Larry Brown memorial benefit rocked

The Larry Brown Memorial Scholarship and Teacher’s Grant Fund benefit featuring 86’d and opening band, “What about Bob?” was by all accounts a wildly successful event. The crowds on Friday night were still heavy at 2:30 a.m. with former classmates gathered for the event and homecoming not quite ready to give up the magic of the night. “Pleasanton alumni and […]

Local Matters

AT&T answered our call for a new tower. According to Pleasanton City Manager, the date has been estimated to be Dec. 15 for a new AT&T tower at Winship and Goodwin. Six small cells will be located from Hwy. 97 to downtown to also help improve AT&T service. Great news for Pleasanton AT&T customers. But, what does this mean for […]

Atascosa County Judge’s Report

We had some issues recently with a combining of polling stations for the November election. One of the political parties was upset over one that we combined (not to use) with another. We (commissioner’s court) listened. I scheduled a hearing and people came to speak their opinions both pro and con. That was all good and we voted to reopen […]

The real cost of police work.

Most police chiefs will tell you that chasing down the bad guys or finding the stolen property is not the bulk of the duties that consume our day. Hiring, budgeting, training, retaining quality staff, adhering to mandates, seeking out and obtaining grants, maintaining a presence with the community you serve and keeping the public informed are still only a few […]

Mayor’s Message

Greetings from the Mayor’s Office: This week is a very exciting week for our city. This Friday, we will have the grand opening and ribbon cutting of our new fire station on Airport Rd. Five years in the making, we are very excited that this project has finally been completed and ready to serve the citizens of Pleasanton. The new […]

There are miles and miles of Texas; rows and rows of books

The Way I See It

The past few weeks I’ve driven a good portion of Texas and into Oklahoma. In all, I think I’ve registered about 3,000 miles. On my return trip from Oklahoma, my friends Judy and Jerry encouraged a stopover in Archer City, Texas. Yes, they are that good of friends that would drive down just so I wouldn’t have to visit it […]

Being a good neighbor

Nearly every Christian is familiar with that part of Luke Chapter 10 we know as the Parable of the Good Samaritan, and we can cite the lesson Jesus was teaching. But we could also call it the Parable of the Good Neighbor, because the question Christ was answering was “Who is my neighbor?” The young lawyer who asked the question […]

We the People

“This arrived in the mail for you today,” said my husband a few weeks ago. With a big grin, he handed me a book-shaped package and watched me open it. It was indeed a book; titled “The Know Your Bill of Rights Book” written by Sean Patrick and suitably subtitled “Don’t lose your constitutional rights, Learn them!” My husband then […]

From the Right

Your vote hires! And your vote fires! Two weeks ago we saw this principle at work when the voters of Senate District 19 decided that enough was enough and they elected a Republican as State Senator to represent the District for the first time in 139 years! The importance of each and every vote became overwhelmingly clear when we saw […]

An open letter to Atascosa County

It is imperative ALL ELIGIBLE VOTERS participate in the voting process in the November midterm election as well as all elections. No, I’m not here to argue politics with you; rather, I write to promote the ELECTORAL PROCESS. We live with the belief that the MAJORITY RULES, but we cannot have majority rule without majority participation at the polls. Think […]

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