Out and About



Atascosa Running Club meets Wednesdays

Runners are invited to take part in the Atascosa Running Club Social Fun Run every Wednesday. They meet at 7 p.m. and run at 7:10 p.m.

They will meet at “The Office Bar and Grill,” run to the Pleasanton River Park, around town and back to The Office. They will be running three to four miles. No one is left behind. They will run at a slow pace. All ages and abilities are welcome to join!

The Office Bar and Grill is located at 205 East Hunt 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. Come join the fun!

The next Senior Day is Aug. 5 with an UNO card game and guest speaker Matt Brewer, H-E-B Pharmacist.

The Aug. 12 event will feature an H-E-B cake decorating demonstration, followed by decorating cupcakes and inch worm races.

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

Housing Assistance Workshop on Aug. 1

The City of Pleasanton will hold its second USDA Housing Assistance Program Workshop on Aug. 1, at 10 a.m. at the Pleasanton Civic Center.

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

Workshop participants will have the opportunity to apply for assistance immediately after the workshop and have one-on-one consultations with USDA representatives.

Nationally, the USDA Office of Rural Development has invested $8 billion and assisted over 55,000 families since 2009.

Guadalupe Valdes, who serves as the Area Director for the USDA Office of Rural Development headquartered in Seguin, has agreed to assist the City of Pleasanton and its residents to expand awareness about the USDA’s programs.

City Manager Johnny Huizar, City Councilman Kenny Hernandez, and EMC Strategy Group met with Guadalupe Valdez in April and requested support to help struggling families in Pleasanton tap into the USDA Housing Assistance Programs. The City of Pleasanton is currently working on a business incubator project with the USDA to support downtown revitalization and economic development.

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

Wyatt Fundraiser Aug. 3

In May, 5-year-old Wyatt was diagnosed with an aggressive, rare, inoperable and incurable brain tumor.

A fundraiser to help the Rodart family with medical costs, clinical trials and to help ease any financial stress is set for Saturday, Aug. 3. The event will take place at St. Mary’s Church in Somerset, 4 p.m. to midnight. Come join the fun!

Tickets include a chicken and sausage dinner which includes potato salad, beans and trimmings. You can BYOB. There will also be dancing to the music of The South Texas Rainmakers, a live auction and silent auction.

If you have questions, or if you wish to make a donation, call 830-500-0442.

Kids Crusade set for Aug. 9, 10

Kids Crusade 2019 is coming up on Aug. 9 and 10, at Christ The Rock Church, 8986 US Hwy. 281 in Leming. The event will feature Children’s Pastor Mike Muzzeral.

If you would like your child to attend, please contact Staci at 210-352- 0012 and she can get you more information. All children who will be Camping Out with them must be pre-registered by July 31.

Day activities and services are available to children ages 5-13. No early registration required, but it is recommended so they do not miss out on any goodies..

Free Atascosa County Community Health Fair on Aug. 10

Methodist Hospital South in Jourdanton will host a free Atascosa County Community Health Fair on Saturday, Aug. 10.

Join them from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. for a variety of health screenings such as glucometer testing, kidney testing and sleep apnea. There will be over 40 vendors and booths available with information from local organizations including CASA and Safer Path Family Violence Shelter.

Other informational health services will be bone marrow matching, blood pressure, basic CPR and more. The South Texas Blood and Tissue Center bus will also be parked at the fair for those interested in donating blood. The Methodist AirCare helicopter will also be on site for people to take a look inside, as well as ambulances and Jourdanton police vehicles for free photo ops.

Those with questions are asked to call 830-769-3515.

Pleasanton Young Farmers’ Rodeo & Festival

The Pleasanton Young Farmers annual Cowboy of the Year Open Rodeo and Festival is set for Aug. 16–17. The festivities will take place at the Atascosa County Showbarn Arena, 318 Showbarn Road in Pleasanton. It’s the richest open rodeo in Texas with $13,500 added money!

The Cowboy of the Year presentation will be Friday, Aug. 16 at 7:30 p.m. The rodeo will follow both nights, with entertainment afterwards.

Billy Mata and the Texas Tradition will perform Friday, Aug. 16. Admission on Friday will be $10 per person, kids age 6-12 will cost $5 and free admission for kids under 5-years-old.

Kyle Park will be the headliner Saturday night, Aug. 17. Admission on Saturday will be $15 per person, kids age 6-12 will be $5 and free admission for kids under 5-yearsold. John Christopher Way will open for Kyle Park on Saturday night.

BBQ cooks are encouraged to enter the BBQ Cook-Off on Aug. 16 and 17. Categories include brisket, pork spare ribs and chicken. There will also be a cook’s choice, dessert and jackpot beans contest.

For information regarding the rodeo contact Lucy Ashley at 830- 570-7592. For information regarding the BBQ Cook-Off please call Ed Miranda at 210- 219- 9392 or Ronald Caraway at 830-570-3477.

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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