Community Calendar

Ephesus Baptist Church invites everyone to their quarterly singing Friday night, February 11, 2011 starting at 7:00 pm. We encourage all musicians to join us in sharing God’s music, but whether you sing or not, come for the fellowship with each other. You will be a blessing, and you will get a blessing! We are located about 3 ½ miles […]

Tales from WannaBea Farm

Boomerang Hearing my mother calling me, I immediately thought, “Uh oh, what have I done now?” But even though I couldn’t think of anything I’d done to warrant punishment, I was still reluctant to answer as she had that “come here NOW sound” to her voice that usually meant that I was in trouble, so dragging myself away from my […]

Animal Talk

Brucellosis or “Bangs disease” is a bacterial disease of cattle that can cause a number of symptoms including abortion, poor milk production, and weak calves. This disease has recently raised its ugly head in south Texas. One of the southern markets detected the blood disease through routine surveillance and an investigation has begun to identify the source. Heifer calves are […]

Rusk’s Capitol role


This month, Texans will quietly celebrate the 117th anniversary of the completion of the Texas Capitol in Austin. But, as in past observances, there will be little acknowledgment of the role that East Texas, especially the town of Rusk, played in the capitol’s completion. East Texans who visit the capital may guess that some of its woodwork came from East […]


Giordano Bruno: Martyr or Fool? The date: Feb. 17, 1600. The place: Rome, Italy. The setting: A 51-year old former cleric is securely bound to a wooden pole surrounded by dry firewood. Within moments Giordano Bruno would become the Inquisition’s next victim — suffering a cruel and undoubtedly excruciating death for publicly espousing unapproved ideas. In the years since his […]

June Gehrels Daniel

June Gehrels Daniel, 82, of Fairfield, died Saturday, February 5, 2011 in Palestine. Services will be 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 8, 2011 at Capps Memorial Chapel with Apostle Travis N. (Bo) Davis officiating. Interment will follow at Dew Cemetery. Mrs. Daniel, a long time area resident was born June 11, 1928 in Winters, Texas to parents Walter William and Daisy […]

Frances Grayson

Funeral Services for Ms. Frances Grayson, age 77, were held on Saturday, February 5, 2011, at 11:00 a.m., at Ricks-Bowers Funeral Home in Jewett. Interment followed the services at Jewett Cemetery. Visitation was held on Saturday prior to the services. There was no visitation Friday evening. Ms. Grayson passed away on Monday, January 31, 2011, in San Antonio. She was […]

Hermenejildo Sanchez

A Rosary service for Mr. Hermenejildo Sanchez, age 80, were held on Sunday, February 6, 2011, at 1:30 p.m. at Ricks-Bowers Funeral Home in Jewett. Mr. Sanchez passed away on Thursday, February 03, 2011, at his residence in Marquez. He was born in Jajaulas de Abajo, Pinos Zacatecas, Mexico to Jose’ & Maria De Jesus Gomez Sanchez on April 13, […]

Floyd Lee Waters

Funeral services for Floyd Lee Waters, age 90, of League City, Texas were held 2 PM , Sunday, February 6, 2011 at the Walters’ Buffalo Funeral Home in Buffalo, Texas. Rev. Johnny Veretto officiated and interment was in the Buffalo Cemetery. Walters’ Buffalo Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Floyd Waters, the soft spoken well dressed gentleman was born […]

Mary Wilkins

Funeral services for Mary L. Wilkins, age 76, will be held on Thursday, February 10, 2011, at Ricks-Bowers Funeral Home in Jewett. Interment will follow the services at Cook-Walden Capital Parks Cemetery in Pflugerville at 3:30p.m. Visitation will be held on Thursday prior to the service at the funeral home. Mrs. Wilkins passed away on Sunday, February 6, 2011, at […]