By Jeff Osborne
THREE RIVERS – What started as a hobby and soon grew bigger than its founders ever imagined is now a Three Rivers landmark — The Piggy Cakes bakery located at the corner of North Haborth (Highway 281) and Alexander Street in Three Rivers.
LIVE OAK COUNTY – A man and woman sought in connection with multiple robberies in the San Antonio area was stopped in Live Oak County on Nov. 13 after being pursued by several law enforcement agencies.
GEORGE WEST – The George West Police Department made arrests in connection with burglaries and also for possession of drugs during law enforcement activities on Nov. 12 and 15.
George West Volunteer Fire Department named Cathy Ybanez 2019 firefighter of the year at the Lions Club meeting Monday, Nov. 4. Cathy has been in the department for eight years. Chief Lee Wallek presented her with a plaque.
Beeville Publishing Co. publishes oil and gas permits and completions for the following counties on a weekly basis: Atascosa, Bee, Goliad, Karnes, Live Oak, McMullen, Refugio and San Patricio.
AUSTIN – Texas continues to lead the nation in oil and gas production, creating jobs and prosperity statewide, but communities in the state’s main energy production areas have also seen a rise in deaths on the road accounting for close to half of all traffic fatalities in Texas.
THREE RIVERS – When Three Rivers Elementary School Principal Cindy Miller asked the Valero Energy Foundation for a grant to help boost STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education, she said she hoped for $500 — or maybe $5,000.
TILDEN – McMullen County’s efforts to build a nearly 5 acre park in the heart of Tilden got a huge boost on Nov. 6 thanks to a $500,000 federal grant announced at the McMullen County Courthouse by U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar.
GEORGE WEST – It took nearly seven months from the time she was indicted, but Live Oak County Auditor Tragina Smith was found not guilty of ongoing theft charges by a Live Oak County jury on Wednesday, Nov. 6, in the courtroom of the Live Oak County Justice Center.