Jack B. Keller Jr., Lieutenant Colonel, USAR (Retired), 75, passed away on Sunday, September 13, 2020, at his home in Pleasanton. He was born on December 30, 1944, in Lake Charles, Louisiana to the late Jack B. Keller Sr. and Rosalie Robertson Keller. Jack was a brilliant man who enjoyed life to the fullest. He was a former Russian History […]


Diana Salazar Garcia of Atascosa passed away, Thursday, March 11, 2021, at the age of 59. She was born in Lubbock, on August 8, 1961, to Domingo T. and Eva (Lopez) Salazar. Diana lived most of her life in Leming and went to school in Pleasanton. She was a dedicated nurse for over 27 years. She is preceded in death […]


Hermelinda “Nina” G. Orta, of Poteet, passed away Wednesday, March 10, 2021, at the age of 83. She was born in Brownsville on February 16, 1938. Hermelinda is preceded in death by her parents, Carlos Gamez Sr. and Antonia A. Gamez; husband, Raymond L. Orta; granddaughter, Dorothy Belinda Orta; brothers, Carlos Gamez Jr., Evaristo Gamez, Alberto “Betito” Gamez, Ramon Gamez, […]


Michael Kevin Mc Alexander, age 57, of Pleasanton, passed away at his residence on Friday, March 5, 2021. He was born Wednesday, June 5, 1963, in Grandview, Missouri, to William A. and Helen (Govella) Mc Alexander. Michael is survived by his mother, Helen Mc Alexander. He was preceded in death by his father, William A. Mc Alexander; and brothers, Steve […]

Emergency funds available for family farms

The Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance, in partnership with other organizations, is now accepting applications for the Texas Farmer Winter Storm Relief Fund. This fund has been set up in response to the Winter Storm Uri for the benefit of smalland medium-sized family farms in Texas that have experienced hardship due to the storm. The purpose of these funds is […]

When does spring begin?


Spring Equinox 2021: When Is the First Day of Spring? The first day of spring will occur on Saturday, March 20, at 5:37 a.m. EDT for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, which is marked by the arrival of the vernal (spring) equinox. Traditionally, we celebrate the first day of spring on March 21, but astronomers and calendar manufacturers […]