Featured Artists: Don Pedro Huizar & Robert Wenske


Johnny Huizar’s antecedent Don Pedro Huizar and Jourdanton artist, Robert Wenske, are featured artists for June and July at the Pleasanton City Hall. Johnny Huizar, Pleasanton City Manager, is a six generation descendant of Don Pedro Huizar, the artist of “The Rose Window” located at the San Jose Mission. Johnny first heard and absorbed the stories of his famous “great […]


St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Charlotte celebrated the Sacrament of Confirmation on Tuesday, June 12. Very Reverend Gilberto Vallejo Pastor of St. Andrew’s in Pleasanton was the priest ministering the Sacrament of Confirmation.

CHS band selected for State Level Adjudication

Congratulations to the Charlotte High School Band! Two of their UIL selections were selected to the Outstanding Performance Series – State Level Adjudication for the Association of Texas in Small School Bands. The two UIL selections were “Under The Double Eagle March” by Swearingen and “The Tears of Arizona” by Balmages. These two pieces were first adjudicated at a Region […]

Jourdanton Library Salad Luncheon set

Are you ready for some delicious cold salads on a hot summer day? You are in luck! The Friends of the Jourdanton Community Library are holding their annual Salad Luncheon and Silent Auction on Thursday, June 28, at the Jourdanton Community Center. Serving will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The cost is only $9 for all you can […]


In the June 20 issue of the Pleasanton Express, the grandparents of St. Andrew Diez y Seis Queen candidate Ebony Jean Hernandez were inadvertently left out. Ebony Jean Hernandez’s maternal grandparents are Diamantina (aka Tina) and Saul Benavidez. Her paternal grandparents are Pedro and Grace Hernandez.

Upward Bound students to clean park

The Upward Bound program at Palo Alto College has partnered with the Pleasanton Parks and Recreation Department. On Thursday, July 5, students from Pleasanton, Poteet, Jourdanton and Lytle High School will be cleaning the Pleasanton River Park. Luis Perez, director of the pre-college program Upward Bound, invites all interested Upward Bound alumni to join them for this beautification project, which […]

Pleasanton Church of Christ to hold VBS

The Pleasanton church of Christ invites children ages 4 years through those who have just completed the 4th grade to our Vacation Bible School on Saturday, June 30, from 2 – 6 p.m. VBS will follow the theme “Down on the Farm: Growing with God.” The scripture reference is Galatians 5:22 & 23. “But the fruit of the spirit is […]

Mondays at the Movies

This summer, families are encouraged to beat the heat at the Pleasanton Public Library. Come and cool off at the free Mondays at the Movies every Monday from now until August 20 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. All ages are welcome. Another treat is Friday Night at the Movies for Teens, which will continue weekly until August 24 from […]


On Saturday, May 19, skateboard enthusiasts gathered at the large pavilion at the Pleasanton River Park for the SK8 Jam event. Participants enjoyed some friendly competition, as well as hearing from Thrasher magazine’s Skater of the Year Eddie Middleton, Pleasanton City Manager Johnny Huizar and Bob Byrd of The Navigators. The youth and their families look forward to the City […]

Drama students shine in ‘Cave Man Comedies’

The talented Pleasanton Elementary Drama Troupe students performed “Cave Man Comedies” in May. The performances were directed by Dawn Cardwell Murray. The cast included: Allie Gentry, Abigail Hotchkin, Avaree Rakowitz, Brandon Johnson, Case Gould, Demetrius Jimenez, Finley Hilburn, Gabe Moreno, Janel Escamilla, Kaylie Rodriguez, Kendra Valle, Lalli Hernandez, Lauren Miles, Lillian Hesse, Lilly Krause, Madeline Brymer, Malarie Martinez, McKenzie Shows, […]

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