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Garcia, Gonzales honored for animal assistance


Lisa Luna Staff Writer Pleasanton Police Captain Johnny Gonzales and Animal Control Officer Leandro Garcia were recognized at the Feb. 15 council meeting. Pleasanton City Manager Johnny Huizar read a letter of appreciation that he received from Atascosa Animal Allies. The organization wanted to express their thanks to both Gonzales and Garcia for supporting the group’s efforts to save the […]

Turn N Burn cooks wanted

FREE BBQ judges needed, KidsQue planned again

Rebecca Pesqueda Staff Writer The annual Turn N Burn Cook Off in conjunction with Cowboy Homecoming is just around the corner, and they want YOU to participate! Think you have the guts to out-cook over 150 other participants? Then register today! The Turn N Burn Cook Off will be held on Saturday, March 10 at the Atascosa River Park in […]

Gallegos, Garza file for Pleasanton municipal election


Lisa Luna Staff Writer The City of Pleasanton will hold its general election and special election on Saturday, May 5. Friday, Feb. 16 was the deadline to file. These are the candidates who filed. Incumbent Councilman Robert Leonhardt has filed for the special election in Dist. 1, unexpired term. Running in the mayoral race are current Dist. 6 Councilman and […]

Gary Soward Day held in Pleasanton


Lisa Luna Staff Writer Retired Pleasanton Police Chief Gary Soward was recognized at the Feb. 15 council meeting, with a proclamation in his honor. February 16 was proclaimed Chief Gary Soward Day, for his service to the City of Pleasanton. Pleasanton Mayor Pro-tem Travis Hall Jr. read the proclamation, which stated Soward officially retired in 2012, after 37 years of […]

52nd Annual Cowboy Homecoming/Turn N Burn expects 200 cookers


Rebecca Pesqueda Staff Writer Last year, Cowboy Homecoming and Turn N Burn joined together for the first time, bringing thousands of out-of-towners and locals to the Atascosa River Park for the biggest party and cook-off Pleasanton has ever seen. This year, the two huge local events will be coming together for asecond year and will be held Friday and Saturday, […]

Little Mister & Little Miss Poteet 2018


The Little Mister Poteet and Little Miss Poteet were crowned on Friday, Feb. 9 at the Poteet High School Auditorium. This year’s royalty are Little Mister Poteet Tommy Christopher Lopez, the son of Brandon and Naomi Lopez. Little Miss Poteet is Michael Borja, the daughter of Morgan and Oliver Borja. Photo by Lisa Luna, Pleasanton Express

Appraisal District reports to city


Lisa Luna Staff Writer Michelle Cardenas, Chief Appraiser of the Atascosa County Appraisal District presented a report, at the Feb. 1 Pleasanton City Council meeting. She spoke on behalf of Joe Rodriguez, the city’s representative to ACAD, who had a family emergency. She said their appraisers are working in Pleasanton ISD and the City of Pleasanton, finishing up their 2018 […]

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month

FREE Mayor Powell signs, reads proclamaton
Some stats listed in the proclamation: •Females between 16-24 are more vunerable to intimate partner violence, experiencing abuse at a rate almost triple the national average. •High school students who experience physical violence in a dating relationship are more likely to use drugs and alcohol, are at greater risk of suicide and are much more likely to carry patterns of abuse into future relationships. •Only 33 percent of teens who are in an abusive relationship ever tell anyone about the abuse and 81 percent of parents surveyed either believe dating violence is not an issue, or admit they do not know if it is one.

Lisa Luna Staff writer Nationwide, the month of February marks Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month. At the Feb. 1 Pleasanton City Council meeting, Mayor Clinton J. Powell read and signed the proclamation urging Pleasanton citizens to work toward ending teen dating violence. Some of the ways to accomplish this are by: empowering young people to develop healthier relationships, […]

Pleasanton council orders general, special elections


Lisa Luna Staff writer At the Feb. 1 Pleasanton City Council meeting, the ordinance was adopted ordering the general election and special election on Saturday, May 5. As of Feb. 6, these are the candidates who have filed. In the mayoral race, current Dist. 6 councilman and mayor pro-tem Travis Hall Jr. will face Jeanne Burton Israel and Joseph “Joe” […]

Gary Soward Day


The City of Pleasanton will be honoring retired Chief of Police Gary Soward at the council meeting on Thursday, Feb. 15. He will be presented with a retirement badge and the mayor will read a proclamation naming Feb 16 as Gary Soward Day in Pleasanton. The public is encouraged to attend  the  meeting.

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