Johnny Harold Odom of San Antonio passed away July 14, 2020, at the age of 83. He was born March 16, 1937, in Victoria, to O.V. and Aileen (Wells) Odom. Johnny is survived by his beloved wife, Janice Odom; son, Kyle Odom and wife Shelly; daughter, Jennifer Burden and husband Lucas; and sisters, Debbie Lagrone and husband Ronnie and Connie […]



Here are the last two of the five major historical events that happened in the Texas Hill Country. 4. A German Prince Settles New Braunfels, 1845 Prince Carl of Solms- Braunfels officially established New Braunfels. This came as no easy feat as the prince asked to be removed as Commissioner General just a year earlier. Apparently, he was disillusioned with […]

Another White Horse Just Rode By

On the Edge of Common Sense

Another white horse just rode by. guess I saw him comin’ I felt him breathin’ down my neck, I heard his hoofbeats drummin’. I’ve seen ‘em pass this way before. They mark the separation Of mossy horns from yearlin’ bucks. Each one’s a generation. I saw one pass at seventeen, at thirty-five and fifty They rode by loud and brave […]

Gardening Q&A

Plant Q & A

Q. We had a cedar elm tree die of hypoxylon canker. The arborist involved made it sound like that there was nothing to do to protect the other trees in the vicinity from becoming infected. That cannot be right can it? A. I am afraid that is pretty much correct. The disease infects trees that are growing in poor conditions […]

Upcoming county event

Hands on Beef Showmanship Clinic Scheduled August 8, 9:30—11:30 a.m. Individuals showing haltered heifers or steers should make plans to attend a showmanship clinic scheduled for Saturday, August 8, at 9:30 a.m. at Cowboy Fellowship in Jourdanton. An RSVP is requested by Friday, August 7, by calling the Atascosa County Extension Office at 830- 569-0034. We look forward to seeing […]