Alamo defender descendants gather for Esparza Family Reunion

As a way of reconnecting with family and celebrating their heritage, the descendants of Ana and Alamo defender Gregorio Esparza gather every three years for their family reunion. The Esparza Reunion was a three-day event, held Friday, July 12, 2019; Saturday, July 13, 2019 and Sunday, July 14, 2019. On Friday, Esparza descendants were taken on an after-hours private tour […]

Minister to retire

The current preacher of the Pleasanton Church of Christ will be retiring on Aug. 31, after serving the church here for 38 years. Ray and Nell and their three children arrived here in May of 1981. Their fourth child was born here a few years later. Ray graduated from ACU in 1970. He served churches in Clearwater and Jacksonville, Florida […]

Gregorio & Ana Esparza Family Reunion

GriefShare begins Sept. 8

Cowboy Fellowship will start their GriefShare program at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 8. After the funeral, when the cards and flowers have stopped coming, most of the people around you return to their normal lives. However, your grief continues and you feel alone. Often friends and family want to help you, but don’t know how. That is the reason […]

Register for Awana Clubs at FBC

First Baptist Church in Pleasanton will kick off the children’s Awana Clubs scripture memory and Bible study ministry Wednesday, Sept. 4 at 6 p.m. in the church courtyard at 400 N. Reed St. This night will be for registration only. There will be a free block party for all families wishing to register their children with hot dogs, a bounce […]

Ybañez graduates from Yale School of Drama

Jecamiah M. Ybañez graduated on Monday, May 20, 2019 from the Yale University School of Drama in New Haven, Connecticut. Jecamiah was the 2007 Valedictorian from Poteet High School and earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre from Texas State University in 2012, where he graduated Cum Laude. Before attending The School of Drama, Jecamiah obtained prolific “real world” […]


Kelly House, a graduate of Jourdanton High School, is ending her reign as SPJST State Queen in August. Her Duchess is Jenna Fair. Both girls are from Lodge 202 Jourdanton. Kelly was also awarded a $1,000 Merit Grant and a $1,000 Leadership Grant from SPJST. Presenting the scholarships was Wendy Pruski, SPJST District 7 Secretary (not pictured).

Break the Silence on Aug. 31

Mark your calendar for Saturday, Aug. 31, for “Break the Silence,” an anti-bullying/suicide event at Poteet Music Pavilion Grill. The venue is located at 9125 N. State Hwy. 16 in Poteet, next to the festival grounds. The free event will help bring awareness to bullying and suicide. It will feature live music and a concert, free giveaways, puppet show, prayer […]

Coronado/Tate Benefit

Join us for another combined benefit for Ermenia Coronado and Dayna Tate on Friday, Aug. 23 at 1 p.m. It will be held at Coyote Crossing Saloon at 23285 Mathis Rd. in San Antonio. Raffle tickets are currently selling like hot cakes. You can text Angelica for tickets at 210-294-2904.

Diez y Seis event

St. Andrew Catholic Church cordially invites you to celebrate Diez y Seis early this year with a night of entertainment, delicious food, and dancing. Sept. 7, doors open at 6 p.m. at the Parish Hall, located at 626 Market Street in Pleasanton. Admission is free! Enjoy the delectable flavors of carne guisada plates loaded with rice, beans, a tamale and […]

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