Pleasanton ISD Education Foundation: A tourney ‘fore’ kids

The Way I See It

If you’re a golfer (or even if you aren’t) you should come out this Friday, April 22 and play in the Pleasanton ISD Education Foundation School’s Out for Summer golf tournament. School may still be in session for a few more weeks, but the weather is great and the course is beautiful. This is our third year to hold the event […]

Rain soaked Texas



Most of the Lone Star State has seen a deluge of rain the last few days. And the forecast? More rain. Those clouds hold the future of this year’s crops. The continuous rains—and the flooding that comes with it—spell trouble for some Texas farmers. Two inches to nine inches. Some received more. Some less. It leads to a soggy, boggy […]

SEC files charges naming Paxton in Servergy case



Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is facing civil fraud charges filed by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Paxton was named in charges filed April 11 against Servergy Inc., a McKinney-based technology company incorporated in Nevada, and its founder and former chief executive officer William E. Mapp III. The federal regulatory agency’s 26-page complaint contains the charges alleging “the boosting […]

Abbott Book Slams Feds



Gov. Greg Abbott is releasing his first book May 17, that follows the time-honored practice of slamming the federal government if you’re interested in trying to head it. Abbott tells the story of an oak tree falling on him and crushing his back while he was jogging in Houston in 1984, and re-learning life confined to a wheelchair. He combines […]

Flashback: Hospital Auxiliary honors Roger Castillo



10 Years ago- Two witnesses were driving by as three men pulled a man’s body out of a car and dumped it beside FM-3006 just a few feet from the eastside entrance ramp to IH-37 on Easter Sunday. Chief Deputy David Soward said things were peaceful around the county until the call came in from witnesses at 5:35 p.m. Sunday. […]

Congressman Cuellar rides in parade



Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) participated in the annual parade at the Poteet Strawberry Festival. The festival, a fixture of South Texas culture since its inception in 1948, offers a chance for area farmers to showcase their produce in an area famous for its strawberries. “I enjoyed riding in the Strawberry Festival parade this year, as I do every year,” Congressman […]

Sheriff Soward updates dispatcher progress




National Public Safety Communicators Week was recognized, April 10-16, 2016. Atascosa County Sheriff David Soward recognized dispatchers on Wednesday, April 13, at a noontime reception. “We’ve had a lot of changes in dispatching in the forty years I’ve been associated with the Sheriff’s office,” said Sheriff Soward. “I started in 1977 and actually did a small stint before that in […]

Strawberry Festival



Goodbye, for Now

from The EFSCDP Team

The Eagle Ford Shale Community Development Program (EFSCDP) opened its doors at UTSA’s Institute for Economic Development in October of 2012, thanks to a federal grant award from the Economic Development Administration (EDA). EFSCDP focused on community and economic development in twenty-one counties in and around the Eagle Ford Shale oil and gas activity. The purpose of the program has […]

Pleasanton city manager Pearson set to retire




At a special meeting called on Thursday, April 14 at noon, the council recessed to convene in executive session for the discussion concerning the city manager’s contract. The next day, Bruce Pearson, Pleasanton’s city manager since January, 2012, revealed to his staff that he would be leaving the city in June. Mayor Clint Powell stated that the council will address […]


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