Mayor Travis Hall

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Greetings from the Mayor’s office: With this week’s column, I wanted to visit with you about the Chamber of Commerce and Cowboy Homecoming. There are some folks who live in Pleasanton that would like to do away with the Homecoming. They have told me so. But, bad idea. We certainly need to continue to promote our city and the history […]

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Greetings from the Mayor’s office: As I look into the history of how Texas cities were established, I find starting with Texas’ Independence in 1845. The legislature began creating cities to do its local work. Cities were on their own as for providing local services to their citizens. Today, cities provide police and fire protection, maintaining the roads we drive […]

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Greetings from the Mayor’s office: The legislature is in full swing in Austin and it has been brought to my attention that there is a bill or two that will be filed concerning the increasing of weight of commercial trucks from the current 80,000 lbs. to 100,000 lbs., which is an increase of 10 tons. I am totally against any […]

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Greetings from the Mayor’s office: After a couple weeks off during the holidays from this column, I am back and want to thank the Pleasanton Express once again for the opportunity to visit with you each week. The AT&T tower is up on Goodwin and fully functional as of Jan. 2. Hope your signal has improved, especially in the downtown […]

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Greetings from the Mayor’s office: I had a question asked of me last week that made me “kinda scratch my head” and wonder why someone would object to something that we have done and will continue to do at our council meetings. And that is opening our meetings with a prayer. The question was “how can city government open a […]

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Greetings from the Mayor’s office: This week, we should have dry weather which will give the city park construction workers a chance to “catch up” and allow the park to dry out a bit. I understand the Splash Pad is near completion and should be finished by Jan. 1. And speaking of good weather, looks like “Merry on Main” will […]

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Greetings from the Mayor’s office: It is a beautiful time of the year and if you haven’t had the chance to either drive or walk through the downtown area after dark, I invite you to do so and experience the city’s Christmas lights and decorations. I think they are simply magical, especially at City Hall and in front of the […]

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Greetings from the Mayor’s office: This past Monday morning, there was a water main break in the area of Bunker Hill and Gateway Sts., in the Williamsburg addition. City crews worked all night and finished up the repair around 5 a.m. This situation is a major inconvenience to our citizens who live in the area of the “break” due to […]

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Greetings from the Mayor’s office: This week, we will be gathering with family and friends to celebrate Thanksgiving. And Wednesday of this week is one of the most traveled days of the year, especially on our streets and highways. Some will travel far and others not so far and you can bet the highways will be congested to say the […]

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Greetings from the Mayor’s office: Back from last week’s Texas Downtown Association Conference in Corpus Christi and we brought back some wonderful ideas for our downtown area which we will look at the possibility of implementing in the future. And speaking of the future, the city is starting to put together the float for the “Merry on Main” parade in […]


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