Mayor’s Message

Greetings from the Mayor’s office: I have had many questions over the past several months about our city’s building code. There are some citizens here that think a building code is just another way of generating income for the city. Not so….it is so much more than that. If you look at the first building code established in the US […]

Senate panel focuses on funding of public education

When Texas legislatures meet every two years, lawmakers’ singular, must-do assignment is to produce a state budget. Toward that goal, the Senate Finance Committee held meetings on Feb. 11, 12 and 13 to work on Article III of Senate Bill 1. That article focuses on the public and higher education parts of the state budget for fiscal years 2020 and […]

Attention 5K runners … join me?

The Way I See It

Well, not join me per se by me actually running in a 5K, but join me for an event I’m helping coordinate. I’ve often said if you ever see me running it is because someone or something is chasing me. But, seriously, this will be a fun event and since the Wild Bill Cowboy Gallop will be delayed for the […]

Local Matters

Each year, FFA chapters around the country celebrate National FFA Week. The Pleasanton Express knows that one week is not enough to shine the light on the impact FFA has on its members and our community. The Pleasanton Express will be dedicating its Farm & Ranch pages as well as our Facebook page with 14K followers to showcasing the best […]

We love our cars, don’t we?

My first car was a 1951 Plymouth 4-door sedan. I acquired it, with the help of my parents, in 1959. The engine was a flathead six that burned (ahem) a “little” oil. (Translation: It could have produced a very useful smoke screen during the D-Day invasion of France in World War II.) But I was devoted to that car and […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report

As I have said in this column, I ask the question, “Why should the value of real estate around a school have anything to do with the money available for the schools’ operation?” I want to finish my comments on the unfairness of property tax, but I must each time declare that I respect all of the local appraisal district […]

ACSO: It’s the Law

I need to take the opportunity this week to talk about telephone scams. The number of scam attempts and successful scams have became alarming. One of the hottest scams right now is the bogus Publisher’s Clearing House call. Residents will receive a phone call advising them they have won a large sum of money. The caller, who is usually a […]

Human Trafficking awareness

February is known as the month of love but for many, this is far from the truth. Human trafficking awareness month is also marked as February and the issue of trafficking in persons has been a universal concern for the world. The Department of the State states, “ ‘Trafficking in persons’ and ‘human trafficking’ have been used as umbrella terms […]

Rep. Guillen files for $5,000 teacher pay raise

AUSTIN – State Rep. Ryan Guillen (D-Rural South Texas) filed legislation that would create an allotment of $5,000 for every full time teacher in Texas. It requires school districts to use this funding for the sole purpose of paying qualified employees and would not be available for reallocation. “Texas teachers spend countless hours preparing and educating our kids, often spending […]

Chief Priest’s Weekly Report

Greetings from Lytle PD, The weekly police blotter has been posted to our website, you can find it at www.lytletx.org/police. Feel free to email or contact me if you have any questions at richard.priest@lytletx.org . The city offices were closed Monday, Feb. 18 in observance of Presidents Day. I’ll start with the boring stats and go from there. We had […]

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