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Impressive plea at Council meeting

Sometimes not being somewhere at the right time makes for a better event. We were unable to attend the Pleasanton City Council meeting last Thursday. Our annual press convention was scheduled at the same time. So we did the next best thing and borrowed the video of the meeting. The very last bit, just over five minutes long, was one […]

State Capital Highlights

Governor lays out budget imperatives

With sights set on the 83rd Texas Legislature convening in January, Gov. Rick Perry on April 16 announced “five key principles for a stronger Texas” that he has titled the “Texas Budget Compact.” • Practice truth in budgeting ;• Support a Constitutional limit of spending to the growth of population and inflation; • Oppose any new taxes or tax increases, […]

Texas Politics

Some Texans Envy Wisconsinites

There may not be all that many of them. But some Texans well may envy voters in states like Wisconsin. That’s because even though Wisconsinites (Wisconsinians? Badgers? Cheeseheads?) elected Republican Scott Walker for governor in 2010, the assault on public employee unions he’s carried out since has angered enough folks that they gathered almost a million petition signatures to recall […]

On the Edge of Common Sense

A world without cows

Can you imagine a world without cows? In 1535 Francisco Coronado brought cows into what is now the United States. He crossed the border 40 miles south of Benson, Arizona with horses and cows. They say he went as far as Kansas, looking for a good veterinarian, I guess. In the ensuing five centuries the domestic bovine has mooed itself […]

Writer’s Roost

Guy V. Lewis: real winner short-changed for decades

Many people scratched their head for years on what took so long to vote Guy V. Lewis into the College Basketball Hall of Fame. For 30 years, Guy V. (as he was known to his thousands of fans) was a highly successful head basketball coach at his alma mater, the University of Houston. He retired in 1986 and was finally […]

Tax ratification election likely for Pleasanton ISD

Twenty-four students were awarded the Pleasanton ISD Students of the Month recognition, each receiving a certificate and free pass to the Plestex Theatre. At the end of the term, their names will also be put in a drawing for an iPad. Ronald Rocha addressed the School Board regarding the list of delinquent property taxes. He explained how his firm handles […]

Tour of downtown buildings a possibility

During the April 19 Pleasanton City Council meeting, members discussed the possibility of allowing the public to tour the old Dowdy’s and Williams Hardware buildings, as city staff has done recently. The discussion came after City Manager Bruce Pearson said that he and City Engineer John Metting met with consultants the day before about the Community Center and Library buildings. […]

KLRN’s Blazing Gavels features Pleasanton

KLRN, San Antonio’s public television station, is preparing for the largest and most ambitious LIVE television production and fundraising event of the year—the 46th Annual Blazing Gavels Auction. Donate today Now is the time to round up products, gift cards and services to be auctioned off during the 10 day event, June 7 -16. The Blazing Gavels Auction is made […]

Taste of Texas Food Show raises $38K

What happens when you combine 128 entries and several judges that include a handful of chefs? A very successful Taste of Texas Food Show held during the 65th annual Strawberry Festival. The yearly competition drew 74 Junior, 30 Teen and 17 Adult entries in the strawberry ingredient category as well as four salsa and three jam entries. Total amount raised […]

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