Traffic signal needed




At the June 4 meeting, the Pleasanton City Council voted unanimously to enter into an agreement with The Bend Subdivision and the Texas Department of Transportation for the construction of a traffic signal. Pleasanton City Manager Bruce Pearson explained The Bend is the commercial development on Bensdale, owned by Dr. Pat Villarreal. “The necessity of an additional stoplight and four-way […]

City sets procedures for buying property




The Pleasanton City Council voted 6-1 on June 4 to direct City Manager Pearson on steps to be followed before the city considers the purchase of property. Voting against was Councilman Abraham Saenz (Dist. 2). Councilwoman Jeanne B. Israel (Dist. 6) said this item came up when there was consideration that the city may be looking at future purchases of […]

County Sheriffs investigators recover stolen tractor, make arrest



Atascosa County Sergeant Investigator Max Peralta didn’t waste anytime tracking down a brand new stolen John Deere tractor recently. The Tractor along with a John Deere riding mower, three saddles, a welder and other items valued at over $37,000 were taken sometime Friday night, June 1, from a farm on County Road 307 north of Charlotte. Deputy George Lopez responded […]

Happy Father’s Day!




Being a father isn’t always easy, but the rewards of the job make the sacrifices well worth it. There is no greater gift to children than the security that comes from knowing their dad loves them and can be relied on to put their needs first. Fathers who practice this form of sacrificial love will forever hold a special place […]

Political Cartoon



The Way I See It

Daddy’s little girl

I admit it. I was my Daddy’s little girl. Being the youngest and only girl, I pretty much had it easy. Well, in the sense of not having to do “boy” chores. My dad or two older brothers mowed the lawn, took care of the animals, burned the trash etc. Of course I was picked on unmercifully as the baby […]

A Letter to the Citizens of Pleasanton:



You can look forward to the erection of the beautiful Community Center and Library that was approved by your vote on May 12, 2012. As one of those who served on the Building and Steering Committee for the City, I am proud of the product that was produced. The library was carefully and thoughtfully designed by the three librarians on […]

Quotas met at Graduation 2012



At a time when hundreds or thousands of family and friends gathered to share in the jubilation of an educational milestone, Pleasanton Police Department took advantage of insufficient parking at the annual graduation ceremonies. Many returned to their vehicles to find parking violations to add to their memorable trip to Pleasanton. I wonder if this is the same policy that […]

State Capital Highlights

GOP, Democrats adopt party platforms

Last week, the Republican, Democratic, Libertarian and Green parties of Texas held their state conventions in Fort Worth, Houston, Fort Worth and Grey Forest — about 25 miles northwest of downtown San Antonio, respectively. Because of their lengthy traditions and larger memberships, the more heavily attended and media-covered were Democrats and Republican meetings. Republicans gathered at the Fort Worth Convention […]

Texas Politics

Name identification can be borrowed

When the relatively unknown Grady Yarbrough qualified for the Democratic primary runoff for the U.S. Senate to be held July 31, we said it had a lot to do with his last name. It’s similar to that of the late progressive hero, U.S. Sen. Ralph Yarborough. The runoff is with former state Rep. Paul Sadler of Henderson, who got 35.1 […]