Noel Wilkerson Holmes

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I n 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation which designated May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which that date falls as Police Week. Currently, tens of thousands of law enforcement officers from around the world have converged on Washington, DC to participate in a number of planned events which honor those that have […]

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Best-selling author Brene Brown said the following lesson she learned from her mother was one of the greatest of her life: “My mom taught us to never look away from people’s pain. The lesson was simple. Don’t look away. Don’t look down. Don’t pretend not to see hurt. Look people in the eye. Even when their pain is overwhelming. And […]

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NOEL WILKERSON HOLMES is with her family and her mother who is on hospice as we go to press tonight. She wanted to share this column on influential women written by Mary Henkel Judson, Editor and Co-Publisher of the Port Aransas South Jetty, in place of her column. This column ran in the March 7, 2018 issue of the South […]

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What a joy it is to celebrate community news with some of the best and brightest of South Texas journalists, editors, reporters, publishers and advertising executives. The Pleasanton Express team and their significant others attended the 93rd Annual STPA (South Texas Press Association) Convention in LaGrange this past weekend. We brought home ten awards including two first places for Display […]

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The 72nd Poteet Strawberry Festival broke so many records the past weekend. It really proved to be the sweetest festival in Texas in so many ways. The Pleasanton Express tells many of the stories in this week’s issue through articles and photos. We will continue with a wrapup next week which includes final official attendance count which despite rain was […]

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I am so excited about attending the 72nd Poteet Strawberry Festival held April 5-7 for so many reasons but I will list three here. The number one reason is that my husband, Noel (yes, same name) will be coming in Friday to spend all three days with me culminating into see one of our favorite bands on Sunday at 6:00 […]

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The Poteet Strawberry Festival is known most of all for its delicious strawberries, but for the past 25 years, it has gained quite a reputation for raising scholarship funds for local graduates. The Poteet Strawberry Festival gives out 10 fouryear scholarships per year. From 1990 to date the Poteet Strawberry Festival has paid over $716,000 to Poteet students. Many other […]

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There is so much happening in Atascosa County during the remainder of March and April. Here are just a few to put on your calendar. ACT Theatre in Pleasanton will present the comedy “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” by Christopher Durang, March 22- 24 and March 29-31 with showtimes at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2 […]

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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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