Noel Wilkerson Holmes

Go vote!

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The Pleasanton Express hosted a candidate forum Thursday evening in the Pleasanton River Park. We had no idea what the turnout would be with only two and half weeks of planning due to COVID-19. We were pleasantly surprised and so appreciated the citizens who took part by attending. I want to give a huge shout out to Jessica Tom, Julie […]

Meet your candidates Oct. 22 at Pleasanton River Park



Come engage with the candidates who will be your public servants! The Pleasanton Express will be hosting a 2020 General Election Candidate Forum, Oct. 22 from 6-8 p.m. at the Pleasanton River Park under the pavilion. I hope the community who feels safe outside in a group environment will come participate in this political forum. This is an opportunity to […]

Candidate Forum in the Park Oct. 22



The Pleasanton Express will be hosting a 2020 General Election Candidate Forum, Oct.22 from 6-8 p.m. at the Pleasanton River Park under the pavilion. Local, county and state candidates on your ballot have been invited. Each candidate will have a space to put up a table and talk with voters. Candidates will be given a minimum of five minutes also […]

Schedule your mammogram

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October is breast cancer awareness month. In honor of breast cancer survivors and those who have passed, The Pleasanton Express and Main Nutrition are challenging businesses and residents to light up their porches pink. The Pleasanton Express lit our front porch Monday. Take a photo of your pink porch and send it to news@pleasantonexpress.com. Tell us who you have lit […]

Recognizing our veterans

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Every day in America we lose 22 veterans to suicide. Beginning Oct. 1, I am doing 22 pushups a day until Oct. 31 in recognition of the 22 veterans who commit suicide daily. I have never done a fundraiser and am completely uncomfortable asking for money. To date, surprisingly, I have raised over $535. I am personally adding $200 to […]

Turn in your Census and turn out at the polls

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A tascosa County, we are down to the wire on some of the biggest decision facing our community. The decisions you make will have long and lasting impacts – either for the good or the not so good for our community. Sept. 30 is the last official day to fill out the United States Census. I do not understand why […]

Lessons I learned this week

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Well, you can teach an old dog new tricks! The Pleasanton Express has not as a matter of journalistic practice written stories from public notices prior to their publication date in the newspaper. If the public notice is of a public hearing, we report the story from the public hearing. The Pleasanton Express published a Notice of Public Hearing on […]

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“If you don’t vote, don’t crab.” This is still one of my favorite quotes from the Peanuts character, Lucy Van Pelt. In the 2016 Presidential election, here was the turn out in Atascosa County: Republican, D. Trump, 63.2%, 8,598 Democrat, H. Clinton, 34.1%, 4,635 Libertarian, G. Johnson, 2.3%, 307 Green Party, J. Stein, 0.5%, 65 What is sad about that […]

I grew up in a small town

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Last night, we watched The Peanut Butter Falcon which tells the story of Zak (Zack Gottsagen), a young man with Down syndrome, who runs away from a residential nursing home to follow his dream of attending the professional wrestling school of his idol, The Saltwater Redneck (Thomas Haden Church). A turn of events pairs him on the road with Tyler […]

Intimate Partner Violence on the Rise, Safer Path can help

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According to Harvard Health Publications, prior to the COVID pandemic, epidemiological estimates showed that nearly one in three women experience Intimate Partner Violence, and approximately one in four women experience severe IPV. Other data show that nearly half of all female homicides are from a current or past male intimate partner. Although these numbers are already unacceptably high, historical data […]


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