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Oakville: Texas history comes back to life

Recently, descendants of the Woods and Everman families visited the current restoration of Oakville, an old stagecoach trail stop which lies between San Antonio and Corpus Christi alongside Interstate 37 that extends to Brownsville. Irish immigrants, part of the McMullen and McGloin Mexican Land Grant, first settled the area in the 1850s and worked cattle among the live oaks and a sulfur tributary, off- spring of the Nueces River.

William “Bill” Reynolds

William “Bill” Reynolds went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, June 21 at a hospital in Corpus Christi, Texas surrounded by family. Bill was born on October 11, 1931 in Three Rivers, Texas to Arthur and Pauline Reynolds. He was the youngest in the family, enjoying the companionship of his older sisters. He was immersed in the Christian community from an early age that would become the foundation of his life lived.
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Stewart awarded top spot in senior essay competition

McKinzie Stewart, 16, a rising junior at George West ISD High School is this year’s winner of the senior essay competition sponsored by the Live Oak Soil and Water Conservation District No. 323. She was honored for her achievement at the Area III Conservation Awards Banquet held May 4...
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Tilden trio receives statewide scholarships totaling $42,000

Three outstanding members of the Tilden FFA Chapter have made a huge haul in the Texas FFA Scholarship process recently. The students completed online applications which passed through area and state level preliminary checks, as well as state finalist interviews at Tarleton State University. There were 300 FFA members in the statewide pool of semi-finalists, and these three youngsters from Tilden were among the 146 recipients of scholarships. Applicants are judged on their grades, standardized test scores, supervised agricultural experiences, FFA leadership, and participation in a variety of FFA activities at the local, district, area, and state levels. Here are the recipients and the scholarship sponsors that were announced on June 13:
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Poteet’s BBQ team competes in first high school cookoff, heads to State

The Poteet High School BBQ team has already earned their way to State after smoking the competition at the Texas High School BBQ Cook-Off in Tilden on March 26. This was their first high school competition. Winning second place overall team, the Poteet Strawberry Smokers placed first with their chicken and second with their ribs and brisket. They also had a fourth-place brisket and took eighth in dessert.
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Charlotte BBQ teams cook their way to State

Charlotte High School FFA BBQ team went to Tilden on March 26 to compete in the Tilden BBQ Cook-Off. The team consists of the girls’ team, Flavor Country, and the boys’ team, Country Smoke. The teams competed in events such as dessert, ribs, brisket, beans and chicken. Flavor...

TR shop does Doggie Do’s just right

Doggie Do’s, located at 503 E. Thornton St. in Three Rivers, was named the Three Rivers Chamber of Commerce business of the month for January. Owner Angie Ponce of the city of Three Rivers, relayed her excitement when finding out about the honor, stating that this (honor) was the perfect way to start the New Year.

Brush Country Cattlewomen learn deer processing

Brush Country Cattlewomen held their January meeting at the Cowboy Church Hall recently, which included a program presented by Pete and Edie Sollberger of Double S Processing, LLC. The business, located on 1365 Lagarto Road in George West, offers basic deer processing, steaks, sausage and jerky. BCCW hostesses Paula Folmar,...
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Caleb Segura, age 10, shot his first buck on Dec. 19 at his uncle’s ranch in Atascosa County while hunting with his dad, Johnny Segura. Johnny rattled in this 8-point buck and Caleb made a perfect shot. Caleb dedicates this special hunt to his late grandfather, Catarino ‘Tronco’ Segura, of Tilden, who loved to hunt and fish and enjoyed being in the outdoors.

Frosty, the Snow Officer

The George West Police Department introduced their new part-time officer, on Thursday, Dec. 9, who just so happens to be full of Christmas cheer. The department invited the public to play a game, which asked them to try and spot Officer Frosty riding around town in one of the GWPD patrol cars. If spotted, residents were to take a picture of Frosty and post it onto the department’s Facebook page for a chance to win “something sweet.”
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Landon Longan, age 8, shot his first buck on Nov. 23 at DL Ranch in Tilden while hunting with his dad, Joshua Longan. He is the grandson of David and Deborah Longan of Tilden. The buck was taken down with a .243 caliber rifle on the first shot.

Third time’s the charm for TRISD spirit parade, bonfire

After having to reschedule three times, Three Rivers Independent School District held its annual spirit parade and bonfire on Wednesday, Nov. 10. According to Three Rivers High School Asst. Principal Haley Kopplin, the turn out was better than anticipated, with more than 200 students, parents and faculty gathered for the festivities.
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Day Trips: Dobie Dichos, Oakville

Gather under the stars to celebrate storytelling and J. Frank Dobie. Dobie Dichos gathers people together who appreciate a good yarn around the campfire under the stars in Oakville on Friday, Nov. 5. It's a night to be treasured. For more than a decade, Dobie fans have congregated under the...

Pursuing natural beauty, inspiration

A random comment made during a children’s beauty pageant set two Three Rivers women on a course of pursuing natural beauty and working to encourage and empower people while also assisting a variety of charities. For several years, Dani Coquat and her mother, Valerie Belyeu, have been competing in beauty...
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Day Trips: Three Rivers Petroglyph Site, New Mexico

Ancient rock art displays Jornada Mogollon creativity. Three Rivers Petroglyph Site in South Central New Mexico contains one of the largest collections of ancient rock art in the Southwest. More than 21,400 images of birds, animals, humans, and geometric designs were scratched into the dark-brown veneer of the volcanic rock, leaving white lines.

Prime fishing spots shine at LOC locations

South Texas is blessed with an abundance of outstanding fishing spots, and two of the best are in Live Oak County. Choke Canyon Reservoir straddles the Live Oak and McMullen County line and covers 25,670 acres, while Lake Corpus Christi encompasses 18,256 acres. Both are stocked by the relatively new inland fisheries division at Lake Corpus Christi’s Mathis office, and each offers plentiful opportunities to reel in prized catches.
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Delicious dining delights, desserts at Taste of Atascosa

The Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce’s Taste of Atascosa for 2021 held Aug. 19, at the Pleasanton Civic Center was a huge success with a standingroom only crowd. “We were so excited to bring back Taste of Atascosa and promote some of our best local restaurants,” said Cindy Mumm, Executive Director of Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce.