Pleasanton progressing despite oil decline

There’s a whole lot going on here in Pleasanton! Business is up from this time last year, indicated by sales tax returns…a building program is going on in the Pleasanton Independent School District…city water is being extended out to Interstate 37…city is working on an extension plan for the Pleasanton Municipal Airport runway from 4,000 to 5,002 feet…there’s a new […]


Saluting our Firefighters

SUE BROWN EDITOR This week is National Fire Prevention Week. As we honor our men and women who brave the dangers of fire and put themselves in harm’s way helping with accidents all over our county, let’s get to know these fine people who donate their time so willingly. Please read Lisa Luna’s article on Trini Bosquez a 43-year veteran […]


Lots of music at St. Philip festival

Drawing on their successes over the past few years, St. Philip Benizi Catholic Church annual festival, to be held this Sunday, October 11, will once again serve more than food, fun and games. Over the years it has transformed into more than 12 hours of fun, with a heavy emphasis on music. Admission is free until noon, then a charge […]


Filings revealed; Election Guide Deadline Oct. 16

Besides the Constitutional Amendment election this November 3, there are also some local elections set. Jourdanton ISD will have their election for a $46 milllion bond package. The City of Jourdanton has two at-large places open (City 1 and 4). Incumbents Chester Gonzales and Patsy Patricia J. Elizabeth Tymrak-Daughtrey have drawn three opponents. Karen Pesek, Johnetta “Johnnie” Goetzel and Kendall […]

50th Cowboy Homecoming returns to river park Oct. 23-24

Back in 1966, Pleasanton held its first Cowboy Homecoming in downtown Pleasanton. The event was to honor the working cowboys and our heritage for being the Birthplace of the Cowboy. Fast forward 50 years and plans to celebrate the cowboy way are firming up at the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce’s helm. This year’s chairs are Bradd Mumm and James Strange […]

Pippen appointment rescinded, Best named Mayor Pro Tempore for Pleasanton Council

After a brief Executive Session during the beginning of the October 1 Pleasanton Council meeting, the council rescinded the appointment of Larry Pippen. The motion, made by Eliseo Flores and seconded by Robert Earl Wood was unanimously approved by the council. The appointment for the District 6 seat will be addressed at the next council meeting, October 15. Douglas Best, […]

Making a difference…one child at a time.

In days of old kids grew up and wanted to take on the role of those who society considered heroic. My buddy wanted to be an astronaut. Another friend from the neighborhood was going to fly fighter jets. Some wanted to be firefighters. And yes…some wanted to strap on a gun and be a police officer. In the current climate […]

Jourdanton police officer arrested, placed on leave

On Thursday, October 2, the Jourdanton Police Department learned that an arrest warrant had been obtained by the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office for the arrest of Wade Middleton, who is a Sergeant with the Jourdanton Police Department. The complaint charges Sgt. Middleton with the offense of Injury to a Child, which is a third degree felony in the State of […]