One step closer to end of death tax

After years of being penalized for the loss of a loved one, Texas farmers and ranchers are finally one step closer to killing the “death tax” once and for all. “We’re thankful the U.S. House has passed the Death Tax Repeal Act of 2015,” Pete Pawelek, Atascosa County Farm Bureau president said. “It adds insult to injury when landowners have […]



Productive seasons


It looks like-to me, at least-this Summer and Fall will be the most productive seasons we have had in ages because of the dreadful drought we have been suffering through for the past few years. I’m not sure you ever really catch up when you have had as long a period of no rain like we have been through, so […]

Atascosa County Steer Validation

Atascosa County 4-H and FFA members that are showing halter market steers should plan to validate their steers on June 17th from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and on June 20, from 8 – 10 a.m. at the Atascosa County Showbarn. The exhibitor and a parent should be present at the time of validation. If you have any questions please […]


Paulino (Paul) Castillo Sr., born January 1, 1931, age 84, of Pleasanton passed away at this residence with his family by his side on Thursday, June 11, 2015. He is survived by his daughters Terry Reyna and husband David of Pleasanton and Debbie Duenes and husband Jerry of San Antonio; his sons Paul Castillo Jr. and wife Anna of Pleasanton, […]


Gregorio L. Martinez, 67, passed away Saturday, June 13, 2015, in Pleasanton. He was born May 25, 1948 in Colorado City, Texas to Seferino and Senona (Luebano) Martinez. Gregorio enjoyed watching football and working in the cotton gins during picking season. He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. Gregorio is survived by two sons Greg Martinez and […]


Randy Wayne Pullin, 51, of Cotulla, formerly of Jourdanton, passed away peacefully June 6, 2015 in Dilley. He was born February 6, 1964 in Kenedy to the late Albert Smith (Smitty) Pullin Jr. and Alma Remmers Pullin. Randy was preceded in death by his father Smitty Pullin and both sets of grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Smith Pullin, Sr. and […]


Warren Willis Healer, 82 of Somerset, passed away Thursday, June 11, 2015 in San Antonio of a sudden illness. Warren was born March 9, 1933, to Albert and Verna Healer. Warren was a lifelong proud resident of Somerset. Warren’s entire professional career was spent in his home town of Somerset TX (78069) where he served as Postmaster, and was Co- […]

We’re Back!

BCYRA Special Correspondent

Well, Brush Country Youth Rodeo Association is off and running again. Friday, June 12th, marked the opening of the 2015 season. This year brought many new faces and one we haven’t seen in a while. That being said, I’d like to welcome back Taryn Walker. You have been missed and we are glad to have you back. Each year I […]