Surrounded by Family Jose Alfredo Lopez Sr. went to be with the Lord on February 27, 2015 at the age of 80 years old. He was born on March 3, 1934 in Sarita. He attended and graduated from Jourdanton High School. He is preceded in death by his mother Maria C. Lopez, his father Eduardo Lopez, his brothers Arturo Lopez, […]


Beloved husband, father, and teacher, John Coleman McCampbell, age 81 of Pleasanton, passed away peacefully in his home on Saturday, March 7, 2015 due to the complications of cancer. John was born in Corpus Christi on March 30, 1933, to Edwin Atlee McCampbell II and Mary Elizabeth Corey McCampbell. He graduated from Roy Miller High School in 1951 and went […]


Wanda Fay Gansky, age 79, died from complications of pneumonia on March 4, 2015. Fay is survived by her husband of 54 years, Joe Gansky; her daughter, Carla Gansky of Pasadena; her son, Gary Gansky and wife, Darla of Pasadena; her granddaughter, Heather Curry and husband, Alan, and great grandson, Wade of League City; and her grandson, Jonathan and fiancée […]


Jesus Caballero of Leming, passed away Thursday, March 5, 2015 at the age of 82. Jesus was born December 17, 1932 in Atascosa County to Leopoldo and Luisa G. Caballero. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Florinda G. Caballero of Leming; son, Mario Alberto Caballero of San Antonio; daughter, Dora Caballero Silva and husband Silvano of Victoria; […]


Forrest Erguss Marshall, age 98, a longtime resident of Jourdanton, passed away Saturday, March 7, 2015 in San Antonio. He is survived by two daughters, Winnie Bongalis and husband John of Universal City, and Rosalie Molina and husband Benny of Adkins; sons, Manford Marshall and wife Donna of Robstown, and Dwight Marshall of Refugio. Erguss is also survived by seven […]


Natalia R. Garza, age 64, of Pleasanton, passed away Saturday, March 7, 2015 in San Antonio. Natalia liked to listen to music, cook, loved to take care of her family. She was a woman with a loving caring heart who would always help someone in need. Natalia will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. She is […]

Land Stewardship: Providing water for Texans

“Saving the water and the soil must start where the first raindrop falls.”Lyndon B.Johnson,1947

Texas farmers and ranchers have a long history of voluntarily conserving the natural resources entrusted to them. Living off the land provides a great incentive to conserve and make the most of available resources. Today, Texas farmers and ranchers produce more food, fuel, and fiber than ever on a greatly reduced number of acres using no more water than was […]



2015 conservation poster and essay winners announced

CONSERVATION POSTER CONTEST WINNERS Each year the Atascosa County Soil and Water Conservation District sponsors a Conservation Poster Contest for students grades first through sixth. The subject of this year’s contest was “Dig Deeper: Mysteries in the Soil”. 31 posters were submitted by area schools. CONGRATULATIONS to the following students: FIRST GRADE: 1st – Mason Jones, Pleasanton Primary 2nd – […]