisher Be a fan of the elderly by helping them stay cool and comfortable in the Texas heat.  Texas summers can be deadly for the elderly who worry about high electrical bills so avoid using their A.C.  This cost saving tactic can quickly become a medical emergency. Drop off a box fan or any type of portable […]

PISD Board meeting tonight

By Noel Wilkerson-Holmes | June 13, 2018

Pleasanton ISD Board of Trustees regular meeting will be held June 13 at 6:30 p.m. at the administration building, 831 Stadium Drive, Pleasanton. Following prayer and pledge of allegiance, visitors will be able to make comments. For full PISD School Board Meeting agenda, please go to pisd.us.

Children’s Alliance of South Texas provides a place for healing and justice

By Noel Wilkerson-Holmes | June 13, 2018

Noel Wilkerson Holmes Publisher The Children’s Alliance of South Texas (CAST) held their grand opening celebration Monday at 810 Main Street in Jourdanton. “The services that we provide at CAST are part of a comprehensive response to child abuse in the state of Texas, “ said Executive Director, Meredith Erickson, Ph.D. “At CAST we do our best to provide that […]