Virginia Meyers, 78, passed away on March 29, 2021. She was born on March 17, 1943, to Edward H. Klaus and Carmenetta (Meador) Klaus. Services are pending with Hurley Funeral Home.

Black Hill/Atascosa 4-H Steer places 4th at HLSR

Kaydy Thomas, Black Hill/Atascosa 4-H, placed 4th with her Heavyweight Class 5 ABC steer she exhibited in at the HLSR. Pictured from left, David Bauer, Shelly Bauer, Dale Rankin, Tyson Thomas, Tanner Thomas, Scott Thomas, Lindsey Thomas, Steve Hibler, Kaydy Thomas, Hadley Kerry, Tatum Bauer, Brayden Thomas. Bred by S. Hibler, raised by B. Thomas.

The Horse Trader

“Have I got a deal for you! Got this horse on a trade. He don’t squint half as bad ridin’ him in the shade. I know he limps a little. Yer eyeball is astute. But fair is fair, my friend, so I’ll throw in a case of Bute. No! He ain’t got the heaves! Though I know he looks the […]

Gardening Q&A

Plant Q & A

Q. Our lawn is not growing as well as it used to. My neighbor is a Master Gardener, and she believes there is too much shade now that the trees have put on 20 years of growth. We would like to replace the St. Augustine grass with a groundcover that is shade-tolerant. What are our choices? A. Two that come […]

Well, well, well …

When was the last time you had your water well tested for potentially harmful pathogens? Did you know that it’s recommended that private water wells be tested annually? The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is hosting a private water well screening for residents of Atascosa, Dimmit, Frio, McMullen, LaSalle, and Zavala counties. Samples will be collected 8-9 a.m. on Wednesday, […]

Tribute to Law Enforcement


A Tribute to Our Local Law Enforcements “What is a policeman made of? He, of all men, is once the most needed and the most unwanted. He’s a strangely nameless creature who is “sir” to his face and “fuzz” to his back. He must be such a diplomat that he can settle differences between individuals so that each will think […]


Shari Lynn Snow, 58, of Poteet, Texas, passed away on March 23, 2021. She was born in San Gabriel, California to Richard and Judy Elliott. She is preceded in death by her parents, Richard and Judy (Coffee) Elliott. Shari is survived by her husband, Mark Tolbirt, sons, Adam Lee Snow and Ryan Tolbirt, brother, Robert Paul Elliot, sister, Shirley Hollman […]


Patricia (Patty) Iglecias 59, was born August 6, 1961, in Seattle, Washington. She died at her in Pleasanton on March 30, 2021. Now and for eternity, she is dancing on a beach with the angels. Patty was an LVN for 25 years, following in her beloved grandmother’s footsteps, nursing, and caring for others. She is preceded in death by her […]