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From the Right

Early voting for the special runoff election begins next week, September 10th. This election, for State Senator for Senate District 19, is in many ways, the most important election in the history of the Senate District, especially for Republicans. Republicans, now is the time to step up. Now is the time to stay strong! Now is the time to become […]

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 […]

We the People

This year has flown by, and I find it hard to believe that summer is ending and we are heading into the fall. It’s been a busy year and its going to be a busier couple of months. We have two extremely important elections in front of us: the general election on November 6th and the special election runoff for […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report

Atascosa County Judge

We are very close to wrapping the budget for 2019 and the tax rate. I am pleased to announce that we will be lowering your tax rate by 2 cents, from $61.99 to $59.99. I wish it was more of a reduction, but the good thing is that ALL bond rates and ALL monies for construction are included in this […]

Mayor’s Message



Greetings from the Mayor’s office: This Saturday, September 8th, I have been invited to speak to some young men here in Pleasanton who have achieved quite a goal, that of attaining the level of Eagle Scout. The first Eagle Scout was Arthur Eldred of New York in 1912, a 17-year-old member of Troop 1. This distinguished award has since been […]

Local Matters



The Pleasanton Express’ biggest and best Fall Sports Preview is on the stands today. I could not be prouder. To put together a preview that features five ISD’s football, volleyball, band, cheer, and dance teams is quite a feat. Huge shout outs to the Pleasanton Express team responsible for this beautiful keepsake piece of sports journalism. Thanks goes out to […]

Behind The Badge

You probably haven’t heard of Lauren Card. And were it not for the events in Las Vegas on October 1, 2017 her life would have taken a very different path. It was that evening that a deranged man opened fire on a crowd at a music festival on the famed Las Vegas Strip, killing 58 and injuring hundreds more. Lauren […]

Texas leaders call for new trade agreement to include Canada

State Capitol Highlights

The White House last week announced a preliminary new trade agreement had been secured between the United States and Mexico. While details of the pact are forthcoming, the White House said the agreement would “create more reciprocal trade that grows the economy, supports high-paying jobs for American workers, protects American intellectual property” and “is a mutually beneficial win for North […]

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 […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report



Change is difficult. Whenever the store moves merchandise or changes brands I must figure out the new location and change with it. The digital world is changing us all the time with smartphones, websites and internet access. Change can be good as well. We are moving to a new voting system this November which I am convinced, just like cell […]


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