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Pastor Scotty rides 150 miles in honor of fallen

By Pleasanton Express Staff | May 06, 2020

In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation which designated May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which that date falls as Police Week. This year National Police week will be May 10-16. Normally, tens of thousands of law enforcement officers from around the world converge on Washington, DC to participate in a number of […]

Salute to the Seniors of 2020

By Pleasanton Express Staff | May 06, 2020

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Class of 2020 will be celebrating the time-honored tradition of spring graduation without the usual pomp and circumstance. Local administrations are working on details and dates that keep students and attendees safe. The Pleasanton Express is publishing a Salute to the Seniors of 2020 designed to be a treasured keepsake for the graduates of […]

PLEASANTON ROTARY CLUB DONATES $700 IN FOOD TO LOCAL PANTRIES

By Pleasanton Express Staff | May 06, 2020

The Pleasanton Rotary Club donated $700 worth of food to the Community Food Pantry at First United Methodist Church and the Church of Christ Food Pantry in Pleasanton. Pictured at Pleasanton Church of Christ is, from left, Secretary Stamo Andrews, Minister Robert Miller, Pleasanton NHS member Cali Evans, Rotarian Sarah Evans, church member Betty Rackley, Evangelism Minister Ray Bean, Meredith […]

CASA celebrates 20 years of advocating for children

By Pleasanton Express Staff | May 06, 2020

On Friday, May 1, CASA of South Texas in Pleasanton celebrated 20 years since starting their mission of advocating for abused and neglected children who were moved from their homes. Since then, they have served over 1,430 children, advocated for 1,220 successful permanent homes and trained 228 CASA volunteers. Caring for children in foster care continues to be a top […]

Local Matters

By Pleasanton Express Staff | May 06, 2020

Cornerstone Publications owner Natalie Spencer, who was the publisher of the Lytle Leader, Medina County Times and Castroville News Bulletin died tragically in a car accident on April 2. Her husband, Jerry Spencer, attempted to keep the newspapers open, but found that it was a larger and more expensive undertaking than he could manage. All three newspapers have now folded, […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report

By Pleasanton Express Staff | May 06, 2020

On Tuesday of this week I asked the Mayors of the County to come to the Courthouse and discuss a joint proclamation to the county. I think it is very important that we join together for the best planning for our cities and the county. Hopefully you will hear more about that. On a personal note, I have completed one […]

Historically Speaking

By Pleasanton Express Staff | May 06, 2020

The other day, I was asked how Historical Commission business was with the COVID Restrictions. I answered honestly, “Slow, we can’t meet together and all of the educational workshops and exhibitions are cancelled. However, we have had time to focus on surveying markers and cemeteries. We can visit cemeteries without restrictions and this break has given us the opportunity to […]

Mayor’s Message – Pleasanton

By Pleasanton Express Staff | May 06, 2020

Greetings from the Mayor’s office: I hope this column finds you and your family in good health and a positive attitude. Testing for COVID-19 is the foundation on which the plan to reopen Texas is built. Testing can identify critical hotspots, catch outbreaks of the virus before it spreadsand indicate where support is needed most. The Texas Military Department, TMD, […]

Mayor’s Message – Poteet

By Pleasanton Express Staff | May 06, 2020

Another week into COVID-19. Considering all that has transpired since we started the fight against this virus, things are doing fairly well. Just a quick update. Last week, the state set up a COVID 19 test site here in Poteet. Atascosa County Judge Bob Hurley selected Poteet as the first test site in the county with other test sites to […]

Chief Priest’s Weekly Report

By Pleasanton Express Staff | May 06, 2020

Greetings from Lytle PD, The weekly police blotter has been posted to our website. You can find it at www.lytletx.org/police. Feel free to call me (830-709-0277) or email me (richard. priest@lytletx.org) with any questions you may have. This week we saw our calls for service jump to 63; we had a good bit of police activity. Here you go … […]