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

‘9th segment - Norman Porter working in oilfield - Marvin Deckert’

‘He’d hit, I’d hit and the third person would hit…we were windmilling’, ‘we were working for 78 cents an hour’, ‘enjoying watermelons… who drives up?…the boss man – never fails!’ “A lot of us guys worked as roustabouts for Lewis Lease Service in the summertime,” said Marvin Deckert, an oilfield retiree living here in Pleasanton. Lewis Lease Service, operated by […]

Thorn gives powerpoint

Atascosa County Commissioners’ Court First Regular Meeting April 11, 2016 9:00 a.m. Ordered by Hon. Bob Hurley, Atascosa County Judge present during the reading. Commissioners’ Courtap•proved the Resolution. Judge Hurley recognized J. F. Ramos from AACOG concerning the following Interlocal agreements between AACOG and Atascosa County. Interlocal agreement for 9-1-1 Public Safety Answering Services with AACOG, for 2016-2017, Jymie Perna, […]

Sales Tax Holiday on emergency prep supplies

With the potential for severe weather approaching this spring, Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar reminds Texans they can purchase certain supplies tax-free during the Emergency Preparation Supplies Sales Tax Holiday, April 23-25. “The severe weather, fire and flooding we had last year provided a stark reminder that Texans should be prepared for any emergency,” Hegar said. “This tax holiday allows people […]


It’s Okay to unplug

I was in the hardware store today. Up on the wall were several pictures of early 20th century Jourdanton, including many of the old businesses that lined Main St. and other areas near the courthouse. Chatting with the employees we quickly decided that our grandparents definitely lived in a different world than we do. We also agreed that our kids […]

Pleasanton Council hears update on capital improvement plan

The regular meeting of the Pleasanton City Council was called to order at 6 p.m. on March 17 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 and Robert Earl Wood, District 5. Absent from the meeting was Travis Hall Jr., District 6. The […]

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 […]

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