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Patriot Day in the Park honors 20th Anniversary of 9/11

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On Saturday, Sept. 11, the City of Pleasanton and the Pleasanton Express hosted a 9/11 20th Anniversary Memorial ceremony at the Pleasanton River Park. The commemorative ceremony was to remember the 3,000 lives lost on 9/11 and to honor our local veterans and first responders who daily put their lives on the line to protect and serve. Guest speakers included […]

Kinsel Ford Pleasanton Celebrates 50 Years

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Sept. 1, 1971, marked the opening of Kinsel Ford Mercury, Inc. in Pleasanton. That summer, Bob and Nancy Kinsel moved their young family to their still present day home in Pleasanton. With the help of his parents, Bob, Sr. and Snookie, they acquired the then Ford tractor dealership located downtown, and gained Ford Motor Company’s approval for the Ford and […]

Nine-hour standoff ends peacefully

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After nine hours of negotiations, a standoff involving an armed woman at Pleasanton City Hall on Sept. 9 was resolved peacefully by police officers. According to Pleasanton Police Chief Ronald Sanchez, at approximately 12:30 p.m. last Thursday, a female suspect armed with a handgun entered Pleasanton City Hall, stripped out of her clothes and sat inside the council chambers. City […]

MAYORS MAKE FOOTBALL WAGER

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Pleasanton Mayor Clinton J. Powell and Jourdanton Mayor Robert “Doc” Williams set a wager ahead of the Pleasanton vs. Jourdanton game on Friday. Following Jourdanton’s defeat, Mayor Doc Williams will wear a Pleasanton jersey at Jourdanton’s next city council meeting set for Sep. 20. See story on 1B.

Out and About

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Clear Creek Rancher’s Supply Grand Opening Sept. 15 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Hwy. 85, 2.7 miles west of Charlotte on 27 PR Clear Creek Rd. BBQ by Smoking Aces. Treats by Cromie Creation. Atascosa Animal Allies to be there with barn cat adoption. Charlotte Homecoming Parade on Sept. 16 Line up at 6 p.m. and parade at 6:30 p.m. Show […]

Man crashes into Leming VFD

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On Saturday, Sept. 11, during the Memorial Service for the 20th Anniversary of 9-11, while speakers spoke about the bravery of first responders who run toward danger, Loren and Tammy Gillespie of the Leming Volunteer Fire Department got up out of their chairs and started running. They had received news that there was an accident and a crash in Leming, […]

Charlotte Public Library celebrates grand opening

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The City of Charlotte celebrated the grand opening of the new Charlotte Public Library this past Monday with a ribbon cutting and proclamation reading ceremony. The building, formerly the United Methodist Church, also houses the municipal court judge, city secretary and a community room that could be used for meetings or small gatherings. Twenty years ago, Dorothy L. Mueller made […]

FIREFIGHTERS BATTLE MULTIPLE STRUCTURE, VEHICLE FIRES IN PRIMROSE

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Poteet, Jourdanton, Lytle, Rossville, District 5 and Pleasanton FD responded to multiple structure and vehicle fires at Gayle and Marshall Lanes in Primrose on Saturday, Sept. 11 at 5 p.m. Crews worked the scenes past 11 p.m. Cause of the fire is still unknown and no injuries were reported. Bobby Lopez and Benjamin Martinez of Poteet VFD hose down vehicles […]

Jourdanton council renews interlocal agreement for Cowboy Connect

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Sean Scott, Transportation Director from Alamo Area Council of Governments, addressed the Jourdanton City Council regarding the Cowboy Connect bus line for Atascosa County. He emphasized that it is open for use by the general public and can even flag down the bus for transport. If there are certain dates and times that are needed, you can reserve a slot […]

Poteet council moves forward to hire new city administrator

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During a short special meeting of the Poteet City Council on Aug. 24, Rosa De La Fuente was appointed as Associate Judge. Bill Gamez, who serves as the Municipal Judge, has been ill and court has had to be cancelled. Council member Candace Cantu moved to appoint De La Fuente and council member Jeremy Fernandez seconded. Council members Rick Flores, […]


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