FLASHBACK:

Red McCombs to speak at Poteet C of C Banquet


A new dry cleaning establishment called the City Cleaners opened its doors officially Friday morning and members of the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce plus the cleaners’ personnel and well wishers were on hand for the festivities. Getting ready to do the honors with the scissors is the owner’s wife, Mrs. Eugene Arguijo, while Valdo Benitez (center), the cleaners’ manager, looks on. To his right is Mrs. Jose Ganceres, an employee. Holding the ends of the ribbon, from the C of C, are Randy Ricks (left) and Charles Maderer.

A new dry cleaning establishment called the City Cleaners opened its doors officially Friday morning and members of the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce plus the cleaners’ personnel and well wishers were on hand for the festivities. Getting ready to do the honors with the scissors is the owner’s wife, Mrs. Eugene Arguijo, while Valdo Benitez (center), the cleaners’ manager, looks on. To his right is Mrs. Jose Ganceres, an employee. Holding the ends of the ribbon, from the C of C, are Randy Ricks (left) and Charles Maderer.

60 Years ago-

A large new parking area for melon farmers has been opened up near the public scales, according to Marshall Henson. The area formerly was occupied by the D.D. Hoover Construction Company. This area has been caliched. It is located between the Tom Royal Tractor Co. and the Quillian Motor Co. and extends to the rear of the tractor firm.

50 Years ago-

Two pickup trucks were stolen and Pleasanton Furniture store was burglarized here Saturday night in what probably were related incidents. A 1960 Chevrolet pickup belonging to Williams Hardware was one of the two vehicles taken. It had been parked behind the hardware store. Later it was found, bogged in sand, in the east part of town. The clutch was burned out and the valve was stuck.

40 Years ago-

Homecoming queen will be picked this week from a list of 14 contestants. Public voting to pick the queen to reign over the 1974 Cowboy Homecoming in Pleasanton this August will be held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, June 14-15 at the Pleasanton fire station. Absentee ballots may be cast Thursday at the Chamber of Commerce office.

Teachers from all areas of Texas will be traveling to San Antonio this month to attend the fifth annual Conference for the Improvement of Instruction sponsored by Texas Classroom Teachers Association (TCTA). The meeting is scheduled for June 19-22 at the Sheraton-San Antonio.

30 Years ago-

The alert action of a Las Gallinas resident in jotting down the license plate number of a strange car in his neighborhood was the major contributing factor in aiding the Atascosa County Sheriff’s Department and the Texas Rangers in not only breaking up a multi-county burglary ring but also enabling officers to arrest the trio of San Antonio residents implicated and to so far recover approximately $3,000.00 in merchandise taken in at least three break-ins.

20 Years ago-

“The fire alarm sounded at 3:05 p.m. on Sunday (June 5),”Pleasanton Fire Chief Chuck Garris told the Pleasanton Express, “and the fire department had someone on the scene in three minutes.” The chief explained that the department always takes an offensive approach to fighting the fire, just as they say they did Sunday after a fire was discovered at Acme Lumber on Oaklawn in Pleasanton.

10 Years ago-

Atascosa County Sheriff’s Deputies are now investigating another incident where a body was discovered dumped and burned.

The Pleasanton High School Choirs, under the direction of Leigh Anderson, recently competed in the Director’s Choice Festival in Dallas, and came away with honors. The choir competed with choirs from all over the state, and the judges unanimously awarded the Pleasanton choir Division I Ratings, with comments such as “Excellent vocal quality…Balance/Blend Good…Very musical… Exciting presentation.

ROBBIE HAMBY, delves into the Pleasanton Express shelves for news of the past. She may be reached at: rhamby@pleasantonexpress.com.


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