A flashback, do you remember when?
5 years ago this week
The Spurs Coyote is the Cowboy Homecoming Grand Marshal. The Coyote also has the honor of being Mascot of the year for 2006 by gamesops.com. Did you know his full name is Entertainus Carnivorous?
Judge Diana Bautista called a public meeting in Lytle. 13 members of SAWS (San Antonio Water Systems) came to face questions from a group of upset Atascosa County residents. Residents were upset about water projects in the county. SAWS is trying to find sources to supplement their Edwards Aquifer water. Leasing income would be received by Atascosa County for the water projects.
16 Atascosa County residents participated in this year’s Operation Hope to Others (H2O). H2O is a mission trip which focuses on providing clean water and evangelism to those in Africa. Our own David Wickersham was one of the 16 who began their day at 6:30 am with breakfast and prayer. The rest of their day was spent going hut to hut, to schools, and to orphanages evangelizing, teaching songs, games and bible stories.
Cassie Leal and Will Havens qualified for Junior Olympics in Track and Field. They qualified after finishing among the elite at the regional meet held at Alamo Stadium in San Antonio. Miss Leal finished 1st in high jump while Mr. Havens finished 3rd in the decathlon.
25 years ago this week
Cathy Ayala of Jourdanton appeared before the Founders Lions Club in San Antonio to read her prize winning essay on diabetes. Ms. Ayala is a junior at Jourdanton High School and took 1st place in the district to compete at state. She was 1 of 13 state finalists.
Republican Women’s Group celebrates its First Birthday.
Pleasanton Seniors are the only team unbeaten in the district. Ace pitcher, Gerald Trevino was saved to play on Sunday after coaches observed the Bandera team. After a shaky start, Pleasanton took the lead and were blessed with speed to add to their win. Bandera was shut out in the last five innings. No match on Sunday as Trevino kept Pearsall scoreless for 6 innings with his fastball and curve ball, while Pleasanton used its speed to score runs.
40 years ago this week
Woodrow Myers retires after 27 years in the postal service. He is a member of the Poteet postal service-oriented Myer’s family. The family’s service spans over 40 years. He plans to rest and take it easy. He did say that he might have to return to work to get away from all the work his wife has planned for him.
Cathy Self and Beverly Herrington won 1st place for Senior and Junior divisions in the girl’s tennis tournament held July 18-21 in Jourdanton. The tournament is a series of tournaments being held during a summer recreation program.
Pleasanton High School gets 2 new coaches. Roger S. Richey of Flour Bluff will succeed David Patrick as Basketball coach. Patrick is headed to S.F. Austin High School in Austin as head cage coach. Ferdie Burket of Jourdanton to fill the vacancy created by Danny Matocha’s resignation as he moves to 4A Churchill High as head Baseball coach.
50 years ago this week
Miss Christine Lynch, Class of ’62 and Mike Spillers, Class of ’61 of Jourdanton return from a 35 day tour of Europe. Mike was impressed by the ruins of Rome and Christine was intrigued by Paris and Venice. Highlight of their trip was staying with English families. While I myself did not stay with an English family while traveling in Europe, I did enjoy the Roman Ruins and have fond memories of eating watermelon and spaghetti in the streets of Venice.
Pleasanton’s all stars Little League to meet a strong Del Rio for district champs. Winners of the district clash to move into sectional tournament involving 6 teams.