Noel Wilkerson Holmes

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I am so very proud of the Pleasanton Express and our coverage of all the news in Atascosa County. We pay reporters to cover every city council and ISD meeting in Atascosa County. We attend ten or more meetings and events every week in the county devoting up to four hours at a time. Further we publish every public event […]

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The most addictive activity at the Pleasanton Express is not coffee! It is the Pleasanton Express archives of every newspaper since 1952. Currently, our Pleasanton High School intern Mackenzie Pilgrim is in charge of our popular digital only feature Flash Back where we look back a decade at a time. Even at 17, she gets lost in the archives and […]

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“Her love, laughter and generosity will be missed by all” was written on the front of her memorial. She was 22. She was radiant and the kind of beautiful that made it difficult for you to take your eyes away from her. I had the urge to hug her every time she was in my presence because even more beautiful […]

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I t is time to select new Cowboy Homecoming royalty! Voting for the 54th Cowboy Homecoming Queen begins Thursday and runs through Saturday at the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce. Please keep the Cowboy Homecoming tradition alive by voting for one of the seven candidates featured on our front page. Five of the young ladies will become part of the Cowboy […]

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School ratings from the Texas Education Agency (TEA) were released Aug. 15, 2019. Something new happened this year. Instead of headlines screaming the failing grades of school districts, articles started popping up on broadcasts, in newspapers and on social media about the failure of the STAAR testing. It brought to mind the famous quote from the 1976 Academy Award winner […]

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A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person. – Mignon McLaughlin I recently took a vacation. A short vacation but one that was not clouded by ailing parents, business issues, children worries or other myriad life stresses. It was stress free from start to finish. What pure joy. My husband, Noel and I, have […]

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At least 31 people were killed over the weekend and 65 injured in mass shootings in Texas and Ohio. The victims ranged in age from 2 to 82. Guns, hate and mental illness. A trifecta of terribleness. On this, we can all agree. What no one seems to agree on is how we stop the increasing numbers of mass shootings. […]

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The Cowboys are coming. Every year, the Pleasanton Express serves as host for former Cowboys of the Year who come to make the decision about who will be the next Cowboy of the Year. This Thursday, August 1 at 6 p.m. we will host these fine gentlemen. We all get excited and a little nervous hosting what we consider cowboy […]

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I mentioned last week how great it was to have our new sports editor, Sam Fowler. He is the newest addition to our team of talented professionals we have working at the Pleasanton Express. We are truly a 21st Century news organization as well as a marketing arm for local businesses and non-profits. We have journalists, editors, proofreaders, designers, marketers, […]

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Today, I smile. Not having a fulltime Sports Editor at the Pleasanton Express is not fun for the team here at the newspaper, for the sports teams locally nor the community. But, my oh my has it been worth the wait. I tried hiring Angelo State University journalism grad and former two-time All-Conference ASU punter Sam Fowler back in June […]


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