Four perish in midnight crash near Kenedy

KENEDY — Troopers from the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Highway Patrol continue their investigation of a multi-vehicle crash just after midnight May 20 that claimed the lives of four oil- field workers. DPS Cpl. Javier Reyes said that notification of next-of-kin was pending for one of the men, who was just 18 years old. The other three were […]

DPS Increases Patrols for Memorial Day Weekend

AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) will significantly increase trooper patrols this Memorial Day weekend to help keep Texas roadways safe. During the increased patrols Friday, May 24, through Monday, May 27, troopers will be looking for drunk drivers, speeders, seat belt violators and other traffic violators statewide. “Memorial Day is a time of reverence and remembrance […]

Letter: Money toward county road maintenance being wasted

Editor: I live on County Road 105 and watch with amazement the constant waste of taxpayers’ money by the county road department. I was told in 2012 by our county commissioner that our road was on the list to be paved that summer. When it didn’t come to pass, he told me that there was no money in budget to […]

Editorial: Texas must educate more than elite to secure future

By Matthew Ladner, Ph.D. Texas currently stands as an economic juggernaut, leading the nation in private sector job growth by a wide margin. Texans, however, suffer from an Achilles heel that remains largely unrecognized. In 2011, the Nation’s Report Card, a highly respected national examination, revealed that only 27 percent of Texas’ eighth-grade students score proficient in reading. The bitter experience […]

Editorial: A domino effect of lies and Libya still evident

There can be honest differences of opinion on many subjects. But there can also be dishonest differences. Last week’s testimony under oath about events in Benghazi on September 11, 2012, makes painfully clear that what the Obama administration told the American people about those events were lies out of whole cloth. What we were told repeatedly last year by the […]

Editorial: Is it uninformed, clueless, or is it ‘Obamagate’?

It could have been wishful thinking when Sen. Mitch McConnell called for “full transparency and cooperation” from the White House over the IRS scandal. He asked for “no stonewalling, no more incomplete answers, no more misleading responses, no holding back witnesses, no matter how senior their current or former positions.” Unfortunately, there has been nothing but stonewalling, misleading responses, and […]

Francisco ‘Chico’ Farias Tejeda

•3-8-1932 — 5-16-2013 •Husband of Mary Juarez Tejeda; father of Sylvia Tejeda and Francisco J. Tejeda Jr. and wife Alice; and brother of Maria Mermeia, Mateo Tejeda and wife Rosemary, Angie Luna and husband Adolph, all of San Antonio, and Adelina Zepeda of Stockdale •Visitation: Monday, May 20, 5 p.m. and Tuesday, May 21, 9 a.m., Sacred Heart Catholic Church, […]

Gemma Mary Lyssy

2013-2013 Gemma Mary Lyssy entered into eternal rest on Friday, May 17, 2013. She was born on March 19, 2013, to Gordon and Jessica Lyssy. Gemma was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, John Henson. She is survived by her parents; sisters Hailey and Amanda; paternal grandparents Rudy and Evelyn Lyssy; maternal grandmother Joan Henson; paternal great-grandmother Regina Lyssy; […]

Barbara Grabert Cox

1940-2013 Barbara Grabert Cox, beloved wife, mom, grandmother, and great-grandmother, passed away on Thursday, May 16, 2013, in Floresville, Texas, at the age of 73 years, 2 months, and 4 days. She was born on March 12, 1940, in Potsdam, East Germany, to Albert and Elsa Pastoors Grabert. She was a former resident of Pasa Robles, Calif., and a resident […]

Raymond Lee Kowalik Sr.

1941-2013 Raymond Lee Kowalik Sr. passed away Friday, May 17, 2013, in Schertz, Texas, at the age of 72 years, 2 months, and 5 days. He was born March 12, 1941, in Falls City, the son of Nick and Pelagia “Pearl” Moy Kowalik. He was a former resident of Southern California and a resident of Falls City for more than […]