Redneck Games, Hillbilly races benefit CASA



Calling all racers! You are invited to the first annual Redneck Games and Hillbilly Races– a family-friendly event that is sure to be fun for all. There will be both corporate and parent/child derby races in the arena. Participants get sponsors and build their own non-motorized hillbilly derby racer and bring it to race against each other while the crowd […]

Plestex 4 Theater goes digital with 3D movies




Times have certainly changed from the single screen Plestex Theatre the Talley family owned on Main Street, but June and Bob Hurley are happy to keep up with technology over the course of time. This week marks the addition of digitized movies with the capabilities for 3D effects for two of the four screens. Moviegoers should see a marked improvement […]

Political Cartoon



Friends thankful



We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone that helped make the 12th Annual Friends of the Pleasanton Public Library Salad Luncheon and Silent Auction the best one yet! Because of your support we raised over $4000.00 and all of the proceeds go to the Building Fund to help with furnishing the new library. So, to all of […]

The Way I See It

Have you voted?

With all the delays and much going on with the Congressional redistricting, it is time to vote…again. I know, I know…. didn’t we just vote in our local elections? Well, some did, in a few towns and only one school district. Now is the time to decide who will be on the November ballot. This is where you either vote […]

State Capital Highlights

Extra attention focused on unbuckled seat belt

State troopers, police officers and sheriff’s deputies across Texas will be looking for drivers and passengers who are not buckled up or whose children are not properly restrained, the Texas Department of Transportation warned last week. During a two-week period from May 21 through June 3 (which includes Memorial Day weekend) the “Click It or Ticket” campaign will be enforced. […]

Texas Politics

Lieutenant Governor transition; trim the power?

The Texas lieutenant governor, who presides over the Texas Senate, is the most powerful such official of any state. Every time Texas gets a new one, there’s talk of trimming the office’s powers. Many Texans may not be aware of the lieutenant governor’s powers, because it’s sort of an insider’s game. He’s doing some things besides waiting around to fill […]

On the Edge of Common Sense

The compassionate cowman

Willie is a great example of the compassionate cowman. He should be a poster boy for St. Francis of Assisi, except St. Francis is in Kansas and Willie lives in Colorado. During calving season he observes certain procedures that he has perfected when a heifer needs help. The calving lot is near the house. He makes regular checks out the […]

Writer’s Roost

Driving a wagon pulled by ‘Kate and Dobbin’

Driving a wagon pulled by horses and/or mules today is probably a purely “showy” or pleasure experience, such as in parades. In my generation (75 and beyond), there likely are more than a few who drove a team pulling a wagon on some regular basis early in our lives. My maternal grandmother lived on her farm until she was well […]

Mann new Pleasanton principal




The Pleasanton ISD Board of Trustees recently named Dr. Matthew Mann as the new Pleasanton High School Principal. Mann is a familiar face to residents in Jourdanton, as he has served seven years as Jourdanton Junior High School Assistant Principal. “I really enjoyed working with Principal Rutkowski in Jourdanton,” said Mann. “It was a good learning experience. I will be […]


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