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100 Main Street creates mixed emotions

When I look across the street at the empty Dowdy and William’s Hardware stores I have mixed feelings. The first is sadness and the second is fond nostalgia. More...

Posted 3/28/2012 09:46 AM

Superintendent sheds light on “Excellence for All” vision for PISD

“You are like a light at the end of a very dark tunnel," said a parent to PISD Superintendent Dr. Clinesmith at the end of her Community Conversation last Wednesday. More...

Posted 2/22/2012 09:30 AM

Will the world end in 2012? NASA thinks not.

Mom, is the world going to end in 2012? No. Why not? More...

Posted 1/18/2012 11:08 AM

Winter break blues hit both teachers and students as a new STAAR shines down

The winter break blues have descended upon students across Texas as they return to school after a two week respite. Texas teachers too have reason to be singing the blues as a STAAR has now appeared on their horizon.   More...

Posted 1/4/2012 02:59 PM

A World of Pain

Be Kind – For Everyone You Meet is Fighting a Hard Battle

My son was sitting on the couch texting while The Big Lebowski, a Cohen brothers’ movie, played in the background. Now, for die-hard fans of “the Big,” don’t judge my son for not giving this cult film his undivided attention. More...

Posted 12/8/2011 02:16 PM

Life Lessons

What am I thankful for this holiday season? My answers would probably be no different from many of yours. My children. My husband. My family. Good health. A job. More...

Posted 11/23/2011 03:21 PM

Who owns your public institution?

Don't let others decide your family's future.

Who owns your city’s institutions? You do when you vote. More...

Posted 5/2/2012 04:16 PM

Did you know?

• That if Initiative #1 and #2 are passed, that only a portion of the 100 Block of N. Main Street will be closed to build the Community Center and Library. More...

Posted 5/2/2012 12:31 PM

Do the Right Thing - Vote May 12

Pearson puts pride back in Pleasanton

In this day and age when officials, elected and appointed, take a stand only when the re-election or re-upping of their position is at stake, it is beyond refreshing to see our City Manager, Bruce Pearson, stand up and do the right thing. More...

Posted 4/26/2012 10:57 AM

When did the dream die?

Park playground a dangerous place for children

In the space of five days, an army of untrained but enthusiastic volunteers from Pleasanton transformed an empty patch of ground at the Atascosa River Park into something magnificent – a community-designed and volunteer-built playground. More...

Posted 3/14/2012 10:18 AM

You can learn something from everyone

 I love to read. Books of every genre, magazines, blogs, web content and of course newspapers. But books, oh my books, letters on paper are my true love. More...

Posted 1/11/2012 02:25 PM

Christmas memories the priceless gift that keeps on giving

Quickly, name five of your all time favorite Christmas gifts. Now, name five of your fondest Christmas memories. For me, I had to rack my brain to even recall a few of the presents. More...

Posted 12/21/2011 09:35 AM

Just in the nick of time. Managing life in this multi-tasking world.

Anybody who has known me for more than 30 minutes knows that I am “time challenged” and disorganized. I own it, but don’t like it. More...

Posted 12/15/2011 02:23 PM

They will learn their lessons the hard way.

Growing up as a native Texan, that saying was used quite a bit especially when referring to teenagers. The sentence in my opinion was delivered with resignation and a hard lesson well-earned. More...

Posted 11/30/2011 09:54 AM