Joseph Eugene LaRue Jr. of Jourdanton, passed away on Monday, June 23, 2014 in San Antonio. Visitation will be at Hurley Fuenral Home from 5 – 7 p.m. Sunday, June 29. A funeral service will be held on Monday, June 30at 10 a.m. at Hurley Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.


County lookin’ good

Our world out here in Verdi surely looks green, doesn’t it!!! The weather all over the country has been so wild lately, it’s frightening, I think. Hope you have all had a good look at our paper and discovered all the things for us to do. This past week had another list about various Vacation Bible Schools being held around […]


USDA announces funding for turning biomass material into energy

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced recently that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) began accepting applications June 16 from energy facilities interested in receiving forest or agricultural residues to generate clean energy. The support comes through the Biomass Crop Assistance Program (BCAP), which was authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill. BCAP provides financial assistance to farmers and ranchers who establish […]

EPA extends comment period on Clean Water Rule

Atascosa County farmers and ranchers should make their voices heard on new and highly burdensome clean water rules, according to Atascosa County Farm Bureau President Pete Pawelek. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has extended the time available to comment on their “Waters of the U.S.” proposal until Oct. 20, and until July 7 to comment on the accompanying interpretive rule. […]

Despite recent rains, water conservation still matters

Although recent rains quenched the Lone Star State’s thirst for precipitation, Texas families still need to be vigilant about water conservation. “We’re always thankful for additional rainfall, but it’s still important that we all do our part to conserve and preserve the resources we have,” Pete Pawelek, Atascosa County Farm Bureau president, said. “It may not seem like it everywhere, […]

Time is ripe to repeal estate tax

It looks like the time is ripe to begin repeal of the estate tax, said Pete Pawelek Atascosa County Farm Bureau President. “More than half of the House of Representatives are cosponsoring Rep. Kevin Brady’s (R-Texas) Death Tax Repeal Act, HR 2429, which would repeal estate taxes and maintain stepped-up basis,” Pawelek said. He said the estate tax burden falls […]

Suspect Arrested in Wadkins Murder

Sheriff's office calls for help in locating second suspect

Suspect arrested in Wadkins murder, another sought Atascosa County Sheriff David Soward has announced at 12 Noon today, June 25, 2014, that one arrest has been made in the murder of Lindsey Wadkins, 29, of Jourdanton that occurred last Wednesday evening. Wadkins was found on the side of Taylor Road, 1 mile north of Jourdanton before 11:00 p.m. by a […]

$2000 reward offered for assistance in Wadkins Murder

John Bryan Finch of Charlotte sought

At this hour, the Atascosa County Sheriff’s Office is asking for assistance in locating the second suspect in the case, who investigators have identified as the alleged shooter. John Bryan Finch, 29, of Charlotte is wanted for Murder in connection with the Wednesday, June 18 death of Wadkins. Finch is believed to be on the run at this hour. Sheriff […]

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