New District Attorney begins term

“I am very humbled. I am very honored and looking forward to the new year,” said newly-elected 81st Judicial District Attorney Audrey Louis. “We are ready to hit the ground running Jan. 3,” said Louis, just prior to starting her term in office. Louis has made history as both the first female and first Republican to hold the position for […]

Susan Monsalvo

Susan Monsalvo Our beloved mother and Nona, Susan Qualls Monsalvo, peacefully went to be with the Lord while surrounded by her loving family on December 26, 2016.  Susan was born at the family farm in Atascosa County, Texas on July 29, 1946 to Lucille Schuessler and Dan Qualls.  She graduated from Poteet High School in 1964, the same year she […]

Mary Colunga

Mary Colunga Mary France Colunga of San Antonio passed away Thursday, December 29, 2016 at the age of 73. Mary was born in Christine September 17, 1943.   She is survived by her two sons Jacob Colunga and wife of San Antonio and Isaac Colunga and wife Gia of River Forest, Illinois. Three sisters Cecelia Aguilar and husband Mike of […]

Delfina Garcia

Delfina Garcia Delfina Gomez Garcia, 64 of Dilley, entered rest on December 26, 2016. She was born on February 17, 1952 in Poteet Texas to Alejandro Gomez and Josefina Gomez. She is survived by her husband Arnold J. Garcia of Dilley, daughter Lisa Quintanilla, mother, Josefina Gomez, brothers; Charlie Gomez and wife Estella Oscar Gomez and wife Becky. She is […]

Dora Castillo

Dora A. Castillo, age 90, of Pleasanton, passed away Friday, December 30, 2016 in Jourdanton. She enjoyed sewing, especially creating quilts, cooking tamales, shopping, and going out to eat. Dora also loved to spend time with her family and spoiling her grandchildren, great and great-great grandchildren. She is survived by her daughter, Elida Martinez and husband Domingo; brother, Eugene Arguijo […]

Tilden FFA wraps up 2016 on a high note

Contributed   The Tilden FFA brought its competitive year in 2016 to a nice closing with two Top 10 finishes at the Texas FFA State Leadership Development Events held in early December at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville.  The chapter was represented by nine students and three entries in the competition.   In Greenhand FFA Creed, Caroline Truelove tied […]

Local dancers perform at Carver Center

The Faisan Folklorcio dancers presented La Patrona de Mexico in early December. The show took place at the Carver Community Cultural Center in San Antonio.  Jorge Gaxiola is the founder of Faisan Folklorico and is also the instructor for Ballet Folklorico Guadalupano in Poteet, as well as other dance groups throughout South Texas. Locals performing in the recent show included Jorge […]

Saving the best for last

JOURDANTON—The Jourdanton Holiday Hoops Classic did not feature a championship game, but the closing matchup between the host Indians and Pleasanton on Dec. 28 proved to be a worthy finale. The teams treated fans at Jourdanton High School to a late Christmas gift with the thrilling contest, and much like Santa Claus, Quentin Alvarado made sure to deliver for the […]