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Pleasanton River Park closed July 23-25

By Pleasanton Express Staff | July 17, 2019

The Pleasanton River Park will be closed on Tuesday, July 23 through Thursday, July 25 for construction and maintenance purposes, weather permitting. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Calling all CH Queen Candidates

By Pleasanton Express Staff | July 17, 2019

The Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce is seeking 2019-2020 candidates for Cowboy Homecoming Queen. The 54th Cowboy Homecoming will be held September 13-14 at the Pleasanton River Park. Candidates must be a sophomore or junior in high school and reside in Pleasanton. The Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce has scheduled a meeting for candidates and parent/guardians for Thursday, August 1, 2019 at […]

Local Matters

By Pleasanton Express Staff | July 17, 2019

Today, I smile. Not having a fulltime Sports Editor at the Pleasanton Express is not fun for the team here at the newspaper, for the sports teams locally nor the community. But, my oh my has it been worth the wait. I tried hiring Angelo State University journalism grad and former two-time All-Conference ASU punter Sam Fowler back in June […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report

By Pleasanton Express Staff | July 17, 2019

Bits and Bobs: I am pleased that Methodist South has asked me to serve on a public advisory board of theirs to consult with the hospital. I hope this appointment will be an asset for the county. While thinking about medical, I need to inform you that our Indigent Health Care Department is out of money for this budget year […]

Mayor’s Message – Pleasanton

By Pleasanton Express Staff | July 17, 2019

Greetings from the Mayor’s office: Ernie and Janice Gonzalez of EMC Strategy Group, this city’s Business and Economic Development Consultants, will be hosting a Business Ethics Workshop for any business owner, nonprofit, and any organization seeking ethics training. We want to make sure that you are kept up-to-date with the latest business ethics information that is available. This city’s first […]

Head ‘em up, move ‘em out

By Pleasanton Express Staff | July 17, 2019

A lot can happen in a week. Like, you may have to pack up 13 years of your life in a few short days of having a garage sale readying to move in the future. I just had no idea the future was going to be a week. Good thing about doing this so quickly was that I had no […]

Mayor’s Message – Poteet

By Pleasanton Express Staff | July 17, 2019

This past weekend our neighboring state, Louisiana, got hit with a weak hurricane resulting in a lot of rain causing flooding issues. Lucky we live far inland from the Texas coastline. However if a hurricane were to hit in close proximity on the coast, it could spawn severe storms in our area with high winds causing damage and a lot […]

Texas receives infusion of funding for border region law enforcement

By Pleasanton Express Staff | July 17, 2019

Gov. Greg Abbott on July 9 announced the receipt of $15 million in federal funding meant to increase operational capabilities of federal, state, local and tribal law enforcement agencies. The Operation Stonegarden Grant Program allocation is part of $30 million approved by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency. The funds are meant to equip law enforcement […]

I is for Identification

By Pleasanton Express Staff | July 17, 2019

The other night I sat straight up in bed worried about J. What if he and Mama Bear were in an automobile accident? What if he wandered off at school and got lost? What if the house caught fire? (Yes, I can be a bit of a worry wart.) But seriously, what would happen if J were separated from his […]

Historically Speaking

By Pleasanton Express Staff | July 17, 2019

In 2013 the Atascosa County Historical Commission dedicated an Official Texas Historical Marker for North Pleasanton. Many today don’t realize that North Pleasanton, or “Northtown” as it was called, was a separate, incorporated town, created by and for the San Antonio, Uvalde and Gulf Railroad. The marker stands next to one for the railroad, on the south side of Bensdale, […]