Sue Brown said goodbye to the Pleasanton Express team last week. However, it will never be goodbye to Sue for the Pleasanton Express Family nor for the Wilkerson family. Sue Brown will always be a part of the Pleasanton Express and will always be a part of the Wilkerson family.
Sue’s contribution to the success of the Pleasanton Express is immeasurable. When a family member could not be here leading on site Sue has been here.
Sue started out at the paper in sales 30 years ago. She moved into editor position in 2002. She has helped us cover hundreds of events from Cowboy Homecomings to local elections. She has reported on happenings that were happy and heartbreaking. She has represented the Pleasanton Express at Texas Press Association, South Texas Press Association and Gulf Coast Press Association conventions where she has served in virtually every capacity from contest chairman and convention planning to president and chairman of the board. She is loved by this community, by the press associations, by the Pleasanton Express family and the Wilkersons.
Thank you Sue for leading the Pleasanton Express and for helping to continue to make our newspaper one of the best community newspapers in the state of Texas. We will miss your daily presence of joy and laughter. But, we will always be near and know that greatness will follow you and be yours wherever you go.
My first memory of Sue was right after she was crowned Cowboy Homecoming Queen out at the old rodeo grounds in August 1976. She had on a bright yellow colored cowgirl leisure pantsuit with matching cowboy hat and crown. I looked up at her on her horse and thought, “Now that’s a Cowboy Queen.” I think she’s a queen now some 40 years later and I always will.
NOEL WILKERSON HOLMES is the Publisher of the Pleasanton Express. You may E-mail her at email@example.com.