MICHAEL HARLAN

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Michael Roberts Harlan, known to all as “Mickey,” passed away on August 25, 2021. Mickey was born June 1, 1941, in Corpus Christi, to Louise Roberts and William Goza Harlan. He spent his early years in Venezuela and returned to the United States to complete his high school years at Kemper Military School in Boonville, MO. Mickey went on to […]

RODGER CHERRY

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Rodger Dale Cherry, 54, of Pleasanton, passed away on August 24, 2021. Rodger was born on August 25, 1966, in San Antonio. Rodger was active in his community, serving as a past president of the Jourdanton Chamber of Commerce, Atascosa County EMS and was a volunteer for the Jourdanton Fire Department. He worked at Atascosa Wildlife Supply as a welder […]

HECTOR OCHOA

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Hector Ochoa, 56, of Pleasanton passed away Thursday, August 26, 2021. He was born December 2, 1964, in Jourdanton, to Cruz and Martha (Sanchez) Ochoa. He is preceded in death by his wife Henrietta Ochoa, parents Cruz and Martha Ochoa, brother Johnny Joe Ochoa and sister JoAnn Fuentes. Hector is survived by his son Richard Ochoa; daughters Misty Ochoa and […]

SANTANA GAITAN

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A visitation for Santana Gaitan of Charlotte will be on Wednesday, September 1, from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m., with a rosary to be recited at 12 p.m., at Hurley Funeral Home. A Mass will be celebrated at 1 p.m. at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Charlotte, followed by interment at Charlotte Community Cemetery. A full obituary will […]

Vintage in Verdi

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VERDILIZER

Soon we will be getting into cooler weather, which I’m sure we are all looking forward to, and cooler weather makes us think of the holidays. Speaking of holidays I want to remind you that the greatest holiday shopping event will be here before you know it. Vintage in Verdi, Friday and Saturday, Dec. 3 and 4, is your one […]

Gardening Q&A

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Plant Q & A

Q. We bought a new house and must decide about a lawn. There is only about 3 inches of soil and our landscape contractor is encouraging us to add another 3 inches of soil before we lay down sod. He says paying for the extra soil is worth it because the lawn will look so much better, and we will […]

R.C. & Bud

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On the Edge of Common Sense

R.C. is an animal lover. Maybe not the kind of animal lover that the term has come to mean in this era, but the kind that requires a greater commitment. He would tell you he’s a farmer. But he’s a horseman and trainer, cattleman, hog producer, corn grower and great-grandfather. He’s also a dog man, with the patience and persistence […]

Atascosa Livestock sales report, Aug. 24

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Note: In this report, the first set of numbers in each line represents the weight range. The second set of numbers represents the price range per cwt. For more information, visit www.atascosalivestockexchange.com. Steers-Med. & Lg.200-300 lb. $145-170300-400 lb. $160-189400-500 lb. $145-188500-600 lb. $130-161600-700 lb. $120-146700-800 lb. $115-142800-900 lb. $110-131Heifers-Med. & Lg.200-300 lb. $135-160300-400 lb. $135-155400-500 lb. $125-150 500-600 lb. $120-145600-700 […]

ELODIA FERNANDEZ

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Elodia (Gloria) G. Fernandez passed away at the age of 90 on August 22, 2021, in Jourdanton. Elodia was born in McCoy on February 8, 1931, to Mr. and Mrs. Jacinto and Clemencia Gutierrez. Elodia is preceded in death by both her parents, Jacinto and Clemencia Gutierrez; her husband Gilbert V. Fernandez; son George G. Fernandez; four brothers, Gume, Frank, […]

RICHARD MARTINEZ

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Richard E. Martinez, age 56, passed away in Corpus Christi on Friday, August 27, 2021. He was born in Jourdanton, on Friday, July 9, 1965, to Margarito and Petra (Esparza) Martinez, Jr. Richard is survived by his wife, Mabel Martinez; mother, Petra Martinez; daughter, Cristal Martinez Stevens and husband Travis; sisters, Donna Gerami and Anna Quintana and husband Ruben. He […]