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Madeleine Guajardo

Staff Writer

10 years ago

Irene Garcia Gonzales holds Lorenza as hey watch Kayla check her tomato and radish plants. They planted some seeds and plants in pots and some in the ground a Pleasanton City Hall as volunteers at the new Community Garden. City Manager, Kathy Coronado, has explained how the garden space will grow as new volunteers are added.

Mayor Bill Carol draws the winning ticket for the Pleasanton Community Center prior to a City Council meeting. Councilman Roger Garza is in the background and Barbara Hughes, a member of the Pleasanton Quilt Circle who donated the quilt. Money raised wil be used to help fund the building of a community center very soon.

20 years ago

Some of the most important people as far as Pleasanton High School athletes are these student trainers who help PHS trainerRobert “Doc” Williams tend to all types of injuries during the school year. Left to right are Christine Gonzales, Angelica Castillo, Bianca Leal, Michele Benavides, Michelle Roberson, Williams, Paula Castillo, Amanda Roberson, Sandra Castillo and Samantha Reyna. And contrary to what this photo indicates, “Doc” has not sprouted angel wings!

Pleasanton Volunteer Firefighters held their annual “Fill-A-Boot” drive Saturday, August 29, in downtown Pleasanton and at the local Wal-Mart store. The department’s mascot, “Sparky”, Joe Bosquez, assisted Firefighter Jimmy Solis in collecting from this family and greeted the children. According to Fire Chief Chuck Garris, this year’s fund drive brought in slightly more than $1,500 – $200 more than last year – setting a new record for the local campaign. Local firefighters will donate the money raised to the San Antonio area telethon as part of the Jerry Lewis Labor Day telethon for Muscular Dystrophy.

30 years ago

Shining Faces – The first days of school always bring smiles to youngsters who reluctantly admit they were getting a little bored with summer and are actually glad to be back in class. Pleasanton students board the bus for the trip home after an “exciting” school day.

Maggie, favorite pet of Mike and Pam Stimpson has a lovely new home, courtesy of H.E.B.’s Janette Warren who presented the prize.

40 years ago

Sandy the “Mermaid” – Sandy Hall, manager of the Pleasanton 7-Eleven store, was a good sport when she volunteered to be a “dunkie” in the dunking booth Saturday afternoon. The dunking booth was one of several money making projects that went on at the 7-Eleven store to raise money to help fight muscular dystrophy. Here she is about to hit the water.

Pretty Car Washers – The Hargave sisters, pretty Pleasanton cheerleaders, were in charge of the car wash Saturday at the Pleasanton 7-Eleven store where activities took place o raise money to fight muscular dystrophy.

50 years ago

25 Years Truck Driver – Ed Lopez, Jr. was presented a 25-year service pin by executives of Joe D. Hughes trucking firm here Thursday night. Award was made during special supper honoring Lopez and other local drivers. Here R. A. Royal, Corpus Christi terminal manager pins Lopez with the diamond studded award as C. B. Teel, general manager of Houston, looks on. Lopez went to work with Joe D. Hughes firm in 1943 as a “muleskinner”.

60 years ago

The Pleasanton Woman’s Club will commence the new club year with a luncheon at Fred’s Cafe on Saturday. Mrs. E. G. Miles Jr. and Mayme Galloway are in charge of the arrangements for this meeting and the program will be given by Mesdames Stanley Coughran, U.B. Ogden and Artie Troell. Mrs. Lee Ricks was chairman of the year book committee which is responsible for the attractive new year books.

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