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Flashbacks

Madeleine Guajardo

Pleasanton Intern

10 years ago

The Texas Twisters are ready to wrangle. The team consists of Kaity Poth (8), Logan Moore (7) and Mason Moore (10).

Ms. Baldwin’s Kindergarten class at Pleasanton Primary celebrates 100 Eagle Feathers earned by demonstrating the six pillars of character. Bottom row: Helena Pardo, Kaleb Lopez, Joseph Villanueva, Viviana Huron; second row: Joshua Fohn, Chaia Gonzales, Derrick Hurni, Mason Royal, Kendall Niemietz, Ralph Gonzales; top row: Ms. Baldwin, Jacob Ricks, Jake Munoz, Daniel Romero, Marijane Sepeda, Madysen Rodriguez and  Nathan Reed. Not pictured is Adam Gonzales.

20 years ago

With Pleasanton point guard Lisa Castillo out with an injury, Lauren Bean (with ball) was asked to carry the ball handling load against Floresville and she did a good job as the Eaglettes fought tooth-and-nail in the third-place playoff.

Brad Peters, a Pleasanton eighth grader, shot this 8-point buck late in the season. It had an antler spread of 16 inches. Peters used a .270 and made a 400-yard shot from a tree.

30 years ago

As a living memorial to Dorothy Caraway, the Atascosa County Extension Homemakers hels a tree planting ceremony on Arbor Day. As a part of the ceremony, Dana Caraway, Dorothy’s daughter, read the inspiring poem of Joyce Kilmer’s “Trees.” Tommy, Dana and Tracy Caraway were joined by other family members and friends in planting the liveoak tree which was donated by WIllie Granato of Granato Farms. From left are Glenda Caraway, Dana Caraway, Briana Caraway, Tracy Caraway and Tommy Caraway.

The members of S.A.D. (Students Against Drugs) from Jourdanton withstood cold and rainy weather to fulfill their obligation of “Adopt a Highway” last Saturday. Helping SAD pick up trash on Highway 16 were, left to right, Doug Bedingfield, Curtis Duncan, Trey Dart and Jessica Bourcier.

40 years ago

Mayor and Mrs. Travis Hall shown in jail after being kidnapped and held for $300 ransom Wednesday. They were finally released at 6:30 p.m. when the donations topped the $300 mark. The money raised will be donated to the American Heart Association.

Working hard at the Pleasanton Young Farmers’ Used Equipment Sale were Karl Rakowitz, Auctioneer Ronnie Stewart of Sulphur Springs, Rudy Schroeder, Randy Smith, Stanley Rakowitz, Bill Slomchinski and Johnny Tymrak. Sale was a great success, with 336 pieces selling for $38,124.

50 years ago

Safe crackers were unsuccessful in their attempt to drill out the combination lock on this floor safe at the local Sigmor service station. Here manager Ben Pacheco, center, shows Deputy Sheriff Mutters and Police Chief Powell the evidence as he found it when he opened the station.

60 years ago

The skeleton form of the new First Methodist church building is making a change in the Pleasanton skyline. This $100,400 structure is being erected by the Bill Kinman Construction Co. of San Antonio. It replaces a 45-year-old sanctuary which was razed to make way for the new church building. Pleasanton’s First Methodist church is over 100 years old.

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