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Local Matters

Local Matters


The Pleasanton Express is running sample ballots – both Democratic and Republican – on page 6A. We have dedicated a...

Rebecca Pesqueda

Only the young


On Monday I turn 25, and there’s one thing on my mind: what have I done these last 25 years...

Judge Bob Hurley

Atascosa County Judge’s Report


The grand opening for JP3 went well. We should have the Truck Weigh Station operating in 30 days. I am...

Mayor Travis Hall

Mayor’s Message – Pleasanton


Greetings from the Mayor’s office: This week, I received a very nice email concerning an animal concern a family was...

Sue Brown’s The Way I See It

The Way I Saw It


A fter enjoying almost 17 years of writing my weekly thoughts, promoting our communities, praising folks, honoring people, poking fun...

Ed Sterling

Governor charges agency heads with developing workforce plan


Requirements in House Bill 3, the sweeping school finance law passed by the Texas Legislature in 2019, require the state...

Paul Michael Jones

Fat Pastors


Have you ever noticed how many fat pastors there are? I used to be a fat pastor. Now, I’m just...

Chief Priest

Chief Priest’s Weekly Report


Greetings from Lytle PD, The weekly police blotter has been posted to our website, you can find it at www.lytletx.org/police....

Warren Domke

My computer died


How long ago was it that we did our writing using typewriters or writing longhand on a sheet of ruled...

Guest Columns and Opinions

Historically Speaking


Gloria serves our Board with dedication and a lifelong passion for Atascosa County history. She currently serves as our Historic...

Mayor’s Message – Poteet


Last week I attended an Atascosa Inter- Agency Committee meeting. A representative for “Meals on Wheels” made a presentation on...

E is for Environment


Remember the old nature versus nurture arguments? How behavior and mental health is either genetic or the environment you grew...

Shoein’ Pigeye


Just count me out,” said Wilford as he lay there in the dirt, A shoein’ rasp behind his ear, a...

Knowing the facts about human trafficking


Knowing facts about trafficking, its many forms and who it affects can help victims. Human trafficking affects not only women...

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