The Way I See It

Ain’t our first rodeo



I know… ain’t isn’t a word, right? But this week I have the liberty of using it, OK? Because really, this ain’t our first rodeo.

For the past 47 years, the Pleasanton Express has been the constant factor in the selection of the Cowboy of the Year and the inductees into the South Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame.

In 1966, Express publisher, Wally Daetwyler, sent the call out for people to nominate worthy cowboy types for both honors. We have been and will be the round-up headquarters for many more years.

A special section, honoring our cowboys with a selection of both winners and nominees throughout the years, is featured in our “Cowboy Tales” keepsake tabloid. We plan on featuring these unsung heroes for years to come.

The Pleasanton Young Farmers have been working for over a month getting the arena, stands and grounds in order so we can all enjoy ourselves.

Not only is there the rodeo and the naming of the Atascosa County Working Cowboy of the Year and inducting worthy men into the Hall of Fame, there are dances both Friday and Saturday nights and a barbecue cook off, chicken roping and a washer tournment on Saturday afternoon.

The way I see it, if you haven’t been to a rodeo in a while, come on out! The events, food, vendors and dances are great fun!

That’s the way I see it, let me know your view – email me at, or write at P.O. Drawer 880, Pleasanton, Tx 78064.

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

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