Janelle Victoria Jones Shaw

1926-2020 Janelle Victoria Jones Shaw passed away on Thursday, July 16, 2020, in the Season’s Memory Care facility in San Antonio, Texas. Janelle was born March 13, 1926, in Scott County, Ark., to Lewis Edward and Eulalee Richmond Jones. After graduating from high school in Waldron, Ark., she moved to Fort Smith, where she attended and graduated from business school. […]

Margaret Skrobarczyk Lenz

1926-2020 Margaret Skrobarczyk Lenz passed peacefully on Tuesday, July 14, 2020, at 94. Margaret was born June 8, 1926, on the John Paul and Mary “Mami Sowa” family farm in Stockdale, Texas. After graduating from high school, Margaret worked at Federal Reserve Bank in San Antonio and a trucking company in Corpus Christi. She met Art Lenz at a dance […]

Lucille Nolen

1936-2020 Lucille Nolen, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and sister, entered eternal rest on Saturday, July 18, 2020. Lucille was born Dec. 30, 1936, to Benno and Leonie (Albrecht) Haecker in Guadalupe County, Texas. Lucille married Floyd Nolen on Sept. 12, 1969. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Floyd Nolen; her son, Lloyd Mueller; sister Mary […]

Jose ‘Joe’ Luis Barrientos

1947-2020 Jose “Joe” Luis Barrientos, 72, of Sutherland Springs, Texas, passed away on Tuesday, July 14, 2020. Joe was born Dec. 4, 1947, in Piedras Negras, Mexico, to Roberto Barrientos and Eduarda Rodriguez. He was preceded in death by his parents; and his wife of more than 39 years, Hermelinda (Diaz) Barrientos. Joe is survived by his son, Joe Barrientos […]

Keisha Diane Drewett Brugier

1975-2020 On Friday, July 17, 2020, Keisha Diane Drewett Brugier, loving daughter, wife, mother, and grandmother, went to heaven after a brief illness in her home in Floresville, Texas, at the age of 45, surrounded by her devoted family. Born Feb. 3, 1975, in New Orleans, La., Keisha lived most of her life in Galliano, La., where she was a […]

Joy Seideman Javior

•7-24-1937 — 7-9-2020 •Wife of Paul B. Javior; mother of Paul Javior, Linda Kotara and husband Robert, Melissa Plate and husband Stephen, and a late infant daughter, Elisabeth Joy; and sister of Carolyn Coe •Visitation: Friday, July 24, 9 a.m., Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, St. Hedwig •Memorial Rosary & Funeral Mass: Friday, 10 a.m., in the […]

Regina Lyssy

•4-25-1922 — 7-21-2020 •Widow of Henry T. Lyssy; mother of Evelyn Laskowski, Rudy Lyssy (Evelyn), Mark Lyssy (Penny), and the late Larry and Harry Lyssy; and sister of the late infant sister and brother Helen and Peter Kroll •Visitation: Friday, July 24, 9:30 a.m., St. Ann’s Catholic Church, Kosciusko •Rosary: Friday, 10 a.m., in the church •Funeral Mass: Friday, 10:30 […]

Yellowstone: On the road during COVID-19



I have always felt that travel is the best way for us to unwind, relax, and learn about parts of the world that are different than our own. But traveling during a global pandemic — well, that’s uncharted territory for my family and me. Last year, we took our first big family trip — my husband and my now 6-year-old […]

La Vernia ISD plans new school year with pandemic precautions



La Vernia Independent School District parents face making a choice two weeks before school starts that will lock in the means of their children’s instruction — at least for the first nine-week grading period. This choice and its ramifications are among the matters school district trustees reviewed at their July 20 meeting, as they face a school year starting during […]

S.S. Water Supply starts Stage II drought restrictions



S.S. Water Supply Corp. has implemented Stage II water restrictions, effective July 16 and continuing through Oct. 31. This follows unprecedented pumping levels — the highest S.S. Water has ever recorded — totaling nearly 12 million gallons from July 11-13, with more than 4 million gallons on July 13 alone. As the summer heat continues and the pandemic keeps more […]

COVID-19: A look at the numbers



The United States is a world leader. It has been for most of its existence. But the leaderboard it’s topping at the moment isn’t a pleasant one, if you focus on a single number. 4,010,401. That’s the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the United States, as of July 21 — since the beginning of the pandemic. We’re No. 1. Here’s […]

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