10 years ago
Jourdanton celebrates centennial – Turning 100 is a milestone in any book, and such is a milestone for our county seat as Jourdanton celebrates its 100th birthday. Co-founded by Jourdan Campbell & T. H. Zanderson this town was built in a matter of weeks. Now, a century later, they are celebrating their heritage. This weekend will be full of activities and old-fashioned fun. Can’t wait? Then join fans Wednesday evening at Jourdanton High School Indians stadium for the traditional burning of the “J” in preparation for their football homecoming
20 years ago
Head Start children receive dental exams – Dr. George Gutierrez, pediatric dentist, whose practice is in Pleasanton and his staff, Delia Gutierrez, Verma Villegas and Yvonne Yeary, donated their time providing dental examinations to all five Atascosa County Head Start Centers and two start centers in Wilson County. Approximately 240 children were examined. Head Start depends on the contributions of Community Partners in providing quality services for Head Start children. In front are Verma Villegas and Dr. George Gutierrez. In back are Delia Gutierrez and Becky lum, Health / Special Services Manager for Head Start. Unavailable for picture where Yvonne Yeary and Sulema Caballero, Health Services Coordinator who assisted the dentist at the centers.
30 years ago
Going batty over bats – the 4-H citizenship team got to pet flying fox, “Zuri” on their recent track to the Bat Conservation International Office in Austin. Those attending were Brittany Thompson, Kathleen Thompson, Reagan Retzloff, Tara Barnett, Lyndsey Watts, Jessica Inman, Peter Pawelek, Jeremy Barnett, Pat Morton, Carissa Inman and Hagen Retzloff. Not picture are Nocona Turner, Carey Kirby and Jay Pawelek
40 years ago
We’ll beat ‘em yet – Harry Rogers and Charlie Ritchard stand by the still they made to brew up denatured alcohol to run a farm tractor. It’s a sure way these Atascosa Countains will beat the fuel crunch.
50 years ago
In memory of Jim Lowe – James A. (Jim) Lowe, an early day “cattle king” was inducted into the Hall of Fame Friday night. Receiving the framed certificate were, front row, left to right, James Donnell, Jr., W. A. Lowe, Jabby Lowe, and Cindy Donnell. Guy Jean Lowe is in the back.
60 years ago
Jhs first down – Ron Earley, hard running Indian fullback (24) picks up endgame yardage for a first down against the Hondo Owls. Earley is being hauled down by un identified Owl. No. 62 is Owl Tackle Larry Hermes, No. 92 Owl Back Dale L. No. 12 is JHS’s Tommy Hon.