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These members of Catholic Daughters of Court No. 1108 in East Bernard and two gentlemen packaged many donated items at Shoppa’s John Deere Store and mailed them to a military unit in Slovakia. Holt Mica, grandson of Helen Mica, has served over two years in the Army and is part of the 101st A…

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Despite East Bernard Brahmarette senior Kellen Dorotik’s high school career ending in the state tournament, she’s not done with volleyball just yet.

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The East Bernard Brahmas finished eighth in state out of 16 schools, senior Colby Kurtz finished 10th. Pictured from the left are Cole Janecek, Ty Grigar, Justin Kurtz, Colby Kurtz, Kaleb Rivera, Chris Kopecky, coach Susie Walters and Bryton Karasek during their regional run. Kurtz was also …

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As we approach a New Year, today’s column looks back at some of our Wharton County’s many 2022 accomplishments.

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With Thanksgiving behind us and the remainder of the holiday season quickly approaching, it seems like a perfect time to talk about a seasonally popular subject matter: food.

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The Wharton Garden Club has selected the yard of Brad and Kathy Crist at 16216 Senkel Road in East Bernard as the December Yard of the Month. The Crist’s well-manicured yard is covered with a thick green carpet of Tifton Bermuda grass and is enhanced with seven oak trees. The wide beds are b…

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East Bernard High School’s FFA team competed in the Area XI FFA Leadership Development Contest on Nov. 19 with four of seven teams bringing home Top 6 banners and one team heading to the state contest.

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My friends Gordon and Pat, a married couple, both pillars in the community, have gone to Glory now but their memory lingers on because both were such characters.

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As I grow older, I look back over the years and see how pompous and arrogant I was as a youth and later as a young mother.

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Valerie Grigar, a member of the East Bernard FFA, earned the American FFA Degree for 2022 at the 95th National FFA Convention that was recently held in Indianapolis, Indiana, on Oct. 26-29.

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Dr. Katharine Blackert talked to her fellow East Bernard Lions Club members about her veterinary practice when the club met Oct. 25 at Glory Bean Coffee Co. Blackert has been located on Highway 90 in East Bernard for more than four years. She provides general health care with routine exams o…

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Former NASA Director Gerry Griffin, right, was the keynote speaker at a Veterans Day luncheon in Wharton for the Comfort Wood Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. There he met with longtime friend and Texas A&M University Class of 1956 classmate Joe Hlavinka, center, who …

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Texas legislators are off to the races, filing more than 850 bills on Monday, the first day of filing season for the 88th session, which begins Jan. 10.

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Banner number 14 will have to wait another year. The East Bernard Brahmarettes run ends in the state semi-final in four sets against the reigning back-to-back state champions, the Bushland Lady Falcons, at the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland on Thursday afternoon.

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East Bernard Brahma senior Colby Kurtz closed his cross county career with a top-10 finish out of the 149 runners at the state meet in Round Rock on Saturday.

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Needing one point to win the Region III championship, senior outside hitter Kellen Dorotik sent a kill through the Central Heights Lady Devils’ defense, landing on the floor, and sealing their win at Athens High School Saturday afternoon. 

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Volleyball isn’t quite over, and there is still a softball season left, but when East Bernard Brahmartte senior Lexie Warncke is done with her high school career, she’ll be pitching for the Baylor Bears.

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One of my granddaughters shared with me that the East Bernard High School Brahmarettes will begin their state volleyball playoffs against Bushland in Garland on the day this column will come out. If they win, they will play the championship game in Garland on Saturday.

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East Bernard Brahma senior Colby Kurtz closed his cross county career with a top-10 finish out of the 149 runners at the state meet in Round Rock on Saturday.

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The third meeting this season between the Danbury Lady Panthers and the East Bernard Brahmarettes was the toughest, but it ended the same way, with a Brahmarette sweep on Thursday night in Van Vleck.

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Some folks may take issue when I say that November is the color of orange, but there are several reasons why I am saying this — the main one being the Houston Astros.

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The Fourth of July Rodeo in Cotulla was a highlight of the year for my Dad, Jim B. Blakely, and he always invited me and legendary trail driver Ab Blocker to attend.

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After completing the remodel of our bathroom a few months ago, I was on a mission to purchase new towels. I had changed the color scheme after 20 years and my tan colored towels were not going to match well in my grey bathroom.

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The Wharton Garden Club selected the home of Dwight “Bud” and Wendy Graves, located at 315 Pietzsch St. in East Bernard, as Yard of the Month for October 2022.

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The East Bernard Brahmarettes easily swept their way past the Diboll Lady Lumberjacks at New Caney High School. The Brahmarette defense allowed Diboll more than 15 points once, grabbing 25-7, 25-18, 25-11 wins.