A time to honor our heroes

Reece Beck graduated from Pleasanton High School in 1970. He was selected to represent Rotary International as a foreign exchange student after graduation.  While in Germany, he applied for a nomination to the United States Naval Academy. He received his appointment from Congressman “Chick” Kazen 23rd district in Spring of 1971 while in Germany.  “I don’t think anyone from Pleasanton […]

Chief Master Sgt. Donald Bramlett, relatively unknown, ‘did a lot’ for his country

With Veteran’s Day coming up on November 11, it is appropriate to honor those who served to protect our liberty and freedom. Being the United States we live in, a nation where many have sacrificed to preserve our country’s heritage and future, it is especially important to bring stories such as this one about a retired serviceman living in the […]

Pleasanton ISD Education Foundation hosts casino night fundraiser next Sat.

 Longing to hit the tables Vegas-style but don’t have the funds to travel and do it up right? In the need to hear some original country music, too? For $75 – or $125 per couple – you can do both. Pleasanton native Rodney (R.L.) Hayden will perform an acoustic set while you are able to gather around the craps table, […]

Felipe Ortiz Jr.

Felipe D. Ortiz, Jr. of Pleasanton, passed away Monday, November 7, 2016 at the age of 80. He was born in Poteet on April 1, 1936 to Felipe, Sr. and Refugia (De Leon) Ortiz. Felipe is survived by his wife Adela Ortiz of Pleasanton; son, Rudy Ortiz and wife Berta “Bertie” of Pleasanton; daughters, Annette Ortiz and Becky Massiatte and […]

Carol De La Cruz

Services are pending for Carol DeLaCruz with Hurley Funeral Home.  For updates visit hurleyfuneralhome.com or call 830-569-2535.   

Margaret Ciomperlik

The angels came to add another to their choir.  On November 3, 2016 Martha Margaret Vrana Ciomperlik went to dance once again with her husband and lifelong love, Phil. She was preceded in death by her parents Bessie and Adolph Vrana, her brothers Adolph, Jr., Eugene Robert, Raymond Dean, and sister Barbara Louise. Martha was born December 1, 1929 in […]

Don Byrne

Don Roger Byrne was born September 14, 1946 and passed from this life November 3, 2016 at the age of 70. Roger was a long-time resident of Kingwood, Texas since 1973. Roger was preceded in death by his parents, Donald and Bernice Byrne of Tilden.   He is survived by two brothers, Joe (Nancy) Byrne of Corpus Christi, Texas and […]

Elizabeth Lang

Elizabeth Vyvial Kudelka Moreas Lang, was born January14, 1925 to Frank Vyvial and Anna Fojt Vyvial in Louise, Texas. She was one of fifteen children.  Betty died on October 26, 2016 in Jourdanton, Texas at the age of 91.  Betty was preceded in death by her parents, grandparents Ignac and Marie Trojcak Vyvial of Moravia, Texas, and Joseph and Rosie […]

Martha Ormand

Martha Jane Ormand, age 82, of Jourdanton, Texas, passed away Friday, November 4, 2016 in San Antonio, Texas.  She was born in Jourdanton, to James Stephen and Marion Louise (Harper) Ormand on September 9, 1934. Martha had a beautiful soul, and was a loving mother and friend.  She was a talented musician, singer and pianist and taught piano up until […]

Juan Davila Jr.

Juan Jose “Joseph” Davila, Jr. passed away peacefully in his sleep on the morning of November 5, 2016 of natural causes.   He was born June 16, 1950 in Chicago Heights, Illinois where he spent his childhood.  In September 1978, he married Delores Sanchez in Cotulla, and on June 6, 1980 his only child was born, Gabriel Joe Davila.  To […]


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