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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.

Commissioners Hold Special Meeting for Possible Purchase of Property

Sutton County Commissioners held a special meeting on Monday, October 10, 2023 at the Sutton County Civic Center to discuss with the public the possible purchase of property.

UPS Reducing Service to Some Rural Communities

United Parcel Service (UPS) announced recently that it is scaling back delivery and pickup service to some rural and remote communities. One of those is Sonora. Some residents may have been notified prior to this story that the company will reduce its pickup and delivery service to three days per week – Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
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Joe Allen Lee
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.
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.
Robert “Bert” Rodriguez could been seen escaping the hands of an Alpine Buck during the Broncos homecoming win 48-15 on Friday, September 15, 2023. 
Broncos Cruise Their Way to a Homecoming Victory
The Broncos continued to roll in the Homecoming game versus the 3A D2 Alpine Bucks with a 45-18 victory last Friday night. Senior Edgar Deluna, who plays both ways, led the team with 20 tackles, 234 yards of rushing, and had a sack. Deluna had another four touchdown game including a thrilling 94 yarder. Deluna is in the top five Region 1 Total Touchdown Stat Leaders of all divisions with 15.
Senior Bronco Eli Pruneda hangs onto the ball as Eldorado Eagle Marcos Flynn tries to strip it from his hands. The Broncos won the Battle of Hwy 277 with a score of 39-13. Now 3-0, the Broncos will host the Alpine Bucks on Friday, September 15 for homecoming. 
Broncos Ruffle Eagle Feathers in Eldorado
The tenth ranked Sonora Broncos stayed undefeated with a 39-13 dominating victory over longtime rival Eldorado Friday night on the road at Larry Mitchel Stadium. The two schools first met in 1922. This 101st year of the rivalry really delivered. The Broncos poured on 570 yards of offense and scored 26 unanswered points when the heat of the day finally started to subside.
Cross Country Teams Compete at Local Golf Course
Sonora hosted their annual cross country meet on Wednesday, August 30, 2023. Varsity girls and boys along with JV girls finished in first place. The JV boys finished in a close second.
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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.
Baseball Heritage Program on Saturday at Fort Concho
Fort Concho will host a fall baseball heritage program from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Oct. 14 at the site’s Living History Stables classroom, 236 Henry O. Flipper Street in San Angelo. Speakers will …
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State House Votes Down Proposed School Voucher Plan

The Texas House on Friday defeated a proposed voucher plan, also leaving in doubt a comprehensive public school funding plan that became tied to it, The Dallas Morning News reported. A coalition of rural Republicans and Democrats joined together to take education savings accounts out of the bill by an 84-63 margin.

State Legislature Gets to Work in Fourth Special Session

The Texas Legislature, conceived as a part-time body to meet every other year for 140 days, is now in its record fifth session (counting the regular session). When the impeachment trial of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is included, legislators have been in Austin pretty much the entire year, as the Texas Tribune noted. While legislators are paid just $7,200 a year in salary, per diem payments – meant to cover their expenses while in Austin – have mounted.

TPWD: Whooping Cranes Arrive on Texas Coast

On November 1, the first pair of whooping cranes of the year were spotted flying toward the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge on the southwest side of San Antonio Bay. Their arrival is about 10 days later than last year, but well within the typical arrival window, according to Kevin McAbee, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Whooping Crane Coordinator.

Special Session Likely to End Without a School Voucher Deal

As the clock ran down on the Legislature’s third special session, Texas House and Senate leaders exchanged barbs over Governor Greg Abbott’s school choice bill and border security proposals, the Austin American-Statesman reported. In a social media post, Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick said House Speaker Dade Phelan “wasted another special session” as that chamber failed to even consider Abbott’s measure to use public money for private tuition, commonly known as vouchers.
Metros with the highest share of business travelers and their top destinations
TravelPerk used data from the National Household Travel Survey to rank metro areas by long-distance business trips.
The history of dog food and nutrition, from hunting to the raw food movement
Ollie looked at news articles, research journals, and historical sources to outline the major milestones in the history of dog food and nutrition.
Where to find women, BIPOC, and LGBTQ+ owned businesses to support this holiday season
Flowcode compiled a list of five resources to help discover women-, BIPOC-, and LGBTQ+-owned businesses this holiday season.
Black people spend longer in the hospital after giving birth. Here's why
Northwell Health partnered with Stacker to examine data from the Department of Health and Human Services to see which states have the most significant disparities in the length of pregnancy-related hospital stays for Black people.
5 effective studying methods for every kind of student
Everyone learns differently—Numerade outlined five study techniques to help students find the studying method that's most effective for them.