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Sonora ISD Focuses on Campus Improvements

Sonora ISD administration and the Board of Trustees are in ongoing discussions in developing long term goals for the school district. The main focus has been facilities, safety, and transportation.

City Council Hears Monthly Reports

On Monday, November 20, 2023, the Sonora City Council convened for its regular monthly meeting, presided over by Mayor Juanita Gomez. Key members of the community, including Judge Jerry Kemp and Police Chief Pete Garcia, presented updates on various municipal matters.

Eating Yams Or Sweet Potatoes This Thanksgiving?

Many of us may have yams as a side for Thanksgiving dinner. Or is it sweet potatoes? It turns out they are very different foods.

County Commissioners Meet to Handle Light Agenda

Sutton County Commissioners met Monday, October 30, 2023 to handle a light agenda. The meeting began with a public comment from former commissioner John Wade. He spoke on the countys possible purchase of the property.
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Joe Allen Lee
Joe Allen Lee, son of Joe Robert Lee and Mildred Hite. Born May 18, 1932, in O’Donnell, TX. Went to be with the Lord on November 8, 2023.
Virginia Calvert Epps
Virginia Calvert Epps of Sonora, Texas passed away peacefully on November 1, 2023. Virginia Calvert Curry was born in San Antonio, Texas on June 18, 1937, to William Calvert Curry and Mary Josephine Longley.
Iris Roberts Bradley
On October 11, 2023, surrounded by loved ones, Iris Roberts Bradley, 84, of Sonora, Texas, peacefully entered her eternal home, where she will experience everlasting joy in the presence of our Lord.
A herd of Broncos, Justin Lozano, Ashton Bryant and Jorge Leija, attack the #35 Cougar during one of the defensive runs on Friday, October 27, 2023. The team will be on the road this week for the final district game against the Forsan Buffalos. 
Broncos Shutout the Cougars
This was the fourth meeting between Christoval and Sonora. It was Senior Night at Bronco Stadium. Our grass field looked great and was painted to perfection for the last home game of the 2023 season.
Quarterback Jaime Buitron throws one of his many passes in the game Friday, October 13, 2023, as the Broncos rolled over the Reagan County Owls 57-12. The Broncos are now 7-0 for the year and 2-0 in district. Broncos travel to the border to take on the Anthony Wildcats on Friday, October 20, 2023.ANGIE BRYANT| THE DEVIL’S RIVER NEWS
Sonora Broncos Roll Over Reagan County
The Sonora Broncos continued their winning ways and remained undefeated for the 2023 season by blasting the Reagan County Owls 57-12 last Friday night at Bronco Stadium. Sonora (7-0,2-0) used several offensive weapons to move the ball down the field and light up the scoreboard.
The Sonora Broncos and the Ozona Lions went head to head for the I-10 Rivalry. The Broncos defeated the Lions 49-38 on Friday, October 6, 2023.
Sonora and Ozona Go Head to Head; Broncos Victorious Deploying Both Air and Ground Attacks
Friday night in the opening District 3-2A Division 1 game, the 8th ranked Sonora Broncos defeated their longtime I-10 rival, Ozona, for the 59th time in the 97 game series, 49-38. The game was played in Bronco Stadium on HCTC Spirit Night before the largest crowd of the season.
Defensive linemen Elijah Samaniego leads a herd of Broncos attacking a Longhorn on Friday, September 22, 2023 as the Broncos defeated Harper with a score of 53-22. The Broncos will have a bye week then kick off district play against Ozona on October 6, 2023.ANGIE BRYANT| THE DEVIL’S RIVER NEWS
Broncos Keep the Ball Rolling with the Hot Hand Over Harper
It was Harper’s Homecoming and Frontier Days in the Hill Country city. The Sonora Broncos have been there before for the same events. In 2014, the Broncos traveled to Harper and defeated the Longhorns 36-7, scoring all the necessary points in the first half under amber colored stadium lights.
Concho Valley
ASU News: Mariachi Los Pastores Concert Scheduled for Tuesday
Angelo State University’s Mariachi Los Pastores ensemble will present its first-ever fall concert on Tuesday, Dec. 5, at 7 p.m. in the Houston Harte University Center at 1910 Rosemont Drive.
San Antonio Food Bank Requests Donations of Wild Game to its 29-County Service Area
The San Antonio Food Bank extends donations requests for deer to 29 counties. The San Antonio Food Bank is the only food bank in the country to operate its own wild game processing facility, called Casa Venado, as part of Texas’s Hunters for the Hungry Program. Donated deer are processed, with meat finishing as 1.5 lb ground meat in vacuum sealed bags.
SAGHS Sponsors Finding Family Writing Contest
Discover your roots and let your family’s legacy shine with the Finding Family Writing Contest. The San Angelo Genealogical and Historical Society (SAGHS) invites you to delve deep into your family’s past, share captivating tales, cherished memories, and age-old legends that have shaped generations.
Lone Star State

CWD Detected at Kerr WMA Deer Facility

AUSTIN — Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) biologists have reported on December 1st a suspect-positive case of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in a 14-month-old captive male white-tailed deer at the Kerr Wildlife Management Area (WMA) research facility.

Human Rights Group Says Border Car Chases Led to 74 Deaths in Two Years

At least 74 people have been killed and 189 injured during high-speed car chases near the U.S.-Mexico border since Gov. Greg Abbott launched Operation Lone Star, a multi-billion dollar border security initiative, according to a report published by Human Rights Watch, a nonprofit agency.

$8.5 Billion Added to State Highway and Rainy Day Funds

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced Thursday, November 30th, that he has completed the transfer of about $3.06 billion into the State Highway Fund (SHF) and $5.46 billion to the Economic Stabilization Fund (ESF; commonly known as the “Rainy Day Fund”).

Governor Abbott Says School Voucher Battle Will Continue

As time runs out next week on the fourth special session, Gov. Greg Abbott said he will continue to fight for school choice, despite the Texas House once again decisively rejecting it when 21 Republicans largely from rural districts joined Democrats in stripping it from a $7.6 billion education bill.
How to Build an Energy-Efficient Home
(Family Features) Sustainable architecture and materials can help ensure you rely less on limited resources while reducing the cost of operating your home.
Debunking Common Bathroom Remodeling Misconceptions
(Family Features) Many homeowners put off upgrading essential spaces like the bathroom because they perceive the hassle or expense outweighs the benefit.
Efficient Ways to Warm Your Home
(Family Features) Using propane appliances like furnaces, water heaters, fireplaces and kitchen appliances alongside other energy sources, like electricity, can help reduce the strain on the electrical grid.
Expert Tips for Little Travelers During Winter
(Family Features) Winter is one of the busiest times of year to travel. Whether you travel by train, plane or take a long road trip, it can be overwhelming - especially when you have young children.
Se puede trabajar, consultar a un médico... y hasta participar en un ensayo clínico desde casa
(BPT) - Livingston, hijo del ex congresista estadounidense Gregg Harper, tiene el síndrome del cromosoma X frágil (SFX), un raro trastorno neurológico que a menudo se diagnostica …