Atascosa County Democratic Party

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The scenes we have witnessed in Afghanistan over the last few weeks have evoked some very deep emotions and disturbingly vivid memories in me after my evacuation out of Cairo in 2011. Evacuations are chaotic. Evacuations are stressful. Evacuations are dangerous. Evacuations are a measure of strength, trust and resilience of the unknown. The evacuee exists in a rapidly-changing world […]

The Devil’s warden

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When I began writing this column, I just wanted to be funny. There were two subjects I told myself I would not write about: politics and religion. Oops … Many years ago while filling my patrol vehicle with gas, a 50-ish-year-old man sporting a crew cut, white T-shirt and thick black glasses summoned me over to his oldermodel white Ford […]

San Miguel Electric Cooperative awards local charity through CoBank’s Sharing Success Program

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San Miguel Electric Cooperative, Inc. (SMEC) employees volunteered at the Bountiful Blessings Community Food Pantry in Pleasanton on Aug. 11. They also presented the organization with a $5,000 donation as part of SMEC’s CoBank’s Sharing Success charitable program. Through the Sharing Success program, which runs annually from April 1-Oct. 31 or until the fund is exhausted, CoBank matches donations made […]

Shifter’s toast to servicemen

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On Saturday evening, Aug. 28, Shifter’s American Grill in Pleasanton posted a Facebook photo showing their tribute to the fallen U.S. servicemen in Afghanistan. One of their customers, Adan Martinez, stopped by the restaurant and wanted to buy a round for each of the 13 U.S. servicemen who were killed last Thursday. Shifter’s co-owners Janie Perez and Mary Reyes decided […]

WOMAN’S CLUB DONATES TO SCHOOLS

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The Woman’s Club of Pleasanton has been very busy this week. Members surprised multiple schools with school supplies for campuses in Pleasanton, Jourdanton, Charlotte and Poteet. Approximately $2,000 was spent on binders, composition notebooks, pencils, glue sticks, Clorox wipes and more. See more Woman’s Club photos on page 14A.

Sharing a love for skateboarding

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Youngsters and their families gathered at the Pleasanton River Park in August to participate in the Level One Skateboard Training classes. The free month-long program was hosted by the Pleasanton Parks and Recreation Department and The Navigators. The program concluded on Saturday, Aug. 28 with an awards ceremony at the Pleasanton River Park Pavilion. Bob Byrd and staff passed out […]

St. Ignatius Picnic in Christine on Sunday

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Join parishioners at St. Ignatius Catholic Church in Christine this Sunday, Sept. 5, as they celebrate their Annual Church Picnic. The fun-filled event will begin at 11 a.m. with the plate sale. Delicious brisket and sausage dinner with all the trimmings will be sold for $10 per plate. Serving will take place at the air-conditioned church pavilion. The auction will […]

Awana Clubs to begin at First Baptist Church of Pleasanton

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First Baptist Church in Pleasanton will begin its children’s Awana Clubs scripture memory and Bible study ministry with registration night on Wednesday, Sept. 8 at 6 p.m. Parents are asked to bring their children and stay to register them. All children in kindergarten through the fifth grade are welcome. Registration night activities will conclude by 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 15 […]

AIC holds Aug. meeting

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The Atascosa Inter-Agency Council met Thursday, Aug. 12 at the Pleasanton Civic Center. AIC Director Gloria Day also conducted a joint Zoom meeting for those unable to attend in person. AIC is a partnership of over 50 agencies and businesses who provide services to Atascosa County residents. The agency’s website is www.atascosainteragencycouncil.org and those wanting to have their information listed […]

Fundraiser for Trooper Waylon Rogers

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Show your support for DPS Trooper Waylon Rogers at the medical fundraiser to be held in his honor on Wednesday, Sept. 1. The benefit is set for 12 noon- 2 p.m. at the Pleasanton Civic Center, located at 115 N. Main St. For an $8 donation, you can purchase a hamburger, chips and a drink. Drivethru and delivery available. Last […]