Noel Wilkerson Holmes

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I love this quote by an unknown author: “Volunteering is the ultimate exercise in democracy. You vote in elections once a year, but when you volunteer, you vote every day about the kind of community you want to live in”. There is so much happening in Atascosa County in November and December. Each week the Pleasanton Express is packed with […]

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Atascosa County followed suit with the rest of Texas and turned out for early voting in record numbers. The 2018 mid-term election total ballot casts (unofficial) were 12,282 with 7,704 early voters, 688 by mail and 4,489 on election day. For the 2016 Presidential election for the early voting was 8,336 and election day voting was 5,521 for a total […]

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I n Texas we do everything bigger and as a native Texan I like to think we do everything better. Be a Texas voter and let’s turn out bigger than all the other states. A record number of eligible Texas voters has been set – 15.5 million. But being able to vote and actually pulling the lever are not the […]

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Just the November 6 General Election facts. More than 1430 votes were counted in Atascosa County on the first day of early voting October 22. Nearly 1000 of those were walk-ins. There are 26,000 registered voters in Atascosa County, which has a population of 49,000. It has been noted that there has been a local surge of voters registered in […]

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Vote FOR Tier 2 in the Nov. 6 General Election and early voting Oct. 22- Nov. 2. The citizens of Atascosa County collaborated on a non-partisan petition drive this summer and won the right to have a vote on whether Atascosa County stays a Tier 1 or becomes a Tier 2 designation. The Tier 1 and Tier 2 designations were […]

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This is National Newspaper Week. The theme is “Journalism matters now more than ever.” This weekly column titled “Local matters” is written out of my love for community news. Telling the stories of the community is our job at the Pleasanton Express. We tell the good news, the sad news and when necessary the bad news. We may be a […]

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AT&T answered our call for a new tower. According to Pleasanton City Manager, the date has been estimated to be Dec. 15 for a new AT&T tower at Winship and Goodwin. Six small cells will be located from Hwy. 97 to downtown to also help improve AT&T service. Great news for Pleasanton AT&T customers. But, what does this mean for […]

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A date has been chosen for the Atascosa Town Hall SOS AT&T meeting. The meeting will be held Oct. 8, 2018, 6:30 p.m., at the Pleasanton Lion’s Club, 114 Wyoming Blvd. Atascosa County AT&T has heard our cry about unreliable cell and internet service. AT&T contacted AT&T customer and Texas Senator Elect Pete Flores before his election and Flores has […]

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Tonight, Pete Flores, Republican, and a Pleasanton resident won the Texas Senate District 19 seat where he will represent 17 counties including Atascosa County. Out of the 26,469 registered voters in Atascosa County only 3,054 people voted. Were you one of the voters who helped Pete Flores make history by becoming the first Texas senator from Atascosa county? If you […]

Why the New York Times was wrong



The New York Times recently choose to run an anonymous Opinion piece from a Senior Advisor in the White House that took many shots at President Donald Trump. I do not know why the opinion side of The New York Times decided to run the anonymous piece instead of turning it over to the reporting side to be investigated and […]


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