Pleasanton Chamber honors citizens

The 65th annual Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce awards and program was held last Thursday, February 4. Lew’s at the Pleasanton Country Club Banquet room provided the backdrop for the event with a dinner of chicken breast, rice, vegetables and bread pudding served to the packed room of 150. Dr. Matthew Mann, Pleasanton ISD Superintendent, presented an update to the crowd […]


Out & About

OLGA Lucky In Love Valentine Casino Night Take the one you love out for a fun night of gaming and help support Our Lady of Grace Academy on Saturday, February 13 from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Atascosa County Livestock Show Barn in Plesanton. The cost of this event is $75 per person and it includes a $1000 […]


What happened to the voices of reason in America?

Writer’s Roost

Upon retirement from more than half a century of active editing and publishing community newspapers, all I wanted to do was relax. After a year, I realized that what I missed most was writing my column, which I’d done since 1958. So, I began to write again, discovered it was more fulfilling than ever, particularly since I didn’t have to […]

Suspects’ photos from recent robberies shared

Two more robberies were confirmed and happened within hours of each other shortly after midnight on Thursday, February 4. A man getting gas at the HEB gas station was robbed as was a person in the parking lot near the Domino’s Pizza off of Oaklawn. Helicopters equipped with infrared cameras were summoned from the DPS office in San Antonio and […]

Phil keeps his ‘job’ despite inaccuracies

The Way I See It

Yes, that hibernating rodent, Punxsutawney Phil, the official groundhog who predicts six more weeks of winter or an early spring made his debut Tuesday, February 2. He did not see his shadow, so- in true groundhog fashionthere will be an early spring this year. Since when did we pay such attention to this creature? The celebration started in 1886 in […]

Super Bowl Party Code

Every football fan knows you need to have a great game plan to bring home the win, and preparing to celebrate Super Bowl Sunday is no different. Silver Eagle Distributors, the local Anheuser-Busch distributor, wants to remind fans to celebrate responsibly and call the most important play of the day: planning ahead to ensure a safe ride home, whether you’re […]

TxDOT awaits go-ahead signal for gridlock-reducing projects

State Capital Highlights

The Texas Department of Transportation on Jan. 27 reported that on average, Texas drivers in five of the state’s largest metropolitan areas lose about 52 hours and $1,200 annually due to traffic congestion. Upon approval by its oversight body, the Texas Transportation Commission, TxDOT plans to improve drive times and reduce costs through what it calls an accelerated $1.3 billion […]

Anti-Planned Parenthood Witch Hunt Backfires

Texas Politics

After an anti-abortion group released several videos alleging that the Gulf Coast Planned Parenthood office was breaking federal law by selling parts of aborted fetuses, Gov. Greg Abbott told the anti choice posse to saddle up. Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and Atty. Gen. Ken Paxton were already headed for their horses. Patrick demanded that his hometown DA, fellow Republican and […]