Adrian Lopez, age 36, of Pleasanton, passed away Sunday, November 22, 2020, in San Antonio. He was born on Friday, January 13, 1984, in Jourdanton to Ysidro and Maria (Bermudez) Lopez Sr. Adrian is survived by his parents, Ysidro and Maria Lopez Sr.; brothers, Ysidro Lopez Jr. and wife Melida, Robert Lopez and Geronimo Lopez; nephews, and niece, Kaleb Lopez, […]


Isabel Guerra passed away Sunday, November 29, 2020, in Leming. She was born March 1, 1952, to Marcos and Adelina Garcia in San Diego, TX. She is preceded in death by her parents; brother, Marcos Garcia Jr.; and sister-in-law, Angie Miller. Isabel is survived by her husband, Ramon Guerra; son, Ramon D. Guerra and wife Sonia; daughters, Eleticia Guerra, Veronica […]


Irma E. Cordova, passed away on Thursday, November 26, 2020, in Jourdanton. She was born in San Miguel, on December 16, 1934, to Guadalupe Elizondo and Refugia (Sanchez) Elizondo. Irma is survived by her daughters, Marie Dolores Cordova and Zenaida Guajardo and husband Jesse; sister, Mary Ruth Garcia and husband Vidal; and grandchildren, Krystal Garza and Samuel Guajardo. She is […]


It’s here! South Texas’ Greatest Outdoor Market, 8th Annual Vintage in Verdi. Friday, Dec. 4, from 1-8 p.m., admission is $7 which gets you in for Saturday as well. Saturday, Dec. 5, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., admission is $3. There are over 85 vendors. Everything you need in one place. Great times! We have more vendor intros and will introduce three […]

USDA reminds producers to complete Crop Acreage Reports for fall-seeded crops

The USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds agricultural producers in Atascosa County to complete crop acreage reports by the Jan. 15 deadline for fall-seeded small grains. “To make sure you’re eligible for many USDA programs, you need to file an accurate crop acreage report by the applicable deadline,” said Scott Heffernan, FSA county executive director. The following acreage reporting dates […]

Both Sides

Yeah, he wished he was a cowboy but just at times like this (Yup, he’s glad that he’s a cowboy but there’s times on days like this) When he spent the day ahorseback and had time to reminisce (When he spends all day a’horseback thinkin’, ‘Wonder what I’ve missed?’) Never thinkin’ about Monday, ‘bout the real life he led (Never […]

Gardening Q&A

Plant Q & A

Q. We are trying to reestablish a shrub border. Our neighborhood is loaded with deer. We especially like holly. Are there any holly selections that the deer do not eat? A. It is not easy to find shrubs that are not eaten by the deer. Some selections get eaten by deer in one neighborhood, but not in another neighborhood. Yaupon […]