Poteet ‘Explorers’ Firefighters earn trophies and badges



Young adults fulfilling civil responsibilities both in the classroom and in the community are what six Poteet students accomplish extremely well every day. These students, members of the Pleasanton High School Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC), take their classroom leadership and citizenship skills training into their community to serve as volunteer Poteet “Explorer” firefighters. Poteet “Explorers” Michael Canales, Explorers […]

Lanie McAlpin new Miss San Antonio TX Teen



Congratulations to Lanie McAlpin! The Greater Helotes Texas Teen 2013 is the new Miss San Antonio Texas Teen. The pageant was held on May 17. The daughter of Jimmy and Lovetta McAl- pin, Lanie is ranked 11th at Sandra Day O’Connor High School in Helotes. Her extracurricular activities include: Varsity Swimmer and Waterpolo, Varsity Orchestra and National Honor Society. Her […]

Pastor Hull book signing set for June 7



Join Rev. Paul Hull on Saturday, June 7, as he signs copies of his book, “The Confusion Factor,” from 2-5 p.m. at the Pleasanton Civic Center/Freedom Center. There will be refreshments. “The Confusion Factor” is his first book and it comes out of his 30 plus years of pastoral ministry. His wife Suzy calls it his legacy coming out of […]

The Special Olympics Spirit




Before a crowd of students, parents and fellow athletes, a beaming Carlie Roane was one of many gracing the winner’s podium at the 4th annual Special Olympics Track and Field Meet. The event took place at Pleasanton Eagle Stadium on May 16. Participating schools were Pleasanton, Floresville, Hondo, Leakey, Southside, Bandera, Medina Valley and Somerset . Michelle Gonzales, one of […]

Pippen Golden Anniversary



Larry and Sue Pippen celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on March 29, 2014. They celebrated with a renewing of their vows officiated by Pastor Tim Stoker, at the First Assembly of God Church in Pleasanton. Larry and Sue were married on March 27, 1964, in Marfa, Texas. They have lived in El Paso, Alpine, Marfa, San Angelo, Lockhart and Giddings, […]

Mejia Benefit on June 8



A Fundraiser Barbecue and Bake Sale is set for Sunday, June 8. Barbecue chicken plates with rice, beans, potato salad, bread and fixings will be sold for $8 per plate. Funds raised will be used towards Maria and Sirena Mejia’s mission trip. Serving time will be from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Pick plates up at 910 Market St. (Sammy […]

PREP at Coastal Bend College



Coastal Bend College will host the Prefreshman Engineering Program this summer June 16-July 31, for sixth-tenth graders. CBC will offer this for one year only. For details call Sharon, 569-4222, ext. 1212 or Brittney, 569-4222, ext. 1225.

Longhorn Museum Cowtales



The next meeting of the Longhorn Museum Society is this next Tuesday, June 3 at 7 p.m. at the Longhorn Museum on Hwy. 97. The program will be presented by Pleasanton native Ned Gossett, who will share the history of Williams Hardware, one of the oldest family owned businesses ever operated in Atascosa County. Last meeting, we were treated to […]

Karnes Electric Cooperative Inc. awards scholarships



Karnes Electric Cooperative, Inc. is pleased to announce the recipients of KEC’s Scholarship Program for high school graduating seniors of 2014. This year, the scholarship award is in the amount of $1,000 and being awarded to high school graduating seniors in Karnes Electric’s service area. To be eligible, the student must be a child of an active member receiving electric […]

Summer Jump Start for Kindergarten



For many 3, 4 and 5-year-olds, kindergarten will be a whole new world, with bigger classes, longer days and real school work. So how do parents prepare their child for kindergarten? By signing up for the Blossoms, Jump Start for Kindergarten class. As children get ready to attend school for their first time, numerous issues cross a parent’s mind. Is […]


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