Tommy Shearrer Memorial Scholarship established

The Pleasanton Ag Booster Club is starting a memorial scholarship in honor of Tommy Shearrer. Tommy was one of the founders of the Pleasanton Ag Boosters and had a firm belief in helping the youth of this community grow and prosper to become outstanding individuals. He continued to support Ag Boosters and the agriculture programs in our area even after […]

The Way I See It

Time for a break this Spring?

While I’m not one for going to the popular spots during Spring Break now or EVER, I do enjoy getting away. I admit I had a lame college spring break many years ago. We may not have had the crowds that the college co-eds have these days – filled with non-stop guzzling of adult beverages (we were considered adults)- but […]


Budgetary Magic

There is an ongoing theft being performed on us with the approval of our state legislators. I will call this theft by budgetary magic. Now before getting underway let me reassure my Democrat/ Liberal friends and acquaintances that this week you may sit back relax and breathe easy, this week’s column is aimed at and squarely for the Republican/Conservative party […]

Litter solved by O-Tex Pumping Services

I spent most of the afternoon Tuesday picking up litter off 281 across from the industrial park on Pleasanton’s South side. I filled an entire pickup with plastic grocery sacks, beer cans, dirty diapers, Styrofoam cups, cardboard boxes, work gloves and feed sacks. (Yes, feed sacks. Let’s not be too quick to blame all of this on our new oilfield […]

State Capital Highlights

Sequestration happens, effects to be felt

Friday, March 1, was the deadline for Congress and the White House to agree on how much to tax and how much to spend to avoid “sequestration” — automatic acrossthe board cuts to federal programs in the current federal fiscal year, which ends Sept. 30, and beyond. No agreement came. Now, budget reductions totaling $85 billion will come, resulting in […]

Texas Politics

Little-noticed Texas Senate election results should last for years

Sylvia Garcia of Houston should be in the Texas Senate for the next several years. Or at least for three years and nine months. Garcia, 62, won a special runoff election Saturday, by just over a thousand votes, to pick a replacement for the late Sen. Mario Gallegos, D-Houston. He died Oct. 16 of complications from a 2007 liver transplant. […]

Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet

THE PLEASANTON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE began in 1951 and then joined with the North Pleasanton organization and was chartered on August 4, 1952. Since its founding, this organization has been comprised of men and women of the community working together to make this a better town in which to live, work, play and raise our children. It is an independent […]

Pleasanton Community Profile

On the Edge of Common Sense

Safe Calving Habits

Over the years I have heard story after story of accidents related to calving season. I have researched the subject with a couple of guys at the sale barn, a purebred breeder and a retired cow vet. I came up with this list of Safe Calving Habits: 1. Far and away the most common tale I hear has to do […]

Writer’s Roost

Of a writing-paper, triangular cup and good water

Something I read recently about Texas times a few decades ago when there were such things as streams of clear, pristine water prompted me to remember experiences that underscored the contrast between then and now. Much of what I knew as forested land has seen a great deal of the trees removed to make room for drilling rigs in a […]

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