Johnny Brents Allison, 73, of Helotes, passed away October 29, 2020, at his residence. He was born on May 12, 1947, in San Antonio to Clarence and Verdia Allison. Johnny was raised in Helotes and attended John Marshall High School in Leon Valley. During that time, he played football, basketball, ran track and was awarded the Presidential Award for his […]


Harold R. Briscoe, 96, of Midland, passed away on October 18, 2020, at Midland Memorial Hospital in Midland. Harold was born on December 12, 1923, to William and Thelma Irene Pfiester (Briscoe) in Rising Star. He married Josephine Ella “Jo Ella” Dornak on June 1, 1954, in Jourdanton. Harold was a World War II veteran, serving in Panama. Following his […]


More Vintage in Verdi vendor introductions, but first I need to make a correction from last week. I introduced The 998 Artisan and just gave her first name and it was assumed, because her first name is Gina, that it was me! No, I’m not that talented. The owner of The 998 Artisan is Gina Garcia. Now on to two […]

The Outfitter’s Jerky

On the Edge of Common Sense

In hunting camp an outfitter reached down and stirred the fire. His client belched contentedly and said, “Might I inquire, That jerky you been chewin’ up … could I just try a bit? I fancy I’m a connoisseur with tongue and palate fit To ferret out the kind of beast, perhaps the cut of meat From whence you carved the […]

Farm Service Agency County Committee elections underway

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has mailed ballots for the Farm Service Agency (FSA) county committee elections to eligible farmers and ranchers across the country. To be counted, ballots must be returned to the local FSA county office or postmarked by December 7. “FSA has over 7,000 county committee members nationwide who serve their communities by providing input on […]

Gardening Q&A

Plant Q & A

Q. We have a St. Augustine Palmetto lawn that something is killing. I don’t see grubs or chinch bugs, but suspect that one of them is the culprit. The grass pulls back in great swaths. We applied Grub X and Amdro plus. We gave it extra water, but there was no response. Can you recommend someone with expertise to look […]

Classifieds 11-11-2020

Sunshine House Coffee

South Alamo Foot & Ankle

Urban Bricks