BRYAN BOYD

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Bryan James Boyd was called home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on May 7, 2021, from complications of colorectal cancer. Bryan was born to William Jennings Bryan Boyd and Mary Nell Gipson Boyd on February 25, 1934, in Three Rivers, where he grew up and graduated from Three Rivers High School. Bryan played multiple sports, including […]

JAMES BENSKIN

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James Allen Benskin passed away at age 89 on May 3, 2021, with his devoted wife Carolyn by his side. Jim was born to Walter E. and Willie Willbern Benskin on January 24, 1932, at their home in Llano County. He grew up enjoying the outdoors of the Texas Hill Country, beginning his hunting career at a very early age […]

DOMINGO ALCORTA

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Domingo Alcorta, age 82, of Jourdanton, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, May 1, 2021. He is preceded in death by his father, Miguel Rodriguez Alcorta; mother, Aurora Salazar Alcorta; brothers, Jose Maria Luna (Chema) Alcorta and Jose Ramon Alcorta, sister, Adelida Alcorta (Lala) Luna; and longtime partner, Juanita Ybarra. He is survived by his brothers, Jessie (Chuy) […]

FLOSSIE DIAMOND

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Flossie Jonette Dean Diamond, 76, passed away on May 6, 2021. She is preceded in death by her father, Cecil Dean, mother, Virginia Dunlap Dean, a brother, Jimmy Dean, and a nephew, William Dean. Survived by her Children James Diamond, Howard Diamond, Timothy Diamond, and wife LaRae, Christopher Diamond and wife Tina, Crystal Diamond, Candy Diamond, Tiffany Diamond Philips and […]

JULIE MARIE OLIVARES

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Julie Marie Olivares, aged 45 years old of Pleasanton, was born on July 29, 1975, to Rogelio C. and Josephine Olivares in San Antonio. During her early years, she lived in Natalia, before moving to Pleasanton in 1979. She graduated from Pleasanton High School in 1997. Even though Julie was unable to talk, she knew who you were, and greeted […]

CHARLES DUNKIN

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Charles H. (Bud) Dunkin, 88, of San Antonio passed away on May 8, 2021. He was born on June 14, 1932, in Bigfoot to Charlie and Ellie Dunkin. Charles (Bud) was a Godfearing man that loved his family fiercely and spent every chance he had either hunting or fishing. He served in the US Army for two years. He was […]

Show me the bunny

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Double P Rabbitry will host an intermediateto advanced-level Show Rabbit Clinic for kids on Saturday, May 15, 9 a.m.-12 noon. Topics will include how and what to feed your rabbits, how to properly handle them, how to select a champion meat pen and much more. They will also learn how to manage weights by adjusting feed so their rabbits will […]

Gardening Q&A

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Plant Q & A

Q. I was listening to your radio show last week when you had a question from a listener about whether ball moss was a threat to his oak trees or not. I heard you say that it was not a parasite or a threat to the trees but did not understand the evidence. Please repeat it. A. The ball moss […]

Loose Cow Party

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On the Edge of Common Sense

“It’s for you,” his darlin’ told him as he lay back in the chair For a welldeserved siesta. Ugh, it wasn’t really fair. It was Chuck, his nearest neighbor— did he have to call right now? Millard took the phone and listened, “Are you sure that it’s my cow?” As if he’d changed his brand last week or something equally […]