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2019-01-17 E-Edition

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Why do we have Third World water in 21st-century Wilson County?

Dear Editor: Lake Valley residents have been on a “Boil Alert” since October 2018! We are often told when visiting a foreign country, “Do not drink the water.” Builders and realtors are ethically, if not legally, bound to tell prospective buyers about issues. Often something is said, such as “They have had some issues with the water company.” But who, […]

Wilson County Junior Livestock Show begins

With cold weather patterns predicted for the weekend, it’s time to pull out the [work] gloves, jackets, boots, and hats, and head on over to the area show barn to support the youth of South Texas. The Wilson County Junior Livestock Show commercial heifer show is set for Saturday, Jan. 19, at the Carr Ranch, beginning at 9 a.m. The […]

La Vernia delegates shine in Model UN event

Six La Vernia High School students have brought home honors, after placing in the Model United Nations San Antonio XXIII competition, held Jan. 10-11 at Trinity University in San Antonio. Fewer than 3 percent of participants receive awards at the conference, hosted by The International School of the Americas, a magnet school in San Antonio’s North East Independent School District. […]

George Robert ‘Bob’ Pritts

1944-2019 On Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, George Robert “Bob” Pritts of St. Hedwig, Texas, passed away in San Antonio at the age of 74. Bob was born on May 29, 1944, in Ligonier, Pa., to Robert Woodrow and Twila (Snyder) Pritts. Bob enjoyed writing, traveling, and spending time at the cabin. He was preceded in death by his parents. Bob […]

Richard Dale Bowman

1946-2019 “Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his Saints” (NKJV Psalm 116:15). On Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, Richard Dale Bowman passed away in his home in Adkins, Texas, at the age of 72. Richard was born on Aug. 25, 1946, in Corpus Christi to Jewell Dude and Ann (Matcek) Bowman. He was preceded in death […]

Geraldine ‘Jerry’ Marie Mathis

1927-2019 On Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019, Geraldine “Jerry” Marie Mathis passed away in Floresville, Texas, just shy of her 92nd birthday. Jerry was born on Jan. 29, 1927, in Houston to Fred Jackson and Georgia Lucille (Ashcraft) Snowden. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Roy Mathis; daughter Roylene Marie Mathis; and son-in-law Jim Nabors. Jerry is […]

Janice Fay Brietzke

1944-2019 Janice Fay Brietzke, 74, of La Vernia, Texas, passed away in her home with her family by her side on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019. Janice Fay was born Feb. 20, 1944, in San Antonio to Ottmar and Marguerite M. (Pierdolla) Rusch. Throughout her career, Janice Fay enjoyed working with the youth as a school treasurer, cafeteria manager, and lastly […]