10 years ago
The Poteet Strawberry Growers Association usually picks one of its current members to honor as the Grower of the Year; however, this year local producers decided to honor two of their own who passed away recently. Each of the two growers being honored this year left a legacy on the rich strawberry field soil that is steeped in history, honor and dedication. The honorees include Dolores “Lole” Garcia Jr., right, and Manuel Gutierrez Sr., left.
Nolan Ryan Ramos and Nikkiah Guerra, 2009 Poteet Strawberry Festival King and Queen are ready to reign over festivities of the 62nd annual Poteet Strawberry Festival this weekend.
20 years ago
The Poteet Rotary Club selected Ronnie Wheeler as the “1999 Strawberry Grower of the Year.”
Tara Mays (far right) of the Pleasanton Eaglettes hits the tape first to win the 100-meter hurdles at Jourdanton. Her teammate Jacque James, finished second in the event and Jessica Ricks was fifth.
30 years ago
Groundbreaking ceremonies for the new McDonald’s were held Saturday. On hand were, from left, Pleasanton City Secretary Kathy McMullen, Msgr. John Wagner, Pleasanton council members Abraham Saenz Jr., Johnny Bosquez and Dorothy Haverlah; Chamber of Commerce president Buddy Bingham; Pleasanton City Manager Larry Pippen; Jourdanton councilman Tommy Hon, Jourdanton Mayor Ed McClure; and McDonald’s owner/operator Mike Munoz.
Pitcher Gerald Trevino (near right losing cap) is mobbed by his teammates after he recorded three straight strikeouts in the seventh inning Friday to preserve a 4-2 victory over San Antonio West Campus.
40 years ago
Channel 5 Newsman Gary DeLaune and cameraman Rex Stanley were in Pleasanton recently to film a story on two Pleasanton High School students – Brenda Lawhon and Barbara Garcia. These fellows were quite impressed with how these young ladies have overcome physical handicaps and become outstanding Pleasanton High School students. (Barbara is blind, and a bone condition keeps Brenda confined to a special wheelchair.)
Josh Guajardo, on the mound for the Pleasanton Eagles in game against New Braunfels Canyon, wheels and throws to first baseman Joe Romero in attempt to pick off Canyon runner.
50 years ago
Cowboy H-C queen, Ann Degenhardt, proudly displays a third place ribbon won by the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce Big Boot float in Three Rivers parade, Friday.
60 years ago
Rodney Mertz, left, and Norman Caruthers look over one of the new Frigidaire refrigerators that will be on display when Mertz Furniture stages its opening this Friday and Saturday.