10 years ago
Special Athletes awarded at bocce tourney- The Pleasanton Special Athletes competed in the area Bocce tournament at the Burbank Springs Sports Complex on October 5th. Bocce is a game of skill and strategy. Each player is given two balls (boccia). Each player must then take turns rolling the ball towards the Pallino ball (the smallest ball), which has already been thrown onto the field. The players are given points for the balls thrown closest to the Pallino ball. Pictured left to right: front row- alyssa White, John Paul Garcia, Miguel Garcia, Carlie Roane, Sam Miller; back row- Joshua Rackley, Thomas Garza, Ryan Jaloway, EJ. Carrasco, Matthew Navvaro.
20 years ago
Wal-Mart grand opening- 15 year Associates, Minnie Leal, Janie Garcia, Pat Deatherage, Norma Tijerina, Ileana Zertuche, and Evangeline Carnes snip the ribbon at the Wal-Mart Supercenter grand opening celebration.
30 years ago
In straightaway barrels- In the 9-13 age division of the Atascosa County Fair Horse Show this weekend, B.J. Ray finished 1st in 10.24; Reagan Dillard, 2nd, 10.3; Leslie Jasik, 3rd, 1 0.6; Kari Kaiser, 4th, 11.00; Tiffany Huizar, 5th, 11.97; and Mark Martin, 6th, 12.13.
40 years ago
Pleasanton High School Debate Club – Front row, kneeling, Michelle Paul, Julie Henson, Donna Quillian and Cynthia Schneider. Middle row standing, Monica Panku, Sheri Montjoye, June Wittler, President; Debra Rodriguez, Vice President; Josh Guajardo, Secretary; Mary Ellen Heinen, Treasurer; Mark Miller, Public Relations; and Alice Sotello. Back row, Richard Shreves, Shelia Zepeda, Jeanette Webb, Robert Allen, Whitney Greene and John Gehring, sponsor.
50 years ago
Boy Scouts- Troop 194 in flag raising ceremonies of Pleasanton’s new Fire Station, over 200 people attended the program.
60 years ago
Hearrer Dies of War Wounds- Sunday was Sgt. Moises Herrera, Jr. day in Pleasanton. And that was the day that the young Army sergeant succumbed to wounds in the Brooke General Hospital, San Antonio, where he had been a patient since early last January. Sgt. Herrera was honoured in ceremonies here Sunday afternoon when a combat flown U.S. Flag was presented to the Pleasanton Fire Department in his name. It was not known here then that 21 year old army Sergeant died several hours previously. Funeral services for Sgt. Herrera we’re held this (Wednesday) afternoon at 2 from St Andrews Catholic Church here in Pleasanton. The Rev. Thomas O’Brien officiated at the requiem mass and the young Sgt. was buried with military honors in San Ysidro cemetery here. Born on Aug. 9, 1948, in Pleasanton, Moises Herrera Jr. was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Moises Herrera Sr. He was a lifetime resident of this community and was graduated from Pleasanton High School in 1967.