Ms. Jimmie N. Burleson of San Antonio, passed away Sunday, July 3, 2016 at the age of 85. She was born in Moore, Texas to Joe M. and Mary Ethel (Hanks) Burleson. Jimmie is survived by Billy Crain, Glen Ray Crain, Marjorie Mishler, Mary Ruth Mason, Becky Maralik, Joy Burleson, Billy Van Baily, Rob Baily, many other great nieces and […]


Suzana M. Chapa of Pleasanton, passed away Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at the age of 77. She was born in Abilene to Lorenzo and Virginia (Moncibaiz) Morado. Suzana was loved by many for her wonderful smile and for being so friendly and loving. She loved spending time with her family and her grandchildren were her greatest joy. Suzana was a […]


Ronald G. Topping of Fowlerton passed away Friday, June 24, 2016 at the age of 61. He was born in Pasadena to John Dee and Laveeta B. (Martin) Topping. Ronald is survived by his wife Linda (Williams) Topping; mother, Laveeta Topping; sons, Darrin Ray McWhorter, Mark Monroe McWhorter and wife Julieanna and Edward Allen McWhorter; daughter, Sharon Kay McWhorter; brothers, […]


Jesusa Alcorta of Pleasanton passed away July 4, 2016 at the age of 74. Services will be at Southwest Funeral Home, 3946 South Zarzamora St. San Antonio from 9 a.m. 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 9. Following services there will be a luncheon at the VFW off of Pleasanton Road.

SCTICA to meet in Jourdanton

The South Central Texas Chapter of Independent Cattlemen’s Association will be meeting on July 28, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. in Jourdanton at the Community Center. Snogas will be serving a roast beef dinner to our members and guests. The speaker will be Dr. Whitney Whitworth who will speak on ‘Optimizing Reproduction through Nutrition and Herd Health. She works for Lyssy […]



21st Century Citizen Soldiers

On the Edge of Common Sense

The term “citizen soldier” applies to an army composed of ordinary citizens rather than professional soldiers, like Vietnam War enlistees and draftees that served their 2 years and were released to go back to their previous life. It also applies to the National Guard. There is another group of citizens that I think deserve a similar recognition. The many thousands […]

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