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Community yard sale date set

By Pleasanton Express Staff | February 20, 2019

Mrs. Lina Huizar is working to coordinate a community yard sale in Verdi. If you don’t have the ideal place to hold a sale, you can bring your stuff to the community center for a fee of $10 per space. If you’d like to be on the concrete you will need to reserve your spot or bring your own table. […]

Attention 5K runners … join me?

By Pleasanton Express Staff | February 20, 2019

Well, not join me per se by me actually running in a 5K, but join me for an event I’m helping coordinate. I’ve often said if you ever see me running it is because someone or something is chasing me. But, seriously, this will be a fun event and since the Wild Bill Cowboy Gallop will be delayed for the […]

McAllister shares TAPR

By Pleasanton Express Staff | February 20, 2019

Superintendent Theresa McAllister gave the annual TAPR (Texas Academic Performance Report in a special meeting of the Jourdanton ISD on Monday, February 11. A complete breakdown is available online at the TEA website. Vance Jupe moved to accept the report as presented; Philip Netardus seconded. Also voting for were Mary Ramirez and Amador Lugo, Jr. Absent from the meeting were […]

Mayor’s Message

By Pleasanton Express Staff | February 20, 2019

Greetings from the Mayor’s office: I have had many questions over the past several months about our city’s building code. There are some citizens here that think a building code is just another way of generating income for the city. Not so….it is so much more than that. If you look at the first building code established in the US […]

Lil’ Mr. and Miss Cowboy Homecoming

By Pleasanton Express Staff | February 20, 2019

It is that time again to register for Lil’ Mr. and Miss Cowboy Homecoming. Registration forms will be sent home from school campuses in children’s backpacks Thursday. Any child enrolled in Kindergarten, 1st or 2nd grade in Pleasanton is eligible to enter. The contest sponsored by the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce with Jessica Tom serving as Master of Ceremonies and […]

Wild Bill Cowboy Gallop moved

By Pleasanton Express Staff | February 20, 2019

The Wild Bill Cowboy Gallop will not be held this year in conjunction with the 53rd Cowboy Homecoming due to the park being under construction. We will continue the 40-year tradition of the Gallop in June 2019 with the opening of the new Pleasanton River Park. The 2020 Wild Bill Cowboy Gallop will be, once again, held in conjunction with […]

Human Trafficking awareness

By Pleasanton Express Staff | February 20, 2019

February is known as the month of love but for many, this is far from the truth. Human trafficking awareness month is also marked as February and the issue of trafficking in persons has been a universal concern for the world. The Department of the State states, “ ‘Trafficking in persons’ and ‘human trafficking’ have been used as umbrella terms […]

Rep. Guillen files for $5,000 teacher pay raise

By Pleasanton Express Staff | February 20, 2019

AUSTIN – State Rep. Ryan Guillen (D-Rural South Texas) filed legislation that would create an allotment of $5,000 for every full time teacher in Texas. It requires school districts to use this funding for the sole purpose of paying qualified employees and would not be available for reallocation. “Texas teachers spend countless hours preparing and educating our kids, often spending […]

Senate panel focuses on funding of public education

By Pleasanton Express Staff | February 20, 2019

When Texas legislatures meet every two years, lawmakers’ singular, must-do assignment is to produce a state budget. Toward that goal, the Senate Finance Committee held meetings on Feb. 11, 12 and 13 to work on Article III of Senate Bill 1. That article focuses on the public and higher education parts of the state budget for fiscal years 2020 and […]

ACSO: It’s the Law

By Pleasanton Express Staff | February 20, 2019

I need to take the opportunity this week to talk about telephone scams. The number of scam attempts and successful scams have became alarming. One of the hottest scams right now is the bogus Publisher’s Clearing House call. Residents will receive a phone call advising them they have won a large sum of money. The caller, who is usually a […]