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Noel Wilkerson Holmes

Publisher/Managing Editor

Some quirky things about me:
I go to sleep at night dreaming of caffeine in the morning.
Free press. Free World.
If nobody knows the trouble you’ve seen, you don’t live in a small town

Began my time at the Pleasanton Express in 1975, and returned in 2011

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Lisa Luna

Living Editor

Some quirky things about me:
I can play the piano extremely fast.
I am literally tongue-tied.
I am a die-hard Depeche Mode and Morrissey fan.
I have interviewed two Holocaust survivors- two of the sweetest ladies you could ever meet.
I do not have a middle name, nor do my three siblings.

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Rebecca Pesqueda

Reporter and Social Media

Some quirky things about me:

I am obsessed with giraffes and all things Disney.
Considered a millennial, but an old soul at heart.
I fully believe in supporting and recognizing all veterans and the younger generation.
Mexican by heritage, but I’d choose Vietnamese food any day, especially Pho.

Tom Firme

Sports Editor

Some quirky things about me:

During my senior year at Valparaiso University, I did a 12-hour radio marathon.
Speaking of which, I've run nine marathons.
I'm a big Tegan and Sara fan. I once drove six-and-a-half hours to see them in concert.
Texas is the fifth state I've lived in since graduating from VU.

Leon Zabava

Oil & Gas Editor

Some quirky things about me:
I’ve never lost my interest in gardening. I enjoy planting tomato plants in containers. That includes heirloom varieties. I’ve planted as many as six varieties at a time.
Yard work is always fine. I like landscaping with shrubs and flowers.
In the morning, I always turn the radio off when in the car on the way to work – also often on road trips. Then, I say ten prayers I know.

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Robbie Denson

Humor Columnist

Some quirky things about me:

I don’t really like ice. I prefer most of my drinks to be room temperature.
I have way too much knowledge of serial killers.
I dip my fries in mayo.

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Rhonda Chancellor

Business Manager

Some quirky things about me:
I started here in June 1999, so i’ve worked here just over 18 years.
Married with 2 children.
My husband & I met in the campgrounds at the Texas Renaissance Festival.
I stink at sarcasm.

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Loni Just

Classiified Ad Manager

Some quirky things about me:

I’ve been married to my high school sweetheart since 2000, we’ve been together since 1998.
We have 2 teenage boys.
I love all animals and wish I could rescue all of them!
I love to have a good time with family and friends.
I’m quiet and reserved until you get to know me.

Aaron Davidson

Graphic Design

Some quirky things about me:
I am a 49ers fan for life.
I enjoy Fantasy Football.
Mexican food is my favorite.
I enjoy cooking and bbq’ing.
I enjoy spending time with family and friends on the holidays.

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Hope Garza

Office Manager

Some quirky things about me:
Bleeds Eagle Green
Express Momma
The San Antonio Spurs and Dallas Cowboys have never had a bigger fan
BIG burger & enchilada maker
DIY & HGTV fanatic

Jessie Puckett
Mackenzie Pilgrim

Intern - Pleasanton High School

Some quirky things about me:
Instead of sugar, I put salt in my lemonade
I own a 1973 box set of the Lord of the Rings/the Hobbit and it was the fist book series I ever read
I use to think the gingerbread man was real

Gabi Ruiz

Intern - Charlotte High School

Some quirky things about me:

I have an obsession with jackets
I love Disney movies
I know all the lyrics to the High School Musical songs
I’m a fan of Star Wars
I don’t like milk (only in my cereal)
I eat ketchup with basically everything
Aidan Denson

Intern - Poteet High School

Some quirky things about me:

I read more books than I can count
Terrible at fixing cars
I believe 80’s music is the supreme form of noise
I have an unseen dislike for authors who never finish writing their series
Can only sing off key, yet can play many instruments