Gabriel’s Liquor smashed

Pleasanton Police Chief Ronald Sanchez said that his officers responded to an alarm call at Gabriel’s Liquor Store located at the 2100 block of West Oaklawn on Tuesday, February 18, at approximately 3:35 a.m. “Upon arriving, officers discovered several thousand dollars’ worth of damage to the building and its contents caused by a vehicle that had been driven into the […]

Her first prom

My daughter had her first prom this year. I cringe as I type this. She looked gorgeous. Now I admit I’m a bit partial, but in this instance, I am not exaggerating. Her dress was classy, her hair pulled up in a side bun and a pretty headband situated on her forehead. She looked stunning. But to me, I saw […]

Pleasanton City Council offers meetings online to community

Pleasanton approved the purchase and installation of audio visual equipment that will help to bring the monthly city council meetings to the public via their website At the February 20 city council meeting, Summit Integration Systems was tapped to install new microphones and a flat screen monitor in the council’s chamber as well as a control panel that will […]

The Way I See It

A peachy time of year (almost)

This short month is just about over, and with that, it seems the weather is scooting towards warmer days. A trip to the Hill Country this past weekend to work a bit and play a bit, saw trees trying to bud. Wez¡¡ were told that the peaches would be a bumper crop this year. There was the right amount of […]

How to Protect Yourself Against Escalating Public Violence

For the second consecutive year, crimes including assault, robbery, theft, burglary and rape have increased, according to a recent National Crime Victimization Survey published by the Bureau of Justice Statistics. The two-year ascension ends a twodecade decline. Violent crimes surged the most – by 15 percent. Perhaps more disturbing, however, is how creative brutality and aggression have become, says Timothy […]

State Capital Highlights

Law clarifies where electioneering may occur

Questions over where you may stand, what you can say and when you can say it arise here and there around Texas at election time. A new law to solve such issues is on the books. House Bill 259, which took effect when Gov. Rick Perry signed it into law on June 14, 2013, allows political speech outside of the […]

Texas Politics

Abbott and Nugent: Gift to Davis

Greg Abbott and his campaign brain trust must have thought being on the cover of Texas Monthly’s October issue in his wheelchair, a double-barrel shotgun slung over his shoulder, hadn’t done enough to emphasize his pro-gun attitude. So, on the opening day of early voting, let’s add some sizzle to the attorney general’s campaign for governor. Abbott’s campaign invited shock-rocker […]

Writer’s Roost

Mr. Webb Honey, do your homework at Paper Moon

When I “went off” to college in the mid-1950s, I was used to teachers in our 210-student high school that knew me and called me by my first name. (When they got mad at me they screeched: “Willis Newman WEBB!!!”) Yeeesh. Attending Sam Houston State University, nee State Teachers College in those days, was like attending a big Houston high […]

On the Edge of Common Sense

The Price of Ivory

On the north side of Denver abides the city of Commerce City. There, last fall, U. S. officials dumped millions of dollars worth of ivory tusks, carvings, and jewelry into a steel rock crusher and pulverized it into dust and tiny chips. The officials’ objective was to reduce the slaughter of tens of thousands of elephants each year. ECONOMICS 1: […]

Innovation Grants awarded with prize patrols

The Pleasanton ISD Education Foundation would like to congratulate the 2014 Pleasanton ISD Education Foundation Innovative Grant winners: Mary Zinda, Lynette Grantham, Elissa Rodriguez and Daniel Rodriguez, Tyler Baker and Greg Schwab! The Foundation would also like to thank ALL the teachers who submitted grant applications. The selection committee was extremely impressed with the fantastic ideas submitted and hopes to […]

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