Lions introduce Cletus K. Roo

I would like to introduce myself. I am Lion Cletus K Roo, Sgt. At Arms for the Pleasanton Lions Club. I am going to give Lion Jeff a break from his article due to the busy preparations for the Wild Game Dinner. I am the kangaroo that some of you have seen at the Lions meeting or most predominant at […]


Another year, another day

The first full week of the New Year has come and gone. So, how did you do? If you are the type to make those New Year’s resolutions, are you still on track? Funny what a difference a week, or even a day, can make. Thinking of the advertising inserts in the paper, especially the San Antonio Express, and being […]

1934–2011 Rainfall History of Atascosa County

Year Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May June July Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec. Total 1934 6.04 0.30 1.83 3.36 1.12 0.18 3.93 0.46 2.73 0.02 3.02 3.97 26.96 1935 0.23 3.62 1.13 3.08 11.00 8.62 1.87 0.68 8.49 1.33 1.43 3.13 44.61 1936 0.56 0.19 2.64 1.24 8.11 4.86 2.23 2.44 2.49 3.00 1.82 0.28 29.86 1937 0.37 0.11 1.47 […]

Oil & Gas Report

Marathon Oil’s move into Pleasanton mutually beneficial

Along with the emergence of the Eagle Ford Shale oil and gas play, Pleasanton and the surrounding communities in the county are witnessing a huge growth in petroleum related businesses. Marathon Oil chose to bring a field office to Pleasanton in early 2011. Since purchasing property at 1200 Bensdale Rd. they’ve begun landscaping the area. On the south side of […]

Beware of types of wood you burn ~ and its source

Q. What is killing all the cedars in the Hill Country? Is it a disease like oak wilt? Surely it can’t be the drought? Cedars, I thought are invincible. A. It is the drought. Even cedars (ashe juniper) die if they are competing with each other on thin poor soils in record dry weather. Q. We received some wildflower seeds […]

Pedro Huizar Garden Park to be dedicated

San Antonio city officials and the descendants of Spanish colonial surveyor, sculptor and judge Pedro Huizar will celebrate the dedication of a park named for Huizar in a plaque unveiling ceremony at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 13. The park is located at the corner of César E. Chavez Boulevard and South St. Mary’s Street. San Antonio City Councilman Diego […]

Jourdanton schools support bully prevention

Jourdanton Elementary and Jourdanton Junior High School are supporting bullying prevention at each campus. Jourdanton Elementary is in their third year of implementing the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program. Each teacher teaches a class meeting once a week covering a situation or a skill dealing with bully prevention. They held a kick-off week Oct. 17-21. On Monday they did an activity […]

Book signing Sat.

Alan Weihausen, author of “Daddy’s Home” Christmas Creek Books will be at Three Sisters Boutique for a book signing on Saturday, Jan. 14, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Three Sisters Boutique is located at 217 N. Main St. in Pleasanton. Here is an excerpt: “Daddy’s Home…The Polaroid This may take a bit, but I promise I will try to […]

Zumbathon Benefit for CASA

The Gym of Jourdanton is hosting a Zumbathon to benefit CASA of South Texas on Wednesday, Jan. 18, from 6:30-8 p.m. This benefit is open free to the public, not just gym members. All donations go to CASA and are appreciated. Bring a towel and a water bottle. The Zumba party atmosphere is free! This will be a black light […]


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