Strawberry Festival Queen, King named

The 69th annual Poteet Strawberry Festival Coronation culminated with the crowning of the new Queen and King- Isabella Wiederhold and Donovan Roanin Garcia II. The two Poteet High School juniors were announced at the ceremony on Saturday, Feb. 27. Wiederhold, 17, is the daughter of Joan and Eric Wiederhold. Garcia, also 17, is the son of Shawna and Donovan R. […]

Turn-n-Burn set

The Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce is still looking for the best BBQ cookers to enter the 6th annual Turn-N-Burn BBQ Cook-Off taking place March 11-12, 2016 at the Pleasanton River Park. The event, sanctioned by the International Barbeque Cookers Association (IBCA), will award a record amount of cash plus prizes to the winners. Not only will the “cooker friendly’ event […]

Out & About

Shout out to all our neighbors. Come join the Charlotte community for a great evening of food and fun at our SpringFest Celebration. The SpringFest will be held at the Charlotte City Park on March 3 from 4 to 7 p.m. There will be food, music, games, and raffles. Our inflatables include bungee run, jousting arena, obstacle course, and animal […]


Emergency Management Plan adopted, proposals for skate park sought

The regular meeting of the Pleasanton City Council was called to order at 6 p.m. on February 18 by Mayor Clint Powell. In attendance were council members Doug Best, District 1, Abraham Saenz, District 2; Diana Prasifka District 3; Eliseo Flores, District 4; Robert Earl Wood, District 5 and Travis Hall Jr., District 6. The minutes from the Feb. 3 […]

“History surrounding Norman Porter, Sr., a historian”

The ‘old Breaker home’, Cockrell Canyon and a misnamed country road.

“People had created that road, years ago, because it was the shortest way to get to Pleasanton,” said Leming rancher, Larry Persyn. “Very few people had cars at that time, around 1916.” Persyn is speaking of the, now, CR Crane – aka Crain, that is located just north of Pleasanton. The road heads east toward Interstate 37. Persyn mentioned that […]

Behind the Badge

(830) 569-3869 I chose to title this week’s column; (830)569-3869 because I want our citizens to realize the importance of that number. That is of course the number to the Pleasanton Police Department. as your Chief of Police, you would be astounded at the crime information that I have to filter through every day. Sad to say, some of that […]


• City of Pleasanton – City Council Meetings are the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. at Pleasanton City Hall, 108 Second St. 830-569-3867. • City of Jourdanton – City Council Meetings are the 3rd Monday of the month at 6 p.m. at the Jourdanton City Hall, 1604 State Hwy. 97 E. 830-769-3589. • City of […]

Jourdanton ISD Trustees discuss realignment, transfer student policy

The Jourandanton ISD Board of Trustees met at their regular meeting on February 8. All were in attendance – Barbara Peeler, President (District 6), Tricia Taylor, Vice President (District 2), Mary Y. Ramirez, Secretary (District 4), Vance Jupe (District 1), Phillip Netardus, (District 3), Amador Lugo (District 5) and Lanny Wheeler (District 7). The meeting opened with Jourdanton Elementary and […]

I’ve juggled my whole life

The Way I See It

While I have juggled many things my whole life – children, work, home, aging mother and such – I never really tried to seriously learn how to juggle in the most literal way … until this past weekend! My dear friend of almost 40 years, Sandy Kyrish, came back to Texas via Philadelphia, to visit family and to attend the […]