Luis R. ‘Tocho’ Barrera Sr.

1941-2009 Luis R. “Tocho” Barrera Sr. passed away Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2009, in Floresville, Texas, at the age of 68 years, 6 months, and 20 days. He was born in Floresville June 2, 1941, to Pedro Barrera and Antonia Reyes. He was a lifelong resident of Floresville. Luis was preceded in death by his wife, Augustina, in January 1996; his […]

Follow Santa with NORAD

Santa Claus is on his way, and you can track his journey to see when he’s getting close to your house! NORAD, the North American Aerospace Defense Command, has set up an official “Santa Tracker.” Just click on to see where he is now. Helped by the powerful mapping technology of Internet giant Google, NORAD allows Santa fans to […]

O.N. ‘Pint’ Passmore Jr.

1935-2009 O.N. “Pint” Passmore Jr., 74, of Brookshire, Texas, died Monday, Dec. 21, 2009, in Houston. He was born in Dilley on July 11, 1935, to Oscar N. and Delia (Downs) Passmore. Mr. Passmore was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Beverly; a brother, Morris H.; and a sister, June. He is survived by two sons, Bret Passmore […]

David Leonard Moad

1938-2009 David Leonard Moad entered into eternal rest Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2009. He was born in Fremont, Neb., March 1, 1938, to Bill and Agnes Moad. He joined the U.S. Air Force in 1958. He became ill and was discharged from the service in April 1961. David and Elizabeth Ann Rawlings were married July 29, 1961, in Stockdale. In March […]

Wilma Catherine Teel

1917-2009 Wilma Catherine Teel, 92, formerly of Nixon, Texas, passed away in her daughter’s home in Karnes City on Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2009. She was born on June 9, 1917, in Whiteright to Sarah Jane (Lynn) and Preston J. Janway. Wilma is survived by her daughter, Ann Gary of Nixon; her son, Kenneth Dwayne Marlow and wife Blanche of Las […]

Evelyn Joyce (Markgraf) Johnson

1932-2009 Evelyn Joyce (Markgraf) Johnson, 77, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2009, in La Vernia, Texas. She was born Jan. 11, 1932, to Tony A. and Gertie Lee (Neyland) Markgraf. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Clyde Nolan Johnson; sisters Lorene Fennell, Georgie Ferry, and Jane Kallies; and brothers Sam and Kenneth Markgraf. Evelyn is survived […]


Do you remember, ten years ago, we were getting all worked up in a froth about whether or not our computer age technology was going to turn on us and turn out the lights? People were storing up water and candles and canned food because rumor was the computers of the world wouldn’t understand the millennium change and would simply […]

‘Santa’ delivers Cowboys tickets

FLORESVILLE – Jeffery Keller of Floresville was in a big hurry to complete the paperwork to make it official that he was going to the home games of the Dallas Cowboys in 2010, the prize he won in a Texas Lottery second-chance drawing. He had some pressing Santa business to finish back home. “I’ve got something to do that’s really […]

Evelyn Moore Coleman

1928-2009 Evelyn Moore Coleman, 81, died Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2009, in her home in Nixon, Texas. She was born in Nixon Dec. 16, 1928, to Edna Mae (Grant) and Sam Moore Sr. She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Samuel Eugene “Gene” Coleman; a brother, Sam Moore Jr.; and two sisters, Annie Ruth Brown and Ruby Lee […]

James ‘Lizard’ Willeford

1951-2009 James “Lizard” Willeford, 58, of San Antonio, Texas, passed away Monday, Dec. 21, 2009. He was preceded in death by his parents, John William and Ima Gene (West) Willeford. James is survived by his wife, Marjean Willeford; his daughters, Kim Willeford Earnhardt, Jenny Wilson and husband Johnny, and Christi Simonds and husband Jim; his sons, Jay Willeford and wife […]