Texas budget goes to Abbott

Texas Politics

During the Texas Legislature’s 140- day regular session every two years, it’s often said that the only bill that has to pass is the appropriations bill. It is the state’s spending plans for the next two years. And so it passed on the session’s final weekend, after being batted about in the Texas House, and Senate, and conference committee. As […]

Local game warden involved in high-speed chase



Atascosa County Game Warden Derek Iden was patrolling the south end of the county April 14 when he heard a McMullen County deputy sheriff had engaged a truck in a highspeed pursuit, according to Texas Parks and Wildlife Department reports. The truck allegedly held eight undocumented immigrants while fleeing from the deputy. “It was the middle of the day when […]

Texas country newspaper family suffer major losses

Writer’s Roost

Those of us who have been privileged to do something we love dearly all of our lives belong to a group I named in a speech years ago as the Brotherhood of Community Newspapers. Over time, with more experience in that genre, I decided it could also be called the Texas Country Newspaper Family. That is in reference, of course, […]

FLASHBACK: Hwy 97 ‘closed’ until further notice



60 Years ago- Before Pleasanton had a water system owned by the city, there were several wells operated inside the city limits that provided water for a limited number of homes. Several such wells still have systems of pipes and are reported to provide some water for lawn purposes. But they are creating a problem for the city, according to […]

Texas RRC Chairman Craddick delivers keynote address



The 4th Annual Conference of the Eagle Ford Consortium was held, May 27-29, at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in San Antonio. Keynote speaker for the event was Texas Railroad Commission Chairman Christi Craddick. She delivered her well-received address in the afternoon of the opening day, Wednesday, May 27 Chairman Craddick spoke about the current and future state of Texas energy. […]

Jourdanton Council receives top audit report for city



Prior to the regular meeting of the Jourdanton City Council, a Public Hearing was held to give citizens a chance to speak on proposed special use permits. All permits were to allow manufactured homes into areas zoned for single family dwellings. Several spoke against allowing the permits. On property at 3003 Brown, Joyce Price said that she was afraid that […]

Special Olympics spirit shared at PHS



The beginnings of the Special Olympics go back to the 1960s, when Eunice Kennedy Shriver held a summer day camp for youth with intellectual disabilities. The first Special Olympics games were held in 1968 and since then, it has grown into a worldwide competition. On Friday, May 22, several schools from the San Antonio area converged at Eagle Stadium in […]

PHS Blood Drive set



The Pleasanton High School Community Blood Drive is scheduled for this Thursday, June 4. The South Texas Blood & Tissue Center blood mobile will be in the parking lot from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. All presenting donors will receive a $10 H-E-B gift card, while supplies last. Sign up to donate blood on June 4. Your donations help local […]

Ginn receives teaching award at Palo Alto College



Elizabeth (Wickersham) Ginn, Lead Instructor of Speech at Palo Alto College, was recently recognized for Excellence in Teaching at the annual 2015 NISOD Excellence Awards. She is a 1994 Pleasanton High School alum and graduate of Baylor University, BA 1998 and MA 2000. Elizabeth’s achievement was celebrated during NISOD’s annual International Conference on Teaching and Leadership Excellence, May 23-26, in […]

PHS Band awarded at State Solo, Ensemble Contest



The Pleasanton High School band attended the state solo and ensemble contest at Hendrickson High School in Pflugerville on Monday, May 25. The group qualified for the event by receiving a one rating at the region contest in March. Each of the members performed exceptionally. A clarinet ensemble made up of Alexandra Galvan, Erlantina Garza, Gabriella Hernandez, Clarissa Lopez, Alyssa […]


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