Arbor Day Foundation offers booklet for donation

The Arbor Day Foundation is offering a handy tree-care booklet designed to help people plant and care for trees. Anyone can receive Conservation Trees, a userfriendly booklet featuring illustrations, colorful photos, and easily understood descriptions, by making a $3 donation to the Foundation this month. “Conservation Trees is an ideal resource for tree planters,” said Matt Harris, chief executive of […]


Lupe T. Lopez of Poteet passed away Monday, April 27, 2015 at the age of 92, with her family by her side. She was born July 17, 1922 in Atascosa County to Angel and Maria (Torres) Gomez. Lupe loved being with her family, cooking and visit- ing family in Corpus Christi and the Valley. She was a devout Catholic and […]


Bobbie Delaine Smelley of Jourdanton, went home to our Heavenly Father on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at the age of 79. She was born September 7, 1935 in Tivoli, Texas to Hershel and Susan (Scott) Marshall. Bobbie is survived by her daughters, Waynette Smelley of Pleasanton, Jeannette Kindrick and husband Richard of Cibolo, and Annette McLaurin and husband Matt of […]


Rosalie Hooge Allsup, age 89, passed away peacefully on Friday, April 24, 2015. She was born on February 16, 1926, in Poteet, Texas to Alphonse Hooge and Anna Caroline Ripps Hooge. She was one of seven children and grew up in Poteet, Texas where she worked as a bookkeeper in her family’s grocery store. On June 5, 1949, she married […]


Gus Novosad, age 87, of Jourdanton, passed away Saturday, April 25, 2015 in San Antonio. He served in the U. S. Navy, and on the Jourdanton City Council. Gus also worked in the oil and gas industry for more than forty years. He is survived by his daughter, Pat Pinchback and husband Tom; and numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and […]


George D. Thomas went to be with The Lord on April 26. He was born February 26,1926 in Poteet. The youngest of seven children, he was preceded in death by his parents George Deets Thomas and Nora Thomas, his son, Richard W Thomas, brothers Robert Thomas and Preston Thomas; sisters, RuBelle Mayes, Freda Mayes, Altha Sample and Ollie Gill. He […]


Commencement schedule announced CBC mathematics professor to deliver commencement address

On Friday, May 8, 2015 Coastal Bend College (CBC) will host two spring commencement ceremonies at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Both ceremonies will take place at the CBC Beeville Campus inside of the Peter S. Marecek Physical Fitness Center (gymnasium) located at 3800 Charco Road. The morning commencement at 10 a.m. will include graduates in the following programs: Airframe […]


Cowboy Fellowship Celebrates 12 years

The 12th Anniversary Celebration of Cowboy Fellowship of Atascosa County will be this weekend. The fun-filled weekend of FREE activities will kick off on Friday, May 1st with a night filled with activities for kids. There will be mutton bustin’, junior steer riding and a calf scramble. There is a $10 entry fee for mutton bustin’ and a $20 entry […]

USDA reminds farmers to certify Conservation Compliance by June 1

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reminds farmers that the 2014 Farm Bill requires producers to file a Highly Erodible Land Conservation and Wetland Conservation Certification form (AD-1026) with their local USDA service center by June 1, 2015, in order to become or remain eligible for crop insurance premium support. Most farmers already have a certification form on file since […]