About Robbie Hamby

A quasi-adieu

By Robbie Hamby | October 18, 2017

Thirteen years and three months. That’s 688 Tuesdays, give or take three vacation days with a few sick days sprinkled in. That’s how many Tuesdays I have sat at this very desk at the Pleasanton Express. And Tuesdays at the paper are not typical work days. They are press days. The day that goes on and on. And on. I […]

Mary Alice McEachern

By Robbie Hamby | October 18, 2017

Mary Alice McEachern Mary Alice McEachern age 83, of Pleasanton passed away in San Antonio on Thursday, October 5, 2017. She was born in Fowlerton on Thursday, December 21, 1933 to Harvey D. and Doris (Snowden) Hopper. Mary was a career elementary school teacher working for four different schools until her retirement. When she wasn’t teaching, Mary enjoyed being with […]

Maria “Eva” Ochoa

By Robbie Hamby | October 18, 2017

Maria “Eva” Ochoa Maria Eva “Eva” Ochoa of Pleasanton, passed away October 12, 2017 at the age of 82.  She was born September 21, 1935 in Poteet to Jose Simon and Maria De Jesus (Garcia) Rodriguez. Eva is survived by her son, Robert Ochoa of Pleasanton; daughter, Celia Ochoa of Pleasanton and sister, Ana R. Uribe of Jourdanton.  She is […]

Alfred Korus

By Robbie Hamby | October 18, 2017

Alfred Korus   Alfred W. Korus peacefully passed away on October 11, 2017 in Poteet at the age of 87.  He was born to Joe and Celeste Korus on April 14, 1930 and raised in Leming. After graduating from Pleasanton High School, Alfred, his brother Jerome and good friend Jess Oliphant built and operated the  Drive-In Theatre in Pleasanton and […]

Regina “Bitsie” Stanush

By Robbie Hamby | October 18, 2017

Regina “Bitsie” Stanush Regina “Bitsie” Stanush entered her eternal home on October 11, 2017 at the Chandler Estates Nursing Home in San Antonio. Bitsie was born April 3, 1932 in San Antonio to parents, Robert Frederick Riddle, Sr. and Regina Clare Bowen. She was a descendent of John Bowen, Founder of Pleasanton.  Her family moved to Pleasanton in 1947, where […]

Atascosa County sales and use tax rebate up 72%

By Robbie Hamby | October 18, 2017

October2017SalesAndUseTax Noel Wilkerson Holmes Publisher “We are so excited at the county to see sales tax continuing to come back,” said Atascosa County Judge Bob Hurley. “October is up 72% from 2016.” The net payment for this period for Atascosa County is $471,018 as compared to the payment received in October 2016 which was $274,400.86. Payments to date total $4,024,446 […]

Pleasanton FFA attends Area X CDE

By Robbie Hamby | October 18, 2017

  Ethan Ayala Pleasanton FFA On October 4, 2017 over 20 members of the Pleasanton FFA participated in the Area X CDE’s at Welder Wildlife Refuge. After a long day of competing, we had many successful teams. Results from the contest follow: Plant ID Greenhand Team fourth overall. Ty Hehman received first High Point Individual for the Greenhand Division. The […]

Nancy Kinsel

By Robbie Hamby | October 18, 2017

Nancy Kinsel Nancy Christine King Kinsel of Pleasanton, peacefully passed away in her home Sunday, October 15, 2017.  Nancy was born in Wichita Falls, Texas on March 13, 1941 to Dora Riesen and James Kenner King.  She was a graduate of Wichita Falls High School and Texas Christian University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Education. Nancy was a Junior […]

Molly Foster

By Robbie Hamby | October 18, 2017

Molly Foster Molly Ann Gunter Foster, 81 of Pleasanton passed away October 10, 2017.  Molly was born November 30, 1935 to Lois and Miles Gunter in Pleasanton. She worked numerous jobs over the years, including the Refugio Hospital, Southwestern Bell Telephone, Pleasanton School District, USAA, and the  Atascosa County Appraisal District. Molly loved to work in her yard, go antique […]

Franz “Rudy” Forge

By Robbie Hamby | October 18, 2017

Franz “Rudy” Forge Franz “Rudy” Forge of Poteet passed away on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at the age of 90.  Rudy was born in a small rock house north of Poteet that once served as a stagecoach stop on September 22, 1927 to Alfons Forge, Jr. and Vera Churchill Forge. Rudy graduated from Poteet High School in 1945, and began […]