Rodney Truman Allen, “R. T. Allen”, 74, of Jourdanton, passed away Thursday, December 27, 2018. He was born August 16, 1944 to Jesse and Viola Ruth (Turrill) Allen in San Antonio. He was a graduate of Northside High School (John Marshall High School) and was a part of the Army and the Army National Guard. Rodney valued time traveling in […]


Mary Ester Balderas, age 57, of Charlotte, passed away Tuesday, December 25, 2018 in Pleasanton. She is survived by her daughter, Valerie Gonzales and husband Robert; sons, Wesley J. Balderas, Juan R. Balderas, Jr. and wife Christina, and Rodney J. Balderas and wife Marissa; brothers, Joe and David Juarez, and sisters, Pauline DeLeon and Connie Fuentes. Mary is also survived […]


Ross Olsen Forbus, age 90, of San Antonio and formerly of Pleasanton, passed away Sunday, December 23, 2018 in San Antonio. He was born in Abilene, Sunday May 20, 1928 to Cullus William and Tillie Jewel (Wemken) Forbus. Ross is survived by his daughters, Lesa Forbus of San Antonio and Christa Napier and husband Steve of San Antonio; son, Tim […]

Gardening Q&A

Q. I planted wild cherry seeds in a container with the idea that I will transplant them into the soil. How will they do in our soil and climate? A. Where did the seed come from? Is it wild black cherry, Prunus serotina from a local seed source? According to the book “Texas Trees, A Friendly Guide” by Paul Cox […]


I hope everyone is having a blessed holiday season. I should say, ‘I hope we all realize that we are having a blessed holiday because we are all blessed’. Blessed because we all have a loving Father who is with us, always, in every situation. We don’t define blessed by what material things we have or by what people around […]

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