November 11 at 11 a.m. will mark the date and time of remembering our veterans who have fought in war. There will be a ceremony at the Poteet Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6970, 9655 North S.H. 16, Poteet (corner of S.H. 16 and FM 476). Also, remember that most government offices and banks will be closed this Monday, November 12 in observance of Veterans’ Day.
RIP Bubba Wehman Our county lost a great man over the weekend. Ernest W. “Bubba” Wehman Jr. lost his battle to pancreatic cancer on Saturday. Bubba was a mover and a shaker in our community and much of South Texas. He also was very involved statewide, nationally and internationally with Chambers of Commerce, Rotary clubs as well as the oil industry. Condolences to his wife and daughters Janie Raye, Staci, Andra and J.J. and their families.
Thursday Night Lights Band favorite Though the Pleasanton High School Band has not received official notification, it seems they won the $5,000 grant sponsored by the CW35 Thursday Night Lights. Checking the website, our votes reached 26,091. East Central Band, our closest competition, received 22,067 votes. Go PHS Band!
Our Cowboy Homecoming
Instagram winner is…
…Roxanne Bazan of Pleasanton. She wins a free year subscription and a commemorative of her winning photo, which can be seen on page 2.
Jack-o-lantern Queen Carving her way to winning our first ever jack-olantern contest was Critter Johnson. She won movie passes to the Plestex 4 Theaters for her squash transformation talents. Check out her entry on page 2.
ACT Theatre I missed seeing the ACT Theatre play “Chapter Two” by Neil Simon last weekend, but plan on catching it this weekend. From what I hear, it is quite funny – nothing less would be expected from the directors Cindy Vickers and Bob Hurley. For details on the play, see the ad on page 3B.
Holidays approaching It is already November 7 and only two more weeks until Thanksgiving….yikes. Our paper is full of ads and inserts to help you prepare for the holiday season. Check them out!
Foxing quarterly I want to give a shout out to a group of folks who are promoting the written word through a literary journal. These individuals have worked hard to raise funds to have their first of hopefully many published and are releasing it this Thursday. One of the persons involved is my daughter Allison Rentfro who happens to be the Fiction Editor of this artistic endeavor.
SUE BROWN is the Editor of the Pleasanton Express. Contact her at 830-281-2341 or firstname.lastname@example.org.