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Drive-thru awards and virtual 4-H Awards Ceremony We will be holding a drive thru awards ceremony on Sunday, August 16. Each 4-H member that was enrolled in the 2019-2020 will receive a prize and is welcome to come to the Atascosa County Extension Office and drive-thru at your club’s designated time. Poteet 4-H Club 2 p.m., Lytle 4-H Club 2 […]

Commissioner Miller issues warning on unsolicited seeds from China

On July 29, Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller urged Texans to take extreme precaution when receiving unsolicited seed packets from China. These packets have been mailed to multiple states, including Texas, falsely labeled as jewelry. Residents are advised not to plant the seeds as they could contain harmful invasive species or be otherwise unsafe. Numerous citizens in Atascosa County have […]


Rogelio “Roger” Colunga (March 3, 1939-July 28, 2020) was the oldest child of Ester Barrientes and Candalario Colunga in Hondo. Mrs. Colunga was a homemaker and Mr. Colunga was an electrician. His brothers and sisters were Ofelia Colunga Gonzales (deceased), Aniceto Colunga (deceased), Enemencio Colunga (deceased), Lorreta Colunga Garcia (deceased), and Candalario “Yayo” Colunga, Jr. (deceased) of San Antonio. In […]


Jesse Esquivel, age 90, of Christine passed away in Jourdanton on Tuesday, August 4, 2020. He was born in Christine to Emilio and Tomasita (Vidaurri) Esquivel Sr. on Wednesday, December 25, 1929. Jesse was a man of many talents. During the early 1950s he was hired by a construction company to assist with Jourdanton’s new public school. After its completion […]


Elsa Lopez Colunga passed away April 1, 2020, in New Braunfels. She was born on March 15, 1933, in Charlotte. She is preceded in death by her parents, Lilia Gutierrez Lopez; and Santos Lopez; her grandparents, Pedro and Aurora Gutierrez, and her granddaughter, Jennifer Rose Mills. Elsa married Rogelio Guadalupe Colunga on December 22, 1950, and they began a life […]


Billie Earl “Billie Bob” Lynn, age 66, of Pleasanton passed away on Monday, August 3, 2020, with his loved ones by his side. Billie was born on Sunday, April 25, 1954, in Liberty. He was the son of the late Roy Lynn and Joy Maupin Hill. He grew up in Pleasanton and graduated from Pleasanton High School in 1972. He […]


Georgia E. Marek, 81, of Pleasanton, passed away August 7, 2020. She was born September 15, 1938, to Jim and Helen Zezula in Jourdanton. Georgia was a sweetspirited, loving wife, mother, grandmother and greatgrandmother. She and her husband, Johnny, started and grew Kuntry Korner Convenience Stores and Kuntry Korner Steak and Eggs and the Kuntry Inn Motel together. She was […]


Patricia G. Piedra, 55, of Jourdanton, passed away at her residence on August 8, 2020. She was born December 31, 1964, in Pearsall, to Oscar Barrera and Natividad Garcia. Patricia was a dedicated employee to WalMart for 27 years, serving in many different capacities throughout the years. She was full of joy and could always be seen with a huge […]


Dr. Morris Emory Franklin, Jr., world renowned surgeon, passed away August 2, 2020, after emergency surgery. He was born on August 10, 1942, to Morris Emory Franklin and Dorothy Downes Franklin in Fort Worth, where his father worked in the Corps of Engineers for the World War II effort. In 1945 the Franklins moved back home to Poteet to take […]


Sipriano S. Gaitan, Jr., 76, passed away on Tuesday, August 4, 2020, in Jourdanton. He was born on September 4, 1943, to Sipriano Gaitan, Sr. and Isabel Sanchez Gaitan. He is survived by his wife Rosie P. Gaitan; sons, Edward Gaitan and Rudy Gaitan; daughters, Lori Gaitan Salinas and husband Chris and Yvette Gaitan; daughterin law, Rosalinda Torres Gaitan; brothers, […]