2010-02-10

Split pills to save money



Dear Savvy Senior, Is pill splitting safe? I have several friends who split their prescription pills to save money, and several who don’t because they don’t think it’s safe. What can you tell me? Split Decision Dear Decision, Splitting your pills — literally cutting them in half — is a simple way to save money on your prescription drugs, but […]

Judith Ann ‘Judy’ Manuel



1941-2010 Judith Ann “Judy” Manuel, 68, of La Vernia, Texas, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2010. She was born in Pocahontas, Va., on March 14, 1941, to Beaula and Kenneth Kirtner. She was preceded in death by her parents; her beloved sons, Brian K. Dibrell and Chad B. Dibrell; and her brother, […]

James Clarence Neffendorf



1922-2010 The Rev. James Clarence Neffendorf, 87, of Seguin, Texas, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Jan. 31, 2010. James was born Oct. 13, 1922, in Fredericksburg to Mr. and Mrs. Erwin Neffendorf. He served in the Pacific with the U.S. Army during World War II. He graduated from Texas Lutheran College, followed by graduating from Wartburg Seminary […]

Alejandro ‘Alex’ Bustamante Jr.



1961-2010 Alejandro “Alex” Bustamante Jr., passed away unexpectedly Thursday, Jan. 28, 2010, at the age of 48. He was born to Raquel C. and Alejandro Bustamante Sr. Feb. 13, 1961, in San Antonio, Texas. Alejandro was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife of 18 years, Anna; his son, Alex Bustamante III; his sister, Sophie […]

Jesse F. Treviño



1948-2010 Jesse F. Treviño was born Feb. 5, 1948, and died Friday, Feb. 5, 2010. Jesse was born to Guadalupe (Huizar) and Dionicio Treviño in Poth, Texas. He worked for Lyssy & Eckel, C&M feed store, and the Floresville Independent School District. Jesse was first married to Angelica Davilla in Poth and had two sons, Jesse Jr. and Roman Treviño. […]

One Opinion: Washington should leave middle class alone



NEWS: A press release from The White House, Office of the Press Secretary, dated Feb. 5 outlines “the latest in a series of new small business proposals.” It is touted by the SBA (Small Business Administration) to “increase working capital” and help businesses refinance. The proposal includes a tax credit that would “cut taxes for more than 1 million small […]

2010 Trail Ride Royalty



Understanding Presidents Day



“I thought the purpose of Presidents Day was getting steep discounts on furniture and linen.” “Ah, you speak of the confusion surrounding that federal holiday. Snopes.com does a fine job clarifying what the day is really about: celebrating George Washington’s birthday.” “Who is this George Washington?” “For goodness sakes, he was our first president, our best president and one of […]

2010 Candidates Forum



Kuempel recognized by Stockdale



District 44 State Rep. Edmund Kuempel addresses Stockdale Mayor Johnny Stahl and attendees of the Feb. 2 Stockdale City Council meeting. The city recognized Kuempel for his support and assistance in securing a local park grant from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department for the city’s industrial park.