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Eagle Scout service projects benefit City of Pleasanton

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Pleasanton Express Photos by Rebecca Pesqueda, and courtesy photos by Joett Morrison.             Two Eagle Scout candidates, both from Boy Scout Troop 194 of Pleasanton, completed their Eagle Scout Service Projects in partnership with the City of Pleasanton Parks and Recreation Department benefiting the city pool and the youth in Pleasanton. The purpose of the […]

Surprise retirement party for Leal

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The Poteet Police Association was honored to host a surprise retirement party for Poteet Police Lt. Frank Leal, on Saturday, June 2. Leal recently retired after 34 1/2 years of service with the Poteet Police Department. “It was a historical event and a great evening,” said Jennifer Hickman, wife of Poteet Police Chief Bruce Hickman. “We are thankful to everyone […]

Free Movie Night in Jourdanton

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The Atascosa Family Crisis Center and City of Jourdanton have teamed up for Free Family Movie Night this Friday, June 15. Start showing up about 7:30 p.m. to find a spot at the Jourdanton Sports Complex off Champion Drive (behind Jourdanton City Hall. Bring the family for a free, family-friendly movie “Mercy Rule” starring Kirk Cameron. Enjoy free drinks and […]

Charlotte Writer’s Workshop

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Pleasanton Express photos by Rebecca Pesqueda Mrs. Deborah Napier’s 4th grade summer school class from Charlotte Elementary participated in the Charlotte Public Library’s free Writer’s Workshop led by Texas native author Sara (Barnard) Harris on June 8. Students asked Harris questions about her career as a writer and then were given the chance to create their own handmade books out […]

City of Pleasanton Healthy City Initiative

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The City of Pleasanton will always encourage living a healthy, active lifestyle in the outdoors. This summer, the city is starting a Healthy City Initiative, by providing a few workout classes and groups to join! Find a class that meets your needs and start staying active. Classes began the first week of June. •Yoga in the Park -Free classes are […]

Building Safety Month Proclamation

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At the May 17 Pleasanton City Council meeting, Mayor Travis Hall Jr. read the proclamation recognizing Building Safety Month. Pictured left to right are: Mario Escobedo – Pleasanton Firefighter, John Raney – Community Development Services Director, Chuck Garris – Pleasanton Fire Chief, Cassie Garcia – Administrative Assistance, Megan Caballero – Community Development Services Specialist, David Haley – Backflow / Building […]

Garcia Farms teams up with Brazos Valley Brewing Co. for berry beer

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Earlier this spring, Poteet strawberry grower Donovan Garcia of Garcia Farms North teamed up with the Brazos Valley Brewing Company to create “Wasted Days” Strawberry Blonde Ale. Based in Brenham, the company opened about four years ago. “It was started by two brothers and their two childhood friends. They were avid home-brewers and they got the wild idea to start […]

Miranda paints plain pallets back to life

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                    Jourdanton native Edward Miranda is loving life and demonstrating that art comes in many forms. The 2003 Jourdanton High School graduate and ongoing student at Schreiner University in Kerrville has found a passion for decorating pallets with patriotic themes. Using spray paint, Edward can be seen at his home in […]

Rep. Cuellar announces U.S. Service Academy nomination application open

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WASHINGTON— Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced the U.S. Service Academy nomination applications for class of 2023 are now open: “Every year, I have the privilege of nominating young men and women from the 28th Congressional District for admission to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, the U.S. Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs […]

Pleasanton BPA attends the National Leadership Conference in Dallas

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Four Pleasanton High School students, along with advisor Janie Olivarri, attended the National Leadership Conference (NLC) of Business Professionals of America (BPA) in Dallas May 9-13. Over 6,000 conference delegates participated in this year’s conference. The Economic Research Team, made up of Matthew Elmer, Avery Falcon, and Kinsley Moore competed with their project on Agricultural Subsidies. They presented the pros […]


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