Grace Pickens

Grace L. Pickens, born September 23, 1924 in rural Garrison to George Washington Lowrance and Mary Jane Oxsheer, Grace Lowrance Pickens passed away peacefully on November 15, 2017 in San Antonio. She was descended from Texas pioneers who entered Nacogdoches County in 1802 and established the Naconiche Ranch. Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday November 18 at 11 a.m. at […]

Lula White

Lula (Lou) White was a Godly, fun-loving, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend that everyone loved. Her infectious smile and warm heart affected all who knew her and those who crossed her path. She enjoyed life to the fullest and her love for Christ shined as a bright star through her. She was born on July 2, 1946 in San […]

Rudolph Rodriguez

Mr. Rudolph (Rudy) Rodriguez, 71, of Hogansville, passed away Saturday, November 11, 2017, at his home. Mr. Rodriguez was born November 26, 1945, in Pleasanton, son of the late Margarito and Stella Hernandez Rodriguez. Before making his home in Hogansville seven years ago, he lived in Florida for many years, was a former paramedic, and retired as a parts manager […]

Mary Louis Aiken

Mary Louis Lee Aiken, affectionately known as “Snooks”, passed away on Saturday, November 18, 2017, at the age of 92 in Corpus Christi. Mary Lee was born on May 17, 1925, in New Braunfels to Louis Duerler and Bennie Drury. She grew up in San Antonio where she met her beloved Howard Anthony Aiken and married him on August 1, […]

Shirley Donaho

Shirley L. Perry Donaho was born June 30,1927 to Robert F. and Ora L. (Wright) Perry in Dallas. When she was one year old she and her family moved to Slocum in deep East Texas to take care of aging family members. Shirley’s grandpa was a circuit Baptist preacher. Her roots run deep in the Baptist faith and Southern gospel […]

Should we be afraid to go to church?

Should we be afraid to go to church? Should we also be afraid to go to school, to the movies, to nightclubs, restaurants or retail businesses? Church violence is very rare. Statistics show more than 50 percent of violent incidents with mass casualties have taken place in businesses or workplaces. Only about 8 percent involve places of worship or similar […]

Chief Priest’s Weekly Report

Hello from Lytle and Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at the Lytle Police Dept.  Last week was nice and calm. Officers kept busy with 50 service calls but they were mostly routine and uneventful.  What type of calls is our staff responding to? Well last week the common calls were suspicious person / vehicle – 10, assist other agency […]

St. Matthew’s soup kitchen serves community


On Monday, Nov. 13, St. Matthew’s Catholic Church hosted a Soup Kitchen and Turkey Dinner at their parish hall from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m to celebrate the Thanksgiving season. People from all over the community enjoyed turkey, dressing and all the trimmings, dessert included. In charge of the event is Isaac Benitez of the St. Matthew parish community. “This […]

R.L. Hayden to play Tobin Center


With his special blend of Western Folk music, Pleasanton native R.L. Hayden is anticipating his upcoming January 13 show at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts in San Antonio. It has been an excellent, busy year for Hayden. His newest album “The Black Hills” debuted at #1 on the iTunes Folk Album Chart. His touring schedule throughout the year […]

Eagles pick up bi-district win over RGC Grulla

Pleasanton earns first playoff victory since 2007

CORPUS CHRISTI—The Pleasanton football team picked up its first playoff win since 2007 on Friday, taking advantage of three turnovers in the process. The Eagles converted two of those takeaways into scores en route to a 32-16 bi-district victory over Rio Grande City Grulla at Corpus Christi Flour Bluff’s Hornet Stadium. “It’s a reward for these kids and this coaching […]

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