Out and About



Sen. Pete Flores at Town

Hall Meeting Aug. 22

Senator Pete Flores (Texas-Senate District 19) will hold a Town Hall Meeting this Thursday, August 22 to give an update on the 86th Legislative Session. He will speak then take questions from the audience.

The meeting will be held at the Pleasanton Civic Center from 6-8 p.m. and is open to the public.

Bake Sale for Jordan Camp on Friday

A Bake Sale will take place this Friday, Aug. 23 from 5-7 p.m. to benefit Jordan Camp. The fundraiser will be held at Vintage Lace Antique Boutique & Flower Shop, 506 W. Oaklawn in Pleasanton.

Coronado/Tate Benefit

Join us for another combined benefit for Ermenia Coronado and Dayna Tate on Friday, Aug. 23 at 1 p.m. It will be held at Coyote Crossing Saloon at 23285 Mathis Rd. in San Antonio. Raffle tickets are currently selling like hot cakes with so many great prizes and prizes being added daily! You do not have to be present to win. You can text Angelica for tickets at 210- 294-2904. A silent auction will also occur during the event.

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 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 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, San Antonio Airlife, Bosquez Automotive, Classified Towing and The Front Page.

Pleasanton VFD will be giving away 300 hot dogs while supplies last and free popsicles after the event. So come out and join the firefighter in the water slides or dunk some firefighters in the Dunk Tank. Kids can bring their water guns for water gun wars with the firemen, 1-2 p.m.

Bring the kids for special guests including Batman, Flash, Green Lantern and more. There will also be photo ops with the current Cowboy Homecoming Queen Elena Ortiz and her court.

Come by and visit the Airlife 4 crew and helicopter!

Free haircuts Aug. 24

Do your kiddos need a hair cut before going back to school?

Free haircuts at The Barbershop in Pleasanton!

Basic haircuts will be free to the first 50 students K-12 on Saturday, Aug. 24, from 8 a.m.- 2 p.m. The Barbershop is located at 217 1/2 N Main St in Pleasanton.

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.

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.

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 Sept. 7

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. For tickets, or for details on how to donate, contact Leslie Cromie at 830-480-3800. Prayers are greatly appreciated.

GriefShare to begin

Cowboy Fellowship will start their GriefShare program at 1:30 p.m. on Sept. 8.

After the funeral, when the cards and flowers have stopped coming, most of the people around you return to their normal lives. However, your grief continues and you feel alone.

GriefShare is a support group that meets weekly You will find a warm, caring environment and will come to see the group as an oasis on your long journey through grief. There are three key parts of the GriefShare experience: video seminar, support group and workbook.

You are welcome to begin attending the GriefShare group at any point. Each session is “self-contained” so you do not have to attend in sequence.

Those planning to participate are asked to please pre-register by calling George at 239- 218-3377, or call the Cowboy Fellowship office at 830-769-3733.

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 non-adult 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 on 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.

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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