Rev. Junior Jones: A life in ministry and community outreach

A career in ministry is not a choice that local leader Rev. Junior Jones made himself. “I didn’t decide. It was from a higher calling and I accepted,” said Jones. He accepted the call in 1966 and was ordained in 1972. Now 83-years-old, Jones was born in Danville, Virginia, where he grew up and went to school. His wife Irene, […]

Luna honored by Scouts

Lisa Luna was made an honorary member of Boy Scout Troop 194 Saturday evening. She was presented with a certificate of appreciation in recognition of her outstanding service to youth. Lisa Luna, Living Editor, is responsible for covering community events that involve nonprofits, faith, spirituality, churches, schools, clubs, organizations and matters of special interest such as health awareness days, heroic […]

We the People

Last week I attended a well-organized and thoughtful event. It was titled “Let’s talk education!” and was held at the Compass Rose Academy. Being a fan of education and public education, I was intrigued and wanted to know more, particularly as both our SD19 candidates were invited to express their views at this public forum. I arrived, and smiling kids […]

From the Right

Early voting has begun for State Senator in our Senate District. We now have the prospect of electing a Republican to the office of State Senator – Peter Flores. He has vowed to work with the Governor and Lt. Governor to fix the property tax system and ensure that our tax dollars are spent wisely. Peter Flores will tell you […]

Governor points out actions taken to make schools safer

Just before Labor Day weekend, Gov. Greg Abbott released a School Safety Action Plan Summary that lists actions taken by school districts to harden campuses in the wake of the deadly Santa Fe Independent School District shooting in May. “Elected leaders, community members, students, teachers, parents and everyday Texans all share the common goal of making schools a safe place […]

Chief Priest’s Weekly Report

Greetings, The weekly police blotter has been posted to our website, you can find it at police. Feel free to email or contact me if you have any questions. richard. We had a slow and wet week. Officers handled 47 calls for service and conducted 31 traffic stops. This week, it was almost a tie between warnings and […]

Deputies make arrest for controlled substance

On September 8 at 10p.m., Deputy Sheriff John McRae stopped a 2010 Chevrolet in Pleasanton for Defective Tail Lights. The driver failed to produce a driver’s license. Deputy McRae detained the driver who told the officer that there was narcotic paraphernalia in the vehicle. Deputy McRae assisted by Deputy Chris Neely conducted a search of the vehicle and located a […]

Poteet ISD talks school safety plan

On August 23, Poteet ISD Superintendent Charles Camarillo, Poteet Police Chief Bruce Hickman and Poteet ISD Police Chief Willie Mendes and Officer Jason Velasquez revealed their school safety plan for faculty, staff and students in the case of an emergency situation during the school year. “We always do an active shooter presentation for the staff that teaches them what to […]

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The JROTC conducted a September 11, 2001 ceremony in remembrance of Patriot’s Day and recognition of all first responders and military. The ceremony was held at the Pleasanton High School flag pole area. The agenda included honors to the flag and a mini pass and review. Music was provided by the Pleasanton High School Band. Attending were 120 cadetes from […]

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