Celebrating FFA Week


The winners of the Ag Science Day essay contest were announced recently. Each winner received a small prize from Atascosa 4-H and $50 from Atascosa County Farm Bureau for their class. The winners were all from the 4th grade and had entered an essay about agriculture in their lives. From Charlotte the winner was Madison Latimer, from Jourdanton, Kaymber Lane […]



Our beloved mother, Isabel Ploch Ventrcek, age 95, went to be the Lord Tuesday, February 16, 2016. She was born in San Antonio June 14, 1920 to Louis Ploch and Millie (Deptawa) Ploch Sutton. Isabel worked at Mercy Hospital in Jourdanton for over twenty-five years. She loved to cook, and was known for her kolaches, cinnamon rolls, and pig in […]


Reulo Cruz Jr., was born September 24, 1945 in Poteet and went to be with the Lord on February 8, 2016 in San Antonio at the age of 70. Jr., who worked hard all of his life, was a devoted, caring and generous person. His family was very important to him and it was apparent by the love he had […]


Guadalupe “Walo” Orta, lifetime resident of Poteet, Texas, went to be with the Lord on February 16, 2016 at the age of 83. Guadalupe graduated from Poteet High School and proudly served his country in the U.S. Army from 1953 to 1955. He is preceded in death by his parents, Agustin and Petra Orta; sister, Catalina Villanueva, and brothers: Rodolfo, […]


Breaker, breaker 1-9, David Edwin Williams was 10-7 (out of commission) on February 17, 2016, when the ultimate dispatcher (Jesus) called a 10-19 (return to home base). Dave has completed his 10-24 (last assignment) and achieved a 10-99 (mission complete and all units secured). Upon arrival to his 10-100 (rest area) Dave will be reunited with his team driver Annette […]


James Stone Bowles, 70 of Jourdanton passed away Tuesday, February 16, 2016. He was born August 27, 1945 in San Antonio to Ardis and Mary Mahuala (Stone) Bowles. James is survived by his loving wife, Marilyn Bowles of Jourdanton; sons, Marty Bowles of Killeen and Kevin and Tiffany Bowles of Seguin; daughters, Amy and Kody Fossell of Seguin and Jennifer […]


Herman Lee “Hank” Temple of Pleasanton passed away Thursday, February 18, 2016 at the age of 79. He was born December 27, 1936 in Wilson, Oklahoma to Ralph Lee and Maudie Christine (Ashley) Temple. Herman is survived by his loving wife, Pat S. (Tucker) Temple of Pleasanton; son, John Temple of Pleasanton; daughters, Chris Bello and Carrie Barnes and husband […]


Maria Josefa Ybarra, 80 of Poteet passed away, surrounded by family on February 16, 2016 in San Antonio, Texas. Ms. Ybarra was born in Poteet in the home that she resided in for 80 years. Ms. Ybarra was the last of the sisters that lived together in her home. Every celebration and every somber event was celebrated in her home. Every […]

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