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Moore hosts holiday contests, potluck

FAMILY, SCHOOL & COMMUNITY The Moore Community Improvement Club will be holding its third annual Be the Light Holiday Decorating Contest. Sign up for the event started on December 1 and runs through December 15. There is a $10 fee per entry. There will be cash prizes for the top winner, as well as a…

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Zaffirini returns for new term in Dist. 21

SENATOR HAS SERVED SOUTH TEXAS SINCE 1987 With 100 percent of votes counted and reported to the secretary of state, Senator Judith Zaffirini, Democrat of Laredo, has won an 11th re-election to represent Texas Senate District 21, which includes La Salle County. The senator received 129,422 votes (61.53 percent) to her Republican opponent’s 75,643 (35.96…

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The Little Crafty Thing

Paper Plate Snowman When I was a kid I had a heck of an imagination, and a penchant for creativity. I once decided to make paper plate masks, and have my own little play. I had a great time… my mother wasn’t impressed with me using her plates. But, you win some and you lose…

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JoAnn Riggs

JoAnn Riggs, 88, known by her grandchildren as Janny, died on November 25, 2022 in San Antonio. She was born on October 10, 1934 in Lockhart to parents Troy and Lillian Howard. She is preceded in death by her parents and husband Teddy Riggs. JoAnn is survived by her son Bubba Riggs (Toylynne) of Boerne,…

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Reymundo Perez

Reymundo Perez, 81, died on November 27, 2022 in Pearsall. He was born on September 17, 1941 in Pearsall. He is preceded in death by his parents, wife Frances Perez, brothers Rudy Perez and Raymond Perez. Reymundo is survived by his sons Gary Perez, Joe Perez and Eddie Perez (Diane), siblings Mando Perez (Becky), Rosie…

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Patrick lays out legislative priorities

CAPITAL HIGHLIGHTS Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick outlined his goals for the upcoming legislative session, calling them “general concepts,” according to the Austin American-Statesman. With an estimated $27 billion surplus, the Legislative Budget Board voted last week to boost the Legislature’s spending capacity by 12.3% — the largest increase allowed under the state constitution. But that…

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As good as granny’s

Brown Sugar Fudge Cake I really love fudge, so when I found an old recipe that merged fudge and cake… you’d better believe I made note of it to share here!   from Tollhouse Heritage Cookbook, The Nestle Company, 1983 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour 1 measuring teaspoon baking soda 3/4 measuring teaspoon salt 1/2…

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Aurora B. Jaimez

Aurora B. Jaimez, 95, died on November 29, 2022. She was born on June 13, 1927, in Dilley to Zaragosa and Felicita Benavidez of San Antonio. She was the oldest of six children, of which Nicanor O. (Omar) Benavidez, is the remaining sibling, living in El Centro, California. Jaimez is survived by sons Sergio H.…

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Lucas E. Martinez

Lucas E. Martinez, 94, died on November 30, 2022 in Pearsall. She was born on October 18, 1928 in Pearsall to parents Adolfo and Josefina Elizondo. Sh is preceded in death by her parents, husband Jose Martinez, sons Pedro Martinez, Jesus Martinez, Jose Martinez Jr., brothers and sisters. Lucas is survived by her children Rosa…

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Mildred Ann McKenzie

Mildred Ann McKenzie, 53, of Bigfoot, died on November 24, 2022. She was born on November 23, 1969 in Port Arthur, Texas to Ernest Wayne Jones Jr. and Mary Francis Nicholson Jones. She is preceded in death by her father Ernest Wayne Jones Jr. Mildred is survived by her husband Gerald McKenzie, mother Mary N.…

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