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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.

My husband’s name -Noel - is my name too.
My twin boys were born on my birthday.

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

News Editor

Some quirky things about me:

Fur babies are the only babies I need in my life. Proud aunt of nine nephews and nieces. Firm believer that the younger generation has the power to change the world. Vietnamese food is the way to my heart. Psalm 28:7, look it up.

Sam Fowler

Sports Editor

Some quirky things about me:

I've been bitten by a shark, yet that has never discouraged me from fishing in the Gulf of Mexico.

My biggest regret was pulling an allnighter to study during finals week at Angelo State.

Rhonda Chancellor

Business Manager

Some quirky things about me:
I started here in June 1999, so i’ve worked here a long time.
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

Classified Ad Manager/Ag Editor

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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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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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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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

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