FLASHBACK:

No pass, no play for athletes


Hot Tractors-Grady Schorsch, aboard the Pegaus, will be competing, along with many others, in the Pleasanton Young Farmers’ 4-Wheel Drive and Tractor Pull this Friday and Saturday, July 27-28, at the Atascosa County Show Barn grounds. Be on hand for the action-packed races and watch the tractors “fly.”

Hot Tractors-Grady Schorsch, aboard the Pegaus, will be competing, along with many others, in the Pleasanton Young Farmers’ 4-Wheel Drive and Tractor Pull this Friday and Saturday, July 27-28, at the Atascosa County Show Barn grounds. Be on hand for the action-packed races and watch the tractors “fly.”

60 Years ago-

North Pleasanton lacks less than $2,500 of having enough money to start construction on a $15,000 swimming pool in the Progressive Club Park. The proposed swimming pool came up for discussion Monday night as the Chamber of Commerce held its pancake supper at the northtown city hall in connection with the hospital site fund drive. 50 Years ago-

Charles Hurley was disconsolate. Sweat poured from his face. Mosquito blotches were evident. “Sho, man,” he sighed, “it was rough…real rough.” He had ventured into the South Texas brush country-a thorny jungleon a survival test as the result of a paragraph in a Pleasanton Express column. The column had wondered out loud how a South Texan would fare in the brush country since U.S. astronauts were taking survival training in South America. Hurley was confident that he could survive. He flunked the test. 40 Years ago-

“Please don’t shoot my mommy, please don’t shoot my mommy!” Kandi Lewis, 12-year old daughter of Mrs. Carl Lewis of Mathis, pleaded from the floor board of a truck as a man held the barrel of a .22 rifle at Mrs. Lewis’ head. Before the man could trigger his threat-“Ill kill her!” Curtis Fellabom of Curtis Wrecker Service in Pleasanton sent a load of buckshot into the man’s chest. The man is in critical condition in Bexar County Hospital. 30 Years ago-

Two Pleasanton men were rescued from an extremely dangerous situation about 8:30 a.m. Monday when Larry Hilburn and other witnesses to a major traffic accident helped 18 year old Larry Bauer of Floresville from an overturned pickup, then freed a passenger, Steve Richter, while fuel from the late model vehicle’s two gas tanks gushed out, drenching the immediate area.

Three athletic directors and the superintendent in Atascosa County agree that new academic standards just signed into law are unfair. House Bill No. 72 was signed into law by Governor Mark White three weeks ago and though it doesn’t go into effect until January 1, 1985, local athletic directors are dismayed at the effects it may have on their athletes. 20 Years ago-

81st Judicial District Task Force officers, the Atascosa County Sheriff’s Department and several other law enforcement agencies joined forces Thursday, July 21, to capture over a quarter of a million dollars worth of marijuana and the persons responsible for trafficking it. 10 Years ago-

Members of the Pleasanton High School Band will begin rehearsing for the 2004-2005 school year on Monday, August 2. Students are asked to meet at the high school band hall at 8 a.m. sharp. Due to the summer temperature, students need to dress comfortable, wear tennis shoes with socks, eat before they come to practice, wear hats and sunglasses, put on a good sun screen and bring water in an insulated water container.

Coastal Bend College will be offering computer classes and a certified nurse assistant class at the Pleasanton campus. An introduction to computers class will be offered. This course will provide students with a basic understanding of the Windows operating system, the use of the mouse, creating folders and files, opening and saving documents, Microsoft office applications and the internet. The cost of the course is $55.


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