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Ortiz crowned Queen

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 […]


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.

Cowboy Crazy Cash winners

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 […]

Out and About

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 […]

Cowboy Homecoming/Turn N Burn this weekend

Join the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce as they put the “cowboy” back into Pleasanton’s oldest tradition this weekend at the 53rd Cowboy Homecoming and Turn N Burn Festival. Cowboy Homecoming was first celebrated in 1966 in conjunction with the Pleasanton Young Farmer’s Cowboy of the Year Open Rodeo – now held in August – in dedication to the strong heritage […]

Man and Woman of the Year

The 68th Annual Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet was held Feb. 28 at the Pleasanton Civic Center. 2019 Man of the Year presented by the Lions Club went to Pleasanton Chief of Police Ronald Sanchez and 2019 Woman of the Year went to Christy Reed and was presented by the Pleasanton Rotary Club. Chief Sanchez said he had no […]


Poteet High School students Tyler “Cutter” Blagg and Hannah Watts were crowned King and Queen of the 72nd annual Poteet Strawberry Festival, at the coronation on Saturday, March 2. Tyler is a sophomore and the son of Tommy and Lana Blagg. Hannah is a junior and the daughter of Ann Davis Watts and Scott Watts. The Poteet Strawberry Festival is […]

Out and About

Pleasanton Cowboy Homecoming March 8-9 Get ready to boot scoot at the 53rd annual Pleasanton Cowboy Homecoming celebration at the Atascosa County Show Barn, Friday-Saturday, March 8 and 9. Steer roping will begin on March 7. Entertainment will feature David Lee Garza y los Musicales with openers La Tropa F on Friday, March 8 from 8 p.m. to midnight, and […]


Garza brothers keeping dad’s dream alive

While many siblings share a special bond, that bond extends even further for the Garza brothers- David, Adam and Richard. They are better known as part of the Grammy award-winning Tejano band, David Lee Garza y los Musicales. Currently on tour, the group will headline Pleasanton Cowboy Homecoming on Friday, March 8, at the Atascosa County Show Barn. La Tropa […]

Team Roping dedicated to Cody Lawrence

Gather up your best roping partner and gear for the first ever Team Roping held during Cowboy Homecoming next week. With the permission of his parents, the event is being dedicated in honor of the late Cody Lawrence. Cody was a local businessman who worked with his father at the family owned Brush Country Supply and a rodeo participant who […]

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