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Broken record resolutions? Let’s be a bit kinder this year

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Each year I tend to make resolutions that quickly fall by the wayside. They usually include: eat less, exercise more. Rest more, get out more and spend less are among those things that I resolve to add/delete from my life. This year, I resolve to be better. I won ‘t be perfect. I will fail. I will succeed. I plan […]

Another year has passed and we couldn’t have done it without you all

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With each passing year here at the Express, I marvel at what we do each week. We strive each week to bring you the best we can – news and sports coverage, eye-catching ads and being involved in our community. Our staff is the best and I’d like to acknowledge them all. At the helm of the Pleasanton Express are […]

Merry Christmas Memories

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I hope everyone will truly have a wonderful and Merry Christmas this year!  I also hope that you all take some time and read the Letters to Santa Claus and enjoy the ads from our advertisisers in our special Christmas Edition. This year, our office cheerleader – Hope Garza – had the idea of using a favorite photo of us […]

I’m addicted to Christmas music and movies

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I admit it. I’m a sucker for Christmas music. So much so, that I checked 101.9 radio station BEFORE Thanksgiving to see if they had started and they had! I’m also a sucker for Christmas movies, but let me address my music affliction first. Not only do I love carols of all sorts, new Christmas songs, old ones and those […]

Sommelier on a budget

I attended a wine tasting last week as a guest of Pleasanton Rotarian Sarah Evans for their fifth Thursday fellowship mixer. It was held at Lew’s Patio and Grill and the wine I tasted was great. I even found a pinot noir that I actually liked – I’m not much of a fan for red wine, so this was a […]

Goldilocks and the three stores

Once upon a time there was a little girl with golden locks and a purse full of money. Let’s call her Goldilocks. One day, she was looking for something to buy for a Christmas present for her grandma. So she got in her car and drove to the big city to buy the gift. But each store she visited didn’t […]

Let’s list our thankfulness

Ahhhh… it’s that time of year again. We will all be surrounded by food and family and being all thankful and such. Being thankful really is not difficult. Even if life is not going your way at the moment, you can always find something that makes you appreciate what is happening. At the top of my list? Hands down would […]

Juvenile Diabetes – Let’s cure this

Ask any parent what they were doing when they either thought their child could be diabetic or when their fears were confirmed and they will know it down to the minute and detail. Now ask those parents how they manage their child’s disease and they will attest that it is a 24/7 commitment for their Type 1 Diabetic child’s well […]

Honoring Fighter Aces

Last month I had the privilege to attend a luncheon of the South Texas Chapter of the Friends of the American Fighter Aces Association at the invitation of my long time friend, Chris Mann. Chris, a fighter pilot enthusiast, is a member of the group. He, Pleasanton High School senior Ryan Tudyk (also a member) and I met at the […]

What happened to civility?


As a child of Baby Boomer parents there are some things that were instilled in my brother, my sister and myself from a young age.  We opened the door for ladies or our elders, we didn’t wear a hat at the dinner table and we stood up to shake hands with someone. At some point in the last couple of […]


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