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Pleasanton Cowboy Homecoming March 8-9

The 2019 Pleasanton Cowboy Homecoming is putting both the cowboy and the fun back into Pleasanton’s oldest festival .

This year’s celebration will be held at the Atascosa County Show Barn, Friday-Saturday, March 8 and 9. Steer roping begins on March 7.

Entertainment will feature David Lee Garza y los Musicales with openers La Tropa F on Friday, March 8 from 8 p.m. to midnight, and Cory Morrow with openers Mario Flores & The Soda Creek Band on Saturday, March 9, from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Pre-sale tickets are $15 and will be available both on-line and at the Chamber of Commerce. Tickets are $20 at the door.

The Cowboy Homecoming Queen’s Coronation will be held on Friday, March 8 at 6 p.m. in the arena. Day bands, ranch roping, steer roping, goat roping, a washers tournament, Texas Hold’em tournament, Lil’ Darlin Contest, kid’s carnival and fabulous and famous food vendors are just part of the fun and excitement. Best of all, entry to the grounds is free. The Cowboy Homecoming Parade will be held Saturday morning, March 9 in downtown Pleasanton.

The Turn N Burn Cookoff will also be held in conjunction with Cowboy Homecoming with 150 teams competing. Three hundred lucky and hungry judges are needed for the chicken, ribs and brisket cook-off competition.

Call the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce at 830-569-2163 if you would like to be a Turn N Burn Cook-off judge, to register for the Texas Hold’em Tournament, or for more details.

Raising Highly Capable Kids Parent Program

Parents, want to connect better with your kids?

This 12-week program teaches helpful behavior strategies for any parent.

Join us on Wednesdays, Feb. 20 – May 15, from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. at the District Training Center – next to the Pleasanton Junior High campus.

Weekly door prizes and light refreshments!

Parents, come be encouraged!

This event is open to all PISD parents.

Christmas Village Rummage Sale Feb. 23

The annual Christmas Village Rummage Sale is set for this Saturday, Feb. 23, from 8 a.m.-1 p.m., at the FBC New Fellowship Hall in Pleasanton.

The rummage sale will be held rain or shine. It will be indoors.

You are welcome to donate items you don’t want or need. Please bring donated items to the New Fellowship Hall on Friday, Feb. 22, from 8 a.m.-6 p.m.

All funds received will be used for the ongoing production of the Christmas Village. Event organizers thank everyone in advance and please come see their great items at great prices!

For more information, call 830-569-2582. Your donated items are tax deductible.

Boy Scout Troop 194 Chicken BBQ Feb. 23

Boy Scout Troop 194 will hold their annual Chicken BBQ with trimmings on Saturday, Feb. 23. The event will be at St. Andrew Catholic Church in Pleasanton. Plates are to-go only and can be picked up at St. Andrew’s Parish Hall from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Plates will include 1/2 chicken, slaw, beans, bread and pickles. Presale tickets are $7 each.

For tickets, please contact Mr. Macmanus at 210-452-2620. You may also contact any Scout. A limited number of extra plates will be available at the drive-thru. The meal is being cooked by the Knights of Columbus.

Meeting Feb. 24 for Esparza descendants

The next meeting for Ana and Gregorio Esparza descendants will be at 2 p.m. on Feb. 24 at Cafe Chris.

The next Esparza Family reunion is set for July 13, 2019, at the Floresville Event Center.

Please visit the website at: http:// www.esparzafamilyreunion.com for the latest news.

For details, contact Jessica Pineda at 512-663- 6249, Benny Garza at 830- 569-7799, or Reunion email gesparzareunion@gmail.com. Find them on Facebook at Gregorio and Ana Esparza Family.

Senior Days continue

Senior Days at the Pleasanton Civic Center will continue on Monday, Feb. 25, at 10 a.m.

Come on by as Retama Manor hosts an arts and crafts event for local seniors. This free event is sponsored by the Pleasanton Express.

HOPE Supper Club

Join others in the HOPE (Healthy Options for Plant-Based Eating) Supper Club, for their next meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 26. The group meets at the Ranch House on the hill behind the barn at Strawberry Pines at 6:30 p.m., 1287 FM 476 W. in Poteet.

Be inspired to keep your New Year’s health goals, try new recipes, make new friends and bring a dish to share!

Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce Awards Feb. 28

Put on your boots and bling, as the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce hosts its 68th annual Awards Gala on Thursday, Feb. 28, at the Pleasanton Civic Center, 115 N. Main St.

A social hour will begin at 6 p.m. with the dinner following at 7 p.m. Citizens will then be honored during the awards presentation. Tickets are available at the chamber office, 605 2nd St. For more information, call 830- 569-2163.

Jourdanton Chamber of Commerce BBQ/Auction

Once again the Jourdanton Chamber of Commerce would like to invite everyone to their annual BBQ and Auction that is fast approaching! Mark those calendars for Sunday, March 3, and make plans to chow down on the best barbecue chicken around.

The event will be held at St. Matthew’s Parish Hall at Maple and Hwy 16. At only $10 a plate and only 500 to be sold, plates will be going fast.

Get those pre-sale tickets soon at the Jourdanton Library, Steinle Insurance and from any chamber director or member. Serving for the event will start at 11 a.m. and continue until 1 p.m.

After filling your tummy check out the items that will be up for sale in the live auction that will start between noon and 12:30. The popular silent auction is anticipated to be as good as ever. And since it was such a big hit last year the “Buy It Now” table will be back. It will have items that can be bought for those supporters not able to stay after picking up their meals to go. And if you want to help out but don’t have items to donate, ask a director about being a sponsor.

The chamber is always striving to make our community the best it can be and with the help from everyone through this event we can keep Jourdanton going strong.

For more information and to get details on donating items call 769-3087 or any chamber director.

Presentation on Human Trafficking

Human trafficking is one of the fastest growing crimes in America. Organized crime is using at risk children and unsuspecting immigrants for drug and sex trafficking activities. Make no mistake; children are being used as sex workers. Their life expectancy once they are pressed into service is seven years. They are hooked on drugs, beaten and exposed to disease for which they receive zero medical care.

Brush Country Republican Women (BCRW) would like to take a stand against this horrific treatment of people and are doing so by bringing the 81st Judicial District Attorney, Audrey Gossett Louis, and Atascosa County Sheriff David Soward to speak to us about what is happening in our area, signs to watch for and what we can do as citizens.

The public is invited to attend this event at the Pleasanton Civic Center, Thursday, March 7. Meet and greet is at 6:30 p.m. and the presentation will begin at 7 p.m. Come join us to learn how we can make a difference.

“Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” in March

ACT Theatre in Pleasanton will present “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” by Christopher Durang next month.

Dates will be March 22- 24 and March 29-31 with showtimes at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday.

Tickets available on eventbrite.com or at the door for $15. For more information, find them at Facebook.com/ACT Theatre Group.

Kicks for Kids March 30

The Atascosa County Child Welfare Board invites you to take part in their first ever Kicks for Kids, a family kickball tournament.

They are looking for 10 teams to participate in this event set for Saturday, March 30. The first game will start at 8 a.m. at the Pleasanton Sports Complex.

Those interested are asked to contact Jessica Tom at 210-382-3358. You may also register online at: www.cwbkicksforkids. eventbrite.com

Funds raised will buy back-to-school shoes for foster children.

IF YOU have an event you would like featured in Out and About, email Lifestyles Editor Lisa Luna at lluna@pleasantonexpress.com or call our office at 830-569- 6130 or 830-281-2341.

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