Noel Wilkerson Holmes

Your vote matters

Local Matters


How can you tell if someone running for local office is qualified and will do a good job? If you are lucky, you know the candidate personally and are privy to their work ethic and qualifications. If not, a Meet the Candidate Forum is a great way to get to know your candidate better plus have the opportunity to meet […]

Vaccinated and Poteet Strawberry Festival ready

Local Matters


The Poteet Strawberry Festival is this weekend! I am so excited. Please pull out the PSF special insert in this week’s issue of the Pleasanton Express. Do what I do. Circle all the things that you want to do while there. It is so overwhelming when you get there and easy to miss some delights at the yummy food booths […]

Local Matters



Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) made a stop at the Jourdanton Community Center on Wednesday, March 24 to announce that Atascosa County had been allotted $32 million in federal funds made available through the American Rescue Plan to help with losses due to the pandemic. To say that local leaders were thrilled to receive these funds is an understatement. But there […]

Children Matter the Most

Local Matters


The photos from the Children Matter Daddy Daughter Dance held last Friday are heartwarming and adorable. This is the second year the Daddy Daughter Dance was held, and they tripled their sponsorship. The dance was created to increase awareness about and help to benefit local nonprofit Children Matter – Family Life Center. When you look at photos from the dance […]

Wild about wildflowers



There are so many reasons to love Spring, but wildflowers make the top of my list. According to Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD), Texas spring wildflowers are predicted to shine bright this season despite the winter storm. With the deaths of so many of our agaves, cacti, sago palms, bougainvillea, rosemary, et al, I had little faith our precious […]

Happy International Women’s Day

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Publisher Pleasanton Express

International Women’s Day is a global holiday celebrated annually on March 8 to commemorate the cultural, political and socioeconomic achievements of women. It is also a focal point in the women’s rights movement, bringing attention to issues such as gender equality, reproductive rights and violence against women. It is important to emphasize international because so much work is needed globally […]

Comment in person, not just on social media

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The City of Pleasanton is inviting all residents to please attend a public meeting virtually on Wednesday or in-person on Thursday to hear about the new Public Market that will be built where the old elementary school resides on Main Street. This Public Market is part of Phase ll of the Pleasanton Parks and Recreation Master Plan. Phase l was […]

Snow days not like the good old days



As a child in Comanche, Texas, the first hint of snow had my sister and I praying for no school. The moment we saw our school scroll across the bottom of the TV screen we were as happy as Christmas morning. The day was filled with snow ice cream, snowmen, snowball fights and hitching rides on the back of makeshift […]

Messed with Texas



Well, someone did not get the “Don’t Mess with Texas” message because this freezing weather storm caused one heck of a mess. The snowstorm looks magical but underneath it is pure madness. The planned and limited “rolling outages” to conserve power turned into days of power loss for millions of Texans. Texas energy pride took a big hit on a […]

I love people, places and things big!



This week I am in love with the City of Pleasanton’s Public Market which is coming to historic Main Street. This public market is part of Phase II of the Pleasanton River Park Master Plan Renovation. The market is being described as having the vibe of the Pearl and La Cantera. The Pleasanton Express will be covering this story from […]


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