Poteet renews Matthew’s contract

In a vote of four to one, the Poteet City Council renewed City Administrator Lanell Matthew’s contract for another two years. Voting for the renewal were Denise Sanchez, Jesse Sisnero, Gerard Herrera and Raymond Leal. Voting against was Larry Cantu. The annual salary was given as $56,000. At the December 5 meeting, Mayor Ray Ybarra opened the Public Hearing regarding […]

One arrested; some stolen property recovered

Two Pleasanton police officer were sent out to investigate a burglary at the Water Well Services building in the 1200 block of Bensdale. When the officers arrived, they learned that two trucks had been stolen along with several thousand dollars in tools. One of the trucks was found with a flat tire. It had been abandoned just west of the […]

Candidates filing for 2012 elections

Democratic and Republican party candidates have been filing for positions on the ballots of their respective party’s March Primary elections. Candidates have until 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 15, to file as candidates. Those who had filed since last week’s issue are in bold: Democratic Party Rosa Elkins, (i) Democrat County ChairmanReynaldo “Rey” Treviño Democrat County ChairmanEliseo Perez, Atascosa County […]

Gingerbread Kids’ toys due today

Political Cartoon

The Way I See It

Christmas photos

I was going through old Christmas photos to post on our online edition. We are supposed to find our favorite Christmas photo to share with everyone. What I found were tons of memories and that it is hard to define favorite. There are photos before I had children and we still went to my Nana’s house on Christmas Eve. Looking […]

Rally for Library project

This is a letter to the citizens of Pleasanton to invite them to join us on Saturday, December 17, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Pleasanton City Hall to make their voices heard by signing a petition to request City Council to let the citizens of Pleasanton make the decision about the Library and Community Center Project. The beautiful […]

To Close Main Street

First of all, I wonder why we have a city council, six members that are elected by the registered voters of Pleasanton to make decisions that affect the members of their district, and a mayor who also has a vote. They made the decision not once but twice by vote to keep Main Street open but the opposition wants to […]

State Capital Highlights

U.S. Supreme Court to hear redistricting arguments

U.S. Supreme Court to hear redistricting arguments AUSTIN — Ongoing disagreements over the legality of 2010 Census-based redistricting maps drawn by Texas lawmakers state earlier this year continued last week. The U.S. Supreme Court on Dec. 9 issued a stay of the filing period for candidates in the 2012 state Senate, state House of Representatives and the U.S. House of […]

Texas Politics

Rick Perry’s cynical rolling-in- religion ad

Just when it seemed Rick Perry’s flagging presidential campaign couldn’t get any more desperate, his latest Iowa TV ad disproved that belief. The Texas governor’s bid for the Republican presidential nomination went up with an ad showing ambling up a small hill while bragging on his religion, slamming gays, and accusing President Barack Obama of a “war on religion.” Here’s […]