Eagles vs Indians, again

This Friday is the big Pleasanton vs. Jourdanton matchup. As you have read (and will read) in our sports pages’ articles, these two teams haven’t played football against each other since 1961. Our football preview special section even featured the two athletic directors, JISD’s Darrell Andrus and PISD’s Tab Dumont on it’s Braggin’ Rights cover. The adjoining cities’ chiefs of […]

Youth on a mission

On Sunday, Aug. 28, a group of approximately 20 local youth met, as part of a non-denominational Youth Mission Group which is currently forming. They met at St. John Lutheran Church in Jourdanton, for an evening of games, food and most of all, to further plan all aspects of the group. The group is the brainchild of Michele Higginbotham and […]

Ed McClure Voice of the Jourdanton Indians

“I remember that during the summer the men of the community would not ask what kind of team we might have or can we win district, they just wanted to know if we can beat Pleasanton this year,” said Ed McClure. The last time Jourdanton won against Pleasanton was on Friday, September 16, 1955, in Jourdanton. JHS won13-6. That was […]


Edith Joy Foster of Verdi, passed away Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at the age of 96.   She was born in Verdi on April 7, 1920 to Marion Frank and Lottie Davis (Fuller) Royal.   Joy worked at the Pleasanton Independent School District for 20 years in the Special Education Department.  Her hobbies included  crafting, reading, collecting recipes, baking, needlework […]

Barbara Knight

Barbara Ullrich Knight passed away Sunday, August 28, 2016.  Her servant’s heart and quick smile will be missed by many.  She was born in New Braunfels on October 12, 1936 and grew up on the family farm in Zuehl.   On June 23, 1956 she married Archie Knight and moved to Oak Island.  Barbara was active in the Grange, Home […]

Levona Morris

Levona Raye (Wagoner) Morris passed away unexpectedly on August 18, 2016, at the age of 52 at Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital in San Antonio after being transferred to a skilled nursing facility for rehabilitation.   Levona was born in Magnolia, Arkansas on January 18, 1964 to Billie Raye Wagoner and Lillian Oleta (Jones) Wagoner. Bill was a machinist and […]


 Marc Jensen of Jourdanton passed away Friday, September 2, 2016 at the age of 42.  Services will be held at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Jourdanton on Friday, September 9, 2016.  Viewing is at 9 a.m. and funeral services will be at 10 a.m. 

R.B. Watson

Interment services for R.B. Watson will be held on Saturday, September 17, 2016 at 10 a.m., at Tumlinson Cemetery in Leming, weather permitting.  Mr. Watson age 87, formerly of Leming, passed away quietly at home on August 1, 2016 of natural causes.   He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Betty, four children, 10 grandchildren, five great grandchildren, and […]

Ida Smalling

Ida Pauline Smalling left to be with her heavenly father and husband on August 29, 2016. She was born in Taylor, Texas on November 17, 1924 to Talbard and Josephine Sparkman, living in Waxahachie, Texas until they moved to San Antonio when she was young.  Pauline lived on Southcross with her mother and brothers Royal and William Sparkman, and graduated […]

Bill Blair

Billie “Bill” Lee Blair, “Ol Bill”, was called home to be with the Lord on August 31,2016.  Bill will be remembered by all for his social nature. Bill never met a stranger and conversation was his best attribute. No matter where he went, conversation was soon to follow.  Bill’s memories will be kept by his family and friends for his […]