Rodeo time is near



The Young Farmers are getting ready for the Pleasanton Young Farmers’ Cowboy of the Year Open Rodeo Festival. Gary P. Nunn will perform after the Cowboy of the Year, South Texas Hall of Fame presentations and rodeo on Friday, August 16. Steve Wariner will headline on Saturday with Bracken Hale Band opening. Planned again for this year is an IBCA sanctioned BBQ cook-off, washer contest, and new this year – Best Welding Truck rig.

Cowboy of the Year & Hall of Fame nominations needed Since it is almost rodeo time, we need your nominations for this year’s Working Cowboy of the Year and South Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame inductee(s). Cowboy of the Year nominations must be working cowboys and reside in Atascosa County. South Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame nominees must have worked in Atascosa County, but no longer have to be active or living in the county.

The Pleasanton Express will act as roundup headquarters for entries, which should be sent to: Atascosa Cowboy of the Year, P.O. Drawer 880,Pleasanton, Texas 78064, emailed to or brought to the Pleasanton Express office at 114 East Goodwin. Deadline is Friday, July 26. The winners will be announced at the Friday night rodeo, August 16. Our special section, Cowboy Tales, will feature past and present cowboys and their memories and stories of the cowboy lifestyle. It will hit the newsstands on August 14.

Want to be Queen? Applications for the 2013- 2014 Cowboy Homecoming Queen are available now at the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce office. For more information, contact the court sponsor Claudia Reyes 830-570-9392 or the chamber at 830-569- 2163. Deadline is Thursday, August 1.

SUE BROWN is the Editor of the Pleasanton Express. Contact her at 830-281-2341 or

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