Robert G. Davila Jr.

Robert G. Davila, Jr., age 28, passed on Thursday, April 25, 2013. Robert is survived by his daughter, Precious Davila; mother, JoAnn Ortiz; stepfather, Edward B. Ortiz; sisters, Karissa Ortiz and Roxanne Crowley; brother-in-law, Patrick Crowley; maternal grandmother, Hortencia Garza; paternal grandmother, Elisa Garcia; and nieces, Morgan and McKenna Crowley. Visitation began Monday, April 29, 2013 at 4 p.m. at […]

Narciss a Ballesteros

Narcissa (Guzman) Ballesteros, age 95, of San Antonio, passed away Sunday, April 28, 2013 in San Antonio. Mrs. Ballesteros was a loving, caring mother who loved helping others. She is survived by her sons, Pedro Ballesteros, Jr. of Devine, Emeterio Ballesteros of Devine, daughters, Petra Ballesteros of Seguin, Manuela Torres of Amarillo, Juanita Rendon of Baytown, Bobby Jo Hernandez of […]

Helen Montez

Helen Petra Montez was born on April 27, 1930 in Pleasanton and passed away in San Antonio on April 28, 2013 at the age of 83 years and one day. She was preceded in death by her parents Jose Maria and Maria De Jesus Montez; brother Joe J. Montez; infant sister Julanita Montez and nephew Eluid Montez. She is survived […]

Two receive Built Ford Tough scholarships

Jennifer Alvord, a 2013 graduate of Jourdanton High School and Taylor Shearrer, a 2013 graduate of Pleasanton High School, have each been awarded a $1,000 scholarship by Kinsel Ford Pleasanton and Ford Motor Company. Alvord’s parents are Dennis Alvord and Amy Alvord of Jourdanton. She plans to study Agricultural Communications at Texas State University-San Marcos. Shearrer’s parents are Scott Shearrer […]

Interstate livestock tagging affects local ranchers

Atascosa County farmers and ranchers who plan on selling cattle outside of the state now have additional standards to meet. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) animal disease traceability final rule took effect March 11, and local livestock owners are required to comply, according to Pete Pawelek, president of Atascosa County Farm Bureau. However, the rule only affects cattle raisers […]

State water funding important local residents

State water funding has been a priority issue in Austin during the 83rd session of the Texas Legislature, and members of the Texas House and Texas Senate are drafting legislation to allocate money to future water projects across the state. “Atascosa County farmers and ranchers rely on adequate water supply to ensure they can continue producing food for the region […]


The Merry Month of May

Welcome the “Sunny, Merry month of May”, or say the words of the song from the movie “Camelot”, if there are a few of you who are old enough to remember that wonderful movie might recall. Anyway, I just hope it is as lovely as it has been for the last few days. We even got some rain!! Not nearly […]


Guadalupe Bryan, age 52 of Pleasanton, TX passed away Saturday, April 27, 2013 in San Antonio. Guadalupe was born June 26, 1960. He is survived by his mother, Gloria Remy of Pleasanton; sons, Joel Bryan, Eric Cruz and Jamel Bryan, all of Poteet; sister, Isabelle Bryan of Pleasanton; brothers, Martin Bryan of San Antonio, Salvador Bryan, Albino Bryan and Albert […]


Daylon E. Shearrer, 81, of Pleasanton, Texas passed away peacefully on Friday, April 26, 2013 at Medical City Hospital in Dallas, Texas. Born in Poteet, Texas to John Raymond and Nina Louise Shearrer, he lived most of his life in Pleasanton. Mr. Shearrer was born September 1, 1931. Daylon was a loving and generous man who enjoyed helping his family […]

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