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Senior’s Day Sept. 24 at Civic Center The Pleasanton Parks and Recreation Department has partnered with the Pleasanton Express to create an avenue for our senior citizens to stay active throughout the year. Each week there will be a day dedicated and time for all seniors to join in the fun activities at the Pleasanton Civic Center. This will be […]

“March Out Hunger” with your local VFWs



The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) in District 20, Humana and the San Antonio Food bank have partnered up to host a food drive that began on Veteran’s Day (Sept. 11) and will carry on through Veterans Day (Nov. 11). As part of the “March Out Hunger” campaign, food will be collected at 20 VFW posts in the district, three […]

Poteet ISD, McMullen County ISD respond to new TEA ratings



The 2018 state accountability ratings by the Texas Education Agency were released on Aug. 15, the Pleasanton Express contacted area superintendents for their comments and whether they considered the new ratings to be fair. New this year is the A-F scale to rate all multicampus school districts and charters. The 85th Texas Legislature passed House Bill 22, establishing three domains […]

PATRIOT DAY OBSERVED IN PLEASANTON

On Patriot Day, Pleasanton firemen, PISD policemen and all first responders were recognized. From left are Firefighter Robert Juarez, Fire Chief Chuck Garris, Firefighter Xavier Garcia, Firefighter Joshua Rodriguez, Firefighter Aaron Leal, VFD Lt. Mario Escobedo, Firefighter Logan Valadez, VFD Lt. Junior Bosquez, Firefighter Kevin Tucker, PISD Officer Cristopher McCauley, PISD Officer E. J. Lozano, PISD Officer Rene Garcia and […]

CORRECTION

The Boy Scouts article in last week’s issue on page 12A incorrectly stated that Mayor Travis Hall learned skills that “helped him during his service to his country in Vietnam.” Hall did not serve in Vietnam. He served during the Vietnam War.

Charlotte council discusses city sales tax



The Charlotte City Council held their regular meeting on Thursday, Sept. 13, in which they discussed various important agenda items. However, two major topics of discussion included raising the city sales tax and what to do with the old Methodist Church. Mayor Buddy Daughtry had a few comments on the raising of the city sales tax. “I have proposed that […]

JISD compensation plan discussed



JISD Superintendent Theresa McAllister went over some proposed changes in the staff compensation plan for the upcoming year. A step increase is proposed in the budget, but this concentrates on the stipends that some receive for extra duties. For example, the $300 stipend that was given to bus drivers will now be divided into their hourly rate, giving an increase […]

Poteet studies attendance incentives



During the Poteet school board meeting on Sept. 17, principals of the intermediate center, junior high and high school discussed the incentives they use to increase student attendance. Poteet Intermediate Campus, which has 95 percent attendance, offered a game room incentive for students who did not miss a day during the first three weeks. Those students were able to visit […]

Rev. Junior Jones: A life in ministry and community outreach



A career in ministry is not a choice that local leader Rev. Junior Jones made himself. “I didn’t decide. It was from a higher calling and I accepted,” said Jones. He accepted the call in 1966 and was ordained in 1972. Now 83-years-old, Jones was born in Danville, Virginia, where he grew up and went to school. His wife Irene, […]

Verdilizer

A BIG HAPPY 70th ANNIVERSARY to long time Verdi residents, Bob and Louise Duncan. They have contributed so much to our community and we know how blessed we’ve been having them here. Charlie and Ermelinda will be back at it again this Saturday selling BBQ plates and Ermelinda’s fried pies. Mark your calendar because you are not going to want […]


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