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Candidate Forum Jan. 27

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I cannot encourage our community enough to please attend the upcoming Candidate Forum, Jan. 27 at the Pleasanton Civic Center. Know who you are voting for in the March 2022 Primary. Atascosa County, we need to get our voting numbers up. The turnout for our elections is embarrassing. We are so much better than the numbers that show up at […]

Christi Rankin, a bright light of a leader

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You meet people along your way in life that just make it a little brighter. Christi Rankin was that person. She was a natural born leader—bright, brainy, dynamic, easy to be around and fun. She was a magnificent mother who raised three strong and vibrant young women. She and her husband, Allen, were college sweethearts who recently happily celebrated 28 […]

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I am heading out the door to go to the Poteet City Council meeting. This meeting has been heavy on my heart, soul and mind since the Dec. 7 meeting. The Jan. 4 Poteet City Council has a packed agenda that includes discussion items to dismiss the new City Administrator Kim Davis, lower the librarian salary and remove Mayor Pro […]

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The year 2022 snuck up on me. For some reason that I cannot quite pin down, 2021 flew by. Before the start of what I feel will be a great year, I want to give a huge word of thanks to the team at the Pleasanton Express for 2021. I truly feel that the Pleasanton Express has the best community […]

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, but wait …

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My husband, Noel and I rented an Airbnb in Dallas this year that sleeps 16. We need a place for Christmas now that his mom is in assisted living and his sister, who was widowed in 2020, sold her home. Their homes were our place to celebrate Christmas with his family. I am over the moon excited to have my […]

Santa Letters—A Christmas tradition

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A family tradition that brings such joy is reading the Santa letters in the Pleasanton Express. Our Christmas edition is our largest and mostread edition. It is filled with Santa letters and advertisements from local businesses who wish the community a Merry Christmas. The Santa letters are funny, touching and heartwarming. Requests for gifts extravagant as the newest iPhone and […]

The time is now

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Atascosa County. The time is now to start really paying attention to what is happening in our community. There is so much going on in every city and the county. I feel I can safely say that there is so much more good than bad happening. Just look at this past weekend. We had two huge events that were open […]

Good, better, best

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I have never considered the world a scary place. My parents raised me to seek and find the good. I have to admit, some days, it is challenging. I am a newshound. I have a deep desire to know and understand things. I love current events. I love pop culture. I flip on the national news. Nope. Listen to the […]

Mayor’s Message – Pleasanton

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I hope everybody had a great Thanksgiving and long weekend. It is nice to have people in and out over the course of the week. It also brings college kids home and relatives from out of town. For me this holiday has always had a longer guest list than any other. I think that is why it is one of […]

Election 2022—Change, it is coming

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In this week’s issue, the Pleasanton Express reports on the filings for the upcoming elections that are of critical importance to this county. Atascosa County Judge Bob Hurley is not seeking re-election at this date to run for county judge. He still has, as do all candidates, time to file as the deadline is Dec.13. But at this time, two […]


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