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The Way I See It

Signatures, poll don’t lie

Last Thursday, a petition was presented to the Pleasanton City Council. It included voter initiatives for a resolution to approve and adopt plans for the Community Center and Public Library previously approved and an ordinance to partially close Main Street to accommodate these plans. Over 700 signatures were gathered in about 40 days by concerned citizens. Those signatures had to […]

What goes on in the mind of a murderer?



First degree murder is the unlawful killing, with malice aforethought, of another human being. When a person, of sound memory and discretion, unlawfully kills any reasonable creature in being with malice aforethought includes four basic elements: i. Intent to kill, ii. Intent to inflict grievous bodily harm. iii. Reckless indifference to an unjustifiably high risk to human life. Under state […]

Much thanks



Thank you to the community for the support shown following the recent house fire on Pleasanton Avenue. A special thanks to the Pleasanton and Jourdanton Volunteer Fire Departments and to the Red Cross for helping out a lot, especially during this already difficult time (as my father had just died). Debbie Bray and family

State Capital Highlights

Redistricting issues could force primary even later

Merits arguments from parties in the lawsuits over the contested Texas redistricting maps were scheduled to be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court on Jan. 9. A Dec. 16, 2011, federal court order optimistically set April 3 as the Texas Primary Election date. Whatever the fate of maps drawn by the Legislature and maps drawn by a three-judge panel of […]

Texas Politics

Perry: Gone to South Carolina

I t seemed after Rick Perry finished fifth in Iowa’s Jan. 3 caucuses, with 10.3 percent, that he was taking himself out of the race for the Republican presidential nomination. He all but said so that night. But he said when he was jogging the next morning, it came to him that he should stay in. His wife and son […]

On the Edge of Common Sense

The ground blizzard

I looked at my schedule for the first week in December; Jamestown, ND, Denver, CO, Laramie, WY and Springfield, OH. I asked my secretary why she couldn’t book me in Victoria, TX or San Diego, CA in the winter? She reminded me she had booked me in Miami last winter. “Yea,” I said, “Miami, Manitoba!” Actually, I don’t worry about […]

Writer’s Roost

An Aggie making a ‘dumb statement’? Aw, c’mon!

Recently a Texas A&M athletic department official was “disciplined” for derogatory remarks he posted about the school’s president on a popular Aggie website. And, he absentmindedly used an online handle that he’d used before, thus he was nailed. Not only did he manage to disparage the Aggie president (which didn’t bother me one way or another, just lay off my […]

ATVs stolen; help needed ASAP




Atascosa County Chief Deputy Sheriff David Soward said this week that his department needs the public’s help in the investigation of the theft of two 4-wheelers that occurred this weekend. “The 4-wheelers are believed to have been stolen sometime Saturday night or Sunday morning,” Chief Deputy Soward said. Deputy Chris Neeley was called out to the theft site off of […]

Firemen hold elections




Pleasanton Volunteer Firefighters chose their new leaders at their meeting on Monday, January 9, for 2012. Chuck Garris was reelected as Fire Chief. Rudy Ortiz took the office of 1st Assistant Chief, and 2nd Assistant Chief is Junior Bosquez. Other officers elected Monday are: President – Aaron Leal Vice Pres. – Sheridan Murray Secretary – GeneBosquezTreasurer – Chris Tavernier Pub. […]


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