Cowboy Fellowship Church celebrates 17th anniversary

Cowboy Fellowship celebrated its 17th anniversary in Atascosa County on Sunday, May 3, but the celebration looked very different this year. Even the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020 could not deter the congregation from gathering remotely to recognize this important event. The church building was practically empty, the kitchen was vacant and the parking lot was bare. The only people present […]

College-bound local student awarded Texas Farm Credit Scholarship

Texas Farm Credit, a rural lending cooperative, recently awarded $2,000 scholarships to six students across the state through the 2020 Marsha Martin Scholarship Program. The scholarships honor the memory of Marsha Pyle Martin, a native of Paris, Texas, who at the time of her death in January 2000 was chairman and chief executive officer of the Farm Credit Administration. Since […]

Atascosa County upcoming events and educational opportunities

During these unprecedented times we are faced with the unique challenge of finding new ways to deliver educational material to our constituents to achieve Texas A&M Agri- Life Extension’s vision to “Help Texans Better Their Lives.” With that we are offering some distance learning opportunities so you can learn more, but in the safety and comfort of your own home. […]

USDA: meatpacking facilities practicing safe reopening

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today applauded the safe reopening of critical infrastructure meatpacking facilities across the United States. These meatpacking facilities have resumed or plan to resume operations this week following President Trump’s Executive Order directing the facilities to implement the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration […]

Texas A&M AgriLife mobilizes task force to head off possible emergence of “murder hornet” in Texas

A giant invasive hornet was sighted several times in northwestern Washington state and Canada in late 2019, causing concern across the U.S. At the request of Gov. Greg Abbott, a specialized task force led by Texas A&M AgriLife experts is spearheading an initiative to protect Texas citizens, agriculture and honey bees if the “murder hornet,” or Asian giant hornet, arrives. […]

Behind Those Eyes

On the Edge of Common Sense

Behind those eyes there shines a light That’s guided me from my first step Down life’s highway through thick and thin So I could tell the wrong from right. Behind those eyes there beats a heart That taught me love is what you feel And to be taken as it is And not something you take apart. Behind those eyes […]


Ernest “Ernie” Frank Andrews, Jr., passed away on May 3, 2020, at the age of 71. He was born December 3, 1948, to Ann and Ernest (Frank) Andrews Sr., in San Antonio. He lived in Christine. Ernie was a proud man who put his family first. His daughter, Britneyand wife, Cassie, were his world. He loved to go to Bar- […]


Thomas Edward Donahoe, 57, of Bald Knob, AR passed away at his home on Tuesday, May 5. He was born March 27, 1963, in San Antonio. He was a retired truck driver. He is survived by his wife, Betty Donahoe; brothers, Kieran Donahoe (Linda) of Tennessee; Danny Mayhall (Julie) of Arizona, Jason Mayhall (Kim) of North Carolina, Robert Mayhall (Kendra) […]


Roy Gonzales, 83, passed away on May 6, 2020, at Sunrise Rehabilitation and Nursing Home. He was born on April 11, 1937, in Somerset to, Madril and Olivia (Colunga) Gonzales. Roy was a longtime resident of the Somerset Community and a generous supporter of the Somerset Bulldog Athletics. He served on the Somerset ISD Board of Trustees for 18 years […]


Earnest Raymond Korus was called home by his Lord on Saturday, May 9, 2020, at the age of 93 years. Earnest was born on March 12, 1927, to Charles F. and Frances E. (Jasik) Korus of Las Gallinas. Earnest was a devoted farmer and rancher all his life except for a brief 2-year tour in the U.S. Army, where he […]