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Courage in newspapering brings obstacles, challenges

“Crusading” newspapers a la the screaming headline variety of the early 20th Century have fallen by the wayside. To be a crusader in any life facet takes a certain amount of courage and, in most cases, a dash of derring-do. That most assuredly applies to newspapers that take the plunge into the swirling waters of need, controversy, right and wrong […]


Last chance for Hispanic Recipe submission

We will be featuring local Hispanic Heritage recipes in next week’s issue in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month. This is your last chance to send us your hispanic recipes. You can email them with a bit of background information to me, snail mail it to PO Box 880, Pleasanton, Texas 78064 or bring it by our office. Deadline is Friday […]


Honor our Pearl Harbor survivors

Honor Flight is planning a special flight to Washington DC; taking WWII Pearl Harbor Survivors to a solemn ceremony at the WWII Memorial. The event will take place on December 7, 2014. The flight to Washington D.C. will depart on Dec 6. Any Pearl Harbor Survivor outside of the Austin area will fly from an airport nearest to their residence. […]

Outlook for 281 bright

60 Years ago- The outlook for Highway 281 is bright. That’s the cheering word that the C of C committee brought back after conferring with District Highway Engineer F.M. Davis in San Antonio last Thursday. The state made no requests for a by-pass route around Pleasanton and North Pleasanton, according to Ernest Wehman, chairman of the C of C Committee. […]

RRC issues 2,440 original drilling permits in August, 2014 compared to 1,606 in August 2013

AUGUST PERMITS TO DRILL In August, 2014, the Railroad Commission of Texas issued a total of 2,440 original drilling permits compared to 1,606 in August 2013. The August total included 2,209 permits to drill new oil and gas wells, 37 to re-enter existing well bores, and 194 for re-completions. Permits issued in August 2014 included 705 oil, 136 gas, 1,485 […]

Hispanic Heritage Month

91-year-old descendant of early settlers sells Avon

Ninety-one-year-old Irene Huizar Porter is living proof that keeping a positive attitude can take you far. Along with framed photos of loved ones, numerous certificates, awards and trophies from Avon decorate her San Antonio home. Born in 1923 in Pleasanton, Irene is the daughter of Ramona Alegria Treviño and Francisco Esparza Huizar. Growing up, she had two sisters, but sadly, […]

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

WHEREAS, Domestic Violence is a serious crime that affects people of all races, ages, gender and income levels and WHEREAS, Domestic Violence is widespread and affects over 4 million Americans each year and WHEREAS, one in three Americans have witnessed an incident of domestic violence and WHEREAS, children that grow up in violent homes are believed to be abused and […]


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