Christmas Story Contest Winner

Serious Category: Five Loaves and Two Fishes


It was December 22, 1992, and I was on my way to the mall to take care of a little last minute shopping. Okay, all of my Christmas shopping, but hey, I like the pressure. Samantha and Jeremy were tagging along. Carols were ringing on the radio and snow was falling in the back of my mind. Ninety degrees in […]

Upcoming Christmas church services, events



St. Andrew Catholic Church Parishioners at St. Andrew Catholic Church in Pleasanton will celebrate Mass on these dates: Monday, Dec. 24- Children’s Liturgy at 6:30 p.m. Christmas caroling will begin at 11:30 p.m. with Midnight Mass at 12 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 25- Christmas Mass (only Mass) is at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 1- Solemnity of Mary Mother of God (Holy […]

Christmas Story Contest Winners

Humorous Category: Sticking Together


Sadly, the following is a true story….Well, sort of. I’ve always loved to cook, and I’m good at it. Yes, I’m bragging a little, but I have several awards to prove it. Several years ago, I was forced to spend a few days recuperating in bed. A very good neighbor friend of mine took pity on my poor family. She […]

Williams – Hooker



Children’s Category: Just a Ride






I looked out my window at the dark night sky as the red and green Christmas lights shimmered on my rooftop. I just could not believe that Christmas was already here! My heart was pounding and I couldn’t find a way to sleep. I was so excited about the presents, the food, and all of my family coming to my […]

Lucy Yanas: Service above self for 50+ years



Lucy Yanas began her career at what is now called South Texas Regional Medical Center in 1950. Harry Truman was President, the New York Yankees with Whitey Ford, Joe DiMaggio and Yogi Berra won the World Series, and gasoline cost a mere 18 cents a gallon. Since then the world has changed. Over the past half century, we’ve split the […]

Financial Peace University provides hope to families in Pleasanton



NASHVILLE, Tenn. — More than one and a half million families have positively changed their financial future through Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University (FPU). FPU will be held in Pleasanton at First United Methodist Church, located at 420 North Main Street in Pleasanton. The classes will begin Tuesday, Jan. 15 at 6 p.m. Contact Sarah Evans at 830-569-2083 for more […]

Community Calendar



Dec. 20•Local Longhorn group meets Thursday evenings at 7 p.m. at AllSaint’s Episcopal Church in Pleas., Hwy. 97 West, next to Whiffeltree’s.•On-going classes at The Refuge on Thursdays. Parenting classesEvery Thursday at 4 p.m. and New Classes at 5 p.m. Parenting boysat 6 p.m. Shadows to Sunshine-Abuse Recovery classes from 8-8:30p.m. Please any questions please call 569-0030.•Pleasanton AA Newcomers group […]


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