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First ever Cowboy Homecoming team roping dedicated to Cody Lawrence

By Pleasanton Express Staff | March 13, 2019

The 53rd Cowboy Homecoming held its first ever Team Roping and dedicated it in loving memory of Cody Lawrence who tragically lost his life on Feb. 15. A dedication ceremony held at the Pleasanton Young Farmer’s arena before the beginning of the Friday night roping was held with an opening prayer from Cowboy Fellowship’s Jr. Martinez. The Pleasanton Express introduced […]

Gardening Q&A

By Pleasanton Express Staff | March 13, 2019

Q. Our red tip photinias are getting more and more decimated by the fungal leaf diseases that plague them. We tried fungal sprays and even collected all the infected leaves last year without stopping the decline. We have decided to give up the battle and go ahead and replace them. Last year you had some recommendations for a replacement shrub. […]

Statue to honor ‘Keep Austin Weird’ promoter Leslie in the works

By Pleasanton Express Staff | March 13, 2019

I read an article last week of an Austin icon who may be memorialized with a statue, commissioned by Spencer Nutting of artist Bob Coffee, in downtown Austin. Leslie Cochran, known for his cross-dressing, mayoral candidacy, homelessness and downtown roamings, died March 8, 2012 after living in a facility after a head injury he suffered in 2009. A fundraising effort […]

Ortiz crowned Queen

By Pleasanton Express Staff | March 13, 2019

Pleasanton’s oldest and most favorite tradition proved to be a smashing hit with the 53rd Cowboy Homecoming and Turn N Burn Festival this past the weekend. This year, CH/ TNB moved over to the Atascosa County Show Barn as the Pleasanton River Park is currently under renovation. The grounds were full of music, food and fun with food vendors, a […]

Out and About

By Pleasanton Express Staff | March 13, 2019

Poteet Strawberry Festival set for April 5-7 Make plans to attend the 72nd Annual Poteet Strawberry Festival, slated for Friday-Sunday, April 5-7. The annual celebration is a family tradition for many, with its variety of musical performers, food booths, arts and crafts, carnival, live family entertainment and of coursestrawberries! The parade on Saturday, April 6 will kick off at 10 […]

Local Matters

By Pleasanton Express Staff | March 13, 2019

I t’s Spring Break and almost St. Patrick’s Day, sadly these two vacation times can lead to dangerous driving conditions as alcohol is synonymous with both these times of respite. Dru Benavides, Texas A&M AgriLife Family & Community Health Agent, is working to spread the message about the dangers of drunk driving. Even one drink can be one too many. […]

Cowboy Crazy Cash winners

By Pleasanton Express Staff | March 13, 2019

This year’s big $500 Cowboy Crazy Cash contest winner is Sienna Rodriguez. Her name was chosen out of hundreds of entries placed at participating merchants in the area. The drawing took place on Friday afternoon at the Pleasanton Express. Sienna registered at The Gypsy Moon Market and will spend at least half of her winnings there. She may choose to […]

Lawmakers start rolling out high-priority legislation

By Pleasanton Express Staff | March 13, 2019

With the filing of legislation that would give teachers an across-the-board pay increase, Texas lawmakers showed progress toward solving the complex issues of school finance and property tax reform. Senate Bill 3, passed March 4 by the full Senate on a voice vote, would entitle each classroom teacher and full-time librarian to a state-financed $5,000 increase above their 2018-2019 school […]

MASTER OF THE PIT

By Pleasanton Express Staff | March 13, 2019

Ram Benitez, center, from Two Bros BBQ team, was named the Overall Grand Champion Winner of the Turn N Burn on Saturday evening taking 3rd place in Brisket and 3rd place in Chicken. Pictured, from left, are the 2019 Cowboy Homecoming Court Princess Abby Izaguirre, Queen Elena Ortiz, Benitez, Princess Gabby Martinez and Princess Valentina Gasca.

Chief Priest’s Weekly Report

By Pleasanton Express Staff | March 13, 2019

GHello from Lytle PD, The weekly police blotter has been posted to our website, you can find it at www.lytletx.org/police . Feel free to call me (830- 709-0277) or email me (richard.priest@lytletx.org) with any questions you may have. Monday, March 11 was the regular monthly city council meeting at City Hall @ 6:30 PM. Spring break is here! I live […]