Out and About



Pleasanton Young Farmers’ Rodeo & Festival

The Pleasanton Young Farmers’ annual Cowboy of the Year Open Rodeo and Festival is set for Aug. 16–17. The festivities will take place at the Atascosa County Showbarn Arena, 318 Showbarn Road in Pleasanton. It’s the richest open rodeo in Texas with $13,500 added money!

The Slack Rodeo will be held Thursday, Aug. 15 at 7:30 p.m. (timed events only).

The Cowboy of the Year presentation will be Friday, Aug. 16 at 7:30 p.m. The rodeo is scheduled for both nights, with entertainment to follow.

Billy Mata and the Texas Tradition will perform Friday, Aug. 16. Admission on Friday will be $10 per person, kids age 6-12 will cost $5 and free admission for kids under 5-yearsold .

Kyle Park will be the headliner Saturday night, Aug. 17. Admission on Saturday will be $15 per person, kids age 6-12 will be $5 and free admission for kids under 5-yearsold. John Christopher Way will open for Kyle Park on Saturday night.

BBQ cooks are encouraged to enter the BBQ Cook-Off on Aug. 16 and 17. Categories include brisket, pork spare ribs and chicken. There will also be a cook’s choice, dessert and jackpot beans contest.

Other Saturday events include Goat Roping behind Primo’s Feed and Supply and a Washer Tournament.

For details regarding the rodeo contact Lucy Ashley at 830-570-7592. For information regarding the BBQ Cook-Off please call Ed Miranda at 210- 219-9392 or Ronald Caraway

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Harassment570-3477. Workshop on Aug. 15

The City of Pleasanton and EMC Strategy Group will hold a Sexual Harassment Workshop on Aug. 15, at the Pleasanton Civic Center from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

EMC Strategy Group owner and founder Janice M. Gonzalez will lead the presentation. This workshop is open to all local businesses, government entities, and nonprofit organizations.

Janice previously served as a Human Resources Director and has years of professional experience in training em- ployees and managers on tips to prevent workplace harassment.

The workshop will include state and federal guidelines on harassment prevention, awareness, and suggested procedures on responding to sexual harassment complaints.

Under state and federal law, employers and managers are required to ensure that employees work in a harassment free environment. Sexual harassment claims costs employers tens of millions of dollars in civil settlements and judgments annually.

This workshop is free for all Pleasanton based businesses, government entities, and nonprofits. There is a $10 fee per person for businesses located outside the city. For more information and to register for the workshop, please contact janice.gonzalez@emcstrategygroup.com or call 210-960-4340, ext. 102.

FBC Jourdanton Children’s Ministry Kickoff

Join First Baptist Church of Jourdanton on Saturday, Aug. 17 from 1-3 p.m. for their fall Children’s Ministry Kickoff. They will have bounce houses, carnival games, water games and a facility tour.

The church is located at 507 Zanderson/Hwy 16 South across the street from Subway. They will have hot dogs, snow cones, popcorn and drinks. This event is for grades K-5th. Parents are welcome and kids bring your swimwear!

Every Wednesday evening they meet with elementary students at 6 p.m. for a meal and from 6:30 – 7:30 they Dig-In to God’s word, sing songs, and learn about God’s unfailing love, demonstrated through the gift of His Son, Jesus, so that the kids will learn to love Him, follow in His example and develop a relationship with Him.

Battle of Medina ceremony on Aug. 17

The public is invited to attend a ceremony and History Symposium to commemorate the 206th Anniversary of the Battle of Medina. The free event is Saturday, Aug. 17 at 10 a.m. on Old Applewhite Road near Bruce Road.

Bring a lawn chair and the kids. Drinking water will be provided.

At 1 p.m. a symposium discussing the Battle of Medina will be held at the Atascosa County “Lonnie” Gillespie Annex, (old Leming School, 25 E. 5th St. at U.S. 281). Come learn about the bloodiest battle in Texas history. There will be several speakers, exhibitors, books and other Texas memorabilia.

Lunch will be available for purchase from the Leming Volunteer Fire Department.

Fun in the Park & Stuff the Bus in Poteet Aug. 17

Join the Poteet Police Association this Saturday, Aug. 17, for Fun in the Park and Stuff the Bus! The event will run from 5-8 p.m. at Poteet Canyon Park.

There will be children’s activities, free waterslide, free waterblasters, free water bottles and raffle drawing. A concession stand will be available.

At 8:30 p.m. Shalom Ministries will sponsor a free movie with free popcorn.

State Rep. Ryan Guillen at Democrats meeting

Atascosa County Democrats are pleased to welcome State Representative Ryan Guillen as their guest speaker for this month’s meeting. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 20 at 6.30 p.m. at the Rotary Barn, Poteet Strawberry Festival Grounds.

Representative Guillen will be talking about the recent legislative session and be available to answer questions.

Brisket will be provided. Please bring a dish to share.

Pleasanton Fire Rescue End of Summer Water Days

Mark your calendars for Saturday, Aug. 24, to end your summer with Pleasanton Fire Rescue End of Summer Water Days! This event will be held at Pleasanton Fire Station 1 on Airport Road, where the kids can enjoy their Saturday of summer before school starts on Monday. Come out and cool down in the water.

They will also be displaying their two newest trucks added to their fleet, to better serve the city and county residents. They would like to thank Pleasanton City Council for those units as well.

Thank you to the sponsors: DJ Shoot It, CAM Safety, DJ Memo, Smok’N Bros BBQ, Xtreme Party Rentals, Double B Welding, Heroes N More, Pleasanton Express and San Antonio Airlife.

Pleasanton VFD will be giving away 300 hot dogs while supplies last. So come out and join the firefighter in the water slides or dunk some firefighters in the Dunk Tank. Bring the kids for special guests including Batman, Flash, Green Lantern and more.

Come by and visit the Airlife 4 crew and helicopter!

Break the Silence on Aug. 31 in Poteet

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 and more. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

Vertical Praise will be leading worship and Pastor Juan Florez of Hosanna Baptist Church will share a word on this night. Others scheduled to appear include TD Lopez, Matt Cruz, Piri Marrero, Kurtis Hoppie and more.

Bring your family, friends and co-workers to this community outreach event.

Breast cancer benefit for Cindy Carter

Plowing Over Cancer, a breast cancer benefit for Cindy Carter, is set for Sept. 7 at Strawberry Pines in Poteet. The venue is located at 1287 FM 476 West in Poteet.

From 5:30-7:30 p.m. there will be a drivethrough plate sale. From 7:30 p.m.-midnight there will be a sit down dinner with the same offerings, dance, live and silent auction and a dessert auction. Bring your dancing boots and dance the night away to South Texas Rainmakers .

There are raffles for a gun drawing ( must be over 21-years-old) and a Yeti cooler as well. Tickets will be available at the event.

Most know Cindy from her work at the John Deere dealership, Ag-Pro (formerly Tractor City) in Pleasanton. This is her second battle with breast cancer and in addition to chemotherapy and radiation, she will be required to have a double mastectomy with re-construction. This is a painful and lengthy process.

All proceeds will be used for her medical expenses as she battles breast cancer for the second time. For tickets, or for details on how to donate, contact Leslie Cromie at 830-480-3800. Prayers are greatly appreciated.

40th Wild Bill Gallop 5K & Fun Walk Sept. 14

You still have time to snag a free T-shirt for signing up early for the 40th Wild Bill Gallop 5K and two-mile fun walk. The event will take place at the new and improved Pleasanton River Park, Saturday, Sept. 14 at 8 a.m.

This fun-filled race features free homemade breakfast tacos and tamales, adult and nonadult beverages after the race. The Gallop kicks off a day-long string of Cowboy Homecoming activities at the River Park that includes the Cowboy Homecoming Parade, six bands (day and night), Chili Cook-off, Margarita contest, sand volleyball, washer tournament, kid’s play area, food trucks/ vendors and so much more.

Pre-registration for the Wild Bill Gallop is $15 per participant. Registration at the event is $20. Participants are encouraged to arrive by 7 a.m. Prizes will be handed out in the following categories male and female divisions 13 & under, 14-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40- 44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69 and grandmaster 70-plus. There are medals for first, second, and third in each age group and gender for 5K only.

You may find the race form on our website at www.pleasantonexpress.com. The form may be filled out online, but please call our office at 830-569-6130 for payment over the phone.

Poteet Community Yard Sale Sept. 14

Come sell or shop at the Poteet Community Yard Sale, on Saturday, Sept. 14. The event will take place from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Poteet Canyon Park, 785 8th St. Free pet licenses with proof of rabies vaccine.

Please come by Poteet City Hall to register and get a permit, free of charge for this event. Deadline is Sept. 8.

Native Americans of Texas Golf Tourney

Native Americans of Texas invites you, your family and friends to join them for their 2nd Annual Golf Tournament at the Pleasanton Country Club on Sept. 14. Please help support their cause. They welcome you to be part of their annual tradition.

The golf tournament is the primary fundraising activity for the Native Heritage Community.

Golfers, get ready for a fantastic day of competition and a chance to win a variety of prizes. The tourney format will be a 4-person scramble. Get your teams together for a great time.

Pre-registration starts now at the Country Club. The fee is $60 for veterans. Pre-registration fee is $70 and will be $80 at the tournament.

Check in begins at 7 a.m. and tournament plays at 8 a.m. Each golf entry includes green fees and cart. No outside alcoholic beverages allowed.

For details contact Carlos Abrego at 210-452- 0437.

Senior Days continue Mondays at Civic Center

Local senior citizens (50 or older) are invited to the weekly Senior Days at the Pleasanton Civic Center each Monday. Events begin at 10 a.m. and are free. Come join the fun!

On Aug. 19, Senior Days will feature an H-E-B cake decorating demonstration, followed by decorating cupcakes. Senior Days on Aug. 26 will feature the game Yahtzee.

Senior Days are sponsored by the Pleasanton Parks and Recreation Department and the Pleasanton Express and hosted by Dana Selby.

TO FEATURE an event in Out and About, email Lifestyles Editor Lisa Luna at lluna@pleasantonexpress.com or call our office at 830-569- 6130 or 830-569-4967.

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