Walter Ray Huth passed away on May 8, 2020, at the age of 92 years. He was born in Karnes City on April 9, 1928, to Robert W. Huth and Ida Frances Huth. Walter is preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, Stanly Huth, Floyd Huthand Robert Lee Huth; his sisters, Lola Anderson, Pearl Jakoby and Lorena Cheverlier. He […]


Gerald Rene Lira, Sr. left his earthly habitation Saturday, May 2, 2020. “To be absent from the bodyand to be present with the Lord.” July 1984 he was called to preach the Gospel for 36 years. He was a Certified Auto Mechanic for more than 30 years and a licensed AP Airplane Mechanic for United Airlines and Boeing. Gerald enjoyed […]


Burney Clyde Mangum, age 81 of Lytle passed away Thursday, April 16, 2020, in San Antonio. He was born in San Antonio, on Sunday, April 2, 1939, to Andy William and Dorothy (Gooden) Mangum. Burney is survived by his sons, Kelly Mangum and wife Micheleand G.W. “Dub” Riley; brother, Sidney Mangum and wife Mary; and grandchildren, Tristan Scott Mangum, Rylan […]

Gardening Q&A

Plant Q & A

Q. Is there an organic product to treat slugs and snails? A. There are several organic products that are designed to control slugs and snails. Just visit the slug and snail portion of your favorite nursery’s pesticide area. Check the labels to verify that the active ingredient is organic and also if you are content with the process that must […]


Please mark your calendars, Primary Election Runoff date is July 14. Early voting is July 6-10 from 8 a.m-5 p.m. Extended hours on July 9 is 7 a.m.-7 p.m. You can vote at the Annex II Bldg. in Jourdanton, Poteet EMS Bldg., Justice of the Peace #2 Bldg. in Lytle and the Justice of the Peace #4 Bldg. in Pleasanton. […]

FSA reminds producers of ongoing Disaster Assistance program signup

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has started making payments through the Wildfire and Hurricane Indemnity Program – Plus (WHIP+) to agricultural producers who suffered eligible losses because of drought or excess moisture in 2018 and 2019. Signup for these causes of loss opened March 23and producers who suffered losses from drought (in counties designated D3 or above), excess moisture, […]