Info on Main St. renovation shared



The City of Pleasanton Main Street Project will begin July 18. An informational meeting will be hosted by the City of Pleasanton on Tuesday, July 12 at the Pleasanton Civic Center beginning at 6 p.m. Explanation of the three phases of the project and how it will affect businesses and residential neighborhoods of the area will be discussed. D&D Construction […]

Challenges accepted!

The Way I See It

I accepted two challenges from my daughter Allison a couple of weeks ago. She wanted me to commit to a Whole 30 type way of eating. Knowing that we needed to wait after my son and daughter-in-law’s nuptials, we began last Monday. Also on the table was the need to clean out storerooms, closets, pantry and (GASP) garage. Plus … […]

10 Ways Seniors Can Avoid Identity Theft



Each year around 17 million people fall victim to identity theft, which happens when someone gets access to your Social Security number, bank or credit card account number, or other identifying information and uses it to steal from you. Here are some free steps you can take to reduce your risks. Guard your personal information: Never give your Social Security […]

Supreme Court strikes down major changes to abortion law



The U.S. Supreme Court on June 27 struck down parts of the state abortion law that Texas lawmakers revised and passed in 2013. The law’s provision that physicians providing abortions must have admitting privileges to a nearby hospital and the provision that abortion facilities must meet minimum standards for ambulatory surgical centers are in violation of the Constitution, the court […]

Supremes Call “Bull” on Anti-Abortion Law



Texas’ top elected officials have practiced the claim, “We’re from the government, and we’re here to help you.” Under that guise, the leaders want to regulate your behavior, rather than actually providing enough help in education, health insurance, foster care, acceptance of Medicaid expansion, and so on. The most recent example is underlined by the U.S. Supreme Court’s slap-down of […]

Flashback: Poteet has ‘State’s Best Water Tower’



10 Years ago- Based on the amount of rainfall during the first six months of 2006-4.84 inches-by South Texas Weather modification Association at the Pleasanton Municipal Airport, this could be one of the driest years in 73-year recorded history. Of course, that doesn’t mean the year will end with the same drought ranking (4th worst since 1934). STWMA forecaster Todd […]

Oak wilt informational meeting set for July 14



An oak wilt management seminar will be presented by the City of Pleasanton and Texas A&M Forest Service on Thursday, July 14 at 6 p.m. at the Pleasanton Civic Center. Oak wilt is one of the most destructive tree diseases in the United States. The successful management of oak wilt depends on correct diagnosis and an understanding of how the […]

Highway, county roads to memorialize slain officers




Three law enforcement officers who lost their lives answering a call on October 12, 1999 – Trooper Terry Miller, DPS Texas Highway Patrol; Deputy Thomas Monse Jr. and Deputy Mark Stephenson, Atascosa County Sheriff’s Office – will be forever memorialized with sections of three different thoroughfares named in their honor. The ceremony will take place at the Pleasanton Civic Center, […]

Texas Alliance of Energy Producers Applauds Craddick




On June 21, at the Texas Railroad Commission’s (RRC) Open Meeting, Commissioner Christi Craddick directed agency staff to evaluate the Commission’s regulatory requirements and take appropriate steps to reduce the administrative burden on industry, as well as create greater efficiency at the Commission through changes to rules, reporting, and/or other regulatory requirements. “Since I have been at the Commission, I […]

Fourth of July Celebration!




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