Great Reads

Back to School helpers

The Way I See It

When August rolls around, I’m almost sad I don’t have kids in school anymore. Almost. Looking at parents buying school supplies – copious amounts of tissues, plastic storage bags, paper and pens, not to mention the clothes shopping – brings me back to realizing those old memories are maybe not so enjoyable. Even the years that I didn’t have to […]

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The Way I See It

In this world of hyper connectivity – Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, LinkedIn, texting, email, and (gasp) phone calls and mail – I feel that we are more disconnected than ever. Gone are the days that when someone called your telephone land line and you missed the call cause you weren’t there to answer. What happened? The person kept calling back […]

Recycling 101

The Way I See It

I’ve had a few people contact us here at the Pleasanton Express to find out more on our recycling options in Pleasanton. A quick phone call to city hall and our City Secretary Andres Aguirre has us filled with information. Aguirre confirmed the schedule and what is acceptable. “Recycling occurs every two weeks. You can set out the recycle bin […]

Nominations due July 27 for Cowboy of the Year and Hall of Fame

The Way I See It

It is already midto late July and that means that the Pleasanton Young Farmers’ Cowboy of the Year Open Rodeo will be here before you know it, August 17-18 to be exact! But before we can start planning on having fun watching two nights of great rodeos and listening (maybe dancing) to John Wolfe and John Christopher Way, we have […]

Enjoying iconic and new-ish films

The Way I See It

I was talking with a friend the other day and they asked what was the last movie I saw in a theater. I had to think a bit about this. I realized that it was “Coco” which I saw with my son and daughterin law for our November birthdays. It seems I don’t get out much to see movies. I […]

242 Years later—the United States of America


242 Years later—the United States of America Fifty-six men signed it. It had been approved two days earlier, on July 2nd, 1776, but it was ratified that Thursday, July 4th, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. We know it as the Declaration of Independence. It was adopted by the Second Continental Congress, meeting at the Pennsylvania State House (now known as Independence Hall).  […]

U.S. Supreme Court rules in favor of Texas redistricting maps


U.S. Supreme Court rules in favor of Texas redistricting maps AUSTIN — The United States Supreme Court voted 5-4 on June 25 to approve 10 of 11 disputed Texas House and congressional redistricting maps used in the state’s 2014 and 2016 elections. The court ruled that only Texas House District 90 in Fort Worth was gerrymandered along racial lines and therefore […]

Community news matters and our community matters to us


Community news matters and our community matters to us The shooting that took place on Thursday that took the lives of five Capital Gazette journalists – Robert Hiaasen, Wendi Winters, Gerald Fischman, John McNamara and Rebecca Smith – is heartbreaking. That the Gazette still managed to get a newspaper out despite this horrific tragedy has captured the nation’s attention at the […]

The voice of democracy


The voice of democracy Many journalists across America are grieving over the murders of fellow members of the press at the Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis, MD.  We mourn their loss from afar. While they were dealing with one of the most horrendous acts they may ever witness, the staff was still able to publish a paper that very next […]

Road trip reveals a bit of history

Don’t you love road trips to places you’ve never been? And then, when you find out about a tidbit of historical information … it is even better! I had the chance to drive some small Texas roads this past weekend while heading to our Texas Press Association conference held in Conroe. The scenery was really pretty with rolling hills and […]

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