Sizzling Summer Winners



It’s cool to be hot! Our readers have taken advantage of our newest online contest, Sizzling Summer Scavenger Hunt, and through the generosity of our local businesses, are winning bunches of prizes. For a complete list of our winners and donors this week, please see Jessica M. Machado’s article on page 7A or see the advertisement on page 12A. Get to guessing and match up the photos to the hints on our Facebook page and win, win, win!

Cowboy of the Year & Hall of Fame nominations deadline nears

Next Friday, July 26 is the deadline for nominations for this year’s Working Cowboy of the Year and South Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame inductee(s).

Criteria for nominees:

• Be an experienced cowboy;

• Have overall knowledge and ability with a horse;

• Have the ability in working with the trailing cattle herds of various sizes in the brush country;

• Have knowledge of cattle habits and ailments;

• Have good character and be dependable

• Why they are worthy of the Cowboy of the Year title or to be inducted into the South Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame.

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.

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

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