Noel Wilkerson Holmes

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Today was the last planning meeting of the 2019 Merry on Main Committee. What a joy it has been to work together with this great group of community go getters and doers. The committee consists of Greg Leach, Pleasanton Parks & Rec; Larry Mross, Nest Feathers; Jacob Henson, Plestex Movie Theatre; Jessica Tom, Roving Philanthropist, Britni Van Curan, City of […]

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I have always loved Thanksgiving. The glorious food filled with my favorites – the Taggart’s duck, my sister Katie’s creamed corn, my grandmother’s ambrosia, dressing and gravy plus my fave pies ever, pumpkin and pecan. This year my sister, brother, and I, for the first time, enter the holidays as orphans. That may sound like a strange terminology for a […]

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Last Saturday Aaliyah’s Army took part in the JDFR Walk in San Antonio to end Type 1 Diabetes. The goal of JDRF and the walk is to turn “Type One into Type None.” The day was magnificent and amazing. It was filled with families and organizations united to raise funds to help find breakthroughs and a possible cure to this […]

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“For it is in giving that we receive.” — Francis of Assisi Children and families in need during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday tug at the heartstrings. The gift of giving during this season is at its all-time highest. Around 30 percent of annual online gifts are made in December and donors give 80 percent larger gifts on average in […]

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“You always have the choice to be happy. Learn to understand the purpose of bumps in the road, grow from them and above all stay positive.” I love Atascosa County and believe in each city that makes up this 50K plus community. Each and every week I am impressed by the number of free happenings for families and fundraisers for […]

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It’s National Teen Driver Safety Week. This brought to mind a phenomenom I have noticed. A delay in teens obtaining their driver’s license. Studies have shown that the percentage of teens delaying obtaining a driver’s license has increased dramatically since the 70s and 80s. Data aside, I know this to be true first hand from my sons and their friends, […]

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I n 1974 my parents, Judy and William (Bill) Wilkerson made a decision to move to Pleasanton, Texas. They made the difficult decision to sell a newspaper that had been in our family for 30 plus years. Bill was all about the business. My mom Judy was all about making Pleasanton the best possible community that it could be. I […]

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There are so many wonderful gifts that come from working at a family-owned newspaper. But, the best part is the people you meet and the stories you are gifted to tell. Two of our favorite 52-week a year advertisers happen to be non-profits by the names of Safer Path and CASA of South Texas. These two organizatons do so much […]

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I remember exactly where I was when I was diagnosed with breast cancer. It was July 2016, my whole family was at the beach. I received the call. I was not fearful. I just said to myself well, now what. I told myself I was going to be the best cancer patient I could be. The next several weeks were […]

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What do you care about Atascosa County? This week here are the questions/ complaints that we have received.  Pleasanton ISD turf vs. grass story? What is the financial breakdown of where money will be spent. Is artificial turf dangerous? Is there money to be made by artificial turf? Is the fund for this project the same fund that teacher’s […]


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