With nearly everyone mostly “staying put” at home these days, there is little excuse for not completing the 2020 Census by April 1. If the COVID-19 “relief checks” were tied to completing the census form, I have no doubt that it would be 95% done.
My husband has gotten interested in mushrooms. Periodically, he crisscrosses the pasture, head down, looking for fungi of all sorts. Recently, on such a foray, he noticed the brown cap of a mushroom peeking out from the low grass. He bent down to get a closer look and he saw that the mushroo…
GOLIAD – The Vietnam veterans of Goliad were recently honored by Congressman Filemon Vela with a commemorative pin paying tribute to their service during the war.
GOLIAD – Carl Shockley wasn’t a teacher. He worked in the maintenance department when then Superintendent Dave Plymale took notice of him.
It is the first week of March, and this is the time we typically begin to see our first spring wildflowers. Not all of them, of course, just the earlier species. Fringed Puccoon shows up as dots of pure yellow in the pastures. Our parks and fields host waves of white and light purple Carolin…
Goliad, after the Texas War for Independence in 1836, was described as “‘a wild, recky, Indiany looking place’…full of lawless men.” (Handbook of Texas, unnamed writer) By 1850, its population had grown to 435 whites and 213 slaves.
As I walk through our area’s parks and along brush country trails at this end-of-winter time of year, I keep my eyes on the ground. I am looking for the first wildflowers that might be popping up. And there are a few. Lately, however, I have been seeing something else: Fruiting bodies.
With Lent beginning next week, the women of St. Philip’s Episcopal Church are gearing up for the first Lenten Luncheon on March 3—the 50th anniversary of the lecture series envisioned and organized by the late Margaret Moser, a faithful St. Philip’s member.
When walking in the brush and fields during the winter months, it is easy to become lulled into a peaceful trance. The leafless trees, the nearly-leafless brush plants, the grayness and the hush of winter soften my attention. I walk rhythmically, day-dreaming sometimes until…
“The Murmur of Bees,” by Mexican author Sofía Segovia, is a most appropriate book for the Pan American Round Table of BEEville to place in the Joe Barnhart BEE County Public Library in observance of this year’s April 14 Pan American Day.
Sunday, March 8, was a crowning event for several area students during the 2020 Miss Goliad Scholarship Pageant which was held at Goliad High School Auditorium.
CUERO – The DeWitt County Shutterbugs invites photographers to enter their annual Photography Contest/Exhibition.
CORPUS CHRISTI – When the lights dimmed at the Alamo Drafthouse movie theater on Jan. 23 in Corpus Christi, Beeville resident Adan Gonzales’ voice boomed over the speakers, and five years worth of work slowly unspooled across the big screen.
Ashtin Zamzow and Wolf Mahler of Santa Barbara, California, were married Friday, Jan. 10, at St. Austin Catholic Church in Austin. The bride was given in marriage by her father, and the ceremony was officiated by The Rev. Charles Kullmann.
GOLIAD – Janice J. Lott’s nieces and nephews surprised her with an 80th birthday celebration Saturday, Sept. 28, at the Mt. Moriah Baptist Church of Goliad.
Amanda Montague and Adam Pilarczyk of Leroy Township, Ohio, were married Saturday, May 4.