Diana Hearn

Diana Jean Kubish Hearn, “Jeanie” was born on September 13, 1949 in Atascosa County to Othmer and Beatrice Kubish and went to be with the Lord on Saturday, February 4, 2012. She worked at the Atascosa County Livestock Exchange for over 30 years. She was the first female Brand Inspector for the Southwest Texas Cattle Raiser’s Association. She is preceded […]

Serapia Aguero

Serapia P. Aguero, age 62, passed away Sunday, January 29, 2012. She is survived by her sons, Miguel Lopez, III (Delia Rodriguez) and Ildefonso Garcia (Celine Ramos); daughters, Lorena Lopez (Jorge Rodriguez) and Maria Celia Marroquin (Alberto); brothers, Domingo Aguero and Genaro Aguero (Janie); sisters, Maria Acevedo and Justina Morales (Juan); 5 grandchildren; also numerous nephews, nieces and other relatives. […]

Mary Alice Chandler

Mary Alice Chandler, age 79, of Pleasanton, passed away on Friday, February 3rd, 2012. She was born February 23, 1932. She is survived by her daughters, Debra Pierce and husband Larry of Pleasanton, Shelly Bauer and husband David of Blackhill and Bonnie Little and husband Calvin of Huffman; her sisters Jimmie Bohn, Dorothy Burch, Connie Swiningston and Patsy Pike; her […]

Manuel Sorola

Manuel F. Sorola, age 69, of Leming, passed on Friday, February 3, 2012. Mr. Sorola was born October 6, 1942 in Leming. He is survived by his wife, Selia (Valdez) Sorola; his daughter, Esther Griego and husband Armando and his sons, Vincent Sorola and Jerry Sorola, Sr. all of Leming. He is also survived by his sister, Anita Robles and […]


Julius Norment

Julius “Bubba” Norment, of Poteet, passed away February 6, 2012 at the age of 56. Mr. Norment was born December 28, 1955. Memorial services will be held at a later date. For more information visit hurleyfuneralhome.com or call 830-569- 2535.

Texas FSA offices fall to federal budget cuts

(Jourdanton) – With the start of a new year, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced plans to close 259 U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) offices, including 15 Texas Farm Service Agency (FSA) offices in Texas, in 2012. USDA is one of several government agencies that is consolidating its operations in order to save money and improve efficiency. “These Texas FSA […]

Atascosa AG News

South Texas Judges and Commissioners meet in Kingsville

Recent rains are beginning to have an impact on winter pastures. The month of January has been very generous as far as rainfall goes. The yearly average is 1.53 inches of rain. Several areas of the county are above the norm. This includes over three inches near Lytle and Somerset, Poteet close to two inches, Charlotte at 2 ½ inches […]

Checkoff referendum passes, directors elected

The referendum held by the Texas Corn Producers Board in January to increase the statewide assessment amounts of corn and silage passed by more than the required two-thirds vote. Additionally, in the tenth statewide election since TCPB became a statewide entity in 1990, five board members were elected or re-elected in the organization’s biennial elections held in conjunction with the […]

Disaster assistance available for small businesses

Small, nonfarm businesses in 131 Texas Counties and neighboring counties in New Mexico and Oklahoma are now eligible to apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). “These loans offset economic losses because of reduced revenues caused by drought, excessive heat, high winds and wildfires that occurred in 40 primary Texas counties beginning January 1, 2011,” […]

Brush Country Rattler News

There will be a Board Election Meeting to vote in the new board for the Brush Country Rattlers Youth Football Organization. The meeting will be held Sunday, Feb 12th at 4:00 p.m. at the Hat Creek Operating Co. at 2408 Zanderson Avenue in Jourdanton. Contact: Christi @ 512-618-1184 for more information.  

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