Father charged with Injury to a Child on infant son



A 26-year-old Pleasanton area man was arrested last night on a warrant charging him with Injury to a Child with a serious bodily injury, a first degree felony. The arrest was made by Atascosa County Sheriff’s investigators at a San Antonio hospital where the man’s three month-oldson is clinging to life. The incident occurred Sunday evening about three miles northwest […]

J’ton VFD needs volunteers



The Jourdanton Volunteer Fire Department is in the need for good volunteers. If you are 21 years of age or older and live in the Jourdanton vicinity and are interested in becoming a volunteer firefighter please call Fire Chief David Prasifka at 210-454-7820. The Jourdanton VFD meets the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month at the Jourdanton Fire Station […]

Commissioners’ Court approve proposed tax rate



Present were all four Commissioners, Lonnie Gillespie, (Precinct 1); William “Bill” Torans, (Precinct 2); Freddie Ogden, (Precinct 3) & Bill Carroll, (Precinct 4). After call to order of the Special Called Meeting of the Commissioners’ Court, Judge Bob Hurley asked for the first item on the agenda. Judge Bob Hurley asked for appropriate action concerning the proposed tax rate for […]

Being good citizens

The Way I See It

With the rash of burglaries that have happened over the past few months – even one that involved minors – makes me a bit more wary of my surroundings. If you think about it, we can all help our neighbors, our businesses and our law enforcement officers. Ever thought that something looked suspicious? Maybe a strange car in your neighbor’s […]

School of Choice was amazing for our grandson



With school starting this month I thought it an appropriate time to say thank you to Pleasanton High School staff and leadership. Our grandson dropped out of school almost three years ago and let us know (last year) that he wanted to go back to school. He was pretty insistent on actually attending school but the school authorities thought it […]

University president says Davis statue to be moved

State Capital Highlights

A bronze statue of Jefferson Davis, president of the Confederate States of America, will be moved from the Main Mall of the University of Texas at Austin campus to UT’s Center for American History for interior display, in accordance with a decision made last week by UT President Gregory Fenves. Fenves said he appointed a task force in June, shortly […]

Voting hurdles in Texas: Some milestones

Texas Politics

For the first twothirds of the 20th century, Texas put as many roadblocks as it could in the way of voting by minorities and the poor. For the final third of that century – with urging from Congress, President Lyndon B. Johnson, and federal courts – Texas reversed course. But since Republicans finally wrested complete control of Texas government from […]

This ‘ol Southern boy doesn’t care for hominy or grits

Writer’s Roost

It is my habit to read a lot every day. That’s part of being a writer. I’m usually reading a book. I read two or three magazines on a regular basis, even though one or two might be online and you don’t get to grip paper pages. I read two daily newspapers each day and several community weeklies regularly. Writers […]

Pleasanton water storage tank hoisted

Crestline water tower nears completion

On Saturday, August 15, at nine in the morning, Pleasanton’s newest water storage tank was lifted to the top of its pedestal. The storage unit will hold one and a quarter million gallons of water. This completed another phase of a year-long operation to bring water through, eventually, a 16” main line to the area of Interstate 37. “They raised […]

FLASHBACK: Thief arrested later charged with Louisiana murder



60 Years Mr. and Mrs. Riley LaGrange have opened what was Ellison’s Drive- Inn in North Pleasanton. They’re newly-weds. She formerly was Mrs. Lucille Hall of Mathis and they were married on August 3 in Jourdanton. Riley has renamed the drive-inn and now calls it “Riley’s Place.” His home is Beeville but he has a wide acquaintance among oil field […]