Great Reads

Curbside is the diggity bomb!

The Way I See It

I just picked up my first curbside order at H-E-B. It was so easy, too! I placed the order Sunday evening and there it was – ready to be loaded in my vehicle the next morning. I don’t mind shopping for my groceries most days. It’s a way I get to see friends (yes, I can be one of THOSE […]

It was a g’day, mates

The Way I See It

The past few days have been a whirlwind of activity for several families in South and Central Texas. Friends from Australia were in visiting for their last leg of a five-week vacation, or holiday as they would say it! Some of you may remember our Rotary foreign exchange student Daryl Gogel who was here in 1985-86. He was from Adelaide, […]

Tuesdays will never be the same

The Way I See It

Last week’s column had a lot of folks asking me what was happening, where I’ll be working and if I’m moving … and though I updated on Facebook my plans, I’m excited to share them here. My new job will be with the Texas Press Association as their new Event Director. And though their office is in Austin, I will […]

Change is good, though bittersweet

The Way I See It

This column marks my last as an employee of the Pleasanton Express. After almost 30 years – and almost half of my life – I’m leaving to pursue another career. It is time for a change, and while it is bittersweet, I’m both excited and nervous! My newspaper family has been a huge part of my life. If not for […]

Back to School helpers

The Way I See It

When August rolls around, I’m almost sad I don’t have kids in school anymore. Almost. Looking at parents buying school supplies – copious amounts of tissues, plastic storage bags, paper and pens, not to mention the clothes shopping – brings me back to realizing those old memories are maybe not so enjoyable. Even the years that I didn’t have to […]

Please leave a message after the…

The Way I See It

In this world of hyper connectivity – Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, LinkedIn, texting, email, and (gasp) phone calls and mail – I feel that we are more disconnected than ever. Gone are the days that when someone called your telephone land line and you missed the call cause you weren’t there to answer. What happened? The person kept calling back […]

Recycling 101

The Way I See It

I’ve had a few people contact us here at the Pleasanton Express to find out more on our recycling options in Pleasanton. A quick phone call to city hall and our City Secretary Andres Aguirre has us filled with information. Aguirre confirmed the schedule and what is acceptable. “Recycling occurs every two weeks. You can set out the recycle bin […]

Nominations due July 27 for Cowboy of the Year and Hall of Fame

The Way I See It

It is already midto late July and that means that the Pleasanton Young Farmers’ Cowboy of the Year Open Rodeo will be here before you know it, August 17-18 to be exact! But before we can start planning on having fun watching two nights of great rodeos and listening (maybe dancing) to John Wolfe and John Christopher Way, we have […]

Enjoying iconic and new-ish films

The Way I See It

I was talking with a friend the other day and they asked what was the last movie I saw in a theater. I had to think a bit about this. I realized that it was “Coco” which I saw with my son and daughterin law for our November birthdays. It seems I don’t get out much to see movies. I […]

242 Years later—the United States of America


242 Years later—the United States of America Fifty-six men signed it. It had been approved two days earlier, on July 2nd, 1776, but it was ratified that Thursday, July 4th, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. We know it as the Declaration of Independence. It was adopted by the Second Continental Congress, meeting at the Pennsylvania State House (now known as Independence Hall).  […]

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