Writer’s Roost

‘Hot toddy’ for bad colds – I really hated it ... at first

With the easy availability of doctors, clinics and hospitals plus the proliferation of over-the-counter drugs and medical prescriptions, one doesn’t hear much about “home remedies” anymore. Since that topic is pretty much non-existent these days, those of us of a couple of generations back sometimes think about “Mom’s home remedy” cure for everyday maladies. As I contemplate this topic, we […]

Flashback: Hospital to be completed June 1

60 Years ago- How did we score in 54? Well, for Pleasanton and North Pleasanton, it was a good year progressivewise despite the unrelenting drougth that has gripped Atascosa County and most of the rest of Texas for four long years. Unquestionably the top achievement of the year was the successful drive to obtain a hospital for the Pleasanton community. […]

Halliburton Contributes $1.25 Million to the SEG Foundation to Create EVOLVE, an Early Career Learning Initiative for Oil and Gas Professionals

Halliburton is a key provider of services and products in the Eagle Ford shale and the energy industry as a whole. They have operations facilities in the Pleasanton Industrial park and 17 miles north of Pleasanton at their 150 acre operations center, Interstate 37 and Loop 1604, so their presence is noticed throughout this area, daily. Boots and Coots, a […]

PIC students present ‘Christmas Every Day’

The Pleasanton Intermediate Campus sixth grade Drama Troupe and sixth grade Choir classes delighted audiences on Dec. 18 and 19. They performed “Christmas Every Day” by William Dean Howells (adapted by Adele Thane) and “The Missing List” by Melinda Williams. The shows were held at the Douglas Williamson Sr. Performing Arts Center. Drama Director Dawn Murray opened the show by […]


A very special Christmas

The administration and staff at Retama Manor Nursing Center/Pleasanton South, in coordination with the community brought many smiles and happiness to all the residents during their Christmas celebrations. Residents danced and sang to the music brought to the facility by Christmas carolers, live bands and live mariachis. They also enjoyed a visit from Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus, and the Blue […]


Quilters meeting

Come join the Medina County Quilters Guild for refreshments, Wednesday, Jan. 7, from 9:30- 10 a.m. There will be a business meeting from 10 a.m. –11 a.m., show and tell (members and guest show their quilting projects) and a short program plus quilt block exchange. They meet at the First Baptist Church of Natalia. There will be a covered dish […]

Training course in Karnes City

On Thursday, January 8, the 81st District Attorney’s office will present a SAFVIC Human Trafficking Course. The training is free and will run from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Instructor Sgt. Bill Grayson (SAPD SVU) will conduct the session at the Karnes City Auditorium, located at 314 E. Calvert. The auditorium faces Esplanade Street. Registration can be completed by going […]

Dorman on Dean’s List

Steven Dorman, of Jourdanton, earned a spot on the Fall 2014 Dean’s List at Southern Arkansas University. Dorman is a Senior General Studies major. He was one of 474 students named to the Dean’s List. To qualify, a student must complete 12 or more semester hours and attain a grade point average of 3.50 or higher. For more information, visit […]