Mildred Gomez

Mildred Elizabeth Slater Gomez was born January 6,1931 to Travis and Edna Slater in San Antonio and went to be with Christ on October 14, 2016.   She is survived by her children and grandchildren: daughter Rebecca Gomez of Durham, North Carolina , daughter Judy Gomez of Missoula, Montana, son Paul Gomez and granddaughters Elizabeth Faith Gomez and Leah Michele […]

Douglas Ray

Douglas Travis Ray, age 42, of New Braunfels, Texas, passed away October 7, 2016 accidentally while snorkeling on vacation in Belize, one of his favorite vacation spots.   Travis is survived by his parents, John and Jackie Ray of Charlotte; his younger brother, Josh Ray and wife Haley, and their daughter Paige of New Braunfels.  He also leaves behind a […]

Budge Polasek

Budge “Butch” Frank Polasek of Jourdanton passed away Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at the age of 82.  He was born in Floresville on January 20, 1934 to Alvin and Bessie (Mlynek) Polasek.   Butch is survived by his brothers, Alvin L. Polasek and wife Angie of Von Ormy and Johnny Polasek and wife Sue of Georgetown and sisters, Joan Polasek […]

Gladys Neal

Gladys Neal of Jourdanton, passed away Saturday, October 8, 2016 at the age of 99.  She was born in San Patricio County on November 22, 1916 to Julius and Maude Ruth (Nelson) Hayes.   Gladys is survived by her brothers, John W. Hayes of Poteet and Arthur Hayes of Tilden and numerous nieces and nephews.   She is preceded in […]

Bobby Arguijo

Bobby Arguijo, 60, of San Antonio, Texas passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his family on October 16, 2016. Bobby is survived by his wife Yolanda of 41 years, daughters Melissa (Marco) Hernandez, Bobbie (Joel) Egnew, son Robert Arguijo, son Richard Arguijo, son Matthew Arguijo, grandchildren Brianna, Sophia, Maya and Zaylee, parents Olivia and Ruben Talamantez, brother Roy […]

Clinton Alsobrook

Clinton Randall Alsobrook (Randy) age 35 went home to be with our Lord at 10:20 p.m. Friday, October 14, 2016. Randy was born April 21, 1981 in Austin. He was survived by his wife, Samantha Alsobrook; his four children, Isaiah, Corbin, Valerie, and Trystin who he adored and spoiled; grandparents, Martha and Tony Burkhart, Gerald and Marylou Gillespie; mother, Tammy […]

Walter Lowak

Walter Frank Lowak, lifetime resident of Floresville, passed away peacefully at his residence on Monday, September 26, 2016, at the age of 71 years, 10 months, 18 days. Walter was born November 8, 1944, in Floresville, the son of Frank Vincent Lowak and Albina D. Svoboda Lowak.  Walter attended Poth High School and proudly served in the United States Army […]

It feels weird without Cowboy Homecoming being this week

I’ll admit, it is weird not planning for Cowboy Homecoming this weekend. While I understand the combination of it with Turn-N-Burn will be a great festival atmosphere, I feel lost. For one, we are usually bustling around our office preparing for our annual Wild Bill Cowboy Gallop. We changed the name last year to include our dear Wild Bill Wilkerson […]

13th Future of the Region South Texas Conference in November

The 13th Future of the Region South Texas Conference will be held on Nov. 14-15 at the UTSA Downtown Campus in historic downtown San Antonio. Held every two years since 1993, they seek to reach out to the leaders of South Texas to discuss issues and concerns that cut across this 47-county region. Over the years they have achieved many […]

Chief Priest’s Weekly Update

We had a few interesting thefts this past week.  On two occasions an individual entered Valero and took some food and just headed out without paying, Five Points Market (the old Pico Store) reported a similar incident where a customer took off with three fountain drinks and some pastries. That’s not a common call and to have three in one […]


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