There’s a little bit of everything going on this weekend – football scrimmages, cowboys, rodeos, BBQ and a historical ceremony.
On Friday, cowboys will gather for the annual Pleasanton Young Farmers Cowboy of the Year Open Rodeo Festival.
Saturday starts off with the annual ceremony commemorating the bloodiest battle on Texas soil – the Battle of Medina just northwest of Pleasanton.
We will be inducting the newest member to the Atascosa Working Cowboy of the Year plus two new members to the South Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame.
We had 17 cowboys meet at our office last week to read over the nomination letters and vote on who will be honored this year.
So, please come out this Friday night at the Atascosa County Showbarn Arena at 7:30 p.m. to see who will be honored. The rodeo will follow and then make plans to stay afterwards to hear Nick Lawrence, too.
Don’t miss the rodeo again on Saturday at 7 p.m. with South Texas favorite Rick Treviño performing. Nick Lawrence will also open for Treviño.
You can also volunteer to judge the BBQ cook-off, too. Show up around 10:30 a.m. Saturday.
Be sure to check out our special section – Cowboy Tales – to commemorate the rodeo and cowboy heritage.
Football scrimmages are preparing us for the season! Time to show our team spirit and support these kids – football, volleyball, cheerleaders, dancers and band members.
And there is something for all of the historians out there too, this weekend.
The Battle of Medina will hold their annual ceremony this Saturday at 10 a.m. and a seminar will be presented at 1 p.m. at the former Leming school building just off Hwy. 281 at 25 E. 5th Street, Leming.
The way I see it, there’s something for everyone this weekend. Get out and support your community.
SUE BROWN is the editor of the Pleasanton Express. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org or write at P.O. Drawer 880, Pleasanton, TX 78064.