Cowboys, football and a battle

Nope. I’m not talking about the Dallas Cowboys football team battling other NFL teams.

I’m talking about REAL cowboys gathering this weekend for the annual Pleasanton Young Farmers Cowboy of the Year Open Rodeo Festival.

And there are football scrimmages happening all over the county, too.

Oh…. and there is the annual ceremony commemorating the bloodiest battle on Texas soil – the Battle of Medina just northwest of Pleasanton.

We are fortunate that we live in an area that has so much to offer on places to visit.

The PYF guys and their wives/SOs have been working hard to get everything in order for another successful celebration. 

We will be inducting lthe newest member to the Atascosa Working Cowboy of the Year plus members to the South Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame.

We had 17 cowboys meet at our office last week to read over the nomination letters and vote on who will be honored this year.

Please come out this Friday night at the Atascosa County Showbarn Arena at 7:30 p.m. Stay afterwards to hear TG Sheppard, too. Don’t miss the rodeo again on Saturday and legend Johnny Rodriguez who will open for Roger Creager. Rodeo times are 8 p.m. on Friday and 7 p.m. on Saturday.

If rodeos aren’t your thing, then I know football could be! Scrimmages are preparing us for the season! Time to show our team spirit and support these kids – football, volleyball, cheerleaders, dancers and band members.

And there is something for all of the historians out there too, this weekend! The Battle of Medina will hold their annual ceremony this Saturday at 10 a.m. and a seminar will be presented at 1 p.m. at the former Leming school building just off Hwy. 281 at 25 E. 5th Street, Leming.

The way I see it, there’s something for everyone this weekend! Get out and support your community!


SUE BROWN is the editor of the Pleasanton Express. Contact her at or write at P.O. Drawer 880, Pleasanton, TX 78064.


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