Joon Mata swings on the playground at Flournoy Park one recent afternoon. These overcast skies will likely continue this weekend.

This family took time Dec. 28 to shoot a photo that shows five generations all standing together. Shown are great-great-grandmother Beatrice C. Elizalde, great-grandmother Irma E. Gonzales, Grandmother Amanda G. Quintero, mom Alexis A. Quintero and her daughter Avery R. Benavidez.

Ysidro Benitez of Beeville will celebrate his 100th birthday surrounded by his immediate family and friends on Saturday, Dec. 14, with dinner and a dance at the Chick-a-Saw Club. Benitez was born in Beeville on Dec. 16, 1919.