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60 Years ago- The Rev. W.M. Peters of Midland, world traveler recently returned from a tour of 10 countries, delivered a travel lecture at the Jourdanton High School auditorium. He illustrated his talk with colored slides of the many historic scenes that he visited. Mr. Peters emphasizes in his remarks that pictures his tour of the holy Land, and the […]

Rep. Cuellar reminds public enrollment period for health insurance ends Dec. 15

SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX28) announced that this year’s open enrollment period for health insurance began Saturday, Nov. 15. Residents of Atascosa County who do not have health insurance can sign up from now until Feb. 15. Those residents seeking health coverage starting in 2015 must enroll in a plan by Dec. 15. “Millions of people across […]

Marvin Deckert – “Hughes two-cone drill bit and my dad, uncles working on wooden derricks at Spindletop”

“Since I read your article about Baker Hughes last week, I wanted to tell you that my dad, Elmo Royce Deckert, had one of the first Hughes rotary bit watch fobs made,” said Marvin Deckert, former oil field employee retiree living in Pleasanton. The watch fob is a replica of the #246 Hughes two-cone drill bit developed in 1909. Howard […]


Senator Judith Zaffirini celebrates debut of new Oil and Gas Mobile Classroom at CBC

(BEEVILLE)- Senator Judith Zaffirini, D-Laredo, joined state, local and Coastal Bend College officials in celebrating the debut of the college’s new mobile Process Technology trailer on Nov. 13. It will provide hands-on experience for students interested in pursuing careers in the oil and gas industry. The trailer and equipment will allow CBC to provide top-quality training not only at its […]


On the 11th day of the 11th month, like many Americans have done so for almost a hundred years across our great land, the Pleasanton Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (JROTC) cadets dedicated the entire day to recognizing the service, sacrifices, and enduring achievements of all Veterans who serve or had served our Nation in uniform. This year, the cadets […]

Navigators host Rock-N-At-The River

It was an afternoon of fellowship, food and fun on Saturday, Nov. 8, as The Navigators hosted the 3rd annual Rock-N-At-The River. “We had good weather, a good turnout, good entertainment and more importantly, was the good response to the gospel.” The music festival was held at the Atascosa River Park in Pleasanton. Byrd thanked everyone for attending. He also […]

Food Drive for CAM

First Baptist Church of Pleasanton is currently sponsoring the Food Drive for CAM. Here are some suggestions on items needed by CAM: Items: canned non-refrigerated ham or whole chicken (found in the H-E-B, Walgreens or Walmart canned meats section), Jiffy cornbread mix, cans of green beans, canned corn, can of cranberry sauce,, canned fruit, bags of marshmallows, box of stuffing, […]

FBC Jourdanton continues packing joy into shoeboxes for children in need overseas

This week, local individuals, families and groups are working to collect the area’s goal of 16,000 shoebox gifts—filled with toys, school supplies and hygiene items—for kids in need overseas. The effort is part of Operation Christmas Child, the world’s largest Christmas project of its kind, which hopes to collect enough shoebox gifts globally to impact more than 10 million children […]

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