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Merry on Main Lighted Christmas Parade winners

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The Merry on Main Lighted Christmas Parade sponsored by Ford of Pleasanton was filled with tons of Christmas magic, fun, music, dancing and so much more this past Saturday. Over 80 entries of local and out-of-town businesses, festivals and youth organizations were decked out in their holiday best and paraded through downtown Pleasanton on Historic Main Street. “The Merry on […]

AIC holds November meeting

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The Atascosa Inter-Agency Council met on Thursday, Nov. 18, at the Pleasanton Civic Center. AIC is a partnership of over 50 agencies and businesses who provide services to Atascosa County residents. Those attending in person were Cheyenne Polk, Ceciley Koncaba, Lisa Akers, Trisha Gentry, Brianna Saroz, Elia Pardo, Dorothy Steelman, Jolene Leon, Dina Kaiser, Rey Valles, Chris Treviño and Tabitha […]

Chris Boyer on taking control of diabetes

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Chris Boyer of Lytle was diagnosed in 1990 at the age of 3. His wife Desiree is from Pleasanton. It was a chiropractor who helped with his diagnosis. “I had really bad scoliosis, so she had to take me to a chiropractor to straighten me out,” said Boyer. The doctor noticed bruising down his spine and told Boyer’s mother to […]

Experience Christmas Village Dec. 10-12

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Experience the journey of Christ, at this weekend’s annual Christmas Village on Friday, Dec. 10-Sunday, Dec. 12. The free, beautiful, walk-through presentation will take place outdoors at the Poteet Strawberry Festival grounds off of Highway 16. Doors will open each night at 5:30 p.m. and tours will start at 6 p.m. It is asked that visitors enter the grounds through […]

AMRSP DELIVERS BOOKS

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Atascosa-McMullen Retired School Personnel (AMRSP) delivered 475 books to Pleasanton Primary on Oct. 20. Pictured are, from left: Pleasanton Primary Vice Principal Susie Westfall, Janice Smith- AMRSP Treasurer, Rosanne Selle- AMRSP Second Vice President, Connie Waxler- AMRSP Book Project Chairman and Pleasanton Primary Principal Kari Vickers. Five anxious first graders are already busy reading their, “Forever Mine Book.”

Merry on Main Bike Parade winners

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The Merry on Main Bike Parade, organized by committee member Jessica Tom, was a huge hit with dozens of entries that filled Main Street entertaining the crowds on Saturday. Judges of the Bike parade included Pleasanton City Manager Johnny Huizar, District 6 Councilmember Jeanne Israel, Atascosa County Judge Republican Candidate Camila Mares, Jennifer Ireugas, Adriana Linstad, Melissa Dupee, Courtney White, […]

Memorial for Embree Elia Benavente Dec. 18

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The family of Embree Elia Benavente, age 11, sadly announces that she passed away on Nov. 22, 2021. Embree was deeply loved by her family and many friends at Pleasanton Junior High School. She suffered from severe depression and ended up taking her own life. There will be a memorial and celebration of her life on Saturday, Dec. 18 at […]

Pleasanton Express Christmas Story Contest

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The Pleasanton Express invites its readers to enter its annual “Brush Country Christmas Story” Contest. The story can be fiction or true; humorous or serious. The Pleasanton Express will pay the two winners $50 each– one for each category. Stories are limited to a maximum of 750 words and the deadline for receiving entries is at 5 p.m. on Friday, […]

Living With Diabetes

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Type 1 Diabetes warriors and their families and friends gathered together the first week of November at George Farms in Poteet. It was part of raising diabetes awareness in November. On Friday, Nov. 5, they met for a photo shoot in the countryside, sharing emotional stories about their challenges and victories. The participants included Chris Boyer of Lytle and the […]

Accepting diagnosis

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A sixth grader at Pleasanton Junior High, Alex Guerra, 11, was diagnosed with T1D on April 18, 2017, after his mother, Elizabeth, noticed he was always very thirsty, urinating a lot and lost 16 pounds in two months. As a nurse who works with diabetics at US Renal Care Dialysis in Pleasanton, Elizabeth noticed her son’s actions were concerning, so […]


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