08-22-18 Garage Sale Extravaganza

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Check out this week’s Garage Sale Extravaganza! You can also buy a copy of the Pleasanton Express to see what others are going on this weekend!  

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As our columnist Warren Domke posed this week “Why we should read the opinion page?” – because you get all sides of a story from different viewpoints. The Pleasanton Express Opinion pages feature guest columns from Atascosa County residents and natives from the Pleasanton Mayor to the County Judge to the Atascosa County Republican and Democrat chairpersons.The content of each […]

Steven Jack “Buck” Turner 2018 South Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame

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Steven Jack “Buck” Turner was inducted into the South Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame. He was nominated by a dear friend and former Cowboy of the Year, Roy Alonzo. His children shared a bit of information on their dad who passed away on December 14, 2016. His oldest daughter, Nacona, said that his wife was his number one joy with […]

Cleo “Big Dad” Rogers 2018 South Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame

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Cleo “Big Dad” Rogers was inducted into the South Texas Cowboy of Fame before the Pleasanton Young Farmer’ Rodeo on Friday, Aug. 17. He was nominated by his great granddaughter Jessica Land Stanush and granddaughters Cindy Halpin Mumm and Donna Burris Land. Their nomination letter follows: Our (Great) Grandmother, Bessie Mangum Rogers, nominated her Husband, our (Great) Grandfather, Cleo Rogers […]

Avant Burmeister “Meister” Coward 2017 South Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame

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Avant Burmeister “Meister” Coward was inducted into the South Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame last year, but was recognized at the Young Farmers’ Rodeo on Friday, Aug. 17 with members of his family accepting the honor. His daughter, Nelda Coward Rentz, nominated him and her letter follows: I would like to nominate Avant Burmeister  “Meister” Coward for the South Texas Cowboy […]

8-22-18 Flashback

Flashbacks Madeleine Guajardo Staff Writer 10 years ago When 41-year old Victor Viesca beat a Cowboy Gallop 5K record in 2003, it was his first ever win in the event and it was certainly a highlight. Five years later, Viesca lit up the streets of Pleasanton and clearly ran his personal best in the annual Cowboy Gallop 5K run, taking […]

Ashley receives Cowboy of the Year honor



Derek Ashley followed his father, Darryl, in joining the long list of prestigious cattlemen when he was named the 2018 Working Cowboy of the Year on Aug. 17 before the start of the rodeo. “It’s just an honor to be in it and follow in his footsteps,” Derek Ashley said. “There are a lot better cowboys to be in it […]

AFCC shelter progresses



The Atascosa Family Crisis Center is excited to announce that their shelter is finally in the building process and coming along strong. The plans are for the shelter to be open by the end of the year. Jessica Tom, Capital Campaign Chair and Rhonda Williamson, AFCC Executive Director, discussed how the shelter came to fruition. According to the two, the […]

Cruz appears with Flores in Pleasanton



U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) appeared at Cafe Chris in Pleasanton with Republican State Senate candidate Pete Flores, who is a Pleasanton resident and was the front finisher in the District 19 Republican primary. After being introduced by Flores, Cruz spoke for an hour in front of the packed restaurant. Sen. Cruz, who is running a close reelection race against […]

CISD CAMPUS POLICING PROGRAM

Pictured left to right are Chief Deputy Phillip Bosquez (Atascosa County Constables Office Pct. 3), Shawnene Heather (Atascosa Family Crisis Center Outreach Coordinator), Criminal Investigator Gary Laughlin (Wison County Sheriff’s Department), Investigator Stephen Moore (Wilson County Sheriff’s Department) Deputy Julie Cavazos (Atascosa County Constables Office Pct. 3) and Constable Rick Luna (Atascosa County Constable Pct. 3). Please see story on […]


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