Obituaries

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Antonio Ruiz

Antonio C. Ruiz Sr., 81, of Dilley, died on April 10, 2018 in San Antonio. He was born on March 10, 1937 in Derby. He is preceded in death by his wife, Matilde Ruiz; mother, Juana Campos Martinez and siblings, Genaro Leyva, Armado Leyva, Maria Santos and Ernestina Hewtty. He is survived by his children, Margarita Amaya of Dilley, Antonio Ruiz Jr. and Maria Garza of Dilley; sisters, Janie Martinez of Derby and Maria Louis Rodriguez of San Angelo; grandchildren, Cupid Amaya, Kira Amaya and Angela Ruiz. Visitation was held on Thursday, April 12, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. with a rosary recited at 7 p.m. Funeral mass was held on Friday, April 13, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 10 a.m. Interment followed at the Dilley Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Royal Oaks Funeral Chapel.

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Apr

Winnie Holmes

Winnie Lou Holmes, of Leon Springs, died early Friday morning, April 6, 2018. She was born on Monday, August 9, 1938, to Glenda and Edgar Kuenstler in Encinal. Winnie is survived by her husband James W. Holmes, of Leon Springs; son Jonathan M. Holmes and his wife Sharon Holmes of Alamogordo, New Mexico; son Grady L. Holmes and his wife Jeanene Holmes of Albuquerque, New Mexico; daughter Kymberley Holmes of Leon Springs; sister Edna L. Harrison of Orlando, Florida; brother Edgar R. Kuenstler and his wife Jeannie Kuenstler of Amarillo; sister-in-law Rena Kuenstler of Alpine; brother Harold W. Kuenstler and his wife Linda Kuenstler of Lytle; sister Donna Kuenstler Maples and her husband Barney Maples of Alpine; along with numerouse grandchildren and great-grandchildren from California to Louisiana. Winnie was preceded in death by her parents; brother John A. Kuenstler and grandson Devan Alexander Holmes.

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Apr

Maria Gonzalez

Maria L. Gonzalez, died on March 24, 2018, at the age of 70. She was born on April 6, 1947 to Manuel and Melchora Rios. She is preceded in death by her parents; sister, Emma Garza and brothers, Armando and Humberto Gonzalez. Maria is survived by her sister, Margarita Esparza; brother, Ramon (Gloria) Gonzalez; niece, Diana Gonzalez; along with numerous other nieces, nephews and family members. Visitation was held on Monday, March 26, at Peters Funeral Home from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. with a Rosary at 7 p.m. Funeral Services were held on Tuesday, March 27, at 10 a.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Interment followed at the Cotulla East Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Peters Funeral Home, Cotulla. www.peters-fh.com

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12
Apr

Decision to send troops to border draws mixed reactions

By ED STERLING

 

Gov. Greg Abbott on April 4 welcomed the announcement by Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen that the federal government would deploy some 4,000 National Guard personnel to the U.S.-Mexico border to assist in stemming the flow of illegal immigration.

 

“Today’s action by the Trump Administration reinforces Texas’ longstanding commitment to secure our southern border and uphold the rule of law and I welcome the support,” the governor said. “Going forward, Texas will continue to implement robust border security efforts and this partnership will help ensure we are doing everything we can to stem the flow of illegal immigration.”

 

 

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12
Apr

Energy Security is National Security

By WILL HURD

Folks in the 23rd District know well that West Texas energy fuels our economy. In fact, the Texas portion of the Permian Basin alone provides more than 444,000 jobs, contributes more than $60.2 billion to the Gross State Product of Texas and generates $113.6 billion in economic output for local communities. What’s equally as important is that energy security is national security.

 

Many folks don’t realize the hardworking Texans getting in their trucks each morning to work on nearby rigs or at refineries are doing much more than earning a paycheck – they are playing an important role protecting our nation from threats abroad. Here’s why:

 

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12
Apr

Rubaldo Barron

Rubaldo Barron, age 81, of Devine, died Friday, April 6, 2018 in San Antonio. He is preceded in death by his parents, Jose and Emilia (Fira) Barron; son, Valde Barron; daughter, Linda Barron; brothers, Jose and Ramon Barron; sisters and brother-in-laws, Olga Cabellero and husband Federico, Elida Lopez and husband Remgio, Lucia Barron, and Celia Uribe; sisterin- law, Enidina. He is survived by his wife, Ramona M. Barron; sons, Valentin Caballero and wife Estella, Venjamin Barron, Rubaldo Barron Jr. and wife Elisa, and Jose Barron; daughters, Elma Vargas, Maria Gonzalez and husband Guadalupe, Maricela Barron and Matthew Brittnacher, and Bertha Bronas and husband Andrew; sister-in-law, Maria Barron; along with many grandchildren; and greatgrandchildren. Visitation was held Tuesday, April 10, from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. with the Rosary recited at 7 p.m. Mass was held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 11, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church with interment following in the St.

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Mark Dorris

Mark Allen Dorris, age 44, of Pearsall, died Monday, April 2, 2018, in San Antonio. He was born in Chicago on April 22, 1973, to parents, Manuel and Sharon Leal. He is preceded in death by his parents. Mark is survived by his wife, Tracy Jill Chism of Pearsall; son, Mark Allen Dorris Jr. of San Antonio; brother, Manuel Leal Jr. of Austin; sisters, Joy Leal of Ft. Worth, Santiaga Rose Leal of Pearsall and Teresa Cuciarone of Chicago. No services are planned. Arrangements were under the direction of Hurley Funeral Home, Pearsall.

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Apr

Pedro Gonzalez

Pedro B. Gonzalez died on April 8, 2018, at the age of 85. He was born on December 18, 1932 to Teodoro and Juanita Gonzalez. He is preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Teodoro Gonzalez Jr. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Carmen Gonzalez; daughters, Nora (Jose) Martinez and Elsa G. (Nazario) Sanchez Jr.; grandchildren, Nazario Sanchez III, Joseph “Abe” Martinez and Gabriela Martinez; great grandchildren, Nazario Sanchez IV, Emmanuel Sanchez, Harley Sanchez, Hayden Sanchez, Hadrian Sanchez and Haylee Sanchez; siblings, Carlos B. (Rafaela) Gonzalez, Juan B. (Tomasa) Gonzalez, Felipa G. (Erasmo) Garza, Roel B. Gonzalez, Noelia Rocha, Elvira (Abel) Gonzalez, Abel B. (Melissa) Gonzalez, Raquel Gonzalez, Raul B. (Belinda) Gonzalez and sister in law, Maria Alicia Gonzalez of New Mexico; along with numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. He was an Army Veteran who fought in the Korean War.

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Apr

Wanda LaBuhn

Wanda Belle LaBuhn, 89 of Gonzales and formerly of Pearsall, died Saturday, March 31, 2018. Wanda was born August 25, 1928 in Kingsville to Louis Lee and Vivian Turner Lee. She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; son, Richard Wayne LaBuhn and a brother, Don Lee. She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Donna Joan and Angel Reyes of Del Valle, Debra Joyce and Charlie Aleman of Gonzales; sons and daughters-in-law, Stephen Charles LaBuhn of Spring Branch, Michael Walter and Carolyn LaBuhn of New Braunfels, Kevin Mark and Diane LaBuhn of New Braunfels; sister, Patsy Jarvis of San Antonio; 15 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. She married Jack Walter LaBuhn on November 3, 1951 in San Antonio. Wanda was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Dilley and had served as President of the Frio County Child Care Board for 37 years.

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Apr

Antonio De La Rosa

Antonio De La Rosa Sr., died on March 29, 2018, at the age of 84. He was born on November 7, 1933 to Isidro and Maximina De La Rosa. He is preceded in death by his wife, Guadalupe De La Rosa; parents; siblings, Antonia Hernandez, Florentino De La Rosa, Andres De La Rosa, Pablo De La Rosa, Pedro De La Rosa and Ignacia Ruiz. He is survived by his children, Antonio (Elvira) De La Rosa, Nora De La Rosa (Raymond Tapia), Annabel De La Rosa (Ruben Estrada) and Abel De La Rosa (Ysenia Garcia); grandchildren, Michelle Luna, Brianna Estrada, Melody Rovello, Jolene Galvan, Jorge Antonio Rovello, Jesabelle De La Rosa and Aribella De la Rosa; great grandchildren, Sydney Luna, Madison Luna, JeMila Venegas and Jeremiah Rovello; along by numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Visitation was held on Monday, April 2, at Peters Funeral Home from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. with a Rosary at 7 p.m. Funeral Services were held on Tuesday, April 3, at 10 a.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

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