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Lost & Found

VideoLost: Golden/Pyrenees mix dog, Kaiha, last seen Oct. 11, Hwy. 119, Denhawken area, wearing collar (Drama Queen). Please help us find her! Call Billy 210-745-6059.
Found: Tan hunting dog, elderly male, not neutered or chipped, on Hwy. 181, Floresville. Call 830-391-5099.
Found: Calico cat, female, white, orange, and black, on CR 352, La Vernia. 210-667-1052.
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Help Wanted

ECI Service Coordinator, part-time position in Floresville, Texas responds to referrals by conducting intake and coordinates evaluation and service delivery for children birth to three who meet eligibility for services. Requires Bachelor’s degree with a major in social, behavioral or human services. Visit for list of  acceptable majors. Apply at 540 10th Street, Floresville, Texas or submit resume to Camino Real CS, Attn: HRS, P.O. Box 725, Lytle, Tx.  78052; Fax 830-772-4304. EOE.
Oak Hills Water Supply Corp. is now taking applications for a Water Operator position, must have at least 1 year experience, Class C Water License preferred. Apply at 6646 U.S. Hwy. 181 North, Floresville, Texas, Monday-Friday from 9-5. 830-393-7739.
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Just Thinking:  A dog is man’s best friend

Just Thinking: A dog is man’s best friend

September 22, 2012

Well, I wish dogs could talk. My daughter Julie, swears her Jack Russell Terrier, Jack understands every word she says to him. I hear her talking in the next room. When I ask her who she is... More ›

I was just thinking: Tim Tebow vs. Roger Staubach

January 12, 2012

I have always been a sports fan since I was a young girl on the farm. I was athletic (voted most athletic girl my senior year in high school), a tomboy (I could throw a hay bale on the wagon... More ›

How not to spend a Christmas vacation

December 27, 2011

Have you ever been asked if you had one thing to do over in your life, what would it be? I have several and the latest one is: I would never had said, " I know ! Let's go to Georgetown... More ›

Grammar books were important in my school

November 8, 2011

I was just thinking how reading and writing are so unimportant these days. And especially writing good English, and good grammar seems to not be taught now. I can't remember what grade I was... More ›

Remembering other Friday nights

November 1, 2011

Well, last night was a lonely night for me. I remember the days when Friday night football was the highlight of my week...high school football that is. When I was a teenager, then when I was a young married girl and Eddie loved high school sports... More ›

Remembering Hot August in South Texas

August 2, 2011

I am remembering other Augusts in my life today. I have always hated the month of August. Especially when we didn't have air-conditioning or even fans because we didn't have electricity. I... More ›

Making Mesquite bean jelly

July 7, 2011

I walked earlier today. It was 6:45 AM when I left the house. The sun was just coming up and it looked blood red. It caused the sky to be a brilliant red. But when I took a picture it appears yellow, and the sky is red. Maybe I need a filter on... More ›

Brush with death is a wake-up call

June 23, 2011

Larry Gray is a 54-year-old ex-Marine who was in Vietnam. His life is wrought with near-death experiences. Larry, who is my niece Lisa’s husband, sat in our living room this week, talking about his life and the brushes with death that he has had.... More ›

My Exciting World

June 15, 2011

It is Monday morning. It was a great weekend. TV is boring these days. Mostly I I work on writing on my book about my family history ...the Zooks or the Goodes, or the Evers, or the Brooks, which is Eddie’s mother’s side of the family. That is the... More ›

Three 'cowgirls' — or is it 'horsewomen?'

Three 'cowgirls' — or is it 'horsewomen?'

April 29, 2011

Three cowgirls ...or shall I say "horsewomen"? Two ladies, Michele and Barbara were getting their hair colored. Well, we say “colored” but maybe the word is “dyed”, hence the name of the... More ›

High School Memories - 62 years ago

April 14, 2011

I was just thinking what if my life would have turned out differently, if my friends and I would have kept in touch when we graduated from Poth High School in 1949. And still hung out together, socially. Who would I have married? What would have... More ›

You don't know where you're going if you don't know where you've been

You don't know where you're going if you don't know where you've been

March 25, 2011

My grandfather Rev. Samuel Zook was very good looking. I wish I had a picture without the beard! He was born in a Mennonite family in Pennsylvania in 1869. But some of the Mennonites had broken... More ›

Frog Hospital, the weather, and other tidbits

January 16, 2011

I don't know when I remember when the weather was so cold, dreary and rainy! I am a farmer's daughter so I don't complain about the rain. We need it down here in S. Texas, so I can look... More ›

Hope for the heart

January 8, 2011

Sometimes a day begins on a low note. Dark clouds, dark day, and dread. But something happens that is "hope for the heart". This day began with trepidation for me. I was going to San Antonio, 30 miles away, for an appointment with the eye doctor... More ›

Christmas Alone

December 21, 2010

I walked outside tonight, after it was dark, and looked up in the sky at the new crescent moon, and the evening star (Venus?) shining brightly close by. The night air brought a chill to me, and I shivered and hugged my arms close around me, and... More ›

Peanut Festival Time remembered

October 23, 2010

I've been sort of feeling melancholy these days. I haven't written my blog lately. I wrote this in my journal the day before the Peanut Festival Parade. I decided to put it in my blog here. When I wrote. the Rangers were in the... More ›

She remembers the old restaurants in San Antonio

September 24, 2010

It makes me happy when someone calls me to say they read my column, "Rainy Days and Starry Nights" in the WILSON COUNTY NEWS and they liked it so much they want to tell me. It's much better... More ›

Making new friends in Floresville

September 18, 2010

Thursday I went to take a story I wrote about an 85-year-old woman, who used to go to school with Eddie in Pleasanton. She sure didn't want me to write anything in my column about her. She said, "No one wants to read about me." When she read... More ›

Cowbell windchimes and Esperanzas blooms

September 9, 2010

From my journal this morning: "I am sitting on the deck in the cool of the morning and there is a hint of fall in the air. Everyone is still sleeping. But I rose early, made coffee, and... More ›

A day of miracles.

August 26, 2010

(Aug. 18, 2010) It was one year ago today-18th day of August 2009. That day is etched on my mind and heart. It turned out differently than I hope and planned. But God was with me all the way. I always wake up thinking positive thoughts. That... More ›

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