Noel Wilkerson Holmes

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I t’s Spring Break and almost St. Patrick’s Day, sadly these two vacation times can lead to dangerous driving conditions as alcohol is synonymous with both these times of respite. Dru Benavides, Texas A&M AgriLife Family & Community Health Agent, is working to spread the message about the dangers of drunk driving. Even one drink can be one too many. […]

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How long has it been since you have made a Cowboy Homecoming memory? Please make plans this year to make new memories at the 53rd Cowboy Homecoming celebration held at the Atascosa County Show Barn March 8 and 9 with a kick-off roping event dedicated to Cody Lawrence beginning on March 7. Pick up the beautifully designed Cowboy Homecoming Special […]

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Today, brothers David, Richard and Adam Garza of David Lee Garza y los Musicales dropped by the Pleasanton Express for an interview with Living Editor, Lisa Luna. Her story on this three-time Grammy award winning band who hail from Poteet is featured on the front page of this issue. This wildly popular Tejano dance band with 49 years of playing […]

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Each year, FFA chapters around the country celebrate National FFA Week. The Pleasanton Express knows that one week is not enough to shine the light on the impact FFA has on its members and our community. The Pleasanton Express will be dedicating its Farm & Ranch pages as well as our Facebook page with 14K followers to showcasing the best […]

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Last night, Hope Garza, Pleasanton Express Office Manager, Joe David Cordova, Photographer and I traveled to George West to watch the 10-0 District Champ Squaws play the Aransas Pass Panthers. It was a tough, tense and aggressively played game with both teams giving it their all and then some for four quarters. The referee’s calls were uneven and upsetting. I […]

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Valentine’s Day has never been a big deal for me. I like to give but do not really care if I receive. If I receive a gift, I am happy. If I don’t, I am fine too. My husband, Noel, of nearly 24 years became tired of asking what I wanted to do and simply buys us tickets to a […]

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Universally, youth are referred to in less than positive descriptions. Locally, the youth of Atascosa County continue to amaze and impress me. At the Pleasanton Express, we have five “Rock Star Interns” that make us immensely proud. They are a joy to work with and we learn from them every time they are here. Jourdanton ISD Junior intern Jessie Puckett […]

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What a great 2019 Atascosa County Livestock Show! I do not remember a time I have been so impressed with a group of so many youths from third grade to high school. There were hundreds of stories to tell. Not the least was the record smashing sales numbers which came close to hitting $1 million. I really do not know […]

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I don’t think I have ever been so excited for the Atascosa County Livestock Show. It has been such a joy and delight to get to know local ag teachers and students as well as their parents. I have always had such a deep respect for 4-H and FFA students. Having lived my entire childhood in small towns whose main […]

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Whoever writes the story, writes the history. I am so proud of the diverse group of regular contributors that write for the Pleasanton Express. The Pleasanton Express Opinion pages offer experts and authorities an opportunity to inform, educate, motivate and persuade our readers on opinions and subjects that matter to them. Two new contributors are Atascosa County Sheriff David Soward […]


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