Community center issue remains on council agenda

The Pleasanton City Council will hold its next regular meeting this Thursday, Nov. 17 at 7 p.m. Among the 30 items on that evening’s agenda are four related to the Pleasanton Community Center and Library. Two items placed by Councilmember J.R. Gallegos are: •Discussion on the status of the community center/library plans as directed by the city council at the […]

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Thankful numbers

Over the past few weeks I’ve seen postings on Facebook from several of my friends. They post the date as a number (November 16=#16) and then list an item of thanks. It has been as generic as “I’m thankful for waking up” to specific events, some which are very personal. Surely by the time Thanksgiving comes around we all can […]


Voters amend state constitution in Nov. 8 election

AUSTIN — Voters approved seven propositions and rejected three in the Nov. 8 state constitutional amendment election. Unofficial figures posted Nov. 9 by the Office of the Secretary of State show that a little over 5 percent of Texas’ more than 12 million registered voters cast ballots in the election. Approved were: – Prop. 1, authorizing the Legislature to provide […]


A tale of Ol’ Blue

A retired Ohio farmer named Phil told me this story of the best coon dog he’d ever seen. I believe it, of course! The dog was a blue tick hound that his father had trained. His dad was such an excellent trainer that he didn’t even have to go hunting with Blue, the dog would go by himself! Dad would […]


The big “oops!”

The Republican presidential debate Saturday((11/12/11)) in South Carolina was notable for at least two reasons: • It was the first debate on a major TV network (though CBS cut away after an hour and left viewers to follow the final half hour over the internet). • Rick Perry did not forget what he was planning to say. Perry had done […]


Colleges and TV providing less ‘color’ in football

Can you keep up with the daily madness that is happening to college football? Over the past few years, we’ve seen conferences and affiliations that several generations grew up with just disappear. Yeah, I know. I’m an oldtimer, old-fashioned and so set-in-my-ways that some folks call me Gibralter. I’ve missed the old Southwest Conference since it was dissolved back in […]

More shakin’ going on

Another Earthquake – 3.3

It was the talk of South Texas on October 20, following the news report of a 4.8 earthquake struck just outside of Fashing in Southeast Atascosa. That was at 7:24 a.m. The epicenter, as plotted by local geologist Arthur Troell, it was determined to be located about 2.5 miles westnorthwest of the town of Fashing. SATURDAY’S QUAKE Troell was again […]

Pleasanton ISD elections will change, JROTC introduced

Student of the month awards were given by President Frank Tudyk and Superintendent Bernard Zarosky at the Pleasanton ISD meeting on November 8. There were two representatives, boy and girl, for each of the six campuses. Trustees Clint Henson, Danny Brown, Jamie Downs and Ami Powell were also in attendance; Blasa Chapa and Gerald Guerra were not at the meeting. […]

Interim Superintendent named

In a unanimous 5-0 vote, the Pleasanton ISD School Board named Junior High Principal Helen Osterman as Interim Superintendent effective November 21st. Mrs. Osterman is currently the Pleasanton Junior High Principal. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Houston at Clear Lake in 1980; her master’s degree from Texas A&M at Kingsville in 1986; her Counselor Certification from […]

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