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How to prevent vote harvesting

By tfirme@pleasantonexpress.com | April 25, 2019

Local election officials are urging people to be aware of potential vote harvesting. Unlawful gathering of ballots occurs when a person or multiple people collect and deliver ballots and submit them to the early voting clerk instead of the voter submitting it him or herself. Recently, concerns have risen locally about votes being brought to people who are unable to […]

Sales tax holiday for emergency supplies April 27-29

By tfirme@pleasantonexpress.com | April 25, 2019

The season is approaching when severe weather is approaching, which means consumers need to take advantage of the sales tax holiday for emergency supplies April 27 to 29. There is no limit to the number of qualifying items people can purchase. That includes household batters, fuel containers and flashlights priced less than $75; hurricane shutters and emergency ladders priced at […]

Pleasanton, Poteet send strong groups to regional track meet

By tfirme@pleasantonexpress.com | April 18, 2019

Pleasanton and Poteet advanced most their area track and field meet athletes competing in Devine on April 17 to the Region 4A-IV meet, which will be at Texas A&M-Kingsville April 26-27. The Eagles swept the boys and girls high jump, with Dalton Hobbs and Victoria Castillo winning. Pleasanton’s girls were seventh as a team with 46 points. Poteet’s girls tied […]

Jourdanton sends seven girls, three boys to track regional

By tfirme@pleasantonexpress.com | April 17, 2019

Jourdanton will have a total of nine athletes at the 3A track and field regional in Converse April 26-27. The Squaws placed fourth as a team with 78 points at the area meet in Goliad on April 16, while the Indians were eighth as a team with 29 points. The Squaws had two second-place finishes among their six athletes in […]

Sports Maven: Star glow not enough for Magic as Lakers president

By tfirme@pleasantonexpress.com | April 17, 2019

Lately, I have thought of Magic Johnson’s departure as the Lakers’ president of basketball operations through the lens of a line from “Star Treatment” by the Arctic Monkeys, “That isn’t how they look tonight. Oh, no. It took the light forever to get to your eyes.” Stars travel so many lightyears to reach us and change in form through the […]

Sports Maven: Anticipating Eagles women’s soccer playoff march

By tfirme@pleasantonexpress.com | March 27, 2019

This suspense is overwhelming, in a way that I might chew my office chair if I had to wait longer to watch the Pleasanton women’s soccer start its playoff run. That the Eagles will have played just one game in a span of almost three weeks when they head to Kingsville to play King for bi-district on Friday feels agitating from […]

Pleasanton beats Poteet in Mehrmann-Ambriz duel

By tfirme@pleasantonexpress.com | March 27, 2019

Pleasanton won the first district meeting 4-0 at Poteet on Tuesday in the series between the Eagles (7-10-1, 2-1 District 4A-30) and Aggies (9-6, 0-3 District 4A-30). Area fans saw two future college pitchers square off, as Pleasanton’s Hilton Mehrmann, a San Angelo State signee, faced Poteet’s Jordan Ambriz, who signed with Southwest Assemblies of God University. Ambriz struck out […]

Jourdanton girls golf second, boys third at Northcliffe

By tfirme@pleasantonexpress.com | March 21, 2019

Jourdanton’s golf teams had top-three finishes in their last tournament on Wednesday before district. The Squaws earned second place in the Randolph Ro-Hawk Invitational at Northcliffe Golf Course with a score of 469. Laney Harlan hit 104. Hannah Engelmann hit 112. Charlotte Stacey hit 125. Cladi Munoz hit 128. Chesney Cox shot 129. The Indians placed third at the Randolph […]

Pleasanton quartet to pump iron at regionals

By tfirme@pleasantonexpress.com | February 27, 2019

Pleasanton has four girls powerlifting in regionals, starting on Friday at Pharr-San Juan-Alamo Memorial High School. Miranda Ovalle, Illeana Bosquez, Madison Curbow and Tessa Welch made the top 12 in their respective weight classes. Bosquez is the top lifter in the 259-and-up class with a qualifying total of 1025, and Curbow is fourth in that class at 875. Both made […]

Area playoff boys basketball

By tfirme@pleasantonexpress.com | February 20, 2019

Area playoff boys basketball goes down with McMullen County playing Thursday and Pleasanton and Jourdanton playing their games on Friday. Jourdanton hopes to break through to the regional quarterfinal after falling in overtime last year in the area playoff. Pleasanton hopes to make the regional quarterfinal for the first time since 2017.