I’m a D-Mom

My 10-year-old son Max is a Type 1 Diabetic ROCK STAR.   This December will mark his two-year “D –Day” as a T1D and forever changing our lives. From the day he was diagnosed, he was insistent in doing things himself. He gave himself his first shot of Insulin; he did his first finger prick; and immediately he started memorizing […]

Alfred Smith

Notice Services are pending for Alfred Smith of Jourdanton.  Mr. Smith was born April 17, 1940 and passed away November 14, 2016. For updates visit hurleyfuneralhome.com or call 830-569-2535.  

Carol De La Cruz

Carol Ann De La Cruz, age 55, of Pleasanton, passed away at her residence Sunday, November 6, 2016. She enjoyed being with family and friends, traveling, cooking and eating out. Carol also enjoyed crocheting and jogging. As a beautician, she liked making her clients feel beautiful. Her greatest joy was spent spoiling her grandson. Carol will be truly missed by […]

Charles Riley, Jr.

Charles “Charley” Phillip Riley, Jr. passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 6, 2016 at his residence. “Charley” was born November 24, “Thanksgiving Day”, 1927, to Charles Phillip Riley, Sr. and Harriet Johnston Riley, in Littlefield, Texas. He married Nancy Randle in Ft. Worth, Texas, May 28, 2009. Charley was preceded in death by his parents and son, Don Riley, and […]

Raymond Samson

Raymond Frederick Samson, age 92, of Pleasanton, formerly of Kalamazoo, Michigan, passed away at his residence Wednesday, November 9, 2016. He was born Saturday, November 17, 1923 to Fred and Elizabeth (Jordan) Samson. He is survived by his son and daughter, Ray Samson and Sondra Cross. Raymond was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Elizabeth (Jordan) Samson. Please […]

Tweet Brooks

  Mr. Tweet Palmer Brooks, born May 20, 1923, passed away peacefully on November 10, 2016 in Castroville at the age of 93 years, 5 months and 21 days.   Tweet was born and grew up in the Anchorage/Rossville area, and served in the Army during World War II.  He spent 30 years in the water well drilling business after […]

Fallen Veterans Honored at Local Cemeteries

 Joett Morrison | Courtesy Photo In observance of Veterans Day, the Cub Scouts Pack 194 and Boy Scouts Troop 194, both from Pleasanton, along with the members of Pleasanton Branch #63 of Catholic Life Insurance honored fallen veterans by placing over 350 flags on their graves at the Pleasanton City Cemetery and San Ysidro Cemetery on Sunday, November 6. The […]

Jourdanton defeated by Lyford in bi-district

LEON ZABAVA STAFF WRITER   Lyford defeated Jourdanton, 42-25, in a bi-district game, Friday, November 11, at Calallen Stadium. Scoring began with 10 minutes left in the 1st quarter when Lyford scored on a 67-yard rushing play. Point after was good and the score was Lyford 7, Jourdanton 0. Three minutes remained in the 1st period when Indian RB Jemareon […]

Cessna makes emergency landing

A pilot and his passenger, traveling from Hondo to Corpus Christi had to make an emergency landing in Pleasanton when his single engine Cessna plane developed engine failure. The accident happened on Saturday, November 12 at roughly 5:45 p.m.   The pilot, having already passed Pleasanton, turned the aircraft around to touch down at the Pleasanton Municipal Airport runway, but […]

Three arrested for Homicide

Officers of the Pleasanton Police Department responded to a disturbance call at Texas South, 1933 W. Oaklawn, at approximately 12:06 a.m., October 30, 2016. The officers discovered a male being restrained by staff members at the bar. The male was being held on the floor inside the bar. When the officers made contact with the male they discovered that he […]


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