The Way I See It

Well worth the wait

A ll of you parents out there…remember when your children were born? That moment when you first laid your eyes on them and you thought how wonderful they were? That feeling came over me when I walked into the new Pleasanton Civic Center to attend the 63rd annual Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce awards banquet. Maybe the giving birth analogy is […]

State Capital Highlights

Abbott, Davis win party primaries for governor

Texas’ March 4 primary night returns confirmed Greg Abbott and Wendy R. Davis as nominees for governor. Abbott, current state attorney general, got 91.5 percent of the statewide vote in the GOP primary. Davis, a state senator from Fort Worth, got 79 percent in the Democratic primary. “Ray” Madrigal of Corpus Christi got 21 percent. In the race for lieutenant […]

Texas Politics

Tea Party Alive and . . .Well . . .

I f you wondered whether the “I’m-Mad-As- Hell-And-I’m-Not-Going-To-Take-It-Any- More” Tea Party crowd still had clout in choosing Republican Party nominees in Texas, your question was certainly answered March 4: they do. Every candidate seeking the Republican nomination in 2014 well remembered the Cruz Missile that hit Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst in the 2012 Republican runoff for a vacant seat in […]

Writer’s Roost

State court system flawed but still functions pretty well

A lmost any way you examine our Texas district court system, you can find things to criticize, aspects to praise and flaws that threaten the shaky legal ground upon which we plant our Lone Star boots. Actually, one of the biggest flaws with Texas’ basic judicial selection is that we, the voters, pick ‘em. And, one of the best things […]

On the Edge of Common Sense

A Footlong Prolapse

I t was a Colorado winter afternoon when the boys spotted a big crossbred cow wobblin’ along with her calf trailing behind and a prolapse as big as an army issue duffle bag! When they got closer they could see the calf had sucked but the prolapse looked a little worse for the wear. Merle and Earl were a’horseback two […]

Dear Editor;



My name is Becky Lopez and my husband and I have been enjoying the wild life at the Pleasanton River Park all this year. I don’t know if you know that we had about 30 ducks and geese at the river park, but lately you only find about 15 or so. On the weekends we would go and buy seeds […]

Commisioners’ Court approves software to streamline Atascosa County maintenance department




Atascosa CountyCommissioners’ CourtRegular MeetingMarch 10, 20149:00 a.m.Ordered byHon. Diana Bautista,Atascosa County Judge Present were three commissioners, Lonnie Gillespie, (Precinct 1); William “Bill” Torans, (Precinct 2); and Bill Carroll, (Precinct 4). Freddie Odgen, (Precinct 3) was not present After call to order of the Regular Meeting of the Commissioners’ Court, Judge Bautista asked for appropriate action on Senate Bill 1074, Racial […]

Local art, mesquite furniture approved for display by council




Several pieces of art and furnishings were approved to be housed in the new Civic Center by the Pleasanton City Council at the last two council meetings. An original painting by Amanda Furr of the Ursel House (located at the corner of Reed and Goodwin) was presented to the council at the February 20 meeting for approval to be displayed […]

H-E-B features local artist in newest line

Thelma Cardwell-Cale’s paintings chosen again for chain’s Cocinaware®


If you have been in H-E-B this past week, you may have recognized the name of the artist on many items of the Cocinaware line. Pleasanton’s own Thelma Cardwell-Cale has provided her fine art again for H-E-B’s shopping bags, mugs, glass cutting boards and trays almost four years to the date of her last endeavor with them. In 2010, her […]

ORANGE FOR A CAUSE




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