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Mayor’s Message – Pleasanton

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A s we start the new year, elections are upon us. Filing to run for City Council Districts 1, 2 and 3 opens today, Jan. 19, and closes on Feb. 18. Last week, the council had a special session to consider redistricting. The council district map presented pushed one of the current council members outside of their district. Because of […]

Mayor’s Message – Pleasanton

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I’ve mentioned before in previous articles that the intent of this article is to disseminate information that promotes a better understanding of how local government works. I encourage anybody who reads these articles to reach out with ideas for topics. Most of the articles that I have written have been a result of a request for information. I think having […]

Mayor’s Message – Pleasanton

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This last article of the year will be short and sweet. I hope you and your families had a Merry Christmas and continue to have a happy new year. This is a great time of year to visit family and friends. There are also many gatherings and parties. Be safe in what you do. Not only exercise self control, but […]

Mayor’s Message – Pleasanton

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I had the pleasure of attending a Mayors’ Luncheon in Poteet with Poteet Mayor Denise Sanchez and Jourdanton Mayor Robert Williams last week. Charlotte Mayor Christi Rankin was uanble to attend this meeting. The mayors luncheon is a roundtable discussion with the mayors of Atascosa County and administrative staff which began in early 2020. We were fortunate to have representative […]

Mayor’s Message – Pleasanton

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It has been nice over the last couple of months to focus on events that are going on in the city and community. Those type of articles will continue, but occasionally I feel we should discuss more serious topics. I had a good friend tell me, “Your articles aren’t very exciting.” My reply, “They are supposed to be informative.” Him: […]

Pleasanton announces Business Grant program

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Mayor’s Message - Pleasanton


This is information taken directly from the City of Pleasanton’s website. T he City of Pleasanton is launching a new small business grant program, called the “Pleasanton Business Venture Program.” The Pleasanton Economic Development Corporation, led by Board President and District 6 City Councilwoman Jeanne Israel, recommended the move to the Pleasanton City Council in a unanimous decision. This program […]

Mayor’s Message – Pleasanton

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Let’s talk about some events happening the first weekend of December. This is timely because some of the events have deadlines coming up. Three of the events are Merry on Main, Blue Santa softball tournament and Vintage in Verdi. First of all we have Merry on Main. There is a huge need for volunteers and participants. The organization is asking […]

Mayor’s Message – Pleasanton

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I enjoy writing articles about things that are happening and decisions being made by the City Council. It’s really fun to brag on our city departments. Recently, we got to brag on our museum; this article I’d like to brag on our fire department. Other departments and their history will follow. For many years, the Pleasanton Fire Fepartment was an […]

Mayor’s Message – Pleasanton

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I am pleased to announce that the City of Pleasanton is launching a new grant program for small businesses in Pleasanton. This initiative is called, the “Pleasanton Business Venture Program.” The initiative is designed to provide Pleasanton businesses, new or established, access to grants of up to $10,000 to support business growth and job creation. This is not a loan […]

Mayor’s Message – Pleasanton

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I ’d like to brag on our Longhorn Museum this week. I’m going to start and finish this article by saying the information came from a conversation with museum director Valerie Purgason, Atascosa County History (1984), and a conversation with Karen Harris. Mrs. Harris is the granddaughter of Dr. and Mrs. Parker. Dr. and Mrs. Parker planted the seed for […]


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