Samuel (Sammy) Stafford, age 69, of Poteet, passed away at his residence, Tuesday, February 17, 2015. He is survived by his wife, Carol Stafford; and daughters, Holly Jo Bailey and husband Billy of Jourdanton and Sherry Dawn Roberts and husband Chip of New Braunfels. Sam is also survived by his grandchildren, Amber Dawn, Ryan Stafford, and Lane William Bailey, Samantha […]


Reynaldo Mendoza, passed away February 17, 2015 in Charlotte, Texas. He was born October 10, 1968 to Maria A. Deleon and later adopted by his grandparents Jose and Juanita (Aranda) Mendoza, Sr. Reynaldo loved spending time with his family, especially his nieces and nephews. He was a huge Cowboys and Spurs fan. Reynaldo is survived by his mother Maria A. […]


Albert Wayne Welch, 70 years of age, of Charlotte, passed away Friday, February 20 at his home. Wayne was born May 16, 1944 in San Antonio, Texas to the late Richard Henderson Welch and the late Theo Essie Lea Bearden Birch. He is also preceded in death by his brothers, Richard “Dickie” Welch, and Terry Welch; his sister, Nancy Davidson. […]


Vaughn Asher Yeager of Floresville, Wilson County, Texas entered into rest on February 21, 2015 at 3:15 P.M. at his residence, at the age of 89 years, 7 months, 22 days. Vaughn was born to Ory Earl and Georgia Perle Houck Yeager on June 30, 1925 in Wilson County. Vaughn attended Floresville schools where he met his future wife. He […]


Dorothy Ann Cooper Smith, age 86, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, February 22, 2015. Born on June 14, 1928 in Oklahoma City, Dorothy pursued life with vigor. Working as a dietician following graduation from Texas Women’s University, she met the love of her life, Walter Smith. Walter and Dorothy were married on September 7, 1954 and raised their children […]

Vilsack announces $30 Million to fight Citrus Disease

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced $30 million in funding today for 22 projects to help citrus producers combat Huanglongbing (HLB), also known as citrus greening, a devastating citrus disease that threatens U.S. citrus production. The money will fund promising projects that could offer near-term solutions as well as research funding that may develop long-terms solutions. The promising near-term tools and […]

Private water well screening in Jourdanton and Pearsall

Jourdanton and Pearsall — The Texas Well Owner Network is hosting a water well screening from 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., March 9, at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service offices for Atascosa County at 1003 Oak Street in Jourdanton, and Frio County at 400 S Pecan St in Pearsall to give area residents the opportunity to have their well […]

Texas Big Game Awards College Scholarship Applications available

Applications are now available for the 15th Annual Texas Big Game Awards (TBGA) Wildlife Conservation College Scholarship Program, sponsored by Carter’s Country Outdoor Stores and the Wildlife Heritage Foundation of Texas. $15,000 will be awarded in college scholarships for the 2015-2016 school year. All applicants for the TBGA scholarship program must be agriculture and/or natural resourcerelated majors. A $1,500 scholarship […]

Fatal shooting at oil field yard

According to Atascosa County Sheriff David Soward, a fatal shooting occurred today, February 26 around 10:30 a.m. One man, whose name has not been released, was allegedly shot and killed by an employee/business partner of an oil field company, located at the yard of OGPM, LLC near FM1784 near IH 37 in northern Atascosa County. According to a spokesperson of […]

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