Out and About



FBC Poteet Pantry

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


Running Club meets Wed. at 6:30 p.m.

Whether you are an advanced runner, or a beginner, you are invited to take part in the Atascosa Running Club Social Fun Run every Wednesday. The next run is Sept. 25.

They now meet at 6:30 p.m. at The Office Bar and Grill and running starts at 6:35 p.m.

They run to the Pleasanton River Park, around town and back to The Office. They will be running three to four miles and no one is left behind. All ages and abilities are welcome to join!

Stay afterwards for refreshments and get to know each other. Follow the group on Facebook at Atascosa Running Club.

The Office Bar and Grill is located at 205 E. Hunt St. in


Days Sept. 30

The next Senior Fun Day is slated for Monday, Sept. 30 at the Pleasanton Civic Center at 10 a.m. The activity will be Bingo. Bring a fun, $1 prize.



Senior Days are free and sponsored by the Pleasanton Parks and Recreation Department and the Pleasanton Express. The events are 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.

“An Evening 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



Pleasantonget them faster.

USDA Hous- ing 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.

Pleasanton commZoom ® Business Workshop



The City of Pleasanton and commZoom will hold a Business Communications Workshop on Sept. 26, at the Pleasanton Civic Center, from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

CommZoom is a San Antonio based communications company that was launched in 2014. Since launching, commZoom has invested millions of dollars deploying communications infrastructure to service its 15 South Texas business markets, all within 100 miles of San Antonio.

CommZoom currently provides telecommunications services, such as; internet, cable TV, Internet telephone via Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP). It services the cities of La Vernia, Hondo, Castroville, Three Rivers, Bandera, Comfort, Devine, Lytle, Natalia, Pleasanton, Kenedy, Karnes City, Goliad, Jourdanton, and Poteet with plans for further expansion.

CommZoom offers competitive telecommunications services to support businesses of all sizes.

Bob Cohen has over 40 years of professional experience in the media and communications industry. Cohen spent 23 years with San Antonio based Clear Channel Communications (now iHeart Media) including nine years as CEO of the company’s International Radio Division.

For more information contact janice.gonzalez@emcstrategygroup.com or call 210-960-4340, ext. 102.

Countywide National Night Out events on Oct. 1

On Tuesday, Oct. 1, local police departments will join others across the nation to observe National Night Out. The annual campaign enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement, while bringing back a true sense of community.

The Pleasanton Police Department National Night Out event will take place at the Pleasanton River Park, from 6-8 p.m. with a Fiesta theme. Stop by for free food, games, prizes, inflatable games, dunking booth, visit with law enforcement agencies, businesses and more.

The Jourdanton Police Department will celebrate National Night Out from 6-9 p.m. at the Jourdanton Sports Complex on Champion Drive. Come and enjoy games, dance demonstrations, prize giveaways, food and drinks. Some of the other participants include the Atascosa County Sheriff’s Office, Children’s Alliance of South Texas, First Commercial Bank, Jourdanton Volunteer Fire Department and more!

National Night Out sponsored by the Poteet Police Department will take place from 6-8 p.m. at Poteet Municipal Park, at 575 W. Ave C (the area where the old swimming pool used to be). Be sure and bring the kids for free family fun and games like face painting and the bounce house. Visit with local law enforcement personnel and explore the fire trucks. There will also be hot dogs, popcorn and snow cones.

The City of Charlotte is preparing for its first National Night Out at the park. Those attending can enjoy a bounce castle and snow cones. The city will provide hotdogs, chips and a drink. Other participants so far include the fire department, Municipal Court and library, TXDOT and Safer Path. The Atascosa County Sheriff’s Office, Atascosa EMS, Pct. 3 Constable’s Office and Atascosa County Animal Control will also be in attendance.

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


Special People to meet at St. Andrew’s

St. Andrew’s Catholic Church senior club, Extra Special People, will be meeting on Oct. 2 at 11 a.m. for their monthly covered dish luncheon and game day.

They will meet in the St. Anthony Building next to the church. All persons 55-years-old and older are invited. Bingo with prizes is on the agenda, but they will also have dominoes for those who prefer that. They hope to see you there.

Medicare presentation at Pleasanton Library

Come learn about your health care options. There will be a presentation on Medicare on Thursday, Oct. 3 at the Pleasanton Library, from 10-11 a.m.

Come hear from a doctor about how they help keep patients healthy by providing more attention, spending more time with patients and practicing prevention.

Refreshments will be provided. Join in on the activities. Bring a Medicare eligible friend. Call 830-569-5901 for more information.

Atascosa Animal Allies to host golf tournament

Calling all golf enthusiasts and animal lovers! Atascosa Animal Allies, a nonprofit animal rescue based in Pleasanton, is hosting its second annual Putts for Paws golf tournament, adoption event, and auction this coming Oct. 5 at the Pleasanton Country Club.

Registration is now open for this year’s Putts for Paws tournament – a four-person handicapped scramble. The top four teams will take home one of the following prizes: first place team takes home $1,500, second takes home $1,000, 3rd takes home $800 and 4th place takes home $400.

The registration fee is $100 per person or $400 for the team. Teams wishing to register can do so on the nonprofit’s website www.atascosaanimalallies.org or they can register day of at the Pleasanton Country Club. Registration will start at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 5, and the tournament starts at noon.

Participants can also try their hand at winning the Hole-in-One prize sponsored by Tuttle Outdoor Power – a Polaris Ranger. Following the tournament golfers can enjoy a meal catered by Lew’s. The winner of the $5,000 raffle drawing will also be announced.

For any questions regarding this year’s Putts for Paws golf tournament, silent and live auctions, adoption event or microchipping services, please contact atascosaanimalallies@

St. gmail.


Fall Festival

Everyone is cordially invited to the 14th Annual Fall Festival/50th Golden Jubilee Year Celebration at St. Luke/Loire Catholic Church on Sunday, Oct. 6, located at 3930 FM 536, exit #117 off IH-37.

Grounds open at 10 a.m., mass celebration at 10:30. The delicious famous BBQ plate for $10 includes brisket, sausage, pinto beans, country potatoes, coleslaw, dessert and iced tea, served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Free admission and parking with activities for all ages. Activities include Super Prize Drawing with 20 prizes totaling $11,325, both silent and live auctions, country store, horse and pony rides, arts and crafts vendors, games for children, photo booth and much more.

Plan to come spend the day in the beautiful country area for a fun-filled day. For more information or to volunteer, please contact church office at 830-393-6021 or email at stlukeloire@gmail.com.

Arts and crafts vendor booths are still available for $10 per space. Contact Sandra Jasik at 210-413- 7175 for application or


Year Anniversary Memorial of Monse, Stephenson & Miller

The public is cordially invited to attend the 20 Year Anniversary Memorial ceremony on Saturday, Oct. 12, to honor Deputy Sheriffs Thomas Monse and Mark Stephenson and DPS Trooper Terry Miller.

The event will take place at 5:30 p.m. at the Atascosa County Sheriff’s Office, 1108 Campbell Ave.

Please join the Atascosa County Sheriff’s Office as they remember the tragic loss of these brave men, and recognize our brothers who made the supreme sacrifice while protecting the citizens of Atascosa County, 20 years ago on Oct. 12, 1999.

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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