2023-03-15

2023-03-15 E-Edition

Chief announces retirement

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Pleasanton Police Chief Sanchez ending career with 26 years


City of Pleasanton Police Chief Ronald Sanchez announced his retirement effective August 31, 2023, at the Pleasanton City Council meeting held on Thursday. The retirement will ultimately end his 26 years in law enforcement and 10 years as Pleasanton Police Chief. “It was not an easy decision after 26 years in this profession,” he said. “This is all I have […]

Charlotte ISD aide arrested for distribution of edibles

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TEA investigating Pearsall ISD incident tied to aide’s name


One woman is behind bars after an investigation of allegations into drug distribution to minors in Charlotte. Feleasha Pesqueda, 33, was arrested on Thursday evening by the Charlotte Police Department following an investigation into the alleged distribution. Charlotte PD was unable to give details on the investigation, however, according to one parent, baked goods and other edibles that contained marijuana […]

Jourdanton ISD investigates credit hours

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Senior credits discrepancy could affect graduation


Numerous students at Jourdanton High School were allegedly informed recently that they do not have enough credits to graduate in May 2023 contrary to what they were told by the district earlier in the year. Jourdanton ISD Superintendent Dr. Tracy Canter and the JISD Board were immediately contacted in hopes of finding out the number of students impacted by the […]

Strawberry Sift kicks off upcoming festival

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Day-long celebration features preliminary berry judging, Battle of the Bands


For the first time ever, the Strawberry Sift will be brought to the spotlight with the Battle of the Bands Contest and day-long celebration on Saturday, April 8. Admission is free. While the Poteet Strawberry Festival will take place on April 14-16, the Strawberry Sift will feature the preliminary berry judging and sale, 5K and 1-Mile Berry Run/Walk, Poteet Grange […]

Out and About

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Camino Real IDD Awareness Celebration March 16, free event from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Pleasanton River Park, 900 River Park Rd. Public invited to join Camino Real Community Services for food, music, games, Zumba, face painting and more. IDD awareness is designed for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Gypsy Moon’s St. Patrick’s Day Market March 17 at The […]

Battle of the Bands added entertainment for The Sift

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The 2023 Poteet Strawberry Sift will see a new addition this year and it is sure to be a hit with everyone that loves music. This year, The Sift will feature the anticipated Battle of the Bands, highlighting local talent from the area in all genres, looking to be the coveted winner. This first ever Battle of the Bands will […]

Not just St. Patrick’s Day

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Historically Speaking


Happy Spring Atascosa County! Today marks a momentous occasion if you are a history enthusiast with a fondness for Shakespeare. If you know what “Et tu Brutus?” means, you are the people I am talking about. Today is The Ides of March or the anniversary of Julius Caesar’s Death. Now, while this event did occur, we tend to favor the […]

March madness

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They say time flies when you’re having fun. Well, that must be the case because I’ve sure enjoyed the nearly two years I’ve lived in Atascosa County. To say the time has flown would simply be an understatement. I’m thankful to tell stories about this wonderful community and am appreciative of those who continue to support the Pleasanton Express as […]

Mayor’s Message – Pleasanton

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This article contains the city manager’s report from our council meeting last week. Recently, EMC strategies coordinated a visit for our mayor, city council, Chief Ronald Sanchez and myself to Austin at our State Capital. While attending, the City of Pleasanton received recognitions from both the House and then the Senate floor. The city was recognized as being known as […]