September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. According to, during the month of September: •25,000 families around the world will get the horrible news that their child or teen has cancer. •6,667 families will experience the loss of a child. One family dedicated to bringing awareness to the issue is the Galloway family of Pleasanton. In February of 2015, Crystal […]


Martha Louise (Haak) Hemphill took the hand of Jesus, and went to her heavenly home on September 5, 2016. She will be remembered as a strong woman, loving daughter, wife, mother and grandmother. She was born on August 18, 1926 in Oakville, Texas to Henry and Ida Viola (Humphries) Haak. She grew up roller skating in the old school house […]


Harry Henry Zboril, 73, of Taiton, Tx. passed away on September 8, 2016. He was born on February 20, 1943 in El Campo, Tx. to the late Henry and Pauline Dornak Zboril. Harry was a farmer and rancher and owner of Bar Z Ranch. He graduated from Carescent High School, was a life Member of Texas Trophy Hunters, Wharton Youth […]


Angie Lee (Scales) Wentz died on September 4, 2016, at age 68 after a brief battle with leukemia.  Born on December 25, 1947, Angie was preceded in death by parents Henry and Ermalene Scales and brother Henry Scales, Jr.  Angie is survived by her husband of 42 years, Chuck, children Dustin, Brian, Carl, and Amy, sister Sandy, brother Dennis, four […]


Barbara A. Tyler of Live Oak, passed away Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at the age of 81.  She was born in Jourdanton to Joe Henry and Camilla (Daggs) Reinhart on July 2, 1935.  Barbara loved nature, and was known for her love of sticks and twigs.  She enjoyed crafting, arranging flowers, camping and being with her family.  She will be […]


Richard T. Garcia, age 47, passed away unexpectedly on September 3, 2016 in San Antonio.  He was born September 15, 1968.  He is survived by his three children Sophia, Melody and David Garcia and their mother Elsa Tijerina.  He is also survived by his mother Isabel Garcia; his sisters Rosa and Mary Lou Garcia and his nephew Billy Joe Garza. […]

FLASHBACK: Eagle-Indian Battle Looms as Toss-up

10 Years ago- Much needed early morning showers threatened the Atascosa County Sesquicentennial parade, but the clouds held their moisture and provided an overcast sky for an enjoyable and comfortable morning.  The 115 parade entries became a part of history as they made their way into Jourdanton and around the Courthouse and ending at the Jourdanton City Park.  A ceremony […]

HOT topic – Attend local meetings to keep informed

Our online survey this week asked the question “Do you attend the monthly city council or school board meetings in your city?”  The choices were:  •No, I don’t know when/where they’re held. •Yes, I like to know what goes on in my city and schools. •No, I don’t vote. •Yes, I attend meetings but I don’t really understand what happens. […]

Atascosa County 4-H holds annual Banquet

On August 5, 2016 the Atascosa 4-H held their annual Awards Banquet.  This banquet honors those 4-H members that have participated in County, District 12 and State events as well as those who have submitted Recordbooks.  This years honored guests included  Commissioner Lonnie Gillespie, his wife who is also the President of the Atascosa County Extension Education Association, Inc., Debbie […]

Poteet City Council gets heated over volunteers at police department

A heated discussion was brought about during the Tuesday, September 6 Poteet City Council meeting on family members who volunteer their time in the office of the city, police department and public library. City council member, Denise Sanchez, began the discussion by expressing she doesn’t want family or people volunteering in any department anymore.  “I’ve talked to three of the […]