City, Local Businesses to be Featured on KLRN Public Television Auction

The City of Pleasanton and 21 local businesses will be featured during KLRN public television’s upcoming 46th Annual Blazing Gavels Auction, June 7-16. On Thursday, June 7 – the opening night of the auction— as well as throughout the auction, Pleasanton viewers will see familiar local places and spaces, as well as features on outstanding auction items donated by local […]


Clear Lake Robbery

The Atascosa County Sheriff’s Department along with Crime Stoppers is hoping that a FIVE THOUSAND DOLLAR cash reward being offered for one week only will help solve a theft that occurred in the Clear Lake Subdivision off of Stacey Road, 8 miles north of Poteet. On May 8, 2012 sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the corner of Clear Lake Loop […]


Council dismisses action on delaying agenda items without back-up info

The Pleasanton City Council voted unanimously on May 17 to dismiss action on creating a procedure to cut off, at agenda posting, any item and delay it to the next regular meeting if it does not already have appropriate back-up information or the request to provide it. “The reason I brought this up is because we continue to receive our […]

Cuellar: Texas schools can apply for Race to the Top

LAREDO, TEXAS—Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-Laredo) announced that South Texas school districts will now have the opportunity to compete for federal funding under the Race to the Top program. Race to the Top is a United States Department of Education contest created to encourage innovation in public education. Under guidelines announced today, the Race to the Top district-level competition will […]

Political Cartoon

Fire Dept. Cook-off was great

This past weekend my husband and I joined my father-in-law and some friends in the Jourdanton Volunteer Fire Department 22nd Annual BBQ Cook-Off and to say the least I was quite impressed. The JVFD kept the grounds nice and clean, were there to answer any questions we had and most importantly took the time to care about the people involved. […]

The Way I See It

Mighty oaks

The Jourdanton Rotary Club is sponsoring a Magnificent Live Oak contest and it is underway right now. Pleasanton may have coined the phrase “Home of Live Oaks and Friendly Folks” but these beautiful trees are abundant all over our county. At my childhood home, where Toby and Sara Hill now live, off of FM 476, there is a truly magnificent […]

State Capital Highlights

Panama Canal expansion: What will Texas do?

Plans are in the works for a Texas role related to the Panama Canal expansion project slated for completion in 2014. Last week, the Texas Department of Transportation announced the formation of a “Panama Canal Stakeholder Working Group” whose members will give input on road, bridge and port construction here in Texas because of a projected increase in land and […]

Texas Politics

Birth control logic?

OK, let’s get a few things straight. First, we’re going to limit the school instruction to our kids about sex and birth control to – nothing. Just say no. Despite all those hormones running around in their bodies, we’re only going to preach – uh, teach – abstinence. Then, if our teenage girls somehow failed to adequately get the message, […]

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