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Mackenzie Pilgrim

Pleasanton Intern


10 years ago

New Kids on the Block –  The 2009 high school volleyball season officially began this week. The new kid on the block is Charlotte, forming its first-ever volleyball team in the school’s history. The Trojanettes will be in a District 28-A along with Brackett, Comstock, D’Hanis, La Pryor and Sabinal.  Pleasanton returns after reaching the region IV 4A tournament a year ago. The Lady Eagles took a big hit after the loss of their two front girls to graduation. Pleasanton looks repeat this season while Poteet and Jordanton look to get back into playoff contention. 

20 years ago

Made his day – Joe Paez, a 1984 graduate of Pleasanton High School, poses proudly with a 50-lb., 36in long Bull Red Fish he caught off the coast near Port Aransas on a recent fishing trip in late July. Paez said it was a good day for fishing and several large red fish, larger than his, were caught.

30 years ago

New Officers – The first meeting for the Science Math Club officers was held on July 25th to set the agenda for the year. From the left, out of the camera’s view, Jim Smelley, reporter / historian; Sharon Stutts, sponsor; Aimee Dodson, treasurer; Wayne Rackley, vice-president; Donna Wilson, sponsor; and Kay Schott, president.

40 years ago

Moosy Arrives – John Bowen, left, and his nephew, warren “Dubby” Davis carry moose head into John’s home after it arrived in Pleasanton.

50 years ago

Ricks Co. Fashion to be shown –  Saturday, from 10 a.m. until noon, Ann Degenhardt of Pleasanton will be presented in an informal, in-store modelling of young fashions. Miss Degenhardt, 1968 Cowboy homecoming queen and Jaycee Miss ‘Teen,  will be a freshman at the University City of Texas this fall. Here she is shown in a floral tunic and solid “ fit and flare pants by Mr. K. 

60 years ago

Plenty of Pears – This Pear Tree on Edgar McKinney’s place is so heavily laden with fruit that the limbs had to be propped. He has some pecan trees in the same condition which indicates that perhaps Atascosa County will have a good crop year all around. 


70 years!\(Bonus)

Bygone Era – This photo depicts the Pleasanton Express editors and staff in 1941 they are, from left, J.F. Andrews Sr., Iris “Mom” Andrews, J. F. Andrews Jr.,  Anna Crabb Winn, Clyde Vickers and S.C Barnes Jr. 


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