Out and About



Quality Tubing- STX Open House on Oct. 5

NOV Completion & Production Solutions invites the public to a barbecue lunch at their South Texas Facility Open House on Friday, Oct. 5, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Quality Tubing- STX is located at 187 Pleasanton Park Rd. in Pleasanton.

As part of the event, they are asking guests to bring food donations to support the local food bank. High demand items include canned goods, pasta and rice, dry cereal, sugar-free items and lowsodium and no-salt items.

They will be opening their South Texas service center to help customers in the area quickly come in and service their coiled tubing oilfield equipment, as opposed to coming all the way back to Houston for new equipment and repairs.

Blessing of the Animals

The public is cordially invited to the Celebration of Saint Francis and the Blessing of the Animals at All Saints’ Episcopal Church, Hwy. 97, in Pleasanton.

The blessings will take place on Thursday, Oct. 4, from 6 – 7 p.m. All animals are welcome. Bring your beloved pets, even your stuffed animals, for a blessing.

Animals must be on a leash, in a cage or trailer for everyone’s peace of mind. The blessings will take place outdoors along the covered walkway and in the parking lot following a brief welcoming service inside.

St. Francis of Assisi, born in Italy in 1181, abandoned a life of luxury and devoted his life to Christianity. He is the patron saint of animals and the environment. His feast day is the 4th of October. Please join us and bring your beloved pets.

Next Senior Day Oct. 11

Due to Columbus Day on Monday, the next Senior Day has been moved to Thursday, Oct. 11. Join fellow senior citizens for BINGO at the Pleasanton Civic Center, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Cards are free, but a $5 donation would be greatly appreciated.

Senior Day events are sponsored by the City of Pleasanton Parks and Recreation Department and Pleasanton Express. Each week a free, fun activity is held with no registration needed.

Beth Moore Simulcast at First Baptist Church

On Saturday, Oct. 6, First Baptist Church Pleasanton will sponsor a free Beth Moore Simulcast, from 9 a.m. until 4:15 p.m. with a hour break for lunch. There will be free babysitting provided for up to the age of 5-yearsold.

To make a reservation for the simulcast call 830- 569-


Jam on Oct. 13

The Navigators and Clax Horejs will present the next Skate Jam on Saturday, Oct. 13. Join them at the Pleasanton River Park from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for this free event. Waivers must be signed.

There will be prize drawings, as well as free food

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VFD meetingprovided.

The Paisano Volunteer Fire Department of Campbellton will hold an important community meeting to discuss the future of the fire department.

The meeting will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. at the Campbellton Community Hall. The meeting will address the lack of volunteers, which could possibly lead to the closure of the department. Everyone is urged to attend.

Atascosa County Fair

The Atascosa County Fair is set for this Saturday, Oct. 6. It has moved to a new location this year, the Cowboy Fellowship Church arena at 561 FM 33501 in Jourdanton.

The Sonny Domsch Memorial Annual Prospect Lamb, Goat, Heifer and Steer Show is open to all junior livestock exhibitors. You must be a 4-H or FFA member.

There will also be a Fine Arts Show with entries in fine arts, crafts, food and photography. A complete set of rules can be found at the website: atascosa. agrilife.org

Those with questions may contact Dale Rankin at


Vigil, Domestic Violence Awareness

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Join “A Safer Path Family Violence Center” (Atascosa Family Crisis Center) as they sponsor this small ceremony on Wednesday, Oct. 10 at 7 p.m. It will take place at the Pleasanton River Park near the Adams Street bridge.

A proclamation will be read, followed by the vigil to honor those who have lost their life to domestic violence, those who have survived and those who may

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Parentingit still.

The public is invited to the Mindful Parenting Webinar on Thursday, Oct. 11, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Pleasanton ISD District Training Center, 1209 Jolly St., next door to Pleasanton Junior High.

Have you ever said to a kid, “Why don’t you just calm down?!”

Of course you have; we all have! Being able to “just calm down” is actually a skill called selfregulation that requires a part of the brain called the prefrontal cortex.

This interactive training will explore mindfulness activities for kids, and the type of language parents and teachers can use to foster children who will succeed academically, socially, and emotionally. Free parent training.

For more information contact Diane Garza, Parent Liaison at 830-569- 1230 or email: dlgarza@ pisd.


Anti-Bullying Rally on Oct. 17

Show your support at the HERO (Help Everyone Respect Others) Anti-Bullying Rally on Wednesday, Oct. 17 from 6-7 p.m. Come out to this free community event at the Pleasanton River Park to provide education and prevention resources against bullying.

Guest speaker will be Batman of San Antonio. Free food and drink while supplies last. There will also

Pleasantonbe DJ music.

Parks & Recreation BBQ Fundraiser

The Pleasanton Parks and Recreation Department will hold a BBQ Dinner Fundraiser on Oct. 22 at the Pleasanton Civic Center. Join them from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Individual tickets are $10 and sponsor tables are $100 (includes eight tickets).

For tickets or more info call




On Tuesday, Oct. 23, Coastal Bend College in Pleasanton will host its free annual Fall Festival. The family-friendly event is set for 5-8 p.m. Come by and enjoy food, drinks, pumpkin painting contest, costume contest, face painting

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Adoption Information Meeting

If you are interested in becoming a foster parent or adopting a child in foster care, you are invited to the Foster Care and Adoption Information Meeting. The event is set for Monday, Nov. 6 at Trinity Baptist Church in Pleasanton at 6:30 p.m.

For details please contact CPS Foster/Adopt Specialist David Pate at 210-508-0986.

EVENTS FOR Out and About can be emailed to Lifestyles Editor Lisa Luna at lluna@pleasantonexpress.com or call our office at 830-569- 6130 or 830-281-2341.

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