60 Years ago-
A Little All-American from Sam Houston college in Huntsville will be head coach at Charlotte high school this year. He is Larry Kesling, who starred at end for the Sam Houston team last fall. He will replace George Watson, former Pleasanton High School coach, who is to be Elementary principal at Encino this coming year.
Work has about been completed on the new $13,467 band hall at the Pleasanton schools. Supt. W.J. Everitt said that the building probably would be completed before the week is out. Band Director Doug Williamson has already used the hall for summer band rehearsals.
50 Years ago-
City of Pleasanton budget was amended to include $7,000 for a new garbage disposal truck as the city council met last week. Mayor Richard Wehman said the move is a forerunner of establishing twice-a-week residential garbage pickup on a fee basis. Plans call for a daily garbage pickup in the Pleasanton business district. “We’re computing costs and running a survey,” the mayor explained, adding that the program possibly will get under way about the first of the year.
Eight Atascosa County Boy Scouts, seven of them from Pleasanton, flew into San Antonio, Saturday afternoon, after spending July 17-23 at the National Boy Scout Jamboree in Valley Forge, Penn. and they had tales to spin. Their trip included side junkets to the World’s Fair in New York and to Washington, D.C.
40 Years ago-
It could cost the citizens of Atascosa County over one million dollars just to bury their trash during the next few years. Expense of the landfill site came to light after approval was finally granted by the Texas Department of Health, Texas Water Quality Board and Texas Air Control Board. Approval of the site is contingent on the use of a plastic liner which County Judge David Davidson told the Express last week “was like the plastic contractors use… only it’s heavier and more expensive.”
30 Years ago-
It’s carnival time! The young people of New Life Outreach are planning a carnival a Saturday, August 4 from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. It will be held on the church parking lot located at 1207 2nd St. in Pleasanton. There will be all kinds of booths; from homemade items, canned goods, plants; food booths; game booths, and they are even going to have a dunking machine.
A special called meeting of the Poteet School Aboard held Friday, July 20th saw the Strawberry City trustees accept the calculated effective tax rate, hire new employees and accept the resignation of others. The board unanimously approved accepting the Atascosa Tax Appraisal District Appraiser’s presentation of a 1984 tax rate of $.5435314 per $100 valuation.
20 Years ago-
Tri-City Community Hospital and the Independent School Districts of Jourdanton, Pleasanton and Poteet are excited to announce that they are hosting the first annual “Fore Kids” benefit golf tournament at the Pleasanton County Club on Sunday, August 14 at 1:30 p.m. The tournament will serve as a fund-raiser to benefit students from Jourdanton, Pleasanton and Poteet with health and basic necessity items such as glasses, hearing aids, warm clothing and medical attention.
10 Years ago-
Two San Antonio men were arrested and in the Atascosa County Jail late Monday afternoon following afootchaseanda1½ hour manhunt in connection with a residential burglary. Sheriff’s department dispatchers Leonard Lozano and Shawnene Shawver received a call for a Palo Alto subdivision resident reporting that two men were breaking into a nearby home. The resident stayed on the phone giving dispatchers a detailed description and account of the burglars, their car and actions.
Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Leming is staging a gigantic “Rummage Sale of the Year” on Thursday and Friday, August 12 and 13 at the old church hall. Leming is located seven miles north of Pleasanton and 14 miles South of San Antonio on Highway 281. There will be “treasures” for everyone. Items include furniture, appliances, clothing, toys, dishes, linens, decorative items, books, plants and other “treasures.”