Old Oaken Bucket purchased

60 Years ago – Vandals broke into the Pleasanton school some time Friday night and did a considerable amount of damage. Fourteen window lights were broken out in the gymnasium, according to Supt. W.J. Everitt. Apparently it was done by throwing rocks at one of the school buses parked near the gym. The bus windshields were smashed. It appeared that […]

Christmas Bash planned for Dec. 14

Children of Atascosa County will not be disappointed this year due to the efforts of the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce. Last year when the directors were notified that there could be a shortage of toys, they coordinated with other civic groups, businesses and friends to have a benefit. So the Christmas Bash for a Cause was born and will once […]


PISD focuses on healthy lifestyles before the holidays

Before Pleasanton ISD students and staff leave for a well-earned break, they are working hard this week to “honor the mission” by taking steps to stay healthy. Despite inclement weather, each campus is getting active and focusing on healthy lifestyles. From Zumba at the Primary School to crunches and push-ups at the High School, PISD is full of movers and […]

Karnes Electric Cooperative, Inc. returns $400K

The Karnes Electric’s board of directors authorized the return of $415,352 in capital credits to the cooperative’s members. Any member of Karnes Electric currently having an active account received their capital credit refund in the form of a credit on their October 2013 bill. Any member no longer receiving service from Karnes Electric had a check mailed to them. You’ve […]

Give the gift of life

SAN ANTONIO – Throughout the holidays, people tend to be busier than usual. Visiting family, having company come over, shopping, and other activities fill one’s schedule. And because over 20 percent of South Texas blood donors consist of high school and college students, the community supply tends to experience a drop in donations during this time of year. All presenting […]

The Way I See It

Thankful thoughts

This past weekend my small family celebrated our Thanksgiving. Adult children and significant others’ holiday schedules prompted an earlier gathering this year. This brought to mind that specific dates aren’t really that important, but the time spent together is. Living alone I rarely cook huge meals. Not that the meals were elaborate in any way, they were just more than […]

Shop Small This Saturday

The deficit in Washington is growing— and I’m not speaking about our nation’s floundering finances. The trust-deficit between Americans and policymakers is distressingly large—with only 19 percent of Americans, according to an October Pew poll, who say that they have faith that the government will do what is right just about always or most of the time. Thankfully, Americans have […]

State Capital Highlights

50th year since JFK assassination is marked

Texans, Americans and citizens of the world in the past week remembered the shock and aftermath of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy 50 years ago in Dallas, on Nov. 22, 1963. Many newspapers and other media reflected on coverage of those days, some expanding on how the assassination changed views on public safety and kindled the public’s desire […]

Texas Politics

JFK Assassination 50 Years Ago Altered History

When President John F. Kenned was killed in Dallas 50 years ago, the world suddenly shifted. And that included Texas, big-time. The murder was in Texas. The governor of Texas, John B. Connally, riding in the same openair limousine as the president, was critically wounded. Riding in a different car in the Dallas parade was the vice-president of the United […]