Memories of the Picoso Church

When I was a child, we frequently attended a Methodist church in the farming Picoso community, a few miles west of Floresville. The church was a small, wooden structure located on the property of my grandfather, Doroteo P. Muñiz, who was a lay preacher, and my uncles, mostly Pachecos and Muñizes, who were God-fearing, Bible-toting farmers. My mother, three uncles, […]

Barbecue to benefit Mary Alice McVay

A barbecued chicken dinner to benefit Mary Alice McVay will be held on Saturday, Feb. 5, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Hermann Sons Lodge, located at 1 Mesquite St. on U.S. 181 South in Poth. Tickets cost $6 per plate. Donations are welcome. For more information, call Mary Ann Sparrow at 210-367-8108 or the Whispering Hill Day […]

Poth lifters shine at Navarro powerlifting meet

GERONIMO — The Poth High School powerlifting team may have taken an abbreviated roster to the Navarro meet Jan. 22, but the team impressed everyone around, as six of the eight lifters earned medals, and all of Poth’s lifters finished in the top 10. Senior Anthony Fish led the Poth Pirates with his first-place finish in the 242-pound class, Antonio […]

Tigers tie for third in District 30-4A

The Floresville Tigers came up with two big victories last week to finish the first round of district play with a record of three wins and two losses. The Tigers find themselves one game behind the district co-leaders, Victoria East and Port Lavaca, which both have district records of four wins and one loss. Victoria West also has a record […]

Stockdale tops Nixon-Smiley, wins bragging rights

When the teams from Stockdale and Nixon-Smiley get together, one thing is for certain — there is more at stake than just a win or a loss. For these schools, it’s also about pride, and perhaps a bit of boasting for the school that comes out on top. After the boys and girls varsity basketball teams mixed it up Jan. […]

Mills continues family tradition

FLORESVILLE — In the best ag tradition of handing down the family farm or ranch to succeeding generations, Bryan Mills of Floresville has been elected as a director of the local chapter of the Independent Cattlemen’s Association of Texas. This makes him the third generation of the Mills family to represent the cattle industry in Wilson County. Bryan, the grandson […]

Ramirez ropes another win

LA VERNIA — Velma Ramirez of La Vernia undeniably has made a name for herself on the rodeo circuit. She travels across the country pursuing her dream of winning another shiny buckle or saddle. On Dec. 31, Velma traveled to Glen Rose to compete in the Brother-N-Laws Production “New Year’s Extravaganza” roping event. There were 1,945 teams competing from Oklahoma, […]