Atascosa County livestock producers may be eligible for 2019 Drought Disaster Assistance

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) in Atascosa County announced that ranchers and livestock producers may be eligible for assistance from the Livestock Forage Disaster Program (LFP) for grazing losses incurred in 2019. According to County Executive Director Scott Heffernan, “Atascosa County recently met qualifying drought ratings that ‘trigger’ eligibility for the Livestock Forage Disaster Program on […]


James L. Huble, age 82, of Pleasanton, passed away Friday, November 22, 2019 in Floresville. He was born in Floresville, on Tuesday, September 7, 1937 to William and Mary Frances (Zahn) Huble. James is survived by his beloved wife of 60 years, Cecilia Huble of Pleasanton; son, Darrell Huble of Converse; daughter, Denise Porter and husband James of Floresville; and […]


Ms. Ofelia Rodriguez Aguilar of Karnes City passed away November 18, 2019 at the age of 86. She was born in Christine on May 18, 1933 to Bentura and Genoviva (Anguiano) Rodriguez. Ofelia is survived by her sisters, Beatrice Mireles, Mary Lou Martinez, Lupe Zamarripa, Elena Garcia, Olivia Segura, Delia Lopez and Teresa Perez. She is also survived by numerous […]


Rudy “Pasa” Arredondo passed away Friday, November 22, 2019 in Pleasanton. He was born June 25, 1961 to Jose and Castula (De Hoyas) Arredondo in Campbellton. Rudy began working at the age of 16 with heavy equipment which gave him the opportunity to travel the country. He is preceded in death by his parents; sister, Angelita Morales; and brother Jose […]


Sharon Kay Hill broke our hearts when she left this world to be with her Savior Jesus Christ on Friday, November 22, 2019. She was born October 3, 1940 in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, to Olen K. and Louise Barnhart. Her family would move to a couple of different states before landing in Deer Park where Sharon would graduate high school in […]


Henrietta Ochoa passed away Monday, November 25, 2019 in San Antonio. She was born in Jourdanton. She is preceded in death by her mother Genive Guerra Ramirez and nephew Justin Fernandez. Henrietta is survived by her children, Misty Raine Alcozer and partner Jamie, Destiny Ochoa and partner Michael, and Brianna Nicole Ochoa; son, Richard Hector Ochoa; the love of her […]


Claudio G. Luna passed away Friday, November 22, 2019 in Pleasanton. He was born November 30, 1963 to Donasiano and Lydia (Galindo) Luna in Campbellton. He is preceded in death by his father, Don Luna and brother, Pete Luna. Claudio is survived by his mother, Lydia Luna; sons, Christopher Luna, Joseph Willmon, and James Hernandez; daughter Ashley Willmon; brothers Donald […]

Gardening Q & A

Plant Q & A

Q. I planted two 12 ft Mexican white oaks in July this year. Can I prune some of the lower branches off the trunk now? A. It is best for the tree’s growth rate if you do not reduce its leaf surface this early in its growth. Wait until the side branches grow to at least one inch in diameter […]

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