Out and About



FBC Poteet Pantry

The First Baptist Church in Poteet Food Pantry will be open on Wednesday, Sept. 11 and Sept. 25, from 9-11 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall building. It is open the second and fourth Wednesday

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Memorial Climb at

Tower of Americas in SA

On Wednesday, Sept. 11, Tower of the Americas will pay tribute to the many first responders who lost their lives on September 11, 2001.

The opening ceremony is at 8 a.m. Starting at 8:46 a.m., local-area firefighters, law enforcement officials, military personnel and civilians will climb the 952 steps of the Tower of the Americas to recognize each fallen hero.

Participants will climb the Tower twice to reach and actually exceed the 110 floors of the World Trade Center and will also carry a tag that honors each firefighter, law enforcement officer and EMS personnel who lost their life on this tragic day in American history. The climb concludes with the ringing of a bell at 10:30 a.m. recognizing the collapse of the North Tower.

For details or fee, please visit www.sanantonio110.com, www.facebook.com/ sanantonio110 or call (210) 223-3101.

Tip-a-Cop on Sept. 13

The Pleasanton Police Department and the Jourdanton Police Department invite the public to join them at Chili’s, as they fight for cures to childhood diseases.

The 4th annual Tip-ACop fundraiser will be held on Friday, Sept. 13 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in front of Chili’s, at 2311 W. Oaklawn Rd. in Pleasanton. Stop by the corner of Highway 97 and Airport Road and throw a donation into the bucket of your favorite Jourdanton or Pleasanton Police Officer. Help keep this annual event going strong!

Funds will benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

PHS Homecoming

This Friday, Sept. 13, Pleasanton High School will celebrate Homecoming at Eagle Stadium. To make the PHS Homecoming festivities a success, the Pleasanton Ex-Students’ Association needs your help.

Any classes ending in “9” that are having any events or reunions on the weekend of Homecoming are asked to contact Nancy Antu at 830-570-3038 or Jimmy Magel at 830-569- 2788. Ex-Student dues are $5 per person. Without these dues, scholarships would not be possible.

On Friday, at 5:30 p.m. the PHS Ex-Students’ Association will meet at the Pleasanton Junior High School Cafeteria. All honor classes are urged to attend, since the King and Queen nominations will be made at that time.

Please note that this year, Homecoming ceremonies will be held during halftime. The walk across the field to recognize Ex- Students will also be held at half-time.

The Eagle Band and Pacesetters will perform at 7 p.

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The Mighty Eagle Band Boosters are looking for baked goods donations for their bake sale at this Friday’s Homecoming football game. Please make sure all items are individually wrapped. The sale starts at 6:30 p.m. until sold out.

You can drop off items at the band hall, starting Friday morning, or bring them to the game that night. Volunteers are also sought to help at their table during the game. For details contact Tina at 830-570-1961 or Darlene at 210-



Homecoming Sept. 13-14

The 54th Cowboy Homecoming Festival will take place in conjunction with Pleasanton ISD Homecoming on Sept. 13-14.

The festivities kick off Thursday, Sept. 12 with the crowning of the Queen followed by the Little Mister and Miss Cowboy Homecoming pageant held at The Office, 205 East Hunt Street in Pleasanton, at 7 p.m.

Friday night is free entertainment by The Ranch Road Band starting at 8 p.m. followed by Mario Flores and the Soda Creek Band at 10 p.m. at the Pleasanton River Park.

Saturday begins with the Wild Bill Cowboy Gallop at 8 a.m. at the park followed by the parade at 10 a.m.

Music entertainment for the day starts at 12 noon with Mark Odom; 2 p.m. Tejano Cavalry; 4 p.m. Scott Wiggins; 7 p.m. Los Desperados; 9 p.m. Jerry DeLeon and Southbound and 11 p.m. 86’d.

Other events taking place are the Lil’ Darlin’ Contest, 3 on 3 basketball tournament, washers, chili cook off, margarita pour off, 12u softball tournament and so much more!

Friday night admission is free. Admission is $15 for all day Saturday.

For more information, please follow the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce Facebook page or call them at 830-569- 2163. You can also stay updated by following the Pleasanton Express Facebook

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Wild Bill Gallop 5K & Fun Walk Sept. 14

There is still time to snag a free T-shirt for signing up early for the 40th Wild Bill Gallop 5K and twomile 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. There are medals for first, second, and third place in each age group and gender for the 5K Run only.

The race form can be found 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

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Chili Cook-Off at Cowboy Homecoming

Attention, chili cooks! Enter the CASI Chili Cook- Off in the pecan orchard at the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce 54th Cowboy Homecoming. All cooks are welcome. Challenge your friends. Alcohol allowed in the pecan orchard. No alcohol taken out of area.

Saturday Cook-off—Sign up Saturday morning. $20 entry fee. Chili grind only.

CASI rules apply. Turn in at 3 p.m.

People’s Choice. Pay $1 and taste numerous chilis and then vote for your favorite! For full set of rules, go to www.casichili.net

Sunday Cook-off- Sign up Sunday morning.

$20 entry fee. Chili grind only

CASI rules apply. Turn in at 2 p.m.

Parking off of North Main Street. For cook teams and judges. Cooks party Friday night. Campers welcome, overnight camping allowed. No ground


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.

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. 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.

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

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.

Deadline is Sept. 12. For details, contact Carlos Abrego at 210-452-0437 or Fernando Abrego at 830-

HeartStrings822-5445. for Hope ticket deadline Sept. 15

Join CASA of South Texas and Safer Path Family Violence Shelter for a night of dinner and dancing under the pines! HeartStrings for Hope is a joint fundraiser being held Saturday, Oct. 5 at the beautiful Strawberry Pines in Poteet.

This year’s entertainment will be local favorite Brian Anderson and his talented band. The night will also include a live and silent auctions, raffles, and dinner provided by Heavenly Gourmet catering.

Tickets are available online at heartstringstx. eventbrite.com and sales end

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Days Sept. 16

The next Senior Fun Day is slated for Monday, Sept. 16 at the Pleasanton Civic Center at 10 a.m. The theme will be Tailgate Games, with games like cornhole, ladder ball and washers to enjoy.

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

Local senior citizens (50 or older) are invited to the weekly Senior Days at the Pleasanton Civic Center each Monday. Events are free.

Hosanna Baptist Food Pantry in Poteet

Hosanna Baptist Church has a food pantry on every first Wednesday of the month and a food truck starting at 8 a.m. on the third Tuesday of each month. The church is located at 237 School Dr. in Poteet.

CPS ‘Protected and Connected’ Recruitment Fair

The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services will hold a “Protected and Connected Fair” on Saturday, Sept. 21, at the Cowboy Fellowship Church in Jourdanton. It will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Enjoy fun, food, prizes, vendors and games.

The fair is designed to reach out to the community to try and recruit individuals interested in fostering and/or adopting children in foster care from Atascosa County.

There will be free foodhot dogs, popcorn, cotton candy and snow cones! Stop by for free activities such as fingerprinting, cupcake walk, story time, jump rope, basketball throw, bean bag toss, duck pond and more!

Meet your favorite mascots: H-E-Buddy, CPS Risk Ranger and McGruff the Crime

“An EveningDog. with Author Jeff S. Bray” Sept. 26

On Thursday, Sept. 26, the Charlotte Public Library will present “An Evening with Author Jeff S. Bray.” Join him from 6:30- 8:30 p.m.

Bray has done it again! On the tail of his successful children’s series “Elissa the Curious Snail,” he’s back with a book for adults, “The Five Barred Gate.”

Everyone is invited to come meet Bray, enjoy some light refreshments, purchase his books and walk away with a signed copy for your own personal book shelf. He has five hardbound and 10 paperback for the adult book and five-seven paperback for the kiddos. He suggests going to Amazon (Prime) to

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USDA Housing Assistance Workshop

The City of Pleasanton will hold its third USDA Housing Assistance Program Workshop on Sept. 26, at the Pleasanton Civic Center, at 10 a.m.

USDA Area Housing Specialist Jimmy Kolodziej will lead the workshop and will share important information about the USDA’s Housing Assistance Program, which includes: Home Ownership, Home Repair, Self Help Program, and Multi-Family Housing.

Workshop participants will be given the opportunity to apply for assistance immediately after the workshop. Applicants may qualify for up to $15,000 1% interest loans on 20-year terms for home repairs.

Local realtors are strongly encouraged to attend these workshops.

For more information contact janice.gonzalez@emcstrategygroup.com or call 210.960.4340, ext. 102.

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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