Adrian “Butch” Pfeil, of Pleasanton, passed away on Sunday, August 2, 2020, after fighting a courageous battle with cancer. Butch was born on November 16, 1944, in San Antonio, to Ted Roger Wells and Nettie Mae Parker Wells. She is survived by her son, Jeffrey Scott Pfeil of Pleasanton; and sisters and brother, Deborah Herber (Clifton), Bonnie Goodwin (Buddy) and […]


Mrs. J.B. Franklin Jr. nee Verlene Lucile Kuenstler of Comfort passed away on Friday, August 7, at the age of 82 years. Verlene Lucille Kuenstler was born on February 11, 1938, in Oaks, to Henry and Lillie Clara Welkener Kuenstler. Mrs. Verlene Franklin is survived by her husband, J.B. Franklin, Jr. of Comfort; son, Terry Franklin of Tilden; three grandchildren, […]


Marie Joyce Fouts of Beverly Hills, California, passed away at her home on Tuesday, July 28, 2020. She was born in Pleasanton, on March 20, 1927. After completing high school in Pleasanton, she attended the University of Texas in Austin and earned a Fine Arts degree. From 1943 to 1947 she did secretarial work in San Francisco, California, then moved […]

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On the Edge of Common Sense

I played in a celebrity golf tournament in Oklahoma City a while back. Now, I’ve been to a few celebrity team ropings, a couple celebrity stock dog trials, a million brandings and one celebrity rock pickin’ – but this was my first celebrity golf tournament. Generous people paid a lot of money to play golf with wellknown folks. The money […]

Was your operation impacted by the Coronavirus Pandemic? Apply for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program today

Farmers and ranchers feed our state, our nation, and in fact, our world. You work long hours to provide essential resources for us all, and in these challenging times, I want you to know that USDA is here to support you and your operation through our Coronavirus Food Assistance Program, or CFAP. Whether you farm one acre or many more, […]

Gillespie County Race Day Classic Prospect Show

The Gillespie County Race Day Classic Prospect Show was held August 1-3 in Fredericksburg. Results are as follows: Johnelle McMillian-1st place Red Cross Light Weight Weston Eisenhauer-1st place Heavy Weight Santa Gertrudis, 3rd place Heavy Weight Simbrah, 6th place Light Weight Black Cross and 6th place Heavy Weight Black Cross Jaxon Adams-Champion Brahman Aaliyah Caldwell-Grand Champion Simbrah Case Conover-4th place […]

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