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Ultimate 80s Throwback Party

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My entire 20s were spent in the 80s. What a glorious and innocent decade. It is comical that the fashions from that era are making a comeback. The 80s have been called “the time that fashion forgot.” The 80s were a decade when many of the fashion trends that people love to hate were created. Acid-washed jeans, ginormous shoulder pads, […]

Heroes save the day

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Last Thursday, I was on the phone with Poteet Strawberry Winery owner, Jim Collums, while at the Pleasanton Express. He asked me to cover his Windmill presentation to the Pleasanton Rotary Club at the Longhorn Museum that night. I walk when I talk and I approached our front door and saw myriad law enforcement agencies pull into City Hall in […]

Never Forget

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“Never Forget” was the promise we made 20 years ago on September 11, 2001. I will never forget walking into the 9/11 Memorial & Museum in New York City. The Museum stands on the same space that the Twin Towers used to stand before that fateful day 20 years ago this Saturday. The Museum is a must if you are […]

Bad news blues

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I am thinking of taking a media break of sorts. I have the bad news blues. When you own a community newspaper, it is not possible to do a complete break because news and social media are a huge part of our business. But lately, geez Louise, the amount of seriously bad news, the unprecedented constant COVID coverage, the wealth […]

Patriot Day 5K in the Park

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September 11, 2021, will mark the 20th anniversary of 9/11, a day in history that changed our world. I had just dropped off my boys at kindergarten and was on the treadmill when I saw the first plane hit the towers. When the second plane hit, I immediately drove to my parents’ house, where we watched in horror, then shifted […]

What a fun week!

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I am looking forward to this week. On Thursday, the Taste of Atascosa returns for the first time since 2016. Fifteen of Atascosa County’s favorite eateries will be cooking up their tastiest bites to compete to win Grand Champion. For $15, you can eat to your heart’s desire, drink and be merry and listen to the wonderful country swing duo […]

Delta blues

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I have a bit of the Delta blues. Although, it never went away, there was a semi-sweet reprieve from the omnipresent talk of COVID-19 for some Texans. For me, that period started as soon as vaccines were open to all and the need for masks by the vaccinated were deemed unnecessary. My husband and I traveled. We went to weddings. […]

Watchdog and good neighbor

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The Pleasanton Express was recently called out for being biased in our reporting on a local Poteet Facebook chat page by Jourdanton City Councilmember Patsy Tymrak- Daughtrey. I posted back to Ms. Tymrak-Daughtrey that the Pleasanton Express does not engage in conversation on social media and pointed her to the proper channels to discuss a story or to correct one. […]

Choices

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The Tokyo 2020 Olympics kicked off this past weekend. I love the Olympics. Some of my best crying memories are watching world class athletes win the gold — Mark Spitz, Nadia Comaneci, Carl Lewis, Flo-Jo, Usain Bolt and Monday night’s 17-year-old Lydia Jacoby, to name a few. Top on my watch list this year is the U.S. gymnastics’ team which […]

Watchdog Journalism

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This week we cover three city council meetings – Pleasanton, Jourdanton and Poteet – in the Pleasanton Express. The nature of two of these meetings has led to the Pleasanton Express filing a Request for Public Information with the cities of Pleasanton and Poteet. The Pleasanton Express is never happy when we have to file a public information request, but […]


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