Denise Garcia Van Wyngaardt named 2016 Brava Award winner

Denise Garcia Van Wyngaardt, President and CEO of Indigo IT, was recently recognized as a winner of Washington SmartCEO’s 2016 Brava Award. The Brava Awards celebrate the distinguished achievements of 40 of Greater Washington’s top women business leaders. Van Wyngaardt is the daughter of Lupe and Janie Garcia of Poteet and a 1993 graduate of Poteet High School. Her grandparents, […]

Sharie Radtke

Sharie Ann Radtke of Whitsett, passed away Monday, August 1, 2016 at the age of 69.  She was born in Palmyra, New Jersey on March 21, 1947 to Edward Burton, Jr. and Flossie (Kerr) Hoff.   Sharie is survived by her husband, Kenneth Radtke; sons, Robert Margerum and wife Rose, Andrew Margerum, Crispin Radtke and Cameron Radtke; daughters, Shannon Houser […]

Joe Ruple

Joe Weldon Ruple of Pleasanton, passed away Thursday, August 4, 2016 at the age of 59.  He was born in Dilley, Texas to Wyman Ernest and Norma Janelle (English) Ruple on March 2, 1957.   He is survived by his loving wife, Kathy Ruple; sons, Garrett Ruple and wife Lana and Austin Ruple and wife Jennifer; brothers, Bill Ruple and […]

Yolanda Herrera

Mrs. Yolanda B. Herrera entered The Lord’s Presence on August 4, 2016 at the age of 64. She was born on September 2, 1951 to the late Mr. Guadalupe and Natividad (Villarreal) Bosquez in Ganado, Texas. She is survived by her husband Nicasio G. Herrera Jr., children: Irma Linda Herrera, Nicasio Herrera III (Anna), Rosemary H. Escalera (Tom) all of […]

Shirley Dishner

Shirley Justine Palmer Dishner entered into rest on Friday, August 5, 2016 at the age of 62.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Anson and Annie Palmer, brothers Anthony Palmer Jr., and Raymond Palmer all of Pleasanton and brother-in-law, Jerry Kosub.  She is survived by her husband, David Allen Dishner, her son, Bryan David Dishner, (Darlene Tristan) and […]

Alfred Sotello

Alfred C. Sotello of Pleasanton passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, August 6, 2016 at the age of 88.  He was born in Pleasanton on March 20, 1928 to Daniel, Sr. and Melchora Sotelo.   Alfred is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Olivia G. Sotello; children, Victoria Abraham and husband Sid of Rincon, Georgia, Diane Saenz […]

Paul Olivarri Jr.

Paul Olivarri, Jr. of Jourdanton, passed away Friday, August 5, 2016 at the age of 50.  He was born in San Antonio to Paul, Sr. and Hortencia (Treviño) Olivarri.   Paul was a graduate of John Marshall High School in San Antonio.  During his youth, he enjoyed playing baseball, football and track.  He was a loving son, brother and father […]

Summer’s fleeting, time to adjust

It’s mid-August and while I’m glad I no longer have children in school, there is a part of me that misses the craziness of back-to-school happenings this time of the year. I looked forward to getting back into a structured schedule after having feral children for most of the summer. Their typical schedule was: sleep in, eat, play, nap, eat, […]

4-Hers attend Commissioners’ Court

Leon Zabava | Pleasanton Express Pictured with commissioners Lonnie Gillespie, William “Bill” Torans, Judge Bob Hurley, Freddie Ogden and Bill Carroll are 4-H members (l to r) Stayton Hagen, Chloe Nieschwitz, Holden Hagen, Kendall Hagen, Kenley Everett, Caitlyn Nieschwitz, Derek Sharmann, Ethan Ayala, Katerina Ables, Ely Rankin, Taylor Fojtik, Dru Benavides, Food and Consumer Science Agent, Michelle Pfeil, 4-H Assistant.  […]

Back To School Bash

Karina Ortiz and Rudy Garcia (in the foreground) volunteer at the 4th annual Back to School Bash and school supply drive on Aug. 6. The event is sponsored by New Beginnings Baptist Church in Pleasanton and is made possible through the assistance of many volunteers, businesses and individuals who donate. See related story in the Living section of the e-Edition. […]

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