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Lions shred Braves with shutout win

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IRAAN - Quarterback Alec Lara passed for 217 yards and five touchdowns to lead the Lions past the Braves, 65-0, Friday at Brave Stadium.

Lara connected twice with Lazaro Rodriguez as Ozona amassed 615 yards of total offense.

Running back Sebastian De La Cruz rushed for 112 yards on three carries, including touchdown runs of 44 and 46 yards.


Ozona...................... 21.. 19     6   19   —    65

Iraan......................... 0.... 0     0     0   —      0



First Quarter

Ozona: Sebastian De La Cruz 44 run (Jose Dominguez kick), 11:07.

Ozona: Abraham Rodriguez 57 run (Jose Dominguez kick), 8:16.

Ozona: Joe Perez 60 pass from Alec Lara (Jose Dominguez kick), :53.

Second Quarter

Ozona: Jaden Fay 30 pass from Alec Lara (Jose Dominguez kick), 8:24.


OBIT: Larry Neal Arledge

Larry Neal Arledge, age 90 of Pandale and Ozona passed peacefully on September 3, 2019. He was a beloved husband and son, preceded in death by his loving wife Sue and his parents Willie and Eva Arledge and great-granddaughter Jacey Smathers. 

Larry was a devoted father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend. He was a lifetime rancher in Val Verde county who found his purpose in loving and nurturing the land, his livestock and his family. 

He graduated from Ozona High School in 1945 and began his ranching career. In the summer of 1947, a chance meeting led to a lifelong love affair. He and Mary Sue Harvey married in 1948. Together, they worked hard and built a beautiful life with three devoted daughters and so many wonderful friends. 

Larry was a lifelong member and former director of the Rio Grande Electric Co-op, was president of the school board and superintendent of the Pandale School and an integral member of the Pandale community. 


FORECAST: Record Highs Monday! Heat advisories in effect Noon-7 PM.

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OBIT: Maria Ramirez De Hoyos

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Maria Ramirez De Hoyos, age 65, passed away on Friday, August 23, surrounded by her family.                                                                                                                     

Maria, known as Laura to her family and friends, was born on October 13, 1953 in Ozona, Texas to the late Eudelia and Jesus Ramirez.  Laura loved children, she began working for Head Start as a cook in 1998 and decided to work her way up and eventually became the director from 2003 thru 2004.


OBIT: Sandra Jean Perez

Sandra Jean Perez of Ozona died Tuesday August 20, 2019.

She was the daughter of Jose and Mary Castro Borrego and the loving wife of Romeo Perez, Jr. She was born in Ozona on May 21, 1963.

She was preceded in death by her parents, brother Stevie Borrego and sister Sylvia Borrego.

She is survived by her husband, sons Dominique of Ozona, Romeo Perez III and Nick Perez and wife Tissie all of Midland, four grandchildren; Kerstin Perez, Ariana Vaquera, Zoey and Owen Perez, three brothers and their families, Jose Jr., Carlos C. and Edward C. Borrego. She also leaves behind numerous cousins, nieces and nephews that she dearly loved.

Visitation will be at Kerbow Funeral Home. Services are Friday August 23 at 10:00am at OLPH Catholic Church with burial following in Lima Cemetery.


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